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Connected: A Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat Registration Now Open

        Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is proud to host the first breast cancer survivor’s event of its kind in Middle Tennessee. Connected: A Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat is a mini day retreat for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. The event will be hosted at The View at The Fountains on Saturday, August 10th from 9 am – 1pm. Connected is a free event open to all breast cancer patients, no matter where you are in your journey. Bring a guest of your choosing and enjoy engaging breakout sessions with topics including: stress management, healthy cooking, expert makeup and skincare tips, financial planning, creative exercise and more. The event will commence with a lunch catered by Five Senses Restaurant and will feature comedian and guest speaker, Karen Mills. 

            Karen, a nationally touring comedian for over twenty-one years, knows the realities of living with cancer first-hand. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013 during a routine checkup, Karen chose to “turn her pain into punchlines,” landing her a spot as a speaker at TEDxChattanooga to present her talk, “Cancer is a Laughing Matter.” Since surviving cancer, Karen continues to inspire audiences with her strength, stage presence and gift to find humor in even the most difficult situations. 

The physicians at MMC’s Comprehensive Breast Center are passionate about connecting and cultivating a safe space for those women who are battling breast cancer. Breast cancer can be a scary and difficult diagnosis. We don’t anyone to walk that journey alone,” says Lisa White, M.D., Breast Surgeon at MMC’s Comprehensive Breast Center. We want anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer to know they are connected with other survivors and with us as medical care providers. We want them to be connected with the knowledge of ways of combating breast cancer and its consequence. We want survivors to be connected with hope, encouragement and purpose. Connected is designed to do all of those things,” said Dr. White.

Dr. Lisa White and her partners truly saw the need in Middle Tennessee for an event like Connected. MMC hopes for this to be a step towards providing a stronger community for women to connect with other survivors and those currently battling breast cancer.

Connected is a free event to all who have ever been diagnosed with breast cancer and a guest of their choosing. To learn more and to RSVP visit or call 615-867-8040.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic welcomed about 30 middle school students from Rutherford County schools on Wednesday, July 19 to learn more about what it takes to become a medical professional today. Camp MD, a project of the Business Education Partnership Foundation, is a week-long camp that takes these students to medical practices around the county. The students involved are interested in the medical field and in the possibility of pursuing careers in healthcare, so several of MMC’s physicians were glad to give them encouragement.

Five physicians from multiple departments volunteered their time to meet with the students. Following brief self-introductions, the doctors were met with impressive, sometimes elaborate questions.

What inspired you to be a doctor?

What is the best moment you’ve had as a doctor?

How important is it to you to lead by example for your patients?

The students were able to get the perspectives of the following physicians: Dr. Nicholas S. Coté and Dr. Zane Cooke of MMC Internal and Family Medicine; Dr. David Chatman of MMC Vascular Surgery & Vein Center; Dr. Joy Derwenskus of MMC Neurology; and Dr. Shannon Moran of MMC Pediatrics. Each physician told the students his or her story and what it is like in each respective field today. The students learned about everything from everyday administrative duties to rare, life-threatening surgical procedures. 

The students’ questions were met with full honesty. The speakers encouraged the students to create the right habits and make the right choices to fulfill their aspirations. No doubt, these students are the future of the medical field.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of Camp M.D. and the Business Education Partnership Foundation. For more information on the Business Education Partnership Foundation and their programs to educate our community’s future leaders, visit

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For MMC Podiatry Patient, Brad, pain had become just another part of daily life. “I have bone spurs in each heel that were causing chronic tendinitis and I’ve been dealing with this off and on for the last three to five years.” As an avid golfer who loves spending time outdoors on his feet, Brad knew it was time for a change, “As I’ve gotten older, it’s made me start thinking … I have to get something done with this … I enjoy playing golf and being outside and doing things with the family, but it was becoming more and more painful.”  That is when Brad turned to MMC Podiatrist, Anthony Wright, D.P.M. Boasting seventeen years of experience at MMC, Dr. Wright knew exactly how to help Brad and formulated a strategy to treat his chronic pain.  “Dr. Wright developed a plan, which I really appreciated.” Before turning to more advanced forms of treatment, Dr. Wright recommended physical therapy and oral medications to help manage Brad’s pain. When those options were ultimately not enough, he recommended shockwave therapy, a new alternative to surgical intervention offered at MMC. 

Shockwave therapy is a simple, non-surgical option that requires no downtime. The therapy uses high-energy soundwaves to stimulate blood flow to the area where there is pain, “The shockwave essentially increases blood flow to the area to cause an inflammatory reaction to help the body to heal itself.” 

The treatment is conducted in sets of three to five in a consecutive week period, but patients often notice improvement with each session. In fact, some patients only require one treatment. Another benefit of Shockwave is the speed of the procedure, taking roughly five minutes and with no downtime. For Brad, the treatment has made all the difference, “I had my third treatment today and I am feeling a lot better. I just got off a golf trip with the guys and there was absolutely, a lot less pain than what I normally dealt with.” 

To schedule an appointment with MMC Podiatry to discuss shockwave therapy, call 615-867-8225 or visit

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