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Dr. Christopher Gill talks about Kids and Tick Safety

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021

Lingerfelt Returns Home to Pursue Her Passion for Helping Others

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Amanda Lingerfelt’s desire to become a doctor started around the time she was 7 years old. The Unicoi County native watched her mother go through some health issues that required a lot of diagnostic tests, and she found the whole process fascinating. When she told her family she intended to become a doctor when…

Unanticipated stint in the Navy leads Dr. Michael Snyder into Internal Medicine

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021

The retirement of a primary care physician can be a stressful time for that physician’s patients. In many cases, those patients have trusted the same doctor with their healthcare needs for many years. Since Dr. Christopher Hemphill retired last year, many of his patients at First Choice Internal Medicine have been greeted by a new…

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,…

SoFHA Imaging Center aims to lower costs, improve patient experience

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021

818 Sunset Drive, Suite 100, Johnson City | 423.433.6550 Last summer, the leaders at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates came to an important realization. Patients were often waiting too long for important imaging studies, which led to anxiety and delays in diagnosis. And once patients did get in for imaging tests, the costs were higher…