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Did You Do Your Squats Today?

Workout Anytime is a real gym getting real people real results! School is back in session, and it’s time to get your fitness on track.  Did you know that Workout Anytime locations are owned by members of your community?  Local owners, April and Kurt Nitzsche, would like to invite you in for a free seven-day trial of either their Bearden or Maryville gyms.

Workout Anytime is a great environment for everyone at every fitness level, so if you don’t know how to perform squats properly or use fitness equipment, no worries!  You will get a free success session with your membership.  We will teach you everything you need to reach your goals!

Physical activity doesn’t have to be drudgery.  If you’re moving, it counts!  At Workout Anytime, everything we do is designed to take you on a results-based journey to get you into the best shape of your life! Don’t confuse us with the competition.  We provide the best pound-for-pound workout in the industry, with lines of the finest fitness equipment, cardio, and free weights, Hydromassage, and tanning, as well as personal training and nutritional support.

We are a convenient, community-based health club offering a clean, safe facility, friendly staff, and memberships as low as $10 per month! Workout Anytime also offers month-to-month memberships with 24/7 access to 170+ locations, including eight area locations!  When you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life, we are here for you 24/7.

Workout Anytime – Bearden
(Next to PF Chang’s)
6739A Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Workout Anytime – Maryville
(Foothills Mall)
141 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801

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Your Choices Go Far Beyond Just Medicare

By Scott Gallian, MD

Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.  Millions of new qualified Medicare recipients, as well as existing Medicare recipients, will be bombarded with television, radio, and print advertisements from Medicare and other Medicare related health plans informing them of existing Medicare plans, Medicare supplement plans, Medicare advantage plans, Part “D” prescription plans, and more.

If it all sounds confusing, it can be.  But for many, the decisions you make now can be among the most important healthcare decisions you will likely make in your lifetime.  The best advice is to begin evaluating your options as soon as possible, even before October 15.  Knowledge is power, so talk to friends and relatives about their choices, and ask your healthcare providers for their recommendations.  There are also some objective guides to Medicare available.  Keep in mind that plans that may look attractive this year can see rate increases and changes in coverage, deductibles, and physician networks.

After you’ve made your decision on Medicare coverage, an even more important decision awaits you… selecting your Medicare providers.  Your choices will determine the quality of the healthcare you will experience throughout your retirement years, as well as the quality of your life.

At Gallian Medical Group, you will discover a level of compassionate and caring healthcare that you experienced as a child but that you might have thought no longer existed today.  We are an independent, privately owned, full-service, premier primary care clinic that provides excellent patient care and outstanding customer service.  We don’t have quotas to achieve that limit our time with our patients, and gone is the assembly line feeling that patients experience in most managed care medical environments today.

If you’ve chosen your Medicare plan, then I invite you to rediscover an entirely new healthcare experience that puts you, the patient, first.  Together with you, your Medicare provider, and our experienced and compassionate team of medical professionals, you too can experience a full and rewarding retirement.

Gallian Medical Group
10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37932

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There’s New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

By Dr. Ryan Bell, DC

You probably have experienced or know someone who suffers from regular migraines. In the United States, more than 38 million people suffer from migraines. These can range from constant dull headaches to head pounding pain that causes a person to become nauseous. While this seems to be common among many people, it isn’t normal and should never be expected as just your lot in life.

Doctors still do not know what causes a person to experience a migraine. They think it can be many different factors, and each person is different. Some can be due to misalignments in their neck or constant stress causing tightness in their upper back. Foods and weather can bring on migraines for some. Migraines can also occur during hormonal changes in the body. The majority of times a person suffering with migraines takes some form of medication that might help with lessening the effects of them. Unfortunately, these can cause other kinds of headaches or negative side effects.

There is hope, though. Chiropractic care has shown to be very effective in reducing the severity and frequency of migraines. Research is starting to support the claims of millions of migraine suffers who have gained relief from their chiropractors. A Duke University study found that chiropractic adjustments to the spine were associated with significant improvements in headache outcomes. One migraine study found that 72% of sufferers benefitted from chiropractic treatment with either noticeable or substantial improvement. We have experienced this first-hand in our practice, and the majority of our patients experience relief from migraines after regular chiropractic care.

Our approach is gentle and wholistic. We utilize a state-of-the-art instrument, called the Pulstar, that uses little force and is very precise. It allows us to have a view of the tension in your spine before and after the adjustment. We also use a technique that addresses your whole body. If your migraine is caused by hormonal changes, we are able to address that with our adjustments since we reset your central nervous system through the Zone Technique.

My favorite story is of a patient of ours who has been experiencing an average of 15 migraines a month for the past eight years. She was on medication that would help whenever a migraine was occurring but would cause her to be groggy the next morning and resulted in a different type of headache after. The alternative was hospitalization. She was told by a specialist that she would have to live with migraines until she went through menopause. When she came to Bell Family Chiropractic, she was in the middle of her migraine cycle. After only her first adjustment, she went three days without a migraine. As she continues regular care, her migraines have greatly subsided, and she no longer worries about running out of her migraine medication. She can now go more than a week without experiencing a migraine and does not experience acid reflux as often.

We feel very confident in chiropractic and our technique. Because of this, we are offering all the readers of Everything Knoxville who are experiencing migraines a money back guarantee during September. You must schedule your free initial consultation in September and mention this article. If you aren’t happy after a month, we refund your money. That’s it. No strings attached. We just want to bring hope and healing to as many migraine sufferers as we can.

You can schedule your free consultation by contacting us at 865-383-7730 or visiting   

Bell Family Chiropractic
111 Sherlake Lane, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Sculpt an All-New You

The Face Place™ is an aesthetic practice that specializes in individual customized aesthetic treatment plans that offers each of their clients the improved appearance results they desire to achieve. Pamela Gott-Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years of aesthetic experience. Pamela has earned a reputation for her keen aesthetic eye for sculpting not only the face, but also body sculpting as well.

The Face Place™ is excited to announce the addition of the all-new, most technologically advanced CoolSculpting® system to safely eliminate stubborn body fat. This new CoolSculpting technology offers increased patient comfort, shorter treatment times, and increased tissue treatment areas. Since 2010, this FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology has been used to complete more than four million procedures.

The latest CoolSculpting technology can eliminate your stubborn body fat safely and effectively, without the need of surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat?
It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target your stubborn fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and over time, through your body’s natural processes, they are eliminated, leaving a much more sculpted you.

Together we can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your unique problem areas. You may desire additional sessions that may further enhance your personal results. Most importantly, your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

Just sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn body fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your stubborn body fat and hello to a healthier, more sculpted you, then you are invited to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.

The Face Place™
10404 Jackson Oaks Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

Supervising physician – Dr. Vaughan Hall, FAAFP

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Discover the Heritage Family Dentistry 5-Star Advantage

By Jonathan Bradshaw, DDS

There are some unique variables in family dentistry that, when combined, create a successful dental practice. By combining our uncompromising commitment to serve others, a dedicated team of compassionate and caring dental professionals, and today’s state-of-the-art technology, Heritage Family Dentistry has been able to earn more than 500 5-star reviews from our patients, for which we would like to express our heartfelt thanks. From our new, state-of-the-art dental studio to today’s latest technological innovations, including digital radiology that is far safer than conventional dental x-rays, we at Heritage Family Dentistry strive to provide all of our patients with our 5-star advantage each and every day.

But no successful dental practice would be complete without a 5-star team, and Heritage Family Dentistry is no exception. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight one of our key team members, Brandy Millsaps.

Brandy has been with Heritage Family Dentistry almost from the beginning. The East Tennessee native and mother of two beautiful girls has been in dentistry for more than 26 years. What distinguishes Brandy from the often sterile environment found in medicine today is her love and genuine compassion for our patients. She truly believes it is an honor and privilege to serve others, as is further evidenced by her mission work both in Haiti and locally.

Although Brandy wears many hats at Heritage Family Dentistry, she is our resident smile coordinator – sort of our air traffic controller. She is also our goodwill ambassador, as you will discover when you enter our reception area.

On behalf of our entire team, we would like to invite you to discover the 5-star advantage at Heritage Family Dentistry for yourself.

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934

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Chiropractic Isn’t Just for Back Pain

If you were to visit Bell Family Chiropractic’s waiting room, you would learn that visiting patients come for a wide range of medical reasons, with back pain representing only a small percentage of those reasons. Patients visit Bell Family Chiropractic for help with sleep abnormalities, childhood ADHD, digestive issues, headaches, and a range of other health needs. In this interview with Dr. Ryan Bell, DC, you will learn just how Bell Family Chiropractic can help you and your family members discover a solution to many of today’s health issues.

EK: Tell our readers why stress is the root cause of many of our diseases and how chiropractic can help your patients that are experiencing these various health issues.

Ryan: Stress isn’t necessarily the root cause of our diseases, but rather our inability to adapt to it. Unfortunately, your body can’t be in a stressed state and a healing state at the same time. In our world today, our bodies experience a lot of stress. It is difficult for our body to be able to adapt to these stressors properly without the correct alignment, nutrition, and wellness care. This stress comes in many different shapes and sizes. It can be emotional stress, chemical stress (food we eat), or physical stress. As we begin to adjust our patients, they move from a stressed state to a healing state. They sleep better, digest food better, and some even have lower blood pressure. If you go to our website and click “Why Chiropractic” in the menu, you can get a much deeper explanation.

EK: Describe “adjustment” as it relates to your medical practice and just how your patients benefit from this procedure.

Ryan: The adjustment is what makes chiropractic so special. We are able to influence your central nervous system, which runs and regulates everything in your body. It tells your heart to beat and your lungs to breathe along with countless other things in your body. A large part of the nervous system is protected by your spine, and the nerves that run everything in your body shoot out from it. So a specific adjustment to your spine can be very powerful and help your entire body to start functioning properly.

EK: Not only is Bell Family Chiropractic family friendly, but nearly 50% of your patients are children. Is that unique?

Ryan: Not really! Once you understand that stress is the root cause of the majority of our diseases, then it makes sense. At a very early age, children experience physical and emotional stress in the birthing process and when learning to walk and falling. Additionally, school and worrying about upcoming tests and homework are mental stressors. The toxins and chemicals in the food they eat every day are chemical stressors. Children often respond to chiropractic care quicker than adults. You will also find your kids love coming to see us and often fight to be the first ones adjusted.

EK: Tell our readers about “Pulstar,” the state-of-the-art medical device used to adjust patients.

Ryan: The Pulstar is an awesome tool we use in our practice. It is super safe and specific. I have adjusted newborns with it, and they have remained asleep the entire time. It is connected to a computer and allows me to have complete control of how much force is used as it sends multiple impulses through the instrument. At all times, it is reading how the joint in your back is moving and lets me know when it is moving properly. We never have to worry about putting too much force into a joint, because the computer is guiding us. You can watch it in action at our website under the “Technique” link.

EK: What is the Zone Technique, and why is it unique?

Ryan: The Zone Technique is a form of healing designed to balance your brain and align your spine so your body can restore itself to maximum health. The human brain has six centers that form in the embryonic stage of development that are responsible for maintaining your health through your central nervous system. Stress causes these six centers to malfunction, and we can kind of reboot them to working properly. I am one of only two doctors in Tennessee who are trained and certified in the Zone Technique.

EK: Describe a typical new patient experience. What can a patient expect?

Ryan: We try to keep the new patient experience as simple as possible. When you come in, we have you fill out a page of paperwork and then we talk. We ask questions and hear your story and why you think chiropractic care might be for you. We make sure we can help you and then we adjust you. It takes 15-30 minutes for the entire visit. After that you just show up during our open adjusting hours and get adjusted. You don’t have to make another appointment.

EK: Tell our readers about your fee structure.

Ryan: Our fee structure is pretty simple. We have two tiers, individual and family. You can pay per visit or receive unlimited monthly chiropractic care. The monthly membership is what the majority of our patients choose, because they understand the importance of chiropractic care. The membership is $69 a month for individuals and $99 a month for families, with no setup fee or contracts!

EK: How can our readers learn more about Bell Family Chiropractic, and what is the best way to contact you?

Ryan: Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us at 865-383-7730 or visit us online at

Bell Family Chiropractic
111 Sherlake Lane, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Introducing truSculpt® 3D

A New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas.

Everything Knoxville recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections.

EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works.

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures.

EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D?

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results.

EK: How quickly will clients see visible results?

Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.

EK: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience?

Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%.

EK: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session?

Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs.

EK: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure?

Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure.

EK: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct?

Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure.

EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you?

Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit

Farragut Family Practice
A Division of Summit Medical Group
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934

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No Dental Insurance? No Problem!

If the only thing standing between you and regular dental care is insurance, Heritage Family Dentistry has the perfect solution. Called Heritage Family Membership Club, uninsured patients can take advantage of savings on a variety of services offered by Heritage Family Dentistry.

For a low monthly fee of only $27 and a one-time $50 lifetime activation fee, adults and children can save on professional dental cleanings, doctor exams, required x-rays, emergency exam, fluoride treatment for children 12 and younger, and 15% off all other treatments. (Some exclusions may apply.) Heritage Family Dentistry even offers a special membership program for those requiring active periodontal maintenance due to prior treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.

“Because we value your loyalty, we’ve launched our very own membership club for our patients without dental insurance,” said Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw. “This membership club simplifies payment for preventable dental care while offering savings on many of the other services we offer.”

Postponing regular dental care can be detrimental not only to good dental health, but also your overall health as well. Untreated, a variety of dental diseases that go undetected and untreated can result in both lengthy and expensive treatments later on. And if you think you might be able to detect a dental abnormality yourself, you might be surprised to learn that many diseases, including serious infections that can erode your jawbone, resulting in permanent loss of your natural teeth, often produce no symptoms until serious bone loss has occurred.

Why put off regular dental care any longer? Call Heritage Family Dentistry today at 865-816-9211 to learn more about their membership club and how it can save you and your family money. You can also become a member online by visiting It’s time to show off your smile!

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934

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Spa 9700 Mother’s Day Celebration

Whether you choose a day of pampering, a single signature service, or a lovely gift from the extensive retail selections, Spa 9700 has the perfect way to say “I celebrate you, Mom!”

You can treat your mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister, or the “just like a mom” in your life to something very memorable, sure to make you her favorite.  The thoughtful spa treatment packages created just for Mother’s Day make your job easy.  Packages such as “Mom’s Royal Treatment,” which includes a hot stone massage, custom luxury facial, spa manicure, spa pedicure, make-up application, and lunch catered from the Chop House.

The budget friendly “Off Duty Mom” includes a full body massage, custom luxury facial, a spa manicure, and lunch catered from the Chop House.  This is the perfect selection for a first-time spa go-er or for someone who is short on time but who still needs a “treat.”

To truly celebrate with Mom, try the 2018 version of “Mom and Me” which includes, for each of you, a full body massage, a custom luxury facial, pedicure, and lunch catered from the Chop House.

You really can’t go wrong.  Spa 9700’s comfortable, private, and relaxing environment is suited for treating anyone, but especially Mom, like royalty.

In addition, Spa 9700 also celebrates strawberry season with treatments featuring that sweet red berry that is abundant this time of year.  During May and June, you must try the Strawberry Smash Pedicure, which begins with a relaxing soak in sparkling, citrus, cilantro oil, and finishes with an application of strawberry fruit cells and whipped shea butter. An added pleasure will be a serving of fresh strawberries to tantalize your palate.

If you have visited the retail boutique (a part of the spa entrance), you know that Spa 9700 offers some exclusive gift items.  Known for their pajamas, beach cover-ups, and tunics, you will also find Hobo leathers, jewelry, and the most popular candles and body care. There are also beach bags, beach towels, sunscreens, luggage, and other essentials for summer travel.  A true “resort style” boutique, you’ll find great gifts and something for yourself also.

You and Mom are sure to love a visit to Spa 9700, so celebrate her with a gift certificate or gift from Spa 9700!

Spa 9700
9700 Kingston Pike in Knoxville

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Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime

Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime

School is back in session, and it’s time to get your fitness back on track. Sometimes all the summer activities can leave you drained of energy and a few extra pounds heavier. Don’t throw in the towel! Did you know that exercise boosts your energy level? Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier. Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system – the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels – work more efficiently. Big deal? You bet! When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy. Physical activity doesn’t have to be drudgery. If you’re moving, it counts!

At Workout Anytime, everything we do is designed to take you on a results-based journey to get you into the best shape of your life! We provide the best pound-for-pound workout in the industry, with lines of the finest fitness equipment, cardio, and free weights, Hydromassage, and tanning, as well as personal training and nutritional support. We are a convenient, community-based health club offering a clean, safe facility, friendly staff, and programs as low as $15 per month with no long-term commitments, 24/7 access to 130+ locations, and great amenities like tanning and Hydromassage. When you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life, we are here for you 24/7.

Workout Anytime locations are owned by members of your community. Local owners, John and Gina Heifner and April and Kurt Nitzsche, would like to invite you in for a free three-day trial of their clubs.

Workout Anytime – Bearden
6739A Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Workout Anytime – Farragut
9965 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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