Patience Whitten, D.N.P., F.N.P., was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in family practice from Union University. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, where she earned the International Clinical Competence Award for the Omicron Phi chapter. She lived and worked overseas for a year in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Mission To the World. She then worked as a registered nurse in pediatric oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for over 7 years before joining Gastro One.
Patience lives in Memphis and is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church. She enjoys running, road biking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys taking any chance she can to travel internationally.