Providers » Donald Vaughn

Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Education & Training

APRN:Samford University

Bachelors in Nursing: Hardin Simmons University


Donald Davis Vaughn is a nurse practitioner providing addiction and substance abuse services at our Evansville Outpatient Addiction clinic.  He is likeable with excellent bedside manners and his patients report he has effective listening skills that enable him to develop both trust and good relationships with them. Don utilizes specialists within the local area when referring his patients for higher level care.

Over his career as a family nurse practitioner, Don has worked in a variety of medical environments to enhance his skills, understanding and knowledge. While family practice is his formal medical training and primary focus, he has additional experience in neurology, pain management, addiction medicine, urgent care, healthcare in nursing homes and hospital care.

Don has multiple degrees and certifications. He earned an Associate of Science in Health Science from Park College, a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy from Parker College, a post graduate degree in Neurology from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and ranked third in his class in 1993. He earned his BSN-RN in 2009 from Hardin Simmons University and his Master of Science as an Advanced Practice Nurse in 2011 from Samford University. His certifications include Addictionology and Substance Abuse, Functional Neurology and DOT Medical Examiner.  

Don has served on volunteer boards for the Arthritis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Beautify Corpus Christi, Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni and the March of Dimes. He has participated in multiple medical and spiritual mission trips to Belize, Jamaica and South Africa. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Neurology, the America Society of Addiction Medicine, the International Nurses Society on Addiction, and the Kentucky Nurse Practitioner Association. He has worked as a motivation and education speaker in post-graduate general neurology, peripheral nerve studies, worker’s compensation education, and disability evaluation to medical and chiropractic physicians.  He holds a secretary board position with the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine for 2022/2023.  

Don is a member of Southern Indiana Triathlon Team and participates in Ironman triathlons.