Doctor's Clinic


Improving health outcomes for the residents of West Louisville by increasing access to quality care


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The Hope Wellness Center is purposely located in West Louisville, as this area largely lacks access to quality healthcare. According to the 2017 Louisville Metro Health Equity Report, the life expectancy for West Louisville residents is 12 years less than that of their counterparts in other neighborhoods in the city. Expanding access to healthcare is one weapon in the battle for advancing black lives in Louisville. 

The Hope Wellness Center offers shared contracted space to medical professionals who provide high quality care, prevention, and educational programs to residents in West Louisville. The shared space concept affords practitioners access to of a full medical facility with at a very affordable rate.

The Hope Wellness Center is committed to the communities, families, and patients we serve; by providing the most affordable quality care in an efficient and effective manner. We are currently the only healthcare clinic in this area that offers after-hour services to those who need it. 


As cases of COVID-19 surge in

West Louisville,Hope Wellness Center

aims to educate residents on proper

safety measures with continuous access to testing

The Hope Wellness Center has been at the forefront of combatting the Covid-19 Pandemic. Since March, Hope Wellness Center through community collaborations with St. Stephen Church, University of Louisville, The Kentucky Nurses Association and others, over 2, 200 Louisvillians have been tested. As Coronavirus cases in West Louisville continue to rise, the Hope Wellness Center is a vital weapon in controlling the spread and helping the community fight back against the deadly virus.




Dana L. Smith, MSN, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center and licensed in Kentucky to provide family-centered healthcare to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of complex health care problems beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process.


She received her Master's degree in Nursing from Spalding University of Louisville, Kentucky and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McKendree University, Louisville,  Kentucky. Dana is employed as a full time Nurse practitioner at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in the Department of Surgery and at the Hope Wellness Center focusing on Primary and Prompt care.  


Dana has 5 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and 13 years of experience as a clinical nurse. Dana strives to serve her community as a medical provider and as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Omega Chapter. Her true desire is to deliver quality care and improve access to healthcare in underserved populations.

TaWanda Whidby, APRN has been in practice for the last 8 years, with a specialty in Family Medicine. She operates Temple Triage Family Practice out of the Hope Wellness Center in Lyles Mall.


TaWanda holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Kentucky, and a Masters in Science in Nursing from The University of Louisville. She is known for her focus on delivering great patient service, believing that each patient deserves the highest level of care.


In addition to her professional work, TaWanda is a loving wife and mother of 8, as well as a doting grandmother.