Family Medicine

Starling Clinic

Primary Care located in Plano, TX & Texarkana, TX

If you’re searching for high-quality family health care that’s as comprehensive and personal as it is accessible and convenient, look no further than Starling Clinic in Texarkana and Plano, Texas. Led by Rabia Khan, MD, the team at Starling Clinic provides a full scope of primary care services for patients of all ages, including annual well-child checkups, same-day sick visits, adult physicals, and routine health screenings. Call the office or click online to schedule an appointment today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What’s family medicine?

Family medicine physicians are primary care specialists who are trained to meet the various health needs of every member of your family, ranging from young infants to older adults. 

Many primary care physicians choose to dedicate themselves to one specialty — some are internists who practice adult medicine, while others are pediatricians who provide care for babies, children, and adolescents.  

Family medicine practitioners are unique among primary care physicians in that they’re fully trained in adult medicine as well as pediatrics and are able to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages.

What kind of pediatric services are available?

The team at Starling Clinic provides the same level of attentive pediatric primary care as you’d expect from a board-certified pediatrician. As such, they offer a full scope of pediatric services, including:

  • Complete newborn care
  • Regular well-child checkups
  • Developmental screenings
  • Scheduled immunizations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Acute care and sick visits
  • Urgent care for minor injuries

From providing ongoing care for children with asthma and allergies to treating acute illness and performing sports physicals, the family medicine specialists at Starling Clinic can meet all your child’s health needs as they grow and develop.  

Does family medicine cover adolescent care?

Adolescent care is an important area of family medicine that addresses the specific health needs of pre-teens and teenagers. This subspecialty of pediatrics can cover pre-adolescents as young as 10 and older adolescents up to the age of 19. 

In addition to providing conventional primary and preventive care services like annual wellness exams and vaccinations, adolescent medicine covers the physical, mental, behavioral, and reproductive health issues that typically affect adolescents as they transition from childhood to adulthood. This includes: 

  • Puberty and developmental concerns
  • Reproductive health and sexuality 
  • Nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders
  • Acne and other common skin issues 

Family medicine physicians are also trained to help adolescent patients deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem.  

Which adult medicine services are available?

The team at Starling Clinic also provides a complete range of adult medicine services, including annual physicals, preventive health screenings, as-needed acute care, and chronic disease management. Adult medicine services include:

  • Annual well-woman exams
  • Routine men’s health exams   
  • Vaccinations, including flu shots
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Chronic disease management
  • Obesity treatment and weight loss
  • Nutrition and lifestyle counseling 
  • Geriatric and elder care

To learn more about the family medicine services available Starling Clinic, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.