Faculty Practice Nurse-Midwifery and Primary Care for Women
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Meet our providers! Our team of certified nurse-midwives and primary care nurse practitioners works together caring for women in middle Tennessee throughout their lifetime. We are highly educated, licensed and certified health professionals, experts in normal pregnancy and primary care for women in all phases of life. We love to help women achieve their best health, pregnancy, and birth experiences. We look forward to caring for you at one of our clinics!
Regina Barukh

Regina Barukh

MSN, CNM, FNP

University of California, Los Angeles CA, BA, International Development Studies and Political Science
Emory University, Atlanta GA, BS, Nursing
Emory University, Atlanta GA, MSN, Nurse-Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner
Practicing since 2016

Melissa Glassford

Melissa Glassford

DNP, FNP

Belmont University, Nashville TN, BS and BSN, Nursing
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, MSN, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN, DNP, Nursing
Practicing since 2010

Nicole Mercer

Nicole Mercer

MSN, CNM, FNP

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, BS, Zoology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, MSN, Nurse-Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner
Practicing since 2013

Shelza Rivas

Shelza Rivas

DNP, APRN, WHNP

Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, BA, Latin American Studies and Psychology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, MSN, Women's Health and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, DNP, Nursing
Practicing since 2016

Jessica Searcy

Jessica A Searcy

DNP, FNP, WHNP

Samford University, Birmingham AL, BSN, Nursing
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, Post Master's Certificate in Women's Health
Vanderbilt University, DNP, Nursing
Practicing since 2013

Candice Vaden

Candice Vaden

MSN, APRN, WHNP

College of Charleston, Charleston SC, BS, Communication and Media Studies
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, MSN, Women's Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Practicing since 2015