Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants

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    Christie Tucker


    Christie Tucker is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been working in the realm of pain management since 2008. She worked many years as clinical nurse manager and RN before returning to school to become a FNP. Throughout her studies, she attended Western Kentucky University, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University. 


    Christie resides with her husband and two daughters in the middle Tennessee area. Most of her free time is spent outdoors, whether that be on their family houseboat at the lake or riding ATVs on local trails. Christie also spends a lot of time at the softball fields, where she voluntarily serves as a director for a local youth softball program. 

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    Angela Owens


    Angela Owens PA-C received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, with a major in human biology and minor in chemistry.  She has a master’s in medicine - Physician Assistant from Trevecca Nazarene University Physician Assistant Program in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Tennessee License and is Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Angela has practiced in Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic surgery, and Pain management. She has practiced in Pain Management for over 11 years. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants.  She has certification in Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for adults. Angela’s areas of interest are sports medicine, orthopaedic medicine, surgery, joint injections, and pain management.

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    Ivana Campanella graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. She practiced as a registered nurse in orthopedic surgery, oncology, infectious disease, and cardiology. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is ANCC board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has specialized in chronic pain management since 2013.

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    Laurie Davis


    Laurie Davis has a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies and maintains board certification through the NCCPA. She also has a certification in medical coding through the AAPC. Laurie obtained a B.A. in Biology at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 2001. In 2005, she graduated with honors from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. Upon completion of her medical education, she worked in orthopedic and spine surgery for over 5 years assisting in surgery and practicing in both clinical outpatient and hospital inpatient settings. Since 2011, Laurie has worked primarily in pain management.


    Laurie moved with her husband to the middle Tennessee area in 2011, and they now have a daughter. Laurie enjoys spending time with her family fishing, hiking,

    horseback riding and watching Tennessee Vols and Dallas Cowboys football games. She is an active member of her church and is a volunteer for a local therapeutic

    horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities.

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    Jessica Tidwell


    Jessica Tidwell began her nursing career after graduating from Columbia State Community College in 2009. She worked for years as an RN in skilled nursing and geriatrics. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and continued to work as an RN. She returned to graduate school and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2014 with her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in pain management for 5 years.

    Jessica was born and raised in middle Tennessee. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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    Louisa Jones


    Louisa Jones is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of nursing experience, which includes 10 years of experience as a perioperative nurse in an operating room setting and 3 years as a family nurse practitioner with experience in pain management.  Louisa obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2017 through Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. 


    She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, traveling and doing arts and crafts with family.  

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    Lauren Linscott


    Lauren is an ANCC board-certified Nurse Practitioner and a native to the Nashville area.  She completed her education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Her overall goal is to utilize an interdisciplinary approach for pain management that allows patients to maximize their quality of life and achieve their personal health goals.

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    Mark Merkel


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    Joey Johnson


    Joey was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Tennessee Tech University in 2011. Joey enjoyed nine years at the bedside involving travel nursing, cardiac step down, and several years in the critical care unit at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He obtained his Master of Science degree from Tennessee Tech University in 2019 and holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. His experiences as both a bedside nurse and nurse practitioner have all shaped his practice in providing compassionate, high quality patient and family-centered care.


    Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active outdoors.  

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    Sara Clifford


    Sara grew up in Mississippi and has lived in Nashville, TN since 2011. She graduated from Chamberlain University with her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2019.  Prior to this, she served as an RN for 12 years.


    She enjoys SEC sports, especially the University of Tennessee.

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