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By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
November 23, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: Sports Physicals  

As your health care providers in Missouri City, TX, the team at Rocky Creek Family Medicine delivers the services you need to be well and to participate in the life activities you love. If one of your family members needs a sports physical, Dr. Deirdre McMullen or Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury can provide this important health assessment so athletes participate in team and individual sports safely.

The PPE

The pre-participation physical exam, or PPE, qualifies the prospective athlete for school or organized sports. Most school districts require them for a wide range of team sports. However, regardless of the requirement, this evaluation yields important information about health status and fitness for strenuous physical activity.

In addition, Dr. McMullen or Dr. Choudhury can help a young athlete train safely, and she can make adjustments to medications and other ongoing treatments for chronic conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Diabetes

She'll also caution teen athletes about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs and about over-training. For instance, girls who over-train may develop female athlete triad which includes menstrual problems, thin bones, and inadequate nutrition/eating habits, reports KidsHealth.

What it involves

At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, the doctor does a full physical assessment with every PPE. That includes:

  • A review of medical and family history and of current medications
  • Measurement of height, weight, and vital signs
  • Evaluation of hearing and vision
  • Chest auscultation to evaluate the heart and lungs
  • Assessment of muscle strength and reflexes
  • Determination of stage of puberty

Additionally, the physician will bring immunizations up to date and complete the documents needed by the school or organization.

If something requires treatment...

If a PPE uncovers a problem, Dr. Choudhury or Dr. McMullen will assist you with proper treatment or referral to an outside medical specialist. Because we are a family medicine practice in Missouri City, TX, we are your medical home, helping you get the proper care you need when you need it.

Finally...

Make sure you or your youngster get a sports physical every year so your paperwork is current and you know all is well for safe participation in athletic activity. Call Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, at  (281) 206-0068 today to arrange a PPE with Dr. Deirdre McMullen or Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
September 21, 2020
Category: Medical

We think runway-model slimness should be our goal but the truth is, optimal weight varies from one person to another. Medical weight loss helps people achieve the best healthy version of themselves. Dr. Deirdre McMullen, Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury, and Dr. Hillary Spears offer their Missouri City, TX, patients the help they need to look and feel better at Rocky Creek Family Medicine.

What's the importance of receiving medical weight loss help?

Our obsession with being thin drives people to unhealthy lifestyles. Bulimia and anorexia are just two examples of the starvation fad that leads to malnutrition and death. Stop listening to magazine covers and celebrity diets, and instead reach out to Rocky Creek Family Medicine for a healthy weight loss regimen custom made for you.

Your Missouri City doctor evaluates your health, discusses positive changes and proceeds by utilizing the physician-supervised weight loss program to help patients safely reach a healthy weight.

The primary goal is to break food addictions, reach a healthy target weight quickly and help maintain their weight loss permanently. The best way to do this is by educating patients on what foods are healthy, how to create healthy habits and how to create an atmosphere at home that encourages a healthy lifestyle

What is truSculpt iD?

Doctors realize that with individualized weight loss plans, some people need more than just diet and exercise. truSculpt iD is a non-surgical, body-sculpting treatment that permanently eliminates stubborn fat cells. This procedure is best for adult men and women, and typically takes 15-to-30 minutes.

Multiple areas can be treated in a single 15-minute session, which people say feels like a hot stone massage. Your body temperature rises but not too much. So you still feel comfortable. The treatment area appears warm and flushed for less than one hour, and may be extra sensitive for a few days but you'll be able to resume normal activities and exercise.

Results are visible within 12 weeks and additional treatments may be required.

Who should you contact?

If you'd like to learn more about medical weight loss, contact Dr. Deirdre McMullen, Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury, and Dr. Hillary Spears at Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, by calling 281-206-0068 today.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
April 27, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: Family Medicine  

Family medicine offers many benefits and emphasizes overall well being, including physical, mental, and emotional health. Additionally, family medicine provides services for patients of any age so every member of your family can access the care they need. At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, our experienced physicians, Dr. Deirdre McMullen, Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury, and Dr. Hillary Spears, can help your family stay healthy. Although we have reduced hours due to COVID-19, we are still open from 8am to 12pm weekdays.

Family Medicine Services

We provide a wide range of medical and healthcare services for patients of all ages at our family medicine practice in Missouri City, TX. Whether your children are due for a routine wellness exam or the entire family needs flu shots, we can meet your needs. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Treatment of the flu, colds, and strep throat
  • Wellness exams and checkups
  • Sports and annual physicals
  • Women’s health screenings
  • Pediatric care
  • Immunizations

Another component of family medicine is preventative care, which focuses on helping you maintain optimal health and preventing illness or disease. In addition to preventative care services, family medicine also includes managing the symptoms of chronic or existing conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Benefits of Family Medicine

Family medicine delivers several benefits. One primary benefit is the convenience of being able to receive essential medical care for every member of your family at one location. Family medicine provides a full range of medical services for patients of any age. The ability to schedule appointments for multiple family members at the same medical office can also save time and travel. Plus, everyone’s medical records will be available in one location.

An additional benefit of family medicine is that children and teens can continue receiving medical care at the same practice and with the same doctors even as they outgrow pediatric care. This can be a huge advantage for your kids since they can continue being treated by doctors they are comfortable with and who know their medical history.

Family medicine is an excellent choice for meeting the healthcare needs of everyone in your household. To schedule appointments for anyone in your family with Dr. McMullen, Dr. Choudhury, or Dr. Spears during our reduced hours, please call Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, at (281) 206-0068.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
March 25, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: Weight Loss  

You can't turn on the television, open a magazine, or drive down a highway without seeing an advertisement for what claims to be the best way to lose weight. If you've tried these methods with no success, you're not alone. At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, Texas, we have trained professionals guiding you through the process of weight loss using individualized treatment plans. In this post, you'll learn how Dr. Deirdre McMullen, Dr. Hillary Spears and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury are helping their patients lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Drawbacks to being overweight

Being overweight or obese puts you at a much higher risk for life-threatening problems like diabetes, heart attacks, or strokes. Sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancers are also directly linked to excessive weight. Obesity can make normal, everyday tasks like driving a car or walking to the mailbox difficult, which can have a negative impact on your mental health and confidence in yourself. In short, a medical weight loss program designed for you by your Missouri City physician can improve all aspects of your health.

What medical weight loss can do for you

At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, we believe in a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We start by evaluating your eating habits to cut out any negative patterns and introduce more healthful foods. An appropriate exercise plan is also integrated into your life. For those who have stubborn areas of fat cell accumulation (often under the chin, the inner arms, the lower abdomen, and the upper thighs), we offering a revolutionary, non-surgical way to dissolve those cells permanently, leaving you with a more toned and slimmed down appearance. Body sculpting is a great way to enhance your weight loss journey.

If you're ready to make medical weight loss part of your new year, contact Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, Texas to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Deirdre McMullen or Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury today. We can be reached at (281) 206-0068.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
December 23, 2019
Category: Medical
Tags: Weight Loss  

While deciding to lose weight can be a healthy, positive, and empowering decision, we also understand how frustrating it can be when you don’t see the results you want. If you find yourself developing stigmas around eating or feeling like you’re starving all the time, this is a recipe for an unhealthy and potentially dangerous lifestyle. Fortunately, here at Rocky Creek Family Medicine, Dr. McMullen, Dr. Choudhury, and their medical team want to help you shape the perfect body while also shaping a more confident future.

Our Missouri City physicians have received extensive medical weight loss training that provides patients with an easy-to-follow, doctor-supervised treatment that doesn’t involve surgery or other invasive measures. This physician-lead weight loss program is also individually tailored to each patient’s needs and goals. Everyone requires different things to stay healthy and the same rings true for weight loss. For a weight loss program to be successful, it must have the patient’s health, goals, and needs in mind at all times. This is where non-doctor-supervised weight loss programs often fall flat.

What to Expect

When you come into our office, the goal of your weight-loss consultation is to,

  • Understand your needs and goals with regards to weight loss
  • Go through your medical history to understand certain factors that could affect your ability to lose weight effectively (e.g. thyroid diseases)
  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination

In some cases, patients may come into our Missouri City office with health problems such as diabetes or high cholesterol that they don't even know they have. Through these discoveries, we can also provide you with the medications you need to get your conditions under control, likely improving your chances of losing weight.

After our physicians have gone through any findings, they will discuss a treatment plan that is designed specifically to help you lose weight safely and successfully. Some of these strategies often involve a combination of meal replacement plans and behavioral modifications (e.g. exercise and diet). Sometimes, weight loss medications and supplements may also be prescribed. By having a doctor not just create your plan, but also continue to monitor you regularly, we can help you stay on the right path and tweak any issues that you might experience along the way to ensure that you receive the results you want.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are interested in talking with a doctor about a weight loss plan that will fit your needs, then call Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, today at (281) 206-0068.





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