Family Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Medical Examiner
Shelby State Community College - Associates Degree in Nursing 1995
Tennessee State University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1996
Union University - Master of Science in Nursing 2004/Nurse Educator
Union University - Post-master's certificate in Nursing 2006/Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Doctor of Nursing Practice/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 2010
University of Massachusetts at Boston - Post Master's certificate/Family Nurse Practitioner - 2014
Dr. Tracie L. Moore is a native Memphian that is well versed in the healthcare needs of the community. She is a board certified family and acute care nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also educated as a nurse educator and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and over 10 years as an advanced practice nurse. She is board certified in Critical Care nursing and Cardiac Medicine. She also serves as adjunct faculty in the graduate nursing program of the Loewenburg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. She has been treating and caring for patients with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc with proven results throughout her career. She uses an integrative medicine model which combines medical, nursing, spiritual, and wellness. She believes in treating the whole patient from every angle for optimal patient outcomes. Dr. Moore is married with children.
Doctors study diseases and how to cure them while nurses and nurse practitioners study people and how to heal them. A physician is a person with formal education and training in medicine, i.e. the treatment of diseases using drugs, procedures and/or surgery. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with formal education in the care of the sick plus advanced education and training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of common and chronic illnesses. Physicians and NPs are similar in that both diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic diseases, order and interpret labs and diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. Studies have found that NPs do about 80% to 90% of what physicians do. Studies have also found NP care to be at least equivalent and, in some cases, superior to physician care. Both professionals practice the healing arts but they do so from different perspectives. Physicians and NPs are different in how they are educated and in their philosophical approach to care but their roles are complementary.