Rocky Top Medical Center does all the regular screening test such as Pap smears, cancer screening, blood work and breast exams. We also set up screening mammograms, starting at the age 40, sometimes earlier, if breast cancer is in your family.
We also offer hormonal testing and replacement. Many women have low testosterone levels, which can affect their mood and libido.
We also treat depression and anxiety that often affects many women and goes unrecognized.
Women are generally the main caregivers of the family and often times their own health comes last.
Women are starting to develop heart disease at an earlier age and catching up with men in this country. Women have different symptoms than men with heart problems and we need to educate women in how to spot these early before serious problems arise.
Since women are the main caregivers of their families, we like to discuss health issues such as diet, exercise and weight loss with them to encourage the entire family.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Many things can go wrong and can readily be treated. Many diseases of the skin are generally cosmetic problems as well. Insurance will pay for most problems as long as it is not considered purely cosmetic.
Overall, if you are healthy, eat well, drink plenty of water and avoid too much sun, your skin will be healthy too. Many common skin conditions are readily treated by a family doctor and don't require a dermatologist.At Rocky Top we treat most or all skin conditions. Infections such as abcesses and boils need to incised and drained. Sometimes antibiotics are required.
If you have anything new growing on your skin make sure you tell us about it during your visit. It is a good idea to let us inspect your skin once a year for skin cancer and precancerous conditions that can readily be treated.
When we talk about men's health most of the time we are talking about heart disease, prostate gland or ED (erectile dysfunction). It is true that men have more heart disease than women, but women are quickly catching up to men.
Men can start at any age and should have a yearly checkup. Many guidelines exist for age appropriate type exams, such as age 50 for the first prostate exam. We feel that even peds, teens and young adults need their blood pressures checked now and then. Also cholesterol levels should be checked at an early age as well.
Depending on your family history, we will go ahead and check you out much earlier than guidelines suggest. For example, if your father died at age 42 of a heart attack and you are 30 years old, we are going to give you a thorough cardiac workup. Many medications and diseases can lead to erectile dysfunction. Low testosterone can also cause erectile dysfunction as well as a host of other problems in men. We check testosterone levels with a simple blood test and are able to treat many men with this condition.
Along with a basic health panel of blood test, men should have a yearly PSA test. This can detect prostate cancer but does have problems with a lot of false positives. A PSA test does not replace a manual exam to test the prostate digitally.
We offer a variety of weight loss options, all the while monitoring the patients health during the weight loss process. We start with the BMI, which is the body mass index. The BMI is calculated by your height and what your healthy weight should be. A BMI greater than 25 means you are overweight. If it is greater than 30, it means that you are obese. We also use a calculation called the BMR, which is your basal metabolic rate. This is a crude measurement of how many calories your body needs in a day to keep you at your present weight. A pound of fat contains 3500 calories. Say you need 2000 calories a day to stay at the same weight. You would have to decrease your calorie intake by 500 calories a day to loss a pound a week. 500x7=3500 calories. We ask the patient to do a light aerobic exercise such as walking for a half hour on most days. We sometimes prescribe phentermine, if indicated. All in all the benefits of maintaining a healthyweight are enormous. Obesity is a killer and directly related to diabetes type 2. It has recently been estimated by the year 2020, 50% of Americans will have diabetes. This is unacceptable and will overwhelm the healthcare system and cause premature deaths
Rocky Top Medical Center strives for the best outcomes in Workman's Compensation. We work with the employer to ensure the employee is getting the most cost-effective and quality care. We keep the employer up to date on the status of their worker and try to get them back to work and healthy, within a reasonable time frame. We understand the employers concerns and work to alleviate the fears and demystify the Workman's Compensation system. If you are an employer and looking for a cost effective and quality service, please give us a call at 908-3636..
Rocky Top Medical Center
Dr. Steven W. Johnson, DO
1105 Oak Cluster Dr
Sevierville, TN 37862 -
Open Mon-Thu 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-3pm
Rocky Top Medical Center and Dr. Steven Johnson. Offering Urgent care, Minor emergencies, Lacerations and cuts, Back and neck pain, Hip knee and shoulder pain, Arthritis & Joint pain, Wound care, Infections, X-rays, EKG, Lung testing On site labs, Strep testing, Pregnancy testing, Drug testing, Workman's compensation, DOT physicals, Drug screening, Cancer screening, Skin cancer screening, Minor surgeries, Back injections and nerve blocks, Joint injections, Sleep medicine/treatment, Sleep apnea, Respiratory care, Depression/psych, Panic disorder, Shift work treatment, Chronic fatigue disorder, ADD/ADHD, Fibromyalgia, RA High blood pressure, Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Cholesterol treatment, Peds and babies, Flu shots, Flu tests, Pneumonia shots, Heart testing, Hormone testing, HRT(hormone replacement therapy). Also available here Tennessee IPL Laser and Skin Rejuvenation Skin Care Treatments for Rosacea, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Spider Veins, Hair Removal, Age Spots, and Other Skin Conditions. Choose IPL skin rejuvenating light pulse therapy photofacial treatments, Botox cosmetic, sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins, and Restylane for younger looking, healthy skin without cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery. For youthful and younger looking skin, Dr. Steve Johnson at Tennessee Laser & Skin Rejuvention offers several procedures for a face lift with surgery including Restylane, Botox, Juvederm, Aluma, Aestilisse, PDT, Ultrapulse, Active FX and Max FX, DeepFX, and SmartLipo for both women and men. Contact Dr. Johnson for a free skin consultation. All these skin treatments are available at Tennessee Laser and Skin Rejuvenation located in Sevierville TN in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee also serving Knoxville and Sevier County.