William Bryan Bell, MD


Providers & Staff


William Bryan Bell, MD  Medical Director

William Bryan Bell, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist currently working in private practice in Franklin, TN (Cool Springs). His practice is dedicated to the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with a variety of psychiatric conditions.  Dr. Bell and his team seek to provide an atmosphere of care where a patient’s unique mental, physical and spiritual needs are addressed simultaneously.




Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee and completed his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky in 1988.  After completing his formal psychiatric training with the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas (San Antonio), he began his psychiatric career at Edwards Air Force Base in California.   Before moving to Tennessee, he worked at the Remuda Ranch Center for Anorexia and Bulimia in Wickenburg, Arizona.  In 2000 after moving to Middle Tennessee, he worked as a staff psychiatrist with Centerstone Community Mental Health Centers, Inc., Nashville (2000-2002) where he helped implement tele-psychiatry to remote Middle Tennessee locations.  Dr. Bell has been the medical director of LifeCare Family Services, Inc, Nashville (2012-2017) where he provided psychiatric supervision to well over 20 psychiatric nurse practitioners.  In 2018 Dr. Bell had the privilege of providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment for his most severly depressed patients.  Dr. Bell has been in private practice since 2001.  He and his wife, Jody, live in Franklin and have raised four children and have four beautiful grandchildren.


Anne Rankin Meade, APRN, BC  

Anne Rankin Meade, APN, is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Having graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with her Masters of Science in Nursing degree in 2007, she has had twelve years of experience both as an ICU nurse, as well as in the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner role. Licensed to treat clients across the lifespan, she utilizes a holistic approach to mental health, and seeks to help each client improve their overall quality of life by being a true patient advocate.

A Nashville native, she enjoys spending time with her family and is the proud mother to her amazing daughter Annabelle. In her free time, she can be found playing her beloved ukulele or her suitcase kick drum.

She understands how challenging life can get at times, and encourages anyone who is struggling to reach out.  




  • Jody A. Bell, RN (Office Administrator)


  • Julianna Bell (Administrative Assistant)


  • Ashley Williams (Receptionist)