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CBD Choice

By Ellen Phillips, Owner of believeRX

CBD (cannabidiol oil) is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. Cannabis is the genus name for both marijuana and hemp. Today’s CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is rich in CBD while having negligible THC.

CBD Types

» Full Spectrum (Whole Plant) – Contains all hemp cannabinoids, as well as terpenes (essential oil with healing properties) plus trace amounts of THC. CBD and terpenes produce the entourage effect, which results in a variety of health and wellness benefits. Third party labs include a terpene profile, which shows the levels of each terpene in the product. Do not use full spectrum if drug testing is a concern.

» Broad Spectrum – Cannabinoids plus terpenes but no THC. These products have been processed to the isolate form, then have additional cannabinoids and terpenes added in.

When CBD has a strength, it’s the amount in the entire bottle. For example, 100mg has 100mg CBD per container, not per piece.

» Isolate – Pure CBD that has been isolated from the rest of the hemp plant up to 99.8%. The crystalline isolate CBD powder is usually in a carrier oil like MCT oil.

Oil Types

» Regular – Traditional oil good as an oral drop or mixed with food.

» MCT Oil – Extracted from coconut oil and mixed with honey. Good when cooked, as an oral drop, or mixed with food.

» CBD Honey Tincture – Mixed with honey and good when cooked, mixed with food, and as an oral drop.

» Hemp Seed Oil – Hemp seed is a natural source of protein that contains polyunsaturated and omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants.

» Olive Oil – Can be added to salads or foods.

The source of CBD is extremely important. Know where the product comes from. CBD from China is low potency and sometimes contaminated. Pick products grown in the United States

Extraction Method

The best extraction method is CO2 Extraction, which preserves all of the naturally occurring benefits found in the hemp plant. There are some cheap CBD companies that extract CBD with toxic solvents like propane, hexane, or butane, which is extremely hazardous.

CBD should never make someone high. Even though hemp contains small amounts of THC (the chemical in marijuana that makes someone feel high), hemp and marijuana are two different plants altogether.

How can people make sure they are buying the best CBD oil?

1. Read the label and make sure you know what is in the bottle.

2. Find a company that provides independent lab testing on their products and that makes it readily available to their customers.

3. Some companies have a customer experience team available to answer questions.

4. Third party lab testing-the lab checks for potency and for residual solvents and heavy metals. You can call the lab to verify if the report is real.

5. Do they have a current website? More important, does the brand have a website? Look for an address, email, and phone number. Search the address online to make sure it matches the company’s location.

6. Public feedback – A company’s reputation is very important. Don’t just believe ratings on their website; check other sites for negative information. Seek out news articles of police raids where the product might be mentioned.

7. Sourcing – Who is producing the hemp? Hemp from China tends to be low quality and high in heavy metals

8. Transparency – If a brand has their own farm, are they willing to discuss harvesting and processing practices? Would they be willing to let you visit the corporate office? You don’t have to go that far, but transparency and being willing to communicate with customers is very important.

9. Synthetics – If you see a report that a product has even a hint of synthetic cannabinoids, steer clear. If a product gets someone high, there is a big chance that it contains synthetics.


9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Say Hello to Your New Smile

“I believe that I may have a rare concept regarding the dental profession,” said Billymac, a small business owner that provides services to area telecommunication and data entry businesses. “As a child, I was raised to perform those personal dental hygiene steps every day. However, being the last of nine children, the personal attention to some of those tasks was not watched as close as maybe they should have been. As a result of this neglect, my teeth suffered.

“My personal attention to my teeth came much later in life when I sought those that could help me have and keep a better appearance and longer lasting, healthy smile,” continued Billymac. “I would cover my natural smile, because I realized it was from neglect. Also, the expense to improve my smile was always a major factor. After years of visiting a variety of dental providers, I finally found the level of dental care I always sought at Heritage Family Dentistry when my dentist retired. Heritage Family Dentistry was committed to helping me achieve the new smile I desired.

“At an age of 61, I really enjoy the compliments from others that my new smile brings,” said Billymac. “One of the best things that has happened to me is my renewed self-confidence and the new doors of opportunity that have opened up to me thanks to Heritage Family Dentistry. I love their professionalism as well.

“I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone, particularly if you enjoy smiling and laughing, which is contagious and begins the moment you enter their office and you meet Ms. Brandy.”

Heritage Family Dentistry offers a full line of advanced dental services and procedures including:

» Family Friendly Care

» Implant Dentistry

» Crowns & Bridges

» Cosmetic Dentistry

» Sedation Dentistry

» Prevention & Gum Treatment

» Digital Radiography

» Mercury Free Restorations

» Invisalign Orthodontics

Invisalign offers you that perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology, these virtually “invisible” aligners will help you create that beautiful smile that will enhance both your appearance and self-esteem.

To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry, call 865-816-9211 or visit them online at Your new smile awaits you.

Heritage Family Dentistry

11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Fitness Together

Test, Correct, and THEN Train!
By Andrew Henderson, Owner of Fitness Together

A personal trainer since 1997, I have witnessed many fitness trends come and go, including super-slow training, boot camps, High Intensity Interval Training, cross-training gyms, and even hanging upside from drapes suspended from the ceiling. And yes, there’s some benefit to each of these fitness options… for the right person.

What I love about personal training is how we can recommend the best type of exercises for each client’s current fitness and mobility level. But first we need to assess the client and their ability to move properly.

To receive the greatest benefit from your exercises, you should focus first on the areas of your body that are most likely to cause future problems. That may be weak core muscles, inflexible muscles, and poor posture from too much time on computers, smartphones, behind steering wheels, or poorly rehabilitated injuries that still plague you. And almost all of us sit way too much.

Typical gym assessments often include the standard weight, blood pressure, and body fat percentage. But fitness professionals are realizing the benefit of seeing how well people move. Programs like Functional Movement Screening© (FMS) help trainers identify flaws in how clients and athletes move and prescribe the appropriate stretches and exercises to help make improvements. Equally important is it lets trainers and clients know which exercises to avoid.

The goal of exercise should be to feel better. Knowing what to do and what not to do is the logical first step in a new or existing exercise program. Successful trainers will take time to do baseline measurements with you, as well as determine how well your body moves. They will show you exercises and stretches you can do at home to help improve your in between days at the gym. They will reassess so you can track your progress over time and make adjustments to your program as needed.

If working with a professional trainer sounds appealing but beyond your budget, training is likely less than the cost of a few meals at a nice restaurant. You will discover what exercises are best for your particular body, eliminating the pain and frustration from injuries and poor results caused by choosing the wrong exercises. Train smart and be kind!

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Discover a New Level of Dental Care

By Tom Irmen

My patient relationship with Heritage Family Dentistry began in a somewhat unusual manner. Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw originally contacted me to discuss the different marketing opportunities available with Everything Knoxville to help promote his new Farragut location.

From the very beginning, it was difficult not to recognize the totally unique atmosphere one experiences the moment you enter. Not your typical dental office, it employs an open office environment, modern, airy, beautiful lighting fixtures, lots of well placed indirect lighting. It’s not the typical assembly line feel of many medical offices. But what really won me over was the Heritage Family Dentistry dental team. They’re incredible. They’ve never met a stranger. They go far out of their way to make you part of the Heritage family.

Imagine being asked what music you enjoy listening to. Would you like a warm neck wrap? Would you prefer to watch something else on your personal entertainment monitor?

They weren’t trying to sell me on Heritage Family Dentistry. I sold myself and my wife, Judy, who had been somewhat apprehensive about visiting the dentist in the past. This has truly been the best dental experience we have had in our lives.

Both of us also appreciate their expertise and the length they go to when explaining a procedure. We believe that even the most apprehensive patient would be at ease under these conditions. In addition to our routine dental checkups, we have both had a dental implant and crown replacement. And Judy is already seeing the results from her Invisalign aligners. With little or no discomfort, all of these procedures could not have been easier.

And in case you’re wondering, I was not asked to write this testimonial. In fact, unsolicited, I asked Dr. Bradshaw if I could write this article.

We encourage you to discover just how easy it is to enjoy the beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of with your new future friends at Heritage Family Dentistry. And a special thanks to Dr. Bradshaw and his team, from the both of us, for providing the highest level of caring and compassionate dental care. You’re all incredible.

Heritage Family Dentistry

11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C

Farragut, TN 37934


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Farragut Family Practice

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.

We 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

11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7

Knoxville, TN 37934



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Discover the Power of a Positive Pharmacy

You need your prescription filled, and then you experience this at your local pharmacy:

» You’ll need to call your insurance company.
» You’ll need to call your doctor.
» We don’t have your medication in stock.
» Your refill is too soon.
» We’re not open yet.
» We closed at…
» It’s going to be 35 minutes or longer.
» Your prescription is not covered.
» We open at 9 am, and we’ll need an hour to get your prescription ready.
» You finally make it to the register and have to wait for an associate to acknowledge you.
» You feel worse now than when you walked in the door.

If you have experienced any of the above, then your pharmacy isn’t fully serving you. You deserve a positive pharmacy experience. In fact, positive thoughts and a positive outlook can be very healing and reassuring in many cases. We recognize the power of positivity in healthcare, as well as in healing from disease. At believeRX, we believe in you so much that our entire team is fully committed to providing you with the most positive experience possible – a level of positivity that you may have thought no longer existed in today’s fast-paced, assembly-line, medical marketplace.

At believeRX, we will call your insurance for you. If the insurance company wishes to speak to you, we will allow you to use our in-house phone and remain with you to answer any questions that may arise so that you can leave with your prescription.

We will also call your doctor on your behalf and keep you informed on our progress. If your doctor tells us you need an appointment or that they need to hear from you, we will contact you directly with that message.

Also, at believeRX, we will make arrangements to deliver your medication to you should it not be available when you place your prescription.

Should your prescription be refilled too soon, we will contact you before you come to pick it up, and we will provide you with the date that your medication will be available.

If you call or come to the pharmacy before we open, we will make every effort to make you feel appreciated and welcome. If you are trying to drop off your prescription, we will accept it so you can run an errand while we are getting it ready. If you need to pick up your prescription before you start your day, you are welcome to do so.

If we’re closed when you drop by, you can still drop off your prescription, pick up your prescription, or have it delivered. Remember, we are available to serve you after closing with our after-hours drop off box, on-call number, and home delivery.

Thirty-five minutes is not an option! Our goal is as soon as possible. At believeRX, we are here to serve you, and we will not add unneeded extra minutes to your already busy schedule.

If a medication is not covered, we will inform you if there are similar medications available, a discount card, or any other option that you may benefit from.

You should also feel comfortable showing up at opening time, knowing that we will make every effort to have your prescription ready before you walk in our doors.

Should you experience a queue, we will move as expeditiously as possible. You will be warmly greeted when you first enter through our doors and when you arrive at our prescription counter. We are here to provide you with the highest level of service possible – it is just that simple.

Get ready to experience the power of positively for yourself. Our mission and value statements say it all. Becoming your pharmacy choice is based on the positive relationship offered by our team of like-minded healthcare professionals committed to serving you and your family.

Our Mission
We recognize that we are in a strategic place to touch and/or change our patients’ lives with a positive impact. We are committed to meeting our patients where they are and to help them become the best version of themselves in all areas such as diet, exercise, health, disease management, and stress reduction with mind and body working together in the same forward direction.

Our Values
Our most important value is we believe. We believe in you. We believe in faith, abundance, empathy, loyalty, family, honesty, integrity, respect, good health, realizing and chasing our dreams, and in making a difference.

At believeRX, we invite you to discover for yourself the power of positively that our pharmacy can offer you on your life and the lives of your family members as well.

9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931

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Fitness Together

Take That First Step to a New Healthier You

“We have been married for more than 27 years and have three kids – two out of college and one in college,” said Michael Jones, CFO of a local civil engineering firm. “So we are basically empty nesters except for our four dogs – two greyhounds and two mixed breeds.”

A few years ago, Michael and his wife, Sandra, a physical therapist, decided it was time to get back in shape.

“We both love being active and enjoy standup paddle boarding,” he said. “I am more into sports and play volleyball, golf, and basketball when I can. We were both getting older. We had two kids running track and cross country in college, and we knew we were both out of shape and needed to lose weight.

“We selected Fitness Together because the trainer that we started with understood the weight loss process from his own personal experience.  My wife thought that this would help him understand the challenges of getting started, and she was right.  Our trainer was very good at designing programs to do both with him and on our own at home, and to us, this was invaluable to get started and to keep our momentum.  That inspired us to run a Spartan Race along with our trainer.”

When asked if they had achieved their individual goals, Michael responded, “I lost about 20 pounds, and my wife lost nearly the same. I would recommend Fitness Together to others because they create workouts for the level you are at and push you to improve.”

Would you like to experience a healthier lifestyle? What are you waiting for? Just pick up the phone and call or text Fitness Together at 865-273-0380 today to arrange for your no-cost, no-obligation, complimentary consultation and training session and take that first step to a healthier you.

Fitness Together

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Heritage Family Dentistry

“They Changed My Life”

“I’ve had bad teeth all my life, starting in elementary school,” said Earl Coley, retired Air Force veteran and U.S. Postal employee. “I was on the field watching a Boston Red Sox spring training when I absentmindedly walked behind home plate and was hit in the mouth by a bat. I can’t recommend that for anyone. Anyway, I had many problems during my teen years. I never smiled much and perfected the ‘hands over the mouth laugh.’ I visited many dentists throughout the years but never had much success. I was told I had ‘soft’ teeth – if that is a real thing. Despite having a lot of dental work done while I was in the Air Force, I still put my hands over my mouth when smiling and laughing.

“I was referred to Heritage Family Dentistry and Dr. Bradshaw by my son, who swore they were the best and very friendly. I was wearing a broken partial and had several gaps due to another broken partial, which was unwearable. I had two chipped teeth and other problems as well.

“Dr. Bradshaw and his team examined me and explained that I needed a full mouth rehab with crowns and bridges. I agreed. I was nervous at first from my previous experiences, but Dr. Bradshaw and his team made me comfortable. I never felt any pain, and they made me feel like part of their family and not a patient. I actually looked forward to my visits. They were very professional in every sense of the word. They are the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet. Each and every person there demonstrates genuine care and concern for you as a patient and friend.

“Today I have the most beautiful smile you will ever see. Family and friends comment on how I’m always smiling nowadays. Eating is a joy now and not painful as before. I recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone – young, old, or very old like me – who needs dental work. Dr. Bradshaw and his wonderful team really changed my life for the better.”

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

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Believe RX

Say Goodbye to Your Generic Pharmacy

Now available to serve its Knoxville area neighbors, believeRX will officially open its doors in June/early July. Promising to provide an exciting, new, and fresh approach to the retail pharmacy marketplace, believeRX offers its customers the type of retail experience you may remember from childhood but that you might have thought no longer existed – an experience where you are greeted warmly and listened to carefully, rather than the assembly line, take a number scenario so common today.

If you thought that a compassionate and caring pharmacy was a thing of the past, it’s only because you haven’t visited believeRX. Here are just a few ways that believeRX will make a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

After-Hours Prescription Delivery
“believeRX has made a full-time commitment to our customers,” said Gabriella Bowers, believeRX co-owner. “We decided to put our customers first, even after we have closed for the day. Our pharmacist will be on call from after closing time to 10 pm every evening.”

Established patients at believeRX and their families will receive the best care possible, whether it’s during their normal business hours or an unforeseen late night trip to the emergency room.

“Once the patient receives their prescription, they will take it to our pharmacy, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane in Knoxville, and place it in our convenient drop box,” said Gabriella. “Call the phone number displayed on the drop box, and then go to the comfort of your home while we take care of the rest. As soon as your prescription is ready, it will personally be delivered to your front door free of charge. This is a huge commitment to our customers but one that we believe our customers deserve. Our commitment to you is to offer you the best care available anywhere and to fully answer all of your questions so that you and your loved ones will be fully knowledgeable about the medications you are taking.”

believeRX also offers prescription delivery service to your home for any specialty medications that you or a family member may require. Many of these medications must be stored and maintained properly at proper temperatures to protect their effectiveness.

“We don’t feel that your mailman should be the individual delivering your life saving medications,” said Gabriella. “That responsibility is best left to our pharmacist, who has properly stored your medication, who will bring it to your home, answer any questions that you might have, and who will make sure you are taking the medication correctly. When you are dealing with a life-saving medication, it’s very important to get it right the first time.”

High-Quality Vitamins and Supplements
“Vitamins and supplements vary widely in their quality and effectiveness,” said Ellen Phillips, believeRX pharmacist and founder. “That’s why we’ve chosen some of the best companies to partner with for our vitamins and supplements. Life Extension has been at the forefront of groundbreaking medical research for more than 35 years. Many of the strategies and supplement discoveries they recommend are so advanced that they’re 10 to 20 years ahead of the medical mainstream. Their revolutionary formulas, amazing breakthroughs, and commitment to health advances have made history.

“Life Extension offers a large selection of high-quality vitamins and supplements for your everyday needs. Their products are created to promote a longer, healthier life and are not only for humans, but are also for pets. Their belief in a scientific approach to better nutrition has always been the cornerstone of Life Extension. They offer a large selection of products to promote healthy living, including skin care, vitamins and minerals, supplements, herbs and botanicals, hormone replacement, weight loss supplements, and lab tests. We share their main focus as we both partner together to help promote greater longevity and help you become the best version of yourself while you’re alive.”

believeRX has also partnered with Isotonix. Isotonix offers powder supplements that become isotonic once the proper amount of powder and water are mixed together. Once the supplement is made in to the isotonic form, the osmotic pressure matches the osmotic pressure of body fluids, which allows the supplement to bypass the digestion process and reach the site of action faster in its most active form. This is what makes Isotonix formulas more effective than standard supplement formulas, because they offer the fastest and most effective way to get the maximum delivery of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your bloodstream. The stomach has very little work to do because the pH and toxicity are designed to allow the stomach to quickly release all the nutrients into the small intestine. Isotonix formulas require about five minutes for this process to occur.

Isotonix products are completely free of binders and fillers, which are common in traditional tablets or capsules. Isotonix uses only the highest quality ingredients in their products, from gluten-free, vegetarian, and no detectable GMOs to isotonic-capable drinkable supplements. Isotonic offers great tasting vitamins and supplements, including Vitamin D with K2, Activated B Complex, Turn Down Isotonix Essentials, Calcium Plus, Vitamin C, Multivitamin without/with Iron, Magnesium, OPC-3 Beauty Blend OPC-3, Energy Shots, Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics, Prenatal Multivitamin, Anti-Aging, and so much more.

In addition, believeRX will sell brainMD products, formulated by Daniel G. Amen, MD, who teaches the Brain Health Coach courses. In his studies, Dr. Amen teaches to first fix the brain in order to be successful in everything else, such as weight loss and memory. His products focus on six key areas: Mood, memory, focus, stress, sleep, and everyday.

BrainMD uses three main fundamental key components in all of their products. The first key component is science. Every one of their products has been developed by an MD and PhD based on scientific research. The second key component is ingredients. They source on the purist ingredients in the most bioactive forms available. The third and last key component is testing. Their products are tested for highest potency and purity standards.

BrainMD offers many unique products that are available in capsules, tablets, soft gels, powder, and daily vitamin packets. Your brain is fundamentally who you are, so taking quality supplements can change your life.

“We strongly believe that with our pro-active over-the-counter section, our customers will not only be getting the very best and most thoroughly researched vitamins and supplements available, but also the vitamins and supplements most immediately absorbed by their body,” said Ellen. “This is important because many people are unaware of just how many nutrients their body is lacking, not just from the food they eat, but also from relying on using low cost, poor quality vitamins and supplements or from buying the wrong vitamins and supplements. As is often the case, by the time your body has broken down the vitamins or supplements, you may only be absorbing about 40% of what you have actually taken. People are not only doing their body a disservice, but also wasting a lot of money at the same time. Commit to nourish your body with the correct vitamins and to acquire the necessary knowledge to know what you are taking and for what purpose. This is where our expertise and commitment to your overall health can benefit our customers.”

Your Personal Training Knowledge Team
“At believeRX, we are committed to our customers by offering them a diverse and well-rounded level of expertise not commonly found in most retail pharmacy settings,” said Gabriella. “believeRX founder, Ellen Phillips, has not only been a PharmD since 1998, but has had experience in both retail and hospital settings. She has been in management for most of her career and won The Pharmacist’s Excellence Award in 2016. She has also become a Person Health Coach and Brain Health Coach so she could help her patients fuel their best self.”

Gabriella Bowers, believeRX co-owner, has been a Board Certified Pharmacy Assistant for more than 12 years and is also a Personal Health Coach and Professional Group Fitness Instructor. She strongly believes being a Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor go hand in hand. Being a Health Coach gives her the opportunity to empower people to make life-altering behavioral changes that will improve their health and well-being. This allows Gabriella to partner with her clients to build a relationship based on confidence and trust and to help them achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Today physical inactivity is a major risk factor of chronic diseases and contributor to premature mortality. At believeRX, they help their customers to take on this challenge as they take on the roles of resource provider, motivator, and partner in the effort to get more people physically active.

More than today’s typical, generic pharmacy, believeRX offers you the opportunity to truly engage their extensive expertise and resources to discover not only your personal path to a healthier lifestyle and greater longevity, but also to discover your life’s full potential.

9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931

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Fields Center for Women

Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery
Combining the Latest Medical Innovations with Compassionate Care

A longtime advocate for advanced medical care access for women in medicine and surgery, Dr. Michael Fields has also championed health and wellness with a specific comprehensive approach to each individual woman. Known nationally for his contribution to quality patient care in the operating room setting, that same passion exists in his medical practice. He is complemented by a phenomenal team of compassionate, skilled health professionals. Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery launched in 2010 and has become known not only for bringing innovative technology into the office setting, but also for their unique, authentic attention to each individual patient.

Led by Anya Zerilla, WHNP, and the exciting addition of Catherine Kingery, WHNP, they offer you a snapshot of this long-standing, unique practice. From body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation to hormone replacement therapy and weight loss, the office is the true definition of comprehensive, holistic care.

Michael Fields, MD, FACOG
Dr. Fields performed the first gynecologic robotic minimally invasive procedure in the region in 2006 and has since become a pioneer in the field. He has contributed to the development of multiple robotic procedures, including endometriosis resection, nerve sparing hysterectomy, removal of fibroids and prolapse surgeries, and teaches these procedures across the nation. He established protocols that are used internationally for a safer and more efficient operating room with a focus not only on patient outcome, but patient experience as well. With a nurse for a mother and a Baptist minister for a father, he stands out in the surgery world with his bedside manner and time spent with each individual patient.

“Our commitment to technical expertise and personal attention to each patient is of utmost importance, whether in surgery or in the office,” said Dr. Fields.

Outside of the operating room, Dr Fields is a proud father of two children and tries his best not to miss a sporting event or extracurricular activity. He also enjoys backpacking and fly fishing. He describes himself as an amateur musician and plays several instruments.

Anya Zerilla, WHNP
Anya Zerilla is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner providing gynecological and obstetric care. She also serves as the Director for our Center of Wellness. Anya’s commitment to a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient issues led her to develop expertise in several areas, with a healthy and diverse practice.

“I have a firm belief in creating a safe environment for my patients to address their physical and emotional concerns, recognizing that true care for each patient is not just medications and treatments, but also providing a listening ear,” said Anya.

Spending the last 14 years in women’s care, Anya provides a wide range of services to women of all ages, including adolescents. In addition to offering routine annuals and contraceptive counseling, she is one of the most experienced providers of hormone replacement therapy in the region, including pellet therapy. She also provides management of thyroid conditions and weight loss options and is skilled at combining these disciplines in developing a successful management plan for each individual patient. In addition to her success in the medical practice, she is also a successful mom of two teenage daughters, three rescue pups, and loves cheering on her Volunteers.

Catherine Kingery, WHNP
Catherine Kingery is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner practicing for more than 12 years. She began her career as a Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse in 2002, giving her a diverse perspective and knowledge base for women’s health. Catherine believes the greatest investment in life is one’s health, and she dedicates countless hours to help her patients achieve that.

“Preventive health should be a focus,” said Catherine. “During each visit, I believe there is an opportunity to learn the importance of practicing good health and maintaining your body throughout one’s entire lifetime.”

Catherine creates a respectful environment for patients to address concerns, and she believes a collaborative approach that involves the patient is the best way to achieve health goals. Outside of the office, Catherine loves spending time with her husband and two sons, especially watching them play baseball. They also love to travel and, of course, cheer on the Vols.

Advanced Procedures Offered in Office
Votiva by Inmode is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment designed to tighten pelvic muscles and treat the effects of vaginal laxity such as incontinence and loss of sensitivity. It is also an effective treatment for vaginal dryness.

Contoura by Inmode is the fastest rising aesthetic procedure around the world. Safe and effective, this non-surgical treatment uses top-of-the-line technology to permanently eliminate up to 30% of targeted fat cells. By using heat instead of cooling, there is greater reduction in problematic fatty tissue compared to other procedures. Contoura combines a superficial action on the skin, which improves skin texture and treats cellulite.

EndoSee is an in-office fiberoptic scope that allows visualization of the inside of the uterus without the need for anesthesia. This simplifies biopsies and treatment for small polyps, avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Discover how the Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery can help you feel and look your best with the most advanced medical technologies available and a level of compassionate care that you may have thought no longer existed in today’s medical marketplace. To learn more, call 865-288-7300 or visit them online at Discover an entirely new level of wellness and compassionate care.

Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery
10810 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934

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