Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Your Health This Month

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures Report, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and an estimated 15 million people provide care to those living with the disease. To ensure people living with Alzheimer's and all those that provide care and support have the information and resources they need, the Alzheimer's Association is available 24/7. For resources and information call 800-272-3900 or visit


November Employee of the Month


Congratulations to our November Employee of the Month, Cortni Gunnells! Cortni has been with us for many years and through several department changes. She started as a receptionist, managed our dispensary, and now is the primary nurse for Dr. Karlekar. She has taken on additional roles, aside from her nursing duties, such as managing vaccine inventory and participating in our LEAN committee. We appreciate everything she does and are happy to announce her as our November Employee of the Month!

Lung Cancer Awareness


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During the month, many people throughout the country come together for the lung cancer community. Events are held. Articles are written. Facebook statuses are updated. If you are a current smoker, the most important thing you can do is to quit. If you're a former smoker or if you've been exposed to asbestos, radon, other environmental factors, or if lung cancer runs in your family, be sure to talk with your doctor. For more about how to stop smoking visit

November 3rd is Election Day!

Both of our offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for the Presidential Election. We will re-open normal hours on Wednesday, November 4th. We want to encourage our staff and patients to go vote!


High Blood Pressure

Many people with high blood pressure know their numbers, but may not follow their treatment plan because they feel fine or don't notice any symptoms. The results from uncontrolled high blood pressure are far from invisible or silent though. Heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems can be caused by unmanaged high blood pressure. Talk with your doctor to create an exercise, diet, and medication plan that works for you. If you've fallen off your plan, get back on it. Go to


Holiday Stress

This holiday season don't let stress get you down. More than 4 out of 10 Americans say they are not doing enough to manage their stress and for many, the holidays bring on even more stress. Here are some tips to help:

1. Take care of yourself.
2. Engage in activities that you and your family enjoy.
3. Have realistic expectations - no holiday celebration is perfect.
4. Remember what's important and what the holiday season is really about.
5. Consider volunteering at a local charity to put things in perspective.
6. Talk about your anxiety with friends and family, but if you continue to feel overwhelmed, consider seeing a professional such as a psychologist.

Visit for more information.


National Diabetes Month

Each November, National Diabetes Month brings attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Living with diabetes means making time for regular physical activity, eating right, and keeping up with routine medical care. Staying up to date on all recommended vaccines is also an important step in staying healthy. If you have diabetes, ask your doctor which vaccines you need to stay healthy. Even if you don't have diabetes, you can protect others in your community and your loved ones by getting vaccinated. Visit for more information. Don't Wait. Vaccinate!

For more information about Diabetes read an article from our North Franklin primary care nurse practitioner, Kristine Izzi, FNP-C here:


Happy Thanksgiving!


Both of our offices will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th. We will re-open with limited hours on Friday, November 27th. The hours for this day will be 7:30am to 3pm for both locations. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 28th.

Enjoy this time with your family and be thankful for the things you have been given!

Look for the monthly Provider Newsletter on our blog. November will feature an article from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Lauren James, FNP-C. This is new content available only on our blog and direct from your provider. Check it out at

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