Our board-certified medical physicians offer obesity counseling and smoking cessation counseling at our family practice in Carrollton, TX. Our staff is under no disillusion that these are easy tasks. Both endeavors require a lot of support and guidance. Taking the first step is often the most challenging. At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, we are here to guide you through your journey. Our team of medical professionals have years of expert training and experience to provide you with the assistance and care you need. We can also provide you with medical guidance on how to gently and compassionately help a loved one through obesity and smoking cessation counseling as well. Support from family and friends is essential when overcoming such obstacles.
"Dr. Stewart had been my primary care physician for 17 years, and I couldn't be happier. He has seen me through all the ups and downs of an autoimmune disease, birthing and raising children, and the many physical and psychological / emotional challenges I've encountered through the years. He has done all of this with great compassion and kindness. I never feel rushed when I am in his office because he takes ample time to listen to my concerns and to address them. When I am unable to get in to see Dr. Stewart, Family Medicine is always able to get me into another physician or nurse practitioner quickly. It's a wonderful, efficient office with excellent medical care. I'll never change our health care provider for as long as we live in North Texas."- C.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2018
"Dr. Moran is the best doctor I have found in a very long time. He is very thorough and really takes time to go thru everything with you. It has been years since I had my last physical, since most doctors made me feel so rushed. I will be going to see him from now on."- J.B. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2018
"I have just returned from my 30th (yes 30th) consecutive annual physical exam with FMA, with perhaps another 30 pop-up visits interspersed over the three decades. I've read each review here on Yelp, and while I would certainly never question anyone's perception of their own experience, I can honestly say that I am personally a perfect 60-for-60 in receiving exceptionally personal, professional and deeply concerned care at FMA. I started 30 years ago with the noted patriarch of FMA, Dr. Richard Honaker, whom has recently retired from his decades of "Keeping me going." However, the key to FMA is the quality of ALL of the physicians on the team, whom are interchangeable from a professionalism standpoint, and thus one is nearly always available to see you on short notice. And if the Physicians are all booked, their staff of Physician Assistants (PA's) are both phenomenal and available. I routinely request my own PA (the simply unparalleled Marla Lehmann) at a frequency ratio of 4 to 1 over my also gifted (albeit quite busy) primary physician, Dr. Jeff Hischke (whom Dr. Honaker personally matched with me upon his retirement.) And I feel quite compelled to address the complaints (and misunderstanding of) the "Two-Part" physical exam process. This system is infinitely more informative and useful than the typical "One-stop-shop," wherein your blood is drawn at the same time as your poke-and-prod...however, given the week it takes to garner the lab results, you receive no detailed review or discussion of exactly where you stand with regard to the dozens of critical health measurements and parameters within the report, and how they relate to each other, and to you personally. The one-stop-Doc will simply tell you: "If you don't hear from us, your good to go." However each measurement is a placement within lower and upper limits, and wouldn't you like to know how close to the edge of each limit you are? And what if your numbers in vital measurements are trending steeply toward a limit year-to-year (such as safely-low to very high) but have not yet exceeded that upper limit, and thus are not brought to your attention. The analysis of each these numbers, and your personal trend (which is a core element of the FMA second visit) is the most critical part of the entire exam, which is totally ignored by the "We'll call you if it's bad" approach. Furthermore, the examination of each number individually points to specific dietary, vitamin, or lifestyle changes necessary to remedy that particular issue. For instance, if you are an aging male, is it enough to simply know that your PSA (Prostate) numbers are "Within limits?" I personally prefer to know that they are "Way" within limits, and not just barely below the line, and going to blow well into the Red a year from that visit. And as far as complaints regarding billing issues, I am not qualified to comment, as I've not experienced such an issue in 30 years. In summary, this practice is "Family" to me."- D.G. / Yelp / Feb 02, 2018
"Bethany Bryant P.A. always provides excellent care at my visits. She is a wonderful primary care provider, and I would recommend her highly. The office radiology is very convenient. C. J. from radiology is always helpful and kind."- H.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"I've seen Dr. Jeffrey Stewart for almost 20 years. Dr Stewart is top notch in every way. He listens , has always been up to date on the latest drugs and procedures and has given me sound advice on multiple occasion. My entire family sees him. I like and trust him. He tells it like it is and is sensitive to wants and needs of his patience. I highly recommend Dr Stewart for your entire family"- G.H. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
Our staff is not here to pass critical judgment on you or your loved one. We are here to provide you with medical guidance and support. Medical counseling can bring great insight to understanding your body, your emotions, and behavior. Obesity counseling and smoking cessation counseling can brings a great amount of improvement. Our overall goal is to help set you up for success in the most optimum way possible.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and can bring an array of adverse health issues. A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index of 30 or more. Obesity counseling is the guidance of a medical profession to help an individual lose weight. Your doctor will discuss your lifestyle, eating habits, and physical activity to help set new achievable goals and changes.
Smoking can cause lung cancer, stroke, aortic aneurysm, esophageal cancer, and asthma. If you routinely smoke around others, it can expose them to secondhand smoke. Therefore, smoking is not only bad for your health but others as well. Smoking cessation counseling provides smokers with the guidance and care they need to help them quite smoking. Your doctor will provide you with a step-by-step process and helpful tips.
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If you or a loved one is struggling with obesity or wants to quit smoking, call or visit our office today to schedule an appointment. Our board-certified medical doctors can provide you with the support and medical advice you need for recovery.