Charles A. Raper M.D.

Charles A. Raper, M.D.

  • Pediatricians
Primary Specialties:
  • Pediatricians
  • Office Information
    Maryville Pediatrics
    414 Greenbelt Dr
    Maryville, TN 37804

    Fax: 866.307.8963

    Vonore Pediatrics
    125 Mountain View Dr
    Suite 200
    Vonore, TN 37885

    Fax: 866.330.9583

  • About

    Provider Bio

    Dr. Charles Raper is a native East Tennessean, having been born in Rhea County and spent most of his early years in Bradley County. He received his bachelor degrees at Carson-Newman College and received his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis in 1960.

    After his internship he practiced medicine with the U.S. Public Health Indian Service as a physician on the huge Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Here he was involved in emergency medicine, general practice, pediatrics, and even obstetrics when on call. Much of his time was spent caring for children, as no pediatrician was available in their 8 doctor hospital in the desert.

    He then returned to Memphis where he completed his pediatric residency. He entered private practice in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, an area which had been home to wife Pat. After ten years he decided that it was time to return to his roots in East Tennessee. In 1975 he began solo practice of pediatrics in Maryville. There were no pediatric groups in our city at this time, and in 1980 he recruited Drs. Marmon and Thurston to form the Maryville Pediatric Group.

    The growth of the group was monumental and now resides in three offices in downtown Maryville, on Pellissippi Parkway, and in Vonore, Tennessee. In time the Group became officially affiliated with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and enjoys their direct support.

    Through the years, Dr. Raper has enjoyed a wide variety of interests including farming, writing, playing classical guitar, and involvement for over forty years in endurance sports. This interest has been shared by his family with many members being marathoners, ironmen, and triathletes. Dr. Raper has completed 135 full marathons in 40 years, as well as numerous 100 mile events and 24 hours races. His main brag, he says, is that all four daughters have qualified for the Boston Marathon and have beaten him.

    His professional life has included a strong interest in encouraging fitness and quality of life in the children and families of those he serves. Proper eating habits coupled with a reasonable modicum of exercise can go a long way in providing both physical and emotional benefits.

    He has been in pediatric practice now for over 52 years and plans to continue as health permits. The enjoyment of maintaining a fine edge of professional acumen and the opportunity to have contact with our youth are driving forces in his life.

    Dr. Raper and wife Pat have four daughters and eight grandchildren and are members of the First Methodist Church in Maryville.

  • Education


    Undergraduate: Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
    Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
    Residencies: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, Pediatrics

    Other Certifications

    Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics
    Memberships: East Tennessee Children's Hospital Medical Staff; Partners in Pediatrics