News: MMC Welcomes Adam Allie, M.D. to Internal & Family Medicine
October 29th, 2014

MMC Welcomes Adam Allie, M.D. to Internal & Family Medicine

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic proudly announces the addition of Adam A. Allie, M.D. to the Internal and Family Medicine department. Dr. Allie is Board Certified through the American Academy of Family Physicians. He joins MMC in November.

Dr. Allie received a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology in 2004 at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Medical Degree in 2008 from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Allie’s postdoctoral training included an internship completed in 2009 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC followed by the completion of his Family Medicine Residency in 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, TN.

“Dr. Allie comes to us with multiple certifications, awards for his accomplishments, and years of practical and volunteer experience,” said MMC President, Dr. Jimmy Carter. “We are excited to see what he will achieve within the Clinic and the community.”

Prior to joining MMC, Dr. Allie has served as Family Physician, Attending Physician, Medical Director, and Assistant Professor in South Carolina. With a passion for serving those in need, he has volunteered in Haiti working with TB/AIDS patients, a pediatric surgery center in New York, assisted patients in the psychiatric ward and ER at a hospital in South Carolina, and is an official ring side doctor for adolescents and teens with the USA Amateur Boxing League.

In addition to his Board Certification, Dr. Allie’s other certifications include those from the American College of Surgeons, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Dr. Allie is the recipient of several awards including a full scholarship from the National Rural Health Service Corps and the ETSU Family Resident Teaching Award. In 2011, Dr. Allie was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes medical professionals for their “integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.”

“Patients need to know that they will not only be cared for professionally,” added CEO, Joey Peay, “but also that their physician can relate to them as an individual. Dr. Allie is a superior model of compassion and empathy as a physician.”

When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Allie enjoys the outdoors, traveling, playing the banjo and guitar, sculpting, magic, history, and movies. He is also a marathon runner and completed a 100-mile endurance run in 2012. 

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Services: MMC Offers 3D Mammography
October 22nd, 2014

Murfreesboro, TN - Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is now offering 3-dimension (3D) mammography (also called breast tomosynthesis) for enhanced detection of breast cancer. This screening is performed at the same time as the traditional 2-dimenion (2D) exam and no additional compression is required. Screening exams that include a 3D mammogram prove to be more accurate for women with dense breasts (about 40% of all women) in finding cancers that have previously been missed by 2D mammographyalone.

“The breast is a 3-dimensional object composed of many different structures, such as blood vessels, milk ducts, and fat.  Viewing all of these structures as a 2-dimensional flat image in women with dense breasts makes it difficult to find abnormalities. In other words, trying to find a lump in a breast is like trying to find a blueberry hidden in a bowl of oatmeal. A 3D mammogram allows the radiologist to look at the breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, free from the confusion of overlapping tissue,” explained MMC President and Comprehensive Breast Center surgeon, Dr. Jimmy Carter.

A number of clinical studies have shown that when a 3D mammogram is used in conjunction with the traditional 2D mammogram, the detection of invasive breast cancers increased by as much as 41%, as well as a 29% increase in the detection rate of all breast cancers. Furthermore, utilizing the 3D mammogram allowed for a 15% decrease in the number of women asked to be recalled for additional imaging due to false positives.

“The 3D technology is a great leap forward in the detection of breast cancer,” Dr. Carter continued. “We are excited to be one of a few facilities in the area to offer it. The detection rate is much greater and we minimize the number of return visits for additional testing because we can see all the way through the breast tissue.”

“3D mammograms are the most extensive breast exams available,” said MMC Comprehensive Breast Center physician, Dr. Lisa White. “It’s just as safe as the 2D and there is no additional compression, so that means that patients with implants aren’t at any further risk.”

At this time, 3D mammography is still new technology and is currently not covered under health insurance plans, but is expected to be covered soon. A fee of $50 is paid at the time of the visit and the 2D portion is billed to insurance as usual. To learn more about 3D mammography or to schedule an appointment, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8040. 

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Services: MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinic Opens in Smyrna
October 22nd, 2014

Smyrna, TN – Murfreesboro Medical Clinic announces the opening of their newest MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinic in Smyrna. The new facility opens on October 1 and is located in Lee Village at 1630 Lee Victory Parkway, Suite 4-A. All MMC Now locations are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. However, as an added feature to minimize patient waiting times, the Walk-In Clinics are utilizing InQuicker, an online self-scheduler that allows patients to check in and receive estimated treatment times.

MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinics are convenient care clinics that allow patients to see a provider seven days a week, without making an appointment.  Each facility provides care for the entire family, ages 18 months and up. Patients receive the care they need for almost all acute health issues.  When necessary, patients are referred to an appropriate specialist the next day or immediately, depending on the illness or injury. 

Staffed by Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, MMC Now Clinics treat most minor injuries and illnesses, including: 

  • Respiratory: Allergy Symptoms, Cough/Cold/Flu, Acute Bronchitis, Mild Asthma Symptoms, Breathing Treatments, Nebulizer Treatments
  • ENT & Eyes: Pink Eye, Vision Screening, Earache/Ear Infections, Swimmer’s Ear, Ear Wax Removal, Strep Throat/Sore Throat, Sinus Infection, Mononucleosis
  • Skin, Hair, & Nails: Acne, Rashes, Shingles, Hives/Itching, Poison Ivy/Oak, Sunburn, Ringworm, Athlete’s Foot, Impetigo, Minor Skin Infections, Tick & Insect Bites/Stings, Eczema, Wart Removal, Nail Fungus, Cuticle Infections, Ingrown Toenail Infections, Head Lice, Scalp Infections, Oral/Mouth Cold Sores
  • Gastrointestinal: Nausea & Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal Pain, GERD/Reflux/Indigestion
  • Other Minor Illnesses: Fever, Gout, Urinary Tract Infections, Headache & Migraines, Bursitis, Bladder Infections, Minor Sprains & Strains
  • Onsite Testing: Flu A & B, Strep, Mononucleosis, Urinalysis, Pregnancy Testing, Blood Glucose Testing
  • Injection Services: Steroid, Antibiotic, Toradol, and Phenergan Injections
  • Vaccinations (Age 7 & Up): Tdap (Tetanus & Diphtheria), Hep A & B, Meningococcal, Varicella, Flu Shots & Flu Mist, Pneumonia, Shingles, HPV
  • Other Services: School/Camp/Sports Physicals, Vision Screening, Motion Sickness Prevention, Epi-pen Renewals, Blood Pressure Screening, Travel Medications & Counseling, Tobacco Cessation, Suture & Staple Removal

"Our staff of highly-skilled Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants regularly treats all kinds of non-life threatening conditions at the Walk-In facilities," said MMC CEO, Joey Peay. "While they MMC Now Clinics are not for life-threatening situations, they are definitely a more convenient and cost effective option than the emergency room."

MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinics are a smart choice considering the lower co-pays and immediate care when compared to emergency rooms. The Walk-In Clinic accepts almost all major insurance health plans. For those without insurance, MMC Now offers a self-pay option allowing patients to pay with cash, Visa, or MasterCard for services rendered.

MMC Now in Smyrna is located in Lee Village at 1630 Lee Victory Parkway, Suite 4-A (615-459-4159). Two additional facilities are located in Murfreesboro in the Kroger Shopping Center at 2042 New Lascassas Pike (615-867-8000) and in the Publix Shopping Center at 2658 New Salem Highway (615-867-8001). Visit mmclinic.com for more information regarding MMC Now Walk-In Clinics.

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