The board-certified podiatrists at Texas Foot Specialists have dedicated themselves to just one part of the body—the feet. It is their mission to keep these hard-working appendages in top health through routine care and modern therapies. They use lasers to rid them of infections and pain with the hope of avoiding surgery. They treat everything from sprains and bunions to blisters caused by fire walking to work.
Dr. Kris Patel’s journey to The Pearland Clinic began upon his graduation from India's Bangalore University in 1990, before whisking him across the ocean for further study at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. After a brief detour to Bloomington, Indiana, he finally set up permanent practice in Houston in 1998, where he has been practicing family medicine ever since. The polylingual doc––who speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Spanish, and English––specializes in skincare, allergies, and pediatric and adolescent care, and also treats those in need of urgent care for minor emergencies, such as injuries or swallowed pride. The clinic also boasts an aesthetic branch, where visages are revamped by certified aestheticians who perform chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments as well as cosmetic enhancements, such as permanent cosmetics and tattoo removal.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.