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State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Earns NCQA Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates’ (SoFHA) primary care practices have recently earned a Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care. NCQA Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration is available to NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes…

Reader’s Choice 2019

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment 2019

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019

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 October 15, independent insurance agents…

SoFHA Team: On a Mission Abroad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019

During the week of March 15, 2019, three SoFHA team members, Samantha Vicars, LPN at Blue Ridge Family Medicine; Megan Long, NP for Home Health and Shelley McIntosh, NP Hospitalist for Johnson City Internal Medicine, traveled to the slums and brothels of India for a Human Trafficking Medical Mission Trip. Samantha Vicars recounted her experience,…

SoFHA and CEO Rich Panek Featured in Business Journal

Posted by on May 6, 2019

TOP REGIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN ACCOUNTABLE CARE COALITION OF TENNESSEE

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

TAMPA, Fla., and KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2019) – The Accountable Care Coalition of Tennessee (ACC Tennessee) will expand starting January 2019 with the addition of more participants from founding member Summit Medical Group, as well as new participants from Johnson City-based primary care organization State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA). In addition, three specialty…

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,…

Five Tips for Having Good Times This Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

While the holidays offer opportunities for togetherness and fun, they can also bring challenges that affect physical and emotional health. Below are five general tips for facilitating everyone’s good health and happiness this season. Make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations. If you haven’t already, why not schedule a visit with your SoFHA physician to find…

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…