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Melissa Watkins, FNP, Joins West Tennessee Medical Group

Caruthersville, MO (March 4, 2024) – Melissa Watkins, FNP has joined the West Tennessee Healthcare family as a part of the staff of West Tennessee Medical Care Primary Care Caruthersville. She is now accepting new patients at her office at 108 W 15th Caruthersville, Missouri. To schedule an appointment with Melissa Watkins, FNP, call (573) 333-0033.

Melissa received her bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Besides working as an RN case manager, Melissa served as the Director of the LPN Program at Three Rivers College and most recently as an Assistant Professor and Second Year Coordinator for Arkansas Northeastern College.  She holds a nurse educator master’s degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. She graduated in December from Arkansas State College’s Post-Master FNP program. She is excited to bring her teaching skills out of the classroom and into the clinical setting to improve health outcomes for her patients.

“Education is an important part of the healthcare process, whether it be in a classroom or the clinic. I want to help patients achieve their health goals while also making sure they understand their diagnosis and treatment. I look forward to developing relationships with my patients at West Tennessee Medical Group Primary Care Caruthersville, so they feel comfortable asking questions and being active participants in their care,” said Melissa Watkins.

West Tennessee Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice affiliated with West Tennessee Healthcare serving the healthcare needs of communities in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. West Tennessee Medical Group has over 200 providers utilizing their specialized expertise to improve the overall health of patients in the service area. Practicing in 20 specialties with more than 40 convenient clinic locations throughout the region, West Tennessee Medical Group is the largest physician practice between Memphis and Nashville.

West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit health care system with locations serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities served, while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit