Nurse practitioner staffs Dyersburg clinic

Doug Haltom, M.D., Leigh Ann Brandeberry, AGACNP-BC, and Jason Hutchison, M.D.

Leigh Ann Brandeberry, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, has been treating patients for more than 18 years — primarily in intensive care units and emergency room settings.

She recently joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic’s Dyersburg office to work with Dr. Jason Hutchison and Dr. Doug Haltom. She treats patients with chronic and acute orthopedic issues. Within her scope of practice, she obtains medical histories, establishes a plan of care, orders and interprets radiographic imagery, provides multiple types of injections, and treats preoperative and postoperative patients.

“My experience in Dyersburg has been rewarding,” she said. “This is a family-oriented clinic where everyone works for the benefit of our patients. It is very humbling to be an essential part of WTBJC. The clinic is staffed with very caring professionals who have been welcoming to me as a nurse practitioner in our office.”

Brandeberry has learned a great deal from Dr. Hutchison and Dr. Haltom. “They really have taken me under their wing. Both physicians have spent many clinical hours in preparing me with complete knowledge focused in the orthopedic specialty and standards of practice to ensure that I continue to provide excellent care to their patients at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic.”

Brandeberry helps to ensure patients are seen and cared for in a timely manner. She facilitates orthopedic care for patients in the Dyer County, Dyersburg and surrounding areas, assisting Dr. Hutchison and Dr. Haltom in providing care to their long-term patients, as well as new patients. In times past, patients may have had to travel to Jackson, depending on the availability of Dr. Hutchison and Dr. Haltom in the Dyersburg clinic.

“She allows West Tennessee Bone and Joint to have an everyday presence in Dyersburg,” Dr. Haltom said.

“Leigh Ann began six months of training when she arrived in October to help her transition from an intensive care setting to orthopedics and sports medicine,” Dr. Hutchison said. “Leigh Ann is a perfect fit for what we want here in Dyersburg. She has absorbed a great deal of orthopedic training, and I’m confident in her abilities.”

Brandeberry holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her credentials include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center-board certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Brandeberry is in the Dyersburg clinic 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dr. Hutchison and Dr. Haltom will continue to have office hours in the Dyersburg clinic as well. Appointments can be made through the Jackson office by calling 731-661-9825.