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.
"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 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.