In an effort to share the faces behind our organization, we're shining a spotlight on our Team, Volunteers, and Board Members who have worked tirelessly to get Trinity Health Center open to provide health and healing to the working uninsured and underinsured neighbors in DeSoto County.
This week, we're spotlighting Trinity Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner, Tina Smith. Tina has been a tremendous asset to our team and patients and has been an outspoken advocate for our organization.
What is your role here at Trinity Health Center?
To listen to the patient describe symptoms, physical exam, order diagnostics if appropriate and treat condition with education on lifestyle changes, medications and other therapies as appropriate.
Why did you become involved with Trinity Health Center?
First, called into the profession of advanced practice nursing. Desired to partner as a volunteer and was available to fulfill the full time role. This is all the Lord's calling in every aspect of preparation for most of my life.
What excites you most about Trinity Health Center's mission and purpose?
To reach the community that does not otherwise have healthcare and give them a higher quality of care than they expect. It is so gratifying when they state they are surprised to be treated so respectfully and that they feel heard.
What are some of your favorite places in our County to enjoy a healthy lifestyle?
Olive Branch City Park, Snowden Grove Park and Central Park in Southaven, Lee's Summit Park in Hernando. Stars in Motion in Hernando - yoga, aerial yoga, etc. multiple sports for all age children and some for adults through our local churches, Johnson Cree Greenway in Lake Cormorant. These are a few in Desoto County. There are many other active areas in the neighboring city of Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville TN.
What is your favorite quote or bible verse?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13