Susan B. Harlow, MD, FACP, is a native of Conway, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas [Go Bears!] with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. After receiving her medical degree she relocated to Tennessee and continued her training by completing her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She practiced in Columbia, Tullahoma, and Manchester early in her career. In 2009 she accepted River Park Hospital’s invitation to open a practice in Warren County, Tennessee. In response she established her current medical practice, Cumberland Adult Medicine, to serve the residents of McMinnville and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Harlow is a Primary Care Physician (PCP) treating adults for acute and chronic conditions (often several generations of the same family). Dr. Harlow maintains admitting privileges at St. Thomas River Park Hospital where she is a past Chief of Staff. In addition, Dr. Harlow is the medical director for Avalon Hospice (McMinnville).
Dr. Harlow is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the credentialing authority among internal medicine healthcare professionals. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). She is a founding member of the Cumberland Center for Healthcare Innovation (a Medicare recognized Accountable Care Organization) and has served as a member of its board of directors.
She makes her home in McMinnville along with her family, two dogs, and a cat.
Ashley N. Cox, PA-C, is a board certified Physician Assistant (PA) licensed by the state of Tennessee to treat patients. PA's are a category on non-physician medical provider recognized by the state and authorized to examine, diagnose, treat, and prescribe for patients. Ashley works as a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and focuses her practice on individuals age 18 and older. Like our other providers, she is skilled in treating the chronic conditions that develop as one ages. In addition, she is concerned with identifying chronic conditions before they escalate. Ashley performs many of our Annual Wellness Visits (highly recommended by Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans as preventive visits) in furtherance of this effort.
Ashley received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Memphis and her Masters of Medical Science (Physician Assistant Studies focus) from Lincoln Memorial University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Ashley’s previous experience includes tenure in an Internal Medicine practice and at a long term care facility.
Ashley is a 2021 recipient of the Southern Standard's Best of the Best reader award. She makes her home in Cookeville and joined Cumberland Adult Medicine in 2018.
Aryn K. Snow, FNP-C, is a native of McMinnville, Tennessee. She attended Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville) where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2016 and was then licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the state of Tennessee. She began her healthcare career as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville) where she was responsible for caring for critically ill infants.
In 2018 Aryn joined the NICU at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (Murfreesboro) where she cared for pre-term and critically ill newborns. She worked with a team of pediatricians, specialists, and other nurses to ensure optimal outcomes for the tiniest of patients facing extreme health challenges.
While continuing her responsibilities in the NICU, she returned to the classroom. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Tennessee Technological University’s joint MSN-FNP program. She was then licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - commonly known as a Nurse Practitioner (NP). Nurse Practitioners are a category of non-physician provider recognized and licensed by the state to examine and treat patients. Aryn’s educational focus was in Family Medicine and she earned the additional designation of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
In November of 2021, Aryn returned her professional talents to her hometown when she joined Cumberland Adult Medicine. She is responsible for collaborating with Dr. Harlow in the treatment of the acute and chronic conditions of adult patients. Her focus is on early detection of, and intervention in, the chronic conditions that develop over time. She utilizes the Annual Wellness Visits encouraged by Medicare plans as a tool to evaluate and advise patients on a yearly basis.
Medical Receptionists Vanisha Wright and Trish Jones are responsible for the business side of our practice. They set up new patients, schedule your appointments, update your personal and insurance information, process your payment, ensure that medical records are sent and received in a timely fashion, and route your calls. Vanisha is trained as a Medical Assistant (MA) and assists in clinic as required.
Nurses Amanda Rust, Julie Smith, Shawna Stewart, and Vanisha Wright comprise our team of Medical Assistants (MA's). Courtney Fletcher, CharLee Hale, and Kim Jones are our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's). All are responsible for supporting our providers in clinic, responding to inquiries from patients, processing prescription refill requests, scheduling imaging and tests, coordinating home heath services, and arranging appointments with specialists.
Patient Accounts Lori Moore, CPC, oversees our Front Desk and works to see that claims are properly coded, transmitted, and posted. She is the person you want to speak with should you have a question about your account or insurance billing.
Care Coordinator Amanda Rust also keeps us posted on specific patient needs related to a patient's chronic conditions. She coordinates with patients and insurance carriers to identify gaps in age and gender specific recommended labs, imaging, and other tests. She then works to get patients back on track. Her activity is key to preventive care.
Feel free to consult us for the following issues:
Congestive heart failure
Depression and anxiety disorders
Elevated cholesterol / triglycerides
Heartburn/Gastroesophageal reflux disease
High blood pressure
Injuries from a fall
Insomnia and sleep disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Joint pain - new or worsening
Skin and nail infections
STD diagnosis and treatment
Unexplained changes in your health
Urinary tract infections/incontinence
Weight and nutrition counseling
COVID-19 has stretched our staff and resources to capacity. We are not currently accepting new patients and will update this site when this situation changes.
We do not anticipate accepting new patients with TennCare (Medicaid) during 2022.
Office: (931) 815-6000 Fax: (931) 815-6007
Nights, Weekends & Holidays
To reach our On Call Provider you should dial our After Hours Number for Urgent Medical Issues
597 Shelbyville Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
Monday – Friday | 7:45 until 5:00
The office is closed on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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Extensions On occasion our receptionists are on the telephone with other patients and you get our office recording. You can bypass this general recording. As soon as it begins, simply enter the number you need. To reach:
Front Desk / Appointments … Press 1
Nurses Station … Press 2
Billing / Accounts … Press 3
Walk-In Policy - We make every effort to make it easy for current patients to see a provider when they are ill. Like most practices we work by appointment for routine exams and follow-up. However, if you are ill or injured on a given day, then simply contact our Front Desk and let them know the issue and
when it is convenient for you to drop by the practice.
Lori Moore, CPC - Lori has received her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentials from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). While not widely known outside of healthcare administrative circles, this designation represents a major career achievement. We are proud to have her as a member of our team.
Second Decade - June of 2019 marked the beginning of our second decade of service to McMinnville and the surrounding communities. Dr. Harlow opened Cumberland Adult Medicine in June of 2009 to serve the primary care needs of patients in the region. The practice has since outgrown its original space twice, added two additional medical providers, and currently employees a team of 11 nurses and support staff busy caring for hundreds of families who live in the area.
Not Currently Accepting New Patients Due to COVID-19 the practice is not currently accepting New Patients.
Breast Cancer Awareness - October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, but the message remains the same year round. Early detection and treatment are key to a positive outcome. Be sure to schedule your mammogram today should you be overdue.
Flu Shots are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older (with very few exceptions). Groups at risk for flu related complications include those over 65, those who are diabetic, those with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and those with impaired lung function. Schedule your flu shot today!
After Hours We understand that illness often strikes at the most inconvenient time - after normal business hours, over the weekend, or during a holiday. One of our providers is always on call. They can be reached by calling our After Hours telephone number - (931) 304-1777. If you experience an urgent medical problem after hours, don't hesitate to contact us. Not sure whether you need to go the Emergency Room, then give us a call.
As always, for life threatening medical emergencies call 9-1-1 and seek immediate assistance.
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