Primary means first and your primary care provider is the first person you see for any health concern. Primary care providers (Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) also provide preventive care which optimizes your health to prevent potential health problems AND can identify early signs of disease.
Yes. Just as we aren’t experts in the law or real estate it’s not YOUR job to know what is recommended for your health. These recommendations change (colonoscopy, cholesterol, hormones, vision health and many more) and we keep up with these changes and let our patients know. Primary and preventive care are individually curated for YOU and depend on your age, medical history, gender, family history (genetics) and future health care goals. Freeman Medical Clinic is your comprehensive health hub providing:
A physical exam is a complete head-to-toe health assessment. This comprehensive evaluation gives us information about your health at the time AND serves as a benchmark for the future. We will refer back to previous assessments each year and together with you identify changes in health and intercept early signs of concern. An EKG (electrocardiogram) is included. We also offer executive physical exams for companies and their employees. You may have heard of genetic testing and, yes, we offer those, too! Learn which medications are good fits, which aren’t based on your genetics. We use www.genesight.com.
Don’t worry about it! It’s our job to know what you need when and we LOVE preventing diseases. We will discuss with you the pros and cons of any vaccine from human papillomavirus (HPV), shingles, flu, measles, all the way through COVID vaccines. We carry tetanus and flu shots here in the clinic.
Let’s talk about sex, baby! Everybody will at some point do it and the Doctor’s office is the perfect place to get answers free of bias. Age brings about changes to your physical, reproductive, and sexual health. We’re here for wherever you are. We provide pelvic exams, breast exams, Pap smears, contraception counseling, for humans of all ages and all genders. We can help with pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, difficulty achieving orgasm, hot flashes, vaginal discharge, vaginal odor, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and prostate concerns.
You can’t always plan when you’re going to be sick so if you have a sore throat, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, you name it - we are here to see you TODAY (ok, Monday through Friday 9 - 5). Let us take care of you by providing a prompt diagnosis and comprehensive care. We have an inhouse lab that detects strep, flu, hemoglobin A1c (for diabetes) and other point of care (immediate) results.
Chronic means persisting for a long time or constantly recurring. Unsure if your issue is chronic or just normal? Again, we recommend seeing a professional. No questions are bad. We want you to ask. We’re here to help. Some examples of common chronic diseases are: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, overweight, and fatigue. Modern medicine is bringing forth new treatments all the time.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ the saying goes. And it’s true! Freeman Medical Clinic in Austin, Texas, provides complete primary, preventive and curative care for people of all ages and all genders. We are a private medical practice that offers telemedicine and house call visits for your convenience. We have super fun and informational social media @downtowndoctoratx IG and Downtown Doctor on FB.