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Putnam Health Department Has Its Long-Awaited Dentist

The Putnam County Health Department will begin providing dental services for the first time in seven years. Putnam County Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said the department will provide full-scale dental service five days a week. That includes cleanings, extractions, fillings, and oral exams. She said the Upper Cumberland is seeing a dental healthcare shortage and tooth decay is one ... Read More »

CRMC To Suspend Services At Endocrinology Office And Diabetes Center

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center will suspend services at the CRMC endocrinology office and Diabetes Center. COO Buffy Key said the hospital has struggled to recruit endocrinologists. She said the hospital lost its long-time provider some time ago and has been operating with a locum practitioner and nurse practitioner. “We’ve been very blessed here at Cookeville Regional to recruit the physicians ... Read More »

UC Community Medical Coalition Targeting Chronic Disease Education

The new group Hometown Health Watch is targeting chronic diseases in their push to educate Upper Cumberland residents. Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Dawn Barlow said the group is a community health coalition comprised of local medical agencies. She said understanding your condition empowers patients to prevent or better manage conditions like congestive heart failure or diabetes. “Patients being educated about ... Read More »