Meet Our Primary Care Team

Claiborne Primary Care provides complete medical care for your family – from pediatrics to adults. Our office is led by board-certified family medicine physician Nicole Shields, MD, FAAFP. With more than 12 years of medical experience, Dr. Shields is skilled in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses. She is supported by certified family nurse practitioner Beverly Ely, FNP-C and certified physician assistant Michael Stephens, DMS, PA-C, who work closely with Dr. Shields to provide excellent primary care for all of our patients. Thank you for learning more about our team.


Nicole Shields, MD, FAAFP
Nicole Shields, MD, FAAFP

Nicole Shields, MD, FAAFP

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Residency:

Family Medicine,
Duke University Southern Regional AHEC
Fayetteville, NC

Medical School:

University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL


Beverly Ely, FNP-C
Beverly Ely, FNP-C

Beverly Ely, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Interests:

  • Family Medicine
  • Women’s Health

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing,
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
King University
Bristol, TN

Associate of Science in Nursing,
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN


Michael Stephens, DMS, PA-C
Michael Stephens, DMS, PA-C

Michael Stephens, DMS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Clinical Interests:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education:

Doctor of Medical Science,
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN

Master of Medical Science,
Lincoln Memorial University

Bachelor of Science in Biology,
Union College
Barbourville, KY


Make an Appointment with Our Team

We’re accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (423) 259-5700.