Pillar Primary Care Staff

Kari West, RN

Kari West, RN joined the Pillar PC team in May 2020. During the heart of a pandemic, she jumped in with both feet and became an instant, integral part of the practice.

Marga Hinsley, RN

Marga Hinsley, RN joined the Pillar PC team in March 2023. She started her nursing career in Abilene, Texas and helped establish the an outpatient cardiac rehab program at Hendrick’s Medical Center. After 8 fulfilling years there she opted to stay home to raise four children with her husband, and high school sweetheart, Brian. She decided to renew her nursing license and reenter the nursing workforce after her children grew and left the house. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family (and 3 large dogs), cooking, and game nights. She volunteers with the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs organization and is an active member of Faith Promise Church.

Carly Slagle, RD

Carly Slagle is a Registered Dietitian.  Born and raised in Knoxville, she graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Sciences, majoring in Nutrition. She then went on to complete a Dietetic Internship Program, working some of her rotations at Trinity Medical Associates. She fell in love with the practice during her time there and is so excited to be a part of helping people regain their health. She began working in the Direct Primary Care program in 2018 and continued to work with Dr. McColl at Pillar Primary Care when it was founded.

Marci Wood, FNP

Marci Wood, MSN, FNP, WHNP, ANP joined Pillar Primary Care in November 2019 as the first new clinician to help the program meet the growing demand of new patients searching for a personal primary care experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and her Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington.

She also serves the Knoxville community by working at Interfaith Health Clinic. She brings a solid skill set of women’s health and procedural skills to Pillar Primary Care. She is available for scheduled visits of acute care, well exams, and DOT physicals for Dr. McColl’s patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, music, reading, and exploring the great outdoors in hiking, biking, and climbing.

Terri Stewart, NASM-CPT, SFS

After a long career as a registered nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Terri Stewart had an opportunity to help develop a wellness program under the visionary guidance of Trinity Medical Associates physicians for several years. She is a Certified Personal Trainer & Senior Fitness Specialist through National Academy of Medicine. She holds various other certifications and currently teaches adults of all ages in land and aquatic programs at Blount Memorial Wellness Center and Maryville Alcoa Parks & Recreation. She began teaching Stay Active and Independent for Life in 2015 as a volunteer for the Blount County Office on Aging. Observing the need for additional instructors, she requested to become a SAIL Master Trainer in 2018 and continues that role within Tennessee. Her hobbies include traveling (especially mission trips and camping), spending time outside with her family & friends, and encouraging others in their health journeys through motivational speaking.