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Renewal required for healthy body and mind

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So far in The Wheel of Life blog we have talked about Fitness and Nutrition. Today we are going to address Restoration. How do you restore your energy, vitality and health? The definition of restoration is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.” Number one there is an action; it doesn’t happen without exerting effort. Secondly, something is being returned to a former condition. Read More

Safe sugars: Is there such a thing?

By | Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Uncategorized | No Comments

Part 1 of a 2-part series on sugar and sugar substitutes.

The holidays are quickly approaching! It starts with Halloween candy, then on to Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and beyond to New Year’s Day! My point is not how fast time is going, but what about our sugar intake? If we are trying to be healthy and EAT CLEAN, what does this mean about sugar in our food? Read More

Exercise, diet boost cancer survival rate

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, research, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Good lifestyle choices are always important. For those with a cancer diagnosis, they can be even more so.

It is critical to maintain the key activities that encourage good health throughout cancer treatment and after. Good habits such as physical activity and a healthy diet affect not only the outcome of treatment but the quality of life during and after treatment. Read More

Provision offers more than proton therapy

By | Dowell Springs, East Tennessee, Exercise & Nutrition, Patient Experience, surgery, Uncategorized | No Comments

Neither Ryan Unger nor Chris Bowlin intended to become physicians, but life has a way of changing plans.

Unger, who grew up in South Knoxville, started out selling college meal packages and then lab supplies before deciding he wanted to challenge himself with medical school. He is now a family practice physician.

Bowlin, who spent much of his childhood in West Knoxville, intended to follow his father on an engineering career path then switched to pre-med, ultimately pursuing podiatry thanks to the influence of a family friend.

Both came back home to launch their practices, found each other and have recently opened Faculty Physicians, a new medical office affiliated with Healthstar Physicians, on the Provision campus.

“What both of us offer is a good approach to medicine and a good understanding of patients,” says Unger. “Chris and I both agreed, we want to build an old-fashioned medical practice here in Knoxville. We want this to be our first practice and our last practice.”

Bowlin offers comprehensive foot and ankle care and specializes in surgery that can range from orthopedics to reconstruction for adult and pediatric patients. He also treats any other issues associated with foot health. Unger practices family medicine for patients of all ages. Both are certified wound care specialists.

The doctors say their practices complement each other, as foot and ankle problems are often symptomatic of chronic diseases that require the management of a primary care physician and vice versa. Their styles of practice are compatible as well, as they share the common goal of providing patient-centric, innovative, lifestyle-oriented health care.

“We both want to be able to take time talking with and listening to our patients.” Bowlin says. “In addition to treating patients’ immediate medical needs, we want to teach them to be good stewards of their health.”

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