Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in South Dallas near Charlton Methodist Hospital District, DeSoto, TX

Primary Care

Primary care at Phillips Family Medical gives you a medical home: one central place to come for all your health care needs. In the DeSoto, Texas, office, near Methodist Charlton Medical Center, experienced family nurse practitioner Pamela Phillips, PhD, FNP-C, and her team provide patient-centered and culturally sensitive primary care for children and adults. Telehealth and in-office appointments are available. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the basis of your medical care. With Phillips Family Medical as your primary care provider, you develop a long-term health care partnership. They’re the ones you can count on for most or all of your medical care needs throughout your life. 

Primary care providers specialize in general medicine, which means they have experience in many different facets of medicine. 

What does primary care include?

Phillips Family Medical provides a complete range of primary care for all members of the family, including: 

  • Annual wellness exams
  • School and sports physicals
  • Employment physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol checks
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Thyroid disease treatment
  • Weight loss management
  • Urgent care for sudden injuries and illnesses
  • Allergy testing and treatment
  • Urine screenings
  • Tuberculosis skin tests
  • Vitamin B-12 injections

Primary care also encompasses preventive care, such as cancer screenings, based on your age and risk level. Phillips Family Medical provides prostate, breast, cervical, and skin cancer screenings on-site.  

When might I need primary care?

Every member of your family needs primary care. Children and adults need annual wellness exams, which are usually the ideal time for immunizations as well as blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol testing, blood sugar testing, and other types of routine checks.

People with chronic health problems, like extra weight, diabetes, or high blood pressure, need additional primary care tailored to their situation. For example, many people enroll in the medical weight loss management program to shed extra pounds while reaching other health goals like lower blood pressure and better diabetes control. 

If you have new symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, or an injury, primary care can address acute illness and injuries. Acute conditions are illnesses and injuries that are short-term and may cause temporary discomfort or pain that can be resolved with treatment. 

Phillips Family Medical always personalizes their care for the patient. The team offers specialized geriatric care, pediatric care, and men’s and women’s health care, tailored to your individual needs. 

If you need a primary care provider you can always rely on, Phillips Family Medical is here to serve your family with personalized attention and excellent patient experiences. Call the office or book an appointment online today.