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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…

Your Safety. Our Focus

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020

Protecting our patients and the community from COVID is top priority for State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. Here are 3 steps that we are taking to protect you. Our employees are screened for COVID symptoms prior to entering buildings. All patients requesting an appointment are screened for COVID symptoms. If we have safety concerns they…

Thomas Gill, M.D. Talks About Pediatrics and SoFHA TeleHealth

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020

Dr. Gill explains how pediatrics at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates is caring for their young patients during COVID-19. Read and hear more about the impact of COVID-19 on children by following this WJHL.com link: https://www.wjhl.com/coronavirus/local-health-official-says-cases-of-covid-19-are-mild-for-most-children/.

David Moulton, M.D. Talks About SoFHA TeleHealth

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Moulton explains how State of Franklin Healthcare Associates is helping to protect its patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 through pre-screening via SoFHA TeleHealth. Read and hear more about State of Franklin Healthcare Associates launching telehealth services on WJHL.com by following this link: https://www.wjhl.com/local-coronavirus-coverage/state-of-franklin-healthcare-launching-telehealth-services/?fbclid=IwAR07ofm4-YumtfLjI8qUB8XIx4FUwsWI66_Vr4spcKMCjGt3ZAGVljdw63c

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Announce Telemedicine Options During COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

On Monday, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates announced the implementation of “telehealth” appointments, allowing patients access to remote care via a computer, tablet or smartphone with video and audio capabilities. Read more at Johnson City Press: https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Health-Care/2020/03/30/Health-care-providers-announce-telemedicine-options-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html?ci=content&lp=2&p=1