Mesiah Porter DNP, FNP- C, PMHNP-BC

With almost 20 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Mesiah Porter, Jr. is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice and Psychiatric-Mental Health Services. Born and raised in Waycross, Georgia, Dr. Porter is a two-time graduate of Valdosta State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State’s Accelerated Nursing Program.

Dr. Porter has worked in various Cardiac Rehabilitation Centers as an Exercise Physiologist. He has also worked as a Neuro-Surgical Recovery Nurse, as well as an Open-Heart Surgery Recovery Nurse, while obtaining his Master of Science in Nursing. A few notable facilities that have employed Dr. Porter include Mayo Clinic, South Georgia Medical Center, Memorial Healthcare, Piedmont Atlanta, WellStar, Augusta University Hospital, and Emory Healthcare. Dr. Porter has also worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 2007.

Dr. Porter completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Liberty University in 2023, and obtained publication through ProQuest for his research on antipsychotic medications and EPS. Since his time in Atlanta, Dr. Porter has served as a provider in several urgent cares, med spas, clinics, and hospitals across the metro, providing Primary Care, dermatologic treatment, and/or Psychiatric-Mental Health Services – Including acute illness and chronic disease management, aesthetics, mildly invasive procedures, weight management programs, and counseling with prescriptive abilities. He recently joined the River Region Psychiatry Associates family and now provides services through Georgia Psychiatry at Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, Georgia.