Nurse Practitioner

Heather Downs

Since childhood, Heather Downs has had a passion for helping others. Heather started her decorated career in the medical field at the tender age of 17, beginning as a nurse’s assistant.

She achieved a master’s of Science in Nursing and has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2018. In the past ten years, Heather has been involved in substance dependency and recovery in both outpatient and inpatient programs. She now brings her considerable skill and experience to Avenues Recovery at Clarksville in her role as a nurse practitioner  

Heather's passion for changing the lives of people affected by addiction is always evident. She is driven to give her patients the hope and motivation necessary to attain sobriety, and draws strength from seeing the real-life changes possible with recovery.  

Heather is a loving mother to four wonderful children, and her oldest daughter serves in the United States Air Force.  In her spare time, she and her family enjoy the outdoors, traveling, hiking, and practicing martial arts.  

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