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Island Health Center: A hidden treasure on the island - The Galveston County Daily News : Galveston

November 26, 2014

Island Health Center: A hidden treasure on the island

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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 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 leg work of finding doctors for every need. The services we offer range from medical to chiropractic, occupational medicine, medical weight loss and more. 

Medical Services

Our medical director, Dr. Walter Oakes, MD, has been in practice for over 30 years. A former surgeon, he now does general practice and minor emergencies and loves what he does. He works hard to rigorously train the staff and other medical practitioners to his standards of care. 

Recently joining our team is Rick Barrientos, PA- C, who also brings over 30 years of experience with orthopedics and general/specialty surgery. He works closely with Dr. Oakes to provide excellent care to patients. 

Let us take us take care of all your medical needs from the common cold to sport injuries, primary care needs,and wellness care needs. Vacationers and walk-ins are welcome.

Chiropractic Services

Dr. Lori Antman, DC is an inducted native to Galveston and continues to practice chiropractic since opening her doors in the early 80s. Dr. Antman is well known in the Chiropractic field and is very knowledgeable about Workman’s Compensation, Sport Injuries and Physical Medicine. She takes a personal interest in the cases of all her patients and goes beyond the call of duty for them. 

Dr. Poorvi Sandesara, DC brings in her multispecialty background to tie in all aspects of medicine into one multidisciplinary specialty. She believes that finding the cause of pain is the only method for curing it indefinitely. Her approach to medicine is unique only to Island Health Center. 

If you’re suffering from pain on any portion of your body or experiencing symptoms that you cannot figure out, call our office for an appointment with our chiropractor today.

Occupational Medicine

Our facility not only treats your family, but it also services all your occupational needs such as pre-employment drug screenings, DOT drug screenings, Breath Alcohol Testing, Pulmonary Function, Audiometry, CDL physicals, Merchant Marine Physicals, Coast Guard physicals and more. 

If you own your own business and would like to start a Wellness Program for your employees, we offer a membership program that allows your employees to see a doctor with minimal expenditures for you! Just call our office manager for more information. 

Weight Loss

Losing weight can be tough, so let us help you! We offer a prescription appetite suppressant to help curb your appetite and allow you to make smarter food decisions. We also offer the Lipo B/C, L-Carnitine, MIC (methionine-choline-inositol), B12 and AMP injections to aid in your weight loss. Weekly weigh-ins will hold you accountable for your weight loss and will help you maximize the total loss. 

If prescriptions aren’t your thing, we carry Raspberry Ketones, Herbal Teas for Detox and Energy, protein shakes/meal replacements, weight loss supplements, fat and carb blockers and much more. Call us today for an appointment and begin your weight loss journey! 

Whether you are trying to lose weight, get better or stay well, Island health Center is your home for all your health related needs. You can visit us at IslandHealthCenter.net, call us at 409-762-7646 or email us at islandhealthcenter@sbcglobal.net. We are located just off the Seawall at 4623 Fort Crockett Blvd, between Goodwill and Academy.