Blog Articles

August Provider Newsletter: Tickborne Illness

Learn more about tick-borne illness from one of our walk-in nurse practitioners, Alexis Purdom, FNP-C. Alexis talks about the most common types of illness we see, as well as symptoms to watch for and tick prevention. Click here to read more.

Aug 15th, 2021
July Provider Newsletter

Learn more about how to lose weight from one of our primary care providers, Samuel Bastian, MD. Dr. Bastian writes about what effects our weight as well as how to lose weight in a healthy way. Click here to read more.

Jul 15th, 2021
June Provider Newsletter

Learn more about sun safety from our walk-in nurse practitioner, Natalie Gomez, MSN, FNP-BC. Natalie talks about how to protect yourself against the sun's harmful rays. Click here to read more.

Jun 15th, 2021
May Provider Newsletter

Learn more about sinusitis from our walk-in nurse practitioner, Peyton Lee, DNP, FNP-BC. Peyton talks about what causes sinusitis, the common symptoms, and what medications you can take to resolve it. Click here to read more.

May 15th, 2021
Annual Well Woman Visit

Have you scheduled your annual well-woman visit yet? Click here to read about the importance of a yearly physical exam.

Apr 28th, 2021
Attentive Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and the National Safety Council wants to encourage you to Just Drive. Click here to read more.

Apr 26th, 2021
Infant Immunization Week

During the last week in April, communities across the United States will celebrate National Infant Immunization Week. Click here to learn more.

Apr 23rd, 2021
Financial Stress

Click here to learn a few strategies to manage financial stress, as well as unhealthy habits to avoid.

Apr 20th, 2021
April Provider Newsletter

Learn more about healthy eating from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Kylynn Daniels, FNP-BC. Kylynn talks about how our health and eating habits effect our children and how to get them interested in trying new things. Click here to read more.

Apr 15th, 2021
Oral Cancer Screenings

Do you go to the dentist every year as recommended? Dentists do you more than clean your teeth, they are also looking for signs of cancer in the mouth and throat. Click here to read more.

Apr 12th, 2021
Alzheimer's and Wandering

Do you have a loved one living with Alzheimer's? Read more about how to reduce the risk of wandering by clicking here.

Apr 8th, 2021
Welcome Dr. Allen!

We want to officially welcome our newest doctor, Brandon Allen. Dr. Allen starts seeing patients at our North Franklin office today. To learn more about him, click here.

Apr 5th, 2021
Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, yet it can be prevented or detected at an early stage.

Mar 29th, 2021
Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common diagnosis and can be easily treated. Click here to read more about it.

Mar 26th, 2021
March Provider Newsletter

Take a deeper look into the COVID vaccines with our Cool Springs primary care provider, Peter Swarr, MD. Dr. Swarr talks about how the vaccine works, some side effects you may experience, and why you should get the vaccine. Click here to read more.

Mar 15th, 2021
Wearing A Mask

Do you have questions about wearing a mask or receiving the COVID vaccine. Read here for more information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Mar 4th, 2021
Home Fires

Home fires are more common during the winter months. Learn how to better prepare your home against fire, by clicking here.

Feb 26th, 2021
The COVID Vaccine

While we are not currently carrying the COVID vaccine, we are encouraging our patients to get it, if it is available to you through the health department or another agency. Our providers have also put together a Q&A for our patients regarding the vaccine.

Feb 22nd, 2021
February Provider Newsletter

Learn more about sleep hygiene/insomnia from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Emily Sitomer, FNP-C. Emily talks about sleep disorders, good sleep habits, and the effects of sleep deprivation. Click here to read more.

Feb 15th, 2021
Sports Physicals

Did you know that most pediatric well checks can be used to complete sports physical forms? Read here to find out more.

Feb 12th, 2021
January Provider Newsletter

Learn more about hypertension from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Kristen Allen, DNP, FNP-BC. Kristen reviews the current new guidelines for defining hypertension, as well as what it is and ways it can be controlled. Click here to read more.

Jan 15th, 2021
December Provider Newsletter

Learn more about depression from our Cool Springs primary care provider, William D. Edmondson, MD. Dr. Edmondson talks about depression and it's causes, as well as ways to help you overcome it. Click here to read more.

Dec 15th, 2020
November Provider Newsletter

Learn more about maintaining a healthy weight from our Cool Springs primary care nurse practitioner, Lauren James, FNP-C. Lauren talks about obesity and the side effects in can have on your health, as well as some tricks to diet and exercise.

Nov 16th, 2020
High Blood Pressure

Did you know having unmanaged high blood pressure can cause serious health problems? Click the link to read more.

Nov 13th, 2020
COVID vs. The Flu

Learn more about the differences in COVID and the Flu from our North Franklin primary care nurse practitioner, Macy Nelms, FNP-BC. Macy outlines some key differences in symptoms between the two, as well as how to treat both and when to seek medical care.

Oct 15th, 2020
Breast Cancer Screenings

The lifetime risk of a woman in the U.S. developing breast cancer is 1 in 8. Learn more about what steps you can take to reduce your risk.

Oct 6th, 2020
September Provider Newsletter

What do you know about Diabetes? Take a crash course with one of our North Franklin primary care nurse practitioners, Kristine Izzi, FNP-C. Fun Fact: Kristine is a type 1 diabetic, so she knows a lot about this subject!

Sep 25th, 2020
Provider Newsletter

Flu vaccines are especially important this year. Learn more from Dr. Thorley about why you should get yours.

Sep 1st, 2020
Healthy Choices

Making healthy choices can make a difference in more than one area of your life. Read more about how this can be linked with cancer diagnoses.

Feb 9th, 2021
Safety in Cold Weather

Are you prepared for cold weather? Click here to read some tips for staying warm this winter.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you get the "winter blues?" Seasonal Affective Disorder could be the reason. Click here to find out more.

Jan 21st, 2021
Living With Cardiovascular Disease

Did you know that support groups exist for stroke survivors and their caregivers? Living with cardiovascular disease doesn't mean you have to do it alone. Click here to read more.

Dec 28th, 2020
Holidays, Moderation, and a Healthy Smile

The foods you eat can have a negative impact on your teeth and health- big shocker, right?!? Some foods are worse than others though, so be careful what you choose to snack on during this holiday season.

Dec 17th, 2020
Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for some. Learn what behaviors to avoid and some tips to help keep you relaxed during this holiday season.

Dec 11th, 2020
Holiday Safety

Learn how to prevent a holiday disaster by following these simple tips.

Dec 6th, 2020
Holiday Gatherings and Social Distancing

What will your holidays look like this year? Whether you plan to stay home with immediate family or go to small family gatherings, we have you covered with some helpful tips. Read more here.

Dec 4th, 2020
Lung Cancer Awareness

Do you or someone you know have lung cancer? The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 228,820 new cases of lung cancer this year and approximately 80% of those are thought to be the result of smoking. Click here for more information.

Nov 27th, 2020
Holiday Stress

The holidays can bring on additional stress for many people. Click here to find some tips to help manage your stress this holiday season.

Nov 5th, 2020
Drowsy Teen Driving

Did you know a teen’s crash risk increases with 6 or fewer hours of sleep? Click here to learn more.

Oct 27th, 2020
Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Sleep is a basic necessity some people may overlook. Click here to learn more about the importance of a good night's sleep and healthy habits to help you.

Oct 22nd, 2020
Stroke Causes

Learn more about how to reduce your risk of stroke by clicking here.

Oct 18th, 2020
Caffeine and Headaches

The balance of too much vs not enough, can be a real struggle for some people when it comes to caffeine. Click here to learn more about how caffeine can effect headaches.

Oct 11th, 2020
Aging and Medications

Did you know as you age medications can effect your body in different ways? Click here to find out how you can help your provider manage your medications.

Sep 22nd, 2020
National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Read more to find out how you can be better prepared in the event of a natural disaster.

Sep 18th, 2020
Alzheimer's Support

Need help finding an Alzheimer's Support group? We're here for you. Click the link to get more information.

Sep 15th, 2020
Healthy Living

Having a healthy lifestyle is important for many reasons. Click to find out why.

Sep 10th, 2020
Flu Shot Clinic

This year we will be holding flu shot clinics, rather than allowing patients to walk in any time. Click here for more information about flu shot availability for 2020.

Aug 18th, 2020
Back to School Stress

People experience stress in different ways, but learning to overcome it is key. Don't let the back to school blues get you down!

Aug 17th, 2020