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MRFM welcomes Amber Gourley, RDN

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Amber Gourley MS, RDN, CDE received her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from ETSU and is also trained in integrative and functional nutrition, certified diabetes educator and is a professional health coach with training  from iPEC an internationally recognized and ICF certified coaching program. Amber has over half a decade specializing in chronic pain, autoimmune disease,… Read more »

Mountain Region Family Medicine, PC Welcomes Dr. Alysen Carter to the Gate City office.

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Dr. Carter will begin seeing patients on August 6th. Alysen grew up in Kingsport and is thrilled to remain in the area to serve the Southwest VA community of Gate City and surrounding areas. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, obtained a MBA in Hospital Administration from Davenport University, and completed… Read more »

MRFM Now Offering Home Visits to Patients Unable to Travel

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In order to provide the best quality and most cost effective care possible to our patients, MRFM is now offering Home Visits to our patients unable to travel to their physician’s office. Katelyn “Kate” Spitler, FNP, a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, is now providing Home Visits for “home bound”… Read more »

Cholesterol and Heart Disease – By Dr. Michael Kauzlarich

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Originally published in Kingsport Times News in Health and Wellness – February 29, 2012 Cholesterol and Heart Disease Cholesterol helps your body build new cells, insulate nerves, and produce hormones. Normally the liver makes all the cholesterol the body needs but cholesterol also enters your body from food, such as animal-based foods like milk, eggs, and meat…. Read more »

Safety Tips For Those Hot Summer Days – by Kevin D. Misischia, D.O.

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Originally published in Kingsport Times News in Health and Wellness – July 25, 2012 Heat is a major killer in the USA, and those at the greatest risk are infants, children, seniors and people with chronic medical conditions. June had a record number of high temperatures across the country, and higher temperatures are predicted for… Read more »

How to Treat Your Doctor – By Dr. Wesley Eastridge

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Originally published in Kingsport Times News Health & Wellness section – March 28, 2012 Once I thought if I could just get through medical school and residency training I would be able simply to fix people who came to me with medical problems. That was naïve, but oh, what fun it would be. Later I… 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 »