Kristi Sons, NP-C
Kristi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of West Georgia in 2004. Then she continued her education at the University of West Georgia to obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2008. In 2014, Kristi received her Master of Nursing degree from the University of Alabama. In addition to her advanced trauma certifications, she was also a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE nurse) while she worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room.
Kristi loves helping others to feel their best and optimizing their health. She has a passion for educating patients about their chronic diseases and providing them with an array of options to that can improve their health and overall well-being. She enjoys thinking outside the box to provide options beyond conventional or standardized medicine.
As a registered nurse in the emergency room, Kristi began to think about becoming a nurse practitioner. She would see patients repeatedly using the emergency room as their primary care provider or patients that did not have access to health care. Kristi felt that if she was in position to provide direct primary care, she would strive to build relationships with her patients and help patients feel that they had a personal relationship with their primary care provider. She works to provide an atmosphere of compassionate healthcare, where patients feel encouraged to better their health.
Kristi resides in Carrollton with her husband, Michael, whom she married in 2006, and her 10-year-old daughter, McKinley. She also has a stepdaughter, Taylor, who is 25. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 fur babies, Buzz and Charli. She enjoys camping, traveling, being outdoors and enjoying life on her 30-acre farm.
Lori Fuller, NP-C
Lori first obtained a degree in practical nursing from West Central Technical College. She realized she wanted to do more with her nursing career and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science from the University of West Georgia. Even though that achievement was fulfilling, she wanted to be able to offer more to the community. With that in mind, she began the process of obtaining her Masters of Nursing specializing in family medicine. She obtained her Masters from Samford University in Birmingham.
Lori prides herself on meeting patients where they are in their healthcare journey. She enjoys educating them about their chronic or acute health conditions and guiding them to a healthier state. She finds joy in seeing patients thrive and become proactive in their health journey. Through her experience, she has come to understand the importance of developing patient rapport and being an advocate for each individual patient.
During Lori’s childhood, she continually witnessed her mother and grandmother care for others and give back to the community. This instilled in her a desire to help care for her community and give back. She feels like God called her into this profession to help others by providing access to healthcare in a caring and nurturing environment.
Lori grew up in Mt. Zion and spent most of her 20-year nursing career in Haralson County. She lives in Edwardsville, AL with her husband Joe, and their 4 kids.
In her free time, Lori enjoys camping, traveling, and anything competitive with her family. She also enjoys spending time at various sports fields watching all of your children playing their favorite sports.