What Makes Family Medicine Different?

What Makes Family Medicine Different?

Unlike doctors who specialize in only one body system or on one age of patient, the family medicine practitioners at South Plains Rural Health Services offer general medical services to the very old and very young, as well as everyone in between.

Family medicine is different. People of all ages and walks of life can get their physical and mental health needs met in one office, and if you have a complex case, we can direct you to the specialist who’s right for you. We have shaped our practice to address the health issues most pressing in our communities of Levelland, Lamesa, and Big Spring, Texas. Learn how you and your near and dear can benefit from visiting our office.

Meet everyone’s needs in one office

Whether your child needs booster shots, your grandma needs support for her arthritis, or you need diabetes management, a family medicine doctor can help. If you have an acute condition, such as a sore throat, skin rash, or sprained ankle, our team is also skilled at treatment.

Develop a relationship

A family doctor is one with whom you can develop a relationship. We track your health throughout your life, so we can detect patterns and changes before they develop into serious illness or complications.

Keep all your records

We keep all your records, plus those of your family members who see us. See us in your teens, 30s, and beyond, and we’ll know your health history. There’s no guessing which vaccinations you’ve had or when you contracted the chicken pox. If you’ve seen us since childhood, we know.

And if you go to a specialist for an injury, blood tests, or even surgery, we can keep a copy of those records, too. If you need a specialist for an issue such as cancer or high-risk pregnancy, we’re a resource for referrals.

Address more than just your physical health

A family doctor isn’t just skilled at treating ailments dealing with your physical body. If you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, we can help. Plus, since you have a relationship with us as providers, it may feel a little more natural opening up and asking for mental health support.

Offer convenience

We see all your family members in one place, so you don’t have to make separate appointments and drive all over the area. Plus, if you have many health concerns and not a lot of time to visit different doctors for each one, South Plains Rural Health Services is for you as we can meet most of your basic health care needs. You also save money when you don’t have co-pays for multiple providers.

Family medicine offers a wide variety of treatments for just about everyone in the family, regardless of age or health status. We work with you to provide the care you need to thrive both physically and mentally. For personalized care that meets you where you are in terms of your health, call South Plains Rural Health Services, or book an appointment using this website.

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