Paula Strange joined the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd staff in August as Director of Operations, with the task of keeping things running smoothly as the Clinic sees hundreds of patients each week. She does a lot of human resources work such as payroll and new hires, but also orders suppliesContinue Reading

Jennifer Riley has just moved in. After vacationing in the Sevier County area several times, Jennifer and family made the move from the Miami, FL area in December. She is now a medical assistant at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. She was hired, she says, “on the first interview IContinue Reading

She was born in Germany to Russian and Uzbek parents and speaks four languages, but for Nargiza (Nora) Aliev, “this area feels like home.” Nora is Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic’s newest Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s excited about the Clinic and her work here. “I’m very passionate about health care,”Continue Reading

It was a seamless transition for Suleira Rodriguez. Earlier this month, she completed her medical assistant studies at Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The very next day, she was at work at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Suleira, who is called “Sue” most of the time, was already familiar withContinue Reading

Mountain Hope’s new physician’s assistant got his training in an unexpected place — the U.S. Coast Guard. Jason Brackins, PA-C (the C stands for Certified) grew up in Gatlinburg. He loved the water and fishing, so after school he joined the Coast Guard. He trained as a nurse in 1998.Continue Reading

Just 30 more times drawing blood, and Reagan Wilder will qualify as a certified medical assistant. Reagan, a new medical assistant at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, began her quest to become certified in 2008. Before that, she was a stay-at-home mom. She is really close to her certification  —Continue Reading