Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners

What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

Nurse practitioners are certified, advanced practice nurses with graduate level degrees who provide clinical care similar to those of a physician.  NPs and their collaborating physician work as a team to provide timely and appropriate care for patients.  NPs provide a wide range of services, including physical exams, the ordering and interpreting of tests, diagnosis, prescriptions, health education, disease prevention, surgical assistance, procedures and counseling.  NPs are licensed by the state and are certified by either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American NursesCredentialing Center.


The Use of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners at our Facility

The physicians of Affinity Clinic are dedicated to providing ongoing quality care for our community. Like most physician offices around the country, we have incorporated the use of mid-level providers into our practice to meet the needs of a growing patient population. This includes physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

As part of a team approach, you may be seen by one of our qualified mid-level providers during one of your patient care appointments or walk-in visits. This helps us maintain timely access for our patients. You can be assured that each of our trained and skilled mid-level providers are closely supervised by our doctors and will provide the topnotch care you expect and deserve.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We value our patients and thank you for your continued patronage. Thanks.

Staff

Pamela Kay Willingham, RN, MSN, CS, FNP

Pamela Kay Willingham, RN, MSN, CS, FNP
  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing School: Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, BSN, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
  • Special Interests: Cardiovascular Disease (with special focus on women)

Lyn Parson, CPNP

Lyn Parson, CPNP
  • Certification: National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
  • School/training: Emory University
  • Special Interests: Asthma

Kelly Grummer-Smith, APRN, IBCLC

Kelly Grummer-Smith, APRN, IBCLC
  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • School/training: Walden University
  • Special Interests: Certified Lactation Consultant

 

Brenda Hamilton-Anderson, FNP-C

Brenda Hamilton-Anderson, FNP-C
  • Certification:  American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • School/Training:  Valdosta State University and Albany State University
  • Special Interests:  Primary Care

Ramona Cawley, NP-C

Ramona Cawley, NP-C
  • Certification:  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • School/Training:  Albany State University
  • Special Interests:  Obesity 

Allison Gaskins, NP-C

Allison Gaskins, NP-C
  • Certification:  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • School/Training:  Albany State University
  • Special Interests:  Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine

Lakesha Williams, NP-C, GNP-C

Lakesha Williams, NP-C, GNP-C
  • Certification:  American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • School/Training:  University of South Alabama, Thomas University and Florida A&M
  • Special Interests:  Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Gerontology, Asthma Education

Chelsi Tullos, ANP-BC

Chelsi Tullos, ANP-BC
  • Certification:  American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • School/Training:  Medical College of Georgia and Emory University
  • Special Interests:  Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Laurie Gautney, ACNP, DNP

Laurie Gautney, ACNP, DNP
  • Certification:  American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • School/Training:  University of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Special Interests:  Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Sarah Jordan, MSN, FNP-C

Sarah Jordan, MSN, FNP-C
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Amercian Nurses' Credentialing Center, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • School/Training:  Albany State University Graduate School of Nursing
  • Special Interests:  Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology

Lyn Parson, CPNP

Lyn Parson, CPNP
  • Certification: National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
  • School/training: Emory University
  • Special Interests: Asthma