Minor Procedures Overview
At our family medical clinic in Carrollton, TX, our board-certified medical physicians perform similar minor procedures as a hospital emergency room. However, our family practice offers personalized, attentive care in a more intimate setting. Our facility is also open 6 days a week to provide convenience for all our patients. With our highly-trained and professional medical staff, we have the experience to perform procedures such as, repairing lacerations, sports related injuries, and much more. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest of medical standards, therefore, our clinic offers a sterile environment for our physicians to perform these procedures safely and effectively. Our overall goal at Family Medicine Associates of Texas is to provide you with the medical attention and quality care you need to feel better.
"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
Our practice not only cares about preventative care but your immediate medical needs as well. For this reason, we offer several minor procedures on site at our family practice. Whether it's a sports-related injury, removing an ingrown toenail, or providing a joint injection for relief, we've got you covered.
Family Medicine Associates provides lesion, cyst, and mole removal for patients who have a suspicious or irregular mark on their skin. While many times, the purpose for removal may be cosmetic by nature, it is very common for us to send the skin sample (known as a biopsy) to our lab for further analysis. This is so we can ensure that the sample is healthy and benign, and is not cancerous or dangerous for our patient. Any skin biopsy that comes back to our office signaling a malignancy or serious condition will be addressed and discussed with our patients so that a treatment plan can be tailored for optimal health. Sometimes, sending a sample for evaluation, even when we believe the sample is safe, helps alleviate concern or worry of "the unknown". Our physicians remove all skin irregularities with care so that scarring is minimized, and the overall assessment is as effective as possible.
An ingrown toenail is when your toenail grows into the the skin of your feet. The result is redness, swelling, pain, and it can even lead to infection. This condition is very common and can usually be taken care of at home with proper toenail maintenance. However, if the pain is severe or if you are a diabetic, it's encouraged that you seek medical assistance to relieve your discomfort and to prevent an infection.
Repair of Lacerations
If you have a deep cut or tear in your skin, it's important to seek immediate medical attention. You need to see a doctor if your wound is 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, bleeding does not stop after 10 – 15 minutes of applying pressure, the bone is exposed, or the wound is near a major artery. Your doctor will examine the wound, clean it to remove any debris to prevent infection, seal it, and bandage it.
Sports and Household Injuries
Sports-related injuries and household injuries can be very serve. Sports-related injuries such as, a concussion, sprained ankle, pulled hamstring, shin splints, ACL tear, or broken bones should be examined by a medical professional. Household injuries such as, a laceration from a kitchen knife, cooking burn, fall from a ladder or stairs, and poisoning are very common and should be addressed immediately.
A joint or trigger point injection is an injection that brings pain relief to the joints. Typically, patients who receive these type of injections suffer from severe joint pain. Your doctor may use these injections as treatment of even as a diagnostic tool to confirm a suspected condition. These injections provide temporary pain relief but the frequency of injections will be dependent on your condition and your doctor's recommendation.
Although your doctor can typically recognize a fracture with a physical examination or an X-ray, sometimes diagnosing a fracture can be tricky. Wrist fractures and hip fractures can be especially difficult to identify by an X-ray alone. In these cases, your doctor may order an MRI, CT, or bone scan to identify the location of the fracture. Once the fracture is diagnosed, a treatment plan can be developed. Further testing may also be necessary.
Plan for Your Appointment
Accidents and injuries can happen at any moment of the day and that's why our board-certified medical doctors are prepared to help you with the care you need. If you have a laceration, injury, or other medical condition that requires professional care, call our office today to schedule an appointment.