October 20, 2021

Staffing Changes at LifeSpring

Jennifer Schwabenbauer, FNP
Dr. Kate Wilson

Meghan Whitehead, PNP

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

September 24, 2021

Dear LifeSpring Patient Family,

We are writing to share about some changes at LifeSpring.  Jennifer Schwabenbauer, FNP (formerly Jennifer Hartline) has resigned as of September 24, 2021.  As one of LifeSpring’s longest-serving providers, Jennifer’s work has touched not only the lives of thousands of patients, but also influenced students, staff, and new providers along the way.  Her departure will be felt profoundly.  While we are sad to see her time with us end, we pray for her to transition smoothly into her new work in sleep medicine.  

As Jennifer’s season at LifeSpring comes to an end, we are excited to share that two other providers are beginning a season with us!  Dr. Kate Wilson joins us after working locally with the Galen group.  Through Galen, Dr. Wilson initially served in the after hours clinic before coordinating the Chattanooga Christian School’s student health clinic last year. Dr. Wilson is a Chattanooga native and returned here with her husband and young family after completing her training at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. We are also pleased to have Meghan Whitehead, PNP join our clinic team after nearly a year of work in the community coordinating our COVID testing and vaccine clinics.  Meghan trained at Vanderbilt University’s Nurse Practitioner program graduating in 2020.  

 It has been LifeSpring’s privilege to serve your family, and we hope that you will choose one of our excellent providers to continue your child’s care with us.  We now have three pediatric doctors and three nurse practitioners available to provide the same level of care and services you’ve come to expect over the years.  If you have an appointment currently scheduled with Jennifer, it will automatically be transferred to one of these other providers.   If you have any questions or to request records, please contact us between 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday at 423-624-4846. 


Heather Naggar, MD

Medical Director

LifeSpring Community Health

1042 East Third Street, Ste 103

Chattanooga, TN 37403