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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Justin Miller, D.O. to its Radiology Department.

Justin Miller, D.O. is a skilled board-certified radiologist who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). He is originally from Maryland, but he has spent time practicing in Tennessee for many years now.

Following his father's footsteps, Dr. Miller attended Salisbury University and graduated in 2003 with highest honors. In 2007, he received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing a transitional internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008. He then completed his radiology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the top of his class in 2012 before being assigned to Ft. Campbell for active duty. Dr. Miller attributes much of his success as a civilian radiologist to his experience at Ft. Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, where he provided a full surge of diagnostic imaging for military service men and women.

Dr. Miller is very involved in the Catholic community, and in his free time he enjoys many athletic activities including soccer, rock climbing, jujitsu and natural movement.

Dr. Miller and his wife, Heather,  have 3 children. They are extremely excited to be back in Middle Tennessee.

For more information about Dr. Miller or to make an appointment with MMC Radiology, visit or call 615-867-8150.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: New Physicians  | Category: New Physicians

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of J. Brett Farmer, M.D. to its Ophthalmology Department.

J. Brett Farmer, M.D. is a board-eligible ophthalmologist who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Dr. Farmer, a Murfreesboro native, says he is excited to have the opportunity to care for patients of his hometown.

Dr. Farmer received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University before attending East Tennessee State University for his medical degree. He then went on to attend the University of Kentucky for his residency in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Farmer is skilled in comprehensive ophthalmology services, but he takes a special interest in the treatment of glaucoma.

He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Murfreesboro with their two children. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his church. He enjoys many different outdoor activities including golf, archery, hiking, and fishing.

For more information about Dr. Farmer or to make an appointment, visit his physician page or call 615-867-8050.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: New Physicians  | Category: New Physicians

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Nicholas Stoffel, M.D. to its Pediatrics Department.

Nicholas Stoffel, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Dr. Stoffel is originally from Wabash, Indiana, a small town in Northern Indiana. He received his medical degree from Indiana University and went on to Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Residency.

Dr. Stoffel says his favorite thing about being a Pediatrician is the relationships he gets to build with his patients and their families, and the opportunity to make a positive impact where he can. He has interests in newborn health, preventative medicine, childhood development, nutrition and exercise, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression and anxiety, and adolescent care.

Outside of work, his interests and hobbies include hiking, fishing, and traveling. 

For more information about Dr. Nicholas Stoffel or to make an appointment, visit his physician page or call 615-867-8020.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: New Physicians  | Category: New Physicians

The health and safety of our patients is our top priority. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MMC has followed the CDC’s recommendations for healthcare facilities regarding masks. Additionally, OSHA has recently released regulations that instruct healthcare facilities to continue requiring masks. Therefore, MMC will continue to require masks, regardless of vaccination status, in all facilities for all patients and visitors ages 2 and above.  Although this may be inconvenient, face masks provide protection for our most vulnerable patients and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding when visiting our facilities. Your health is our mission.

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Growing to Meet the Healthcare Needs of Our Community

In July,  two leading groups of local physicians joined forces to serve our growing community. Warren Langworthy, M.D., Scott Eller, M.D., their associates, and the staff of Middle Tennessee Family Medicine joined Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter.

 “Over the years, MMC has considered opportunities to reach out to other physicians in the community to join MMC, and Dr. Langworthy’s name always came up,” noted Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer.  “He and Dr. Eller have such similar practice styles and a commitment to clinical excellence for their patients just like our Internal and Family Medicine Physicians. It just made too much sense!”  Peay continued, “When the pandemic began last spring, we began working with Drs. Langworthy and Eller to help get COVID-19testing for their patients.  Things took off from there and ultimately resulted in their decision to join MMC.”

 Dr. Warren Langworthy has maintained an independently-managed family medicine practice in Murfreesboro, TN since 1989. Over the years, his practice saw great growth, and in 2006, Dr. Scott Eller joined his practice.  Growth has not slowed down in recent years as they have added several nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help care for their growing patient base.

 "Over the past 32 years, our practice has seen amazing growth, which we have managed independently; however, now is the time for us to make a change to help us accommodate this growth and the responsibilities that come with it," noted Warren Langworthy, M.D.  "I am grateful and humbled by the opportunity to become part of MMC and ask our faithful patients to accompany us with patience and love as we move into our new stage of medicine," he said.

 Drs. Langworthy and Eller, as well as their nurse practitioners and physician assistants, will continue to practice at the same location, 237 W Northfield Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN.  It will become the MMC Northfield office, with a new phone number, 615-867-8010.

 Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is Murfreesboro’s premier multi-specialty, physician-owned medical practice committed to offering patients the best of both primary and specialty care in Middle Tennessee since 1949. To learn more

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Reece Rickertsen, D.P.M. to its Podiatry Department.

Reece Rickertsen, D.P.M. is a board-certified podiatrist who has extensive training in elective foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive operations, diabetic wounds, and has a special interest in foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Rickertsen grew up in rural Iowa on a multigenerational farm. Prior to attending college, he was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College where he was also a collegiate football player. He then attended Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and completed his Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan.

“Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is excited to have Dr. Rickertsen join our organization,” says Joey Peay, CEO of MMC. “He brings a great overall attitude care coupled with a commitment to patient care that fits well with our organization. We look forward to him joining Dr. Andrew Lamay in our Podiatry Department.”

Dr. Rickertsen is an avid sports fan who enjoys cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears. He enjoys cooking, woodworking and spending time with his wife, Jillian, and son, Harrison, and their two dogs.

For more information about Dr. Reece Rickertsen or to make an appointment, visit his provider page or call 615-867-8170.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: New Physicians  | Category: New Physicians


June 21st, 2021

What is a migraine?

Migraine involves much more than just a headache. It’s a very common neurological condition – about 70% of patients have a first degree relative that also has migraines. Migraines are not typically related to any brain abnormalities and no markers are present on brain imaging. The mechanism of migraines is not completely understood; however, when migraines are triggered, CGRP and other neuropeptides are released. These neuropeptides cause vasodilation and neuro-inflammation in the brain. Possible Migraine triggers include: weather changes, certain foods, sleep changes, dehydration, stress and alcohol.

When should I see a specialist?

If migraines or headaches are affecting your quality of life – you’re missing school, you’re missing work, you’re missing family activities – or if you’re having more than two headaches a week and are having trouble getting rid of them, it’s probably time to come see a specialist.

Treatment Options:

When you come in, we’ll do a neurological exam and we’ll decide whether imaging is needed based on your symptoms and your exam. Acute treatment for patients with migraines could include prescription pills, nasal sprays, or injectables. Medications we use to treat migraines target neuropeptides, neuro-inflammation and some cause vasoconstriction of blood vessels. We also offer Botox injections for chronic migraines (15+ headaches/month with at least 8 of these days including migraine symptoms), where Botox is injected in 31 FDA approved sites every 12 weeks. Also, the newest option for migraine prevention for people with refractory headaches is an every-three-month infusion.

If you’re suffering with headaches or migraines, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Call MMC Neurology at 615-867-8090 or click here.

Dana Carter, APRN, FNP-C, MSCN, AQH

MMC Neurology

Hi, my name is Dana Carter. I’m a Nurse Practitioner at MMC Neurology. I am a headache specialist, which means I have special training and have earned an added certification in headache medicine from the National Headache Foundation. I love helping people feel better and improving their quality of life through treatment.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: News  | Category: Neurology

Looking for date ideas, but trying to stay healthy? I would love to share some of my favorite date night and day date ideas that are tons of fun and will allow you to stay on track!

Keeping it local, let's first talk about some restaurants that offer healthier options and a great "date" atmosphere right here in town. If you haven't been to Primrose Table, it's a must! I love their seasonal, local menu. You can often find healthy choices on their menu such as fresh fish and unique veggie sides - hint hint, the coconut creamed kale is awesome. Try their marcona almond hummus, and instead of pita ask for cucumbers. You won't regret it. Another local date night spot is Steakhouse Five. Consider getting a lean piece of steak or a cut of wild salmon from their menu on your date night. While the tab may be a little pricier, there are some healthy options to choose from that are full of flavor. My personal favorite is their Brussels sprouts!

Often dates revolve around food, but there are great date alternatives in Murfreesboro that don't have to include a meal. Climb Murfreesboro is a great activity to try on a day date or evening date! As a couple you can learn a new skill and get active! Also, consider checking out local parks such as Barfield Crescent Park or the Stones River Battlefield, where you can hike and explore local history. If you are feeling up for it, you can pack a lunch and have a picnic - include finger foods such as string cheese, grapes, whole grain crackers and lean deli meats to make it easier. Be sure to stay hydrated - pack a big jug of water for your day full of activity. Dates that keep you active not only allow quality time, but help you reach your weight loss goals too!

If you are looking to venture out of Murfreesboro for a date, consider escaping to Nashville for the day. You can get your steps in by exploring the Frist Art Museum. They currently have a great Picasso exhibit all the way from France. It will be there until May, and I promise you do not want to miss it. Another favorite in Nashville is a little local restaurant called Epice. It is in the 12 South neighborhood and boasts fresh Lebanese dishes including lamb and fresh fish. The atmosphere is intimate, and the food is fresh and healthy; what better way is there to spend a date night? My personal favorite dish is the Sayadeya, a white flakey fish served with grilled vegetables and lentils. The street that Epice is located on allows for walking and exploring, so after your meal head next door to the park for a walk, or walk down 12th Avenue South and take a peek in all the shops. Another way to get those steps in!

Caring for your health should not be a chore. Here at MMC Weight Loss and Wellness, we’re all about creative, healthy fun! We’re here to help you reach your goals and establish a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions for us or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please call 615-867-8100 today!

Your health is our mission.

By Lauren Holland, FNP-C

MMC Weight Loss and Wellness

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is proud to be a partner in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care. Dana Carter, FNP-C of MMC Neurology is a Multiple Sclerosis Registered Nurse, which means she is specially trained to help patients with MS receive the care they need. Here, she gives some advice for MS patients and answers some questions regarding MS.

When a person is diagnosed with MS, what is very important for him or her to know?

“When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), education is key. Many MS patients do not realize that some of the mood changes, fatigue and cognitive issues can be directly related to MS changes in the brain. Some symptoms can also be related to medications we use to treat MS symptoms.

I also think that caregiver support is pertinent. Family and close friends need to understand that changes can occur from MS and learn how to better support their loved one through those changes. If a spouse or family members are not aware of potential changes that can result from MS, it can cause severe stress on marriage and close relationships. Many patients develop depression and anxiety. If they do not have a good support system, this makes coping with their disease even more difficult.

I recommend that patients bring a family member to their appointments to help family understand some of the changes that patient is experiencing. Also, please visit the National MS Society’s website for patient/family support resources.”

What does it mean to be “a partner in MS care?”

“It means exactly that! Patients need to feel that they are being heard and that they are not alone in their struggles. It is important to ask patients when they first noticed a specific symptom or when it seemed to get worse. This can help determine if what they are feeling is a direct result of brain changes or may be related to medication side effects. Also, it is important for patients to understand that most MS patients will have symptom fluctuations from day today. They need a reliable resource to ask questions and guide them through the distressing and frustrating symptoms they may be experiencing.”

What is a “pearl of knowledge” for your patients?

“Minor infections, such as urinary infections or viral infections can cause a temporary increase in their MS symptoms. Patients may have a temporary increase in their symptoms during times of increased stress and when they are more fatigued. Your brain and central nervous control all bodily functions and symptoms, so ultimately any new symptom you experience could be related to MS or changes in your CNS. This is why regular visits and discussion with your MS specialist is very important!”

MMC Neurology provides MS diagnosis and second opinions along with ongoing medical and symptom management. We offer physical therapy, self-care education, neuropsychological evaluation, complimentary therapies and more. MMC has all of your expert MS care in one location including state-of-the-art infusion services and radiology services. We work to provide you with the personalized care that you need to live life to the fullest. If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment, call 615-867-8090 or visit our website.

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Under the declared emergency guidelines currently in effect in the State of Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee delegated to local officials the ability to regulate the wearing of facial coverings in their communities.  Accordingly, Rutherford County has had a local face covering mandate in effect since late October 2020.  

The recently-announced decision by Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron to lift the local facial covering mandate for Rutherford County on March 15 does not affect the rights of individual businesses or organizations to continue to require face coverings to enter their business or facility. 

Therefore, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic will continue to require all persons, aged 2 and above, to wear an appropriate facial covering while in any of its facilities.  This includes all staff members, patients, visitors or vendors.  This requirement is due to our overwhelming concern for patients who are at greater risk of more severe complications from the virus due to their compromised immune systems or other underlying health risks.

Additionally, we encourage all members of the community to continue to practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene while continuing to wear a facial covering whenever you are around others, and especially while indoors.  We also encourage the members of our community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at their first opportunity.

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