Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioner

Lacie Black, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practioner

A native of Chattanooga, Lacie attended University of Tennesse at Chattanooga graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2013. After joining Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in 2014, she subsequently continued her education at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga by completing her Masters of Science degree in Nursing in 2019. Lacie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and boating. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Chattanooga.

Caroline Freeman MMSc, PA-C, MS, ATC

Physician Assistant to Dr. Jason Rogers

Caroline Freeman joined the team at Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics after years of sports medicine and orthopedics experience.  She graduated with a master’s degree in health and human performance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2006.  That allowed her to practice as an athletic trainer in collegiate and high school settings for eight years.  She completed her Master of Medical Science in 2016 at Mercer University, and has been a practicing physician assistant in orthopedics since then.   Caroline’s goal is to get patients back to the things they love to do!  She resides on Signal Mountain, and enjoys watching and playing sports with her husband and two sons.

Donna Pearson, PA-C, ATC, PTA

Physician Assistant to Dr. Scott Hodges

Donna is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Assistant program and holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to joining CSMO in September of 2001, she practiced as a certified athletic trainer and a physical therapist assistant in Ocean Springs and Biloxi, Mississippi. She is a native of Montana and currently lives in Chickamauga, Georgia with her husband and daughter.

Annabeth D. Pruett, PA-C, MBA

Physician Assistant to Dr. Jason Spangler

A native of Athens, GA, she was a collegiate softball player at Lee University where in just 5 years, she received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and her Master in Business Administration. She continued her education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus where she graduated with her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies in July 2020. She is a prior team member of CSMO when she was a medical assistant and is excited to continue with the company and Dr. Spangler as a PA-C. She currently resides in Cleveland, TN and enjoys being active, finding ways to get outside, and watching sports.

Kurt Harold Pulver PA-C, DHSc

Physician Assistant to Dr. L. Shay Richardson, Dr. Todd Bell and Dr. Jason Robertson

Dr. Pulver began his education by becoming a registered nurse and he graduated from Albany Medical College Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. He earned a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska and later earned his Doctorate in Health Sciences from A.T. Still University. He has 35 years of experience in orthopedics and has worked with the physicians at CSMO for over 16 years. He is married and blessed with 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Jennifer Rose, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer was born and raised in Arlington, Tennessee and she has lived in the Chattanooga area since 2008.  She graduated from Baptist College of Health Science in 2005 with her RN and Southern Adventist University in 2013 with her Masters in Nursing.  As a Reservist in the United States Air Force, she continues to serve as a Flight Nurse.  Jennifer is the mother to a beautiful daughter, Amelia.  In her spare time, she loves to travel and play tennis.

Pace Rothery, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Pace received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Tennessee and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in Knoxville, TN. Prior to joining CSMO she was an Advanced EMT in Chattanooga. Pace lives in Chattanooga with her husband and enjoys mountain biking and the outdoors.

Dana Simpson, FNP-BC

Nurse Practioner

Dana is a native of Chattanooga. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 1998 with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She practiced as an RN for eleven years prior to obtaining her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2009.  Dana and her husband reside in East Brainerd with their two young children.

Lynne Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Lynne received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist in 2016.  Prior to joining Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, she worked as an RN in the emergency department at CHI Memorial Hospital.  Lynne is married and has two daughters.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.

Bruce Weeks, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Dr. Timothy Ballard and Dr. John Nash
Bruce completed his training in Physician Assistant studies at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia in 2004. With over 13 years of experience as a physician assistant in the Chattanooga and North Georgia region, he joined CSMO in June of 2017. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Monica and their two children, Noah and Emma.

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