Family Medicine

Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in The Woodlands, TX

Having a trusted family medicine provider is one of the best steps you can take toward maintaining your family’s long-term health. The exceptional team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, provides surgical care and more: They follow up after your surgery to ensure your recovery is complete and you achieve optimal wellness. As part of their comprehensive care, they coordinate with family medicine physicians and refer you to a provider when needed. If you have questions about your overall health or surgical needs, call the office or book an appointment online.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine specialists serve as primary care providers for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. They’re trained to diagnose and treat the array of acute and chronic health conditions that develop at every stage of life.

Beyond their specialized medical skills, family medicine practitioners have an approach to your medical care that includes:

  • Treating you as a true partner in your health care
  • Valuing long-term relationships with families
  • Serving as your health care advocate
  • Providing care in the community such as in hospitals and assisted-living facilities

One of the great advantages of family medicine is that your provider treats everyone in your family. You don’t need to run around to different providers for multiple family members, and your care comes from a professional who’s familiar with your family’s medical history.

As your primary care provider, your family medicine specialist takes care of all of your health care needs. If they identify a serious health problem, they refer you to a specialist while also continuing to manage your overall care.

What services might I receive from a family medicine provider?

Your family medicine provider offers annual exams, sick appointments, and preventive health care. This list is only a glimpse into the comprehensive services they offer:

  • Children’s routine checkups
  • Women’s health care
  • Men’s health care
  • Mental health care
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations for all ages
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health risk assessments
  • Weight loss management

Family medicine providers also treat minor or moderate injuries and perform in-office procedures such as removing skin lesions.

What chronic health conditions do family medicine providers treat?

Chronic health conditions can’t be cured. Instead, these health problems require ongoing management to ensure they don’t progress to cause serious complications. Chronic conditions managed by family medicine providers include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Your provider works closely with you, developing lifestyle changes and prescribing the medications you need to keep your chronic disease under control.

If you need a family medicine provider, the team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands refers you to a trusted physician. Call the office any time to learn more about family medicine services.