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 »

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 »

Flawed health care financing system is more about business than patients – Letter by Dr. Funke

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Originally published in Kingsport Times News December 4, 2011 Two months ago, Mountain States Health Alliance and CIGNA publicly announced their negotiations had failed and MSHA will no longer be a CIGNA provider after Dec. 31. Perhaps they both mean it. By rough guess, CIGNA covers 8,000 families in our community, so for Indian Path… 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 »

Immunizations – by Aaron Metcalf, D.O.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month and U.S. vaccination rates have plenty of room for improvement. Nationwide, at least one third of Americans 65 and older have not been vaccinated against pneumonia. Only two thirds of adults ages 19-64 have had a tetanus shot in the past 10 years and more than half of those… 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.

Patient Fundraiser A Success!

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On Saturday July 12th MRFM employees held a very successful fundraiser to assist one of our patients that is in need of a heart transplant. Marty Shaffer, a patient of Dr. Robert Funke, is on the heart transplant list at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. Marty has not been able work due to… Read more »

MRFM Gate City office welcomes ‘Brooke’ McNew-Hall, FNP

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Gate City, VA: The Gate City office of Mountain Region Family Medicine, P.C. announced that Leslie ‘Brooke’ McNew-Hall is joining their practice this summer. “We are thrilled to have Brooke on our team,” said Wesley Eastridge, M.D., one of the physicians in the practice. “She worked with us during her training and we all know… Read more »