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New and Improved Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017

There’s been a huge breakthrough with a new vaccine that offers additional protection against shingles in those over the age of 50! Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox and once you’re infected, the virus stays in your body forever. Every year, about 1 million people get shingles which is a…

Medicare Open Enrollment 2017

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again! MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT is in full swing from now until December 7th. Choosing your Medicare plan can be a very detailed task. So, if you are unsure which plan is best for you or you simply have questions related to the plans, we can help. Starting October 23rd, independent…

SoFHA Strengthening Primary Care

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Participating in Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care Initiative Provides Primary Care Practices with Additional Resources to Improve Coordination of Care Johnson City Internal Medicine, FirstChoice Internal Medicine and Pinnacle Family Medicine are three of more than 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a…

Rock Rattle Roll Baby Shower

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Join us Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m. for our Franklin Woods Community Baby Shower — it’s FREE!

We’re In the News

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017

Read about our Acute Care Clinic from Johnson City Press: State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Offers Acute Care Site for Chronic Conditions

Being Mindful of Your Time, An Update to Our Appointment and Discharge Policies

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

State of Franklin Healthcare strives to provide excellent, quality care to each and every patient in a timely manner. In an effort to provide care when you need it, we have updated our policies on missed or canceled appointments and patient discharges. We try to be good stewards of your time and ours. So, when…

We Want to Hear from You

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Our patients may be asked to share feedback over the phone or through a mail survey. We have asked Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) to conduct and review these surveys to help us to better understand how to improve the patient experience and provide you with the best care. Please read below for more information.

Recent Studies Look at How Statins Reduce Cholesterol

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and SoFHA physicians would like to alert patients to new research published this year (2016) related to statin drugs. Statins are medications often prescribed to reduce bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoprotein) in the blood. Having too much LDL is a primary risk factor for heart disease and…

SoFHA Walk-in Clinic Extends Hours, Making ‘Call-Ahead Walk-in’ Option Even More Convenient

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Walk-In Clinic is making it even easier for patients to get call-ahead, walk-in medical care in the Tri-Cities. Starting September 1, the clinic will have expanded hours that run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily – even on weekends and most holidays. It closes…

Qualuable Medical Professionals Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while…