Trusted Care in Your Community

Neighborhood Health, Trusted Care in Your Community

How We Are Different

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Mission:  Neighborhood Health is dedicated to improving the health of our community by eliminating barriers to care and serving as a healthcare home without regard to ability to pay.

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 all the way down to Southern Hills. Care is available at convenient locations throughout the county.   We provide care to Wilson county and the surrounding area at our center in Lebanon.
  • 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.

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Medical Clinicians

Cailtin Allen, FNP

Nurse Practitioner


Amber Anderson, MSN, CNM

Nurse Family Partnership Program Director

Mark Bailey, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Latrina Blakemore, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Jannah Branch-Smith, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Julie Brewer, MD

Family Medicine

Peter Cathcart, MD

Family Medicine

Salam Cavallo, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

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

Nurse Practitioner

Tatiana Giordano, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Laura Hassen, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Lana Hirsch, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Suzette Kelly, MD

Internal Medicine

Afshan Kirmani, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Angela Leverich, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Courtney McLean, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Michael Nelson, MD

Internal Medicine

Paul Ngo, DO

Family Medicine

Mary Prisco, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Rivera-Turpen, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Luz Salazar, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Carleigh Smith, DNP

Nurse Practitioner

Danielle Stamps, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Suddeath, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Carolyn Thompson, MD


Linda Trevathan, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Holly Williams, APN, MSN, CNM

Nurse Practitioner

Nelly Wolugboms, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Clinicians

Sarah Ballard, LMSW
Behavioral Health Consultant

Allyson Barnes, LPC-MHSP
Co-Occuring Program Therapist

Ken Benning, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mari Carter, LPC-MHSP
Behavioral Health Consultant

M. Brian Glass, APN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Hughes, LPC-MHSP
Behavioral Health Consultant

Toy-Lisa Mitchell, LPC-MHSP
Director of Integrated Behavioral Health

Michelle Sullivan, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Behavioral Health Consultant

Angela Turner, LPC-MHSP
Behavioral Health Consultant

Brandi Vann, LPC-MHSP
Behavioral Health Consultant

Lana Ventura, LPC-MHSP
Behavioral Health Consultant

Dental Clinicians

Darryl Bivens, DDS

Michele Blackledge, DDS
Director of Dental Services

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Kimberly Dantzler, DDS

Janeen Moore, DDS

Melissa Porter, DDS

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

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 11 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 11 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.


Brian Haile, CEO

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Mary Bufwack, PhD, CEO Emeritus

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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