Karen has served the Winchester community as a nurse for over 17 years prior to her completion of the Nurse Practitioner degree. While working and raising a family, she went on to complete a Master of Science degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University.
Karen worked with Southern Tennessee Medical Center before it was rebranded by LifePoint Health in 2014. During that time she worked with Dr. Thomas Smith. She transitioned her role from nurse to Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 when Dr. Thomas Smith's office became Wellstream Family Medicine. Now, she cares for children and adults and enjoys helping families maintain and manage their health.
Karen was raised in Winchester and still remains very fond of serving the community she grew up in. She and her husband of 23 years have two children. They enjoy family time on the lake and volunteering at their church.