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Your Health This Month- April

Alzheimer's & Wandering

Alzheimer's disease destroys brain cells responsible for memory, thinking, and behavior. As a result, people living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood or places that are familiar to them, known as wandering. In fact, More than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia will wander, and if a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death. Learn steps caregivers can take to reduce the risk of wandering by visiting the Alzheimer's Association's website,


April Employee of the Month


Congratulations to our April Employee of the Month, Kirstyn Schwieterman!!! Kirstyn has been with us for almost 9 years and has become an integral part of our team. She is one of our triage nurses who work diligently answering urgent patient calls and performing COVID PCR testing. She is also the voice patients hear in our call tree. So while you may not recognize her face, all of our patients would recognize her voice. Kirstyn is an amazing nurse and is dedicated to helping our patients. She is very deserving of this honor of April Employee of the Month!

Oral Cancer Screenings


You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular checkups, but you may not know you're also being screened for cancer at the same time. Oral Cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue, affect approximately 40 thousand people a year. Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of developing them. Learn more at

Happy Easter


Both of our offices will be closed Sunday, April 4, 2021 for Easter. Everyone have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Financial Stress This Tax Season

The looming IRS tax deadline may be stressful for many Americans. Stress related to money can increase reliance on the unhealthy behaviors that many people already use to cope with everyday stressors, such as making poor diet choices, smoking, drinking or being inactive. Strategies to manage financial stress include: identifying and defining money stressors, recognizing how you deal with financial stress, understanding what money means to you, finding healthy ways to manage your stress, and asking for professional support, such as a financial planner. If you continue to be overwhelmed by financial stress, you may want to speak to a psychologist, who can help you address the emotions behind your money behaviors, manage stress, and change unhealthy behaviors. Visit for more information.


Infant Immunization Week

During the last week in April, communities across the United States will celebrate National Infant Immunization Week, and the critical role vaccinations play in protecting our children, communities, and public health. Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles. If you are the parent of an infant, we encourage you to make sure your child is up-to-date on immunizations.


Attentive Driving


It seems like we're always connected, so when we're driving, it can be all too easy to convince ourselves that it's just one text, just one call or just one update. But just one second is all takes to change a life forever. Distracted driving kills thousands of people on our roadways every year and each death is 100 percent preventable. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and the National Safety Council wants to encourage you to Just Drive. You can help make our roads safer in and out of the driver's seat. Spread the message to loved ones, friends and even cab and rideshare drivers. Learn more about Distracted Driving Awareness Month visit

Annual Well-Woman Visit

Have you scheduled your annual well-woman visit yet? Your well-woman visit is a time to see your health care provider to discuss your health habits and family history, and to get or schedule necessary screenings. It's also a time to develop a plan for keeping healthy. For more information about yearly health screenings, go to If you haven't scheduled your yearly health screening, call our office today and get this setup. Cool Springs scheduling can be reached at (615)376-8195, option 5 and North Franklin scheduling can be reached at (615)435-3854, option 5.


Testicular Cancer Awareness Month


Did you know that April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month? Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men between the ages of 15 and 35, but is still fairly rare. Testicular cancer is also one of the most treatable cancers. Testicular self-exams are important. If you find a lump, swelling or any other change in your testicles or scrotum, get it checked out right away. For more information visit

Look for the monthly Provider Newsletter on our blog. April features an article from our Cool Springs primary care provider, Kylynn Daniels, FNP-BC. This is new content available only on our blog and direct from your provider. Check it out at

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