Seton Family of Doctors at Balcones Woods strives to provide the highest quality healthcare for patients in all stages of life. Our office takes pride in providing a medical home where you can count on us for excellent and compassionate care for the majority of your healthcare needs.
Our doctors and family nurse practitioners have received additional training in adult medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, allergy, gynecology, orthopedics and many other specialties. Our differences in training have allowed us to be supportive of each other and offer very broad services that can meet most family healthcare needs. We offer comprehensive well checks for all ages, including nutrition and supplement review, as well as well woman visits.
The Benefits of Integrative Medicine
The field of Integrative Health and Medicine emphasizes the integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine approaches with Traditional Medicine. This utilizes interprofessional healthcare which not only focuses on acute and chronic care, but also on prevention and improvement of well-being. This includes understanding the effects of human connection and touch on healing, as well as understanding how pollutants in our food, water and overall environment affect our health.
Integrative medicine physicians utilize the full spectrum of Traditional Western medicine, such as prescription drugs and radiological exams. However, they take a holistic approach and integrate a wide knowledge base into discussions of illness and health with patients. In addition, the integrative medicine breadth of knowledge includes the evidence for various supplements and “nutraceuticals.”
If you’re interested in learning more about integrative medicine and your health, give us a call to schedule an appointment! We urge all patients to consult with a healthcare provider before starting a supplement regimen.
About Our Team
Family medicine for physicians is a board-certified specialty requiring 3 years of residency training after receiving a medical degree. This training focuses on outpatient medicine. Family nurse practitioners are board-certified RNs who return to school to obtain a Master of Science in nursing, involving advanced learning and intense study. Family nurse practitioners are trained and certified to perform full evaluations and prescribe medications and treatments in an outpatient setting, under the supervision of a physician. In order to maintain board certification, both family physicians and family nurse practitioners have ongoing stringent continuing education requirements; family physicians are required to complete a minimum of 300 hours every 6 years.
In addition to being trained in adult medicine and pediatrics, family physicians and family nurse practitioners are trained in dermatology, allergy, gynecology, orthopedics, mental health care and many other specialties that allow family physicians and nurse practitioners to treat the whole person.