Mental Health Overview
Mental health is the branch of medicine that focuses on the emotional and psychological wellness of a person. Our board-certified medical physicians and certified physician assistants at Family Medicine Associates of Texas provide remarkable mental health care. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Your emotional well-being directly impacts how you think, feel, and act. Depression, stress, and anxiety are common outcomes of poor health or chemical imbalances within your body. Our highly-trained and skilled physicians in Carrollton, TX can work with you to identify the cause and current condition of your mental well-being. You may feel alone or trapped in a sea of thoughts inside your head but you are not. Our compassionate and caring staff are here to help you whether your condition is situational, due to trauma, abuse, or a chemical imbalance.
"This office is a large practice that is a well oiled machine. Staff is always friendly, on point, knows their job, and....cares. Providers are top notch. Location is very convenient if you're in the northern burbs. Next to Baylor Regional Health. I agonized about switching my doctor from downtown, but, I've lived in the burbs for 25 years, and while the folks downtown took good care of me, these folks are just a 10 minute drive from where I live. I would recommend this practice to any of my personal or business associates."- C.G. / Google / Jul 10, 2020
"Dr Hischke has a great bedside manner, and clearly let's you know what's going on without talking down to you."- D.G. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"My wife and I moved to this practice, as patients of Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, back in 2016. I was sick and my internist’s staff in Dallas told me to go to a ’doc-in-the-box’ or wait 3 days. Couldn’t do that, and it happened twice in a period of 2 months during flu season, so we decided to change doctors. Looking through our plan, we found this practice not far from us.We also found that Family Medicine Associates could see me that day and I was assigned to Dr. Stewart. Later we discovered they have Saturday office hours and at various times both my wife and I have been there on a Saturday if we were ill and didn’t want to go to the urgent care center or wait until Monday.A couple years ago Dr. Stewart began treating my wife’s high blood sugar and at a certain point her case became more complex so he referred us to an endocrinologist. This was a life-changing moment that probably saved my wife’s life. I’ve just been referred to a urologist for an issue that requires a higher level of specialty, the outcome of which is uncertain at this point.What you should take away from this is that it is comforting to have a physician who knows when it’s time to call in a specialist. Doctors don’t know everything about everything, if they are the right kind of person to know their own limitations and we respect this in Dr. Stewart. He has not steered us wrong yet and we have no reason to expect he would.I’d rather go to him knowing that if he feels we should dig deeper he will send us out to a professional colleague whom he knows for a higher level of care if it’s needed. It’s about what each type of physician is trained for.And for physicals, I have my annual physical every year, in 2 parts, with Dr. Stewart. This is not this medical practice’s policy, it’s standard procedure for a complete physical. Get your blood and urine work done first, and return a 2nd time to review the results and develop a plan of action. We are fortunate to have very good health care coverage and it covers the 2-part physical 100%. A lot of this depends on your coverage, so know your policy’s parameters before you go somewhere and think you are being taken advantage of.We’ve never had issue with the office staff, either, nor any billing issues. Don’t rely on others to know your coverage. Learn what is covered and for how much and pay attention, ask questions, and always review your EOBs. Especially in this tough time, this practice is well-organized to handle your needs in person or remotely and they seem to be a group of caring professionals who have just one interest - your well-being."- D.B. / Yelp / Jul 07, 2020
"Telemedicine appointment with Marla was extremely efficient and effective. Glad they are embracing telemedicine."- B.H. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"We recently moved to the DFW area from out of state and found Dr Hamilton's practice through word of mouth. Everybody we have dealt with at his practice has been very nice and helpful and the doctors are excellent."- T.B. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
Mental Health Services
Our family practice believes positive mental health is essential to living an optimal and happy life. Although mental health issues are common, professional help is available to better your condition. We are so proud to offer services that focus on improving your mental well-being. Our practice can also connect you with a trusted specialist if you are in need of additional assistance.
Managing your stress is very important to your overall mental health. In today's fast-paced world, your work schedule, social, and home-life can become so demanding that it negatively affects your mental well-being. Too much stress can negatively impact your mental clarity, how you approach situations, decrease your physical energy, and cause you to become pessimistic or depressed. Simple lifestyle changes are sometimes all it takes to improve your overall mood and stress. Breathing exercises and rest can also decrease your stress level.
Depression & Anxiety
Depression is a brain disorder that causes a person to feel unhappy or sad. It can sometimes be so debilitating that an individual may lose interest in a favorite past-time or may not want to get out of bed. Anxiety causes feelings of worry or fear, which can negatively impact your daily life. These feelings can also prevent a person from trying new things or even leaving the house. Managing depression and anxiety can significantly improve your mood and mental-well-being.
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Your peace of mind
Your peace of mind is as important as your physical health. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or stress, our board-certified medical physicians can help you. Don't live life in fear, worry, or sadness any longer. Call or visit our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals.