Meet Our Team

Meet our Amazing Team!

 

Rebecca Hammel, FNP-C

Rebecca is a Family Nurse Practitioner and our Clinical Director. She has a background in nutrition and her passion now lies in all-things gut health. Because the gut microbiome plays such an integral role in our health, she finds it is often the most important place to start when addressing inflammation and its downstream effects on everything from the bowels to the skin, brain, joints, immune system etc. She believes in prescribing medications when necessary but understands the role of supplements and alternative treatments as well. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys pretty much anything outdoors and is currently training for her first triathlon. She is originally from California but moved to Nashville where she completed her Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University.

Athena Reese, PA-C

Athena is a certified Physician Assistant originating from Huntsville, AL. She graduated with her master’s in PA studies from Lipscomb University and has been serving the Nashville community ever since. Athena has a background in microbiology that has grown into a passion for infectious disease and HIV treatment. As an LGBTQ ally, she strives to provide the upmost care and compassion to all of her patients. In her free time she enjoys working in her garden and playing with her two dogs.

David C.A. Chunn, M.D.

Dr. Chunn is a licensed Internal Medicine physician originally from North Carolina who now calls Nashville home. Dr. Chunn is married with four children and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and sports with his family and exercising.  Supervising M.D., but he currently does not see patients in the clinic.

Coty Schmidt FNP-C

Coty Schmidt is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a 10 year background in emergency medicine. After he and his wife found their own healing through gut wellness, he developed a passion for functional medicine and gut health specifically. He believes in a mind, body, soul approach to curating individual, optimal health. He grew up in South Mississippi and moved to Nashville where he graduated from Belmont University. In his free time he enjoys a good fly fishing getaway, traveling, hiking, renovating his home in East Nashville, and spending time with his family and pup.

Jon Rapacz PA-C

Jon is a certified Physician Assistant originating from the Pacific Northwest. He first moved to Nashville from Washington state in 2012 where he graduated with his bachelor’s in Biology from Lipscomb University. After 3 years of working as a family medicine scribe he eventually transitioned back to school and graduated with his masters in PA studies from Lipscomb in 2020. After graduating he worked for a men’s health practice but has found his way back to his passion of primary care. Jon believes in forming an open and trusting relationship with his patients in order to help them on their way to wellness. Jon enjoys playing video games, camping, and caring for his two dogs: a dachshund named Jet and a yorkie/terrier mix named Leo.

Lisbeth

Lisbeth is our Practice Manager, and the friendly voice and face behind our Riverside Village Clinic. She is the liaison between our valued patients and excellent clinical staff. She has been a Nashvillian since 1999, and has lived in east N’ville since 2001. She and her family currently reside in Inglewood, and she loves being close to her work, her daughters’ schools, and interacting with her home community on a daily basis. She comes to us with over 6 years of medical admin. background, and prior to that, 14 yrs. of outside sales experience. She is originally from Huntsville, AL, and graduated from college in Birmingham, AL. She loves being part of her local community and supporting privately owned businesses. You may find her around @ some of her favorite local venues on the eastside, where she and her family enjoy spending most of their time.

Alicia Sellers

Alicia is a native Nashvillian and holds the people of this city dear to her heart  Alicia is newer to the medical field as a recent graduate with an Associates degree in Applied Science of Radiology, and has worked in the medical profession in both primary and urgent care environments.  Although newer to the medical field, Alicia is not new to caring for others, as she is a retired hairstylist of 25 years, and loves working with people.  In deciding to change careers midlife, it was important to her that she worked in her purpose.  Alicia is a natural caregiver and is excited for the opportunity to share her compassion at Riverside Village Clinic.

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