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Feeling sad all the time? Sophie says: “You’re not alone!”

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017

Just about everyone can occasionally feel “a bit off” or lose interest in life. However, if you’re older and “feeling down” for several weeks or months, then you may have depression – a medical illness that affects 3 out of every 100 adults ages 65 and older. Physicians at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA)…

There’s Good News and Bad News About Colon Cancer

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Screening colonoscopies are now generally covered by insurance plans and Medicare as a preventative measure for average-risk populations. This has resulted in many more people getting the test, and more lives being saved than ever before. The number of deaths from colorectal cancer in adults ages 50 and older has dropped by 30 percent over…

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!

Heart Health: What’s salt got to do with it?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Late last year, new dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stressed that all Americans are still consuming too much salt. Eating a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which is a contributor to heart disease. So how much salt is safe to consume daily? For healthy individuals (ages…

Sophie tells it like it is: Resist Antibiotic Mania!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

When fever, chills and runny nose strike, physicians at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates more often than not will say: “Go home, rest and drink plenty of liquids.” While you may think antibiotics are always the best treatment, the truth is these meds only treat illnesses caused by bacteria, such as strep throat. They won’t…

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.

Avoiding 3 Common Holiday Pitfalls

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Everyone seeks good health, peace and happiness in the holiday season. To that end, the SoFHA medical team wishes to highlight three common pitfalls that people sometimes ignore. Keep these in mind as you prepare for and partake in holiday festivities and seasonal travel. Pitfall ONE: Be mindful of harmful food-borne bacteria that could be…