Our physicians offer a professional staff of Physician Assistants (PA),
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or Nurse Practitioners,
and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)

North Florida Ob-Gyn offers a strong foundation of professionals who assist our physicians. Each certification requires specific licensing, continuing education, and examination of the highest degree. We are pleased to have these expert professionals as part of our practice to augment the excellence in medical care delivered by our physicians. They include:

PA (Physician Assistant) – works under the supervision of a physician complementing medical care, including:
- conducting physical exams
- diagnosing and treating illnesses
- ordering and interpreting tests
- assisting in surgery
- writing prescriptions
- counseling (wellness and preventive care)

The PA uses autonomous decision making for patient care as part of the physician team model. This professional is a graduate of a PA educational program (many are the Masters degree level), which combines classroom and clinical instruction.

APRNs include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives, and all play a pivotal role in the future of health care. APRNs are often primary care providers and are at the forefront of providing preventive care services to the public. APRNs treat and diagnose illnesses, advise the public on health issues, manage chronic disease, and engage in continuous education to remain ahead of any technological, methodological, or other developments in the field. APRNs hold at least a Master’s degree, in addition to the initial nursing education and licensing required for all Registered Nurses (RNs).

APRNs Practice Specialty Roles:
- Nurse Practitioners provide primary, acute, and specialty health care across the lifespan through assessment,
   diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
- Certified Nurse-Midwives provide primary, gynecological, and reproductive health care.
- Clinical Nurse Specialists provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients;
   provide expertise and support to nurses caring for patients; help drive practice changes throughout
   the organization; and ensure use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best
   possible patient outcomes.
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists provide a full range of anesthesia and pain management services.

Melissa P. Adams, APRN

Melissa P. Adams, APRN

Location(s):
Macclenny 725 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.264.9555

Melissa L. Adams, APRN

Melissa L. Adams, APRN

Location(s):
Southside at Memorial Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.493.6963

Amanda Atchoo, CNM

Amanda Atchoo, CNM

Location(s):
Southside at Memorial Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.493.6963

Diana Bishop, APRN

Diana Bishop, APRN

Location(s):
Jacksonville Beach at The Links – Suites 190 & 110 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.247.5514

Katelyn Bryant, APRN

Katelyn Bryant, APRN

Location(s):
Mandarin - Bartram Park at Baptist South “1" / Suite 311 | (Map)
Mandarin - North at Sunbeam/Waypoint | (Map)
Reedy Branch at 295 Beltway/Baymeadows | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-448-1832

Michelle A. Conkling, APRN, CNM, DNP

Michelle A. Conkling, APRN, CNM, DNP

Location(s):
Orange Park at Eagle Harbor | (Map)
Orange Park at Kingsley | (Map)
Orange Park at Oakleaf | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-264-9555

Jessica Jo Dean, APRN, CNM

Jessica Jo Dean, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Southside at Memorial Hospital | (Map)
St. Augustine at Flagler Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
(904) 819-9898

Teresa Eckert, PA

Teresa Eckert, PA

Location(s):
Mandarin - Bartram Park at Baptist South “1" / Suite 402 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.245.1328

Amy L. Grant, PA

Amy L. Grant, PA

Location(s):
Riverside at St. Vincent’s – Dillon – Suite 200 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-384-3699

Tyra Gunn, APRN

Tyra Gunn, APRN

Location(s):
Mandarin - Bartram Park at Baptist South “1" / Suite 311 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-448-1832

Von-Nica Johnson, APRN, CNM

Von-Nica Johnson, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Orange Park at Eagle Harbor | (Map)
Orange Park at Oakleaf | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-264-9555

R. Sharonn Jones, APRN, CNM

R. Sharonn Jones, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Orange Park at Eagle Harbor | (Map)
Orange Park at Kingsley | (Map)
Orange Park at Oakleaf | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-264-9555

Brittany B. Kelly, APRN

Brittany B. Kelly, APRN

Location(s):
Mandarin - Bartram Park at Baptist South “2" / Suite 2499 | (Map)
Southpoint | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-296-2441

Malissa A. Kirsten, APRN

Malissa A. Kirsten, APRN

Location(s):
Southpoint at Belfort Oaks | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-296-4200

Joni Kocher, APRN

Joni Kocher, APRN

Location(s):
San Marco at Baptist Downtown – Pavilion – Suite 1202 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-208-2550

Anah Blue Marks, APRN, CNM

Anah Blue Marks, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
St. Augustine at Flagler Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
(904) 819-9898

Ann C. McGrath, APRN, CNM

Ann C. McGrath, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Fernandina Beach - Baptist Nassau | (Map)
Oceanway | (Map)
Yulee | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-321-0064 (Fernandina) or 904-321-2229 (Yulee)

Amanda Nicholls, APRN, CNM

Amanda Nicholls, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Southside at Memorial Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-493-6963

Paula Read Phelan, APRN, CNM

Paula Read Phelan, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Riverside | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-388-0704

Gail Raspanti, PA

Gail Raspanti, PA

Location(s):
Riverside at St. Vincent’s – DePaul – Suite 920 | (Map)
St Vincent's-Westside-Edgewood | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-387-1401

Lisa M. Rhoad, APRN

Lisa M. Rhoad, APRN

Location(s):
Mandarin - South at Julington Creek | (Map)
San Marco at Baptist Downtown – Pavilion – Suite 1202 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-208-2550

Sandra J. Roberts, APRN

Sandra J. Roberts, APRN

Location(s):
Orange Park at Eagle Harbor | (Map)
Orange Park at Oakleaf | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-264-9555

Jeanie Summerville, APRN, CNM

Jeanie Summerville, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Riverside at St. Vincent’s – Dillon – Suite 200 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-384-3699

Elizabeth Reagan Thomas, APRN

Elizabeth Reagan Thomas, APRN

Location(s):
Mandarin - South at Julington Creek | (Map)
San Marco at Baptist Downtown – Pavilion – Suite 1202 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-208-2550

Amy Thomas, APRN

Amy Thomas, APRN

Location(s):
San Marco at Baptist Downtown – Pavilion – Suite 1202 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-208-2550

Aundrea Williams, CNM

Aundrea Williams, CNM

Location(s):
Southside at Memorial Hospital | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904.493.6963

Amy L. Zechella, APRN, CNM

Amy L. Zechella, APRN, CNM

Location(s):
Riverside at St. Vincent’s – Dillon – Suite 310 | (Map)

Make an Appointment
904-384-6622