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Advanced Testing And Screenings Specialist

Southwest Family Medicine Associates -  - Family Medicine Physician

Southwest Family Medicine Associates

Family Medicine Physicians & Physician Assistants located in Dallas, TX

When you need advanced testing and screenings, it often means you need to go to another medical facility to get specialized testing or treatment — but that’s not how it works at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas. They’re dedicated to providing a “one-stop shop” for all of your medical care, so they offer extensive testing and screening on site, from full-service lab and imaging services to therapies like behavioral counseling and physical therapy. Call the office to learn more about advanced testing and screenings, or schedule an appointment online if you need medical care.

Advanced Testing and Screenings Q & A

What are the advanced testing and screenings?

Advanced testing and screenings include many different services that help your physician at Southwest Family Medicine Associates diagnose and treat health conditions. In addition to diagnostic services like lab tests, ancillary care includes therapeutic services to support your rehabilitation and treatment.

What’s new? Introducing Remote Patient Monitoring Through Athelas

Southwest Family Medicine Associates partnered with a company called Athelas. The Athelas program will provide you with tools to monitor your blood pressure, glucose, and weight which will be reported back to your provider. The results will be used to ensure that your course of treatment is on track, and not causing any unforeseen side effects. Athelas will reach out to patients who are candidates, will ship the devices, train on how to use them and remind via text to test monthly.

If you're interested, you can also enroll directly by following the link here: onboarding.athelas.com. Athelas team then will reach out to you to confirm if you're a candidate and if you can continue with the program. If you have any questions about the program, you can email support@athelas.com or call (833) 524 -1318!


What tests are available from the on-site lab?

Southwest Family Medicine Associates operates a full-service on-site lab so you have the convenience of getting lab work done without taking more time to travel to another facility. Lab tests help your doctor diagnose urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, diabetes, high cholesterol, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies, to name just a few.

These are some of the tests available at their on-site lab:

  • Routine blood testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Specialized lab tests
  • Heart attack lab tests
  • Neurochemical deficiency
  • DNA testing

What radiology and imaging services can you receive?

Patients at Southwest Family Medicine Associates have access to complete on-site radiology and imaging services. These tests allow your doctor to quickly diagnose diverse health conditions so you can get early and accurate treatment tailored to your specific health needs.

This list includes some of the radiology and imaging services are available:

  • X-rays
  • Electromyography to test nerves
  • Cardiovascular studies:
    • Stress testing
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Vascular studies for blood circulation
    • Ankle-brachial indices (ABI)
  • Sonograms (ultrasounds)
    • Fetal
    • Pelvic
    • Thyroid
    • Abdominal

What other advanced testing and screenings are available?

The ancillary care available at Southwest Family Medicine Associates doesn’t stop with the on-site lab and imaging services. The care team also performs tests that detect urinary bladder problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, macular degeneration, and glaucoma:

  • Prevenna
  • Spirometry: tests lung function by measuring the amount of air inhaled and exhaled
  • Retinal scan: produces images of your retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels
  • Urodynamic studies: reveals urine flow and bladder volume and pressure

The on-site pharmacy and walk-in urgent care also qualify as ancillary services that ensure you receive quality medical care when you need it.

Can you receive therapeutic ancillary services?

The team at Southwest Family Medicine Associates offers therapeutic services that aren’t commonly available in most family practices. Their dedication to providing holistic services and providing one-stop medical care is evident in the therapeutic services offered on-site by licensed counselors and chiropractors.

These services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Behavioral health care, such as cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Counseling and ADHD management
  • Life Coaching

Call or go online today to schedule an appointment with Southwest Family Medicine Associates.