Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

leighannLeigh Ann Smith, CRNP

Leigh Ann Smith, CRNP (Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner) received two years of additional training after nursing school and can treat many childhood illnesses, conduct physical exams and prescribe a wide variety of medications. Leigh Ann is available three days per week in Bessemer.

gayleGayl-Julie Spence, CRNP

Gayl-Julie Spence, CRNP graduated from Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Track, at Samford University, with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2003. She is able to treat many childhood illnesses, perform well-child physicals and prescribe a variety of medications. Gayl is available at both office locations. She obtained her Registered Nurse education from Gloucestershire Royal School of Nursing in England. Moving to Alabama in 1987, she has worked with Dr. John L. Buttler since 1990. Gayl and her husband, Darwin, reside in Helena with their children, Daniel and Kathryn.

carrieCarrie Sanders, CRNP

Carrie Sanders, CRNP received her Bachelor of Science from UAB and her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She earned her CRNP from the University of Mississippi. Carrie is a certified trainer for Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR. She and her husband, Arthur, live in Vestavia.