Melissa Bailey Swinea (Swin-e-a) is committed to providing quality care that improves the health of her patients. She started practicing in 1999 as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with the specialty of Adult Primary Care. Melissa takes a collaborative approach to chronic care management to deliver continuity in care and transitional care. In past clinical positions, she developed clinical programs designed to target healthcare quality measures, reporting measures and attainment. Her additional interests include population health, value-based models and Medicare advantage processes. She treats ages 14 and up, conducting adult wellness exams, chronic care management and urgent care.
Swinea earned a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. She then received a master’s in nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She received a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.
Swinea is a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA), National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), where she served 4 years as TNA District 10 President. Swinea is a past member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and has taught in online Nurse Practitioner programs for South University and Chamberlain University, online and on campus for Union University, and was the initiator/associate professor of nursing at the Bethel University BSN Nursing Program.