Catharine Nformangum, MSN-FNP
Family Medicine & Nurse Practitioner located in Houston, TX
Having a trusted primary care provider is critical to your and your family’s overall health. At ProHealth Clinic in South Houston, Texas, board-certified nurse practitioner Catharine Nformangum, MSN-FNP, and her team offer primary care to patients of any age. Seek pediatric care, chronic disease management, and acute care services at a comfortable, professional office. Call today for an appointment or use this website to book.
Primary Care Q&A
What is primary care?
A primary care practice like ProHealth Clinic is the first point of contact for all your health needs. Whether you need pediatric help, acute care, or chronic disease management, the board-certified nurse practitioners have the knowledge and skill to help.
Reasons you would visit a primary care office include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of everyday health problems
- Management of chronic health conditions like diabetes
- Evaluation of minor illnesses or injuries
- Health checkups and routine physical exams
- Health screening tests and exams
- Immunizations (vaccines)
- Medically supervised weight loss programs
- Healthy lifestyle recommendations
ProHealth Clinic offers a wide range of care to people whose needs are not urgent or an emergency.
If you need a specialist’s help, your nurse practitioner can refer you to a qualified provider in the area who can best address your specific needs. The ProHealth Clinic team then coordinates that care with other providers.
What pediatric care do you provide?
The pediatric care at ProHealth Clinic spans all ages — from infants to teenagers. You benefit from well-child exams, school or camp/sports physicals, and immunizations. If your child needs a vision or hearing screening or care for a cold, sore throat, or minor cut, the team is also ready to help.
What chronic disease management services do you offer as part of primary care?
The ProHealth Clinic team is ready to support your daily needs and questions about chronic diseases like:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Thyroid disease
- Migraines and headaches
Your ProHealth Clinic provider evaluates your care plan for these conditions, runs routine screenings to detect changes in your health, and reviews your medications.
Do I need to see a primary care provider if I feel fine?
Visiting your primary care provider when you’re healthy can help you make sure you stay that way. Essential preventive care offered at ProHealth Clinic includes immunizations, disease screenings, and support to ease or eliminate risk factors for chronic disease.
Make an appointment for your annual physical when you feel healthy so that your provider can check your vital signs and evaluate how well you’re functioning daily. This gives the team a baseline for comparison when you need care down the road.
You can also establish a relationship with your provider to get the best, most up-to-date care when you come in for an acute problem like a rash, the flu, COVID-19, or digestive issues.
Many health problems don’t display outward symptoms until they’ve reached a crisis point. Visit your primary care provider when you feel well so that they can screen for problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and prediabetes.
If you need a trusted primary care provider, reach out to the team at ProHealth Clinic. Call today or use the online bool to schedule an appointment.