Family Medicine Specialist

Houcks Road Family Practice

Paul Williams, DO

Family Practice & Aesthetics located in Harrisburg, PA

Whether you're not feeling well, have a health issue you’re worried about, or need an annual check-up, a family medicine doctor can treat all your needs. At Houcks Road Family Practice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Paul Williams provides patient-centered care to women, men, and children who come to him with a variety of issues. Call his friendly staff or book an appointment online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is frequently referred to as a general practice. Family medicine doctors provide comprehensive care to all members of your family, regardless of age.

You may visit a family medicine doctor for:

  • Annual wellness checks
  • Minor illnesses
  • General health concerns
  • Chronic issues like high blood pressure
  • Immunizations to prevent disease and illnesses

In general, family doctors like Dr. Williams are your first stop for all your medical care needs and to ensure you and your family stay healthy. If you have a health concern that requires specialized treatment, your family doctor can also coordinate care for you to see a specialist.

What procedures can my family medicine doctor perform?

Family medicine doctors have training in a broad range of health issues and specialties. Dr. Williams also performs minor surgeries in-office for your convenience, which may include:

  • Vasectomies
  • Biopsies of cells
  • Colonoscopies
  • Stitches and sutures
  • Endoscopies

Family medicine doctors also use a variety of tests to help diagnose or treat medical conditions. Two common tests Dr. Williams does are EKGs and hearing tests.

EKGs are used to look at the heart and ensure it’s working properly. EKGs can show more than just a heart rate, and Dr. Williams may use this test to detect heart defects such as leaky valves or irregular heartbeat. EKGs can even indicate high blood pressure.

If you visit Dr. Williams with ear pain or have chronic ear issues, he may recommend hearing tests. These tests check to see if your eardrum is functioning correctly and if there is fluid buildup in the ear.

If you’re looking for an experienced family medicine doctor to care for you and your family, contact Dr. Williams at Houcks Road Family Practice. Schedule your appointment online or by phone today.