In his nearly 10-year obstetrics career, Dr. Maximos has seen all the thrill—and fears—of having a baby. To keep any worries at bay, the obstetrician and his trained and always-professional staff takes extra steps to ensure moms and moms-to-be feel as comfortable as possible. For starters, patients have every appointment with the same practitioner and nurses, from the pre-conceptual counseling to the big event in the delivery room. And though obstetrics is a big part of Dr. Maximos job description, like a stork with a diaper-commercial contract, it’s only half of what he does. The doctor is also a gynecologist who strives to enhance women's health through exams, birth control, STD treatments, and menopausal services including hormone-replacement therapy.
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.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
With a repertoire that includes urgent, family, and occupational medicine, the physician-led staff at Affinity Immediate Care seeks to provide quicker and less-expensive services than emergency rooms. In addition to treating sprains, diabetes, and the flu, the specialists conduct work-related physicals and drug testing for employers. To keep ladies ship shape, the Well Woman program emphasizes the importance of annual examinations.
Healthy Start MD’s doctors have designed all of their programs around preventative health care, such as extensive cardiac-screening packages and thorough weight-loss initiatives. The cardiac screenings help asymptomatic people learn if they are at risk for developing serious health conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and strokes.
Led by a team of dietitians and behavioral therapists, the weight-loss program supplies each candidate with a coach who drafts sustainable lifestyle plans that incorporate proper nutrition and daily activity. Included in the program are personalized messages, daily-meal ideas, and visual workout instructions. The corporate-services department keeps your office fit and healthy by doling out preventative screenings and helping teach employees why it's wrong to feed their computer hot dogs.
Cardiolife’s team specializes in matters of the heart, despite the fact that they only rarely orchestrate blind dates. Instead, the three cardiologists screen patients for heart disease and administer rigorous cardiac care, all with a focus on preventative . Their noninvasive tests include x-rays, ultrasounds, and EKGs, which help detect irregular heartbeats and other potentially dangerous conditions. To complement their screenings, the physicians also educate patients on heart-healthy lifestyle choices, including becoming physically active and making better eating choices, such as brewing tea in water rather than melted butter. The team’s services also encompass disease treatment, with procedures such as pacemaker insertions and surgeries.