Your health and wellbeing are critical to living a productive, normal life. That's why it's so important to have a reliable health care provider that you can call on, who has your best interests at heart, no matter the circumstance. Sometimes, though, change is necessary. You may have decided to switch health care providers for a number of reasons like new insurance coverage, unhappiness with your current provider, or even medical malpractice. Whatever your reasons, choosing a new health care provider is a serious one. An MD may be qualified to practice medicine, but that doesn't mean they're a good match for your needs. They may not have the empathy, experience, or expertise that you need in your life.
If you're like most people, you need a health care provider who is qualified in their field and offers exemplary guidance: an unbiased figure you can lean on for any kind of medical advice. The truth is, however, that not all health care providers go above and beyond the "call of duty" to ensure their patients feel valued, respected, and comfortable.
Fortunately, Chris Archer, ANP-C, has built his career on providing his patients with professional, personalized medical services in Sparta. If you live in Tennessee, and need a trustworthy medical team that specializes medical services like primary care and urgent care, look no further than Primary Care & Occupational Health Center.
What makes our health center stand out from other medical practices? In short, it's all about the quality of care that we provide to our valued patients. We pride ourselves on:
- Strict Adherence to Medical Guidelines
- Advocating for Our Patients
- Personable Care
Primary Care in Sparta, TN
To some, primary care might seem like an ambiguous term. What does primary care actually mean, and what exactly is a primary care provider? In the simplest terms, primary care means general medical care. A primary care provider (or PCP) specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing ailments and conditions that affect a patient's health. Some primary care health care providers focus on specific areas of medicine, like internal and family medicines.
You can think of primary care providers like the quarterbacks of healthcare. Much like a quarterback passing a ball, the PCP makes sure patients get the appropriate care, in the correct setting, by the most qualified care provider. They always do so in a way that aligns with the patient's needs and values. Typically, your primary care health care provider will be your first point of contact in Sparta's medical system.
Why is Primary Care Important?
Through regular checkups, primary care treatment can prevent serious problems from happening in the first place. Statistically, adults who see their primary care health care providers regularly lower their odds of premature death by 19%, compared to adults that only see specialists. Seeing a PCP isn't just a good idea on the surface - studies show that regular checkups actually prolong your life.
If a longer life weren't enough reason to consider primary care services in Sparta, think about your bank account. According to a study, adults who use their primary care provider save as much as 33% more on medical bills than people who only see specialists. Primary care also helps save money by keeping you out of the emergency room, where medical care can be more than 4x as much as outpatient care. In one North Carolina ER, health care providers found that patients could have saved 700% or more had they received care from a PCP instead of going to the emergency room.
Additionally, primary care providers can catch and treat problems at their outset, which often happens during annual checkups. Catching an illness early is always preferable to catching an advanced illness, from both a health and financial standpoint.
At Primary Care & Occupational Health Center in Sparta, we specialize in several facets of primary care, including:
- Annual Physical and Wellness Exams
- Headaches and Migraines
- Bladder Infections
- Ear Infections
- Eye Infections
- Flu and Colds
- Viral Illnesses
- Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Nausea
- Bronchitis and Pneumonia
- Sore Throat
- Skin Conditions
- Sinus Problems and Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Respiratory Infections
- Respiratory Infections
- Physicals for Sports and General Wellness
Whether you're ready to switch today or have questions about our primary care services, Chris Archer and his team of professionals are here to help.
Urgent Care in Sparta, TN
By definition, urgent care gives medical care to individuals who have non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. The goal of urgent care is to get the patient in the front door of the facility, treated by a health care provider or nurse practitioner, and sent on their way with little to no recovery time. Urgent care is fantastic for busy people who need help when they have minor injuries or illnesses like a cut or a cold.
Urgent care facilities in Sparta are often more convenient for patients who don't have the time to visit their primary care provider or do not have a PCP. Urgent care is also a great choice for people that need attention immediately but know that their situation isn't dire enough to go to the emergency room. With urgent care services, patients can get the treatments they need the most and get them quickly. In fact, according to the Urgent Care Association of America, around 92% of urgent care facilities reported wait times less than 30 minutes
If you have are sick with a cold or have a minor injury that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, our urgent care facility is here to serve you. We specialize in many different urgent care needs, such as:
- General Injury and Medical Care
- Colds and Flues
- Coughs and Sore Throats
- High Fevers
- Eye Infections
- Sinus Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Lab Tests
- Minor Back Injuries
- Seasonal Allergies
- Asthma Episodes
- Minor Burns
- Minor Cuts and Lacerations
- Stitching and Bonding
- Sports Sprains and Injuries
We go out of our way to deliver the level of care and compassion we would want for our own families.Schedule Appointment
At Primary Care & Occupational Health Center, your health is our highest priority. When you visit our location, you will be greeted by our personable admin staff, who will help you with the sign-in process and get you set up for treatment. With modern technology and an industry-leading clinical program, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional medical experience.
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Therapy in Sparta, TN
As males age, their hormone levels decline naturally, leaving many men with reduced self-confidence, increased body fat, and a decreased sex drive. For millions of males in the United States, the answer to their middle-aged problems begins with testosterone replacement therapy or TRT for short. TRT is used to optimize hormone levels, which are often imbalanced as men age. TRT has been shown to greatly improve the moderate-to-severe symptoms that are common in low-T individuals.
Hormone levels can also be inadequate in men of any age. This is due to genetic interference and abnormalities stemming from hormone receptor action through exposure to chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system. While many TV commercials will tell you low testosterone symptoms begin during middle age, many adult men lose testosterone as early as their mid-20s.
If you're craving more vitality and have noticed a lack of enjoyment in your life, our TRT services in Sparta might be a good fit for your needs. At Primary Care & Occupational Health Center, all prospective TRT patients must qualify for treatment. Qualification includes comprehensive lab tests and consultations with your primary care provider.
Occupational Care in Sparta, TN
Also called occupational medicine or occupational health, this multidisciplinary healthcare field is dedicated to the wellbeing and safety of workplace employees. The primary focus on occupational care is treating illnesses and injuries that happen in the workplace. Occupational care is also meant to help prevent workplace illnesses and injuries by fostering a safer work environment.
At Primary Care & Occupational Health Center, our occupational care services can result in:
- Lower Insurance Premiums
- Reduced Costs Stemming from Workplace Accidents
- Improved Safety and Health
- Proper Regulatory Compliance
- Better Workplace Morale, Productivity, and Staff Relations
Depending on the industry you're in or the kind of business you own, having an occupational health program can be a great idea. If you already have a plan in place, our occupational care center in Sparta has an extensive array of tests and exams to ensure you meet any necessary criteria.
Some common types of screenings and exams may include:
At Primary Care & Occupational Health Center, our full range of
occupational care services include:
- Chest and Back X-Rays
- Hair Follicle Testing
- 5 & 10 Panel
- DOT Physical Exam
- Bus Driver Exam
- Pre-Employment Exams
- Vision Exam
- Return-To-Work Clearance
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Tennessee Waterfalls Rage After Heavy Rainfall!
Tennessee waterfalls truly put on a spectacular show year-round, but several times of year Middle Tennessee sees large rainfalls in short periods of time. That's when Tennessee waterfalls really start showing off. Thundering down with massive amounts of water, it's an incredible sight to see. Knowing we had a very limited amount of time before they settled down, we jumped in the car and spent the day chasing raging waterfalls here in Tennessee. Here's how we spent our day:1. Burgess Falls State Park (Sparta, TN) is home to 4 beautiful...
Tennessee waterfalls truly put on a spectacular show year-round, but several times of year Middle Tennessee sees large rainfalls in short periods of time. That's when Tennessee waterfalls really start showing off. Thundering down with massive amounts of water, it's an incredible sight to see. Knowing we had a very limited amount of time before they settled down, we jumped in the car and spent the day chasing raging waterfalls here in Tennessee. Here's how we spent our day:
1. Burgess Falls State Park (Sparta, TN) is home to 4 beautiful waterfalls! The largest of them, Burgess Falls (136 feet) really puts on a spectacular show when Falling Water River swells and spills freely over the top of the overflow dam within the park. Among this short 1.3 mile loop trail at the park, you'll find Falling Water Cascade, Little Falls, Middle Falls and Burgess Falls. After the large amount of rain we received last night all of the waterfalls were putting on a grand show that was a feast for the eyes!
5. Lost Creek Falls (Sparta, TN) - This beloved waterfall is typically very calm, a welcome place for out-of-town visitors to get a taste of Tennessee's beauty without a long hike. It is well known as a place to relax on the rocks to the soothing sounds of nature. However, the heavy rain brought so much water to the area that even this calm waterfall became full of thundering power. Spilling its massive release of water down the walking path and into the nearby cave only to disappear into the darkness. A sight that is rarely seen throughout the year.
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Sparta woman sentenced with concealing material support intended for terrorist organization
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SPARTA, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Sparta woman has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for concealing material support intended for a foreign terrorist organization.
37-year-old Georgianna A.M. Giampietro was indicted in August 2019 on charges of attempting to provide these materials to Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham. Information provided in January 2022 charged her with the concealment of the support and resources.
According to court documents, Giampietro had conversations in September 2018 with an undercover agent who expressed interest in traveling to Syria to join the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
The agent told Giampietro that her husband swore an oath of allegiance to HTS and that he intended to fight on behalf of HTS.
U.S. Attorney's Office, Giampietro initially provided instruction and advice to the individual on how to travel to Syria and avoid detection by law enforcement.
This advice included actions that she and her husband should take before the trip such as severing ties in advance, acquiring new phones, etc.
Giampietro also offered to communicate with her own contacts on their behalf to help them in safely traveling to Syria.
Court documents detail that Giampietro asked the undercover agent if she considered traveling to Afghanistan after being told by her contact that there was presently no jihad in Syria.
Not only did she provide the agent with information that would assist her and her husband, while providing contact information, Giampietro was aware that HTS was a designated terrorist organization and believed the individuals were going to work under the direction of the organization.
She also intended that the agent and her husband would provide funds to the contact which would make its way to HTS. This was providing material support to HTS disguised as a charitable contribution.
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Middle Tennessee church letter to parishioner goes viral online
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SPARTA, Tenn. (WZTV) — A church in White County, Tennessee is on its heels after a letter to one of its parishioners went viral online.In late February, a parishioner posted a letter that she had received from three church elders. It lamented that she had not attended church in a couple weeks and was living with a man she had not married.West Sparta Church of Christ sent the letter say...
SPARTA, Tenn. (WZTV) — A church in White County, Tennessee is on its heels after a letter to one of its parishioners went viral online.
In late February, a parishioner posted a letter that she had received from three church elders. It lamented that she had not attended church in a couple weeks and was living with a man she had not married.
West Sparta Church of Christ sent the letter saying that if their member did not repent immediately, she would be ostracized from the church.
Since then, making contact with the church leaders has proven difficult. Their Facebook page has come down, and their phone line listed on Google is disconnected.
Online, some have supported the church elders, others wrote, “rather judgmental toward others.”
All churches are not the same, and all denominations are certainly not uniform. Reverend and state representative Harold Love says it’s natural for people to question their faith during tough times.
“You naturally will have people say what is going on, where is God in this situation, how do we make it together,” Love said. “That’s why I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the faith community to step up and do what the faith community can do which is unite people.”
Pew Research lists Tennessee has one of the most religious states with 51% saying they attend church services at least once per week. 70% pray daily.
“People are still searching,” Love explained. “People have always searched for answers to life’s questions. Faith has often times provided those answers. There are some times though that your faith can be shaken so much it can take some time to come back around.”
One woman’s example is Sparta is proof of what Love believes: a little patience can restore what is lost.
FOX 17 News could not find the recipient of the letter, so we are unsure if she has returned to West Sparta Church of Christ where services continue.
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No ID? No problem. Illegal alcohol sales spike for teens in this Tennessee county.
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SPARTA, Tenn. (WTVF) — White County Sheriff Steve Page says recent complaints about a spike in illegal over-the-counter sales of products vape pens, beer, and CBD gummies to minors have his team going undercover.
As a result, it led to a series of undercover stings in Sparta.
"How you doing, man? I came back. I brought some money this time," said a underage teen to a clerk.
Sheriff Page said it is all about the money.
He said the clerk is selling a vape pen to a minor who is working undercover with a camera and mic.
At no point is the teen asked for any identification.
"That's why there are so many vapes in middle schools and high schools," said Sheriff Page.
He said his deputies stay busy with opioid and meth busts. But recent complaints about illegal over-the-counter sales of vape pens, beer, and CBD gummies led him to bring back the undercover sting.
"How much are these?" asks the teen.
The video shows the clerk making the sale, and then making a pitch to the teen to return ...
"Come I take care of you — I give you something special. I promise you. Thank you, man."
Sheriff Page said he was surprised and very disappointed. Then he points to this sequence caught on camera where the teen tries to buy beer and tobacco. Initially, the clerk does the right thing.
"You have your ID with you?" the clerk asked.
Then as the clerk contemplates what to do next, a customer behind the teen actually offers to buy it all for him.
"No you don't have to do that, ma'am," said the teen.
But she does and the clerk goes along with it, and she allows a moment later even breaking a $10 bill for the teen so he can pay the customer back.
The teen walks out with the bag of beer and smokes.
Sheriff Page said he is disgusted.
"It's like nobody is watching, be we are fixing that," Page said. "This is a wake-up call to every sheriff in Tennessee in my opinion. Watch what's going on in your county."
The sheriff said the clerks received misdemeanor citations.
But that it should also serve as a warning to all. Repeat offenders risk losing their license to legally sell the products.
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BASF Production Operator First to Complete Apprenticeship Program at Sparta, TN Site
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Helen Austin Hayes recently became the first person to complete BASF’s apprenticeship program at the company’s Sparta, Tennessee site.Helen Austin Hayes recently became the first person to complete BASF’s apprenticeship program at the company’s Sparta, Tennessee site, wrapping up 18 months of on-the-job training and education. The program is part of BASF’s North American Apprenticeship ...
Helen Austin Hayes recently became the first person to complete BASF’s apprenticeship program at the company’s Sparta, Tennessee site.
Helen Austin Hayes recently became the first person to complete BASF’s apprenticeship program at the company’s Sparta, Tennessee site, wrapping up 18 months of on-the-job training and education. The program is part of BASF’s North American Apprenticeship Development Program, which aims to meet future talent needs for a skilled and diverse technician workforce while attracting more females and other under-represented groups to industry roles. Upon completion of the program, Hayes was offered and accepted a full-time production operator role at BASF’s Sparta site.
“The apprenticeship gave me great insight into manufacturing and provided me the opportunity to connect in-class learning with my job responsibilities,” said Hayes. “I appreciate BASF and Motlow State Community College for supporting me through this process and I’m excited about beginning my career at BASF.”
The Sparta site launched the apprenticeship program in August 2022 in partnership with Motlow State Community College. The program pays apprentices a full-time wage for time spent on the job and in the classroom. In addition to paying a competitive salary, BASF offers full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation and covers the cost of tuition, books and fees associated with earning a certificate in Advanced Manufacturing. At the end of the program, apprentices have the skills and credentials for an opportunity to be placed in positions with annual merit increases and bonuses.
“I’m proud of Helen for not only being the first apprentice at the Sparta site, but for seeing it through and completing the program,” said Andy Schmitt, Site Director at BASF’s Sparta site. “She has set the tone for all other apprentices who join the program and will be a great resource to everyone who follows in her path.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship programs bring about many benefits, including enhanced employee retention, a safer workplace, a stable and reliable pipeline of qualified workers and a systematic approach to training, which ensures that employees are prepared and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required.