Family Practice

Family Medicine

Finding a family doctor in San Antonio that you can depend on is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your family. The providers at Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center have earned the trust of families like yours for over 20 years.

Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center offers care for the whole family, by treating not only illnesses, but helping you find ways to improve your health and prevent disease. Our NE (Live Oak) Family Practice offices provide complete care to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. We specialize in preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for a wide array of acute and chronic problems. At Toepperwein Family Practice our philosophy of healthcare is expressed in our treating the whole person and not just their symptoms. We are passionate about health and well-being with a focus on prevention and problem-focused care. Our providers offer traditional family practice services as well

What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine doctors receive training in almost every area of medicine. This is done so that they can accurately diagnose and treat a variety of acute illnesses and injuries. Family medicine doctors are also specially trained to help their patients deal with chronic disease. Some of the issues commonly treated by a family medicine doctor include:

  • Common colds
  • Influenza
  • Minor injuries (Cuts, scrapes and bruises)
  • Infections
  • Dehydration
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Upset stomach
  • Diabetes

Common services offered by family medicine doctors include:

  • Acute care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Physical exams
  • School / sports physicals
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Specialist referrals

As with the conditions, the types of treatments offered by a family medicine doctor will vary.

Do I need a Family Medicine Doctor?

Every person should have a family doctor. A family medicine doctor provides a stable source for medical information and an office that can be visited for problems both large and small. As the name implies, an important part of family medicine is treating the entire family.

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Family Wellness Exams

Are you trying to find a new family medicine doctor in your area? Go with a trusted, local medical professional. Call or request more information online to schedule a consultation.

Regardless of age, visiting a primary care doctor at least once a year can have a significant impact on your overall health and greatly improve your chances of overcoming serious conditions such as cancer. To schedule an examination for you or your family, please call or request more information online.

Annual Examinations for the Family

Tests and health screenings vary by the age of the patient, but there are several treatments that are performed regardless of your stage of life. For example, vaccinations such as tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) need to be maintained regularly. The following is a list of other exams that doctors perform during a typical every office visit:

  • Eyesight and hearing test
  • Heart and lung exam
  • Oral health exam
  • Neurological exams to test the nerves, muscle strength, reflexes, balance, and mental sharpness

Physical Exams for Children and Adults

Wellness exams for children include many of the same tests and treatments as the ones performed for adults. As a child grows though, doctors are also concerned with monitoring developmental milestones, and making sure that their height and weight increase at a consistent rate.

As a patient ages, a number of other tests become a standard part of annual wellness exams:

  • Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar tests
  • Skin cancer tests
  • Test for infections such as viral hepatitis
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Women should also have the following annual screenings:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Breast exams (mammograms)
  • Pap smears, for early identification of cervical cancer
  • HPV (genital human papillomavirus) screenings

After the age of 40, men should consider annual prostate and colorectal exams for early detection of cancer.

Keep Your Family Healthy

The goal of preventative medicine is to stop certain medical conditions from occurring, and to identify serious issues early on so that treating them can be more effective. Wellness exams are a large part of this.

Whatever your age, visiting a family medicine doctor at least once a year is essential to staying healthy. To schedule an examination for you or your family, please call or request more information online.

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