Cool Springs Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is committed to quality, personalized, state-of-the-art patient care in a pleasant environment while responding to the needs of our patients for information, access, and service.
Dr. Bullock was born and raised in north-central Florida. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for both his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and then his doctorate in medicine. At his medical school graduation Dr. Bullock received both the John Gorrie Award and the Hippocratic Award, which each honor the most outstanding graduate in the eyes of the faculty and fellow medical students, respectively. He completed the combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, and is board certified in both of these areas of medicine. He is a co-founder of Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic.
Dr. Bullock was previously awarded Vanderbilt’s “Preceptor of the Year” and has been honored to speak at national and state meetings for both the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bullock’s practice style is influenced by his love of teaching and his belief that the best medical care will come from a doctor-patient partnership. He seeks to integrate the mental and physical aspects of health, while utilizing science-based medicine as a foundation for his advice. On a daily basis, he is sustained by his interactions with patients and co-workers that make coming to work a pleasure. In his free time, Dr. Bullock loves to spend time with his partner and two wonderful children. Some of the activities they enjoy together are swimming, hiking, reading and gardening.
Dr. Edmondson grew up in Middle Tennessee near Clarksville. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. In 1997, he completed the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a founding member of Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic, and has been caring for children and adults of all ages in Brentwood since 1997.
As the 2004 “Preceptor of the Year” award recipient at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Edmondson is actively involved in medical student and resident education. He has spoken as a lecturer and panelist as faculty at national meetings for both the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Edmondson lives in Brentwood with his wife and 2 sons. He enjoys leading Cub and Boy Scouts, hiking, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.
Dr. Rickard grew up in Murfreesboro, TN. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude. She was also included into Phi Beta Kappa. For her medical training, Dr. Rickard attended medical school at Vanderbilt University and in 2011 completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt as well. Dr. Rickard is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Currently she serves on the advisory board for the Medical Christian Fellowship in Nashville. Dr. Rickard enjoys seeing medicine in other countries. In 2004 she traveled to Peru for a medical missions trip and then in 2011 went to New Zealand for a month to learn international medicine.
Dr. Rickard joined CSIMP in August 2011 and is excited to take care of people of all ages. She especially enjoys taking care of all members of a family and cultivating a relationship with each patient. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, baking, traveling and cheering for Duke.
Dr. Karlekar was born in Midland, TX, but moved frequently throughout her childhood, living in Texas, Saudi Arabia and completing high school at the American International School of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. She recently relocated to middle TN from the New York area where she completed her residency, including a year as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Hackensack, NJ. She enjoys traveling, music and hopes to earn her scuba diving certification in the near future.
Dr. Karlekar attended Brown University in Providence, RI where she earned a double major in Human Biology and South Asian Studies. She continued her academic pursuits at Brown Medical School, including a semester abroad program in India where she volunteered for UNICEF. Dr. Karlekar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as being certified in ACLS, PALS and NALS.
Dr. Karlekar is an active volunteer and researcher and has earned several awards. She received the National Health Service Corps in 1999, several intern and resident of the month awards during residency and the Annual Medical Student Golden Apple Award for Teaching in 2002-2003. Dr. Karlekar has published several papers related to ocular and nasal allergy, influenza and emerging pathogens. Her work has been presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology national conferences. Her professional focus has been in addressing the needs of the underserved populations in the northeast and worldwide and plans one day to practice international medicine.
Dr. Karlekar enjoys spending time with her husband and twin sons.
Dr. Swarr grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of beautiful Upstate New York. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Haverford College near Philadelphia, PA and his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.
He completed the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Vanderbilt medical students awarded him the Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award in both 2002 and 2003, which is given to select Vanderbilt resident physicians “in recognition of excellence in the clinical education of medical students – who embody the attributes of a caring physician and have been an exceptional role model”. Dr. Swarr was a chief resident in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt in 2003.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Swarr is an active participant in medical student and resident education. He is currently accepting new patients of all ages, and particularly enjoys taking care of families.
Dr. Swarr was voted one of the three “Best Pediatricians” by the readers of The Tennessean in the annual “Toast of Music City” Awards for both 2010 and 2011. He has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Council for the Tennessee Medical Association. Also, he was nominated by his peers to participate in the Physician Leadership College of the Tennessee Medical Association, Class of 2009. He is a member of the TennCare Drug Utilization Review Board that reviews pharmaceutical utilization for Tennessee’s Medicaid Program to improve quality of care, prevent fraud and abuse, and control costs of prescription drugs in Tennessee.
Currently, he is a Home Team Medical Director for Southern Davidson and Williamson County for Alive Hospice of Nashville, TN. Dr. Swarr is also passionate about supporting military families and he maintains medical licenses in multiple states as he travels throughout the country as a contractor for the Veterans Administration, performing examinations for troops, many of whom have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Swarr is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is very happy to have joined Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in 2004. He enjoys fly fishing, playing golf poorly, cooking, and traveling with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.
Dr. Bullock was board certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997
Dr. Edmondson is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics
Dr. Rickard is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Karlekar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as being certified in ACLS, PALS and NALS
Dr. Swarr is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics