Denny joins gastroenterologist Randall Savell, MD at the practice, bringing a wide range of skills and experience in caring for patients both as a nurse and a nurse practitioner. She began seeing patients at the practice on October 20.
Having received multiple honors and having graduated with distinction from both the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Duke University with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, Denny earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Virginia in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Having formerly served in both the United States Air Force and the United States Army, Denny’s clinical experience includes multiple nursing supervisor roles, including positions at military support hospitals in Iraq, Kosovo, and Germany, as well as Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she served as nurse case manager for Warriors in Transition. Denny’s experience includes caring for critically ill and severely injured patients in combat zones, as well as serving on infection control, sedation, and medical management teams. She most recently practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Wilmington, NC, and a family nurse practitioner in Franklin, NC.
Denny is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support and has completed the Newborn Resuscitation Program. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Army Nurse Corps Association, as well as several other professional organizations and national honor societies.
Denny is skilled in assessing patients of all ages, managing the full spectrum of acute and chronic conditions through the use of diagnostic lab and imaging technology, and working with practitioners in a wide variety of specialties to ensure continuity of care. She is also passionate about patient education and preventive care.
Dr. Randall Savell has been serving the community with gastrointestinal care for more than 20 years. Savell graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed an internship at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center – Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS, and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Denny joins Savell in specializing in the full range of gastrointestinal care.
Mountain GI Associates is located at 137 Medical Park Loop in Sylva, between Eastgate Plaza and Harris Regional Hospital and is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call 631-8840. For more information, visit www.mountaingi.com or www.westcare.org.