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Family Medicine Specialist

Patricia Edwards, PA-C -  - Family Medicine

East Texas Family Care

Patricia Edwards, PA-C

Family Medicine & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapist located in Palestine, TX

Finding a primary care provider that you trust is essential to maintaining exceptional health for you and your entire family. At East Texas Family Care, your family’s health and well-being matters. Skilled physician assistant Patricia Edwards, PA-C, offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment for family medicine services, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine at East Texas Family Care includes evaluation and treatment for illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Mrs. Edwards offers annual physical exams, wellness checkups, and other services designed to keep you and your family healthy.

Mrs. Edwards spends time getting to know their patients, as well as thoroughly explaining diagnosis and treatment plans. It’s important to always give patients a voice in their care, so she wants to ensure that East Texas Family Care is a welcoming and warm place for them to share their concerns. 

Which family medicine services are available? 

Some of the family medicine services available at East Texas Family Care include:

  • Sickness visits
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Well-woman exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Well-child exams 
  • Medical weight loss
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Disease screening
  • Chronic disease management
  • Wound and fracture care
  • Other injury treatments
  • On-site lab services
  • Additional diagnostic testing
  • Imaging referrals
  • Specialist referrals

When needed, Mrs. Edwards at East Texas Family Care can also refer you or a family member to a specialist for a complex or serious medical problem.

What should I expect during family medicine visits?

During your family medicine appointment, Mrs. Edwards at East Texas Family Care can help you with a broad variety of family medicine services, including: 

Vital signs check

They can check your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. In addition, they may also weigh you and assess your body mass index (BMI).

Medical history review

In a medical history review, they take a look at your symptoms (if you have any), your personal medical history, and your medication regimen. They may also ask about your family history of disease.

Physical exam

They assess your overall health by evaluating your eyes, ears, throat, reflexes, breathing, and heartbeat. Along with a physical review, they also offer pelvic exams and Pap tests for women, prostate exams for men, and developmental assessments for children.

Diagnostic testing

Depending on your disease risk factors, you may also need diagnostic tests. Examples include blood or urine tests, tissue biopsies, nasal or throat swabs, heart-function testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

Treatment and specialist referrals 

East Texas Family Care offers treatments and specialist referrals anytime you need these services. They provide vaccinations, birth control for women, medication prescriptions, health education, and much more.

When should I schedule family medicine appointments?

You can schedule family medicine visits at East Texas Family Care any time your or a family member is due for a wellness checkup, gets sick or injured, or has new or unusual symptoms.  

To schedule an appointment for family medicine services with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.