Our goal is to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventative services. We want to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters. Our medical team places a special emphasis on prevention and the primary care of your entire family. Our team has been trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments and chronic conditions in patients of all ages.
We offer ADD/ADHD treatments Monday - Friday.
ADD/ADHD appointments require a monthly visit to continue on the medication.
Please note that new adult patients will only be prescribed non-stimulating drugs.
We have had a good working relationship with Airrosti Provider, Amanda Gibson, DC since 2014.
Our Team may refer patients to Airrosti for their services when appropriate, although a physician referral is not always required (depending on your insurance.)
Airrosti Rehab Centers (Airrosti) is a healthcare group that employs and trains skilled providers who specialize in delivering high quality musculoskeletal care. The strict adherence to quality care standards across the provider network significantly reduces costs and recovery times for patients and prevents unnecessary injections, MRIs, pharmaceuticals, and surgeries.
Every Airrosti provider adheres to strict quality care standards - including attention to detail and time commitment to each patient - leading to more accurate diagnosis and treatment, along with significantly reduced recovery times and total treatment costs. In addition to exceptional patient communication and a dedicated commitment to measurable treatment results, here's what you can expect from your Airrosti experience:
We offer various testing services on-site to help in the diagnostic process.
PFT Tests measure lung capacity and are usually done for patients with COPD, asthma, chronic coughing, and other lung problems. This type of testing must be doctor ordered and a visit will be required. If you are an employer interested in PFT testing for your company, please call us for more information.
The TB Screening will test for tuberculosis. This appointment needs to be scheduled Monday thru Wednesday. You will be required to come back in 2 days for a reading. The reading can be a walk in visit any day of the week. If you are an employer interested in TB screens for your company, please call us for more information.
The EKG tests the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time; this is done by using small electrodes on the body. This type of test must be doctor ordered and will require an appointment.
We offer drug dependency treatment in the form of the Suboxone medication. This service is available Monday - Friday.
Suboxone patients will be subject to regular drug testing and will have additional paperwork at the Check-in desk to go over the regulations surrounding the medication. This appointment must be done on a monthly basis to continue the treatment.
We offer various on-site drug screenings to help our patients and their employers with any of their testing needs. Among the types of drug screenings available are Post-Accident screenings, Pre-Employment screenings, DOT certified screenings, and for cause or reasonable screenings. These are all 6-panel drug screens and require an appointment. You will need to bring a valid photo ID and be prepared to give a urine sample at the time of your visit.
We are pleased to announce new services; NOTE: employers should call to schedule appointments on behalf of the employee:
ALCOHOL BREATHALYZER SCREENING: Patients will be tested using a digital breathalyzer. If the test is positive, a legally valid measure of BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) can be ordered and blood drawn at Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL).
DOT - UDS Collections:
Employers will need to contact Quest Customer Service at 800-877-7484 to set up an account. Quest will provide forms to the employer that the employee will need to bring to their appointment at our office; the patient must also bring a valid drivers' license. The patient will provide a urine sample at our office; the specimen will be picked up and processed by Quest, and results will be sent directly to the employer.
We offer Frontera on-site imaging services on a referral basis.
Frontera is a diagnostic testing company that we have partnered with to offer our patients the convenience of having as much of their experience kept in-house as possible. You can read more about Frontera's company philosophy, quality assurance and services at their website. These services are offered on a referral basis from one of our experienced providers.
Frontera offers many different services in the fields of cardiac, pulmonary, vascular, and neurological diagnostic testing and imaging.
These services include, but are not limited to: sonogram imaging, stress testing, PFT testing, echocardiogram imaging, and nerve conduction studies.
Please call to schedule all workers' compensation appointments. Appointments require a First Report of Injury be filed with your employer; we must have approval from your adjuster or employer to schedule the appointment. These requirements can cause delays in the scheduling process.
In an effort to make this an easier process for you, we ask that you have the following information handy when calling to schedule: patient name, phone number, address, emergency contact information, pharmacy, social security number, date of birth, date of injury, employer name, address, phone number, fax number, contact name (with extension and title), Workers' Compensation insurance company name, address, phone, fax, adjuster name, and claim number, and a detailed explanation of injury.
In Texas, when you are being seen for a workers' compensation injury, a doctor will determine when you have reached your maximum medical improvement and assign you an impairment rating.
Reaching your maximum medical improvement (MMI) basically means that your illness or injury has improved and further significant improvement of your work-related illness or injury is not expected.
Often, after a doctor decides that an injured worker has reached MMI, a special physical examination will be conducted to determine whether the employee still has residual impairment because of the work injury or illness.
If, after 104 weeks from the time you filed your workers' compensation claim, you still have not reached your maximum medical improvement, then you will, by law, be deemed to have reached MMI and you will be given an impairment rating at that time. The impairment rating refers to the percentage of limitation of physical ability, strength, and range of motion as a result of a workplace injury or illness.
You may also be given an impairment rating after a work-related injury before 104 weeks has elapsed if it is determined that your medical condition will not significantly improve. As explained, your doctor will decide when you have reached maximum medical improvement and whether you have suffered permanent impairment as a result of your on-the-job injury.
We are able to offer these MMI Impairment Ratings on-site through Gary with Texas Impairment Ratings, LLC.
We offer medically supervised weight loss programs using phentermine and monthly appointments to monitor progress and dosage.
We offer a wide variety of physicals to meet your needs.
The well woman exam includes a pelvic and breast exam as well as your basic physical. Note: We do not offer birth control services.
The well man exam includes a testicular and prostate exam (as needed) as well as the basic physical.
The well child exam includes an eye exam along with the standard physical.
Pre-Employment physicals are typically ordered by your employer and may involve a drug screen. Many employers have paperwork for you to bring in, but we do provide documentation for those that do not. The physical mainly consists of the information required on the documentation and varies from employer to employer.
DOT Certified physicals are for Class A, B, and C Commercial drivers licenses. These physicals are required at least every 2 years or sooner depending upon what is determined by the Certified Medical Examiner. We have a Certified Medical Examiner on staff to provide these exams in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The documentation for these physicals will be provided by the office, so you will need to arrive early to fill out the required forms.
The Welcome to Medicare Exam is required for all patients that are new to Medicare. This is a one time physical. After that, we offer the Medicare Annual physical that is done 1 year after your Welcome to Medicare Exam. This is also a one time physical. The following year you will start getting the Medicare Subsequent physical on a yearly basis.
This is a standard yearly physical. It does not include a PAP, breast, pelvic, or testicular exam.
The Sports physical is typically ordered by a school or other athletic facility. Documentation is usually provided by your coach but is on hand at the office as well.
We offer provider recommended referrals to specialists that can meet your needs.
We have many contacts in the area and are familiar with their services and which one will be most suited for your particular case.
"When you refer yourself to a specialist without seeing a primary care physician first . . . "You’ve already identified a certain part of your body as the source of the problem and chosen a specialist based on that.” Sometimes the problem is fairly obvious: You’re having a skin problem, so you go to a dermatologist. But what happens when you have chest pain? You might decide that you need to see a cardiologist, who will evaluate your problem through a cardiologist’s lens, looking for cardiac explanations and ordering tests of your cardiac function.
But what if those tests are inconclusive? Will you seek out a different cardiologist who will repeat the same tests, hoping for an answer this time? What if your chest pain isn’t caused by a cardiac problem? What if it’s coming from your gastrointestinal system, or from your lungs? Will you take yourself to a gastroenterologist, or a pulmonologist, and go through all the specialized tests they recommend, too?
All those visits take time, delaying your diagnosis. And all that testing can be dangerous. “There can be harm in overtesting,” . . . “There can be complications or pain, and lots of costs that could have been avoided.” . . . “Many tests involve radiation, toxins, or invasive procedures that carry significant risks. Tests can give ‘false positive’ results, prompting treatment for an illness that you don’t have. And tests can detect miscellaneous irregularities unrelated to your complaint – leaving you stuck with even more testing to prove those are benign.”
In contrast, when you go to a primary care physician whose goal is to consider the whole of the person . . . “You avoid a narrow approach to your problem and the unnecessary tests that go with that.”"
"The Case for Having a Primary Care Physician" One: Life. Health News, 13 March 2011.Web.
8 March 2016. <http://www.onemedical.com/blog/live-well/the-case-for-having-a-primary-care-physician/>
We offer some vaccinations including the flu vaccine and pneumonia vaccine (ages 65 and over); shot availability is limited based on stock. Patients are encouraged to call their pharmacy first since many vaccines are available free of charge.