If you need lab work to detect or rule out a medical problem, it’s important that lab testing is easily accessible. Skilled physician assistant Patricia Edwards, PA-C, provides in-house lab draws and sends the samples to a clinical pathology lab for prompt results so you can understand your current health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment for lab services with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.
Lab services available at East Texas Family Care include tests that diagnose a variety of illnesses and diseases. Examples of lab tests you may be a candidate for include:
East Texas Family Care providers offer lab testing on-site to save you time and money, so you don’t have to travel to a separate location for blood draws and other lab tests.
Mrs. Edwards could recommend lab services if you’re a risk of, or have been previously diagnosed with, the following conditions:
Diagnosing medical problems early is the best way to ensure you receive the treatment needed to reduce your risk of serious complications.
When you arrive at East Texas Family Care for your appointment, Mrs. Edwards will first assess your breathing, heartbeat, throat, eyes, ears, reflexes, and more.
Mrs. Edwards then reviews your medical history, which includes your medication regimen, symptoms you may have, past diagnoses, and your lifestyle habits.
She also offers pelvic exams for women to assess reproductive health and may take a sample of cervical cells during a Pap smear test.
After a complete review of your physical health and a discussion of your medical history, she lets you know if you'll need additional lab services (if any).
In many cases, East Texas Family Care receives your lab test results within a day or two after sending the samples to a clinical pathology lab. Mrs. Edwards reviews the results with you and lets you know if you need additional diagnostic testing or treatment for a medical condition. In addition, she personalizes each treatment plan to best match your needs.
To schedule an appointment for lab services with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.