Kim Tharpe

Meet Kim Tharpe

  1. What year did you begin working at MMC or MMC affiliated clinic?

December 2009

  1. What clinic do you primarily work at?

Dresden Specialty Clinic

  1. What are your typical hours of availability?

Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri : 8am – 5pm
Day Off is Tuesday

  1. What university did you graduate from and with what degree? List credentials, including any specialties.

Union University (Jackson, TN) – Masters of Science of Nursing with Family Practice Focus

University of Tennessee at Martin (Martin, TN) – Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Dyersburg State Community College (Dyersburg, TN) – Associates Degree in Nursing

  1. Why did you choose to work as a Nurse Practitioner?

Working as a family Nurse Practitioner allows me to provide care to patients of all ages across the life span. I value and appreciate the opportunity to make changes and exert an influence on improving a patient’s health and quality of life.

  1. Hobbies

Reading, piano, sketching, continuing education



I am so thankful for Dr. Merrick and Rebecca. Rebecca is truly an angel and stops everything to help when I have concerns. Dr. Merrick is so kind and puts you at ease."