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Sarah Bannister, APRN
Partner & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Bannister is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Sarah received her Bachelors of Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. She earned her Master’s in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Tennessee in 2010.

Sarah worked in Women’s Health as an RN at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville for four years. She has worked in Palliative Care since 2011 at both Parkwest and Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Centers for Covenant Health’s Palliative Care program. In Palliative Care, she has served adults who are faced with chronic and terminal illness. Sarah has focused on treating both physiologic and psychological symptoms and has helped counsel patients and families in the midst of stress, grief, and difficult decision making. Sarah is one of the partner/owners of Knoxville Family Psychiatry. Sarah's collaborating physician is John Kupfner, MD.

​On a personal note, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and their 3 young boys. She and her family are a part of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, where her husband is the Director of Worship. 


She is excited about the opportunity to be a part of offering holistic care and healing for people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues. Sarah believes that through excellent and compassionate care, people will have an opportunity to live more fully and more freely.