Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates

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


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. From that time she worked in the Intensive Care Unit as a staff nurse. In 2014 she obtained her Critical Care Registered Nurse Certificate from the American Academy of Critical Care Nursing. She later attended school to become a Nurse Practitioner at University of Alabama at Huntsville and graduated in 2016 and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Krista joined Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates after graduating as nurse practitioner. Krista has spent most of her medical career in the ICU and enjoys focusing on the care of critical patients as well as those with various lung diseases and sleep disorders. She works as intensivist nurse practitioner at Stonecrest Medical Center as well as Tennova Harton and Shelbyville. She also works in Pulmonary and Sleep Clinic in our Smyrna location primarily.

Russell Harland M.D.

Dr. Russell Harland joined our team in June, 2021, and sees patients in Smyrna, Tullahoma, Shelbyville, and Fayetteville. 

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.

Prakash Patel, M.D

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