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Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Physician Assistants

Bridgette E. Cassell, PA-C

Bridgette Cassell, PA-C
Bridgette Cassell, PA

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology
Structural Heart Disease

Education:
Bachelor of Science,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Master of Science in Health Sciences / Physician Assistant Studies,
Drexel University

Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Michelle P. McKnight, PA-C

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies,
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies,
University of Nebraska

Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Caroline Bond Swann, PA-C

Caroline Swann, PA-C
Caroline Swann, PA-C

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology

Education:
Bachelor of Science,
University of Tennessee

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies,
Lincoln Memorial University

Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Nurse Practitioners

Amanda Barnes, NP-C

Amanda Barnes, NP-C
Amanda Barnes, NP-C

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology

Education:
Bachelor of Science Nursing,
East Tennessee State University

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner,
Carson Newman University

Certifications:

  • American Nurse Credentialing Center Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support

Amy N. Buck, NP-C

Amy Buck, NP-C
Amy Buck, NP-C

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology

Education:
Associate of Science,
Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
East Tennessee State University

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner,
Frontier Nursing University

Certifications:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Samantha Purnell, FNP-BC

Samantha Purnell, FNP-BC
Samantha Purnell, FNP-BC

Clinical Interest:
Interventional Cardiology

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Lincoln Memorial University

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner,
Lincoln Memorial University

Certifications:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support