Nurse Practitioner

Ricky Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP, CARN-AP, FMNM, ADS

Dr. Ricky Phillips is an Air Force veteran with over 30 years of healthcare experience. Dr. Phillips’ many credentials include board certifications as a family nurse practitioner and an advanced practice addictions nurse. He is also licensed as an acupuncture detoxification specialist, an internationally certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and a SMART Recovery facilitator.  

Dr. Phillips received his associate's of Science in Registered Nursing from Pensacola Community College, and  bachelor's of Science and master's of Science in Nursing degrees from Loyola University New Orleans. Further feathers in his wide-ranging cap include Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University Pittsburgh and a Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through the Metabolic Medical Institute.  

Dr. Phillips’s expertise in academics and research has led to faculty appointments in the graduate nursing programs at both Loyola University New Orleans and Vanderbilt University, as well as active involvement in clinical research as an investigator for over 75 clinical drug research trials. 

In life outside of his decorated healthcare career, Dr. Phillips is a certified fitness trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association. He has written several articles, been interviewed by local magazines, and appeared on local news broadcasts, sharing his knowledge of wellness and nutrition. 

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