(WBIR-Kingston) Practitioners have less than a month to meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
However, some East Tennessee private practices are choosing to leave the business instead.
Dr. Robert Parker of Parker Family Eyecare in Kingston will close his private practice by the end of the month. He spent three years at the Race Street location.
Parker said it is too burdensome to meet the new federal requirements.
"It became pretty obvious to me that the better choice was not to continue," Parker said.