Tailored MD is a Direct Primary Care clinic located in San Antonio, Texas. Our mission is to refocus healthcare around you and your individual needs, and to provide the holistic and personalized care that you deserve.
WHAT IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE?
As a Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic, we do not accept insurance. By removing the insurance middle-man, we’re able to work with patients directly, and provide quality primary care through a cost-effective, flat, monthly fee.
THE TAILORED MD DIFFERENCE
You shouldn’t wait months before seeing your doctor. We offer appointments within days of scheduling and even have weekend availability by request. Our San Antonio direct primary care makes healthcare simple.
THE TAILORED MD DIFFERENCE
You’re not just a number at Tailored MD. We take the time to get to know you as a person beyond just symptoms. Visits are typically up to an hour and every minute is devoted to extensive discussions about your health concerns and your personalized treatment options.
THE TAILORED MD DIFFERENCE
On vacation or don’t have time to visit our clinic? No worries. You can call, text, or email from wherever you are and whenever you need us.
The Tailored Plan
This plan covers everything you’d expect from a primary care clinic, plus all the extra benefits that DPC provides.
What is a chronic illness?
Chronic illness is a medical term used to describe long-term health problems that usually aren’t curable. However, by diagnosing chronic illness early on, it’s possible to manage and prevent more serious complications in the future.
What is chronic disease management?
Chronic disease management is a branch of healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating, and managing chronic illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. By participating in chronic disease management, you can lower your risk of serious health problems, including heart disease, certain types of cancer, amputation, and premature death.
Not all primary care physicians in San Antonio offer a full suite of chronic disease management services. At Tailored MD, you can access treatment for all types of chronic diseases, allowing you to address all of your medical needs in one place. This saves you time and the hassle of having to see various specialists.
What is preventive healthcare?
Preventive healthcare is an important aspects of healthy living. Preventive refers to preemptive measures used to diagnose and treat health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes early on. Many chronic conditions don’t present symptoms at first. Holistic, integrative measures of care, such as regular exercise and clean eating, can restore balance to your body and, in turn, your overall health.
Healthcare isn’t something that just happens. It requires a conscious effort and willingness to change bad habits, such as smoking or living a sedentary lifestyle and replacing them with healthier alternatives.
Who can benefit from preventive healthcare?
Anyone who wants to lead a healthier, longer life can benefit from preventive healthcare. It provides you with the tools and insights you need to live your best life. In some cases, prevention and wellness even reverse conditions, preventing the need for prescription medications. To learn more about the benefits of San Antonio direct primary care services, make an appointment at Tailored MD today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
What is a physical exam?
A physical exam is a routine evaluation of your general health. Also called an “annual exam” or a “wellness exam,” it allows Dr. Clements to note your current health and identify trends and patterns in your health over time. Furthermore, he can find signs of conditions affecting your health before they cause any symptoms. Physical exams also give you the chance to gain a better understanding of the way your body functions. You can ask Dr. Clements questions about your health, and he can recommend lifestyle changes that can help preserve your health over time.
Why might I need a physical exam?
Dr. Clements provides a variety of physical exams at his private practice. There are many reasons why you might need a physical exam, whether it be for yourself, the government, your coach, or your employer. Dr. Clements offers:
You should get a physical every year to monitor your body’s changes as you age. You don’t need to be sick or concerned about your health to benefit from an annual physical.
Many employers require that you get a physical exam as a condition of your employment. It may include a drug test, which you can take in the on-site lab. If you have symptoms, Dr. Clements can find a diagnosis and a treatment for it so you can work safely.
Sports physicals, also called pre-participation physical exams, evaluate your health and your fitness. Dr. Clements looks for conditions that could make sports unsafe for you.
What is Obesity?
By definition, obesity is BMI over 30. BMI is calculated using height and weight. There are many online tools to use to calculate your BMI such as this one (Click Here). Overweight is defined as BMI between 25-30. A BMI is an important tool in measure an aspect of health but that is all it is. It does not define health and wellness and more than other health markers. Happiness, and comfort, and personal health and weight goals take precedence over any single scale such as BMI.
Some people may have a certain weight or BMI goal in mind that they would like to reach. The doctors at Tailored MD are certainly here to help you with those goals and can utilize any of the tools and techniques listed below to help you along the way. Some people may have different goals, maybe they would like to attain a level of muscle mass and fat loss in order to play with their children or grandkids without getting out of breath. Maybe someone wants to focus less on food or has anxiety about food. Another individual may have weight or adiposity related diseases such as fatty liver disease, type two diabetes, hyperlipidemia and they would like to manage these conditions without adding or increasing medication. All of these are good reasons to get started with our San Antonio direct primary care services.
Any successful weight or body fat loss program includes a dietary plan. As you may know, there are thousands of diets out there and no single diet is king. The Keto diet, Adkins diet, calorie counting, intermittent fasting, Paleo diet, are all effective for some people and not for others. The truth is, they all fundamentally work the same way. The key to long term dietary success is understanding how diet and metabolism effects weight. Sticking to a plan that fits your goals and lifestyles. Exercise is also an important part of overall health and can effect weight, especially in keeping weight off, but exercise is a far number two when compared to diet. In addition to diet and exercise, a Tailored MD doctor may recommend adjusting medications. For example, medications can be added to help lower appetite or effect glucose metabolism. Other medicines that you are taking may make weight loss harder and your Tailored MD physician will look over these to see if adjustments can be made.
What is dermatology procedures?
Anything from skin tag or wart removal, to mole biopsy, to ingrown toenail care, we have you covered for basic skin procedures.
We offer convenience by offering comprehensive primary care which means performing in office procedures sometimes even on the same day as your regular appointment.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment to replenish declining hormone levels. The treatment addresses disruptive symptoms for both men and women caused by low testosterone and estrogen levels, respectively. At Tailored MD, a prescribed hormone replacement regimen can be delivered by pills, patches, gels, or injection.
How does hormone replacement therapy help?
Men with low testosterone levels may receive hormone replacement therapy to help with:
For women, hormone replacement therapy helps reduce symptoms of menopause, such as:
Women may experience increased sexual desire, more restorative sleep, and increased lubrication as hormone levels increase. Research also shows promising results for the therapy’s ability to decrease some women’s risks of osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia.
What is geriatric care?
Geriatric care is a branch of medicine that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness in adults age 65 and older. As you get older, your body experiences an array of changes. Although this is a normal part of the natural aging process, it also puts you at risk for certain health problems.
Even if you’re active and relatively healthy, geriatric care services can alert you to potential problems early on, when they’re easiest to treat. It also presents an opportunity to build a relationship with your doctor and discuss any questions or concerns you have.
What services does geriatric care provide?
At Tailored MD, geriatric care involves longer appointment times and one-on-one consultations, allowing your provider to develop a custom-tailored care plan specific to your individual needs. In addition, geriatric patients don’t have to share a waiting room. This lowers the risk of disease transmission and provides for a more relaxing experience.
Dr. Clements specializes in all types of geriatric care. He regularly diagnoses and treats a variety of common age-related health problems, including:
As you get older, you’re also more likely to experience frailty and balance issues. You can receive treatment for these problems at Tailored MD as well.
What’s not included
Tailored MD has you covered for your day to day needs, urgent needs, and preventative care. We do not cover services outside of our clinic. We pair very well with medical cost sharing such as Sedera health for these expenses.
Too many people feel stuck in the current healthcare system. That’s why Tailored MD is offering a new solution. Your health can’t wait for a spot to open up on a packed appointment schedule. Your health can’t wait for insurance to process your bills. Instead, you deserve a simple approach that works for you. Tailored MD is proud to provide San Antonio with high-quality direct primary care services.
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C Wes Clements III, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician practicing at Tailored MD, located in San Antonio, TX. He is a graduate of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and completed his residency training at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Dr. Clements relocated to San Antonio and acquired his board certification in family medicine to begin private practice. He quickly realized the pitfalls of conventional medical care, which emphasizes the speed of care, over-medicating, and over referring. He discovered Direct Primary Care as a means to provide better primary care, and his mission is to make this model of care accessible to everyone.
Outside of the office, Dr. Clements enjoys powerlifting, skiing, mountaineering, and cycling. He also enjoys spending time with his wife at the gym, exploring parks, and gardening. Dr. Clements welcomes any person seeking to improve their health and find a profoundly better healthcare experience.
Nichole Graeber, FNP is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She is a graduate of Walden University and has been in practice for over 5 years.
Mrs. Graeber endeavors to share her passion for health and wellness through education and coaching her patients so that they can feel and perform at their very best.
Nichole enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising regularly. She enjoys lifting weights, yoga and swimming. She enjoys travel and reading and spending time with her husband and family. She also enjoys giving back to her community through volunteer activities with several animal rescues in San Antonio.
Alejandra is a Mexico licensed physician from Monterrey, Mexico.
She practiced medicine in Mexico for 3 years.Alejandra is passionate about the care and well-being of people. She is a lifelong learner and strives every day to acquire skills and knowledge that can help us reach optimal efficiency and improve the experience for our patients.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Chloe. She loves traveling and being outdoors with her family. She especially enjoys driving to new places to explore.
Tona Vu, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician from Houston, TX. She graduated from William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency training in Conroe, TX.
Dr. Tona Vu has gained experience working in various healthcare environments, and her decision to join Tailored MD stemmed from her belief in a comprehensive approach to healthcare. Her practice philosophy revolves around identifying risk factors for diseases, addressing lifestyle factors, educating patients on disease prevention, and utilizing evidence-based medicine to treat medical conditions.
Outside of work, Dr. Tona Vu finds joy in spending quality time with her family and actively participating in volunteer work. Additionally, she has a passion for cooking and exploring different cuisines, as well as traveling to new destinations.