Our Health & Medical Services
Southwest Family Medical provides primary care in Mesa and the East Valley.
Southwest Family Medical Primary Care
Southwest Family Medical is your one-stop-shop for primary care. We take an integrative approach to healthcare, treating the cause of your illness or pain, not just the symptom. Our multidisciplinary team of medical professionals includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Our providers won’t just slap a Band-Aid on it and write yet another prescription. At Southwest Family, we treat the whole patient, not just your symptoms.
Services provided by Southwest Family Medical include primary care, physical exams, school & sport physicals, hormone replacement therapy, men’s health, women’s health, and ongoing care for a variety of chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis.
Southwest Family Medical Services
We provide complete, comprehensive healthcare for the entire family. Our goal is to become your and your family’s trusted physician, your first contact for any and all health concerns. The piece missing from today’s healthcare is the trusted family doctor. We’re working to bring that back.
General Internal Medicine
Southwest Family Medical provides healthcare for a wide range of conditions, including diagnosis and treatment of internal disease. Of course, our number one goal is always to prevent disease. To achieve that end, we also provide resources and counseling on disease prevention and overall wellness.
General Adolescent Care
Adolescent health needs are different from those of children or adults, particularly as regards mental health and developing healthy habits. In addition to the usual services – annual checkups, sports physicals, and immunizations for school – we provide depression screenings, treatment for sports-related injuries, acute care for illness or injury, and healthy lifestyle advice.
When trying to determine the root cause of your issue, we may perform allergy testing to rule out an allergic reaction. The most common method is the skin test, in which we place a drop of the allergen on your skin and then prick it to ensure the allergen goes below the skin’s surface.
Food Sensitivity Testing
If you consistently feel ill or have adverse effects after eating certain foods, we may recommend food sensitivity testing. We’ll take your complete medical history and ask you to keep a food diary for two weeks to help diagnose any food sensitivities you may have. We can then work with you to create a healthy eating plan customized to your particular needs.
Auto Accident Treatments
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, our team of medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists can help you get back on the road to recovery. We provide a variety of non-narcotic means of treating neck and back pain, including spinal manipulation and radial pressure wave therapy.
Flu, Colds, COVID-19
If you’re feeling run down, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, or aching, Southwest Family provides a variety of treatments for the flu, common cold, and COVID-19. You can also come to us for your yearly flu and COVID vaccinations.
Assessment and Treatment of All Illnesses and Accidents
Our multidisciplinary team has the training, knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat just about any illness or injury. We provide a wide range of diagnostic services, including lab work and digital imaging. And our integrated approach gives you an entire team of medical professionals collaborating to treat your issue.
Chronic Disease Management
We provide chronic disease management for patients living with progressive conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. This includes regular screenings and checkups to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment as well as medication and education to help you manage your symptoms and slow disease progression.
Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
We offer a variety of non-narcotic treatment options for osteoarthritis and other types of joint pain. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and joint injections, our team will work with you to implement healthy lifestyle changes to improve your mobility and reduce pain.
Before an elective procedure, you may require a series of pre-operative tests. These are intended to provide information about any conditions you have that may impact the success of your procedure. The type of tests performed depends on your age, general state of health, medications you take, and the type of operation you intend to have.
Blood Pressure Management
If your blood pressure falls outside the healthy 120/80 range, it could lead to a variety of health problems, including raising your risk of stroke and heart attack. Our team works with you to manage your blood pressure through a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and medication.
If your total cholesterol is above 200, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels that could impact blood flow, elevating your risk of heart attack or stroke. We can help you manage high cholesterol with medication and healthy lifestyle changes like increased exercise and eating a plant-based diet that’s low in fat.
A comprehensive physical exam includes a variety of lab tests (blood work and urinalysis) and measuring vitals like weight, height, and blood pressure. It may also include diagnostic tests like x-rays, pulmonary function, EKG, and a heart stress test. In addition, preventive screenings like mammograms and prostate exams may be performed.
The most common dermatology procedure we perform is allergy skin tests. Other options include Botox injections, chemical peel, dermabrasion, laser hair removal, laser resurfacing, facial fillers, platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP), sclerotherapy, scar revision, UV light therapy, and tattoo removal.
Diagnostic testing is used to either confirm or rule out other causes of your condition or illness. There are dozens of tests used to diagnose and guide treatment. Invasive tests include biopsies, blood work, and colonoscopies. Non-invasive tests typically use imagery, such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
For women approaching or in menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help relieve symptoms like hot flashes, thinning hair and mood changes. Men may also receive hormone replacement therapy if their blood work shows low testosterone levels.
(Learn more about our Hormone Replacement Therapies)
BioTE Certified Provider
BioTE is a type of hormone replacement therapy that uses pellets that are about the size of a grain of rice. Each pellet contains a dose of either testosterone or estrogen which is bioidentical to the patient’s own hormones. The pellet is placed subcutaneously and dissolves slowly over a period of four to six months.
Musculoskeletal injuries may affect bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons, typically causing pain that may be either localized or widespread. Common musculoskeletal injuries include bone fractures, ankle sprains, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pulled muscles.
Headaches and Migraines
If you experience frequent headaches or migraines, there may be an underlying cause. Common culprits include lack of sleep, stress, vision problems, and caffeine. Migraines may also be triggered by a particular medication, hormone changes or imbalance, and certain foods.
Health Risk Assessment
A comprehensive health risk assessment is the first step in taking control of your overall wellness and making healthy lifestyle choices. We’ll look at your current nutrition, fitness levels, mental health, stressors, sleep patterns, and more to create a treatment plan that is customized to your individual needs.
Patients suffering from joint pain due to arthritis or acute injury may experience pain relief with joint injections. The knee, ankle, and wrist are the most common places to receive these injections, which may include a corticosteroid paired with an anesthetic. This provides pain relief while also improving range of motion.
Personalized Healthy Lifestyle Counseling
Many diseases and chronic conditions can be avoided with relatively simple healthy lifestyle changes. After exploring your current eating, exercise, and sleeping habits, we’ll work with you on making healthy changes that are both sustainable and customized to meet your unique healthcare needs.
Preventive Care/Health Screenings
There’s a reason insurance companies cover preventive care and health screenings: They work. Preventing disease is easier – and cheaper – than treating illness. Screenings like mammograms, prostate exams, and colonoscopies help detect cancer in its earliest stages, and yearly blood work helps diagnose potential health issues, such as pre-diabetes.
Most schools require student athletes to undergo a physical to ensure they’re healthy enough to participate in their chosen sport. The physical typically begins with measuring your child’s height and weight. Depending on the school’s requirements, the physical may also include a vision test, blood pressure check, and listening to their heart and lungs.
Sports-related Injury Treatment
The most common sports injuries we see are wrist and ankle sprains, but Southwest Family Medical has the diagnostic equipment needed to handle any sports-related injury. And with an integrated medical team that includes physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors, we’re your one-stop shop for treating sports injuries.
Treatment of Minor Injuries
Instead of waiting for hours in an urgent care clinic or emergency room, you can come to Southwest Family Medical for treatment of minor injuries like abrasions, bruises, minor burns, muscle strains, skin lesions, shallow cuts, and sprains.
Obesity is one of the leading risk factors for a whole host of illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and atherosclerosis. Unfortunately, few people understand what makes up a healthy diet. Most Americans also don’t get enough physical activity, but we can help you implement healthy changes to your diet and exercise routines to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Women’s health services include pelvic exams and Pap tests to help diagnose vaginal and cervical cancers, clinical breast exams and mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, family planning, and healthy lifestyle coaching for optimal health and wellness. It may also include hormone replacement therapy during perimenopause and menopause.
Men’s health services include prostate exams to help detect prostate cancer in its early stages as well as hormone replacement therapy in the form of either testosterone injections or BioTE testosterone pellets. We will also work with you to develop healthy eating and exercise habits for improved overall health.
(Learn more about our Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED)
Although many people associate low testosterone levels with erectile dysfunction, the condition may cause a whole host of issues, including brain fog, sleep problems, muscle cramps, dizziness, depression, and fatigue. Testosterone injections can help return hormone levels to the healthy range.
You may be required to get a work physical for certain employers or types of jobs. The intention is ensuring all employees are safe and healthy on the job. In general, a work physical includes checking your vitals – height, weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, etc. – but may also include a drug and/or alcohol screening and diagnostics test.
The most common workplace injuries affect the head, back, and neck. They include sprains, broken bones, cuts, and strained muscles. Whether you require treatment for your injuries or an exam for a workers’ compensation claim, Southwest Family Medical can help.
Autoimmune diseases cause your immune system to see health threats where there are none, so that it attacks healthy cells and not just harmful viruses and bacteria. Common autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
While there is no cure for arthritis, you can manage your symptoms with a combination of medical treatment and healthy lifestyle changes. In addition to joint injections, our physical therapy and massage therapy teams can work with you on exercises to improve mobility and relieve pain. We’ll also offer dietary guidance to help you avoid inflammatory foods and increase intake of anti-inflammatory foods.
If you live with asthma, our integrated team can help you recognize your triggers to avoid attacks and create an asthma action plan. Treatment may also include medication management and healthy lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight to help reduce asthma attacks.
Another chronic condition without a cure, the same treatment to help manage diabetes symptoms can also help you avoid a diagnosis to begin with: Healthy lifestyle changes. Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise is vital for everyone, but especially those who have diabetes. It’s also important that you manage blood glucose levels with medication if prescribed.
Throughout our lives, our healthcare needs change. But, as so many conditions are due to damage done over time, high-quality healthcare is especially important as we get older. Common medical issues that occur with age include vision problems, hearing loss, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, and heart disease.
More commonly known as high blood pressure, hypertension raises your risk of heart attack, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction, and heart failure. Getting your blood pressure in the healthy 120/80 range is a vital piece of overall health and wellness. We can do that with a combination of medication, diet, and exercise.
Our in-office lab allows us to provide our patients faster diagnoses and better treatment. It’s also more convenient for you. Instead of having to make multiple appointments and waste time traveling to a lab or imaging center, you can get most of your diagnostic work done right here at Southwest Family Medical.