If you are looking for a healthcare professional who can provide medical services for your entire family, you should consider scheduling a visit at Your Family Medical in Lewisville, TX (as well as Bedford, Benbrook, Boyd & Justin). As family medicine providers, we can treat infants, children, and adults. We can also provide pain treatments, preventative care, and many other services for the different members of your family.
The Benefits of Family Medicine
A healthcare professional who provides family medicine can give comprehensive treatments to children and adults. Receiving medical care from this type of professional will provide you with many important benefits.
We Can Provide Treatments for Your Entire Family
Some healthcare providers can only provide treatment to certain types of people. For example, a pediatrician will focus on treating the younger members of your family. In contrast, a geriatrician will provide healthcare treatments for older people. If you visit one of these medical providers, you won’t be able to receive treatments for all of the people in your family. As a result, you might have to spend a significant amount of time driving to different doctors.
In contrast, a doctor who practices family medicine can treat infants, children, parents, and grandparents. Instead of maintaining relationships with a variety of different doctors, you can receive treatments for multiple family members at our office. For example, we can treat your children and your parents.
We Will Become Familiar With Your Family
Treating different generations will allow us to understand your family’s lifestyle and medical challenges. For example, seeing one of your parents struggle with an age-related health problem may help us recognize early symptoms of this illness in the younger adults in your family. Similarly, we can provide medical assistance if a move, career challenge, or other family issue is causing multiple people in your family to experience health issues.
We Can Provide Lifetime Care for Your Children
Pediatricians normally treat children until they turn 18 or 21. As your children become teenagers, they may feel unhappy when they are required to visit this type of doctor. In addition, your children will need to change their healthcare provider when they become older. This transition can be difficult, and your children may struggle to establish strong relationships with their new medical provider.
Fortunately, your children will not be required to find new healthcare providers when they receive medical treatments at our offices in Lewisville, Bedford, Benbrook, Boyd & Justin. For example, your children might begin receiving medical treatments when they are infants. As they become older, they will be able to continue getting preventative care and other treatments at our office. As a result, they will be able to establish a strong relationship with our healthcare professionals.
We Can Provide Preventative Care
If you feel nervous about receiving medical care, you might avoid visiting your doctor. For example, you might put off receiving healthcare until you are very ill. Further, you might skip your regular checkups. Failing to regularly visit the doctor may delay necessary treatments and increase your chance of experiencing health issues in the future.
Establishing a relationship with our professionals will help you feel relaxed when you receive vaccines and other medical treatments. During our regular checkups, we can screen for possible illnesses, provide you with vaccines, and offer other types of preventative care. Attending these appointments can be a good way to treat and diagnose your health problems at an earlier stage.
We Can Treat the Older Adults in Your Family
When an adult turns 65, they might decide to receive medical care from a geriatrician. Switching to a new doctor can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. Fortunately, we have training in geriatric medicine, and we can provide healthcare for the older adults in your family. Instead of spending time and energy developing a relationship with a new provider, your parents will be able to receive uninterrupted care.
Our familiarity with your parents will help us provide high-quality care to these important members of your family. A new doctor may miss behavior changes and other symptoms of age-related health problems. In contrast, our long-standing relationship with your older family members can help us diagnose and address memory problems and other age-related issues at an earlier stage.
We Can Refer Your Family Members To Specialists
Although we can treat a wide variety of medical issues, we cannot address every health problem that your family members experience. Under some circumstances, we may refer you or your family members to specialists. For example, if one of the people in your family has developed a heart problem, we may advise this person to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist.
Our established relationships with your family members will guide us as we recommend specialists. In particular, we may advise your affected family member to visit a specialist whose office is in a convenient location.
What Type of Treatments Will My Family Members Receive?
We can provide you and your family members with preventative care, pain management treatments, and many other services at the Herrera Medical Group.
A healthcare provider who practices internal medicine will focus on treating, preventing, and diagnosing a wide variety of illnesses. This type of physician is called an internist. When you visit our office, we can diagnose illnesses that affect multiple members of your family and provide treatment for these issues. For example, we may assist a member of your family who has developed a respiratory illness.
If someone in your family has developed a chronic or complicated health problem, they might begin the process of treating this issue by receiving internal medicine services from one of our healthcare professionals. For example, if a family member has a mental health issue or chronic physical condition, we may prescribe medications and refer this person to a doctor who specializes in this type of health problem.
Receiving preventative care is a very important way to protect your health and screen for a wide variety of illnesses. In general, your children will need to have regular checkups at our office in Lewisville. During these appointments, we can talk about the milestones that your children may accomplish during different times in their lives. We can also administer childhood vaccines.
In addition to scheduling regular checkups for your children, you should receive periodic checkups. When you are below the age of 30, we will usually advise you to get a checkup once every two to three years. After you turn 30, you will usually get a checkup once every 12 months. During these appointments, we can provide you with vaccines, screen you for illnesses, and discuss all of the health issues that you are experiencing.
Many health problems can cause you or other members of your family to develop chronic pain. This health problem can limit your family’s ability to go on vacations, play sports, and enjoy many other important activities. At Your Family Medical, we can address pain and other symptoms that are associated with fibromyalgia, diabetes, and knee problems. In addition, we can treat pain that affects the hands, feet, back, arms, and other locations.
We can use many different methods to address chronic pain. The technique that we recommend will depend on the medical conditions that your family member has, the duration of their pain, and other factors. For example, we may provide your affected family member with an epidural steroid injection, a nerve block, or a platelet-rich plasma treatment. In addition, we may recommend using stem cell therapy or physical therapy to treat chronic pain.
Geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on addressing the illnesses and other health problems that people develop after they turn 60. For example, a doctor who practices geriatric medicine might treat people who have memory challenges. This type of provider can also help older adults who are suffering from osteoporosis, hearing loss, or diabetes. A doctor who specializes in this type of medicine is called a geriatrician.
We will use our training and experience to provide geriatric care for the older adults in your family. We will focus on helping your parents and other older relatives in your family stay active and healthy as they age. For example, if your father has hearing problems or memory issues, we may provide immediate treatments and refer him to a specialist for further care.
Women’s Health and Wellness
In addition to treating older adults, we can address reproductive health issues. For example, we can treat pelvic pain, menstrual problems, and bleeding issues. Further, you might begin to develop sleeping challenges, hot flashes, and other problems when you go through menopause. We can use a variety of techniques to address these frustrating symptoms. Learn more about our Women’s Health Services right here.
Chronic Care Management
If you have a medical issue that has affected your life for at least 12 months, you may have a chronic condition. For example, you might have high blood pressure, diabetes, or asthma that is impacting your ability to exercise and complete daily household tasks. Similarly, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, heart disease, and arthritis are chronic conditions that can cause you to experience many frustrating symptoms.
We can help you address these conditions by providing you with chronic care management. During your treatment, you will need to attend personalized, monthly meetings with our healthcare professionals. Attending these monthly meetings will allow us to monitor your chronic health conditions and manage your negative symptoms. For example, we may help you improve your chronic condition by adopting healthy lifestyle changes.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of My Treatment?
We accept many different insurance plans at Your Family Medical If you are receiving treatment for chronic pain, high blood pressure, or another medical problem, your insurance provider may cover the cost of your treatment. Similarly, your insurance provider may pay for your children’s checkups at our office.
In addition to providing medical care, we can fade your wrinkles and fine lines by giving you Botox injections. If you receive this type of cosmetic treatment, your insurance provider probably will not pay for this service. To learn more about your benefits, you should contact your insurance agent before your first visit to our office.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are tired of visiting healthcare providers who cannot treat all of the people in your family, don’t worry. Instead of spending your time and energy driving to different offices and medical centers, you should visit a professional who can provide treatments for your entire family. To learn more about the benefits of family medicine, contact us today at Your Family Medical in Lewisville, TX (locations also in Bedford, Benbrook, Boyd & Justin) to schedule an appointment.