An important aspect of providing a true medical home for our patients is serving as a health information resource. As a Lone Star Circle of Care patient, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to make wise decisions about your health, and also to increase your understanding about various health conditions that may affect you and your family. Below you can learn more about:
- Pediatric ADHD
- Children’s Health and Wellness
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Family Planning
- Pregnancy and Prenatal Health
- Tobacco Cessation (Quitting Smoking)
Have you been told that you or your child has Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways — the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs — to become sore and swollen. It causes difficulty breathing, and symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In the United States, approximately 20 million people have asthma, and nearly 9 million of them are children. Children have smaller airways than adults, which makes asthma especially serious for them. Asthma affects about 1 or 2 kids out of every 10. Asthma can start at any age — even in a little baby or an adult — but it’s most common in school-aged children.
Asthma Education Resource:
LSCC Asthma Classes:
Learn how to manage your or your child’s asthma through a home based/clinic based asthma education class. Classes are held in your home at your convenience or at certain LSCC facilities. For more information on scheduling an asthma education session call 877-800-5722.
Have you been told that your child has ADHD? Make sure to talk about this with your health care professional. You can also learn more about this condition at the links below.
Pediatric ADHD Resources:
Do you have diabetes? Does a member of your family? If so, make sure that you learn all that you can about how to manage it. Your choices now will have a big impact on your health and happiness in the years ahead. The links below will give you good information, and make sure that you talk about it with your health care provider, too!
LSCC Diabetes Classes
Lone Star Circle of Care provides a class for diabetic patients offering valuable information about managing diabetes. Participants learn about: meal planning; carb counting; label reading; exercise; medication; possible complications; symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels; and more. This class is in English. For more information on these classes call 877-800-5722.
Children’s Health and Wellness
Keep your children healthy and help them grow up strong.
Children’s Health Education Resource:
Do you or your loved one have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)? Did either one of your parents have heart or blood pressure problems? If so, make sure that you know your risks and how to take care of yourself to prevent the harm that high blood pressure can cause. Learn more by visiting the links below.
Hypertension Education Resource:
Learn about a variety of family planning topics, including information about women’s reproductive health, contraception, sexually-transmitted diseases, and adoption, as well as tips for parents on how to talk to children about sex.
Family Planning Education Resource:
Pregnancy and Prenatal Health
Learn about how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!
Prenatal Education Resource:
LSCC Prenatal Classes:
Lone Star Circle of Care offers a class each month in which participants learn valuable information about what to expect throughout their pregnancy and delivery as well as tips on caring for newborns. For more information on these classes call 877-800-5722.
Pediatric Clinic Tours for Expectant Mothers
This tour offers pregnant women the opportunity to visit one of Lone Star Circle of Care’s pediatric clinics, ask questions and meet some of our pediatric clinicians. This service offers women a head start in the planning of their child’s health care needs. Please call 877-800-5722 to schedule a tour.
Do you smoke? Your health care provider has most likely encouraged you to stop using tobacco, as tobacco products are medically proven to be very harmful to your health. Are you interested in quitting? Start today! These resources can help you quit and stay that way.
Tobacco Cessation Education Resource:
I would not have been able to get a very necessary mammogram if it were not for Lone Star Circle of Care. I am in the process of filing for disability and no insurance company would take me even if I could afford it. The care that I receive here has probably saved my life, and I am thankful they can offer this care to myself and others.
— Barbara Garnett