Screening for Depression

Screening for Depression Depression is the most common mental health condition in the general population. 1 in every 10 patients seen in primary care have and meet the criteria for major depression.  Although symptoms of depression are common among primary care...

Choosing a Primary Care Physician

Tips For Choosing A Doctor… Selecting a primary care physician is an important first step toward managing your health. Your primary care doctor is your medical “home”, it’s the doctor you visit the most for your medical needs, such as wellness visits and routine...

Patient Perception vs Patient Satisfaction

What is the Difference between Patient Perception and Patient Satisfaction? It’s a matter of perspective. Patient satisfaction is the patient’s perception of the degree to which their requirements have been met. Patient perception is checking if the organization...

Waiting room

Waiting Rooms…We’ve all been there. You show up at the doctor’s office on time, only to discover that they’re running behind and four others with appointments ahead of you are still waiting.When waiting for the receptionist to call your name in the...

P.A. vs N.P.?

PA vs. NP? At Bandera Family Health Care we have a diverse group of healthcare providers in order to keep up with the need for specialized health care. Two such healthcare professions are that of a physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP). Both of these...