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Highlands Family Medicine – Daytime Tri-Cities

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Caleb Smith – Familiarity allows Dr. Smith to more effectively treat patients

Posted by on Aug 25, 2021

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

When Dr. Michael Mabry sits down with a new patient, after introductions, the first thing he asks is why they want to be healthy. A lot of times, the patient doesn’t have a clear answer. But sometimes, there is a very specific reason behind wanting to achieve better health, like a grandmother who wants to…

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates: Rich Panek, CEO and Dr. David Moulton, Director of Quality

Posted by on May 17, 2021

Congratulations to SoFHA Imaging Center and Comprehensive Breast Center

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021

Congratulations to our SoFHA Imaging Center and Comprehensive Breast Center on their recent Ribbon Cutting. We are proud of these two new locations and all that has been accomplished. Thank you to Mayor Joe Wise and the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce for being part of our celebration. To learn more about the SoFHA Imaging…

Dr. Christopher Gill talks about Kids and Tick Safety

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021

Focus on Quality Drives Growth for SoFHA

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

State of Franklin Healthcare is not a company looking to get bigger for the sake of getting bigger. Instead, the mission is to develop a patient-centered culture focused on reducing costs, providing better quality, and improving the patient experience. “We measure twice and cut once,” said SoFHA CEO Rich Panek. “We don’t grow just to…

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…

SoFHA Featured by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

In their Quality Care Quarterly newsletter for Spring 2021, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has featured State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. The article highlights how, in using data from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, SoFHA and partner Mountain Region Family Medicine have been able to maximize performance. The full newsletter and article are available to read here.

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…