Melanie Davis, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner Melanie Davis Joins Wellmont Medical Associates' Gray Office 

Melanie Davis has joined Wellmont Medical Associates in its Gray office as a family nurse practitioner providing primary care.

Davis believes her most important role as a caregiver is to listen to patients. That way, she can ensure they receive vital preventive care, empowering them to stay healthy and active through every stage of life.

“Through prevention, education and early diagnosis, my patients will have better health outcomes,” she said. “I want my patients to feel comfortable talking to me about their health concerns so we can work together to address issues as early as possible.”

Davis will provide care for patients of all ages – from newborns to senior adults. She conducts physicals, orders lab work, prescribes medicine, provides referrals and health education and performs essential preventive health screenings.

She brings more than 12 years experience in health care to the Gray office, including the last two years as a nurse practitioner in the region. She has also worked as an emergency room charge nurse at hospitals in the Tri-Cities and Knoxville and completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, geriatric care, obstetrics and family medicine during her master’s program.

Davis received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from East Tennessee State University.

“I’m so pleased to join Wellmont Medical Associates and work with a diverse group of medical providers who improve their patients’ quality of life every day,” she said. “As the strongest healthcare organization in the region, Wellmont Health System is focused on delivering high-quality care with compassion. Its extensive network of specialty providers and diagnostic services allows patients to stay close to home for their medical care.”

Davis joins Dr. Stephen Combs and Dr. Landon Combs, who are pediatricians, in the Gray office. Their practice was formerly known as Gray Station Primary Care but was renamed Wellmont Medical Associates to reflect a growing partnership between Wellmont and its integrated physicians. Wellmont Medical Associates is a physician-led, professionally managed organization that enables physicians to set the direction for patient care.

The combination of Davis and Dr. Bob Connell and Dr. Rita Plemmons, both of whom practice family medicine at 316 Marketplace Blvd, Suite 20, Johnson City, provides patients who need primary care multiple options from Wellmont Medical Associates in Washington County.

“We welcome Melanie as a fellow member of our practice and know our patients will benefit from working with her to meet their health needs,” said Dr. Stephen Combs, who also serves as chief executive medical officer of Wellmont Medical Associates. “Melanie brings extensive experience with a broad spectrum of illnesses to our practice, and she will enhance the culture of wellness we have established in the region.”

To schedule an appointment with Davis, please call 423-477-2010. For more information, please visit www.wellmont.org.