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By Texan Family Clinic
January 19, 2021
Category: Medical

You should always visit an emergency room (ER) for immediate assistance when a life-threatening medical issue occurs. However, an urgent care setting is an excellent and more appropriate alternative for pressing health concerns that are not life-threatening, such as a high fever. Dr. Dan Hoyumpa and the urgent care professionals at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, TX are here to provide the prompt medical attention you need when emergency care is not necessary.
 

Emergency Care
 

Emergency care is necessary whenever someone is facing a life-threatening situation in which a lack of immediate treatment could potentially result in death. Visit the nearest hospital emergency room whenever immediate medical attention is needed. Examples of situations that call for emergency care include:
 

  • Profuse bleeding
  • Chest pain
  • Head injuries
  • Heart attack
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood

Urgent Care
 

Urgent care is best for treating pressing health concerns that require prompt treatment but are not life-threatening. At our San Antonio clinic, urgent care is available for children and adults Monday through Saturday. We have access to essential medical equipment, diagnostic tools, and more for diagnosing and treating a wide range of health issues.
 

Examples of health issues that we treat in our urgent care setting include:
 

  • High fevers
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Diarrhea or dehydration
  • Mild to moderate lacerations
  • Mild to moderate burns
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Allergic reactions, such as hives or rashes
  • Urinary tract infections

Urgent care services are also available for sinus infections, congestion, persistent coughs, sore throats, ear pain, and eye irritations. Conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or back pain can be treated in our urgent care setting, as well.
 

An urgent care setting is the best place to go when you need prompt medical attention but are not facing a life-threatening situation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoyumpa or to learn more about our urgent care services, call Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio at (210) 562-3125.

By Texan Family Clinic
December 23, 2020
Category: Medical

High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attacks and other serious health problems. Fortunately, your San Antonio, TX, family physician, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa of Texan Family Clinic, can help you keep your high blood pressure under control.
 

Why is it important to control high blood pressure?
 

Lowering your blood pressure may not seem like a priority if you feel fine. Unfortunately, high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels even if you don't experience any symptoms. If you don't make lifestyle changes or take medications to lower your blood pressure, high blood pressure can cause vision impairment, heart failure, coronary artery disease, kidney failure, dementia, blood circulation problems, stroke, and other serious health issues.
 

You can develop high blood pressure at any time in your life, although your blood pressure is more likely to rise as you get older. In fact, 90 percent of people will eventually develop high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Race can also affect your risk. African Americans are more likely to have a high blood pressure than other races. Other risk factors can include:
 

  • A family history of high blood pressure
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Having a lot of stress in your life
  • Smoking
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Eating an unhealthy diet
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages frequently
     

What can I do about high blood pressure?
 

During a visit to the San Antonio office, your family doctor can recommend lifestyle changes and treatments that can help you lower your blood pressure. He may recommend that you become more active, lose weight, and improve your diet. If stress is a contributing factor, practicing meditation, taking up a new hobby, or trying yoga might be helpful. Giving up smoking and decreasing the amount of alcohol you drink may also decrease your blood pressure.
 

If lifestyle changes alone aren't enough to improve your high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend medications that will help lower your blood pressure. Taking your medication every day and following lifestyle recommendations will help you protect your health.
 

Are you having difficulty controlling your high blood pressure? Call your family physician in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa of Texan Family Clinic, at (210) 562-3125 to schedule your appointment.

By Texan Family Clinic
November 19, 2020
Category: Preventive Care

Have you undergone your annual physical examination this year, or are you planning on scheduling one this year? The National Institutes of Health strongly recommends that all adults must visit their doctor at least once yearly, even if they’re perfectly healthy. Here at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa offers physical examinations and other preventive care services to help keep you in excellent overall health.

 

The Purpose of Physical Examinations

  • Evaluating your risk of future health issues
  • Screening for various diseases
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Making sure that your immunizations are up-to-date
  • Maintaining a close relationship with your doctor

 

These appointments could aid in preventing all sorts of potential healthcare issues. For instance, the most efficient way to determine if you have uncontrolled or high blood pressure and blood sugar level is to get them checked regularly.

 

In most cases, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels might not exhibit symptoms in their earliest stages. However, a standard blood test could screen for these problems. In this light, ask your doctor in San Antonio, TX, about how frequently you should have a physical examination and other preventive care screenings.

 

The Importance of Regular Checkups

Routine health checkups could help detect issues before they even start to wreak havoc with your health and when the chances for obtaining proper treatment are better. These checkups significantly help your chances of living a healthier and longer life.

 

When you come in for these physical examinations in San Antonio, make sure to come in prepared. Review any health issues you may be having and take note of any changes. For example:

  • Are you experiencing any pain, fatigue, dizziness, issues with your menstrual cycle, or problems with stool or urine?
  • Have you seen any changes in your body like skin changes or lumps?
  • What about your eating habits?
  • Are you having any problems with anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep issues, or distress?

 

Try to always be honest with your doctor. For example, if you have not been exercising or taking medicines as recommended by your doctor, you need to tell your doctor. The reason for this is that your doctor will develop a treatment plan according to what you tell your doctor. This will also help make certain that you receive the best advice by giving the most accurate and up-to-date information about your lifestyle.

 

Find Out More About Our Physical Examination and Other Preventive Care Services by Calling Us

Dial (210) 562-3125 to schedule a meeting here at Texan Family Clinic in Antonio, TX, with Dr. Dan Hoyumpa today.

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.





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