Quality, affordable health care at Coastal Bend Family Medicine, P.A.
Coastal Bend Family Medicine, P.A. takes pride in "treating patients, not just symptoms," says Dr. David Vanderheiden, D.O. As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Vanderheiden serves the needs of the young and the old, especially when it comes to preventive medicine.
Patients at Coastal Bend Family Medicine like the personal, friendly atmosphere in the office. They say Dr. Vanderheiden and his employees consistently prove that they care about the health and the well-being of each patient. The practice provides services, such as diabetes education, diagnostic work-ups, biopsies, flu shots, immigration physicals, osteopathic manipulations, pap smears, physicals, preventative care, skin lesion treatments, and physician referrals.
"Coastal Bend Family Medicine is currently recruiting and mentoring a new generation of doctors to train for the future of medicine," says Dr. Vanderheiden, whose residency hospital is Bay Area Medical Center at the corner of SPID and Rodd Field. Dr. Vanderheiden is a frequent guest of the Channel 3 TV program, Ask the Doctor. He is currently serving as the director of Family Medicine Residency Program and was chief of staff at Bay Area Hospital in 1995.
Coastal Bend Family Medicine is a member of the first Accountable Care Organization to be based in Corpus Christi (ACO). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who come together voluntarily to give coordinated, quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to provide the best treatment while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services. This practice results in spending health care dollars more wisely, while preventing medical errors.
Payments may be made in cash or by check, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA. Most insurances are accepted including AARP, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, Medicare, Care Improvement Plus, and other commercial insurances, as well as major PPOs. Discounts are available for cash payments.
To make an appointment, call Coastal Bend Family Medicine at (361) 993-1747 or complete our info form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you gain and maintain optimum health!