Please note I have left my former neurology practice to return to practice general neurology with Saint Thomas Medical Partners-Neurology at the Saint Thomas West Campus with Dr. Brett Parker. I will begin with Dr. Parker's office on January 2, 2017. I want to apologize in advance for any inconveniences this delay may pose for some of my long time patients. However when a practitioner moves from one practice to another there is always the tedious task of moving the provider's identification numbers with Medicare and the lengthy process of credentialing with all the multiple insurance companies in order to be able to see patients in clinic. Thank you for your patience in this matter and please feel free to call my new office to schedule appointments. They are presenting creating my clinic grids for appointments and they will be happy to make appointments in the next week for January 2017. Looking forward to working with Dr. Parker and Saint Thomas Medical Partners and the patients again
I have been a nurse practitioner since 1994 and worked in several disciplines of medicine including internal medicine, pain management, gastroenterology, along with neurosurgery and neurology for many years. I owe much of my clinical skills to the various precepting physicians over the many years of practice and their willingness to teach me the pearls of medicine. Prior to completing my masters in nursing, I have spent many years as a floor nurse, a charge nurse, and worked in the MICU as well as numerous summer jobs in local operating rooms and working in nursing homes while obtaining my BSN degree from Vanderbilt. I feel all of these various roles have given me a wonderful gift with respect to dealing with patients, families, and other clinicians. Also one incredible internal medicine doctor who I first worked with in private practice in Madison, TN. Dr. Pamela Brown taught me to seek answers and gather the data before ever considering a referral to a specialist. This approach has helped me over the years and big thank you for this clinical persistence is in order to this incredibly bright but no retired doctor.