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Your Family Medicine provider is your partner and advocate when it comes to maintaining optimal health, as well as your first point of contact in the health care system. Choosing the right one is important. Several URPG Family Medicine physicians accept patients as early as birth; all of our providers give excellent care and listen intently. They also diagnose and treat common health problems and refer patients to specialists when necessary.

You should see your Family Medicine provider once a year for a check-up and any time you have a health concern. In an ongoing relationship, your provider gets to know your lifestyle, your family and other factors that can affect your health and wellbeing.

We provide preventive care (physicals, screenings, and vaccines), treat minor injuries and acute illnesses, and help manage chronic medical conditions.

The Benefits of Having a Family Medicine Provider

A Family Medicine provider is a physician who is specifically trained in treating the entire person – physically, mentally and emotionally. Unlike other doctors who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, Family Medicine providers not only diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, like the flu and high blood pressure, but they also provide routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent diseases from developing in the first place.

Some advantages of having an established Family Medicine provider include:

Someone to Watch Over You
  • Helps you stay healthier because of regular checkups, immunizations and screenings.
  • Gains valuable information from tracking a problem over time —and can make treatment decisions accordingly.
  • Over the long term, knows your health history, your habits, and your personality, and can more easily recognize signs that indicate a potential change in your health.
One Point Person
  • Manages and coordinates of all your health care needs
  • Provides referrals to specialty physicians, when needed and keeps track of your care with them
Saves Time Down the Line
  • Helps you get care more quickly should you get sick in the future—whether it’s a pesky sinus infection or something more serious, because they know your history and more about you
Prevent Future Illness
  • Helps educate you about your health and helps prevent chronic illnesses through regular check-ups

Establishing a relationship with a Family Medicine provider is important to help keep you healthier as you age.

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As an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), we offer personalized, comprehensive care designed to meet your unique needs. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing compassionate, continuous care that emphasizes preventive services, coordinated treatments across the entire healthcare spectrum, and a strong patient-provider partnership. We employ the latest evidence-based practices and adhere to rigorous safety protocols to ensure you receive the best care possible. From routine check-ups to managing chronic conditions, we are here to support your journey toward optimal health with tailored solutions and an emphasis on your preferences and values.

What sets a PCMH apart from the rest? URPG Primary Care has implemented practices to keep you as healthy as possible. These practices include:

  • Expanded access to your providers – We are committed to making it easier for you to connect with your healthcare providers. We offer extended CarePlus clinic hours and are provide virtual visits through MyChart, giving you flexible and convenient options for accessing care.

  • Assigning Care Managers – For patients with multiple chronic conditions, our Care Managers provide specialized, compassionate support to help you navigate your healthcare journey.

  • Shared decision making – In our approach to preventive care, we ensure that your health decisions reflect your personal needs and preferences. We empower you to take an active role in your health and work together to create a preventive care strategy that supports your well-being.

  • Enhanced aftercare assistance – After your visit to the office, ER, or hospital, our team works diligently to assist with scheduling follow up care, monitor preventative screenings, and provide continuous support to address any questions or concerns you may have about your care plan.

New patients can also self-schedule an appointment through MyChart

Family Medicine Providers

Eva Horvath, MD -  Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Eva Horvath, MD

Family Medicine

Makinna Akers is a Family Nurse Practitioner with United Regional Physician Group in Wichita Falls Texas
Makinna Akers, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Parker Short is a Physicians Assistant in Family Medicine at United Regional Physicians Group
Parker Short, PA-C

Family Medicine

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Rebecca Shine, PA-C

Family Medicine

Tosha Chesar - Nurse Practitioner - United Regional Physician Group
Tosha Chesar, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Heather Clark, MD - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Heather Clark, MD

Family Medicine

David Mahler - Nurse Practitioner - United Regional Physician Group
David Mahler, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Andrew Pande, MD - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Andrew Pande, MD

Family Medicine

Pruthvi Patel, MD - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Pruthvi Patel, MD

Family Medicine

Zachary Pendleton - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Zachary Pendleton, DO

Family Medicine

Kent Russell, MD - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Kent Russell, DO

Family Medicine

Lisa Sheriff - Nurse Practitioner - United Regional Physician Group
Lisa Sheriff, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Elizabeth Vu - Physician Assistant - United Regional Physician Group
Elizabeth Vu, PA-C

Family Medicine

Mitch Wolfe, MD - Family Medicine - United Regional Physician Group
Mitch Wolfe, MD

Family Medicine