Rachel Deffendall, MSN, FNP-BC

Rachel Deffendall, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

The Surgical Clinic’s nurse practitioner, Rachel Deffendall, FNP-BC, works primarily alongside General Surgeon Dr. John Boskind at the Hermitage and Mt Juliet, Tennessee, locations. Her hospital affiliation is with Summit Medical Center. Mrs. Deffendall is a native to the Middle Tennessee area, earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Cumberland University. Prior to joining The Surgical Clinic team, she spent more than a decade working in emergency and critical care, including her role as a flight nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned her Master’s of Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2014. Mrs. Deffendall supports Dr. John Boskind with surgical consultations and post-surgical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She completes assessments, orders and reviews diagnostic imaging and testing, and regularly assists and completes minor surgical procedures.



  • Bachelor’s Degree – Nursing – Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN
  • Master’s Degree – Nursing – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN


Office Location


The Surgical Clinic Summit Clinic

3901 Central Pike, Suite 555, Hermitage, TN 37076

P: 615-874-9667     F: 615-871-9682

MondayFriday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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The Surgical Clinic Mt. Juliet Clinic

660 South Mt. Juliet Rd., Suite 211, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

P: 615-932-8346          F: 615-288-2538

MondayFriday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Hospital Affiliations

Summit Medical Center

5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage, TN 37076

P: 615-316-3000

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