Nurse Practitioner Steven Nathaniel (Nathan) Smith works with John Tapp, MD, on the staff of Parkridge Medical Group - Diagnostic Center. A Chattanooga native, Nathan graduated from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School in 1995. He began his nursing career in the Chattanooga area in 2002 after earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He then worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital and Parkridge Medical Center. Nathan earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University and has worked as a family nurse practitioner in the Chattanooga area since 2006. He is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. When not at work, Nathan spends time with family and is an active member of his church.