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Get all of your health care needs met at Island Health Center - The Galveston County Daily News : Galveston

July 24, 2014

Get all of your health care needs met at Island Health Center

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

Island Health Center has been providing care to the community for over 25 years. We have grown with the Island through Ike, and continue to serve many local businesses and charities. Over the years, we have treated many Galvestonians, and have become a mainstay in the medical arena.

We offer many services that almost eliminate the need for the time-consuming legwork of finding doctors for every need. The services we offer range from medical to chiropractic, occupational medicine, medical weight loss and more.

Medical Services

Island Health Center covers all medical needs, from common colds to sports injuries, primary care and wellness care. If you’re suffering from pain on any portion of your body, we offer a full range of chiropractic care.

Other services also include occupational medicine, with in-clinic testing for: pre-employment drug screenings, breath alcohol testing, audiometry, CDL physicals, Merchant Marine physicals, Coast Guard physicals and more.

Care You Can Afford

Don’t have insurance? No problem! We offer low-cost, all-inclusive health and wellness screening packages for cash patients. These packages include Adult Health Assessments, Diabetic Health Assessments, Men’s Health Assessments, Well Woman Exams and STD Screenings.

Also ask about our Clinic Care program, which is a medical care membership with a low monthly rate and only $10 copays for patients with no insurance or high deductibles.

Weight Loss

For those who struggle with losing weight, we understand the journey can be frustrating. If you’re tired of the fad diet merry-go-round, it’s time to give us a call.

Our medically supervised weight loss program offers prescription appetite suppressants to safely curb food cravings and help you make healthier food choices. Along with this, Lipo B/C, L-Camitine, MIC, B12 and AMP injections help your body shed the extra pounds.

But our program doesn’t stop at prescriptions. Weekly weigh-ins at our clinic help keep you accountable and motivated in your weight loss goals and maximize your progress.

For those who prefer not to go the prescription route, we also carry Raspberry Ketones, Herbal Teas for Detox and Energy, protein shakes and meal replacements, weight loss supplements, fat and carb blockers, and much more.

Our Doctors

Island Health Center medical director Walter Oakes, MD has been in practice for more than 30 years. Formerly a surgeon, his focus is now on general medical care and minor emergencies. Dr. Oakes loves what he does and works hard to rigorously train staff and other medical practitioners in his standards of care.

Galveston Island native Dr. Lori Antman is well known in the Chiropractic field and has been practicing since the early 80s. She is well-versed in Workman’s Compensation injuries, sport injuries and physical medicine. She takes a personal interest in each and every patient, going above and beyond the call of duty for everyone she sees.

Dr. Poorvi Sandesara brings a unique approach to chiropractic medicine that you can only find at Island Health Center. With a multispecialty background, she believes that finding the cause of pain is the only method for curing it indefinitely. Her background includes research, pharmacy and nursing. She employs the latest techniques in physical medicine including, kenesiotaping, decompression and trigger point therapies.

No matter what your health care needs are, Island Health Center is ready to meet them. Call us today at 409-762-7646, email islandhealthcenter@sbcglobal.net, or visit us on the Web at IslandHealthCenter.net. Our clinic is located just off the Seawall at 4623 Fort Crockett Blvd., between Goodwill and Academy.