John Stanton MD was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Texas A&M University. He earned his doctorate in medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1980. He served in the US Army in Germany at Nurnberg Army Hospital before attending an orthopedic residency at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio , Texas.
Dr Stanton served as Chief of Orthopedics at Ft Lee, Virginia and at Ft Devens, Mass. He was assigned to the 410th evac hospital in Saudi during the first Gulf War. He practiced orthopedics in East Texas for 4 yrs before moving to Clarksville in 1996. His current practice is general orthopedics including hip and knee joint replacement, shoulder surgery, knee arthroscopy, fracture care and foot and ankle surgery.
Jens Kersten Palmer graduated from Simmons College in 2003 with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. As a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Palmer's experience in pain management began in 2008, when he joined Medical Rehabilitation Associates in Lewiston, Maine. Since 2009, Mr. Palmer has resided with his family in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where he has continued to work in interventional pain management. He now joins Dr. John Stanton in Clarksville, Tennesee at the Joint and Spine Pain Clinic.
In addition to his MS in Nursing and his certification by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Mr. Palmer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. His experience as an RN included nephrology, renal transplantation, GI, and geriatrics. Raised in a military family, Mr. Palmer had the opportunity to graduate from an overseas DODDs facility in Baumholder, Germany.
Tinea Humphrey graduated from the Dickson Vocational school in 1999. Her training was carried out at the Clarksville Memorial Hospital (now Gateway Medical Center). She earned a Licensed Practical Nurse degree.
Tinea worked as a surgical assistant, X ray technician and medical assistant at the Bone and Joint Group alongside Dr Stanton from 1999 to 2007. After living several years in Florida she returned to Tennessee in 2011 where she worked at Manor House of Dover as charge nurse until the fall of 2015. She has now come back to help Dr Stanton and his Nurse Practitioner Jens Palmer in their new Joint and Spine Pain Center. We are very excited at her return.