Who We Are 
Cumberland Family Practice, PC is independently owned and operated. Dr. Millard Smith founded the practice in 1975.




Dr. Joseph Taylor
joined the practice in 1986; Dr. Taylor graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of South Carolina and became board certified in Geriatrics in 2004.






Dr. Nell Nestor
joined the practice in 1990; Dr. Nestor graduated from the Medical Units of the University of Tennessee in 1978. She completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Alabama-Anniston and became board certified in Family Practice in 1981.





Dr. Raul Couret Jr.
joined the practice in 2008; Dr. Couret graduated from New York Medical College in 2001. He completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital and a fellowship in Geriatrics at Rush University Medical Center. He became board certified in Family Practice in 2006 and in Geriatrics in 2007.





Ms. Susan Kihlmire our nurse practioner, joined the practice in 1998; she earned her RN nursing degree and her GNP at Vanderbilt University.




Ms. Tina Darks, our nurse practioner, joined our practice in 2013. She earned her BS of Nursing at Cumberland University in 2006, and her MSN and FNP from Tennessee State University in 2009.





Ms. Rebecca Eaton is our Physician Assitant, joined the practice in 2011. She earned a BS in Health Science at Lee University in 2003, and a Master's of Health Science in Medicine-Physician Assistant from Trevecca Nazarene University.



Our office cares for adults and children of all ages. We also offer women’s health care and minor surgical office procedures.


How to Find Us


We are located in Hendersonville at 264 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 107, at the corner of New Shackle Island Road and Old Shackle Island Road, across the street from Hendersonville Medical Center.