Family Medicine

Southwest General Hospital Physician Practice Designed to Meet Southside Community Need

Dedicated to serving the primary care needs of San Antonio’s Southside community, the new, bilingual practice of Jorge Estrada, MD, is accepting patients ages 16 and older with Medicare, Medicaid and most other forms of insurance.


The Health Collaborative

Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness


The Inside Scoop on HR Outsourcing

Many organizations are realizing cost savings, increased productivity, increased employee satisfaction and a sharpened focus on their core competencies by outsourcing some or all of their human resources (HR) responsibilities and tasks.


New Weight Loss Solutions Center at Southwest General Hospital Offers Bariatric Surgery and Total Body Enhancement

Nilesh Patel, MD, Medical Director of Bariatrics at Southwest General Hospital, and Deowall Chattar-Cora, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, collaborate to provide a life-affirming patient experience and superior outcomes.


Implementing an Effective 
MetS Program

Metabolic syndrome (MetS), defined by a group of symptoms that together raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and stroke, is becoming a health issue of increasing concern. MetS is tied closely to body weight, so as we see the rate of obesity rising, this syndrome is becoming more and more common. The American Heart Association estimates that 35 percent of U.S. adults have MetS.


Co-locating Makes Business and Service Sense: Shared Facilities Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness

In today’s fast-moving, multitasking society, convenience and accessibility are important factors for consumers making medical decisions. The idea of medical practitioners co-locating their services to make patients’ visits more efficient and effective isn’t new, but the trend is growing as more and more providers and patients realize the benefits of shared facilities.


Are You Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

For many people, building a custom home is a dream come true, but the complex financing, design and construction processes can be intimidating. However, a few steps can be taken to help you prepare for this incredible undertaking.


2013 Bexar County Community Health Assessment Provides Insight, Opportunities for Area Physicians

Community health assessments have become an integral part of community health. The Bexar County Community Health Assessment (CHA), issued every three years by The Health Collaborative (THC), has become a tool for helping Bexar County think about community health in a different way.