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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…

How Carbohydrate Intake Affects Blood Sugar

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

National Diabetes Month (November) is here, and SoFHA physicians want to stress the importance of controlling blood glucose (sugar) levels for maintaining health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 86 million Americans (more than 1 in 3) are prediabetic and more likely to develop type 2 diabetes – a medical condition…

Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016

According to the National Cancer Institute, women today have about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed at some point with breast cancer. SoFHA physicians want you to know that while you cannot change some risk factors such as family history and aging, some things are within your control. The list of tips below shares…

Are You Just Feeling Sad or Is It Something More?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016

Everyone knows life has its ups and downs. Things happen. Accidents, unexpected illness and the death of loved ones can lead to feeling sadness, stress and worry. Under these circumstances, feeling down is natural and normal. However, if your sad feelings persist for more than a couple of weeks or months then you might be…

Tips for Staying Healthier This Fall and Winter

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

Tip One: Get Your Flu Shot SoFHA physicians want you to know that getting vaccinated is your best bet for avoiding contracting the virus this upcoming 2016-2017 season. It takes approximately two weeks for your body’s immune response to fully respond after receiving the vaccination. According to the CDC, people should get their flu shot…

Get a Handle on Tumbles

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016

It could impact your long-term quality of life. The numbers don’t lie: Adults age 65 and over are tending to fall more than ever, according to a study published last year (2015) by the University of Michigan Health System. Falls are already the most frequent cause of injury among older adults – about a third…

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…