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Janet E. Samples


Janet was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and the Fort Sanders School of Nursing in Knoxville. As a registered nurse, she practiced gastroenterology nursing for more than six years at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center before completing her master’s degree training and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

She also is certified in gastroenterology and serves on the board of the Tennessee Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. She joined Gastrointestinal Associates in 2000 as its first gastroenterology nurse practitioner.

Most recently, Janet was selected as an adjunct faculty member with the UT-Knoxville College of Nursing.

Her spare time is spent enjoying twin granddaughters Abigail and Caitlin.