bestcare-logo-white
Patient portal buttonCreate, update or modify your health record and patient info online. Call for your access code.
building-exterior

BestCare Blog

Insight and tips on keeping yourself and others healthy.

Spring 2014

Posted by on in Blog
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 1476
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

It has not been an easy spring this year with the flu season lasting longer than usual. This time of year most patients are dealing with allergies due to everything in bloom.

Allergies usually presents with itchy/watery eyes, headaches, runny nose/congestion, scratchy throat, post nasal drainage, and cough. Allergies can be treated with antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, nasal sprays, cough meds and even immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy is treatment for those patients that have been tested and diagnosed with allergies to environmental issues and/or foods. Allergy testing consists of small skin pricks forming a wheal with different allergens that is measured over a short period of time. The size of the wheal determines how allergic the patient is to the allergan. Once a patient is tested and allergies detected, a serum can be made specific to the allergens for that patient to be given on a schedule to build up their immunity to their allergies. Allergy testing and the immunotherapy is available at the clinic with Amy Davis, allergy technologist with United Allergy Systems.

So if you are suffering from "chronic" allergy issues that are not relieved with over the counter or prescription medications, call and schedule an appointment today to be evaluated and treated so that you can get back to enjoying living again.

0

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest
Guest Friday, 18 August 2017

But the most important ears
belong to the doctor.

look-in-ear

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

(972) 240-1789

David Carlson, MD

david-carlson-md

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

The best medicine starts
with being heard.

medicine

No one since the beginning of time has ever cured anyone by ignoring them. When doctors really listen, patients recover faster.

(972) 240-1789

Josanne Howard, PA

josanne-and-staff

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. 
More...

Lauren Page, PA

lauren-page

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

Meet our staff

staff

Meet the friendly and experienced medical staff who make the challenge of getting well easy and fast. 
More...

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

Clean & Germ-Free Spaces

clean-waiting-room

We are dedicated to providing truly professional medical care in a clean, germ-free space.  More...

 

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

david-carlson-md

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...