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Families visit us from Midland, Odessa, Seminole, Lamesa

Your family is in good hands at Andrews Family Medicine. Dr. Waddingham has been helping families in Midland, Odessa, Andrews, Seminole, Lamesa and surrounding locations live healthier for over 30 years. He can treat a wide variety of medical conditions that affect children, women and men, including:

    • Abdominal pain
      Abdominal pain is a common symptom experienced by children and adults of all ages. It can have any one or more of a great many possible causes, so getting an accurate diagnosis and knowing your medical and family history is critical to finding the right solution for you.

    • Allergies
      Millions of men, women and children suffer from allergies. They may be allergic to environmental triggers such as seasonal ragweed and grass pollens, air pollutants, foods, pet dander, chemicals and insect bites or stings.

    • Asthma
      Asthma is a frightening condition that makes breathing difficult and often requires treatment with corticosteroid inhalers and medications.

    • Bronchitis
      This is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes that allow air in and out of the lungs. It is typically caused by a viral respiratory infection.

    • Conjunctivitis (pink-eye)
      Common among children and adults who make contact with children, pink eye can be caused by allergies or bacterial/viral infections. These lead to inflammation or irritation in the outer membrane of the eye and the inner eyelid.

    • Dermatitis
      Dermatitis is an itchy, red skin irritation or inflammation that can be painful. Three basic types of dermatitis include contact dermatitis (e.g. poison ivy), seborrheic dermatitis (scaly patches) or atopic dermatitis (eczema).

    • Diabetes
      More than 30 million Americans (nearly 10% of the population) have diabetes. In adults aged 65 and older, more than 25% (one person in four) have diabetes. Symptoms include frequent urination, dry mouth, feeling hungry or thirsty all the time, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, slow healing wounds and numbness/tingling in the hands and feet. Early treatment can reduce the risk of diabetic complications, such as blindness or foot amputation.

    • Headaches
      Almost everyone has experienced headaches. There are many different types of headaches including tension or stress headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, rebound headaches (from overuse of painkiller medicines) and migraine headaches.

    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
      Known as the silent killer because most people with high blood pressure experience no symptoms, this life-threatening condition affects one out of three people age 20 or older (about 85 million Americans). But untreated and poorly managed hypertension can lead to heart attach and stroke. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower, while anything higher than 140/90.

    • Menopause and symptom management
      When a woman reaches older adulthood and stops having monthly periods, she is in that phase of life known as menopause. Women who are pre-menopausal (this is called perimenopause) often experience symptoms such as flushing or hot flashes, chills, night sweats, mood changes, sleep problems, weight gain and thinning hair to accompany hormonal changes that usually start between ages 40 and 55, though age and symptoms vary widely between individual women.

    • Migraine

    • Obesity & overweight

    • Pelvic pain
      Pelvic pain, ranging in intensity from mild to debilitating, can have many possible causes. Dr. Waddingham will ask you about your pain, accompanying symptoms and activities that worsen your pain. He’ll ask about your medical and family history and use diagnostic tests to find the cause and plan the right treatment.

    • Pharyngitis
      This is an inflammation and infection (viral or bacterial) of the back of the throat (pharynx) that typically causes a sore throat and fever. The condition typically resolves within five to seven days.

    • Respiratory infections
      Respiratory tract infections are extremely common and often caused by bacterial or viral infection, though bacterial infections are less common. Upper respiratory infections affect the sinuses and throat, while pneumonia is the most common lower respiratory infection.

    • Sinusitis
      Sinus infections that cause inflammation of the sinus cavity linings are also extremely common. These often start with cold-like symptoms. But when they last beyond 10 days and get better then worse, they qualify as sinusitis. Possible causes include bacteria, viruses, allergies, air pollution and smoking. Chronic sinusitis can last for up to eight weeks. 

    • Skin infections
      Most common types include bacterial (e.g. impetigo), fungal (e.g. athletes’ foot, yeast) infections, viral infections (e.g. chicken pox, measles) and parasitic infections (e.g. lice, bedbugs). Most skin infections can be treated with topical and oral medications and, in rare cases, with surgery).

    • Urinary tract infections
      Commonly known as UTIs, these infections may occur anywhere in the urinary system, from your kidneys to your bladder and urethra. A bladder infection can cause pelvic pain, painful urination and blood in the urine. Kidney infections can cause back pain, nausea and fever. These are commonly treated with antibiotics.

    • Uterine prolapse
      This condition occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments weaken and cease supporting the uterus. The uterus slips downward into the vagina and may protrude outside. In mild cases, no treatment is required. Many women have learned to prevent prolapse or keep it from returning by performing Kegel exercises to strengthen their pelvic muscles.

    • Caring for the health needs of women
      Caring for the ob gyn health needs of women is a big part of family practice at Andrews Family Medicine. Dr. Waddingham and his gynecologist team also offer the following ob gyn services specifically for women of all ages:

    • Birth control

    • Contraception

    • Pregnancy and pregnancy test
      Dr. Waddingham and his team will provide a pregnancy test and help you through your pregnancy to ensure a healthy delivery.

    • Essure (permanent birth control)
      During the nonsurgical Essure procedure, the doctor places a soft, flexible insert into the fallopian tubes. It does not require any cutting and can be performed in the office without anesthesia. Essuredoes not contain any hormones, takes about 30 minutes and recovery time is typically one or two days. Essure is a sterilization procedure that prevents pregnancy by creating scar tissue and blocking the fallopian tubes from releasing eggs. Essure is permanent and irreversible. You might be a candidate for this procedure only if you have completed your family or decided that you do not want children. It’s another way to achieve permanent contraception besides hysterectomy.

    • Hysterectomy
      Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus (womb) and sometimes the ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well. A woman might opt for hysterectomy for several reasons, including uterine prolapse, fibroids and endometriosis, but all hysterectomies end the ability to get pregnant.

    • Laparoscopy (minimally invasive procedures)
      Instead of major open surgery with large incisions, laparoscopy allows much smaller incisions and shorter recovery times for procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy and endometriosis removal.

    • Occupational therapy
      Despite the name, this is not about therapy for your occupation. Occupational therapy is designed to help you achieve full function for the necessary activities of daily living, including your work and hobbies.

    • Vaccinations
      Dr. Waddingham will be happy to advise and guide you through the types and timing of vaccinations required to protect children and adults from various life-threatening diseases.
    • Well-woman exam
      Every woman needs an annual wellness check-up or well-woman exam. This typically includes a PAP test, breast exam, mammogram, bone density scan, cervical cancer screening and pelvic exam for adult females. The well-woman exam checks the reproductive system and sexual health for all females.

Our caring gynecologist and pediatric doctor is happy to treat your health problems and help you overcome illness and return to the activities of your life. We can even provide occupational therapy to help you get back to proper function.

Learn more about family medicine close to home. Call 432-523-6624 for more information or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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