Primary Care

What to Expect From a Primary Care Visit at the Columbus Medical Clinic

Knowing what to expect from your annual check-up or primary care appointment can help you better prepare and maximize your visit. While no two patients are alike, there are a few basic steps to expect with every primary care visit. What to Expect During Your Primary Care Visit Basics and Vitals: No matter how long

By |2024-02-29T09:25:25-06:00February 19th, 2024|Primary Care|

6 Benefits of Regular Check-Ups

Regular check-ups with your primary care provider (PCP) are the backbone of a healthy lifestyle. Regular visits help you and your doctor keep your health on track as you age and provide a host of benefits for your life. Some of these benefits include: Early Detection of Diseases: Regular check-ups can aid in the

By |2024-02-29T09:29:34-06:00February 19th, 2024|Primary Care|

Free Cholesterol and A1C Screenings: Part of American Heart Month at Columbus Community Hospital

For the past 100 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States. American Heart Month remains an important reminder of just how vital a healthy heart is for your overall health, and that it’s never too late to take charge of your heart health. As part of American

By |2024-02-07T16:10:13-06:00January 31st, 2024|Primary Care, Wellness|

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot: Rising Respiratory Virus Levels Highlight Importance of Vaccination

As respiratory virus activity continues to climb across the country, Texas is one of 38 states reporting “very high” respiratory virus level activities. With more than 55,000 combined hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the flu reported nationwide during the final week of 2023, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to get your flu

By |2024-02-06T00:14:02-06:00January 16th, 2024|Primary Care|

Columbus Community Hospital Adds to Internal Medicine Team

Columbus Community Hospital has added to its growing roster of internal medicine doctors, welcoming Ashraf Ali Allahwala, M.D. to the Columbus Medical Clinic. Dr. Allahwala is accepting new patients, and appointments are available now. “Adding talented and dedicated physicians to our team is an essential part of our strategy to meet the care needs of

By |2023-11-16T19:58:34-06:00November 16th, 2023|Primary Care, Recognition|

Celebrating National Rural Health Day

November 16 is National Rural Health Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedicated health providers working to meet the unique health care needs of the more than 60 million Americans living in rural communities. National Rural Health Day was founded in 2011 by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health to

By |2023-11-15T22:06:07-06:00November 16th, 2023|Primary Care, Recognition|

The Difference Between 2D and 3D Imaging for Mammograms

2D and 3D mammograms represent the two main forms of breast cancer screening and diagnostic tools used by caregivers to identify breast cancer. 2D remains the standard screening technology, while 3D offers further diagnostic benefits for some women. 2D mammograms are the standard in terms of breast cancer screenings, helping caregivers identify abnormalities in the

By |2023-10-26T15:13:08-05:00October 31st, 2023|Primary Care, Women's Health|

Early Breast Cancer Detection Through State-of-the-art Mammography Imaging

With more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed every year in the U.S., mammography screenings are essential for the early detection of a disease that affects one in eight women. Columbus Community Hospital utilizes the latest in 2D Mammography technology, with digital and computer aided detection (CAD) equipment that helps our team detect potential

By |2023-10-26T15:12:19-05:00October 26th, 2023|Primary Care, Women's Health|

Flu Season Forecast: Flu, COVID, and RSV Combine to Elevate Risk of Illness

This fall and winter, the combined presence of the flu, COVID-19, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) viruses will put everyone at a greater risk of contracting one or more potentially serious respiratory diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasted several scenarios for this fall and winter, including a potential “tripledemic” where the flu,

By |2023-09-28T21:26:00-05:00September 28th, 2023|Primary Care|

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines are Available Now

Because the virus that causes COVID-19 is changing over time, your protection against the virus needs an update each year. The newly updated COVID-19 vaccines target the predominant variants currently circulating and restore protection from COVID-19 that may have decreased over time. Columbus Community Hospital encourages everyone over the age of six months to stay

By |2023-09-28T21:13:06-05:00September 27th, 2023|Primary Care|

Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Community Hospital is proud to serve the Columbus community and the broader region. As rural hospitals struggle, Columbus Community Hospital continues to grow and provide high-quality services patients can trust.

The National Rural Health Association has named CCH a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the country. In 2021, NRHA named CCH a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital.

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