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Doctors in Harris County Public Health Services

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Houston, TX that specialze in Internal Medicine, General Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

3 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Harris County Public Health Services when asked is excellent. Harris County Public Health Services has been reviewed by 3 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Harris County Public Health Services as provided by patient reviews is unknown. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Harris County Public Health Services
2223 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

Specialties

5 specialties

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Doctors in Harris County Public Health Services

  • Dr. Umair A Shah MD

    Internal Medicine

    Houston, TX

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Lisa R Holloway DO

    Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Houston, TX

    4.2
    (11)
  • Dr. Thuan V Tran MD

    General Practice

    Houston, TX

    4.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Aisha C Haynie MD

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine

    Houston, TX

    2.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Brian C Reed MD

    Family Medicine

    Houston, TX

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Harris County Public Health Services. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Internal Medicine, General Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine near Harris County Public Health Services Houston, TX.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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