Karen Parham , FNP-C, MSN, RN

Nurse Practitioner located in Pleasant View, TN

About Parham

Karen is a state and nationally certified family nurse practitioner. An Indiana native who now calls Clarksville home. Karen is an army veteran, married to an active duty service member, with three boys. They enjoy the outdoors, game nights, and cooking while making memories at home. Karen graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a bachelor’s of science in psychology, then served our country for seven years before being honorably discharged as a captain to be a present mother and pursue her career in the health care industry. Karen attributes her leadership skills to her time as an Artillery Officer, directly incorporated into her leadership style, character, morals, and values. In a diverse community, she upholds integrity and honor and is an inclusive and loyal team member, showing respect to all while positively impacting patient health.

Karen obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Belmont University then served as a bedside nurse in the NICU and Mother/Baby units while her family was stationed in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated with her master of science in family practice from Vanderbilt University. Karen believes in lifelong education, understanding there is always room for growth to further her knowledge and improve patient care, and she is pursuing her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Her healthcare quality improvement project focuses on technology-assisted weight loss in primary rural care clinics. Karen desires to promote and restore health and prevent illness while helping patients cope with disparities and disabilities.  Her passion is to improve the patients’ quality of life by advocating for their individualized healthcare goals and viewing each patient holistically and individually

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Karen is a state and nationally certified family nurse practitioner. An Indiana native who now calls Clarksville home. Karen is an army veteran, married to an active duty service member, with three boys. They enjoy the outdoors, game nights, and cooking while making memories at home. Karen graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a bachelor’s of science in psychology, then served our country for seven years before being honorably discharged as a captain to be a present mother and pursue her career in the health care industry. Karen attributes her leadership skills to her time as an Artillery Officer, directly incorporated into her leadership style, character, morals, and values. In a diverse community, she upholds integrity and honor and is an inclusive and loyal team member, showing respect to all while positively impacting patient health.

Karen obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Belmont University then served as a bedside nurse in the NICU and Mother/Baby units while her family was stationed in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated with her master of science in family practice from Vanderbilt University. Karen believes in lifelong education, understanding there is always room for growth to further her knowledge and improve patient care, and she is pursuing her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Her healthcare quality improvement project focuses on technology-assisted weight loss in primary rural care clinics. Karen desires to promote and restore health and prevent illness while helping patients cope with disparities and disabilities.  Her passion is to improve the patients’ quality of life by advocating for their individualized healthcare goals and viewing each patient holistically and individually


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Karen is a state and nationally certified family nurse practitioner. An Indiana native who now calls Clarksville home. Karen is an army veteran, married to an active duty service member, with three boys. They enjoy the outdoors, game nights, and cooking while making memories at home. Karen graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a bachelor’s of science in psychology, then served our country for seven years before being honorably discharged as a captain to be a present mother and pursue her career in the health care industry. Karen attributes her leadership skills to her time as an Artillery Officer, directly incorporated into her leadership style, character, morals, and values. In a diverse community, she upholds integrity and honor and is an inclusive and loyal team member, showing respect to all while positively impacting patient health.

Karen obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Belmont University then served as a bedside nurse in the NICU and Mother/Baby units while her family was stationed in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated with her master of science in family practice from Vanderbilt University. Karen believes in lifelong education, understanding there is always room for growth to further her knowledge and improve patient care, and she is pursuing her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Her healthcare quality improvement project focuses on technology-assisted weight loss in primary rural care clinics. Karen desires to promote and restore health and prevent illness while helping patients cope with disparities and disabilities.  Her passion is to improve the patients’ quality of life by advocating for their individualized healthcare goals and viewing each patient holistically and individually


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Insurances

Here is a list of insurances accepted at Steel Family Medicine. If you do not see your insurance provider or if you have any questions about payment, please contact our office.

Aetna
Amerigroup
BCBS
Cigna
Empire BCBS
Humana
TennCare
United Health Care