Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates

Opening Hours : Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
  Contact : 615-355-5105

Providers

Tamekia Bougard, NP

Tamekia Bougard began her career in the medical field in 2010 as a registered nurse. She graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. She then worked as a registered nurse until 2016 when she became a Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Master’s degree in nursing from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has worked in various areas in her career including working in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Tamekia joined Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates in September 2017. Her goal is to provide patient centered care while meeting the needs of the patient with various lung diseases or sleep disorders.

Vineesha Arelli, M.D

Dr. Vineesha Arelli joined our team in December 2018. She works mainly out of our Smyrna location for clinic and at Stonecrest Medical Center.

Prakash Patel, M.D

Dr. Prakash Patel received his internal medicine training from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN from 1999-2002.

Connie Leanza, NP

Connie Leanza Graduated 1982 from University Tennesse Health science center Memphis TN with BSN worked Critical care and cornary care until completing Master Nursing 1999.

Krista Nowlin Gessler, NP

Krista Nowlin Gessler began her career in the medical field in 2011 as a registered nurse. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree.