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Author: Dwight Carter


Full Circle: Dr. Tara Shields’ journey into medicine brings her back home to Johnson City

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Tara Shields loves to go exploring from time to time, but all her favorite journeys have one thing in common – they come full circle.  “I love to travel,” said Shields. “That’s one of the things I like to do. But I’m always happy when I come home because everybody is so warm here,…

31 Days of Wellness

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021

Throughout the month of January, we are highlighting things you can do every day for your mental and physical well-being. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but 2021 can be used as a great refresh to become healthier, stronger and to achieve personal goals that we’ve been putting off. We are highlighting…

State of Franklin OB/GYN Specialists Delivers Affordable, Patient-Centered Care

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020

Every woman will face her share of tough decisions over the course of a lifetime, but no decision is more crucial than choosing the medical professionals responsible for providing high quality care throughout a pregnancy and ultimately delivering a healthy child. At State of Franklin OB/GYN Specialists, that responsibility is not taken lightly. In fact,…

Turning 65? Questions About Medicare?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates has partnered with Senior Financial Group to help you understand Medicare. Medicare Workshop Whether you are turning 65 and retiring or continuing to work, our Medicare workshop will provide simple answersto complex questions. What’s the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements? How and when should I enroll?…

Clinical Pharmacists at SoFHA Elevate Patient Care

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020

Even the best primary care physicians are on a tight schedule, which can sometimes make a routine appointment feel like a whirlwind experience for a patient. When a doctor makes a diagnosis and prescribes a new medication, there often isn’t time to explain how the new medicine works and what side effects the patient may…

SoFHA Providing Award-Winning Patient Care

Posted by on May 7, 2020

Clinical Excellence Committee Members:Dr. Craig Matherne, Family Medicine, Dr. Marcia Sentell, Gynecology, Dr. David Moulton, Internal Medicine, Dr. Jill Wireman, Pediatrics,Dr. Richard Hess, Clinical Pharmacist Ben Franklin once said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventative medicine is a major focal point at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, which has been…

How-to Schedule a Telehealth Appointment Online

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020

This is an instructional how-to video that demonstrates the steps to schedule a telehealth appointment online with State of Franklin Healthcare Associates.

SoFHA CEO Speaks About Patient Safety and Telehealth

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020

As the state of Tennessee reopens, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates’ CEO, Richard Panek, speaks about continued patient safety and the telehealth option. Read more on the Johnson City Press website. https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Health-Care/2020/04/26/Governor-to-issue-reopening-guidance-for-health-care-providers-in-coming-days.html Related Video: SoFHA’s CEO, Richard Panek, talks about the organization being open for business; trained and ready for telehealth.

FREE COVID-19 Testing for Any Tennessean

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced free COVID-19 testing for any Tennessean, regardless of their symptoms, at drive-thru screening sites across the state.  The Governor and Commissioner of Health encourage anyone who doesn’t feel well, even if their symptoms do not match traditional COVID-19 warning signs, to visit one of the screening sites to be…

Five Great Online Resources for Kids

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020

As parents we know that things can get a bit tensive in our homes when family is stuck together for long periods of time. Help your child during this period by providing new and continual learning opportunities.  To get you started, here is a list of 5 great online resources for kids to help kick…