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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7th

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7th

The December 7th deadline for 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment will be here in just over a week! Are you prepared for next year’s medical needs? Call 1-800-MEDICARE to get help choosing the plan that’s right for you, or visit Medicare’s Website to learn more before you make the call.

WE’RE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

As you decide on the plan that’s right for you, remember Medical Care is always accepting new patients from pediatrics through adulthood. Our growing practice includes physicians and physician extenders specializing in General Practice, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics. We’re working to be your family’s home for all your health and wellness needs.

YOUR ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

In addition to everyday medical procedures and screenings, most available by walk-in or appointment, Medical Care offers many other services that come together to make us an all-in-one solution for your family’s unique medical needs, including:

  • On-site Dispensary
  • X-Ray & CT Scan
  • Mammography
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI Services
  • On-site Lab Testing
  • & More!

Medical Care’s Elizabethton location also offers Extended Hours. We are open 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday. Our Johnson City and Elizabethton offices are both open 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.

CHOOSE MEDICAL CARE

Remember to choose Medical Care as your healthcare provider this Medicare Open Enrollment period. For more information about our practice, call 423-929-2584, or visit www.medicalcarepllc.com. For a complete list of all our healthcare providers, please click here.

Thank you for choosing Medical Care. How may we care for you? 

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New Orthopedic Office at our Elizabethton Location

New Orthopedic Office at our Elizabethton Location

Medical Care, PLLC is proud to announce the opening of a NEW orthopedic office, Medical Care Orthopedics, at our Elizabethton Location – 1500 West Elk Avenue – Suite 103, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The new office is led by two outstanding new providers; John Testerman, M.D. and Derek Rhoton, PA-C.

John Testerman, M.D. | A graduate of North Georgia College and State University (Summa Cum Laude), and the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Testerman completed his general surgery internship and residency at Jacksonville Health Education Programs in 1984. Dr. Testerman brings over thirty years of medical experience to our growing practice at Medical Care.

Derek Rhoton, PA-C | Born and raised locally in Kingsport, Tennessee, having attended East Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree (Summa Cum Laude), Derek Rhoton, PA-C later graduated from South College in Knoxville’s excellent Physician Assistant Program. Derek Rhoton PA-C brings over seven years of medical experience to our team at Medical Care.

We hope you will visit our new office for all your orthopedic needs. For more information, or to make appointments, you may call Medical Care Orthopedics directly at (423) 431-0405, or fax (423) 722-2059.

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Amerigroup No Longer Accepted as of Friday, July 1st, 2016

DO YOU WANT TO REMAIN A MEDICAL CARE PATIENT?

Beginning Friday, July 1st, 2016, Medical Care will no longer accept AMERIGROUP insurance.

IF YOU HAVE AMERIGROUP:Between July 1st and July 31st, you must call 1-800-878-3192 and change to BlueCare or United Healthcare with Medical Care, PLLC as your Primary Care Provider (PCP).

If you are unsure of which TennCare or PCP you have, please call TennCare Solutions at 1-800-878-3192 to find out. For more information, please click here.

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New Paperwork for 2016

New Paperwork for 2016

Save time at your next visit by printing out and completing your Patient Registration Form and Patient Privacy Form in advance. Each of these forms must be filled out once per calendar year.

You will be asked to fill out this paperwork upon your first visit to any Medical Care office in 2016. We have also posted the exact same check-in forms on our website for you to print and fill out in advance. This will help you save time at your next visit with us.

Find the correct patient forms for 2016 here.

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Attend a Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop

A six-week program to help you improve your health – one step at a time! This series is provided through a partnership with First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, BlueCare Tennessee, and UT Extension Carter County. Call 423-542-1818 to reserve your spot today.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, join Medical Care in the fight against breast cancer by scheduling your Annual Mammogram with us. The very best reasons for any woman to get a mammogram are the people who love her. Statistics show that about one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Regular mammograms are important because they can detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable. For more information and statistics on breast cancer in the United States, please visit:    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/probability-breast-cancer

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Get Your Flu Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot!

If you want a fighting chance against the flu this season, Medical Care recommends that you get an annual flu shot. Because it takes about 2 weeks for the flu vaccine to take effect, it’s best to get your flu shot early in the season. Flu shots are available by walk-in or appointment. To schedule your appointment, please call (423) 929-2584.

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New TennCare Requirement

Is a Medical Care provider name on your insurance card?

Effective AUGUST 1st, 2015,  TennCare will not allow us to see or treat any patient if one of our providers is not on your insurance card.

If you have BlueCare or United Healthcare:

Visit us at any Medical Care location. Ask the receptionist for a completed form. Sign & return this form, and Medical Care can FAX to switch providers (PCP) on your behalf. You may also call your Insurance provider directly:

  • BlueCare: Please call 1-800-468-9698 to change PCP.
  • United Healthcare: Please call 1-800-690-1606 to change PCP.

If you have Amerigroup:

You must call 1-800-878-3192 and change to BlueCare or United Healthcare to be able to have Medical Care as your Prmary Care Provider.

To continue receiving medical attention at Medical Care, this information must be changed before AUGUST 1st, 2015.

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