The African American Doctors + Dentists in Nashville


With the advent of the unprecedented novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), many have been guided towards prioritizing their health and well-being. If this sounds like you, then you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list (with the help of our readers) of local African American medical practices, doctors and dentists in Nashville, TN that can support you on your health and wellness journey! 

Primary Care

Dr. Melvin Lightford, M.D.

Dr. Lightford is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who prides himself in a professional and personal commitment to serve the Nashville community. Together with his wife, Dr. Carolyn Lightford, M.D., Dr. Melvin Lightford practices at the Metro Center Healthcare Group, a successful health care clinic that he and his wife established over 25 years ago.

131 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN 37228

Phone: 615.254.9981

Dr. Alicia A. Hall, M.D.

Dr. Hall is a Board Certified Family Physician and is the President and CEO of Alicia Hall, MD, Incorporated—encompassing the medical practices of Advanced Care Centers and HallCare Clinic.

With an emphasis on prevention and wellness, she provides comprehensive primary health care for the Nashville and Indiana regions, and pioneers non-invasive, office-based hemorrhoid treatment.

2004 Hayes Street, Suite 260, Midtown Medical Plaza

Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 329-7969

Dr. Chris Holloway, M.D.

Dr. Holloway is a Board Certified Physician in family medicine. He is a doctor who believes in healthy eating and wellness over just prescribing medication. Located in the Antioch area, he truly has a heart for the community offering family medicine and pediatrics.

5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy STE 100, Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: (615) 731-8390


Women’s Health

 Dr. Chibbi Iwelu 

Dr. Iwelu is a OBGYN at Women Obstetrics & Gynecology in Nashville, TN. 

At Women Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Iwelu is part of a dedicated team of medical professionals that aim to help you make important decisions about your health in a comfortable, supported environment and relationship. 

300 20th Avenue North, Suite 505, Nashville, TN 37203 

Phone: (615) 340-4655

Angelica Garrett Wood, M.D.

Dr. Wood is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Meharry Clinic. As a graduate of the Meharry Medical College, her specialty areas include obstetrics, gynecology, family planning and general women’s health.

Dr. Wood’s services include annual exams, pap smears, breast exams, STD testing and postpartum care.

1810 Albion Street, Nashville, TN 37208

Phone: (615) 327-6348



Mission Dental 

At Mission Dental, Dr. Makeya Jenkins, DDS and her team pride themselves in providing “Comfort, Convenience and Exceptional Dental Care.” 

As a Nashville dentist, Dr. Jenkins believes that patients deserve a positive dental experience each time they visit Mission Dental. From routine teeth cleanings to complex restorations, Mission Dental offers comprehensive dental services for the entire family. 

2120 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: (615) 366-4141

Music City Dental 

Passionate about dentistry from the age of six, Dr. Terry Spurlin-Moore aims to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles for years of laughter and enjoyment while making all her patients feel like they are guests.

From implants and cleanings to Invisalign and sedation, Dr. Terry Spurlin-Moore and her team at Music City Dental offer a variety of insurance-friendly dental services with flexible payment options.

705 Craighead St, Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: (615) 953-2469

Kelli A Turner DDS, PC

Dr. Kelli A. Turner DDS, PC specializes in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance! 

The experienced and friendly staff offer services such as veneers, fillings, crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. For impeccable and professional service, visit Dr. Kelli A. Turner DDS, PC today! 

2106 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 321-2702

Nashville Dental Center 

For over 25 years, Nashville Dental Center has been the one-stop-shop for all of Nashville’s Comprehensive, Specialty and Cosmetic Dentistry needs. 

Led by Drs. Huey and Patricia Newberry, Nashville Dental Center has striven to raise the bar in dentistry and set itself a cut above the rest. As a result of successfully managing Nashville Dental Center, they’ve recently relocated to a new, larger office! Check out their new location below! 

3754 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Phone: (615) 434-2110



Dr. Nneamaka “Amaka” Nwubah (plastic surgery)

Dr. Amaka is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville, TN. A compassionate and meticulous health care professional, Dr. Amaka blends a surgeon’s skill with a woman’s perspective and strives to ensure that her patients are listened to with the utmost attention and respect.

2020 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: (615) 932-7700

Dr. Aleta Simmons (dermatologist)

Dr. Aleta Simmons is Nashville’s only African American dermatologist specializing in skin of color. She has a passion for helping people learn how to care for their skin and is a board-certified dermatologist offering services in the area of acne, general, cosmetic, adolescent and non-melanoma skin cancer.

719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300, Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: (615) 322-6485

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