Family Medicine

Physicians Hearing Network: Providing a Unique Service to Physicians and Patients

Hearing loss is the second most prevalent health issue globally. The number of people with hearing loss is more than those living with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and diabetes combined, according to the Hearing Health Foundation. Unfortunately, hearing loss can go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated for years because it is a gradual process that people rarely notice immediately.


Physicians Hearing Network Revolutionizing Where Patients Access Hearing Healthcare Services

Physicians Hearing Network (PHN) is the only program of its kind, offering innovative audiology and hearing aid services within the office space of primary care providers throughout the United States.


San Antonio Has a New Designation: Dementia Friendly City

If you look at our city’s greatest successes, they have been accomplished by individuals and groups working together toward a common goal. A great example of this is the announcement that San Antonio is now a Dementia Friendly City.


Is the Direct Primary Care Model for You?


Dina Petrutsas, CPA

Many physicians may recall years ago when commercial insurance payers paid a percentage above the CMS Allowable, and Medicare was one of their lowest payers. Today, for many small groups and solo physician offices, Medicare is their best payer. This change has caused...


Following a Different Model of Care

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) focus on improving the patients’ health and experience while reducing costs.


New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Could Detect Cancer Early, Save Lives

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued new guidance on PSA testing for the early detection of prostate cancer that may help thousands of men each year.

Previously recommending against screening, after considering new information, the Task Force has now concluded...


American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection

A new study released in March found that many men receiving prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing do so without a comprehensive shared decision-making process, contrary to current guidelines. The American Cancer Society study, appearing in Annals of Family Medicine, finds that in both 2010 and 2015 about six in 10 men who reported recent PSA testing said they had received at least one component of shared decision making with their healthcare providers. Meanwhile, only 1 in 10 with no PSA test reported receiving any component of shared decision making in both 2010 and 2015.


University Medicine Associates: Caring for the Community

With more than 150 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing care to patients in more than 22 locations in the San Antonio area, University Medicine Associates is one of the largest provider groups around — and arguably among the least well-known.


A Lifetime of Women’s Health at UT Medicine

Providing adolescent and general gynecology, infertility solutions, cancer treatment, urogynecologic services, and care for healthy and high-risk pregnancies, the UT Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology practice is equipped to meet women’s health needs at all stages of life.


Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content (RET-He): Clinical Value of a Key Parameter in Reticulocyte Evaluation

The complete blood count (CBC) with reticulocytes, one of the most frequently ordered lab tests, may be underutilized by physicians for diagnostic purposes.