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By Texan Family Clinic
October 26, 2021
Tags: Family Medicine  

When you are looking for a family physician in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa of Texan Family Clinic offers the services you expect from a family medicine physician. 

What is family medicine?

A family physician is an internist and a pediatrician all in one person and practice. This is care from cradle to old age. They care for you as a whole person through all the stages of your life. Your care covers all aspects of health: emotional, physical, and mental. 

Why choose a family physician?

  • Convenience
  • All medical records in one place
  • Acute and chronic care provided
  • Treating patients of all ages and conditions
  • Developing a trusting relationship
  • Serve as primary care physician

Convenience

The convenience of having only one doctor for the entire family is huge. Today's families are stretched pretty thin with activities, work, and school. Being able to have more than one family medical appointment on one day at one location makes things much easier. 

All medical records at one location

Keeping track of every member of the family's medical records can be a nightmare. When you have a family physician in San Antonio, TX, it means that when you want to get a copy of your child's vaccination record for school or a sport, it is obvious where they are located. 

Acute and chronic care provided

Your family physician can treat a variety of illnesses. Whether it is your child who has a bug or you're dealing with high blood pressure, your family physician can treat you. It makes it easy to get your prescriptions refilled and get an appointment when you need to. Yearly physicals are part of routine care and if you need to be referred to a specialist, your family physician does it. 

Treating patients of all ages and conditions

Family physicians are trained to treat infants, children, teens, and adults. Everything from your routine care to emergencies. You can call ahead for an appointment and many will accept a walk-in in an emergency. 

Developing a trusting relationship

When you have been with a family physician for many years, through all sorts of illnesses, they get to know you, your medical history, and in many cases your family history. It leads to a trusting relationship and if you trust your doctor, you are more likely to listen to advice. 

Serve as primary care physician

With many types of managed care these days, you must have a primary care physician who manages your care. What better person to do that than your family physician? 

When you need a family physician in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Hoyumpa at Texan Family Clinic is accepting new patients at 210-562-3125.

By Texan Family Clinic
July 07, 2020
Tags: Diabetes  

Diabetes is a condition that affects about 29 million individuals in the United States. When you have diabetes, the body is unable to produce or use insulin properly. As a result, there is a risk of blood sugar levels dropping too low or spiking too high, both of which can lead to several problematic symptoms. It is possible to manage your diabetes and we can help at the Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio. Diabetes management is done under the supervision of our skilled physician, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa. San Antonio Diabetes management is the way to go.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes can be associated with a broad range of symptoms. You must see a San Antonio diabetes doctor promptly if you display some of the symptoms of diabetes. A physician can develop an individualized plan to help you maintain stable blood sugar levels and manage your diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Increased hunger or thirst
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

Managing Diabetes

Diabetes cannot be cured but it is possible to manage it effectively. The experienced San Antonio diabetes medical professionals can help with diabetes management. One component of managing diabetes is monitoring your blood sugar levels so the necessary steps can be taken if your blood sugar becomes too low or too high. We can help you select an effective method or device for monitoring your blood sugar levels at home.

Other aspects of managing diabetes include eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, which can help blood sugar levels remain stable. In addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, some individuals also benefit from taking certain medications or utilizing insulin therapy. Medications help lower glucose production so the body can use insulin more effectively. Insulin therapy helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Dr. Hoyumpa can discuss the possibility of taking medication or using insulin therapy, if necessary.

We can help you manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. For help managing your diabetes or to find out if symptoms you are experiencing are due to diabetes, contact our office in San Antonio to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dan Hoyumpa by calling Texan Family Clinic at (210) 562-3125.

By Texan Family Clinic
April 27, 2020
Tags: Health Concern  

Our virtual telemedicine visits can provide you with immediate care when it matters most.

With everything going on right now, we know that the last thing you want to worry about is an urgent health matter. Of course, if your child twisted their ankle playing outside or you woke up with a sore throat you may be looking to get urgent care. In these instances, it’s important to know that our San Antonio, TX, family physician Dr. Dan Hoyumpa provides urgent care telemedicine at this time.

Dr. Hoyumpa and his team treat patients of all ages and provide individualized care to both children and adults. We prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage both acute and chronic conditions. Telemedicine visits allow our medical team to be able to provide you with fast, urgent care and treatment right here in San Antonio, TX, without ever having to leave the house (which we know is a major benefit and comfort right now). For those with busy schedules, this also means being able to see a doctor when it best suits them, whether it’s a day, night, or weekend.

So, what urgent health concerns warrant a televisit?

A good rule of thumb is if the illness or injury isn’t serious or life-threatening then a telemedicine visit with us will probably be the best first step to getting the care that you or your child need. During this virtual doctor’s appointment, we can also determine whether you need to take any additional steps, including coming into our office for certain treatments or diagnostic testing or to see a specialist.

Some examples of the type of urgent health concerns we diagnose and treat through a simple telemedicine visit include,

  • Allergies
  • Accidents and minor injuries such as sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and minor cuts and wounds
  • Pinkeye or other eye infections
  • Fever
  • Cold and flu
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory infections
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Sinusitis

We can provide recommendations for at-home care and treatment, as well as fill any necessary prescriptions you might need. Televisits also allow us to check in with our patients who are dealing with chronic conditions to make sure that their current treatment plan is effective. If you are living with a chronic health problem such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, it’s important to have a doctor that can provide urgent medical care when you’re noticing new or worsening symptoms. Sometimes a simple televisit can help us determine that you need a new medication or that we need to change up your current treatment plan.

Due to the pandemic, Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio is only providing urgent care to patients at this time. To schedule a telemedicine visit with Dr. Hoyumpa, you can book online or give us a call at (210) 562-3125.

By Texan Family Clinic
September 26, 2019
Tags: Diabetes  

Diabetes is a common disease, affecting individuals of all ages. While it can cause serious health problems, it is also manageable. DiabetesUnderstanding the facts, signs and treatment of diabetes can help you keep your symptoms under control and your body functioning properly.

Dr. Dan Hoyumpa at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio can help answer all your questions about diabetes and keep you in good health.

 

What is diabetes?

Diabetes happens when the body is unable to produce insulin, or unable to properly utilize it. Type 1 diabetes more commonly appears in adolescents, while Type 2 is more often found in adults.

 

What are the signs of diabetes?

  • Tiredness or lethargy
  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Prolonged blurred vision
  • Numbness in your feet or legs
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Nausea
  • Increased, unexplained hunger.
  • Dehydration, possibly causing dry mouth or itchy, flaking skin
  • Slow to heal of cuts and sores

 

How is diabetes diagnosed?

Your San Antonio doctor will likely perform a diagnostic test, measuring your glucose levels. For a fasting plasma glucose test, you will need to fast for eight hours, while for an oral glucose tolerance test you will fast but then drink a high glucose beverage prior to testing. A random glucose test can be done regardless of when you last ate.

 

What health problems can be caused by diabetes?

Undiagnosed or untreated diabetes may lead to:

  • Kidney damage
  • Eye damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

 

How is diabetes managed?

If you have Type 1 diabetes, your San Antonio, TX, doctor will likely prescribe insulin. Type 2 diabetics may need insulin or other medication. In addition, a high fiber, low glycemic diet, weight management, exercise, and monitoring of your blood sugar level is important.

If you have more questions or concerns about your diabetes, call Texan Family Clinic today at (210) 562-3125.

By Texan Family Clinic
April 25, 2019
Tags: urgent care  

Urgent medical care can be needed at any time of the day. At Texan Family Clinic, we make getting that care easier and more comfortable. sprainsFrom strep tests to pregnancy testing to sutures, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa and his team in San Antonio provide accurate and compassionate urgent care. Learn more here!

What is urgent medical care?

Urgent medical care addresses medical concerns that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening. For instance, you cut your hand opening a can of dog food, and the resulting laceration requires suturing. Or, perhaps it's 7 pm on a Friday night, and your child has a moderate asthma attack and needs an assessment.

At Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, urgent care is our business. When you come to the office, you'll be seen quickly by Dr. Hoyumpa who will perform a medical examination, assess your symptoms/vital signs, and formulate a treatment plan to stabilize your condition.

The doctor will perform diagnostics tests as needed on site, including:

  • Blood work
  • Strep testing
  • Flu assessment and treatment
  • Urinalysis for UTI
  • Blood glucose testing

If required, he'll refer and arrange transport to the nearest hospital emergency room for conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias, possible stroke, unresolved bleeding, and more. In-house, he can treat conditions such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Sprains, strains, and mild to moderate lacerations
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Rashes
  • Injuries from falls
  • Minor burns and abrasions
  • Irritations and infections of the eye (conjunctivitis)

The Urgent Care Association of America says there are about 9,000 urgent care centers in the United States serving about 160 million patients of all ages every single year. Medical Economics reports that people use urgent care centers more and more because they enjoy the convenience and accessibility.

At Texan Family Clinic, Dr. Hoyumpa accommodates these desires while additionally providing superior quality health care on a continual basis. He and his staff encourage you to make their practice your medical home for the management of chronic and acute medical conditions!

Give our San Antonio Office a Call!

Contact our appointment scheduler today at (210) 562-3125, or book online. We treat both children and adults so that the entire family can experience optimal wellness!



San Antonio, TX Family Physician Texan Family Clinic 5230 De Zavala Rd., Suite 212 San Antonio, TX 78249 (210) 562-3125 Call For Appointment Request