NOLO Family Practice is owned and operated by a local board-certified nurse practitioner. Shannon obtained her Doctor of Nursing degree from Belmont University. She strives to provide families with a warm, friendly place to receive all their healthcare needs. With over 24 years of nursing experience, Shannon believes nursing is not just a profession but a way of life. She values patient relationships and believes walking patients through their healthcare journey is an honor.
At NOLO Family Practice, we provide comprehensive Care for the whole family.
Our services include:
For children, NOLO Family Practice offers urgent care and preventive medicine, including immunizations. Our educated staff can offer in-depth vaccine education, discussion, and administration. In addition, we provide well-child visits, ADHD evaluations, sports, and school physicals and can ensure your child has all the required exams and vaccine documentation for school and daycare.
We know how stressful it can be when your child is sick. So we offer same-day urgent appointments if your child wakes up with a fever or sore throat or is sent home from school due to an illness. In addition, we have rapid on-site testing to diagnose and treat conditions quickly.
The Nolo Family Medicine team has many years of experience providing yearly well-woman exams and caring for women's reproductive health.
Women's health services available at Nolo Family Medicine:
The NOLO Family Practice team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the appropriate health screenings, depending on your risk factors and age. For example, they can help schedule a mammogram to screen for breast cancer, a bone density test to assess your risk of osteoporosis, or a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening.
Other vital health care screenings, such as thyroid function, blood glucose to check for diabetes, and blood pressure, are routinely performed onsite.
Your practitioner at NOLO Family Practice will evaluate your medical history and determine whether you need health screenings for common men's concerns such as diabetes, colorectal cancer, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Your health exam includes screening for testicular and prostate cancer and treatment for low testosterone and erectile dysfunction if needed.
Men often don't realize that after they reach the age of 30 or 40, their testosterone levels naturally decline by about 1% every year. Low testosterone increases your risk for osteoporosis and causes weight gain, low sex drive, fewer spontaneous erections, and loss of muscle mass and strength.
The CDC reports that 60% of all adults have one chronic disease, and 40% have two or more. These illnesses require ongoing chronic disease management to ensure they don't progressively worsen. NOLO Family Practice provides comprehensive chronic disease management, including helping you with diet, exercise, and weight loss and providing prescription medications.
Chronic Disease Management Q & A
What should I know about chronic disease management?
Here's one of the most important things to know about chronic diseases: it can't be cured after a chronic disease develops. That's when your health depends on long-term chronic disease management.
These are a few examples of the most common chronic diseases:
Most chronic diseases develop slowly over the years, which gives you time to prevent most illnesses. Therefore, it is important to schedule yearly preventive health visits; Shannon Rappe' can diagnose a potential problem and work with you to slow disease progression and prevent a serious illness.
What is chronic disease management?
After you're diagnosed with a chronic disease, the team at NOLO Family is dedicated to working with you to develop a plan to control your condition and prevent it from worsening. When a chronic disease isn't well managed, it causes complications like kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.
Chronic disease management is different for each type of illness. Here are a few examples.
Managing diabetes means keeping your blood sugar within a normal range. Blood sugar levels can be controlled with dietary changes (limiting sugary carbohydrates), exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. Your NOLO Family Practice practitioner may also prescribe medications that lower blood sugar.
High blood pressure
For patients with high blood pressure, disease management means lowering your blood pressure and keeping it within healthy limits. Like diabetes, the first line of treatment is diet, exercise, and weight loss. In addition, prescription medications are available if your blood pressure doesn't respond to lifestyle changes.
Long-term management of COPD includes:
What role does emotional well-being have in chronic disease management?
At NOLO Family Practice, we are concerned about your emotional well-being because long-term management and ongoing worry about progressive chronic disease take an emotional toll. Many patients find their illness causes more stress, depression, and anxiety.
At the same time, emotional problems worsen your chronic disease and can throw your management plan off track. The NOLO Family Practice team takes the time to talk with you, evaluate your emotional health, and help you find ways to eliminate stress and overcome depression and anxiety.
If you want to stay active and maintain optimal health well beyond retirement, preventive health visits are one way to improve your chances and make it possible. Shannon Rappe' and the expert medical team at NOLO Family Practice want to partner with you in preventive health care. Health prevention includes detecting health problems while they're still preventable or easy to treat and working with you to manage the chronic disease effectively
Preventive Care Q & A
How do preventive health visits protect my health?
Chronic diseases slowly and progressively develop for years before they cause symptoms. So by the time you experience symptoms, it could be too late to prevent the problem.
When you get yearly preventive exams, your practitioner carefully screens your health and evaluates your risk factors for chronic disease. Most importantly, a physical exam and in-house lab tests can detect changes in time to start the treatment you need to prevent the disease or to stop it from worsening.
What should I expect during a preventive health visit?
During a yearly preventive health exam, your NOLO Family Practice provider will review your medical history, talk about medications you may take, and performs a thorough physical exam.
Preventive health care focuses on screening for potential problems, so they also order blood tests to check for cholesterol, glucose, hormone levels, and other markers that show whether you have body-wide inflammation.
Your preventive visit may include:
During your preventive health visit, you will also have plenty of time to talk with your practitioner about any health concerns.
Are lab tests available in the office?
NOLO Family Practice offers a range of in-office labs to receive the necessary health care in one location. You may receive the following:
When you are ready to start your first diet, or you've spent years on the cycle of losing weight only to gain it back, you will find the support and tools you need to reach your goals with a weight management program. NOLO Family Practice offers many weight loss options, from diet and exercise coaching lipo-B injections and prescription medications.
Weight Management Q & A
How does excess weight affect my health?
When you gain weight, the stress on your bones, muscles, and joints significantly increases. The cells that store fat actively release hormones and other substances that affect your metabolism, cause body-wide inflammation, and influence the health of systems throughout your body.
As a result, you have a higher risk of developing:
Being overweight may also raise your risk of developing breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and colon cancer.
How does physician-supervised weight management help me lose weight?
With physician-supervised weight management, your journey begins with a physical checkup to ensure you don't have problems affecting your weight loss efforts.
With ongoing support and encouragement from the NOLO Family Practice team, you also have a better chance of achieving and maintaining your healthy weight.
What weight loss services will I receive?
The services you receive are customized to meet your needs. Signature Health and Wellness offers:
Limiting your daily calories and getting regular exercise are the keys to losing weight. The NOLO Family Practice team can help you develop an exercise plan or find an exercise program in the community. They can also work with you to create an eating plan that provides the nutrients you need while limiting calories.
Many patients find that they're under stress, they eat more, and it's harder to stick with their diet and exercise plan.
The NOLO Family Practice team can help with stress management techniques and relaxation tips.
Lipo-B weight loss injections
A lipo-B injection contains vitamin B12 and other lipotropic components such as choline, methionine, and inositol. Vitamin B12 boosts your energy and helps your body build healthy cells, while lipotropic substances enhance liver function, increase fat elimination, and speed up your metabolism.
Prescription medications that can boost your weight loss are also an option. These medications increase fat metabolism, suppress appetite, make you feel full, or block fat absorption.
In-office labs testing
Whether you are at NOLO Family Practice for a sick visit or an annual check, there's no reason to make you go to another location to get a diagnostic lab. That's why NOLO Family Practice offers in-office labs. As a result, you can receive comprehensive health care, including blood draws, urinalysis, and specialized tests, at one location.
In Office Labs Q & A
What are the benefits of in-office labs?
Lab tests are the key to an accurate diagnosis and determining the best treatment for your health condition. Your benefits include the following:
What types of lab services might I receive?
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7175 Nolensville Road Suite 109, Nolensville, Tennessee 37135, United States
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