OUR VISION
Vision for NP-CLINIC &
Why We Don't Accept Health Insurance

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."

PATIENT REVIEWS

I absolutely love LaVonne Clifford! She is a great listener, very thorough, compassionate, and takes care of each patient as if they were a family member ❤️👍🏻
Lavonne Clifford
MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CEN
EDUCATION

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. She is currently finishing her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Degree at Union University and will graduate December 2023.

EXPERIENCE

Lavonne has 24 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 and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Lavonne a Certified Emergency Nurse.

Background and her “WHY”

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 Master’s Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner from Union University in Hendersonville. Lavonne has also received advanced education and training in orthopedic injections and procedures. Overall, she has a 24 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 overall health. Physical health and mental health work together. She believes that the patient must be treated wholly; one aspect of health can affect another.

In 2022 she decided to further her education in mental health after witnessing and treating patients during the Covid epidemic.  Seeing the aftermath of worsening mental health due to the epidemic. This is from both losing loved ones or exacerbation of symptoms due to illness, isolation, and/or the fear of the unknown. She had several patients with bad outcomes due to Covid and witnessed the effect it had on their loved ones. Sadly, she then suffered the tragic loss of her husband and personally felt the impact of loss and the toll it took on her own family.  Collectively these initiated and acted as a catalyst that fueled her need to pursue additional education in the mental health field so the community could also benefit.

PERSONAL

Lavonne is very active with her 2 children, Maddie and Mason. She is an animal lover and has a household of rescued cats and dogs.  She is also a movie lover, enjoys hiking, live music, and is a competitive powerlifter.

Jennifer Biddle
Office Administrator

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.

Phallan Adams
EMT-P

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 Baltimore
EMT-P

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.

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