MRFM Labor Day Schedule

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Mountain Region Family Medicine, P.C., will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. For after-hours emergencies phone (423) 857-7000 and ask that the doctor on call for your doctor to be paged. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

MRFM Welcomes Monika Karakattu, M.D.

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Dr. Monika Karakattu has joined Mountain Region Family Medicine at The Press Building location in downtown Kingsport. Dr. Karakattu attained her pre-med and medical degree from the esteemed Grant Medical College in the multi-faceted city ofMumbai, India.In 2011 Dr. Monika completed her residency from East TennesseeState University Bristol Family Practice program. Dr. Karakattu practiced in… Read more »

Traditional Medicare, Not Medicare Advantage, Patient’s Survey

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Mountain Region Family Medicine participates in an Accountable Care Organization “ACO” for our “Traditional Medicare” patients.  A part of the Medicare requirement for MRFM’s participation in the ACO is that patients may be surveyed, over the telephone or through the mail, to share your feedback on your healthcare experience.  The survey is to help MRFM… Read more »

Carli Cooper, D.O. joins MRFM

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Dr. Carli Cooper is a board certified family medicine physician joining Mountain Region Family Medicine at the Press Building located in downtown Kingsport, TN on August 15, 2016. Dr. Cooper received her medical degree from Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She completed her internship at Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine… Read more »

Dr. Christopher Matthews Dies Unexpectedly

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It is with great sadness that we must announce the immediate closure of the practice of Dr. Chris Matthews MD, effective August 12, 2016 due to his unexpected death. We have lost a wonderful friend, colleague and highly skilled physician. As of August 15, 2016, Drs. Roger Archer, Richard Brandon and Kimberly Roller will see Dr…. Read more »

Mountain Region Family Medicine Achieves NCQA PCMH Level 3 Recognition

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Mountain Region Family Medicine has been awarded recognition at our offices located at: Kingsport Press Building Colonial Heights Nickelsville, Virginia By the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.

Inclement Weather Advisory

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In the event of inclement weather please contact your MRFM physicians’ office prior to leaving your home for an appointment.  This includes laboratory testing and imaging studies.  If possible we will use our automated messaging service to notify you in advance that your physicians office is closed.  We will try to have updated information as to… Read more »

Dr. Kimberly Roller now performing DOT physicals

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Dr. Kimberly Roller is now licensed to perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examinations. Dr. Roller, a graduate from the ETSU School of Family Medicine, is Board Certified in Family Medicine and joined Mountain Region Family Medicine in February 2014. .

Mountain Region Family Medicine Now Offering “No Injection-Shotless” Allergy Therapy

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From: Dr. Eric W. Harman Are allergies making your life miserable? Sublingual allergy therapy might be the answer. Spring and Fall allergy seasons can be difficult times of the year for those who suffer from allergies. Sneezing, itchy nose and eyes along with sinus pressure and pain can make it hard to work, enjoy fun activities… Read more »

What is a D.O.?

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By: Michael Kauzlarich, D.O. You may have noticed that some of the physicians you see in the Tri-Cities area, including some of the physicians at Mountain Region Family Medicine, have the professional designation of D.O. behind their name instead of M.D. So what does that mean? D.O. stands for “Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.” There are currently… Read more »