I am a native of East Tennessee and received my undergraduate degree in Nursing, a certificate in Nurse Anesthesia, and a master’s degree in Public Health before leaving nursing and returning to medical school at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. I returned to follow my desire to make a difference in the lives of the people of Appalachia and ‘grow old with my patients.’ After receiving my medical degree, I completed my postgraduate education in Family Medicine at the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program. I worked in private practice for a few years before returning to join the academic faculty at East Tennessee Family Physicians of Kingsport. I seek to find additional methods to help my patients than just the ones I learned through my allopathic training. Patients are more than their medical issues and each has a story to tell. These stories help me to acknowledge and incorporate all aspects of their lives to provide health recommendations. My interests are Clinical (Human Patient) Simulation, Women’s Health, and Rural Health. My husband, Earl Aneas, and I enjoy spending time with our two dogs and with family and friends. We enjoy outdoor activities like biking and traveling and love exploring craft fairs and antique stores. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.