Family Medicine Specialist

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C -  - General Family Practice

Supreme All Care Health and Wellness

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

General Family Practice located in Kingwood, TX

Establishing care with a family medicine practitioner is an easy way to keep all of your loved ones healthy. At Supreme All Care Health and Wellness, Patrick Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the team provide family medicine to people of all ages, including preventive screenings, annual exams, lab work, and acute and chronic care. To make an appointment at the practice in Kingwood, Texas, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine provides all-inclusive health care for children, teens, and adults. That means your entire family –– young or old –– can visit the office at any time and receive the care they need. 

Family medicine specialists, like those at Supreme All Care Health and Wellness, have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health problems. That knowledge ensures high-quality medical care without the need to visit multiple offices and specialists.

What services does family medicine provide?

At Supreme All Care Health and Wellness, the team offers a full suite of family medicine services, including:

Chronic disease management

Many chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes develop slowly over time. Your provider can make nutritional and exercise recommendations or prescribe medication that keeps these and other ailments in check, preventing them from getting worse.

Acute care

Acute care diagnoses and treats health problems like the common cold, the seasonal flu, and urinary tract infections. Following an exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and a review of your health history, your provider can prescribe antibiotics or make recommendations to help you feel better.

Physical exams

A physical exam assesses your general well-being. First, your provider uses a handheld tool with a bright light to observe your ears, eyes, nose, and throat. They will also palpate your organs, listen to your heart and respiratory rate, and order laboratory testing. If necessary, they can update your prescriptions or immunizations.

Immunizations

Immunizations, or vaccinations, train your immune system to identify and attack potentially harmful invaders like viruses, fungi, or bacteria. The type of immunizations you need depends on your age and medical history.

Pre-surgical clearances

If you need surgery, it’s critical you’re healthy enough to lower the risk of potential complications. A pre-surgical clearance appointment assesses your current condition. If your provider determines you’re fit and primed for recovery, they’ll sign the necessary release paperwork for your surgeon.

Lab work

Lab work analyzes stool, blood, saliva, or other bodily fluids. Your provider uses this information to pinpoint vitamin or nutritional deficiencies or to detect health problems invisible to the naked eye. Supreme All Care Health and Wellness orders lab work for individuals every three to six months. Routine testing ensures your labs are within the acceptable, healthy range.

Preventive screenings

Preventive screenings try to detect potentially serious health problems when they’re most responsive to treatment. Some of the most common preventive screenings include Pap tests, prostate exams, and colonoscopies.

Who can benefit from family medicine?

Anyone who wants to live a healthier and more active lifestyle can benefit from family medicine. It’s important to visit a medical professional regularly, even if you feel fine. Many health problems present few symptoms in their beginning stages, so you might be at risk and not realize it.

To learn more about family medicine, make an appointment at Supreme All Care Health and Wellness by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.