Our doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide high quality comprehensive family medical care.

Neighborhood Health, Trusted Care in Your Community

How We Are Different

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Mission:  Neighborhood Health is Nashville's Family Doctor. We are dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing affordable quality care to all.

Community Board Of Directors:  The Board of Directors of Neighborhood Health includes consumers from our neighborhoods.

Putting Service First:  Neighborhood Health makes it easy to get care you need when you need it.

  • Affordable Care:  Neighborhood Health knows that many people and families are uninsured. We have a discounted fee program that makes all our health services affordable.
  • The Neighborhood Focus:  Neighborhood Health knows that is important for people to get health care close to home.  We have centers from Madison in north Davidson county to Southern Hills so care is available at convenient locations throughout the county.
  • Same Day Visits:  You cannot control when you or your family get sick.  We are there to serve you when you need us.  Please call ahead if possible, 615.227.3000. But if you can't, just drop in and customer service will help you be seen that day.
  • 24-hour Response:  Sometimes you just need professional medical advice on how to handle something that comes up on holidays, nights, and weekends. Or maybe you need your prescription filled.  Call 615.227.3000.   Our answering service will take your number and a provider will call you back and provide advice or help.  If it is a true emergency, call 911 and go to the emergency room.
  • Language Interpreters:  Spanish interpreters are generally available at the centers. Patients who require other languages can work with the provider through an interpreter on a phone.
  • Total and Personal Care:  You have unique needs. Neighborhood Health offers every patient a provider who will work with them to meet and coordinate all their healthcare needs.  Neighborhood Health has medical, dental and counseling services. There is also health education and assistance with insurance enrollment. We will refer you to other services, receive their reports and manage your total care.

Everyone is Welcome Here

Everyone is Welcome Here:  Neighborhood Health welcomes everyone at all our health center locations.


At Neighborhood Health, "everyone" really means EVERYONE.

We welcome people of any:

  • Ability to pay
  • Age
  • Gender or gender identity/expression
  • Health condition or disability
  • Housing or homelessness status
  • Immigration or citizenship status
  • Insurance status
  • Jail or prison history
  • Language spoken
  • Marital or family status
  • National origin or ancestry
  • Political affiliation
  • Race, color, or ethnicity
  • Religion, creed, or spirituality
  • Sexuality or sexual orientation
  • Veteran status or military service or discharge status

Anyone and everyone are welcome at any of our sites. No one will ever be turned away because of inability to pay or any other reason above.


Please Talk to Us

We want you to be happy you chose to get care at Neighborhood Health. Let us know how we can make you even more comfortable-- and glad you chose us. Call us at (615) 227-3000 or email our CEO, Brian Haile, at bhaile@neighborhoodhealthtn.org

History And Impact

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United Neighborhood Health Services began in 1976 bringing together two volunteer clinics in Cayce Homes and south Nashville. The volunteers wanted to address the lack of accessible and affordable healthcare in south and east Nashville neighborhoods. They provided care from an old house on 12th Avenue South and in a public housing apartment in Cayce Homes.

Nearly 40 years later those two locations (Cayce Place and Edgehill) have relocated to nearby upgraded facilities and continue to serve the nearby communities. Now known as Neighborhood Health, the organization has grown into a network of 13 centers serving over 31,000 each year, and providing over 90,000 visits each year.

With quality comprehensive services and innovative programs, Neighborhood Health has remained passionately committed to its mission to make all services available to everyone without regard to ability to pay.

Recognition And Awards

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The Joint Commission Accreditation:  Accredited by the Joint Commision since 2000, Neighborhood Health has demonstrated that all its centers meet the industry standards for assuring patient safety and quality care.

The Joint Commisison - Primary Care Medical Home Certification: This certification goes to organizations which focus on care coordination, expanding access to care, and prioritizing a patient centered care team to improve health outcomes and the continuity, quality and efficiency of health care services.


Neighborhood Health was awarded the Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home(PCMH) certification in 2014 and was re-certified in February 2019.


National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): Organizations that earn recognition show that they have made a committment to providing quality improvement within their organizations and a patient-centered approach to care. 


Neighborhood Health earned NCQA PCMH recognition for all 13 health center locations in August 2018.

FTCA Deemed Organization:  The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995 granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to HRSA-supported health centers. Under the Act, health center employees are considered Federal employees and are immune from lawsuits, with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer.

Medical Clinicians

Latrina Blakemore, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Julie Brewer, MD

Family Medicine

David Carrier, MD

Family Medicine

Holly Cline, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Osman Gabure, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Lana Hirsch, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Practitioner

Suzette Kelly, MD

Internal Medicine

Afshan Kirmani, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Kaylene Logan, MD, MPH


Courtney McLean, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Paul Ngo, DO

Family Medicine

Caroline Nguyen, MD

Family Medicine

Joseph Ojibway, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Julie Omishakin, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Mary Prisco, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Rivers, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Luz Salazar, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Sara Schaefer, MD

Family Medicine

Danielle Stamps, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Chana Spearmon, MD

Pediatrics & Family Practice

Lisa Tackett, PharmD


Deon Tolliver, MD

Family Medicine

Linda Trevathan, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Samantha Weaver, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Jule West, MD

Internal Medicine

Nelly Wolugboms, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Mouna Yussuf, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Clinicians

Sarah Ballard, LMSW
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

Christopher Barrett, LCSW, CSAT-C
Manager of Addiction Services

Ken Benning, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Charly Bjornsen, MSSW-LCSW
Integrated Behavioral Social Worker

Paula Charbonneau, LCSW
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

M. Brian Glass, APN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Toy-Lisa Mitchell, LPC-MHSP
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

Janet Newsham, LPC-MHSP
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

Lana Ventura, LPC-MHSP
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

Carrie White, LPC-MHSP
Integrated Behavioral Therapist

Dental Clinicians

Michele Blackledge, DDS
Director of Dental Services

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Africa Jimerson, DDS

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Janeen Moore, DDS

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Sabrina Porcher-Fennell, DDS

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Brian Haile, CEO

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Mary Bufwack, PhD, CEO Emeritus

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Ivan Figueredo, CFO

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Bianca E. Granger, COO

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Rahaman Suara, CCO

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Anthony Villanueva, CIO

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Information & Appointments
call: (615) 227-3000


Administrative Offices:
2711 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 227-3000

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