General & Family Practice
Comprehensive Family Medicine Care for Pediatric, Adult & Geriatric Patients
At Sonora Primary Care, we provide expert, whole-personal medical care for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
Our family practice services include almost any health care need you can imagine. We diagnose, treat, and help prevent acute illnesses and injuries; chronic conditions such as arthritis, migraine headaches, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disorders; and much more. We offer all the usual screenings and immunizations (except for pediatric immunizations), and consider it our job to help educate patients so that they can stay healthy for a lifetime.
Some of our most common general health care services include:
These nontraditional therapies can be applied for a number of conditions or to help relieve a wide variety of symptoms. At Sonora Primary Care, we offer acupuncture, Botox® for migraines, meditation, nerve blocks, yoga, and more.
Find out more about how holistic and alternative therapies can be used for pain management.
We understand that no illness is ever convenient. When your schedule is packed and you just don’t have time to visit our office, we offer access to medical care at a day and time that is convenient for you. Using our telehealth service, you can virtually visit Dr. Hooper from the comfort of your home or as you’re on the go, using a computer or mobile device.
Seeing a doctor has never been easier.
Interested in telehealth, but need more information? We’re happy to walk you through the process. Just call Sonora Primary Care at (209) 532-3370.
All women, from puberty on, should have an annual gynecological checkup, often referred to as a well-woman exam. But our women’s health services don’t stop there. We can also diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of the female reproductive system, counsel patients on the best type of contraception for their situation, and help manage the symptoms of menopause.
Our women’s health care services include:
- Annual well-woman gynecological exams
- Breast exams
- Family planning counseling and birth control
- Pap smears
- Reproductive cancer screening
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment
- Urinary tract infection (UTI) diagnosis and treatment
- Yeast infection treatment
Reaching or maintaining your ideal weight is a lifelong challenge. Any lapse in vigilance can threaten to undo months or even years of hard work.
At Sonora Primary Care, we want to help you drop those unwanted pounds – and keep them off. Not only are yo-yo diet results discouraging, but they’re unhealthy, too.
Perhaps it’s time you tried physician-supervised weight loss treatments. Our medical providers will work with you to assess your current health and weight loss goals, and determine the best way to reach those goals. The tools we use to do this include weight-loss medications, exercise, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle changes.
Don’t give up! You can lose weight, despite medical conditions that can work against your best efforts such as hypothyroidism, menopause, and the side effects of certain medications.
At Sonora Primary Care, we offer a wide range of physical examinations, including:
- Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals – Drivers who operate commercial vehicles will periodically need to undergo a DOT physical. As a highly qualified physician and experienced certified independent medical examiner (CIME), Dr. Timothy Hooper is the easy choice to conduct these driver exams, which are valid for up to 24 months.A DOT physical is a “medical fitness for duty” evaluation, focusing on whether a driver is healthy enough to complete his or her driving duties. A urinalysis is typically included to screen for certain medical conditions.
- Firefighter Physicals – Because fighting fires can demand a lot from the body, becoming a firefighter requires that job candidates pass a candidate physical ability test (CPAT). Specific physical skills are tested in these examinations: stair climb, hose drag, equipment carry, ladder raise and extension, forcible entry, search, rescue, and ceiling breach and pull.
- Pre-employment Physicals – These types of exams help employers determine whether job candidates are physically fit for the job being applied for. These physicals may also include screening for risk factors for conditions that may prohibit safe and effective performance of the job. What is assessed in a pre-employment physical may differ by employer and the type of job being applied for.
- Sports Physicals – Also called pre-participation physicals, these physical examinations are specific to the type of sport involved and are commonly required before children can join a school or community sports team. The exam is geared toward ensuring an athlete can safely accomplish the physical activities of a particular sport.
An EKG is a common, noninvasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
Electrodes are attached to the skin on your chest, arms, or legs with adhesive pads, and the device records heart signals for approximately 5 – 10 minutes while you sit or lay still.
It is used to diagnose heart rhythm or other cardiac abnormalities.
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are used to determine how well the lungs are working. PFTs are a group of tests that measure lung capacity, how much and how quickly air can be exhaled, and levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
PFTs are used to identify and assess lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
The buildup of earwax within the ear canals is a common problem for both children and adults. It is estimated that more than one-third of seniors suffer from excessive earwax buildup.
Earwax (cerumen) helps to protect the ear canal from debris, water, and infection, but excessive amounts can cause buildups and blockages that lead to pain and difficulty hearing.
It may be tempting to try to remove earwax at home, but it is best done by a doctor because you can easily damage both your ear canal and eardrum. Also, repeated cleaning can actually increase the likelihood of earwax buildup or earwax impaction.
A urine drug test is a painless drug screening that analyzes urine for the presence of illegal drugs or certain prescription medications.
If you’re in need of a family doctor, you’ve come to the right place. Call Sonora Primary Care at (209) 532-3370 or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule your first appointment.