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New Vonore Clinic to Open Soon

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Chota Community Health Services, Monroe County’s largest primary healthcare provider, is proud to announce that its new Vonore medical clinic is nearing completion and will be opening soon.

With three convenient locations in Madisonville, Tellico Plains, and our new state-of-the-art medical facility in Vonore, we are positioned to offer medical services of the highest quality, right in your neighborhood. We encourage you to come by the next time you find yourself in need of medical services, or if you just feel like it’s time for a check-up!

Our Tellico Plains and interim Vonore offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm. We are open in Madisonville 7 days a week from 8:00am – 5:30pm, so should the need arise, we can take care of you on the weekends at our main clinic. We offer language translation services and video translation for sign language free of charge.

Every one of our medical providers has designated same-day appointments every day, because we know that the need for healthcare comes on your schedule, not ours.

The friendly professionals at our clinics are able to perform all of the necessary diagnostic testing that may be required during your visit.  All three of our clinics perform laboratory testing on-site. At our Madisonville location we have a top notch digital radiology department performing x-ray and DEXA scans.

Chota Community Health Services offers 24/7 after-hours on-call service, so you can speak to one of our highly qualified medical providers, even when we are closed.

Our patients can also benefit from our 340B prescription drug discount program that gives uninsured or underinsured patients access to discounts on prescription medications, through partnerships with our local community pharmacies. This also applies to patients in the Medicare donut hole. Ask about it! To apply for the sliding fee program, please bring proof of one month’s income (this could be a tax return, W-2, one month’s work of check stubs, unemployment benefits, SSI benefits, etc.).

At our Madisonville clinic, we also have behavioral health counseling services available.

We also maintain partnerships with specialists to bring their services to our county when possible. For example, Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Center comes to our Madisonville clinic every week to provide allergy testing and services!

Chota Community Health Services was selected as a 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. Million Hearts has recognized 15 solo practitioners, large health systems, community health centers, and specialty groups as 2020 Hypertension Control Champions. In their work, these Champions were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension.

Chota Community Health Services is governed by a board of directors that consists of a majority of patients who utilize us for their own healthcare – local community members just like you. Our organization has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a quality leader, and we are determined to ensure the best possible patient experience.

To learn more about Chota Community Health Services, you can reach us at (423) 442-2622 or visit us online at www.chotahealth.org.

Like a COVID-19 Vaccination for Your Home

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RGF Environmental Group Inc. of Riviera Beach, Florida, has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products on its 9 acre campus, home to over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Perhaps RGF’s most exciting and recent innovations are their REME HALO residential and commercial air purification system that has been shown to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19.

Based on a study which commenced in March 2020, and overseen by Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology at RGF, Dr. Marsden stated that “the study results show the REME HALO to be effective in combating the COVID-19 virus and a valuable solution to immediately improve the Indoor Air Quality of residential and commercial spaces and protect occupants against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

The independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO air purification system with PHI-Cell technology. The testing was performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California. The virus was nebulized into a large 1,280 cubic foot chamber representing a real-world, air-conditioned office or home. With the REME HALO operating inside the chamber, the virus was reduced on contact  resulting in a 99.9% reduction of the virus within the simulated real-world space, reducing the risk of person-to-person infection by respiratory particles and aerosols.

This is great news. But the even better news is that you can have the REME HALO air purification system installed in your home today for probably less than you might have imagined.

RGF strongly recommends that their REME HALO system only be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor.

In East Tennessee and the Tellico Lake area the REME HALO air purification system is installed by Gent Heating & Cooling. Gent Heating & Cooling owner, Shane Gent, and his team of highly trained technicians, have earned a well deserved reputation for quality workmanship, professionalism and fairness for over 20+ years. Gent has the REME HALO system in stock and ready for installation.

Gent Heating & Cooling is a full-service HVAC company specializing in existing and new residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning work, including sales, installation and service of all brands. 

Protect your family and your loved ones with a REME HALO air purification system by calling Shane at 865-247-5092 today. 

Gent Heating & Cooling
865-247-5092
genthvac@gmail.com
www.gentheatandcool.com

Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team

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Tellico Area’s Premier In-Home Decorating Service

Perhaps the only thing potentially more challenging than decorating your new home or redecorating your existing home is the selection of an interior designer. “A great interior designer possesses extraordinary listening skills,” replied Sandy Kozar, owner of Decorating Den Interiors, when asked what she felt was the single most important characteristic of a successful interior designer. Sandy went on to say that a great interior designer is also a great facilitator. “Your designer will ask a multitude of questions about you, your family and lifestyle, how you envision your home being used now and in the future, your personal preferences and individual tastes. And you should always be made to feel that you are a welcomed and integral part of the design team. Your completed design should be a reflection of who you are, and not your designer.”  

Sandy, an award-winning and professionally trained designer, and her multi-talented design group have been featured on HGTV as a Pro Network Designer, Best of Houzz three years in a row for customer service, and Dream Room Winner.  Well known and respected throughout the Greater Knoxville area for her creative planning and design of both residential and commercial spaces, Sandy’s designs are featured in the popular “The Kitchen Bible” book by Barbara Ballinger, “Love Your Home,” a newly published book by Carol Donayre-Bugg, and is a frequent contributor to “Everything Knoxville” and “East Tennessee’s Mountain Views.” Readers may also be familiar with Sandy’s work from her multiple Knoxville Parade of Homes entries and local designer Home & Garden tours. Sandy and her team have won multiple awards for their designs in an International Dream Zoom competition.

In this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are excited to share with you, our recent interview with Sandy.

ETMV: Sandy, what would you say sets you and your design team apart from your peers?

Sandy: As degreed professional designers, our team possesses both the education and experience required to design beautiful and functional spaces for our clients.  We typically do not sell design hours, focusing instead on the quality of the products and services each client desires in order to provide them with the greatest impact for their individual budget.  This unique approach allows us to spend the time necessary to design a complete and beautiful design for our clients and not be focused on the clock. We can offer our clients a curated collection of tried and true manufactured case goods, upholstery, custom window treatments, accessories, art, and more, with access nationally and internationally. We provide good, better, best, and even luxury lines for our clients with classics alongside all of the latest trends for today’s lifestyles.  Clients also appreciate that we offer a complimentary consultation to all potential new clients, including virtual consultations, which are a great opportunity to discover a little bit more about how we work.  Our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com has tons of information including photos of our work and how we work.

ETMV: What is included in your complimentary consultation?

Sandy:  We tour the home with the homeowners and conduct a detailed question and answer period in order to understand what the client is looking for and considerations to include in the recommended design of their home.  We like to know their personality, their needs, their likes, and dislikes so we can custom create their design to be one-of-a-kind and unique for them.  We also help establish the homeowner’s budget to determine the project’s scope, after which we schedule the design appointment and start making the magic happen for the client.  

ETMV: How long does it take for the “magic,” as you have described it, to happen?  

Sandy: If you truly want a beautiful room, it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait.  After the initial consultation, it takes five to ten business days to create a design to present to the homeowners. Our comprehensive design plans include three-dimensional space plans, renderings, and elevations, as well as finish and fabric samples, customized for each project.  Once the client makes a decision, we then order the selections, tracking all orders, updating the client on the status of their order, inspecting all as it arrives, scheduling our installer, mover and us to be there on every installation.  Once everything is received, it is usually installed all in one go, just like you see on HGTV.  We find that revealing the transformation this way really makes a statement.   

ETMV: Share with our readers what you enjoy most about interior design. 

Sandy: We truly enjoy the opportunity to exercise our creative skills, but our real passion is to involve our clients in this creative and transformative process. It’s difficult to describe how this energizes us. The opportunity to create something tangible from our clients’ dreams, wishes, personal tastes, preferences, and lifestyles is more rewarding than you can imagine. Even more rewarding are the personal friendships that have resulted from our close working relationships with our clients. We have truly been blessed with all of our new friends.

ETMV: Sandy, how do your virtual consultations work?

Sandy: Recently, we have seen a growing reliance on technology in the workplace. It has been shown to make more productive use of our clients’ time and provides healthy safeguards as well. Everyone has a computer, so by using existing online apps, we can conduct a virtual consultation in much the same way as we would conduct an in-person consultation. And if you’re new to this type of technology, we are available to coach you and answer any question you might have. It’s easier than you might have imagined. Most of our clients have found working virtually both educational as well as exciting.

ETMV: I was going to ask you to describe a typical client experience, but what if we share with our readers a recent interview we conducted with one of your clients?

Sandy: In fact, that would be great. Eric and Melissa are a wonderful couple that we had the privilege of working with recently. 

ETMV: Melissa, what inspired you and Eric to retire to East Tennessee in 2019 after operating a small business after 40 years?

Melissa: After visiting this area, we fell in love with the mountains, the lakes, the way of life and the people! We feel very blessed to live in this special place.

ETMV: How did you learn about Decorating Den Interiors?

Melissa: After buying our home, we decided to update the kitchen. Our kitchen designer told us about Sandy Kozar and Rachael Sheridan and recommended them highly. We decided to use Sandy because she was highly recommended and after meeting her and Rachael and checking out their prior projects, we felt very comfortable with them and knew that they would do a great job.  Another consideration was that they brought everything to us and made the entire process easy.”

ETMV: Describe the process.   

Melissa: They measured the rooms we wanted to furnish which included the foyer, the dining room, the open main living/kitchen/dining area, and the guest bedroom.  They designed different furniture layouts to choose from (with a computer layout of the room).   For the main open living area, they brought pictures of furniture to choose from, fabric samples, and area rug choices.  They also helped us with window coverings, draperies and custom bedding for the master bedroom and guest bedroom.  And they also incorporated the artwork and things that we wanted to keep in the final design.

When the furniture came in, they provided movers to not only move the new furniture in, but to move the old furniture to different rooms downstairs.  They handled everything down to inserting light bulbs in the lamps.

In the end, it was our vision because they listened to what we wanted and presented choices that we made. It was a positive experience from start to finish.  We are happy with every single purchase and the overall look is exactly what we wanted.

ETMV: And would you recommend Decorating Den Interiors to others?

Melissa: We highly recommend Sandy and Rachael from Decorating Den Interiors!

Sandy: Eric and Melissa were absolutely wonderful. Their experience is typical of the experiences of all of our clients, and soon to be friends, whether you’re decorating a single room or your entire home.

ETMV: Sandy, what is the best way for a respective client to reach out to you?

Sandy: I suggest they first visit our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com to view our portfolio and read “How We Work.”  From there give us a call and we will discuss your project and schedule you complimentary consultation.

ETMV: Sandy, thank you for this opportunity to help our readers discover the Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team Difference.

Sandy: Thank you.

Decorating Den Interiors
Kozar Design Team
521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37932
skozar@decoratingden.com
865-392-6222

What You Can’t See Can Harm You!

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“Fighting the Invisible Enemy”

By Scott Chamberlain – President, Bactronix-Knoxville

We now know that COVID-19 first entered the U.S. much earlier than originally reported. In fact, the virus was detected by the American Red Cross in blood samples in California, Washington and Oregon as early as mid-December 2019. Unlike many of the potential threats we experience in our lives, threats from sources such as viruses and mold can go virtually undetected until we or a loved one begin to experience health related problems. That’s why I launched Bactronix in East Tennessee.

Bactronix is rapidly earning a reputation as the nation’s leader in the residential and commercial disinfecting and mold treatment and remediation marketplace and is the first environmentally responsible, disinfecting service designed to eliminate all surface and airborne microbes. Our proprietary Two-Step Bactronizing Process safely and effectively eliminates:

• Viruses (Including COVID-19)
• Mold
• Fungi
• Algae
• Bacteria
• VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)

All of our Bactronix team members are expertly trained and certified in the use of our advanced technologies and services. Grounded in an eco-responsible platform that is 100% safe for people, plants, and pets, our products and services help home and business owners alike to maintain healthy and sanitary conditions where we live and work. 

Our exclusive, patented Bactronizing Process uses environmentally responsible, hospital grade, EPA registered disinfectants which are distributed using an advanced electrostatic spray system that cleans, disinfects, and protects surfaces against dangerous bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and odors, including cigarette smoke. Our state-of-the-art-technology, electrostatic sprayers covers 100% of the surfaces in the treatment area delivering a germ killing solution thoroughly and evenly including impossible to reach areas where microbes migrate and breed. The time required to treat a 1,500 square foot home requires about 3 hours on average. There is no need to vacate your home, although we ask that you not be in the same area as our technician during the Bactronizing Process. Nontoxic, our disinfectants can be applied to food processing equipment and food contact areas.

For far less than you might imagine, you can safely treat 100% of the surface areas in your home or business, including those important hard to reach areas, in far less time than required to disinfect by hand.

If you or someone you know has been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have recently purchased a home that was visited by numerous other buyers, call us for the peace of mind you deserve. Bactronix is the first and only Microbial Control Company that is trained to conduct COVID-19 Surface Testing. 

If you detect unexplained odors at home or work, if you experience chronic coughing or sneezing, or if you can see mold and mildew on surfaces, we encourage you to call us, as harmful biofilm and microorganisms may be the cause.

What you can’t see may already be causing you and your loved ones harm. 

Call Bacrtonix, the Nation’s leader in creating and maintaining a healthier living environment today? We can help you to win the fight against the “Invisible Enemy”.

Bactronix of Knoxville
332 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774
865-444-6364
scott@Backtronix-Knoxville.com
www.bactronix-knoxville.com

Introduction of Peggy Fields

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Decorating Den Interiors

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Kozar Design Team

“It Was a Positive Experience From Start to Finish”

“After visiting this area, we fell in love with the mountains, the lakes, the way of life and the people! We feel very blessed to live in this special place,” replied Melissa when asked what had inspired her and husband Eric to retire to East Tennessee in September 2019 after running a small business in the Houston area for 40 years.

After buying our home, we decided to update the kitchen. Our kitchen designer told us about Sandy and Rachael and recommended them highly.” Melissa was referring to Decorating Den Interiors owner and designer, Sandy Kozar, and designer and Kozar Design Team member, Rachael Sheridan.

“We decided to use Sandy because she was highly recommended and after meeting her and Rachael and checking out their prior projects, we felt very comfortable with them and knew that they would do a great job. Another consideration was that they brought everything to us and made the entire process easy.”

“They measured the rooms we wanted to furnish which included the foyer, the dining room, the open main living/kitchen/dining area, and the guest bedroom. They designed different furniture layouts to choose from (with a computer layout of the room). For the main open living area, they brought pictures of furniture to choose from, fabric samples, and area rug choices. They also helped us with window coverings, draperies and custom bedding for the master bedroom and guest bedroom. And they also incorporated the artwork and things that we wanted to keep in the final design.”

“When the furniture came in, they provided movers to not only move the new furniture in, but to move the old furniture to different rooms downstairs. They handled everything down to inserting light bulbs in the lamps.”

“In the end, it was our vision because they listened to what we wanted and presented choices that we made. It was a positive experience from start to finish. We are happy with every single purchase and the overall look is exactly what we wanted.”

“We highly recommend Sandy and Rachael from Decorating Den Interiors!”

Whether you’re planning a one room or entire home update or renovation, experience the Decorating Den Interiors difference for yourself by calling them today. Having earned a well deserved reputation for encouraging their clients to actively participate in the design process, homeowners like Melissa and Eric discovered that you really can achieve the look and the vision that you have for your home.

Decorating Den Interiors
Kozar Design Team

521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37932
skozar@decoratingden.com
865-392-6222

believeRX

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The Holistic Approach to Living Your Best Life

Local pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, operates a unique, client-centered concept in pharmaceutical care: believeRX, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville. Ellen and her compassionate, caring team of highly-trained pharmaceutical associates have embarked on a mission to provide traditional pharmacy services combined with a holistic approach to health and well-being.
 
believeRX recognizes that your local pharmacy can and should play an important role in your family’s total healthcare and wellness in partnership with your other healthcare providers. believeRX combines the personal and caring touch of the now almost non-existent neighborhood pharmacy with today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With more than 20 years of first-hand experience as a pharmacist to draw upon, Ellen and her team have created a holistic and interactive approach to your pharmaceutical experience designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.”
 
Ellen and her colleague, pharmacist Monty Roark, shared with Mountain Views the positive health and well-being benefits that believeRX provides their clients along with several exciting services they offer.
 
MV: Tell our readers about your professional background.

Ellen: I have both retail and clinical hospital pharmacy experience and have been in management for most of my career. I have served as a pharmacy preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award while working for a big chain pharmacy. For years, I have seen that there is more than one way to fight or prevent disease. We are lucky to have pharmaceuticals, but we are just as lucky to have alternative options as well. 

Monty: After graduating from UT College of Pharmacy, I began working in a standard retail pharmacy. I felt it was lacking the one-on-one involvement with patients that I knew was important in determining their overall health needs, so I came to work at believeRX with Ellen. I am passionate about caring for patients holistically – not just their traditional medication needs, but beyond that into daily diet and nutrition, vitamins and supplements, skin care and anti-aging therapies, as well as other complementary alternative medicines.

MV: Describe the believeRX business philosophy, and tell our readers about your new in-store clinic.

Ellen: believeRX is part traditional pharmacy that offers home delivery (even after hours for our established patients), part specialty pharmacy that offers counseling in the home by a licensed pharmacist, and also specializes in the best holistic over-the-counter health products. In fact, we are very different than the “national chain” pharmacy you are used to. Our staff members receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches, believing it’s time to focus on our patients as a whole, not only their prescribed medications.

Monty: We have recently partnered with Primary Care of Tennessee and now offer a full-service medical clinic with Nurse Practitioners Diane Knight and Dana Webber. We offer weight loss tailored to the individual patient, Covid-19 testing, flu testing and treatment, immunizations, sick visits, and regular check-ups. Our current clinic hours are in the evenings from 5 to 7 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon.  You can call 865-200-4101 to schedule an appointment. 

Ellen: Our store carries a variety of quality holistic products and supplements. We carry products that are backed up by the manufacturer and have been proven effective. 

MV: Considering our current health environment, do you have recommendations to improve the immune system and suggestions for countering the overall stress that comes with these trying times?

Ellen: Elderberry has more antioxidants than most fruits and empowers the immune system by fighting free radicals that can cause damage to it. The elderberry we carry is locally made and one of our best sellers. Customers use it for cold and flu prevention and treatment and they swear by its effectiveness. 

Local honey is not pasteurized and because it is not exposed to heat, it is loaded with natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Why buy store brand when you can get local honey as the healthier alternative?

Monty: Terry Naturally is one of our most requested natural supplement lines. Along with supplements to treat virtually any ailment, there are specific ones that help with anxiety and pain and are also super immune boosters. We also have essential oils, CBD products, and some very useful new treatments.

MV: What are some of your most unique services and products?

Ellen: We offer infrared sauna sessions. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air and then the body, infrared heat saunas promote heat generation in the body with only a small amount of heat in the air. Infrared saunas result in a deeper sweat at a lower surrounding temperature, producing benefits such as detox, weight loss, and treatment of muscle pain.

Monty: BEMER, which stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, uses a pulsed electromagnetic field to improve the body’s microcirculation. Improvement in the circulation of the small vessels of our body may help improve blood flow, nutrient and oxygen supply, and waste removal. Sessions of just eight minutes twice a day have been known to increase blood flow by 30%.

Healy Resonance is a wearable device that is used to balance the body’s energetic field and activate self-healing. The device can analyze human tissues and the human information field for frequency resonance and can deliver optimal frequencies to improve function and health. Call the pharmacy for an appointment to be analyzed and scanned. 

Ellen: believeRX has a convenient “pay as you use” or an unlimited monthly subscription plan for these services.

MV: Is there anything else you would like to tell Mountain Views readers about believeRX?

Monty: We are excited to offer healthy smoothies and fresh juices without any added sugar. They are either naturally sweetened or sweetened with honey or other low glycemic index sweeteners – and they taste fantastic! We offer medical grade protein, Blender Bombs, YourSuper, CBD Oil, MCT oil, collagen, and many other options to help promote weight loss, maintain good health, and break sugar addiction!

Ellen: believeRX strives to provide a custom-tailored experience for each customer/patient by treating them as a whole individual and not just their specific ailments or prescription medications. Our name says it all. “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity.

believeRX
9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
865.214.6672
www.believeRXknoxville.com

This Year It’s Holiday Casual

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As we approach the holidays of 2020, it is clear they are unlike any we have ever known… the large parties and festivities that we once enjoyed are no longer recommended. With our new “norm” of small, intimate social gatherings, most of us will be spending the holidays at home or with small groups of family and friends.

Therefore, our holiday wardrobes will become much more casual. No longer will the glitz and glitter of previous holidays show up on our shopping lists!

You’ll look, instead, for that more relaxed, comfortable and casual outfit to add to your wardrobe this season. We, as buyers, had already seen fashion trends heading in a more casual direction… have you seen the tennis shoes on everyone from CEOs to A List Celebrities? So, it came as no surprise to us that casual fashions would be preferred this year, even before the Covid virus!

When you visit The Lily Pad, you’ll notice the store is filled with all of the new and trending casual styles… matching athleisure sets, jogger pants, cozy sweaters, cute tennis shoes, and of course, don’t forget to pick up an adorable face mask to match!

During this most unusual holiday season, our thoughts, more than ever, turn gratefully to those who have made our continued success possible. This year has been tough for small businesses – and we could not have gotten through it without our wonderful, supportive customers!

In this spirit, we say simply, but most sincerely, thank you and wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season.

Windy Hill Farm and Preserve

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“A 550 Acre Sanctuary Where We Rediscover the Beauty and Serenity of Nature”

Although we were not fortunate enough to have been born and raised in East Tennessee, we were nonetheless blessed to discover its natural beauty years later. 

Our first exposure to East Tennessee began on a road trip to the “beach” as it is popularly referred to by native Tennesseans. Arriving in the Knoxville area in the darkness of night, we were greeted by a blinding rain storm and the news that I-40 was impassable, the result of a not so uncommon mountain rock slide. Our adventure resumed early the next morning with now clear skies and a series of detours designed to circumnavigate yesterday’s rock slide. My growing impatience with this interruption to our vacation plans was soon replaced with the awe inspiring, natural beauty and splendor of East Tennessee that we experienced as we meandered through the foothills and mountains of the Great Smokys enroute to our final destination. It was then that we fell hopelessly in love with East Tennessee. 

Not many years later we sold our home and our business and moved to our new home – East Tennessee. And even though over 2 decades has passed since our very first East Tennessee adventure, we anxiously await each new morning when we welcome a brand new East Tennessee landscape masterpiece created from nature’s unlimited palette of colors, hues and textures.

Monday, October 12, 2020 was one such day. We had been invited to visit Windy Hill Farm and Preserve in Loudon County by one of its owners, Steven Brewington, a 29-year-old Tennessee native, husband, dad, and visionary who possesses an uncommon passion for the land, it’s preservation and sustainability.

Our visit began with an ATV tour of this 550 acre sanctuary, where we traversed its rolling terrain, pastures, meadows, stands of timber, breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains and picturesque vistas on its 2 miles of pristine shoreline along the Tennessee River. Well known to area sportsmen, Windy Hill Farm and Preserve has earned a reputation as one of the South’s premier destinations for responsible quail hunting. 

Our journey began at the Lodge where quail hunting enthusiasts gather prior to their upland hunting adventure on 5 different warm season grass courses, each providing a different experience. Windy Hill Farm and Preserve welcomes groups and individuals in pursuit of both Dove and Bobwhite Quail. Their team of experienced, passionate sportsmen and management team members practice meticulous habitat maintenance. They know and embrace the land and the tradition of the hunt. Joined by their trained guides and dogs, Windy Hill offers sportsmen an enjoyable and fruitful quail hunting experience. 

Quail hunting guests meet at the Lodge the morning of their half- or full-day hunt to enjoy a hearty breakfast and to be introduced to their guides. Guests are driven to one of the preserve’s wildlife habitat areas to begin their morning hunt. Lunch is served at the Lodge for both half- and full-day excursions. Following lunch and a brief period of relaxation, full-day guests return to the field. Before departure, guests will receive their birds cleaned and packaged to take home. 

Readers wishing to learn more about quail hunting packages at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve are encouraged to visit www.windyhillfarmtn.com or to call 865-385-4709. 

Next, we visited the Farmhouse Inn, a rustic, yet modern 5 bedroom home built by Steven’s grandfather, which sits atop one of the more commanding ridges on the preserve. The Inn, which overlooks the Tennessee River, features magnificent views of the river and surrounding rolling countryside through its expansive floor to ceiling windows, great room, fireplace and 1,000 square foot panorama deck for viewing. Perfect for hosting family getaways, corporate retreats or hunting groups, the Inn offers visitors an experience that will be treasured by friends and family for many years to come.

The final destination on our tour was the Home Farm where we traversed rolling pastures, crop fields, grazing cattle and heirloom hogs. We were somewhat surprised to witness a large expanse of sugarcane being grown for use in a variety of eco-friendly paper products.

Currently under development, and scheduled to open in Fall 2021, are 12 new upscale cabins featuring floor to ceiling windows offering  panoramic views of the Preserve. Guest packages will include Farm to Table/Field to Fork dining experiences in the Lodge, as well as agritourism programming, water and other outdoor activities. 

What perhaps surprised us most about this natural 550 acre sanctuary was not only its ability to protect, preserve and promote this area’s abundant wildlife, nor the views from its panoramic ridges, nor its 2 miles of Tennessee River shoreline and its often mist-shrouded lowlands. What surprised us the most was the fact that Windy Hill Farm and Preserve is located less than 5 minutes from Tellico Village, yet is unknown to most of us. Windy Hill Farm and Preserve is a natural treasure that truly enriches our community.

Discover even more about Windy Hill Farm and Preserve, its history and other amenities including hiking trails, by visiting their website www.windyhillfarmtn.com.

You might also be interested to learn that Windy Hill Farm and Preserve also offers Gift Certificates for its quail hunting packages. These certificates are ideal for the sportsmen or sportswomen in your family who may be difficult to shop for. They are perfect for any occasion.

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David Thoreau

Windy Hill Farm and Preserve
1180 Poplar Springs Blair Bend Road
Loudon, TN 37774
steven@windyhillfarmtn.com
865.385.4709

Gallian Medical Group Now Offers

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Rapid COVID-19 Test Results in 15 Minutes

Gallian Medical Group, a full-service, primary care provider conveniently located in Hardin Valley just minutes from I-40 and Pellissippi Parkway, is proud to announce the availability of a new COVID-19 test which delivers results in as few as 15 minutes.

“The availability of this new diagnostic test is an important tool in the rapid diagnosis of COVID-19,” said Dr. Scott Gallian, MD, co-founder of Gallian Medical Group. “This new test delivers results in 15 minutes on an easy-to-use, portable instrument, which is a critical improvement in the turnaround time for COVID-19 diagnostics, because it provides real-time results and enables decision-making while the patient is still onsite, helping to protect against additional waves of COVID-19.”

This rapid point-of-care-test was developed by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world, focused on improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care through innovation, 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are asked to first call 865-357-3790. Please do not come into the office if you have symptoms or if you believe you have been exposed to the virus. Upon arrival at Gallian Medical Group, a trained medical team member will come to your vehicle to perform the test. You are encouraged to wait in your vehicle until your results are available. The availability of rapid test results will assist your healthcare provider in providing you with the immediate medical attention you may require, as well as helping to protect others from the spread of COVID-19.

“This new rapid point-of-care test for COVID-19, is a welcome addition to our onsite diagnostics lab, EKG, and X-ray services which enables us to provide a level of compassionate and caring healthcare that our patients deserve and that is becoming increasingly more difficult to find today in a medical marketplace driven by the bottom line of insurance companies and huge managed care corporations.”

To learn more about Gallian Medical Group or their new 15 minute COVID-19 test, call or visit them online. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Gallian Medical Group

‘Rediscover a level of medical care that you may have thought no longer existed”

10744 Hardin Valley Road
Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.357.3790
www.gallianmedical.com

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