Genea – Practice Manager

One of the pioneering visions with Dr. Nation, Ms. Salmon continues to broaden her horizons as our clinic size and services grow. Rising to the occasion over many years, Genea brought more than a decade of experience to the original NBFHC team in 2011. With medical clinic experience rivaling most in the field, she has developed the personnel team with each and every new hire on the team. She started with our team as both front desk and office manager, she completed her Practice Manager training in 2015 and focuses largely on keeping your experience at NBFHC a special one that will keep you returning over and over again. Always helpful and understanding, Ms. Salmon leads by example for each member of the NBFHC team. Also an incredible role model for her son, Connor, Genea is faithful and strong to her family, community, and colleagues. If you believe your experience at NBFHC is special and like no other clinic, thank Genea for her central role in our unique brand of medicine.

Laurie – Billing Manager

Laurie Hallemeier isn’t exactly a Panama City native, but you wouldn’t know it because she’s lived in Panama City for over 30 years. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Tennessee, Laurie had a fruitful career in Human Resources for 20 years. She then decided to switch paths and move into medical billing. Growing successful teams for medical practices is something she loves to do, and fairness in billing is of paramount concern to her. Laurie makes huge efforts to ensure our charges and payments are appropriate for our patients so that you can experience our unique brand of medicine seamlessly as possible.

Theresa – RN

Theresa joined Nation’s Best in 2012 and brought new skills to our practice as a registered nurse. Her path to becoming a registered nurse began in medicine as a front desk receptionist, collecting a degree from University of Florida along the way. She’s worked in many aspects of outpatient clinics and she spent intense years as an ICU nurse at Bay Medical Center. Theresa is on Mr. Deas patient care team but also manages other medical management issues for the clinic. Today she focuses on getting patients well in an outpatient setting and ensuring our medical records are as complete as possible. She also performs blood draws, injections, IV fluids, and other procedures. Theresa is a mom with 2 children and just recently a second time grandmother.

Claudia – LPN

Claudia, like some others at Nation’s Best, is a great examples of good things coming in small packages. Being born and raised in Panama City, her heart has never left the local area. As the latest addition to Dr. Nation’s team, she doubles the hospitality, efficiency, and expert team Dr. Nation’s patients have come to know and love. She’s worked as an LPN for over 3 years in care facilities, pediatrics, and rheumatogy before joining the NBFHC team. Her passion is helping people and she is working on obtaining her bachelor’s degree.

Trineshia – MA

Trineshia jumped on board the NBFHC team in summer 2012 and has a multi-talented background. She diligently applies her medical training to taking great care of our patients and is pursuing education to become a registered nurse. She has worked in primary care settings most of the time and takes pride in giving “painless” shots in clinic. Trineshia is assigned on Dr. Nation’s team and has helped out with our weight loss patients in educating them about facilities and technology to help them reach their goals. She has to be busy, caring for 4 children ages 9 to 2. Always energetic and eager to listen and learn, Trineshia has become a well-known part of the Nation’s Best family.

Ellen – Office Admin

Ellen has been part of the NBFHC team since 2013 and is easily recognized as one of the “first faces” you’ll see in your experience at Nation’s Best. Celebrating her marriage to the magnificent Michael Magner in 2014, she grows her personal interests in gardening, cooking, and trailblazing with her 2 dogs. Often one of the sparkling voices you’ll hear at NBFHC, Ellen works hard to keep our patients, calm, current, and on time. Always one to both take and receive compliments, be sure to pick up yours the next time you’re in for an appointment.

Alice – Operator/Office admin

Alice, in many ways, is the first and last stop of your Nation’s Best experience. After an administrative and project management career for a general contractor in Tallahassee, she opted out of the retirement pool to obtain more training as a medical administrative professional. Often the first voice you’ll hear with our team, Alice excels at schedule management for providers and their patients. When not wearing out her right ear from phone calls to the clinic, Alice is an avid Grisham/Cussler reader and long time fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. At your next opportunity, remember to thank Alice for finding just the right time that gets you and your provider together for all your medical needs.

Naomi – Billing Assistant

Naomi is easily the epitome of a “fun sized” personality on the NBFHC team. While small in stature at 4’11”, Naomi has brought more than 30 years of tall billing experience to the Nation’s Best billing team since 2013. Always vigilant for billing issues, Naomi strives to get the best value from your insurance coverage. Should you need some assistance with your account or insurance, Naomi is always helpful and respectful to our valued patients and customers. Having trouble keeping your account current, she will be glad to establish a payment plan that suits your budget.


Lynn – Transcriptionist

Lynn finally made the switch to the Nation’s Best Practice in summer 2015. With a plethora of experience in the medical transcription field, she joined our team to bring our transcription service in house. Change is often hard, and Lynn latched on to what we value most on the Nation’s Best Team – Family. With a newfound balance between work and home, Lynn has brought new joy to both our clinic and to her husband Len at home. Quiet, efficient, and always on time, Lynn has given her best to the medical field and we are delighted she’s now here. If you get copies of your clinic notes and like how they look, Lynn is the one to thank.

Ryan – IT/Logistics

Ryan joined the Nation’s Best Team in 2014 and was instrumental in the preparation and opening of the Panama City Beach Clinic. With a long background in mechanics and technical work, warping the building into a modernized technology hub was not a small task. He’s been key to our expansion and focuses largely on the mechanical and technical side, but he also has been a shining example of our nutrition program, losing 15% body fat in 9 months. Ryan hails from Las Vegas, but his “home team” is the New York Giants. Ask Ryan about supplements and proteins and you’ll get plenty to chew on.