Susan Houchins, FNP

Susan Houchins, FNPAfter family nurse practitioner Susan Houchins received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, she worked with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. When she returned to Tennessee, she was employed as a public health nurse, received her master’s in nursing and became the first family nurse practitioner to open a primary health care clinic with the Knox County Health Department -- where she credits hands-on learning regarding wellness checkups for infants, obstetric care and immunizations. For more than 18 years Susan has counseled patients on a wide range of topics and concerns, including birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause and hormone replacement.

Susan enjoys golfing and gardening as well as time with her grandchildren and husband of more than 35 years.