In Sickness and for Health, We're Here for You
The family medicine clinicians at South Texas Health System Clinics provide comprehensive healthcare services for children, adults and elderly patients. Our focus is on preventing disease and promoting long-term health. You'll develop a personal relationship with your physician as you work together to enhance your entire wellbeing, not just one area of your health.
Schedule an Appointment
We have providers in Alamo, Alton, Edinburg, McAllen and Weslaco. Enjoy the flexibility of same or next day appointments at most of our family medicine locations.
Comprehensive Healthcare Services for All Ages
Family medicine is the way to go! Our doctors, nurses and physician assistants offer a wide-range of services to help keep you healthy for the long run.
Walk in or schedule an appointment to get your flu shot to help protect you and your loved ones.
El enfermero practicante Joe Gonzalez discute la importancia de recibir anualmente su vacuna contra la gripe:
Contact your doctor about getting the pneumococcal vaccine for your child or adults age 65 and over.
Preventive Medicine and Recommended Screenings
Many of today's health concerns have a preventive component. Being proactive about your health and keeping up with routine screenings is always a good idea. Don't wait until you are sick to reach out for help. Getting your recommended screenings based on your sex and age can help detect disease early and increases your chances of survival.
Make sure you have the proper vaccinations, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and complete the recommended cancer screenings such as a mammogram for breast cancer and a colonoscopy for colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor about the preventive tests and screenings recommended for your sex and age, or visit cdc.gov for more information.
Annual Wellness Visit
The purpose of an annual wellness visit, or yearly exam, is to update or create a personal healthcare plan specific for you to prevent illness and keep you healthy. You and your doctor will review your current health and risk factors and develop a plan that's right for you. Children especially need annual visits to ensure they are growing properly and getting their immunizations.
Keeping the entire family healthy begins with the littlest members. Advantages to taking your children to a family medicine provider include:
- Continuum of care: Our providers are trained to provide care to infants, toddlers, adolescents and adults, so there's no switching doctors as your child gets older
- Convenience: One provider treats the entire family, so if you and your child are sick, you can see the same provider
- Familiarity: The provider may be aware of family health issues that could affect your child
Follow Up Care After ER Visit
If you were recently treated at an ER, your ER doctor may have recommended that you see your primary care doctor for follow up to help speed your recovery. Contact your doctor to receive follow up care.
Other services we provide include:
- Physicals (sports, general and DOT)
- Annual women's exam
- Chronic disease management
- Smoking cessation
- Workers' compensation care (varies by provider)
Conditions We Treat
If you are unsure what condition you have, the doctors at South Texas Health System Clinics can help diagnose it. We provide treatment for many conditions including:
- Abdominal pain
- Acute pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Ear infection
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Joint pain
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Pink eye
- Respiratory issues
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Wart or mole