Provider Bios

Cheryl C. Black, FNPCheryl C. Black, FNP is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Family Practice from Tennessee Technological University. She is certified in CPR, First Aid, and is on the Department of Transportation National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Ms. Black maintains memberships in both the Tennessee Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She is also board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the National Honor Society. Ms. Black believes in helping underserved communities reach success through the delivery of modern and advanced medicines and technology to ensure the highest quality of healthcare. She has spent her entire adult life working to improve the health of those in need. Starting as a nurse’s aide and now serving as a nurse practitioner has made her aware of what a humbling and rewarding service family healthcare can be. Ms. Black cares about her patient’s health and how that relates to the well-being of their entire family.

Edward Capparelli, MDEdward Capparelli, MD is a board certified family physician. He is originally from Oneida, New York and feels that he has come full-circle to now work in Oneida, Tennessee. He trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and his residency training at the University of Texas. After graduation, Dr. Capparelli served as a medical missionary in Honduras and Nicaragua for 10 years. Upon his return to the United States in 1993, Dr. Capparelli began working in underserved areas of Tennessee including Parrottsville, Wartburg, and now Oneida. Although he has not delivered infants since 2007, Dr. Capparelli especially enjoys working with children and continues to provide pediatric care as one of Mountain People’s top healthcare providers. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

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Shelby Burchfield Potter, FNP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate from the University of Tennessee’s Master of Science in Nursing Program. Ms. Potter completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Tennessee Tech University. She is certified in CPR, first aid, and ACLS. Ms. Potter is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and also a member of the National Nurses Association and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Born and raised in Scott County, Shelby is excited to provide care in the local area to patients of all ages. With a focus on holistic care, not only is her focus on the physical health of the patient but also the emotional and social needs of the patient as well. Having worked as a registered nurse before becoming an FNP, Shelby has learned how rewarding it is to provide care and improve the health of those in need.

Gary R. Phillips, MDGary R. Phillips, MD is an internist who has practiced medicine in East Tennessee since 1986. He began his practice with Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc. twenty-eight years ago, and has been one of its most caring and reliable physicians since that time. He resides in Oneida, Tennessee with his wife Daphne, his son Christian, and his daughter Robyn. Dr. Phillips attended Berea University in Kentucky and Tufts Medical School in Massachusetts. He then continued to serve in the medical field as a resident in training for internal medicine at the University of North Carolina. As part of Mountain People’s, Dr. Phillips has been fully dedicated to providing quality care to the residents of Scott County and its surrounding areas.

Chelsea Sexton, PA-CChelsea Sexton Shelton, PA-C is a graduate of the University of the Cumberland’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Maryville College. Ms. Sexton has completed an additional clinical elective in Dermatology. As part of her service to the local community, Ms. Sexton has also participated in the Community Health Educational Experience for Residents and Students. This program, sponsored by the Tennessee Primary Care Association, allowed Ms. Sexton the opportunity to work in Scott County while she worked to complete her degree as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Sexton has also had the opportunity to study abroad in Wales & Ireland. As a healthcare provider at Mountain People’s, Ms. Sexton strives to provide quality healthcare and compassion to patients of all ages. As a lifelong resident of Scott County, Ms. Sexton has a strong desire to help ensure the highest quality of medical services in the local area.

Jessica Sexton, FNPJessica Sexton, FNP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Tennessee. Ms. Sexton began her career as a Registered Nurse in 2004 and later completed her training to become a Nurse Practitioner in 2012. Jessica lives in Scott County and is married to Brandon Sexton and has a stepdaughter, Madison.

 

 

Jackie (Dee-Dee) Wilson-Sharp, FNPJackie (Dee-Dee) Wilson-Sharp, FNP graduated from King University’s Master of Nursing program, with a Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis. King University was also where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree as a Nursing Major. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing certification from the State Area Vocational School. A local product, Jackie is a graduate of Scott High School. As a seasoned health care provider, she benefits from twenty years of nursing experience, most of which took place in the Emergency Room. She is looking forward to serving the community in Scott county.

Brittney Strunk, PA-CBrittney Strunk, PA-C is a physician assistant from Pine Knot, KY, originally from Scott County. She graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY, with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in May of 2014. She received her Bachelors in Health Sciences in 2013 from the same institution where she received many awards and recognitions including induction into the J.T. Valandingham Honor Society as well as being recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities. She is a 2009 graduate of Scott High School where she was named one of the valedictorians of her graduating class. Brittney has a passion for primary care, striving to provide preventative medicine to patients to avoid chronic illness. It is her goal and desire to make her patients’ overall health better, so that they are able to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Larry E. Wolfe, MDDr. Larry E. Wolfe, MD is a board certified family physician who has provided care for Mountain People’s patients for nearly 22 years. Dr. Wolfe has received several awards during his career and was selected as an American Top Family Physician 7 times by the National Consumer Research Council in Washington, DC. Most recently, Dr. Wolfe was awarded the Hippocrates award in 2012 by the American Biographical Institute, and elected as a Pear Revived Physician in 2013. In addition to primary care, Dr. Wolfe interests also include providing cardio-pulmonary medicine and metabolic syndrome healthcare services. He is listed as an expert of reverence in family medicine by the Cambridge Who’s Who Professionals Registry.

Jessica Yaudes, FNPJessica Yaudes, FNP is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She attended college locally at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Roane State Community College, and Lincoln Memorial University and began her career as a registered nurse in 2007. In 2011, Ms. Yaudes also served as a clinical instructor at the Caylor School of Nursing. She is a wife and the mother of two children. Ms. Yaudes has been a provider with Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc. since 2013 where she has provided comprehensive medical services to her patients. She demonstrates a strong desire to provide the highest quality of care to adults and children in the primary care setting. Ms. Yaudes experience includes not only family practice services but also rehabilitation, pediatric and adult psychiatry, as well as critical care services. It is her goal to utilize her skills and knowledge to help others maintain their health and well-being to their fullest potential.

Mental Health Providers

Shelly Bingham, LCSW is a 2007 graduate of Wayne State University’s Clinical Master of Social Work program in Michigan. There she also received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Madonna University. While earning her degrees, Ms. Bingham volunteered and interned at an adolescent residential facility for at-risk girls with substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. As a Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Bingham has provided individual, family, couples, and group therapy while working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has also managed Supportive Housing, Supported Employment, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Mental Health Court programs. Ms. Bingham was inducted into the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, and is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She is excited to be a part of the Mountain People’s Team. Ms. Bingham is passionate about empowering patients through education, skill building, and emotional support. One of Ms. Bingham’s priorities is combating stigma that often prevents patients from accessing needed services. As a behavioral health provider at Mountain People’s, Ms. Bingham helps patients identify and build on personal strengths and take an active approach to strengthening their emotional and mental health.

David Neal, LMSW is a graduate of the University Of Tennessee School Of Social Work. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Mr.Neal worked at Helen Ross McNabb Center for over 5 years, first in residential treatment with teenage boys with substance abuse, mental health issues or co-occurring disorders and later in Mobile Crisis. He has additional experience working in residential treatment with troubled teenaged girls and boys and with children on the Autism Spectrum. As a Wellness Coach at Mountain People’s Health Council, Mr. Neal helps patients address barriers to treatment of chronic ailments and with behavioral health concerns.