Primary Care

Primary Care

Join our primary care doctors and Internal Medicine specialists as they discuss medically-proven methods for improving your overall health, preventing disease and feeling your best. Our doctors will discuss the importance of maintaining regular health screenings and identifying your individual health risks. 

Medical Moment: Medication Basics
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In this Medical Moment, Pharmacist Troy Rebert discusses medication basics and the importance of knowing your pharmacist. In this video Troy will answer the following questions about medications: • What is the difference in brand name and generic medications? • Why is it important to keep a list of my current medications? • Can over-the-counter medications cause drug interactions or side effects? • Why is it important for me to have a relationship with my pharmacist? For more information about the services available at UT Medical Center, please visit www.utmedicalcenter.org/
Medical Moment: Palliative Care
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Dr. Lynn Osterlund talks about what palliative care is, how it can benefit you or a loved one, as well as how to request palliative care services. For more information about patient services, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
Medical Moment: Bronchial Thermoplasty
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Dr. Paul Branca, pulmonary medicine physician, talks about Bronchial Thermoplasty, a new procedure used as a treatment for asthma. In this video Dr. Branca will answer the following questions: • What is Bronchial Thermoplasty? • Who can have Bronchial Thermoplasty? • What would a patient expect during and after each treatment? • Do all hospital provide Bronchial Thermoplasty treatments? For more information about Bronchial Thermoplasty, asthma or any pulmonary (lung) services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Vitamin D
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Virgina Turner, MS, RD, LDN, talks about sources of vitamin D and how the body uses this vitamin. In this video Virginia will answer the following questions: - What is the function of vitamin D? - What are key sources of vitamin D? - Is vitamin D deficiency common? - Should I take vitamin D supplements? - Where can I find additional nutrition resources? For more information about nutrition services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Balance
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Balance issues are a major concern for millions of people. Kristine Nevans, physical therapist, talks about how the Balance and Hearing Center at UT Medical Center can help reduce balance issues. Kristine will answer the following questions: • What type of patients would benefit from an evaluation at the Balance and Hearing Center? • What testing services are provided? • What treatments are provided at the Balance and Hearing Center? • What can I do to keep from falling? • Are there different kinds of dizziness/imbalance? For more information about Rehabilitation Services, Balance and Hearing Center and treatments for imbalance available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Lower Back Pain
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Lower back pain affects millions of people. Wes Priestley, physical therapist, talks about how physical therapy can help reduce lower back pain. Wes will answer the following questions: • What is a disc and what can go wrong with it? • How do I know if my back pain is serious? • With a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, does this mean I'll have life long pain? • What is involved in physical therapy treatments for back pain? For more information about Rehabilitation Services and treatments for lower back pain available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
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Dr. Sperry Nelson, surgeon, talks about what a hyperbaric chamber does and discusses how hyperbaric treatments health chronic wounds. In this video, Dr. Nelson will answer the following questions: • What are hyperbaric chambers? • What kinds of patients benefit from hyperbaric treatments? • How do hyperbaric chambers assist in treatments? • How long do patients usually have to have hyperbaric treatments? • What makes University Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center different? For more information about University Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center or other services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Adult Vaccines
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Ryan Unger, MD, Family Medicine, talks about important vaccines adults should consider and how often they should get those vaccines. Additionally, Dr. Unger dispels some common misconceptions about vaccines. In this video Dr. Unger will answer the following questions: - What vaccines are recommended for adults? - What are some misconceptions about vaccines? - Are there any contraindications for vaccines? For more information about primary care services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Hernias
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Dr. Melissa Phillips, surgeon, talks about hernias and procedures used to repair hernias. In this video Dr. Phillips will answer the following questions: • What is a hernia? • How would a person know if they have a hernia? • How is a hernia repaired? • Is the surgical repair of a hernia a complicated procedure? For more information about hernia repairs or general surgical procedures available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Diabetes
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Dr. Anthony Wilson, Family Medicine, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for patients that have Type I or Type II diabetes. For more information about Diabetes or Nutritional Counseling services at UT Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Mammograms
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Dr. Garnetta Morin-Ducote, Radiologist, talks about the importance of regular mammograms. In this video Dr. Morin-Ducote will answer the following questions in regards to mammograms: • When should a woman start getting her mammograms? • What is involved in having a mammogram? • How often should a woman get a mammogram? • What is the current recommendation for self-breast exams in relation to mammograms? For more information about mammograms, University Breast Center or Cancer services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Why is Controlling Blood Pressure so Important
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Dr. Bret Rogers, Cardiologists, explains why controlling ones blood pressure is so important.
Medical Moment: HPV and Oral Cancer
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Dr. J. Michael McCoy discusses the HPV/Oral Cancer link. For more information about HPV and Oral Cancer, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
Medical Moment: Prevention of Cervical Cancer
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Dr. Kristopher Kimball, GYN Oncologist, discusses prevention methods and treatments for cervical cancer. For more information about Cervical Cancer, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
Basics of Nutritional Label Reading
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Receive a detailed description on how to read nutritional labels and what to look for on various food items for nutritional health from dietitian Leah Kittle, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC.