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Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab

Posted on February 14, 2018

Strength Defined Former bodybuilder sings praises of Cardiac Rehab John Paschal gazes out over the lake behind his home. There is a sense of peace and purpose here. “When I was a boy growing up on the farm in Dandridge we’d go fishing on the lake sometimes,” Paschal says. “I always thought someday I’d like […]


Welcoming a New Year and a New Year Baby

Posted on January 31, 2018

Welcoming a New Year and a New Year Baby. Parkwest Medical Center celebrated a very special delivery on New Year’s Day. Davis Brantlee Craft, the son of Jennifer and Brian Craft, was the first baby born in 2018 at the hospital’s Childbirth Center. Jennifer Craft hadn’t given much thought to the possibility of having a […]


Repaired and restored after hernia surgery

Posted on January 10, 2018

Gloria feels like she has a new lease on life after her surgical hernia repair at Parkwest Medical Center.


Retired teacher enjoys life after 90% heart blockage

Posted on December 28, 2017

Feeling 100% Parkwest heart patient enjoys life after 90 percent blockage There’s tired, and then there’s “teacher tired.” That’s what Polly Justus, 62, calls the kind of exhaustion that comes from managing children in a classroom all day.      A kindergarten teacher for 40 years, Justus was accustomed to being “teacher tired,” so when she […]


Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury

Posted on November 29, 2017

Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury


Breast cancer survivor grateful for prompt and professional care

Posted on October 4, 2017

Liz Clary can’t help smiling when she talks about the seven alpacas on her farm, or the chickens and sheep she’s raised. “I just love all of my animals, and I love the farm,” Clary says. “It helps you stay grounded, and keeps things in perspective.” Farming is one of many things that make life […]


Attorney joins his surgeon on mountain bike trails after shoulder surgery

Posted on September 27, 2017

Knoxville attorney Don Vowell makes no bones about it – when his shoulder went out for the umpteenth time, he wanted an expert. “Shoulder replacements are really not that common and I have a history of dislocated shoulders so I wanted a surgeon who had done a lot of shoulder surgeries,” said Vowell, adding that […]


Quad bypass gives PR executive “an inside look”

Posted on August 23, 2017

Quad bypass gives PR executive “an inside look”