Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Your Health This Month

Healthy Living

Many 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.


September Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our September Employee of the Month, Feleshia Hogans. While she has only been here for a short time, she has been an exceptional addition to our nursing team. Her calm, kind spirit and willingness to help have made a lasting impression on our providers, as well as other staff. Here is a quote from one of our nurse practitioners about why Feleshia was the best candidate for employee of the month, "She works hard every day without a single complaint. She is assertive and looks for what can be done. She’s such a beautiful person and makes a difference here at CSIMP!"


Alzheimer's Support Group


Alzheimer's can be a devastating diagnosis, but you don't need to face it alone. There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's and more than 15 million family and friends caring for them. To find a support group near you, call 800-272-3900 or visit

Flu Shot Clinics


We will be having flu shot clinics every weekend in September, starting 9/5/2020. While patients will be allowed to receive their flu shot at the time of a regularly scheduled appointment, we are asking all walk-in flu injections to please come to our Flu Shot Clinics. These will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 1pm throughout the month of September. For more information about why it's important to get a flu shot this year, read Dr. Thorley's blog post on our website at

Atrial Fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib. It is important to recognize potential risk factors, such as advanced age, high blood pressure, underlying heart disease, family history and sleep apnea because often AFIB has no symptoms at all. If you have AFib, creating a treatment plan with a physician and sticking to it you can lower your risks and improve your life. Learn more at

Aging and Medications


As you get older, changes in your body can increase your chances of having medication side effects. Older people may have more health problems and take more medications than younger people. Do your doctors and pharmacists know about all the medications and supplements you take? Keep a list of everything you take and bring it along on each visit to your doctor or pharmacist. They can look for medicines that may interact with each other. And never stop taking a medication without talking to your doctor first. Visit for more tips on how to safely manage multiple medications.

North Franklin Expansion

Our North Franklin location has been under construction and is almost complete. With this addition the clinic at North Franklin will be doubling in size. The grand opening of the newly expanded clinic will be Tuesday, September 8.

With this new space some of our doctors from the Cool Springs office will be rotating days over to the North Franklin location. Dr. Karlekar will be working every Tuesday, Dr. Thorley will be working every Thursday, and Dr. Edmondson will be working two Fridays a month. To schedule or for more information about which provider will be at North Franklin, please call our scheduling department at Cool Springs (615)376-8195 or North Franklin (615)435-3854.


National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and The National Safety Council wants you to be ready when a hurricane, flood, earthquake or other emergency strikes. To stay safe, create emergency kits for your home and your car that include: communication devices such as radios and walkie-talkies with spare batteries, at least three days worth of non-perishable food, a first aid kit and other essentials. Emergency skills like knowing First Aid and CPR are always useful. Don't forget to practice taking shelter with your family regularly so you'll be confident if disaster strikes. For more information on how to stay safe during an emergency, visit


Look for the monthly Provider Newsletter on our new blog. Our providers will be posting articles relevant to topics we feel our patients would benefit from. This is new content available only on our blog and direct from your provider. Check it out at

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