Blog Archive

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Dec 1st, 2019

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer for women. But when it’s detected early, it’s also one of the most treatable forms. The only way to test for cervical cancer is a Pap smear, a routine test that takes a small sample of cells from the cervix. Your Pap...

Myths and Facts About Immunizations Nov 1st, 2019

Vaccines have many benefits, including a dramatic reduction in the spread of diseases, disabilities, and deaths. But even still, immunizations have a bad rep. Misinformation and myths have muddied the facts and circulated some confusing controversies that need some clarification. Drs. Bharat Gandhi and Priya Gandhi at Medinet Family Care...

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Thyroid Disorder Oct 1st, 2019

Thyroid disorder is common, affecting people of all ages. Twelve percent of people experience some form of thyroid disease in their lifetime. Over 20 million Americans are currently living with the disorder. Your thyroid is responsible for coordinating functions in your body, such as energy, growth, and metabolism.  Problems tend...

Here's How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure Sep 1st, 2019

Stress is unavoidable. Blame it on rampant overscheduling, the tyranny of social media, or the constant pressure to get ahead — whatever the reason, there’s no escaping it. But if you don’t manage it, it could do some serious damage to your health.  Whenever you’re under duress, the first thing...

Annual Physicals and Other Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy This Fall Aug 1st, 2019

There are several reasons that it’s a good idea for your child to get a physical exam before going back to school each year, even if they are healthy. For example, you’re modeling how to participate in the process of healthcare by making those annual appointments and that is a...

The Link Between Obesity And Diabetes Jul 12th, 2019

Diabetes is a chronic condition that insufficiently controlled, can put you at risk for vision problems, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, and perhaps amputation due to circulatory impairment. Continually increased levels of blood sugar can also cause erectile dysfunction in men, decreased libido in both men and women,...

Heart Disease in Women: Facts and Myths Jun 14th, 2019

Women have a unique place in the world. From running businesses to raising children, women are strong, capable, and passionate about what and whom they love. And while women are often portrayed as superheroes for all they accomplish, they are not immune to serious health threats, like heart disease. Heart...

Know When Your Sprain Warrants A Trip To Urgent Care May 14th, 2019

The human body is a magnificent piece of machinery. Your bones are designed to withstand tremendous pressure, your ligaments can support bending and stretching all day long, and if you’re like most people, you don’t give these abilities a second thought. You just move naturally throughout your day. However, when...

Forgot Whether You've Had an Immunization? You Can Get Tested Apr 17th, 2019

It’s easy to lose track when it comes to immunizations. But staying current can help protect you and your kids from a variety of life-threatening diseases. At Medinet Family Care Clinic in Houston, Dr. Bharat Gandhi and our team provide comprehensive immunization services for both children and adults. Even if...

3 Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Mar 29th, 2019

Did you know that 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, and only around half have it under control? If you fall into this number, we have some good news -  high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is treatable. Not only can you take medications for hypertension, but you can...

4 Steps to Becoming Your Healthiest You Mar 29th, 2019

It’s a new month, but according to the astronomical calendar, spring won’t arrive until March 20. So ladies, while it is still winter, you might as well begin organizing your spring now.  At Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston, we suggest starting your year now instead of the dead...

Come to Medinet to Stay Out of the Hospital Mar 29th, 2019

At Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston, we are very aware that going to the doctor is not high on the list of fun things to do. But it should be at the top of the list of things we must do. Receiving a health check is a very...

Receive Your Well Woman’s Exam at Houston’s Medinet Mar 28th, 2019

Children want their mothers healthy. Husbands want their wives healthy. Brothers want their sisters healthy. Parents want their daughters healthy. And girlfriends want their girlfriend healthy. We all want to be healthy. For women, our Medinet Well Woman’s Exam can help make sure you are healthy. There is the old...

65+: Staying Healthy with Medinet in Houston Feb 19th, 2019

Illnesses and diseases seem to be in the news quite often. The threat of the flu, injuries from physical activity, and health issues that arise from being sexual active with numerous partners, are common health issues that younger people seem to focus on. For people 65+, there are different health...

Complete Your Immigration Exam At Medinet Feb 13th, 2019

We know that the process towards a green card or citizenship can be hard work. However, our Houston medical clinic is here to make it a little easier. An immigration exam is for anyone working towards a green card or U.S. citizenship. These exams are performed by our highly trained physicians. We...

Food Allergies Could Be Keeping You From Your Goals Feb 5th, 2019

You may have heard of a variety of fad diets that have become extremely popular recently. From ketogenic diets, to paleo diets, to whole30, there always seems to be a new “right” way to eat. It is hard to know what will actually benefit your health. If you have considered...

Annual Exams Can Help You Stay Healthy In 2019 Jan 15th, 2019

We are through the hectic holiday season, and people everywhere are starting work on their new year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to prioritize your health, annual exams at Medinet can help. If your health isn’t one of your resolutions, it should be! Taking care of your health,...

Get Ahead Of Houston’s Allergy Season At Medinet Jan 15th, 2019

In many states across the U.S. winter is a welcome break for allergy sufferers everywhere. While it may bring cold weather, it also signals a stop to the pollens that normally fill the air. However, as many Houston residents know, this isn’t always the case here. Our pleasant temperatures in...

Houston, Schedule Your Annual Exam Today Dec 29th, 2018

The holiday season is a busy time for families across Houston. The last thing you need this holiday is to get sick. Missing work or precious time with family can be often be prevented with a visit to our Houston medical clinic. Scheduling your annual exam around this time allows us...

Your Medical Benefits Expire Soon: Use Them Or Lose Them Dec 29th, 2018

It’s that time of year again. If you have remaining medical benefits, schedule an appointment with our family care clinic right away. Otherwise, you lose them forever. If you have reached your deductible for the year, and still have benefits available, there is no time to waste. Don’t wait until...

Houston – It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shots! Dec 29th, 2018

We do everything we can during the holiday season to keep our families healthy. Spending the holidays in bed with the flu is the last thing anyone wants. Missing work or school, and losing out on quality time with family is the worst, especially this time of year. If you...

Houston – Use Your Medical Benefits NOW! Dec 29th, 2018

With 2019 just around the corner (literally, it’s next week!) it is crunch time to utilize your medical benefits before you lose them on January 1. That means if you have any medical treatments or concerns, now is the time to schedule an appointment. We only have a few remaining...

Why Do We Do Annual Health Exams For Kids? Nov 29th, 2018

At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we know how important it is to keep your kids healthy and in school all year. That is why we encourage all our patients to bring their children in for annual health exams, even if they are very healthy. Starting annual health exams at a...

Houston, It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot Nov 29th, 2018

November brings cooler weather to Houston every year, and with it, the height of flu season. With the season in full swing, if you have yet to get a flu shot yet there is no time to waste. While October is still the best time of year to receive your...

Avoid Days Off Work And School An Annual Flu Shot Nov 29th, 2018

November is well under way and you may have noticed your friends and coworkers missing from the office. If the people around you are getting sick, you are at risk for getting sick too. The flu virus is highly contagious. It is present in the body for several days before...

Annual Exams For Families At Our Houston Medical Clinic Nov 29th, 2018

Houston, are you keeping up with your health? Many families have difficulty making the time to keep up with their health and their children’s health. Between school, work, and activities, finding time to visit the doctor can seem impossible. At our Houston medical clinic, it doesn’t have to be that...

Houston! Are You Ready for Flu Season? Sep 21st, 2018

Fall is scheduled to begin on September 22. But Houston weather never cares about the schedule of the seasons. We are witness to that every year because it always feels like summer. As much as Houston doesn’t care about annual seasons, the flu season doesn’t care about your schedule. Flu...

Annual Exams for Better Health and Prevention Sep 20th, 2018

Those of us in good health want to stay that way. Those of us in bad health want to be like those in good health. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we can help both groups of people. With an annual examination, our physicians are able to check for any unhealthy signs...

During Your Annual Health Exam, Get Your Flu Shot Aug 20th, 2018

An annual health exam is extremely important, especially after reaching 50 years old. One of the most important aspects of receiving an annual exam is checking to make certain your immune system is strong. Annually, one of the most detrimental illnesses that can affect your immune system is the flu. Getting ahead...

Flu Shots at Medinet! Just $28 for Non-Insurance Patients. Aug 20th, 2018

Fall is here (official start is actually Sept. 22)! As the cooler weather starts coming in, unfortunately, so does the flu bug. Our physicians at Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston recommend that you receive your flu shot soon. Our healthcare clinic provides flu shots. For patients with health insurance,...

Health Annual Exams at Our Houston Clinic Aug 20th, 2018

Annual exams are used to make certain that your health is in good working order, and if it is not, then the exam is designed to find those ailments so they can be addressed. At Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston, our physicians conduct annual exams for patients of all...

Hurry! Get Your Kids’ Physical Exams Before School Starts Aug 20th, 2018

The school year is moments away. Has your child receive their school physical yet? If not, you need to make sure they receive theirs, otherwise they won’t be able to participate in their school’s extracurricular activities. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, our physicians have been conducting physical exams for kids over the...

Figure Out Your Health Status with an Annual Exam Aug 20th, 2018

When was your last health check? If it’s been over a year, then you should consider coming to Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston for your annual exam. An annual exam is an important aspect of maintaining good health. When you receive your annual health check at Medinet, it enables...

Football Season Is Here! Is Your Child Healthy Enough? Aug 20th, 2018

The high school football season has arrived. Kids are starting to practice in the heat for summer drills, but is your child ready for the demands of football season? For any student to play sports or be involved in extracurricular activities, they must undergo a physical. At Medinet Family Care Clinic,...

Get Your Kids’ Sports Physical at Our Medical Clinic Aug 20th, 2018

The school year will be starting up again, which means students will be preparing for their sports programs. Whether your child is playing football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, or any other sports activity, they will need to undergo a sports physical exam. At our southwest Houston medical clinic, our doctors conduct...

The Importance of Annual Health Exams Jul 20th, 2018

Keeping you and your family healthy is the primary objective at Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston. The best way to ensure you are healthy for the future is by checking your current health status. At our Houston health clinic, our physicians highly recommend coming in for an annual health...

This July Come Get Your Annual Health Exam Jul 20th, 2018

After reaching a certain age, preventative health examinations become more and more important. Once you pass the age of 40, health exams should be done on a more consistent basis, and especially once you reach retirement age. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we provide annual health exams to patients of...

Physical Exams: Get Your Child Ready for School Sports Jul 20th, 2018

Before you know it, school will be back in session. If your child is actively involved in extracurricular activities at school, then they will most likely need to pass a physical exam. A school physical exam is used to ensure your child is healthy enough for strenuous or semi-strenuous activity. This...

Keeping You and Your Family Healthy This Summer Jun 21st, 2018

Summer is the time for having fun with friends and family. Staying healthy helps ensure you and your family make the most of this fun time of year. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, our medical staff is here to help keep you healthy or help get you back to being...

Discover Your Allergies and Get the Most Out of Summer Jun 20th, 2018

Just about all of us have an allergy of some kind, whether that is to pollen or some kind of food. At Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston, our highly trained and experienced physicians know how to pinpoint allergies so you can fend them off or avoid them altogether....

Green Card or Citizenship? Our Houston Medical Clinic Can Help Jun 20th, 2018

According to a Pew Research study, approximately 1 million immigrants are issued a green card every year. Slightly more than half of those are current residents. If you or someone you know is seeking to receive or renew their green card status, then our medical clinic in southwest Houston can help....

End Your Spring By Defeating Your Allergies Jun 20th, 2018

If you are still struggling through the pollen of spring, then it is time to come to Medinet Family Care Clinic to address your allergies. Our southwest Houston medical clinic can uncover the reason or reasons why you are struggling with allergies and administer the correct solution. Our physicians at...

Overcoming Allergies Through Allergy Therapy Jun 20th, 2018

Do you or a loved one suffer from allergies, whether from pollen or food? If so, Medinet Family Care Clinic can help you overcome those allergic reactions through allergy therapy. Our trained and experienced Houston physicians will evaluate your condition by checking into your health history before conducting an allergy test. From there,...

Manage Your Health at Our Houston Medical Clinic May 20th, 2018

Medinet Family Care Clinic provides Houston patients with excellent medical care ranging from allergy tests to health exams to the treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions. Our health clinic helps patients manage and treat their health conditions so that they can live healthy and productive lives. Our medical physicians have...

Summer Immigration Exam? Come to Medinet May 20th, 2018

What does this summer hold for you? Are you preparing for your immigration exam for citizenship or a green card? Then you’ll need to complete your health examination. At our southeast Houston medical clinic, we can provide you with your health immigration examination. Conducting a thorough health check is a necessity...

Going on Vacation? Get Your Health Check Now May 20th, 2018

What are your plans for this summer? Going on vacation? If so, you should consider coming to Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston. Summer vacation should be spent sightseeing, laughing, and having a great and relaxed time with family or friends. At our health clinic, we are here to...

Health Exams and Allergy Tests at Medinet Apr 21st, 2018

Managing your health is daily routine, or at least it should be. Diet and exercise are daily functions that result in longer and healthier lives. At Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston, our medical staff care greatly about the health of our patients. When patients come to our medical...

Don’t Let Houston Allergies Ruin Your Spring Apr 20th, 2018

If you’ve been sneezing, suffering from watery eyes and an itchy throat, then put a stop to it. You should come in to our medical clinic in southwest Houston. We have patients visit our medical office all the time to undergo allergy testing. Conducting allergy tests is one of our...

Study Recommends Peanut Introduction to New Babies Apr 20th, 2018

Pregnant women and parents of newborn babies have been urged to introduce their babies to peanuts early on. The peanut introduction has been recommended to begin somewhere between 4 and 6 months of the child’s life. This is a new breakthrough in the search to find prevention methods for peanut allergies....

Are You Ready for Your Citizenship Exam? Mar 22nd, 2018

Texas is known for immigrants working toward either their green card status or outright citizenship. At Medinet, we care deeply about the status of our patients, which is why we work so hard to make certain all of our patients who are working toward their green card or citizenship are...

Stop Your Kids’ Allergies Before Spring Break Mar 21st, 2018

Spring break starts in a few days, which means your kids will have the whole week to take it easy or go on a little trip. Before they head out or stay home, get their allergies treated at our southwest Houston medical clinic so they can enjoy spring break to...

Defeat Your Houston Allergies Mar 21st, 2018

Allergies can cause real problems in daily life, and for many in Houston, they aren’t even certain of what they are allergic to. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we encounter patients all the time who suffer from allergies that can easily be avoided. Keep in mind that allergies are not...

Our Houston Clinic Ensures Your Health Mar 20th, 2018

Once we reach a certain age, we need to make certain that our health is working for us and not against us. At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we highly recommend that you don’t leave your health up to chance. Our health examinations make certain that you are aware of what is going...

Complete Your Houston Immigration Exam This Spring Mar 20th, 2018

Are you in the process of pursuing your green card or your American citizenship? There are various steps necessary to achieving these. One of those very important steps is completing and passing the immigration exam for health. Our medical care clinic in southwest Houston provides immigration exams to check for health...

Allergy Alert: The Yellow Pollen Is Everywhere! Mar 20th, 2018

Just in case you didn’t notice how badly your car needs a wash, there is yellow pollen everywhere, and most of us notice it on our vehicles. The yellow pollen wafting through the air is the cause of many of allergic reactions and can tend to drive many people nearly...

Get Your Immigration Exam Done Today Mar 20th, 2018

Are you preparing to receive your green card or citizenship? If so, then you need to make sure you complete your immigration exam. Our medical clinic in southwest Houston provides immigration exams for many immigrants in the Greater Houston area. Our medical staff will provide you the necessary copy of information...

How to Work Around Food Allergies Feb 22nd, 2018

If you notice that you get rashes or have swelling when eating certain foods, then you definitely have a food allergy. Our southwest Houston medical clinic is here to help you discover what your food allergies are so that you can live a healthy life. In some cases, food allergies can...

Ah-choo! Allergy Season in Houston Is Here Feb 10th, 2018

The beginning of the year brings with it the beginning of allergy season. Houstonians will soon be hit with sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and the onslaught of a pretty miserable time. You may have noticed that the daylight is lingering a bit longer (fyi: daylight savings will be March...

This Houston Allergy Season, Stop the Sneezing Jan 23rd, 2018

The pollen has already started to erupt into a frenzy causing many of us to clamor for the local pharmacies. If you have started experiencing itchy and watery eyes, an itchy throat, and constant sneezing this allergy season, then you need to schedule your appointment with our medical clinic in the southwest...

Get Your Immigration Exam at our Houston Health Clinic Jan 21st, 2018

According to the US Census Bureau there are more than 22 million noncitizens residing in the US. More than half are permanent residents, while more than 11 million are unauthorized. With Texas being the second leading state housing unauthorized immigrants behind California, there are plenty locally who are in need of immigration...

Complete Your Physical Exam at Our Houston Health Clinic Jan 20th, 2018

If you are starting a new job or have kids who are looking to play sports, then a physical examination will most likely be necessary. Our family health clinic in south Houston provides physical exams. Physicals are very important because they ensure that you or your child do not have...

Find Out What Foods Your Kids Are Allergic To Jan 20th, 2018

Did you know there are approximately 170 different food items that have been reported to cause allergic reactions? The more common foods are eggs, fish, gluten/wheat, milk, certain nuts (like peanuts and tree nuts), soy, and crustacean shellfish. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), there are about 15 million Americans...