WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS HOME TO SOME OF THE FINEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD. HERE ARE A FEW YOU SHOULD KNOW.
DR. DAVID KEMP
500 Royal Oaks Court in Franklin 615.790.7027
7000 Executive Center Drive in Brentwood 615.373.3831
If you’ve lived in the area for any length of time, you probably know someone who has been an orthodontic patient of Dr. David Kemp. With offices in Franklin and Brentwood, Kemp has been practicing orthodontics in Williamson County for more than 30 years.
Kemp is well known in the United States as well as internationally for his innovative techniques like “The Kemp Protocol for Digital Indirect Bonding using Clarity Advanced Brackets and Flash Free Adhesive.” That’s a mouthful, to be sure. But his patients have the mouths, and smiles, to validate the procedure. Kemp developed this protocol in conjunction with 3M and notes, “The Flash Free properties are unique in that they protect the teeth while in braces and also helps to keep the braces on better.”
Kemp developed an ultra esthetic bracket system featuring ceramic braces and tooth-colored wires that are hardly noticeable. He uses the latest digital technology to scan the mouth – minus the gooey impression material – from which he builds a virtual model of the patient’s mouth. This enables Kemp to place brackets on the model and make adjustments before applying to the patient. “The result is faster treatment that’s as accurate as possible,” says Kemp.
Doctors from orthodontic societies across the United States and Canada have traveled to learn directly from Kemp in his practice. Already this year he has addressed the Florida Association of Orthodontists and this month he will be speaking for 3M at the American Association of Orthodontists meeting in San Diego.
When Dr. Kemp takes a break from orthodontics, he enjoys a round of golf with his wife, Rhonda, and their golfing buddies. They also love to cook and share food and wine with their friends and are avid fans of the Nashville Predators.
DR. BARRY JARNAGiN
Let’s get right to the point: Incontinence is one of those medical conditions that no one wants to talk about. But the truth of the matter is that a growing number of younger adults are seeking treatment for urinary incontinence.
Here in Williamson County, the Incontinence Institute was founded to provide patients with an alternative to general incontinence care. Specialists like Dr. Barry Jarnagin, a uro-gynecologist at the Center for Pelvic Health in Franklin, are dedicated to the development of innovative protocols and individualized treatment plans for patients of all ages.
According to Dr. Jarnagin, there are three modern treatment options for incontinence patients: Sling, Botox and Interstim.
The sling is used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women, a condition of urine leakage when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. “There are different types of slings depending on what type of stress incontinence you have,” says Dr. Jarnagin. “This procedure is done outpatient at a surgery center, but all adjustments after that can be done in the office. There is almost a 100 percent success rate with this sling. I truly have never had a failure with this one.”
Botox is not just for your face. According to Dr. Jarnagin, “Botox injections … can be done in the office or as outpatient in a surgery center. Recovery is immediate – you just get up, walk out and go about your day, minus any anesthetic you might have had.”
Interstim treatment involves the implantation of a device (about the size of a small peppermint patty), to treat urge incontinence, overflow incontinence or fecal incontinence. It’s often called a “pacemaker for the bladder.”
DR. FRANK MARGHELLA
Ideal Health and Wellness Center
301 Mallory Station Road
Frank Marghella was a high school football player when an injury threatened to cut short his career. But it was his recovery that not only got him back on the field but also inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic.
“I was able to stay healthy the last two years of high school and became captain of the team,” he says. “Without my weekly chiropractic sessions, I would never have been able to play at such a high level. I was impressed that someone could heal without the use of drugs or surgery and I thought it would be a profession where I could help my family as well as the community.”
“Dr. Frank,” as his patients know him, moved to Nashville in 2007 to begin his chiropractic career. He opened his own practice, Ideal Health and Wellness Center, in 2015. In addition to chiropractic, the clinic also offers Lipo-Laser and brain tap services.
“I wanted a place where people could go to reach their true health potential,” says Dr. Frank. “
A 36-year-old native of Massapequa, N.Y., Dr. Frank and his wife, Jaima, have two young daughters. He closely follows his hometown New York Mets and New York Giants and is passionate about pizza and bagels from Manhattan, stating that those treats, “have to be the real thing.”
One thing that he enjoys about his adopted hometown is the sweltering summertime heat and humidity. “People complain about the heat but after living in New York most of my life, I don’t mind it.”