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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…

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…

SoFHA Walk-In Clinic announces Extended Hours

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

SoFHA Walk-In Clinic announces extended hours beginning December 14, 2020.

Kingsport Chamber Member Spotlight

Posted by on Dec 9, 2020

State of Franklin Healthcare Association and Mountain Region Family Medicine Sign Merger Agreement

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

(Johnson City & Kingsport, Tennessee) – Mountain Region Family Medicine (MRFM), is pleased to announce that a merger agreement has been signed to join State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA), one of the largest independent primary care physician groups in the Tri-Cities. The merger agreement between MRFM and SoFHA reflects its long-term commitment to preserve…

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,…

SoFHA Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020

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?…