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William Steptoe, MD

William Steptoe, MD

Specialty Area


(423) 224-3900

Physician Profile


The decision to become a physician happened a little later in life for me. When my wife and I decided to have children, I quickly found out that the most helpful people to me and my family were the OB-GYN and the pediatrician. Several doctors worked with my wife during her pregnancy, and I very much appreciated and enjoyed seeing what doctors do. I immediately felt drawn toward pediatrics, but I liked seeing adults as well, so I decided to do both types of medicine. I like the aspect of preventative care that comes with pediatrics or even adults with chronic illnesses or diabetes. I work with my patients to prevent the long-term problems that can occur with these illnesses. Originally trained as an engineer, I have always been a problem solver. In this field, I continue to solve problems by first identifying the medical diagnosis and then finding the solution. I work with all my patients to find solutions that are practical, affordable, agreeable and effective. However, a patient’s personal situation often dictates how effective the treatment will be. That’s why listening is critical. Whether a patient is single or part of a family, what their history or economic situation is or even what they’ve experienced with doctors in the past, all of these dynamics factor into what the best treatment options are for that particular patient. I appreciate the friendliness of Mountain States Medical Group, especially at Indian Path Medical Center. After living in several big cities throughout my life, I enjoy the slower pace and friendlier atmosphere here in Kingsport. My family lives on a small farm, and in my free time we raise goats and chickens. What began as a 4-H project for my children evolved into a hobby that I find to be quite enjoyable.



  • Indian Path Medical Center
    2000 Brookside Drive
    Kingsport, TN 37660
  • Johnson City Medical Center
    400 N. State of Franklin Road
    Johnson City, TN 37604
  • Niswonger Children's Hospital
    400 N. State of Franklin Road
    Johnson City, TN 37604

Physician Groups

  • Indian Path Primary Care
    2204 Pavilion Drive
    Suite 310
    Kingsport, TN 37660

Credentials & Education

Medical School

Medical Education
  • University of South Florida
  • University of South Florida
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Int Med)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)