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Catherine Nelms

About Catherine

Catherine is excited to join the Village Health Partners team as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). Prior to joining Village Health Partners, Catherine has been a registered nurse for over 7 years.

Catherine is most passionate about preventive health. She advocates for healthy lifestyles including regular screenings, exercise, and routinely seeing your primary care provider. She encourages patients to be aware of the negative effects stress has on their health. Catherine recommends taking part in relaxing activities like yoga, a hobby, or spending uninterrupted time with family and friends to help reduce stress levels.

How Catherine practices whole-person wellness

Catherine and her husband Roger live in Plano, Texas. They met while attending the University of Tennessee and have been married for 7 years. They enjoy attending UT volunteer football and basketball games, concerts, trying new local restaurants, and visiting their family in Tennessee. As a family, they strive to exercise regularly, avoid excessive sugar and processed foods, and drink ample water daily.


Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Tennessee in Knoxville

Care team

Catherine works hand in hand with Dr. Wien and also works closely with team members at her care station, including Dr. Shah.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.


Catherine sees patients at Independence Medical Village. To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3548. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.

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"Dr. Lensing is wonderful. He listens. He takes time to answer all my questions. He is courteous and professional. The patient portal provides useful information regarding my visits and lab test results. And it shows dates of all upcoming doctor appointments. "


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"Ms. Fuller is a strong credit to VHP. She was reassuring, very informative, knowledgeable & provided much valuable information over & above answering my many questions. A true professional. "


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"Dr. Shah was wonderful! Thank you!!"


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"Love Dr. Fullington, and the virtual visits make it so much more convenient to touch base "


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"Rebekah Ellis was wonderful. She was thorough (prescribed imaging) and prescribed meds that really work. I would recommend her to anyone needing medical attention."


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