Lively Joins Wellmont Medical Associates as Family Nurse Practitioner in
Lively, who has improved patients’ lives during her nearly 20 years in health
care, has joined Wellmont
Medical Associates as a family nurse practitioner.
provides high-quality, compassionate care to patients in the office of Dr. Dan
Carroll, a medical doctor who practices family medicine at 117 W. Sevier Ave.,
Suite 100. She also practices with family nurse practitioners Jill Fleming and
Melissa Dawn Smith.
a patient’s quality of life happens through education,” Lively said. “When
patients are armed with the right knowledge, they are empowered to take
responsibility and be accountable for their actions and improve their outcomes.
should know that while it might seem impractical to come to the doctor’s office
for 30 minutes or an hour, your health is really important. So if they take the
time and learn valuable information about their health, they can add many years
to their life.”
has worked in various positions at Bristol
Regional Medical Center during her career. She served as a clinical
documentation specialist, coordinator of general vascular surgical services, a
circulating nurse in the operating room and a nurse on the orthopedics and
she will help patients as a nurse practitioner with a passion for preventive
medicine. She said it is much easier to prevent medical issues from developing
than to address myriad issues that arise once someone has an illness or
became a nurse practitioner because I had a true love of science,” Lively said.
“It spurred me to make a career change, but I also had a desire to help people.
I’m really a people person.”
Stephen Combs, a medical doctor and chief executive medical officer of Wellmont
Medical Associates, said Lively is an excellent addition to the organization.
brings diverse experiences with patients that will help her tremendously as she
treats a multitude of health issues in her new practice,” Dr. Combs said. “She
is also working with an outstanding physician and many other terrific
caregivers who are positively influencing their patients’ health. We’re pleased
she has joined us.”
has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in the same field,
with a nurse practitioner concentration, from East Tennessee State University.
She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 423-224-3300.
more information, please visit www.wellmontphysicians.org.