Welcome to Cumberland Diabetes Center! Thank you for learning more about our practice.

Cumberland Diabetes Center was established in 2019 for the purpose of bettering the quality of life of patients affected by diabetes or obesity under the vision and direction of board-certified internal medicine physician John Sherrill, MD. Dr. Sherrill saw the need to provide our community an intensive, patient-centered care model to combat the diabetes and obesity epidemic.

Cumberland Diabetes Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.


Our Mission

At Cumberland Diabetes Center, it’s our mission to provide a team-based care center that leverages all available resources and innovations to motivate, educate, train, and treat diabetes and obesity.

We’ll collaborate with providers, patients, and the community to provide the best possible care for the prevention, management, and potential remission of diabetes.

We’ll empower patients to achieve and sustain their best quality of life.


Our Goal

Our goal is to support and collaborate with referring physicians by providing their patients with focused education and/or intensive management to help prevent progression or complications from diabetes and obesity. To achieve sustainable lifestyle changes and disease management, patients need continuous monitoring, guidance, and support.


Our Healthcare Team

Together, we have more than 30 years of combined medical experience and are dedicated to providing you the knowledge and skills to be an active participant in your diabetes or obesity management. Learn about our team.


Our Program

Our diabetes and obesity management program is offered to any patient and their family who is motivated to develop knowledge and sustainable, self-care skills. Here is a complete explanation of our program and the services offered.

Please note a physician referral is required for diabetes management but not for weight loss.


Our Community

Our patients deserve excellent medical care. That’s why we pledge to put our patients first every day and strive for excellence in everything we do. It’s our commitment at Cumberland Diabetes Center to provide the best possible care to support individuals affected by diabetes or obesity. To truly manage patients holistically, the education and self-care skills can’t be contained to the four walls of the office, but must be include family, the workplace, school, place of worship, and the community.


Covenant Health

Cumberland Diabetes Center is a proud member of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network whose mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. Our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant:

To put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region.

This is how we care for more than two million patients and families every year, and one reason why Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee to be named five times by Forbes as a Best Employer. Visit our website at www.covenanthealth.com to learn more.


Cumberland Medical Center

Our practice is associated with Cumberland Medical Center.

Cumberland Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital’s community health needs assessment has identified diabetes as a high priority. As a member of Covenant Health, it works with Cumberland Diabetes Center to help raise awareness for overall diabetes prevention and care.