When you ask Lavonne why she decided to start a business like NP-CLINIC, she is quick to tell you that she feels strongly that there is a need in the community for low cost healthcare for those with high deductibles or no insurance at all.
"Being an ER nurse, I noticed that some patients utilized the emergency room for care that can be treated in a primary or urgent care setting because they have no insurance. Using the emergency room for such care results in high costs that are billed to the patient. My family has insurance, but I have a very high deductible. Our own experience has been receiving high visit fees when seeking care. I am sincerely hoping that this clinic helps patients in these circumstances and not only prevents the burden of the high cost of care, but also provides patients with more personalized, comfortable care."
Lavonne is a graduate of Cumberland University where she was awarded her Bachelor's of Nursing Degree and Union University where she was awarded her Master's of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Lavonne has 21 years of nursing experience that includes work in the ICU, Cardiothoracic Trauma, and Emergency Department settings. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Lavonne is certified in Adult and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is a Certified Emergency Nurse.
Lavonne Clifford is originally from Florida where she obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. In Florida, she worked as a Registered Nurse in cardiac and trauma units. She moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee in 2005, where she changed her area of nursing to emergency medicine. It was at Cumberland University where she obtained her B.S. in Nursing and quickly obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner from Union University in Hendersonville. Lavonne has also received advanced education and training for orthopedic injections and procedures. Overall, she has a 21 years of combined nursing experience.
In March 2018, she opened a clinic, NP-CLINIC in White House, Tennessee. She learned quickly that there are ways to treat patients both effectively and economically; wanting to offer this to her patients. She uses different methods, both traditional and non-traditional approaches for treatment, to care for her patients. Her goal is to treat underlying conditions to improve the overall health. In addition to the White House location, she opened a satellite clinic in Hendersonville in 2018, providing the same experience and treatment to those in that area.
Lavonne is married to Shane who is a paramedic for Sumner County. They have 2 children, Maddie and Mason. She is an animal rescuer with one dog and 2 cats. She also has a love for music and attends concerts frequently.
Jennifer was born in Athens, Georgia but grew up in rural North Carolina. In 2003, Jennifer obtained her Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a course study in Medical Assisting. In 2007, she met and married her husband, Jonathan, and together they have 3 children - Levi, Spencer, and Kerrigan.
Throughout their marriage they have moved multiple times which has given Jennifer the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative experience in many areas. Jennifer previously worked with a large clinic in Burlington, North Carolina involving primary and acute, as well as specialty care. A few of Jennifer's favorite areas of care are Acute, Pediatric, Orthopaedics, OB/GYN, and Gastroenterology. She also managed a sleep study clinic when they lived in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
In addition, Jennifer was a stay-at-home mom for a time, which she considers a huge blessing to have been able to spend quality time with her children when they were younger. In 2018, Jennifer and her family relocated to Tennessee after her husband accepted a new position within Walgreens for the Nashville region. She loves living in and working with the White House Community and very much appreciated the small, hometown feel and is happy they are raising their family here.
Outside of work, Jennifer can happily be found spending time with her family, going on cruises, watching her kids play sports, shopping, visiting family and friends, and serving others.
Chad currently works full time for Air Evac Life Team as a critical care flight paramedic, part time for Sumner county EMS and First call ambulance as a Critical care ground paramedic, and part time for NP Clinic as a clinical paramedic. Chad received his EMS education at Middle Tennessee State University, Volunteer State University, and Vanderbilt Life flight. Chad grew up in South Western Indiana and moved to Tennessee in the Fall of 2006 to pursue his career in emergency medicine. Chad enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing in his free time. He also enjoys making everyone around him laugh and always encourages those around him to be their best.
Phallan is from St. Simons Island, Georgia, but moved to Tennessee in 2014, not long after she graduated from high school. She fell in love with the Nashville culture and has never left. Her and her husband, Isaac, along with their daughter, Gracyn, live on their farm in Portland, Tennessee.Phallan works full time as a Paramedic for Sumner County EMS. She obtained her EMS education from Volunteer State Community College, and has plans to return to finish her degree in nursing.Outside of work, Phallan enjoys spending quality time with her family, and her cows of course.
April is a Sumner County native. She grew up in Portland, TN and now resides in Hendersonville. April has worked as a Paramedic for Sumner County EMS full time for 3 years. Before working EMS she worked for NHC, a skilled nursing facility. She received her EMS training locally at Volunteer State Community College.
When she's not working EMS or at the clinic, you can find her in the gym or spending time with her family, friends and her pup, Erma.
Jackson Boyd is originally from Eastern Kentucky and is a true BLUE Wildcat fan. Jackson moved to Tennessee in 1988 and considers himself a Nashville Native through and through.
Jackson was very involved in McGavock High School's Marching Band who won 3 State Championships during his high school career.
Taking a summer job, Jackson excelled as a lifeguard at Nashville Shores and realized that helping others in a time of need was definitely his passion. He followed that passion and went to Volunteer State Community College where he obtained his EMT-IV certification and began working at Vanderbilt Medical Center in the Emergency Department. After a few years he was offered a job at Sumner County EMS and has been there for 14 years. While at Sumner County EMS, he graduated with an Associates in Applied Science and has successfully moved through the ranks as a Paramedic, FTO, Lieutenant and is now a Captain on A-Shift.Jackson lives in Wilson County with his wife, Jill and son, Jax. They have 2 adorable pups, Hank a 12 year old Shit-zu and Cash a 1 1/2 year old black Labradane. Away from work you can find Jackson and his family poolside or on Old Hickory Lake enjoying boating season. He enjoys spending time with his extended family and visiting Kentucky as much as he can.