South Plains Rural Health
Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in Levelland, Lamesa, and Big Spring, TX
At South Plains Rural Health Services (SPRHS), the leading team of family medicine practitioners can care for every member of your family, all under one roof. Since the practice has locations in Levelland, Big Spring, and Lamesa, Texas, you have plenty of options for getting your entire family established with a caring practitioner. Book an appointment through the online scheduler or call the office directly.
Family Medicine Q & A
Why should I see a family medicine doctor?
It’s important to have a primary care practitioner to turn to in case you need referrals, have an injury, or get sick. They have all of your medical records available and can ensure you get the quality care you need.
The benefit of selecting a family medicine practitioner is that this type of doctor has extensive training to care for all ages. Not only can your dedicated family medicine provider care for your child as an infant, they can continue treating your child throughout their teen, adult, and even geriatric years.
Plus, because your family medicine doctor cares for every member of your family, they truly have a comprehensive understanding of your overall family medical history. This helps your doctor make correct diagnoses and order proper testing, based on your genetics.
What can a family medicine practitioner treat?
Your family medicine practitioner at South Plains Rural Health Services offers preventive exams and treatments that help you stay on top of your health. This is why annual exams are so important. But the team can also work with you to diagnose and manage chronic health conditions, including:
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Obesity and related conditions
Since South Plains Rural Health Services boasts a team of specialists, including OB/GYNs and behavioral health practitioners, your family medicine doctor can even refer you to an in-house specialist if needed.
How do I prepare for an annual exam?
An annual exam with your family medicine practitioner at South Plains Rural Health Services is your one-on-one time to discuss health concerns and ask questions. If you’ve seen other practitioners since your last exam, including emergency room or urgent care doctors, it’s helpful to send over those medical records. This allows your primary care practitioner to gather a comprehensive glimpse of your overall health.
You should also bring in a list of current medications, as well as their dosages — or bring in the bottles. Because some types of lab testing, like for diabetes and cholesterol, require you to fast beforehand, ask the team if you need to avoid foods or certain drinks before your annual exam.
Every member of your family can get quality medical care at South Plains Rural Health Services. To schedule your appointment, use the online booking feature or call the clinic.