Shelley Roberts is a licensed practical nurse who has been working for Dr. Geri Weiland for three decades. Working with the same doctor for 30 years gives them a strong platform from which to provide the best possible care for their patients.
They started out at the Street Clinic and then moved to Merit Health River Region. In that time, she’s been able to see countless patients grow up, and she has even cared for their children.
“We have been compared to Lucy and Ethel quite a few times,” Roberts said of her relationship with Dr. Weiland.
Roberts said she loves all her patients, but the most rewarding part of her job is to be able to care for the many disabled patients that visit the clinic.
“To see them do something that they didn’t know they could do, or being able to take care of them when they can’t take care of themselves … that is what sticks out the most,” she said.
Roberts was born and raised in Vicksburg and graduated from Warren Central High School and Hinds Community College in 1990. She said her counselor at Hinds, Mr. Thomas, helped her choose the field of nursing.
Roberts is married with two children of her own and her family is still growing. Her grandson is just a year old, and the family is welcoming a second grandchild in March.