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Family Medical Center Cosmetic Services

Family Medical Center is happy to offer new Cosmetic Services. Our new Nurse Practitioner, Galina Warren, has extensive experience in Cosmetic Dermatology. These are offered at fee-for-service pricing and are not covered by insurance. If you are looking for a younger look, smoother skin, or removal of annoying lesions, please call for an appointment. Family Medical Center Cosmetic Services Pricing Microdermabrasion- $75/treatment or $300 for 5 treatments Chemical Peel- $85/treatment Emergency Pimple Treatment- $25 for the 1st pimple + $5 each additional pimple Cosmetic Liquid Nitrogen for seborrheic keratosis- $150 for up to 15 lesions Skin Tag Removal- $150 up […]

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!

At Family Medical Center, we love to see you smile!! Last week, our entire staff participated in “Fun Week” with some crazy costume themes.¬† We had Pajama Day, Silly Hair/Hat Day, Crazy Feet Day, Spirit Day, and Twin Day. There were some curious looks from the patients, but when they learned that our goal was to warm their hearts, they were thrilled to see our staff in their funny costumes. Even Dr. Foster, Dr. Reinhart, and Dr. Coldwater got in on the game! Our staff- Diana, Tammy, Kristin, Stacey, Marie, Laurie, and our PA student, Sara- are always professional and […]

Prescription Refills

Do you need your prescription refilled? Do you know if there are still refills at the pharmacy? The easiest way to get your routine medications refilled is to call your pharmacy. It may take 48-72 hours (during the week) to refill your medicine, so please don’t wait until your medication is empty! When you call your pharmacy, if there are no refills available on your prescription, they will FAX a request to your doctor and we will return the new prescription to them electronically. NO waiting on hold!! Calling Family Medical Center for your prescription refill¬† may take more of […]

Flu Vaccines at Family Medical Center

Family Medical Center will be offering Flu Vaccine Clinics on several dates- Saturday, 9/21/2013 from 9 am- 11 am Thursday, 9/26/2013 from 5 pm – 7 pm Saturday, 10/5/2013 from 10 am – 12 pm Tuesday, 10/8/2013 from 5 pm – 7 pm This will be a walk-in clinic so first-come, first served. For our fee-for-service patients, the cost will be Age 6 mo – 35 mo $25.00 Age 3 yr – 18 yr $25.00 Age 18 yr – 64 yr $25.00 Age 65 yr + $45.00

New changes

Family Medical Center has had some recent changes in staff. Taskina Masud, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner has left to continue her practice elsewhere. We appreciate all her help with her pediatric patients over the last 2 years. We wish her well. Thanks, Taskina!! Amy Kowalski, Clinical Nurse Specialist, has left Family Medical Center to be closer to her family. We will certainly miss her and have enjoyed working with her. We will be looking for a new provider to help with adult medicine and women’s health care as soon as possible. Thank you for everything, Amy!! Kristin Galaviz, MA, has joined […]

Well Check Time!!

School is nearly back in session. Time to get your child a Well Child Check Up and update any vaccines!! A yearly Well Child Visit is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to evaluate your child’s growth and development, identify any concerns, and discuss healthy habits with you and your child. Please call NOW for a Well Child Visit. Please bring your copy of the vaccine records so we can make sure everything is up to date and ready for school!!  

Free Heart Screening

Free Heart Screening for Young Athletes at the Heart Hospital of Austin. Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition that affects 1 in 500 student athletes per year, often without warning. Saturday 8/10/13 8-12pm Ages 14-18 (must have parent or guardian consent). Appointments required- call 512-478-3627. HeartHospitalofAustin.com

Transitions- John Drobnica leaving Family Medical Center

John P. Drobnica, Physician Assistant, has left Family Medical Center effective March 1, 2013. He will be continuing his practice as Commander for the Texas Medical Command for the Army National Guard. We will certainly miss him, but wish him continued success. Dr. Steven Foster has written this letter to inform John’s patients of his departure: Dear Patients, It is with some sadness, a sense of pride and dutiful understanding, that I announce the departure of John P. Drobnica, Physician Assistant from Family Medical Center effective March 1, 2013. As many already know, John returned from his second combat tour […]

Safe Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays?? Be safe!! Wear seat belts and make sure all children are buckled into the appropriate car seats. Booster seats should be used for older children until they are 4 1/2 feet tall. On the road, stop frequently for stretching breaks and to prevent fatigue. Get a good night’s sleep before travelling and take turns driving if possible. Plan your trip with a few alternate routes in case of major traffic delays. Allow enough time so that you won’t feel rushed. Stay calm and drive defensively to avoid frustrations. If transporting food items, make sure to keep […]

Thanksgiving Day

Family Medical Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on 11/22. We will be open from 8:30am – 12pm on Friday 11/23. If you have an emergency when the office is closed, please call and leave a message for the Adult or Pediatric provider and we will call you back promptly. Certainly, if you have a severe emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room immediately. Please call us early for an appointment next week so that you can be seen when you wish. Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!!