Reopening by appointment only May 20th
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Clinic News and Updates

Bits of Wisdom

Updated Friday May 22, 2020

WE ARE SEEING PATIENTS AGAIN BY APPOINTMENT VIA LIVE VISIT OR TELEMEDICINE

As always our primary concern is the health and safety of our clients and staff; in light of the recent lifting of the shelter in place by the governor, we have made a decision to begin seeing patients in the clinic again. However, to reduce the risk of spread and keep people safe, we are following the CDC recommendations of interviewing patients to determine if they have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus before having them come in to the clinic... therefore all appointments are by ONLY BY APPOINTMENT. We are additionally following the recommendations to leverage telemedicine whenever possible as the best way to protect patients and staff and empower patients to protect their own health from COVID-19.

We are currently seeing patients in the clinic by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays between 9am and 5pm. If you feel you need to be seen on Monday or Friday you can speak to the receptionist about the possibility of scheduling a telemedicine appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have had any respiratory or viral symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, fever, runny nose and in severe cases, difficulty breathing in the past 14 days, we recommend you proceed to are the five Vanderbilt and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinics in Williamson County for testing. All clinics are open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively you can call Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines to find out where testing is available as there may be drive up testing sites near you, they are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., CDT daily at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.

Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020

During the COVID19 pandemic, social distancing and isolation; offering TELEMEDICINE is a perfect COVID-19 solution – keeping up with advice for remote work solutions, social distancing, and to allow for you learn to understand how to optimize your immune system and overall health and manage any health challenges that may arise REMOTELY.


Our clinic is providing remote consults via telemedicine/telehealth.


We continue to see new and established patients including:

-Functional medicine patients

-Primary Care patients

-Acute (non-emergent) care patients

-Immune boosting consults


We can: 

-Establish care

-Diagnose 

-Treat non emergent issues

-Prevent

-Prescribe and refill prescriptions

REMOTELY…  to any patient in the State of Tennessee (we are working on other states at this time) via TELEMEDICINE. 


We will continue to ship out supplements from our apothecary. You can place your orders online and we will get them shipped out to you as soon as possible!

Our Fees for TeleHealth are the same as the fees that we charge for our telephone consultations and office visits. 

Please note: While we are offering telemedicine visits for a wide range of patient needs and are offering information on immune support, this is not a treatment for the virus or substitute for preventative measures. To be clear, immune support is intended for preventative support and non-symptomatic individuals. 

We encourage all community members to engage in active preventative strategies including hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, using proper personal protective equipment, and social distancing.

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Original Publishing Date: Monday, March 23, 2020

Because our primary concern is always the health and safety of our clients and staff, in light of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we have made a decision to temporarily suspend seeing patients in the clinic. To reduce the risk of spread and keep people safe, we are following the CDC recommendations of leveraging telemedicine whenever possible as the best way to protect patients and staff and empower patients to protect their own health from COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will call you to reschedule any appointments or convert them to telemedicine visits during this time. 

Since an individual can have Coronavirus (COVID 19) and not be symptomatic, any patient coming in poses a risk for others and there is the potential that the clinic can become a vector of illness. This is what we are trying to avoid. Therefore, minimizing exposure for everyone we feel is the wisest strategy. 

Therefore, for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community: If you are an established patient and you feel ill or have concerns, please call and speak to a staff member or leave a message and we will return your call. We will screen you with a telemedicine call and make recommendations for your best next steps and/or we can address your current issues via telemedicine. 

If you are not an established patient, we are very sorry -- we are not seeing non-emergent acute care patients in the community clinic at this time for the reasons outlined above. 

If you have had any respiratory or viral symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, fever, runny nose and in severe cases, difficulty breathing in the past 14 days, we recommend you contact your primary care physician for guidance or proceed to are the five Vanderbilt and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinics in Williamson County. All clinics are open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Spring Hill Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic

Where: 3098 Campbell Station Parkway, Suite 100 Spring Hill, TN 37174


Franklin Vanderbilt Health and Williamson County Walk-In Clinic

Where: 1834 W McEwen Drive, Suite 110, Franklin, TN 37067


Franklin Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic

Where: 919 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064


Brentwood Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic

Where: 134 Pewitt Drive, Suite 200, Brentwood, TN 37027


Nolensville Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic

Where: 940 Oldham Drive, Nolensville, TN 37135.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO? 

**And how we continue to be here for you during this time!! 


PLEASE NOTE: We do not store any medications or personal protection equipment on site. Also unfortunately we do not have any availability of such, as there is a shortage. If you are not showing symptoms, staying home, focusing on eating a highly nutritious immune strengthening diet, and using good hygiene is your best protection. If you are symptomatic… follow the instructions above. 

LOCATION

The Fork Functional Medicine
4159 Old Hillsboro Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: (615) 721-8008
Fax: (615) 237-8331‬

Hours of operation

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

By appointment only

***IN LIGHT OF COVID19 OUR HOURS ARE TEMPORARILY TUESDAY - THURSDAY 9AM- 5PM
We are scheduling telemedicine visits as well.

schedule

Call: 615-721-8008info@theforkclinic.com