Family Medicine

Westheimer Medical Group

Integrated Medical Practice located in Houston, TX

If you’re seeking a holistic practice with experienced providers who treat the entire family from infants to the elderly, the team of integrated medicine doctors at Westheimer Medical Group in Houston can help. The providers offer natural, noninvasive treatments that enhance your body’s natural healing capability. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on patients of all genders and ages, from infants to the elderly. Westheimer Medical Group provides care for patients using an integrated approach, meaning doctors put patients first and address mental, social, emotional, and physical characteristics that influence health.

Why should I attend regular checkups?

One focus of integrated medicine is preventive medicine and staying well vs. treating disease symptoms. Regular checkups include:

  • Child wellness visits
  • Yearly physicals
  • Women’s wellness exams
  • Men’s health exams

Getting a regular checkup yearly, or more often if your doctor recommends it, helps catch disease signs early before serious health problems arise.

What should I expect during a checkup?

When you arrive at your appointment at Westheimer Medical Group, your doctor goes over your medical history and completes a physical examination to check for signs of disease, illness, and injury. Your provider may order lab tests or use ultrasound diagnostics to make a diagnosis if you have symptoms.

You might undergo screening tests to check for:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Arthritis

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic health condition or are injured, your provider uses holistic methods to reduce disease symptoms, prevent serious health problems, and ease pain. He may recommend: 

Massage

Massage is another holistic approach your provider might use to ease muscle tension, relieve compressed nerves, and reduce chronic pain to enhance your quality of life.

Nutrition counseling

A poor diet exacerbates chronic disease symptoms and increases your risk for overweight, obesity, and obesity-related health problems. If your dietary habits need improvement, your provider helps you create meal plans and menus to reduce disease risks and help you achieve a desirable body weight.

When you’re ready to schedule your next preventive wellness exam, receive holistic medical care, and improve your quality of life naturally, call Westheimer Medical Group today or book an appointment online.