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Primary Care/Family Medicine

Family Medicine Specialist

Pro-Care Medical Center is committed to providing personalized, lifelong care for your entire family. Our locations in San Antonio and Austin, TX make it convenient to get excellent health care for every family member. We offer preventative medicine to keep you healthy as well as acute care services when you are ill.


Family Medicine Q & A

What does a family medicine physician treat?

Family medicine is a specialty which accounts for the health of the entire person and focused on him or her throughout a lifetime, not just at a particular age or due to a specific condition. Family physicians offer an array of services to address a patient’s chronic, acute, and preventative medical health needs. In addition to diagnosing and addressing disease and medical issues, they also offer comprehensive general care such as annual checkups, health-risk evaluations, immunizations and screening tests, and tailored counseling on healthy lifestyle maintenance. Family physicians also treat chronic illnesses, usually coordinating with a specialist. Family care practitioners can provide continuing, individual care for a variety of serious health concerns. Most frequently, family medicine doctors will perform primary care exams for their regular patients.

What services are included in family medicine?

  • Well-Child Check, including routine immunizations and school/sports physicals.
  • Adult Physical Exam and preventative medicine (screening for hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cervical cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, etc.).
  • GYN Physical Exam to include a breast exam, pap, family planning/birth control.
  • Pre-Employment Physical, DOT physical, return to work release.
  • Evaluation and treatment of various acute illnesses and symptoms including: sore throats, ear pain, shortness of breath, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, allergic reactions, asthma, chest pain, acid reflux, abdominal pain, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, pelvic pain, rashes, itching, acne, rosacea, joint pain, back pain, sports injuries, anxiety and depression, headaches, dizziness, etc.
  • Evaluation and treatment of various chronic medical conditions and symptoms including: sleep apnea, fatigue, weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, emphysema, asthma, high cholesterol, reflux, chronic lower back pain, erectile dysfunction, irregular periods, thyroid diseases, anemia, migraine headaches, weakness, numbness, etc.

Why is it important to undergo primary care visits?

Annual check ups with the family doctor are crucial because these exams are the best way to monitor any changes in your health. When you have a long-term relationship with your physician, it will be much easier for him or her to take note of any changes.