Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Your Health This Month

New Year's Resolutions


It's never too late to start your New Year's resolution. The American Cancer Society is here to help with information about quitting tobacco, healthy eating, cancer screening guidelines, and more. Visit us online today at or call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-2345.

January Employee of the Month


Congratulations to our January Employee of the month, Peyton Lee!!! Peyton has been a great asset to our walk-in Nurse Practitioner team in the short time she has been with us. She has been a very positive leading force for our walk-in clinic as well. Peyton has been described as decisive, encouraging, and communicative by her peers. She utilizes these skills to be a powerhouse in the walk-in clinic and we are very thankful to have her as part of our team!

Healthy New Year and Healthy Skin

For many, the start of a New Year is a wonderful time to re-evaluate your health needs, including those of your skin. Did you know that nearly 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the U.S.? As the New Year begins, take some time to examine your skin for signs of skin cancer. If you see anything that is changing, itching or bleeding, talk to your doctor or see a board-certified dermatologist. To learn how to perform skin cancer self-exams or find a free skin cancer screening in your area, visit

Seasonal Affective Disorder


Some people experience depression with the change of seasons, often called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. It's more than just the winter blues. SAD is depression that lasts for a season and goes away the rest of the year. Symptoms of SAD are like those of depression; fatigue, sad mood, loss of interest, changes in sleep and weight, feeling of hopelessness or despair, and thoughts of suicide. Here are some tips to help manage SAD: experience as much daylight as possible, eat healthily, spend time with friends and family, stay active, and seek the help of a psychologist if you continue to struggle with symptoms. For more information about depression, read Dr. Edmondson's blog post on our website at

COVID Testing Updates


Our office has recently sent a couple updates about our COVID testing. We do have rapid tests available, but most patients will require an office visit first. All testing is done through our Cool Springs office and the hours are as follows:  Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11:30am. Please call our office to schedule an appointment or speak with a triage nurse if you have symptoms consistent with COVID.

Your Eye Health in the New Year

This year join the National Eye Institute in making your eye health a priority. Millions of Americans are affected by glaucoma, a group of diseases that can damage the eye. There are often no symptoms in its early stages, and it can lead to vision loss when left untreated. However, glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. To learn more about ways to protect your sight, visit


Prescription Opioids


Someone in the U.S. dies from a prescription opioid overdose every 24 minutes. Opioids are prescribed to treat many painful conditions, yet a recent National Safety Council poll found that one in three Americans don't realize the medicines they are prescribed are opioids. NSC recommends you talk with your doctor about alternatives to opioid pain treatment. You should also safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription opioids in your home, never share them or flush them down the drain. To learn more about how you can protect yourself, call or make an appointment with your primary care provider today.

Look for the monthly Provider Newsletter on our blog. January will feature an article from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Kristen Allen, NP about hypertension. This is new content available only on our blog and direct from your provider. Check it out at

Email Us
Find Us on the Web
CSIMP Facebook Page
NFIMP Facebook Page

This email is provided as a service by Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic.It and any documents attached to it are confidential and may contain information that is protected from disclosure by various federal and state laws, including the HIPAA privacy rule (45 C.F.R., Part 164). This information is intended to be used solely by the entity or individual to whom this message is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this message without the sender's written permission is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Accordingly, if you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail or call (615) 376-8195, and then delete this message.Click here to unsubscribe.

2009-2018�PhoneRover.All Rights Reserved.