Jackson Purchase Medical Center Welcomes Three Nurse Practitioners, One Physician Assistant
August 4, 2022
Jackson Purchase Medical Center (JPMC) has welcomed three nurse practitioners, all offering primary care services across two rural health clinics, and one physician assistant specializing in cardiology since April.
Michele Stroud, APRN received both her post master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. She has more than 25 years of nursing experience in hospitals, education and healthcare clinics across West Kentucky, including more than three years with Jackson Purchase Medical Group. She most recently provided care alongside physicians Pat and Wayne Williams, MDs before their retirement. Stroud is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Stroud sees patients of all ages for preventative health concerns, chronic and acute illnesses, minor conditions and injuries, and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Toni Gordon-Bailey, APRN holds a Master of Science in Nursing and an APRN post-master’s certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. She has more than 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, including in emergency medicine, critical care and Air Evac. Toni sees patients of all ages for preventative health concerns, urgent/emergent care, minor procedures, chronic and acute illnesses, minor conditions and injuries, and annual physicals, among other areas.
Nicole Schmidt, FNP-C has 14 years of experience as a registered nurse. She rejoins JPMC from Fast Pace Urgent Care in Murray and has previously worked in multiple area hospitals including 10 years at JPMC in the New Beginnings Birthing Center and Med/Surg department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University. Nicole is passionate about health promotion, preventive care and coordination of care with other providers in meeting individual patients' needs.
Caitlin Odom, PA-C has 15 years of experience in the medical field and has specialized in cardiology for the last nine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from Eastern Michigan University before earning her master's degree from South University in Tampa, Florida. She has experience as a physician assistant in both internal medicine and cardiology and specializes in general cardiology, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, among other areas.
“We’re consistently working to expand the healthcare offerings we can provide Mayfield/Graves County,” said Dave Anderson, CEO of JPMC. “Following the retirements of prominent physicians in our community, adding more primary care providers is the necessary step to ensure people do not go without healthcare – an issue that the pandemic truly intensified. We want people to know that they can count on Jackson Purchase to take care of them from emergencies to everyday health concerns.”
Both Stroud and Gordon-Bailey are seeing patients at the Jackson Purchase Primary Care – Convenient Care Clinic, located on the second floor of the Jackson Purchase Medical Office Building. They will serve under the direction of newly hired internist Dr. Marty Odom and alongside Mary Graham, APRN who has been at the clinic for two years. Graham holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Liberty University as well as a post-master’s family nurse practitioner certificate from South University. She has 13 years of experience in nursing, previously working as a medical surgical nurse, a hospitalist and in local nursing homes with Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Graham sees patients of all ages for preventative health concerns, chronic and acute illnesses, minor conditions and injuries, and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals for commercial motor vehicle drivers. To schedule an appointment with a provider at the Convenient Care Clinic, call 270.251.4545.
Schmidt is welcoming adult patients at the Jackson Purchase Primary Care – Hussain Clinic, located at 417 S. 6th St. in Mayfield, alongside Dr. Abid Hussain’s pediatric practice. To schedule an appointment with Schmidt, call 270.247.1104.
Odom is seeing patients at Jackson Purchase Cardiology, located in suite 220 of the Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion, alongside Dr. J. David Talley and Dr. Tyrone Daniels. To schedule an appointment with Schmidt, call 270.251.4090.