Our clinic offers same-day sick visits and language translation services (Chinese, Korean and Spanish).
We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Cardiovascular Health
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Men’s Health
- Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
- Natural Thyroid Management
- Neurocognitive Testing
- Primary Care
- Sleep Apnea
- Urgent Care
- Internal Medicine Exams & Treatments
- Comprehensive Physicals
- In-Office Biopsy & Cryo Surgery
- In-Office Diagnostic Modalities
- Preventive Care
- Routine procedures
- Women’s Health
- Weight Management
- Tobacco Cessation
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” It affects approximately 40 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population, making it the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the country.
Many people who experience anxiety have more than one of the above, so some of those statistics overlap. However, it is easy to see how pervasive an issue like anxiety is – nearly 1 in 5 people struggle with it regularly. Anxiety disorders develop from a variety of compounding factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain focused and control impulsive behaviors. Those with ADHD might find themselves feeling restless and have a near-constant urge to be active and moving. Although it is frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, ADHD can continue well into adulthood, along with problems such as inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control.
At Legacy Primary Care, we are pleased to offer treatment options for those with ADHD. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and symptoms, or an adult who feels like this description sounds all too familiar, we are here to help. Living with ADHD can be challenging, regardless of the severity.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used to treat both men and women experiencing imbalances or drops in their naturally-occurring hormones. Hormones are responsible for most of your essential bodily functions, so when they are disrupted in any way, cascade effects across all your systems can ensue.
Symptoms that are common with menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss, weight gain, sleep issues, and low libido can be dramatically improved with BHRT. For many other conditions, BHRT can improve vitality, energy, mental clarity, mood, weight loss, and even muscle strength!
BHRT comes in several different forms, and at Legacy Primary Care, we carefully take into consideration your symptoms, medical conditions, and history before making a recommendation for a specific treatment.
One of your most vital vital-organs is your heart. Without it, the oxygen brought in by your lungs would not be carried to other organs, like your brain. Your body would have a challenging time fighting off infections and viruses because your blood is also responsible for delivering white blood cells where they are needed. Under our compassionate and thorough care, you can rest easy knowing we take every step we can to help you stay as healthy as possible. If you would like to improve your cardiovascular health, call our office at (214) 618-9715 or book an appointment online.
What Is Cardiovascular Health?
Cardiovascular health is the health of your heart and blood vessels. The prefix, cardio-, refers to the heart, while -vascular refers to the blood vessels. Together, these two make up your circulatory system, which is responsible for pumping and moving blood and oxygen throughout your entire body.
Concussions can be serious, life-altering injuries that can be hard to detect. If you have experienced a concussion, it is important to monitor your symptoms, even after the initial incident, as post-concussion symptoms usually don’t appear until 2-4 weeks after the concussion. Common symptoms include brain fog, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and sensitivity to light. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention at your closest Emergency Room.
Once the possibility of a brain bleed or other major health issue is ruled out, you will want to make an appointment at our office. Here we can conduct a thorough neurological exam that can point out exactly which parts of the brain have been damaged and our highly skilled team will be able to offer you treatment options based on your specific needs and condition. Common treatments we use include functional neurology, physiotherapy, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), vestibular rehabilitation, and chiropractic care.
A clinical diagnosis of depression covers a rather wide range of mood disorders that can vary in how they manifest and affect the patient. If you have been diagnosed with depression, or if you are struggling with symptoms of depression, Legacy Primary Care is here to help. Our compassionate staff understands that living with depression can be exhausting, and we want to not only treat the symptoms but help you, as a person, feel your best.
Depending on the type of depression and the cause, there are numerous treatment options we can explore to determine the one that will work best for you. Every person is unique and what works for one patient may not work for another, so we always consider the whole person before deciding how best to help you.
Diabetes is a common health concern that can alter a patient’s lifestyle and quality of life.
Here at Legacy Primary Care, we specialize in treating patients with diabetes and helping them manage their condition to best experience a happy and healthy life. Whether you are experiencing chronic fatigue, frequent urination, or suspect you may have nerve damage, we are here to help.
We provide diagnostic testing and various treatment options to help our patients manage their blood sugar levels.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Noting this, medical professionals often suggest that their aging patients or at-risk patients take an electrocardiogram, or EKG, test to check for signs of heart disease.
EKG tests are non-invasive, painless, safe and fast, and they help our doctors check things like heart rhythm and blood flow as well as diagnose previous heart attacks or anything else that seems abnormal. In the best case scenario, the EKG test confirms good heart health. However, if we see something abnormal, we will likely send you for further testing to get an idea of how to best treat or manage the issue.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be a dangerous condition as those who have it typically do not display symptoms. While those with high blood pressure may not experience any pain or discomfort, their condition could still be life-threatening.
Here at Legacy Primary Care, we are proud to provide services to best identify and address this issue in our patients. We can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes and prescribe medication to aid in the management of your condition and prevent stroke, heart attack, or other health complications.
Whether you have high cholesterol due to heredity or poor lifestyle habits, having routine cholesterol checks is important. Not only does this help to establish a healthy lifestyle, but also to help prevent other health complications such as a stroke or heart attack.
Here at Legacy Primary Care, we are here to help you maintain your cardiovascular health through routine examinations and blood testing. We will work with you to help establish healthy lifestyle and eating habits so that you can have a healthy heart and a healthy life.
Do you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, returning to sleep, or a combination thereof? If so, you may be experiencing insomnia, which is the most common sleep disorder in the United States. As many as 40 million Americans suffer from it every year. Although it can affect men and women and children of all ages, it tends to be more prevalent in women and older adults.
Acute insomnia occurs suddenly and briefly, lasting from one night to a few weeks, and is often due to a particular circumstance, such as an upcoming important or stressful event.
Chronic insomnia, on the other hand, is when you have sleep trouble falling, staying, or returning to sleep at least three nights per week for at least three months straight.
Additionally, there are two types of insomnia: primary, which means it isn’t linked to any other health condition, and secondary, in which the insomnia is a result of another condition such as asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, heartburn, pain, medication, or substance use.
At Legacy Primary Care, we provide comprehensive men’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.
- Evaluation & Treatments of Enlarged Prostate
- Treatment of Acute Prostatitis, Testicular Pain and/or Urythritis (Pain on Urination +/- Discharge)
- Medical Options Available for Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction
What are the biggest concerns regarding men’s health?
As a group, men tend to avoid discussing their health or any concerns they have with anyone, including their doctors. However, putting off physical exams and preventive screens can allow underlying conditions to progress if left untreated. As men age, there are several common conditions that men are at higher risk of developing and they include:
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver disease
- Low testosterone disorders
- Prostate cancer
Though some conditions increase risk with age, it is important to receive regular medical care regardless of how old you are.
Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
The microbiome is a collective term for the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi found throughout our bodies. While some of these are responsible for disease, many more are vital to the proper functionality of the brain, immune system, heart, weight, digestion, and more. A large portion of these exist in our intestines, specifically in a “pocket” in the large intestine called the cecum. This “pocket” is referred to as the gut microbiome and includes over 2,000 different species of bacteria alone.
Many are surprised to know that the human body is made up of approximately 40 trillion bacterial cells, but only 30 trillion human cells! These 40 trillion bacteria weigh as much as your brain (2-5 pounds) and essentially function as an extra organ of the body by aiding in numerous bodily functions. Your gut microbiome is an integral part of your health, and without it, it would be difficult to survive.
Migraines are a recurring kind of headache, usually affecting one side of the head and characterized by their severity. They often have unique symptoms like sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, weakness, and visual anomalies like arcs of light. These symptoms are usually exacerbated by movement, and many find some relief by laying in a dark, quiet room until the migraine subsides. Afterward, during a period called the “postdrome,” you may feel exhausted, weak, and even confused for up to a day.
There are 4 main factors that contribute to the onset of a migraine: Hormonal, Nutritional, Musculoskeletal and Neurological. These 4 factors encompass several known triggers that can vary widely from one person to another.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which the patient experiences overwhelming and uncontrollable daytime drowsiness, either with or without cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone). Unfortunately, there is no cure for narcolepsy, but at Legacy Primary Care, we can help you manage your symptoms through the use of medication and recommended lifestyle changes.
Additionally, those with narcolepsy often suffer from other sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia. Although the exact causes of narcolepsy are still not well understood, it is likely due to a combination of factors including brain chemistry or genetics.
Natural Thyroid Management
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck below the cartilage known as Adam’s apple. As part of the endocrine system, the thyroid produces two main hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones influence every single cell in your body. From how your body metabolizes fats and carbohydrates, to temperature regulation and heart rate, to the production of protein – thyroid hormones are center stage.
Two primary problems can occur with your thyroid – overproduction of thyroid hormones called hyperthyroidism, including Graves’ disease; and, underproduction of thyroid hormones called hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto’s disease. In most cases, thyroid problems can be well-managed when properly diagnosed and treated.
At Legacy Primary Care, we are pleased to offer CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS) to our patients. CNSVS is a computerized neurocognitive battery comprised of seven tests:
- Verbal memory
- Visual memory
- Finger tapping
- Symbol digit coding
- Stroop test
- Shifting attention test
- Continuous performance test
These tests are used as a clinical evaluation tool, which help us to screen for conditions such as ADHD, memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. The test utilizes comprehensive, evidence-based data to assess the patient’s responses for signs of particular conditions or disorders. It is sensitive enough to detect even the slightest cognitive impairments with millisecond precision. Because CNSVS is so reliable in terms of replicability, it is also a useful tool for creating a baseline for patients and monitoring changes over time. Additionally, we can use this baseline as a way of checking the effectiveness of prescribed medication and cognitive behavior therapy over time.
The P-Shot®, also known as the Priapus Shot®, is known for utilizing blood-derived factors to rejuvenate the penis. Here at Legacy Primary Care, we are proud to offer these services to our male clients.
P-Shot® is an excellent option for men who have lost function due to health complications such as prostate cancer, diabetes, or other conditions that impact sexual performance and function. The treatment lasts only about 15 minutes and uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from a sample of the patient’s blood to help promote the growth of new cells and rejuvenate damaged tissue.
Results will vary from patient to patient, but most experience firmer, longer-lasting erections, increased sensitivity during sexual activity, and an increase in the length and girth of the penis.
What is primary care?
Primary care is a go-to medical home for every patient. Our practice serves a wide range of health problems from injuries and illness to chronic health conditions that may require ongoing management.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Well visits and physicals
- Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses
- Managing chronic illness or conditions
- Nutritional guidance and weight loss care
- Prevention screenings and examinations
- Chronic pain
- Immune system disorders
- Opioid addiction treatment
When do I need primary care services?
Even when you’re in good health, you may still need to come into our office for annual physicals. Physicals are essential to ensuring your body is functioning properly and to monitor any potential changes that may be early signs of a health concern.
In addition to physicals, we also offer regular women’s and men’s preventative health screenings and exams. Preventive care is important to keeping you healthy and lowering your risk for potential infections and diseases.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where a person stops breathing throughout sleeping often occurring repeatedly. Many people may be unaware they even have it, especially if you sleep alone. Signs you may have sleep apnea include frequent snoring and waking feeling tired, even after a full night’s sleep. At Legacy Primary Care, we offer treatment for sleep apnea, which can ease your symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
If you feel that you are suffering from any of these symptoms, or someone you share a room with has mentioned that you do any or all of the above, please call our office at (214) 618-9715 for an appointment. In many cases, a sleep study will need to be conducted before a diagnosis of sleep apnea can be made. Treatment may include the use of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), oral device, or in more extreme cases – surgery to remove or shrink tissue or reposition the jaw.
With the help of telemedicine we are able to bring our services to you, overcoming the barriers of time, distance, and even illness so that you have access to your provider when you need it most.
Telemedicine allows us to deliver a unique consultation experience to you remotely using HIPAA compliant video conferencing tools. This service allows you to connect to your provider with ease in a timely manner, and is designed with the patient in mind to be very user-friendly. Virtual consultations can be done using devices that most patients have easy access to such as a smartphone or a computer with a built-in video camera, so you won’t need to worry about having any specialized equipment.
Using our telemedicine service is simple, and our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about utilizing this service prior to your appointment.
Here at Legacy Primary Care, we know that emergency situations can be overwhelming and scary at times. We also know how important it is to have a provider you trust to assist in these situations.
We are proud to offer urgent care services here in our office, so you can save yourself the hassle and frustration of visiting the emergency room. With same-day appointments, on-site testing, and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, we are your one-stop shop when you need us most.
Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness or feeling off-balance often caused by inner ear problems such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. This sensation is commonly associated with head and neck injuries, strokes, tumors, medications, and migraines. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly why you feel dizzy or light-headed as the root cause of these symptoms can vary case by case.
Here at Legacy Primary Care, we can identify the cause of your symptoms and appropriately address your condition to help you find relief. Treatment can vary depending on your type of dizziness and how long you’ve dealt with your condition, but we can ensure that our team of professionals will be able to help you find relief and improvement in your quality of life.
Internal Medicine Exams & Treatments
- Smoker’s Cough
- Sinus Allergies
- Panic Disorders
- Common Warts
- Heart Disease
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- High Blook Pressure
- Enlarged Prostate
- Underactive Thyroid
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue
- Morbid Obesity
- Early Depression
- And more!
- Hepatitis A & B Vaccines
- Pneumonia Vaccine (Pneumovax)
- Infuenza (Flu) Vaccine
- Tetanus Vaccine
- Malaria Prevention
- Prevention of Traveler’s Diarreah
- Tuberculosis Exposure (PPD) Testing
Routine procedures Include:
- Intramuscular injections of antibiotics, steroid, Vit B12 and male hormone replacement
- Intravenous Hydration
- Nebulizer Therapies
- Trigger point injection
- Joint aspiration and steroid injection