Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Your Health This Month

Safety in Cold Weather

February can be one of the coldest months of the year. When the temperature bottoms out, make sure you’re prepared. Limit your exposure to the elements, especially in wet or windy conditions. The National Safety Council recommends that you bundle up with layers of loose clothing and cover your extremities. To prevent frostbite and protect against a loss of body temperature which can result in hypothermia, wear socks that keep feet warm and dry, thick mittens to protect fingers and hats and scarves that shield your head and face. Get more winter safety tips and resources at


February Employee of the Month


Congratulations to our February Employee of the Month, Gemma Loredo! Gemma is an RN who started working with us during the COVID pandemic and has been a very valuable asset to our Triage team. Gemma is described by her peers as someone who is a very hard and thorough worker. She is also very caring and compassionate with patients. Gemma always has a smile on her face and a great attitude. We are very grateful to have her as part of our team and delighted to announce her as our February Employee of the Month!

Healthy Choices


More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests.  The American Cancer Society sets the standard for screening guidelines for a variety of cancers and provides tools and resources to be healthier. Visit us at or call 1-800-227-2345 for help in getting and staying healthy.

Sports Physicals

Did you know that most pediatric well checks can be used to complete sports physical forms? If your child's well check is up to date and they have no new issues, we can use the data from this visit to complete any sports physical paperwork. If you aren't sure if your child has completed a well check in the last year, please call our scheduling department to verify the date of their last one. Scheduling at Cool Springs can be reached at (615)376-8195 or North Franklin can be reached at (615)435-3854.


National Children's Dental Health Month


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Did you know dental sealants are one of the best ways to help keep your child’s teeth cavity-free? (In addition to brushing and flossing, of course!) Sealants are thin, protective coatings that can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity. Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Ask your dentist if sealants are a good option. To learn more, visit

The COVID Vaccine


Last month we sent a couple emails to our patients about the COVID vaccine. While our office is not currently carrying the COVID vaccine, we are hopeful that in the coming weeks/months we will have doses to distribute to our patients. Currently, only the health department can determine who will receive the vaccine and our office has applied to distribute it. We will send an email to our patients if we are approved to distribute the COVID vaccine.

In the meantime, we encourage our patients to read more about the COVID vaccine on our website at If you have any additional questions after reading our Q&A, please contact our office to speak with a triage nurse or make an appointment with your provider. If you want to keep up with the current Williamson County distribution plan, please visit or call (615)595-4880.

Hormones and Headaches

Migraines are three times more prevalent in women compared to men and 60 percent of these women are affected by menstrual migraines. Because of this, women with migraines are also more likely than men to suffer severe functional disability and impairment in quality of life. If you or someone you know is affected by hormonal migraines, visit the National Headache Foundation at to learn more about one of the most important issues in women’s health.


Home Fires

 Home fires result in thousands of deaths each year and they’re more common during the winter months. In the U.S., a home fire is reported every 90 seconds. The National Safety Council recommends you install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas. Remember to change the batteries each year. Cooking and heating equipment are the leading causes of winter home fires, so take extra care around these heat sources. To learn more about how you can protect your family from home fires, visit


Look for the monthly Provider Newsletter on our blog. February will feature an article from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Emily Sitomer, NP about sleep hygiene/insomnia. This is new content available only on our blog and direct from your provider. Check it out at

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