Nina TarltonNina Tarlton Joins Wellmont Medical Associates As Family Nurse Practitioner In Rogersville

Nina Tarlton, an experienced caregiver who has enjoyed a diverse career, has joined Wellmont Medical Associates as a family nurse practitioner in the Rogersville office.

Tarlton will bring her impressive medical skills to the practices of Amanda Dove, Amy Haynes and Liliana Murillo, all of whom are medical doctors based at 405 Scenic Drive. Tarlton has worked as a nurse practitioner at a urology clinic in Johnson City and in family medicine and internal medicine offices in Virginia.

Before earning her master's degree in nursing from Radford University in 2005, Tarlton worked as a registered nurse for 11 years.

"I chose to work for Wellmont Health System because I love its strong emphasis on delivering superior health care with compassion," Tarlton said. "I always wanted to help people, and serving as a nurse practitioner allows me to accomplish that in new and exciting ways."

While Tarlton has treated a wide variety of medical conditions, she especially enjoys helping patients with complex and chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol. Tarlton said she helps her patients make wise choices for a healthy and active lifestyle, which fits well with the Wellmont LiveWell initiative.

Dr. Stephen Combs, chief executive medical officer for Wellmont Medical Associates, said he is delighted Tarlton has joined the organization's excellent group of caregivers.

"Nina is a highly competent nurse practitioner who will enhance our practice in the community but also benefit from practicing with outstanding physicians," said Dr. Combs, a medical doctor and pediatrician with Wellmont Medical Associates in Gray. "Her holistic approach to helping patients' physical and emotional well-being is an excellent reflection of our approach and elevates the quality of care our patients receive."

Tarlton is accepting new patients, and appointments are available by calling 423-272-2111. More information is available at www.wellmontphysicians.org. Established Wellmont patients can interact with Tarlton and her office through MyWellmont, a free portal that gives them access to a significant portion of their medical record.