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Medicare Open Enrollment 2018

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018

IT’S MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT TIME Oh, October! Colorful fall leaves in various shades of red and brown, the aroma of pumpkin pie, and Medicare Open Enrollment. Yes, it’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time! At State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, we understand that choosing a Medicare plan involves lots of decisions and we’d like to help. Beginning…

For Seniors Exercise is the Fountain of Youth (Plus 4 Activities to Get You Started)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Exercise may just be the fountain of youth! A study released early this year concluded that a lifetime of exercise can slow the aging process. In the study conducted by the University of Birmingham and King’s College London, 125 amateur male and female cyclists, ages 55 to 79, were compared with 75 men and women,…

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…