Dr. Dawn Linn and her amazing medical staff are located in Hendersonville, TN. They are available to offer primary care treatment to every member of your family from age 5 and up. Dr. Linn looks forward to working with you to help you achieve the level of wellness you need and desire.
M. Dawn Linn, DO
Dr. Dawn Linn grew up in Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, TN, and always wanted to practice medicine. After completing her medical training from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, she went on to Jackson, TN, to complete a residency in family medicine through the University of Tennessee. She then moved her family back home to Middle Tennessee where they could lay down roots and become part of a community where she could truly care for the entire family. Having practiced in Hendersonville since 2010 and then starting her own practice in 2013, she is proud to be an established and respected member of the local medical community. Dr. Linn and her husband, Randall, have two boys, Davis and Nathan, and reside in Hendersonville. Dr. Linn is a member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club, has served on multiple boards including the Hendersonville Rotary Foundation, Hendersonville Young Life, Children are Poeple, and HolidayFest. She is recognized as a leader in the area, having graduated Leadership Sumner in 2017 and has been recognized as the Best Physician in Sumner County multiple times.
Karen Mundy, APRN, received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emory University, her Master’s degree in Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed her post-graduate studies at St. Louis University. She has 10 years of experience in family medicine, 8 years of experience with hormone replacement and balancing, and 4 years of experience in facial aesthetics. She has lived in Hendersonville for 30 years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her 4 children and 11 grandchildren. She also enjoys playing piano and water sports.
Julie Phillips, Office Manager
Julie Phillips moved from Terre Haute, IN, to TN while in high school. Though having worked several office roles in the healthcare, this is her first lead management position. Julie has been with Dr. Linn since opening day and has truly enjoyed growing with the company. Her favorite part is getting to know the patients and playing an important role in their experience with Rapha Family Wellness. Just has been married for more than 10 years to her husband, Keith, and has two step-sons and one daughter-in-law. Julie’s dream job would be to have a farm on a large piece of land in order to take in abandoned and neglected animals.
Kevin Gomez, MA
Kevin Gomez, originally from El Salvador, has been a medical assistant for 4 years and enjoys his time being an integral part of the team at Rapha. As Dr. Linn’s “right-hand man,” Kevin takes a personal responsibility in caring for the patients. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and is currently enrolled at Western Kentucky University, taking courses necessary to further his medical career. He enjoys all kinds of music, even learning to appreciate the country genre! He is always eager to learn new things and aspires to travel, experiencing all kinds of people and cultures, so that he may use what he has learned to help the less fortunate.
Shannon Hatcher, born and raised in Hendersonville, has been a medical assistant for 15 years. Her favorite part of working in the medical field is getting to know her patients and being involved in their care, playing a direct role in making things better for them. Shannon has a dual role of caring for medical patients and Rapha and she is transitioning to assisting Caroline and Karen with Impressions. She is married to John and has a seven year old son and 1 ½ year old daughter and all of her spare time is spent in family activities.
Caroline Aldridge moved from Birmingham, AL, to Sumner County more than 30 years ago. She studied business in college but customer service is her true love, which she successfully carries out as the face of Impressions. She enjoys being able to get to know patients on a personal level, which allows her to offer the best possible experience. Whether it is through your first phone call or first time through the door, you can always expect Caroline to wear a genuine smile and be truly glad to talk to you! She has been married for more than 40 years and has two adult daughters and one grandson, who is her pride and joy. She is an avid Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Titans fan.
Why did we name our medical practice Rapha Family Wellness?
The Hebrew word Rapha (pronounced “ra-fah”) means “to heal, make healthful”. It is the key element to the basis of our belief and the name of our clinic. Throughout the Bible, God changes people’s names to speak to the divine purposes for which he plans to use them. Dr. Linn chose the name of her clinic with this same intent. It is a reminder to both herself and her patients to always look to God, the Ultimate Healer, for their guidance in medical care.
The difference is between an M.D. and a D.O.?
Dr. Linn is an Osteopathic Family Physician known as a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).
There are two types of physicians in the U.S. who are licensed to practice medicine through the prescription of medications and performing surgical procedures. One is an M.D. (allopathic medicine) and the other is a D.O. (osteopathic medicine). Simply explained both have the same training and required residential hours to receive their degrees and licenses. However, a D.O. has also taken between 300-500 extra hours of classes on the skeletal system and interactions of the body with diseases. D.O.s are also trained to ask questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s lifestyle, which can impact their conditions. Dr. Linn likes to say she’s an “M.D. Plus!”
For additional information on D.O.’s you are encouraged to visit The American Osteopathic Association website.