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By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
June 23, 2021
Category: Medical

Your physical health is important to you, and you take care of your body so that it takes care of you. But as we age, our best efforts may be thwarted by hormonal changes that can alter just about every aspect of our wellbeing. Pellet hormone therapy can help by restoring testosterone, allowing you to regain a balance. To find out if pellet hormone therapy is right for you, get in contact with your Missouri City, TX, professionals, Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine.

Hormones and Your Health

Testosterone levels in our body tend to peak when we're in our teens and will decline in adulthood. For men, it can happen after around the age of 30, and for women, hormonal imbalance typically occurs in menopause. Not having enough testosterone can cause physical and mood changes. Such as impacting muscle growth, bone density, and contributing to symptoms of fatigue and concentration, among many others.

Pellet hormone therapy employs small pellets which are implanted under the skin. These pellets release testosterone at a controlled level over a period of time, typically months. This is done so that testosterone is absorbed in a gradual way, as too much at once can have its own set of side effects. Finding the right balance can take some time, but for many pellet hormone therapy has been very helpful in treating their low testosterone symptoms.

Pellet Hormone Therapy in Missouri City, TX

The procedure itself involves some local anesthesia to insert the very small pellets under the skin, usually around the hip area. The pellets have the appearance of a grain of rice and are only slightly bigger. The treatment needs to be repeated every few months, making it possible to adjust the dosage based on your individual results.

If you are looking for help in dealing with hormone imbalance, pellet hormone therapy may be for you. For a consultation contact Dr. McMullen and Dr. Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, by dialing (281) 206-0068.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
February 19, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox  

Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine can administer Botox injections for patients looking to achieve a younger appearance. Botox has become more readily available, but is it right for you? Read about Botox injections and see if we can help you achieve a softer, younger appearance.

Botox can soften wrinkles and help you achieve a more youthful look. Your doctor in Missouri City, TX, provides Botox to help with the following issues and more:

  • Crow's feet
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Forehead lines

Botox injections are a way to achieve a softer appearance without plastic surgery. Botox is made from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum in a refined, safe form. Botox injections precisely target the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It stops the contractions in your muscles, forcing them to relax. When the muscles are relaxed, the skin over them appears smoother.

Getting a Botox injection is relatively painless. The needle used is very small and you feel a small pinch or prick with the injection. There are very few side effects, mainly a brief swelling or redness at the injection site. The injection begins to work after a couple of days, but it may be up to a week before you see the complete effects of the injection.

There is drastic plastic surgery available that is meant to completely change your appearance. Botox injections gently soften wrinkles and fine lines to achieve a softer, younger look that's still you.

There is maintenance recommended with Botox injections. The average injection lasts about three months, and we would recommend that you continue to schedule injections every three to six months.

Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury of Rocky Creek Family Medicine provide Botox injections and help patients achieve a younger appearance. Contact us in Missouri City, TX, at (281) 206-0068.

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.





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