Chelsey Savage, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner services at Regional One Health
Chelsey Savage, MSN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner at Regional One Health’s Primary Care Specialists. Savage earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Memphis.
Savage’s initial plans following her graduation from University of Tennessee was a career in dentistry, but after relocating to Memphis she decided to attend nursing school with the intention of ultimately becoming a nurse practitioner. She spent three years in Neuro ICU at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital while attending University of Memphis. She began work at Primary Care Services in March 2016 after graduation.
Savage pursued a nurse practitioner career because she liked the flexibility to not specialize in just one area as well as the personal interaction with patients.
“I believe this is a partnership between patient and provider,” she said. “I don’t like telling people what to do and not give them any other options. I like discussing with them about what they can do to improve their health. It’s not just up to the health care provider to make these changes. The patient can make changes without constant supervision.”
Savage said one of the most rewarding aspects of health care is providing education for patients and then seeing them make the change, specifically when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
“I enjoy spending time with patients talking to them about health and fitness,” she said. “I’m a big believer that living a healthy lifestyle can be the best form of medicine sometimes. I want to be there to educate and introduce new ideas and changes for people.”