Family Medicine Specialist

Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine & Alternative Medicine Physicians located in Bellaire, TX

Vijay Oza, MD, and his staff offer compassionate, personalized care at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center, their family medicine practice in Bellaire, Texas. Dr. Oza is committed to providing the best evidence-based care for all of your family’s medical needs. Whether you have an ongoing health condition or a new medical concern, if you’re looking for a physician and doctor’s office that truly cares about you and your health, call Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty in which physicians treat patients of all ages, from the very young to the very old and all ages in between. Family medicine doctors are trained to treat individual patients as well as whole families. They look at each patient with a broad lens, considering everything that’s affecting them and their condition.

Family physicians like Dr. Oza are trained to diagnose and treat all body systems and to care for a wide array of chronic diseases, acute illnesses, and injuries. They also provide care in preventive medicine, teaching patients about lifestyle strategies to help maintain an overall level of optimum health.

By focusing on treatments in a broader context and maintaining an awareness of the health of your entire family, Dr. Oza can provide medical solutions that are more comprehensive, extensive, and effective.

What is the difference between family medicine and other medical specialties?

Family medicine doctors like Dr. Oza are primary medical care physicians trained to care for patients of all ages and diagnose and treat all body systems and organs. Alternately, internists who practice internal medicine provide primary care to adults while pediatricians treat infants, children, and teenagers.

Medical specialists focus on one organ or body system such as an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) physician, also known as an otolaryngologist. Family medicine physicians refer patients to specialists as needed and are skilled at coordinating with them to ensure the best care possible.

What services do family medicine doctors provide?

Dr. Oza and the team at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center diagnose and treat numerous medical conditions and can counsel you on lifestyle strategies for achieving better health.

Acute illnesses

Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center provides care for acute health issues such as:

  • Asthma exacerbations
  • Bronchitis
  • Ear pain/ear infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Throat pain/throat infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Rashes

Dr. Oza and his team can also conduct lab testing for diagnostic purposes if you have an acute illness.

Chronic conditions and diseases

The team can provide ongoing care if you have a chronic health problem such as:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Skin conditions

Like with acute conditions, Dr. Oza can conduct lab testing to help diagnose or monitor chronic diseases.

Preventive medical services

Part of family medicine is heading off health problems before they develop in the first place. Preventive medical services provided include:

  • Immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) testing
  • Health risk assessments
  • Individualized healthy lifestyle counseling
  • Routine checkups/physicals for patients of all ages
  • Routine labs
  • Well-woman care

Start improving the health of your family today by scheduling an appointment with the family medicine specialists at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.