Patient Health Resources
Dr. Shepherd shares his five-point inspection to help patients stay as healthy as possible. Most can be tested and managed by simply scheduling a preventive check-up every year.
Medicare now covers two types of office visits — one when you are new to Medicare, and one each year after that. This is a free benefit for all patients with Medicare.
Wear and tear on your joints is a natural part of aging and can even occur earlier in life due to injury, overuse, obesity or genetics. Luckily, primary care doctors such as Jeff Svec, MD, exist to help relieve their pain without surgery.
A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by UT Health San Antonio.
UT Health San Antonio, University Health and Texas Biomedical Research Institute are reporting promising results following a minimally invasive procedure that dissolved abdominal fat in two patients.
Learn about the harmful effects of prolonged stress, how to recognize certain symptoms of bad stress, as well as techniques to manage stress from UT Health Physicians’ primary care providers.