Debra Knuckles was born and raised in Miami, Fla. She received her associate degree in nursing from Miami-Dade Community College in 1989. Debra began her career as a labor and delivery nurse before returning to college to pursue advanced degrees. She graduated from Miami’s Berry University in 2001 with a master’s degree in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Knuckles continued to focus on women’s health, working at the South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. She relocated to Charlotte, N.C. and spent two years with Totally Fit for Life, a clinic that focused on wellness, weight loss and cosmetic procedures. From 2011 to 2014, she worked at Dynamic Health Management, a medically based chiropractic clinic offering pain management, using rehabilitation therapy and injections.
She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She lives with her husband in Matthews, North Carolina. They have two adult sons.