Tera Knighton was born and raised in Geneva, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Science degree in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, from the University of South Alabama, Mobile. During her studies, Tera worked as a Registered Nurse in the newborn nursery at Southeast Alabama Medical Center; and, a Registered Nurse at Dothan Pediatric Clinic. She has provided pediatric care as a nurse with Dothan Pediatric Clinic since 2008 and as a nurse practitioner since 2014.
Tera is licensed as a registered nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing and certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is authorized for Advanced Practice Nursing by the Alabama Board of Nursing and approved for Collaborative Practice with Michael J. Ramsey, M.D. Tera is a Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society member and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Tera lives in Headland, Alabama with her husband, Brad, and their children Anna Klaire, Brady and Baylee. She enjoys going to Disney World and boating on the lake with her family.