Dr. Coats is a true native of Memphis. She grew up in the Bartlett and Cordova areas and currently resides in Collierville. She completed undergraduate training from Lipscomb University in Nashville where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. Dr. Coats went on to complete her medical training and received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014.
Dr. Coats has over 12 years of experience caring for patients, having served at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis prior to joining the Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic in 2014. She is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a member of the Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses.
Dr. Coats is happily married to her husband, Adam. They have a Schnauzer mix named Oliver that they love to spoil and take on walks. When not working and caring for patients, Dr. Coats enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, outdoor activities, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Coats remains involved in community activities and volunteers her time as a Teen Mentor to further the pursuits of her Church Youth Group.
Dr. Coats feels passionate about providing personalized, effective, and affordable health care for her patients. She works to build trusting relationships that foster continuing care. She strives for her patients to be an integral part of the treatment planning process so they can feel confident about incorporating the plan into their daily lives. As a patient of Dr. Coats, you can expect she will be there to listen and partner with you in developing a plan that is both safe and effective.
“Being able to experience the triumphs of a person’s health journey keeps me passionate about the work I do. Walking with a patient through challenging times is a privilege and an honor. I seek to build trusting relationships with my patients, and I work with them to achieve a better state of health.”