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Dr. Dawn Barlow was born in Cookeville, TN and raised in Overton County. Growing up in a working class blue collar family taught her the value of hard work. She graduated high school from Livingston Academy in 1996 and Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2000. Her love of science and her deep desire to help her fellow man guided her to medical school. She graduated from AUC School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Erlanger Hospital where she served as Chief Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine. After completing her medical training, she returned to Overton County. Since that time, she has cared for thousands of patients and their families. She practiced at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and St. Thomas Highlands in Sparta, TN. In 2016, she joined Livingston Regional Hospital as the Director of Hospital Medicine. She considers it an honor and privilege to provide medical care to the people of her hometown.
Dawn's toughest and most rewarding job starts at home - caring for her family. Her husband Chris Barlow served in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and is currently employed as the Veterans Service Officer for Overton County. He is an active member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4. Dawn and Chris are committed to living a Christian life and teaching the Christian values of loving God and loving others to their three sons John, William, and Owen. Dawn is prolife and values human life at all of its stages.
Dawn has seen too many Tennessee families lose loved ones due to opiate addiction. She has seen too many Tennesseans suffer due to lack of access to medical care. She sees politicians taking tax payer funded private jets while our local veterans struggle to get transportation to their medical appointments. She sees some military families relying on food stamps while the wealthiest 1% get a tax break. She continues to see profound poverty in the 6th District of Tennessee while those on Wall Street continue to thrive. She sees people struggling to get by on minimum wage. She sees women getting paid less for equal work. She fears for the safety of her children at school and knows that other Tennessee parents feel that very same fear every single school day. She sees our politicians serving special interests and lobbyists and not the people of Tennessee. She knows that WE CAN DO BETTER. We will do better.