Special Services

We treat a number of chronic diseases including diabetes.

We know that sometimes the unexpected happens and you might need medical care for a number of reasons. Because of this, we offer a variety of services, making us a one stop shop for many of your health needs. This includes assessing chronic diseases, treating diabetes, and administering exams including the DOT exam.

Chronic Diseases

El Paso Family and Pediatric assists patients, both adults and children, with chronic diseases. This includes some of the more common diseases like heart disease, asthma, and cystic fibrosis, just to name a few. We understand that suffering from a chronic disease can place a burden on your life. Our practitioners will help you maintain a high quality of life by providing extensive care.

Chronic diseases come in all shapes and sizes. Not one is treated the same way as another. At El Paso Family and Pediatric, we monitor what you need and provide care specific to what you are suffering from.

Heart Disease

Heart disease can cause a large disruption in your life and is, unfortunately, pretty common. People suffer from heart disease when their vessels become narrow or blocked, which can also lead to a heart attack. Typically, heart disease is treated with medications, low red meat diets, and surgeries. If treated early, heart disease can be prevented, reduced, or even cured.

As a pediatric clinic, we also see many children with asthma symptoms. Asthma affects breathing, and is potentially dangerous. We’ll ensure that your child gets the proper care they need to combat asthma.

Other common chronic illnesses we can help with include cystic fibrosis, arthritis, and even eating disorders. We promise to provide you with the best care.

Diabetes

Diabetes can affect anyone, old or young, and it’s important to take good care of yourself to better fight it. We help our diabetic patients by providing options that best suit them and creating plans to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, we can help in a number of ways.

The first step to maintaining a better lifestyle with diabetes is receiving a proper diagnosis. We can help you learn what type you have, so you can better assess what you should do. The most common type of diabetes is Type 2. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin like it should. Essentially, it develops an insulin resistance.

Luckily, there are multiple steps you can take to get your life back on track. Our doctors and nurses will find the right medications, treatment, and even surgeries to reduce diabetes’ effects on your body.

Other kinds of diabetes include types 1 and 3 and gestational diabetes, which is common during pregnancy. No matter what kind you have, we can help each step of the way to ensure you maintain healthy habits and properly treat your diabetes.

DOT Exams

If you’ve ever considered becoming a licensed truck driver, somewhere along the way, you’ll be asked to complete a Department of Transportation (DOT) exam. DOT exams ensure potential drivers are physically able to drive for long distances and periods of time.

During the exam, doctors ask you a series of questions and assess things like your vision and hearing. Usually, they check for dizziness, vision or hearing impairments, and a history of seizures. Since these ailments can impair your driving, it’s important to test for these things beforehand as not to endanger yourself and others.

In addition, the DOT exam will test to see if you’re able to differentiate street sign colors and symbols. This is an important factor people look for when granting commercial driver’s licenses. At El Paso Family and Pediatric, we can help you get the exam done quickly and efficiently so you can be on your way to your truck driving career.