About Helton Family Medicine


We provide care to growing children, teens & young adults, including vaccinations, physicals and allergy testing


Comprehensive care for adults, including routine cancer screenings, yearly vaccines, blood pressure testing and more.


Medical Care for Seniors and the elderly, offering comprehensive treatment and medication management.

From our family to your family

We know the importance of family. We take pride in providing excellent healthcare to families in Murfreesboro, TN. We protect our patient’s health so that they and their loved ones can benefit from a long and health life. 

Dr.Michael Helton portrait

Hi! I’m Dr. Helton

I started practicing medicine in the year 2000, and over the past 18 years have treated and served over 15,000 patients. I’m the current president of the Middle Tennessee chapter of Family Physicians, an Executive board member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and Chairman of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Family Medicine Department. I am a life long servant of God, and have completed 13 medical mission trips in 6 countries, donating medicine and healthcare to those in need. 

Of all my achievements, what I’m most proud of is my family, wonderful wife and beautiful daughters. They inspire me everyday to work tirelessly and help care for the families of others.

Dr. Helton

Board Certified Family Physician

Dr. Chris Housden in uniform

Chris Housden

Board Certified Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Chris Housden, born in Franklin,TN joins the Helton Family Medicine team fresh out of residency. Having lived his life growing and working in Murfreesboro , Dr. Housden is ready to continue to serve his local community through high quality medical care, attention to detail, and empathy for each patient that walks through our door.

Murfreesboro's Top Healthcare Practitioners

A team of dedicated medical professionals

Robert Sexton


Robert is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Robert received his undergraduate degree and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University. Robert has been in family practice since 2012. Robert emphasizes preventative medicine and efficient disease management through patient education and risk factor modification. Robert grew up in a small town in Kentucky. In his free time Robert enjoys watching Kentucky Basketball, fishing and spending time with his two children.

Debbie Foster

Physician assistant certified

Debbie Foster was born in Nashville and has spent her entire life in Middle Tennessee. Debbie graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is board certified and has been practicing for 24 years. Other than a short time practicing in correctional medicine and psychiatry, she has spent her entire career in family practice. 

She and her husband moved to Murfreesboro in 1994 and have enjoyed raising their two children in this family friendly community. In her free time she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, and sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and a good friend. She also enjoys bird watching, church activities, tennis with her daughter, baseball with her son, fishing and kayaking with her husband, and Friday night high school football games with lots of friends and neighbors.


Meredith Barnett


Meredith was born and raised in Hillsboro, TN. In 2012, she graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Erlanger Medical Center. In 2003 until 2014, she worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. While employed at St Thomas Rutherford, she became a sexual assault nurse examiner. In 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She worked in urgent care until joining Dr. Helton’s practice in 2017. She considers her job a blessing and strives to provide quality care that focuses not just on the physical needs of a patient, but the emotional needs as well. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and friends.

Kaitlyn Walsh


Kaitlyn is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate from Clemson University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University. Kaitlyn enjoys family practice and being able to assist patients in living the healthiest life they can through disease prevention and treatment. Kaitlyn is from Columbia, SC originally and moved to Murfreesboro in 2010. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Kaitlyn and her family are dedicated fans of Clemson and MTSU football. They enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and staying active. She is also involved in her local church.


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