10 Services You Can Receive from a Family Medicine Doctor

Did you know that we offer family medicine services here at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands?  Your family medicine provider is your primary source of care for annual exams, sick appointments, and preventive health care services. Below is a small sample of the many services that your family medicine doctor can provide to you and your family.

1. Children’s routine checkups

Pediatricians are medical doctors who focus on infants, children, and adolescents. However, pediatricians aren’t the only ones who can provide care for children. Family medicine doctors can care for your entire family -- from your littles member to your oldest. 

2. Women’s health care

Women’s health care services can help detect and prevent women-specific health conditions. Examples of women’s health care services include breast exams and Pap smears. Because women are more at risk for developing certain conditions, like osteoporosis, we take care in monitoring any red flags. Bone density scans, for instance, can monitor your bone health. 

3. Men’s health care

Just like women are more at risk for developing certain conditions, men, too, need specialized health care. Prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement are two examples of conditions that impact men. 

Additionally, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in America, and routine care can help track any signs of developing disease.

4. Mental health care

Family medicine doesn’t just focus on your physical well-being. We focus on your whole person, which includes mental and physical health. Depression and anxiety are extremely common. Anxiety disorders alone affect 40 million Americans. Because depression and anxiety can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication, family medicine can ensure that all aspects of your health are covered.

5. Sports physicals

Sports physicals are designed to assess your health to make sure you or your child are healthy enough to participate in your favorite sport or recreational activity. These, too, are available here at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands.

6. Immunizations for all ages

Vaccines can protect you against communicable diseases. While it’s very common for children to receive vaccines during childhood, there are some vaccines made especially for adults. This includes the shingles vaccines.

We follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) schedule for immunization.

7. Chronic disease management

Chronic diseases can’t be cured, but ongoing management can help you avoid the unwanted complications of unmanaged chronic health conditions. Examples of chronic health conditions include asthma, diabetes, arthritis, and thyroid disease.

8. Risk assessments

Knowing your risk factors for various health diseases or conditions can help you take preventive action to reduce your risk of developing those diseases. For example, if you are at risk for developing diabetes, you might adopt a diabetes-friendly diet and include more exercise into your daily routine. 

9. Weight loss management

Maintaining a healthy weight can help you avoid obesity-related health conditions. Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

10. Care for minor injuries

Family medicine providers also treat mild-to-moderate injuries, such as fractures or cuts. We can also perform in-office procedures e.g., removing suspicious skin lesions. However, if more complex injuries arise, we can recommend surgery (such as for complex fractures) when needed.

Because family medicine can provide such a variety of services, it allows you to consolidate your family’s health care all under one roof! To experience the benefits of family medicine, schedule your appointment at 281-377-3706. You can also request an appointment by using our online scheduling tool.

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