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About Us

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The Bestcare Family Medical Center has been serving the greater Dallas community for more than 25 years. From the start we have always been a family medical center and for a very good reason.

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  Bestcare's friendly staff are here to help you get well.

One of the most important skills of any physician is diagnosis. Correct diagnosis depends on having enough correct information.

These days there are more and more corporations trying to cash in on medical industry. They set up clinics staffed by a stable of various doctors and medical personnel. When you come in you will be assigned to whomever is on duty at that time. You are likely to never see that same heath provider again. And for sure, they do not know you.

Now not all health care is that complicated, but why not have a doctor you knows you? That's where the concept of a family doctor comes in. But it goes beyond even that.

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Bestcare's service is fast and efficient.  

Traditionally, a family doctor didn't just know you. He also knew your parents, sisters and brothers; i.e., he knew your entire family and all their medical histories. Now when someone like that performs a diagnosis, he is drawing on a much larger body of useful and correct information from which to conclude (A) what ill your symptoms correspond to and (B) the best treatment and dosage to treat it.

This becomes important especially where an illness or malady runs in the family. Often the medical record from a brother or sister, mother or father holds the key to successful resolution of a health problem. That's why we say having a family doctor is like having a doctor in the family.

Exam Room Themes

Each of our exam rooms is decorated in a theme to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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Italy-themed exam room.   Film-themed exam room.
     
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Music-themed exam room.   Ocean-themed exam room.

Expert care + unique decor makes BestCare fun

As an avid collector of antiques and collectibles, Dr. Carlson presents many of his favorites at BestCare. These change all the time, so there's always something new to see and enjoy!

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An original Batmobile from the 1950s.   An antique penny arcade in the waiting room.
     
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Original hand-drawn artwork used to produce Mad Magazine's much-beloved Spy vs. Spy cartoons.

But the most important ears
belong to the doctor.

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A doctor's eyes can tell him a lot. His ears can tell him more. Because listening and healing go hand in hand.

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Medical Records

We maintain secure digital files and extensive hardcopy medical records with notes from Dr. Carlson for all patients providing vital insight. If knowledge is power, medical knowlege means greater power to prevent, dianose and heal illnesses... something you can't get from an emergency room or commercial walk-in clinic where you enter as a stranger. There is just no subsitute for a family practice where the doctor knows you.

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David Carlson, MD

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Dr. David Carlson, Bestcare Medical Director, has been serving the community for more than 25 years.
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Josanne Howard, PA

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Educated in Texas and Pennsylvania, Josanne Howard, PA (left) brings warmth, a positive attitude and and broad knowledge as a seasoned veteran of emergency and urgent care. 
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Lauren Page, PA

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Lauren Page graduated from UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and is a trusted member of the Bestcare team whom our patients love! 
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Bestcare Services

Primary Care

General illnesses
Immunizations
Annual physicals
School physicals
Well-woman exams
Pregnancy tests
Flu shots and flu tests
Medical check-ups
HIV screenings
Depression
EKGs
Check-ups

 

Urgent Care

X-rays
Minor emergencies
Accidental injuries
Scrapes and lacerations
Strains and sprains
Physical therapy
Eye injuries
Foreign body removals
Burns
Contusions
Internal fractures
Chemical exposure

 

Having a family doctor is like having a doctor in the family

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It's no accident D Magazine named us the "Best Doctors in Dallas" for Family Medicine. For more than 20 years, we've been healing, mending and making Texans well in a meticulously clean facility. When you come to BestCare you'll see the friendly face of a doctor you know. BestCare Family Medical Center is easy to get to and offers two choices: Our Urgent Care Center takes walk-ins—no appointment necessary. Or set an appointment online or by phone for Primary Care. Have a daytime job? We'll see you over lunch, after work or on weekends. Our in-house X-rays and lab work are less expensive, too!   Learn more...

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  • Avoid the long waits and hassles of emergency room x-rays when you need walk-in emergency care in Garland.
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  • You can come to Bestcare for minor emergencies including all manner of non-life-threatening medical situations.
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  • We provide allergy testing and Immunotherapy treatment to alleviate or eliminate your allergy symptoms.
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  • Flu shots and tests. Immunizations. Flu shots take time to work, get yours in August and September.
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  • We test to diagnose sniffles, sore throat and coughs using our own lab facilities right on premises.  You can come
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  • Medical Checkups, annual physicals, school physicals. Wellness Physical. Well-Woman exams.
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  • For 25 years, Bestcare has treated children of all ages. In addition to being medical professionals, we also parents.
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  • Heart disease is often avoidable. Following a heart-healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated.
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  • We provide discrete treatment for sexual transmitted diseases including HIV screening and treatment.
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  • Mammograms, pregnancy testing, pap smears, and more to protect women's health.
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  • As people age, they often experience varying kinds of aches and pains, from headaches to acid reflux.
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  • Dr. David Carlson can teach you everything you need to know about diabetes.
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  • We can help smokers quit with medications that work. Feel better right away and enjoy better health.
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  • In April 2013, a medical journal called Annals of Allergy, Asthma
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  • It’s best to treat any eye injury as a potential emergency.  Some types of infections can cause serious harm in
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  • Obesity is a medical problem that we can help you overcome.
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