Our team of providers – board-certified nurse practitioners and psychiatric doctors – are expertly trained and experienced in treating a broad range of mental health issues. Most of our providers are in-network with Cigna, Humana, Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare, UMR, and Optum. Click HERE to learn more about fees and insurance.
Donna (Rene) Spears
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kentucky
René is a warm and attentive board-certified family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) whose home state has been the state of Kentucky for many years. She strongly believes in making a very conscious effort to hear the complete message patients are communicating while maintaining an approach to evaluation and treatment that incorporates integrated clinical expertise with the best available evidence from high-quality, systematic research and considers each domain of the whole person and their values.
René earned a Baccalaureate in Nursing with distinction from Spalding University and was named the most outstanding student of the entire student body receiving the Meagher Award. After working as a Registered Nurse in various clinical settings René developed a passion for psychiatric mental health nursing and decided to continue her education at the University of Louisville where she graduated with honors and received a master’s degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
René has a very comprehensive clinical background that consists of practice experience in a variety of psychiatric and mental health care settings and in several different states. This background began early in her career when she joined the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), a network of providers dedicated to serving communities across the United States with limited access to care. From that experience and many to follow René gained proficiency in evaluating and treating a broad range of acute and chronic psychiatric/mental health disorders.
René has considerable experience in evaluating and treating adults with ADHD, mood disorders (i.e., depressive disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, and personality disorders. She has particular interest and focus on considering gender differences when evaluating and treating psychiatric/mental health disorders and on uncovering undiagnosed, inaccurately diagnosed or inadequately treated ADHD in adults. René is very committed to providing first-rate comprehensive psychiatric/mental health care.
Master of Science in Nursing with Concentration in Psychiatric-Mental Health Track, University of Louisville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Spalding University
Rank I Education (Post-Graduate Certification), Western Kentucky University
Master of Arts in Education, Western Kentucky University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Western Kentucky University
Associate of Arts in General and Biblical Studies
Cigna & Optum (Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare & UMR)
For new and existing patients, schedule a video appointment with Donna below. You can also call the office at (888) 220-6392.
Donna (Rene) Spears is accepting new patients.