Being an adult and a parent can be exhausting! In addition to your duties in the house and at work, you are responsible for the health and well-being of your kids. That includes being their chauffeur, their chef and the bedtime enforcer. After each long day, it can be really hard to find the motivation to turn your focus to your own health. However, it is so important to take care of your body and brain now so that you can reduce your risk for many different diseases and conditions later in life. Read on →

Getting hurt is a fact of life. Many injuries like minor cuts and scrapes can happen during everyday activities and usually aren’t a big deal. When a more significant accident or event happens and leaves you with the question of whether to seek medical care, the answer is easy! Come see us for a quick exam and to meet with one of our providers. Certain injuries require proper treatment in order to heal the right way. Read on →

Coming down with some type of food poisoning is never a walk in the park. One minute you are laughing with your friends and eating some delicious takeout and the next, you are doubled over in pain and experiencing some pretty uncomfortable GI symptoms. It can be scary to experience food poisoning, but the good news is that the majority of people don’t require medical attention during this time and will recover within a few days. Read on →

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful community in eastern Tennessee! Sevierville is a great place to live year-round, but we personally enjoy the summer season here. With so much to do and the lovely weather to enjoy, what’s not to love? Although the summer season is enjoyed by many, there are certain precautions you should be taking in order to stay safe from the harsh summer sun. Read on →

Having a varied and colorful diet is one of the cornerstones to a healthy life. Whole grains, healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables all need to be incorporated into your diet so that you can give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive. You also need to ensure you are getting the right nutrients from your food, like calcium. Calcium is crucial to your bone health, but it also plays other important roles in your body. Read on →

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might not welcome the change in season like other people do. As people head outside more frequently and open up their windows, you are probably hunkering down inside with a box of tissues and your nasal spray! Seasonal allergies can be really unpleasant. They tend to spike in the spring season when pollen is more prevalent in the air. Treating seasonal allergies the right way can help you manage your symptoms. Read on →

The pandemic forced changes in almost every business and industry over the last few years. Of course this includes the healthcare industry! We went through some major shifts in how we approached patient care while navigating an uncertain world. With the pandemic’s emergency status is set to expire in May, some things may change or go back to the way they used to be. This includes some aspects of telemedicine and virtual appointments. Read on →

Ear pain has many different causes, ranging from simple allergy issues to ear infections. If you begin to notice pain in your ear, keep an eye on your symptoms, as a worsening pain or discomfort could indicate a middle ear infection. Ear infections are really common, so don’t panic immediately if your ear (or both of your ears) start to hurt. Our AFC Urgent Care Sevierville team explains all about ear infections below, so keep reading to learn more. Read on →

As humans, we experience a rollercoaster of emotions throughout our lifetimes! Some parts of life can bring immense joy, while others can be particularly painful. The ups and downs of life are to be expected, but if you are feeling that you are experiencing more downs and mental health issues at this time of year, it may indicate a condition called seasonal affective disorder. Prioritizing your mental health is one of the most important things you can do. Read on →

Infections are common at this time of year because we spend much more time indoors with other people. While the flu and common cold are all around us, there is also the possibility of experiencing a chest infection like bronchitis and pneumonia. Like most infections, the majority of cases of bronchitis and pneumonia can be treated at home with rest and simple remedies, but they can also become serious situations if the infections spread. Read on →