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Preventive Care Specialist

Fulshear Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Pediatrics serving Fulshear and Katy, TX

At Fulshear Family Medicine, convenient to those in Fulshear, and Katy, Texas, offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family, focusing on preventive care. In addition to routine physicals, sports physicals, and well-child exams, the staff offers preventive health services designed to address the unique needs of women, including in-office exams and Pap smears. If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical, schedule a preventive care appointment online or call Fulshear Family Medicine today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What preventive care services are available?

The Fulshear Family Medicine team prioritizes preventive care for children and adults that focuses on preventing health complications through complete physical exams.

You can schedule preventive care appointments for:

  • Well-child exams
  • Sports physicals
  • Annual adult physicals
  • Well-woman exams

The staff also offers family planning services, including options for contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy and promote optimal sexual health. On-site testing is available for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

As weight plays a big role in many chronic diseases, the Fulshear Family Medicine team offers comprehensive weight loss counseling services to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

What can I expect during a preventive care appointment?

During your child’s well child exam, your Fulshear Family Medicine provider reviews their medical history and performs a physical exam. Depending on your child’s age, your doctor may also do developmental assessments, ensuring your child’s growth is on track and they are achieving expected milestones.

The physical exam for adults is similar and the Fulshear Family Medicine team evaluates important health factors like:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Heart rhythm
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature

If you or your child have existing health conditions, like diabetes or a thyroid disorder, your provider may request on-site blood work to evaluate your blood glucose or hormone levels.

For adults with a family history of certain chronic diseases, the Fulshear Family Medicine may order additional preventive health screenings to detect early warning signs of heart disease, thyroid dysfunction, and gastrointestinal health issues.

These screenings are an important part of preventive health care, as not all conditions show symptoms. By undergoing routine health screenings, your provider can identify diseases in their earliest stages, so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

In addition to your health evaluation, preventive care visits are a great time to receive needed immunizations to protect against contagious diseases, like measles, mumps, chickenpox, and the flu.

Why do I need a well-woman exam and a physical?

To protect the overall health of women, the team at Fulshear Family Medicine offers well-woman exams. These exams focus on the unique health needs of women and allow your provider to evaluate your reproductive system for abnormalities. 

The doctors perform Pap smears on-site, which tests your cervix for early signs of cell changes that may increase your risk for cervical cancer. You can also receive STD testing to prevent long-term health complications.

Additionally, at Fulshear Family Medicine you can receive family planning services, including a variety of options for birth control to fit your family planning needs.

If you need to schedule an annual physical or well-woman exam, call Fulshear Family Medicine today or request an appointment online.