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Overcoming Your Fear of Going to the Dentist

Fear of any medical procedure, including dental procedures, is not uncommon. As Beth learned, communicating your concerns to your medical provider can help you overcome your anxiety.

EK: Beth, share with us your fear of going to the dentist.

Beth: I had a horrible and intense fear of going to the dentist because of awful experiences from previous dental work. That was before I learned of Farragut Dental Studio from Everything Knoxville magazine. Their entire team was extremely gentle, patient, sweet, and tender in helping me feel safe during every step of the process and at each visit. “Amazing” doesn’t even begin to describe how wonderful they are. They compassionately worked with me through tears and shakes to make me feel relaxed during my first visit, and each visit got easier because I could trust them to listen to me and put my comfort above just getting the job done.

EK: You mentioned that the setting itself was helpful in overcoming your apprehension. How so?

Beth: The atmosphere and environment of the dental studio is beyond comparison. They greet you with a warm compassion that makes you feel special and genuinely cared for. The dental process uses the most modern, high-tech instruments that make the whole experience so much better than you can imagine. It’s the only time taking x-rays have not hurt or made me gag. Also, there’s a flat screen monitor above that enables you to watch a show or movie while they work on your teeth. It’s a wonderful distraction that takes your mind off what’s going on. When you arrive for your appointment, they’re ready for you. No long waits when you’re there; it’s all about you.

EK: Would you recommend Farragut Dental Studio to others?

Beth: Absolutely! Dr. Vyas and his team are a blessing, especially if you have a fear or are just plain petrified of going to the dentist like I was. They will help you overcome your fears and provide you with a beautiful smile in a wonderful setting. They pay close attention to detail and describe your procedure to you in a way that is precise and clear and not just technical dental language. Also, they make sure that you always feel in control of what’s going on.

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Beth: Mere words don’t accurately describe my Farragut Dental Studio experience. I’m so grateful to have found them, because going to the dentist was like a living nightmare, and I needed a lot of work done. The results were incredible and literally brought tears to my eyes. If a dental practice could win a Nobel prize, they deserve it and would win it, hands down. Thanks to Dr. Vyas and his entire team. You have no idea how much your care and concern mean. I can get back to living life again. No more hiding!

Farragut Dental Studio
11201 W. Point Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.288.0416
www.farragutdentalstudio.com

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Jordan Bivens Grubb

Are Keratin Treatments Beneficial?

By Jordan Bivens Grubb

Our hair is made of keratin, which often becomes deficient as we age, by exposure to environmental factors, or by styling.  Keratin, which is rich in amino acids, strengthens our hair and makes it more elastic.  The deficiency of keratin results in hair that has a frizzy appearance and a noticeable loss of sheen.While nothing can heal damaged hair, a keratin treatment can help you manage the damage to your hair while your natural hair gradually returns.  Keratin treatments help replenish your hair’s natural keratin protein, making your hair color appear more natural. Suitable for all hair types, a keratin treatment will give you smooth, healthier hair that can be styled any way you prefer.  It reduces frizz and unwanted volume for better manageability.  Also, it can be used over any chemical service.During a keratin treatment, your hair is first shampooed and then blow dried to remove all moisture.  The keratin complex is then applied to your hair and allowed to remain for approximately 20 minutes.  The treatment is completed with the application of heat from a blow dryer and flat iron, which locks in the treatment.  Your treatment should last approximately three months.  All that you are left with is smooth, natural looking hair and a beautiful luster.  Your hair is strengthened and nourished as nature had intended.If you would like to learn more about keratin treatments and how they may benefit you and your hair, I invite you to call me today.  You, too, can have beautiful, natural looking hair.

Jordan Bivens Grubb
301 S. Gallaher View Road
Suite 116
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.282.9754
www.schedulicity.com

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Dr. Edmunds

Discover Your UltraSlim®

Lose Fat Fast

If one of your New Year’s resolutions includes losing weight, an UltraSlim® treatment might just be what the doctor ordered. UltraSlim® is the only non-invasive procedure for immediate fat loss without dieting, exercising, drugs, or surgery. Patients lose an average of 3.5” immediately, and you are guaranteed to lose 2” in one Fat Burning Treatment or your money back.

The UltraSlim® device uses a special patented type of light to stimulate and shrink fat cells. The treated fat cells respond by opening temporary pores in the cell and emptying their fat contents, releasing all of that stubborn fat you can’t seem to get rid of – without dieting and exercise.

Patients have lost an average of 3.5” of combined fat from the waist, hips, and thighs at each visit. In multi-site clinical trials, UltraSlim® was proven 100% effective for all patients, with 98% of patients losing at least 2” of fat at each visit.

Safer than any other body contouring technology, UltraSlim® Professional is the only body contouring device that is “Risk Group 1” – the same risk group as a tongue depressor. All other contouring devices risk serious side effects and adverse outcomes such as pain, bruising, and swelling. With UltraSlim®, there is no pain, no discomfort, and no side effects.

Other uses for UltraSlim® include cellulite treatments, which visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite, and non-invasive facelift treatments that significantly improve the appearance of your skin and neckline in only two weeks.

To learn more about UltraSlim® and the other services offered by Kathleen O. Edmunds, M.D., including gynecology, MonaLisa Touch, and SculpSure, call 865-684-1766 today or visit them online at www.edmundsgynecology.com. For more than 27 years, Dr. Edmunds and her all-female staff of compassionate and caring healthcare professionals have remained committed to providing all of their patients with the highest level of care available.

Kathleen O. Edmunds, M.D.
6311 Kingston Pike, Suite 21E
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.684.1766
www.edmundsgynecology.com

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Farragut Dental Studio

All-On-4 Dental Implants

Your Permanent Alternative to Dentures
By Kairav Vyas, DDS, Farragut Dental Studio

If you or someone you love has experienced the loss of multiple teeth, whether through disease or injury, there is an exciting new procedure called All-On-4. It is an effective alternative to conventional dentures. All-On-4 treatment, unlike dentures, allows patients to feel hot and cold, bite and chew with more force, and are much more comfortable. All-On-4 dental implants can also be used on patients who are edentulous, meaning they are missing all their teeth, or patients with bone deficiencies in the jaw where traditional implants can be used.

The All-On-4 treatment concept is a procedure where a full-arch prosthesis is attached to four implants on the same day as your oral surgery. Bone grafting is avoided, and patients experience a rapid improvement in the quality of life, including function, aesthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem. The All-On-4 dental implant procedure is also more cost-effective than conventional implant treatments for the treatment of edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients. Another advantage of All-On-4 dental implants is that it can help prevent the loss of jawbone volume common among denture wearers.

Farragut Dental Studio is proud to announce that we now offer All-On-4 dental implants to our patients in conjunction with a local oral surgeon. To learn more about this exciting new All-On-4 dental implant procedure or any of the many other general, pediatric, or cosmetic dental services we offer, I invite you to call Farragut Dental Studio today or visit us online at www.farragutdentalstudio.com.

Farragut Dental Studio
11201 W. Point Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.288.0416
www.farragutdentalstudio.com

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Workout Anytime

Drop 10 Plan at Workout Anytime

Drop 10 pounds during the holidays? Are we crazy? Christmas will be here soon, then it’s the New Year! We’re going to help you get a jump start with our Drop 10 Plan! Here are some tips to get started: Sugar leads to weight gain, but did you know that artificial sweeteners can stall your weight loss? As little as one packet of Splenda (sucralose) can kill half of the good bacteria in your gut. Your gut controls everything, including brain function and weight loss (or gain!). Read labels before you buy items that have artificial sweeteners. Bump up the water, too, and have protein with each meal. Follow these tips to help start your fitness journey on the right foot.

Don’t wait until January to join Workout Anytime; the best deals happen in December! Buy one year for yourself, then gift a bonus year to a friend or family member for free! As a bonus, you’ll get the full Drop 10 Plan when you join in December. Whether you have a major health goal in mind or just want to get into those skinny jeans, we’ll give you the knowledge and support to help you change your life forever. Everything we do is designed to guide you on a results-based journey to get you into the best shape of your life.

Workout Anytime brings you the best pound-for-pound workout in the industry. We provide top-quality fitness equipment and services, including a cardio theater, weight-training machines, free weights, HydroMassage, tanning, personal training, and nutritional support. We’re a convenient, community-based health club offering a clean, safe facility and friendly staff, with programs as low as $10 per month! We also offer month-to-month memberships with no long-term commitments, 24/7 access to 170+ locations, and great amenities. We’re affordable for families through our Friends and Family program. Your family, or you and a friend, will get two memberships for one monthly price of $39, and both memberships include full access to the tanning and HydroMassage beds. Have kids or more friends/family you’d like to share with? Add them for only $10 each!

In celebration of the holidays, local owners April and Kurt Nitzsche invite you in for a free seven-day trial of their clubs in Maryville and Bearden. Get a head start on your goals before the New Year comes knocking. We’re here for you and your family 24/7!

Workout Anytime – Bearden
6739A Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.558.3588

Workout Anytime – Maryville
141 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865.233.5963

www.workoutanytime.com

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Gallian Medical Group

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here
By Scott Gallian, M.D., Co-Owner of Gallian Medical Group

Are you on Medicare or are you Medicare eligible? Your neighbors at Gallian Medical Group would like to remind you that Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018 is now through December 7.

We strongly encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to consider enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage Plans offer several benefits beyond what traditional Medicare offers.

Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by private insurance companies such as Humana or Blue Cross. They would replace Medicare Part B if you elected a Medicare Advantage Plan. Most plans work like typical HMO or PPO plans that most patients are familiar with. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average monthly premium for most plans averages $64.48 per month. Some plans even offer free monthly premiums. Medicare Part B monthly premiums, on the other hand, range from $134 to $268, depending on your income.

Medicare Advantage Plans also offer prescription drug coverage known as Medicare Part D. These plans can help you save money on your prescription medications. For 2019, the coverage limit will be $3,820. However, once you pass that limit, you will be responsible for a large portion of the next $5,100 in medication costs. This is known as the dreaded “doughnut hole.” The good news is that Medicare will still cover anywhere from 63% to 75% of your medication costs while in the doughnut hole. We strongly encourage you to consider generic medications whenever possible to avoid this tremendous cost.

Every Medicare Advantage Plan is also bound by federal law to set maximum limits on patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Most Medicare Advantage Plans also offer vision and dental benefits.

We highly recommend that all Medicare eligible patients visit www.medicare.gov to compare plans or contact their insurance company to find the right plan. Not all doctors accept all plans. Gallian Medical Group accepts nearly all Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (not Cigna HealthSpring).

We also encourage all patients to have their annual flu shot and their one-time pneumonia vaccine. Did you know that influenza and pneumonia are each responsible for more than 50,000 deaths per year? That makes both of these conditions two of the leading causes of death in the United States, yet less than 70% of patients over age 65 are properly vaccinated.

Please call 865-383-7223 or visit us online at www.gallianmedical.com today to schedule your appointment to ensure that you are protected from these potentially deadly diseases.


Gallian Medical Group
10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.383.7223
www.gallianmedical.com

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Farragut Dental Studio

Introducing Farragut Dental Studio
By Kairav K. Vyas, DDS

When my father, who is also a dentist, visited Farragut Dental Studio for the first time, his smile said it all. He said, “Son, this is exactly what you told me that you had been dreaming of.” Of course he took countless photos and videos to share with his professional friends, neighbors, and family members.

My father was correct. Ever since my earliest days in dental school and dental practice, I have designed and then redesigned what I hoped would become the perfect dental care studio and team that would meet the ever-changing needs of our patients.

The first thing you will observe at Farragut Dental Studio is that our modern office is both warm and inviting, and it also employs today’s latest technology. You will be greeted by our team of caring and compassionate dental health care professionals and have a preliminary consultation examination that can last up to two hours. This is where we listen while you share your dental care concerns and goals, in an unrushed environment. This is also where we begin to develop a custom dental care plan designed to help you achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of, along with routine regular dental care to assure the health of your teeth and gums.


At our convenient location, we offer:

» General dentistry
» Cosmetic dentistry
» Pediatric dentistry
» Laser dentistry
» Implants
» Crowns and bridges
» Root canal treatment

In the field of implants, we are excited to do All-On-4 implants solution for patients requiring a full-arch prosthesis (full uppers and/or lowers) in as little as one day. And, not surprisingly, almost all of All-On-4 patients would recommend the procedure to a friend or family member.

We also offer smile makeovers designed to transform the appearance of your smile using whitening, veneers, implants, and crowns.

For patients wishing to straighten their teeth, we offer Invisalign, the world’s most advanced clear aligner designed to help straighten crowded teeth without conventional metal braces. Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost undetectable – clear innovation designed for any age group.

Would you like to learn more? Call us today at 865-765-7725 or visit www.FarragutDentalStudio.com and discover an entirely new level of individual dental care for the whole family.


Farragut Dental Studio
11201 W. Point Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.765.7725
www.FarragutDentalStudio.com

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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
865.558.3588

Workout Anytime – Maryville
(Foothills Mall)
141 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865.233.5963
www.workoutanytime.com

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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
865.383.7223
www.gallianmedical.com

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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 www.BellFamilyChiro.com.   

Bell Family Chiropractic
111 Sherlake Lane, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.383.7730
www.bellfamilychiro.com

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