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Located in the mountains of upper east Tennessee, the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center (Mountain Home) is a federal enclave containing 207 acres within Johnson City, TN. Mountain Home is a general medical and surgical facility providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care that also provides an array of services including nursing home care, domiciliary care, and acute psychiatry. It is affiliated with the Colleges of MedicineNursingPublic HealthClinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, and Pharmacy at the adjacent East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

The Eye Clinic is currently located on the second floor of Building 200 in the main hospital. The clinic includes 14 exam lanes, 6 technician pre-test rooms, an optical dispensary, and 7 auxiliary test rooms for visual fields, ocular photography, ultrasound, optic nerve analysis, fluorescein angiography, and other tests. Our staff consists of 5 full time optometrists, 4 part time and 1 full time ophthalmologists, 6 ophthalmic technicians, 2 clerks, and 2 opticians.

Johnson City (population 58,000) is part of the Tri-Cities area (including Kingsport and Bristol). It is close to the Smoky Mountains, about an hour east of Knoxville and an hour north of Asheville, NC. With easy access to a variety of amenities, an affordable cost of living, and its scenic location, it was designated an All-America City in 1999 by the National Civic League. A wide range of affordable housing is available in Johnson City and surrounding communities. To learn more about the area, the following web sites are recommended:

www.johnsoncitytn.org (Johnson City website)

http://www.etsu.edu/

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/ (Johnson City Press, newspaper)