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Rediscover a Level of Medical Care That You May Have Thought No Longer Existed

While it is estimated that only 50% of our current health system and only one-third of our physicians will remain in the next decade, is it any wonder that patients who value their relationships with their providers are concerned that the future of medical care is being driven by the bottom line insurance companies? Fortunately, a growing number of private practice medical providers are pushing back against this managed care trend so common in European socialized medical models.

Gallian Medical Group, launched by husband and wife team, Scott Gallian, MD, MBA, and U.S. Air Force veteran and Lauren Gallian, FNP-BC, in nearby Hardin Valley, offers patients a totally new approach to full-service primary care in a compassionate and caring environment. Complete with in-house diagnostic lab, EKG, and X-ray services, Gallian Medical Group offers their patients a level medical excellence not often found today.

“What patients appreciate most about Gallian Medical Group is a level of care that they remember from the past,” said Scott. “Gone are the ‘bus station-like’ waiting room experiences and ‘steeple chase-like’ visits with your healthcare provider. What remains is a team and of experienced and dedicated medical professionals who are totally committed to your individual healthcare needs in a caring, compassionate, and unrushed environment.”

“We wanted to put the focus back on the patient and not lock them into a typical 15-minute box,” said Lauren. “Our patients love it. When I ask a new patient why they selected Gallian, they respond that they felt rushed or didn’t feel they were listened to at their previous doctor’s office. We don’t practice ‘assembly-line’ medicine.”

“Patients want a provider they can stay with for life, not someone that moves on after the provider’s contract expires,” said Scott. “Patients want their provider, not a replacement or substitute.”

“Our incredible medical team, including our newest team member, Gina Bearden, FNC-BC, are the real reason for our success,” added Lauren. “We feel the patients’ relationship with our medical team is as important as the patients’ relationship with us. Our staff is like family to us.”

Medicare patients especially appreciate the level of personalized attention they receive at Gallian Medical Group.

“Our Medicare patients often have more healthcare needs and higher expectations,” said Scott. “We want them to know that we’re here to meet their expectations and provide the quality care they deserve.”

Gallian Medical Group also does not want any patient to ignore their existing healthcare needs during this pandemic. You are encouraged to visit their website to learn about their recommended COVID-19 safety precautions, as well their Telemedicine services being offered.

Rediscover a level of medical care that you may have thought no longer existed.

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

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Fitness Together: A Family Affair

“My family has lived in Knoxville since 2000,” said Margaret Hunt. “I’ve been married to my husband, Bob, for 30 years, and we have three daughters.”

Margaret first contacted Andrew Henderson, owner of Fitness Together, several years ago to learn about their training and the costs involved.

“My youngest daughter had expressed interest in working with a personal trainer because she isn’t fond of group exercise classes, so I contacted Fitness Together,” she said. “We started working with Hannah Maples, a personal trainer, in October 2019.”

Like many people, Margaret had been fighting a life-long battle with her weight.

“My goals were to lose weight, increase my strength and flexibility, and to hopefully maintain this lifestyle,” she said. “I want to be around to meet my grandchildren and to age as well as I can.

“My daughter and I have had an exceptionally positive experience working with Hannah. She is positive, encourages us to do our best, prompts us when we need to improve our technique, and provides regular feedback on our progress. She’s been fantastic.

“We’ve had a great experience. When fitness centers closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked remotely with Hannah via FaceTime. We were also able to check out weight equipment we didn’t have at home so we could continue to work toward our fitness goals. We sincerely appreciated Hannah’s help and the support of the team at Fitness Together.”

“We’re in the process of meeting many of the goals we have set. Physical fitness is a life-long process, so there’s always work to be done on goals.”

When asked if she would recommend Fitness Together to others, Margaret responded, “Absolutely. I think the benefits of working with a personal trainer are that they can help you set goals for your current health status and fitness levels, they can help you stay accountable and not lose heart when meeting your goals come slowly, and if you’re shy or introverted like me, you can work out and not worry too much about looking too awkward.” 

To learn more about Fitness Together and how you and every member of your family can enhance your lifestyle and longevity, contact them right away. Today personal fitness is more important than ever.

Fitness Together

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Southeastern Dermatology

Evolve | Non-Invasive Contouring Treatment

Looking for a non-invasive way to tighten loose skin, enhance muscle tone, smooth cellulite, and contour your body? If so, it’s time to Evolve. Evolve by Inmode is here to help you tone and tighten – all without an invasive procedure and with minimal downtime.

Evolve by Inmode offers non-surgical body contouring through its three different procedures: Evolve Tite, Evolve Trim, and Evolve Tone. All three Evolve procedures are now available at Southeastern Dermatology. Learn more about this exciting new non-invasive, thermal skin and body treatment.

What is Evolve Technology?

Evolve Tite and Evolve Trim both rely on the same basic technology to give you the results you want to shape and smooth your body. Evolve technology relies on radio frequency (RF) energy to deliver heat and results. When applied by skilled medical professionals – like Dr. Doppelt and his staff – the RF energy in Evolve by Inmode can deliver target fat reduction, skin tightening and cellulite reduction.

Evolve can be used in many areas of the body. In fact, you might be able to target multiple body areas during a single session. Areas of the body that respond well to Evolve technology include:

» Abdomen
» Arms
» Hips
» Thighs
» Waist and flank

Evolve by Inmode comes in three different treatments: Evolve Tite, Evolve Trim, and Evolve Tone. While Evolve Tite and Evolve Trim rely on RF technology, Evolve Tone uses electromagnetic technology.

Evolve Tite

Evolve Tite remodels the skin by tightening loose or sagging areas. It is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in Dr. Doppelt’s office during a lunch break. This quick and easy procedure can be customized to meet your specific concerns. It can treat loose skin on the tummy after pregnancy or weight loss, loose skin on the upper arms, and other trouble spots.

The Evolve Tite treatment is delivered via a hands-free applicator. Applicators can be applied to multiple body areas at once. The Evolve Tite procedure was developed under very strict medical guidelines and has been optimized to provide maximum results, even when multiple areas are targeted.

Evolve Tite works by using radiofrequency technology to apply volumetric heat to the skin’s subdermal layers. The radiofrequency technology ensures the heat is delivered uniformly, so no area of the application area is over or under treated.

How do you know if you’re a good candidate for Evolve Tite? Evolve Tite is recommended for anyone who seeks natural-looking skin remodeling. It can give skin a tighter, more youthful appearance.

It is also important to know that there is no downtime or recovery period with Evolve Tite. The procedure is quick and painless, and you can return to regular activities immediately.

Dr. Doppelt and his staff can tell you how many Evolve Tite treatments you’ll need to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Evolve Trim

While Evolve Tite targets loose and sagging skin, Evolve Trim targets dimpled skin and cellulite. Evolve Trim offers a unique solution to a common problem and provides a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. This treatment will help reshape the body and smooth the appearance of the skin.

Evolve Trim is delivered by a medical professional with a hands-free applicator. Multiple body areas can be targeted at once. Evolve Trim can be used to provide a slimmer, smoother appearance to the:

» Back
» Abdomen
» Arms
» Knees
» Thighs
» And other areas of the body

The Evolve Trim treatment works by using radiofrequency technology to apply volumetric heat deep into the skin’s subdermal layers. The heat is combined with a vacuum and controlled energy pulses to deliver uniform results across the treatment area.

Because the heat is delivered to the subdermal layers of the skin with RF energy, the patient experiences no discomfort or burning sensations. The treatment requires no downtime and you may return to regular activities immediately after treatment.

You might need multiple Evolve Trim treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Doppelt can help you develop a treatment plan to give you the results you want without pain or downtime. You will see visible results as soon as your first few sessions.

Evolve Tone

Sometimes you don’t get the results you want no matter how many reps you do in the gym or miles you log running on the road. If you’re seeking to tighten and tone your body and muscles, Evolve Tone might be the answer.

Evolve Tone can add definition and enhance your natural physique. It is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime and won’t leave you with unsightly scars. Evolve Tone can increase muscle strength and tone.

Evolve Tone relies on a different technology than Evolve Tite or Evolve Trim. Evolve Tone uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the muscles and cause involuntary contractions. Your muscles contract in a way that replicates a workout – sweat not required. The treatment can be used on many areas of the body, including:

» Abdomen
» Flanks
» Buttocks

Like other Evolve treatments, Evolve Tone is painless and involves no downtime. The number of sessions required depends on your goals and can be determined by Dr. Doppelt.

Are you ready to take a step toward a more youthful appearance? Tighten up, smooth it out, and tone it up with Evolve treatments at Southeastern Dermatology. No matter whether you choose Evolve Tite, Evolve Trim, or Evolve Tone, we can provide a customized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Contact us today at 865-474-8800 to schedule a consultation and Evolve into your best body yet.

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Easily Overcome Anxious Moments at the Dentist

Having first begun her search for a new family dentist online, Vicki Ailey found Heritage Family Dentistry.

“They had all five-star reviews,” she said. “Heritage Family Dentistry is a wonderful practice. I have major ‘dental anxiety,’ and they always put me at ease. They treat you like family. Dr. Bradshaw and his team are very gentle and make sure you are comfortable throughout your entire procedure.”

Vicki’s first procedure was a dental implant. Dental implants are fast becoming the preferred treatment option for patients with missing teeth. Most patients can’t tell the difference between dental implants and their natural teeth. And, more importantly, dental implants continue to promote healthy bone density in the jaw. In the absence of natural teeth or dental implants, bone density can deteriorate, often creating a sunken or premature aging appearance.

“Dr. Bradshaw is also very informative,” said Vicki. “He takes the necessary time to explain everything in detail and always makes certain that you fully understand the recommended treatment plan and procedure.

“Heritage Family Dentistry is the best dental office I have been to. I have moved often and have seen at least 10 dentists. I would absolutely recommend them to others. They are the best dentistry team I’ve ever experienced.”

Patients at Heritage Family Dentistry can further relax with warm neck wraps and their choice of soothing music or nature television.

To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry, request a tour and a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 865-816-9211, or visit them online at Also, be sure to ask them about Invisalign, the revolutionary clear alternative to metal braces.

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

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How Exercise Positively Affects Your Brain

Have you ever taken a nice long walk or jog or done some form of cardio and experienced a “feel-good” type of sensation right afterwards? If so, then you may have experienced what’s often been termed as the “runner’s high.” It’s a temporary euphoric feeling where you may experience a general sense of well-being.

What does this have to do with the brain? A lot actually. That euphoric feeling is an increase in the levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline. According to New York University Neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki, the effects are immediate and can then be long-lasting depending on you. Here’s why.

» A single workout can improve your ability to shift and focus attention for up to two hours because of the effects of those neurotransmitters on the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus parts of your brain.

» To get long-lasting effects, you’ve got to change your exercise habits to increase your cardiorespiratory function. This is when your brain starts to physically change. The hippocampus begins to produce brand new brain cells, which then increases its volume while at the same time improving long-term memory.

» The more you work out, the bigger and stronger the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex become, the two areas of the brain most susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases.

In other words, exercise has protective effects on your brain. Dr. Suzuki tells us to think of the brain like a muscle. The more you’re working out, the bigger and stronger it becomes. Suzuki is quick to point out that exercise doesn’t cure dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but by creating a stronger and bigger prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, it can take longer for these diseases to actually have an effect. She says to think of exercise as a “supercharged 401(k) for your brain.”

So consider adding a 30 minute cardio exercise routine, three to four times a week at least, to your schedule. No need to join a gym if you can’t afford to. Walk some stairs, walk your neighborhood, do some yoga. Whatever gets your body warmed up and works for your activity level. We think it, and you, are totally worth it!

Parkview Knoxville

770 Broome Road


Parkview Maryville

1413 W. Broadway



Emory Road and Tullahoma, TN

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Gallian Medical Group

Introducing the Newest Member of the Gallian Medical Group Healthcare Team

Having earned a reputation for providing East Tennesseans with the highest quality healthcare in a compassionate and caring environment, Gallian Medical Group founders and husband and wife team, Dr. Scott Gallian, MD, and  Lauren Gallian, FNC-BC, are proud to announce the newest addition to their medical team.

“I am originally from Michigan but moved to Tennessee at age 8,” said Gina Lynn Bearden, FNP-BC. “I definitely consider myself a true Tennessean.”

Gina is married and has three girls – two in high school and one in elementary school.

“I enjoy any outdoor activities as long as I’m with my family,” she said.

“I went to nursing school at Tennessee State University and received my Masters degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to that, I was an ICU nurse working many years before becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I have 20 years of Nurse Practitioner experience, with a decade of that practicing in Endocrinology. I am passionate about chronic disease management such as Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, and Hypertension. I also have experience in Internal Medicine and Women’s Healthcare.  I practice evidence based medicine and feel passionate about treating the patient as a whole – truly listening to them and getting to the root of their problem. I am extremely thorough and detailed in my management and want the patient to feel comfortable and confident in their care, but, most importantly, I want to show compassion to each patient. I look forward to making a valuable contribution to Gallian Medical Group and their family of patients throughout our East Tennessee community.”

To learn more about Gallian Medical Group, Telemedicine opportunities, and more, you are encouraged to call 865-383-7223 or visit them online at to view their virtual tour.

Gallian Medical Group

10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106

Knoxville, TN 37932


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Fitness Together

What Better Time to Stay Fit

Fitness Together is perfectly positioned to serve clients during Tennessee’s economic reopening phase, and here’s why:

» Fitness Together works with clients on an appointment only basis. We practice a high degree of control in keeping our associates and trainers who may be ill out of the studio.

» We only allow two trainers and no more than two to four clients to exercise in our facility at the same time. Each client has their own private training suite, and all equipment used during the session is cleaned and disinfected after each use.

» For those still not ready to exercise outside of your own home, perhaps because you or someone you live is immunocompromised, we will continue to offer LIVE Virtual Training through Zoom or FaceTime meetings.

Here are testimonials from several Fitness Together clients that have taken advantage of our Virtual Training sessions:

“Andrew, we just finished our third virtual workout.  I can always count on you to give me a great, challenging workout.  These sessions are almost like being there with you and certainly the best thing I can do right now for my health and happiness.  Thank you – it’s about as close to normal life as we can get!” – Karen P.

“My virtual FaceTime workout was great! I’m so pleased that I can continue a quality workout no matter where I am. It helped me emotionally, as well as physically. Thanks to my trainer Mac and the FT team!” – Nancy C.

“That was one of the best workouts I’ve ever had! Thanks for the virtual “Get ‘Er Done” workout! See ya tomorrow in my family room!” – Dee Dee Brogan

At this time, we wish to thank our clients for their continued support and encouragement. We want you to know that the safety of our clients and associates is our first priority and that we remain fully committed to helping you achieve and maintain the healthiest lifestyle possible.

Fitness Together


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Aqua Clear Water Systems

Providing the Highest Quality Water for Your Home and Office for 15 Years

“I first learned about Aqua Clear Water Systems at a home show years ago,” said Greg Stowell, co-owner of Knoxville-based Clinton Glass Company. “We weren’t happy with our water quality and had Aqua Clear Water Systems install a new system from Kinetico in our home.  The change was incredible!  The water tasted better, and we used far less soap for washing laundry and dishes!

“We also discovered that Aqua Clear Water Systems could benefit us at Clinton Glass Company, where we recently installed new, state-of-the-art, high-tech equipment used in the fabrication of our heavy, frameless glass tub and shower enclosures.”

Clinton Glass is East Tennessee’s leading fabricator and installer of heavy, high-quality, frameless shower glass. In business since 1957, Clinton Glass Company has earned a reputation for outstanding quality and service designed to exceed the expectations of their customers and has installed more than 10,000 custom showers.

“To ensure the quality of our custom glass showers, we carefully consider every step in our fabrication process,” said Greg. “This is where Aqua Clear Water Systems made their contribution. We utilize a high pressure water jet to cut our shower door notches. Untreated water was not allowing the equipment to run properly.  We brought in Aqua Clear Water Systems to help overcome this problem. They were able to install a system that eliminated these impurities. The bottom line is that there are no more problems with our expensive fabricating equipment.

“I would highly recommend Aqua Clear Water Systems.  The difference in your home will be noticed right away. And if you have commercial needs, they can take care of you as well.”

To learn how Aqua Clear Water Systems can help you at your home or at your office, call them today at 865-225-6555 or visit them online at

Aqua Clear Water Systems
1767 Kevin Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772

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Surface Doc

Deep Cleaning and Fogging for Health… and Peace of Mind

By Christina Fitzwilliam, Co-Owner of Surface Doc

Normally during this time of year, we at Surface Doc are patiently waiting for the rain to stop so we can get busy spring cleaning.  In addition to this year’s excessive rainfall, we are also facing a new, unwanted containment… the human coronavirus. Following all expert advice, prevention begins in the home. Washing hands, face, and contact surfaces greatly reduces the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

You probably know that our specialty is deep cleaning and sanitation services for your carpets and hard surfaces for both home and office. We love to clean, and eliminating germs is one of the reasons we are the best in the business. So, in lieu of the coronavirus epidemic, we want to do our best to help you, the homeowner, however we can. Our fogging technique virtually eliminates germs from colds, flu, staph, MRSA, and the human coronavirus.  “Whole room disinfection enables difficult-to-reach places to be thoroughly disinfected,” explained Dr. Karen Middleton of Campden BRI.

For a limited time, Surface Doc will offer a fogging sanitation service for all contact surfaces for both commercial and residential owners. Surface Doc has adopted the same methods being used by every major airline and government run transportation service for combating against the coronavirus. Using a fogger and an aggressive FDA recognized quaternary disinfectant, Surface Doc will fog all contact surfaces in your home, business, or vehicle.  If you are looking for peace of mind, this service is a great start.  Let us help get your home or business essentially germ free, thus giving you the best chance of staying healthy.

For more information, please visit our website at to learn about all our services. We also have provided links to official sites containing the most up-to-date information on the human coronavirus.

If you are like me and your spring cleaning “to do” list has you more stressed out than the coronavirus, we are ready to help. We do it all, inside and out! Concrete and paver driveways, walkways, wood decks, stone patios, tile kitchens, bathrooms, showers, stone countertops, not to mention soft-washing roofs and sidings are all areas we specialize in.  The sun is out, the rain has gone, it’s time to live again.  Life is better lived clean.

Surface Doc

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Farragut Family Practice

When Dieting and Exercise Simply Aren’t Enough

Discover a New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You watch what you eat, you exercise regularly, but that’s simply not enough. You may have even achieved your ideal weight, but those problem areas that you’ve “targeted” remain unchanged. Sound familiar? Stubborn areas, particularly around the abdomen and flanks, can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise.

Here’s where the revolutionary Personalized Body Sculpting system from truSculpt® 3D can help.

“For a no downtime procedure, I achieved results that I was not able to get from diet and exercise.” – SG

Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, this non-invasive truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. Using innovative monopolar radiofrequency technology, truSculpt® 3D selectively targets and eliminates fat tissue using therapeutic heat. Patients achieve an average of 24% fat reduction in as little as one treatment. truSculpting also tightens and improves skin tone.

“I am so happy that I decided to do truSculpt® 3D. I have two kids and workout but have stubborn love handles. This is one area that I have the most trouble with. It was a painless treatment, and it didn’t take long at all – one hour. They treated my upper and lower flank areas. I was thrilled when I went back three months later and took my after photos. Now I don’t have that ‘muffin top’ over my pants.” – MR

FDA cleared, safe, and non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D body sculpting technology can produce visible results in as little as six to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as four to six weeks. It is also possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure.

“After delivering two children by C-section, I had fat and loose skin on my abdomen and was looking for a treatment that could address my concerns without the downtime. The truSculpt® 3D treatment was quick and easy to tolerate. Now, at 12 weeks out, I see a noticeable difference in my abdomen – my pants fit better and my skin even looks better. truSculpt® 3D is a great treatment for busy people who are looking for improvement without the downtime and headaches of surgery.” -LB

truSculpt® 3D treatments are provided by Dr. Kevin Buchanan, MD, and his compassionate and caring team of healthcare professionals at their Farragut Family Practice medical facility. To learn more about the truSculpt® 3D treatments, 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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