Dr. Tammie Gainey, Founder
PhD, FNP-BC, PHMP-BC
TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS
Tammie Gainey, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner licensed by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Dr. Gainey completed her undergraduate training at UNC Charlotte and received a Master of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University. After several years of providing psychiatric care in rural, under-served areas, Dr. Gainey attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and received a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has received dual training and is board certified in family practice and psychiatry. Dr. Gainey completed her doctorate studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her research focused on pharmacogenetics and mental health.
Prior to founding Sandhills Behavioral Care, Dr. Gainey practiced psychiatry and family practice in Greenville, S.C. She also served on the faculty at the University of South Carolina Upstate Campus in Spartanburg, S.C. She has been actively teaching and mentoring nursing students since 2008. Dr. Gainey’s research has been published in the Journal of Nursing Education, and she has given national presentations on psychiatric and education topics. She is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Neuroscience Education Institute.
AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST
Dr. Gainey provides care to patients with a variety of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. She has more than 16 years of experience in a variety of psychiatric settings including partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, community health centers, correctional facilities, private practice and inpatient settings. Dr. Gainey uses a holistic treatment approach that includes medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy and psycho-education. She is particularly interested in the role of genetics in psychiatry. Dr. Gainey collaborates with her clients to discover personal treatment goals and formulate a mutually-agreed upon strategy for treatment.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Gainey lives with her husband and three sons in Rockingham, NC. She enjoys spending time with her family. You might see her at the ballpark with her three boys!