Blog Archive

Get Smooth and Silky by Summer With Laser Hair Removal Jan 27th, 2020

It may be February, but the sun is never far away here in Texas. With warmer weather right around the corner, unwanted facial and body hair can be embarrassing — especially during the Texas summers when you want to let your skin shine! Covering up isn’t always practical, and with...

Learn How Our Ideal Protein® Plan Can Help You Reach and Maintain Your Fighting Weight Dec 31st, 2019

Are you determined to start the new year off right with a plan to reach your ideal weight? If so, you aren’t alone. The majority of Americans are overweight or obese, and here in Texas, we rank 10th in the nation for obesity. If you’ve tried dieting without success, Dr....

Summer Bodies are Made in Winter: Start truSculpt® Body Sculpting and Say Goodbye Stubborn Fat Dec 2nd, 2019

As you look toward the warmer months of summer, are you excited or a bit apprehensive? While we believe your body is beautiful as it is, we also believe you deserve to determine what makes you feel great about your appearance. If even with routine exercise and healthy eating you...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health Nov 1st, 2019

Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, and more than 90% of women have at least one risk factor for heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. It's important for every woman to know how to keep her heart healthy, as well as how...

Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin With Non-Invasive Radiofrequency Technology Oct 1st, 2019

Noninvasive radiofrequency technology is a powerful anti-aging tool with many benefits. In fact, this technology can repair and regenerate skin cells, promote new collagen production, and help your skin look younger and rejuvenated.  At the family medicine practice of Tim Martin, MD, we believe living your best life includes feeling...

Losing Weight Can Reduce Your Risk of These Common Conditions Sep 3rd, 2019

The desire to lose weight is shared by millions of Americans, and the rewards are generally well worth the effort it takes to drop those excess pounds. Your motivation may include fitting into clothing that expresses your true self or enjoying the active outdoor lifestyle residents of Abilene love. Perhaps...

Could You Be Among the Millions of Americans Who Have High Blood Pressure and Don't Know It? Aug 7th, 2019

A frightening truth: An estimated 103 million Americans have high blood pressure. That’s nearly half of all American adults.  An even scarier statistic: Millions of people don’t know they have high blood pressure or aren’t taking action against it. In fact, 64% of Americans don’t know what constitutes high blood...

5 Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease Jul 19th, 2019

Heart disease isn’t a single illness. It’s actually a general term that describes several issues that can affect your heart and blood vessels. Some of these conditions include: Blocked or narrowed arteries Heart rhythm problems Congenital heart defects present since birth Having heart disease can trigger life-threatening events, including heart...

How Opioids Change Your Brain Jun 1st, 2019

The opioid epidemic in the United States has captured national headlines as a problem that cuts across economic, gender, and racial lines. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, from the CEO in the corner office to the low-income teenager struggling in high school. The reason behind this level playing field...

Facts and Myths About Remedying Menopausal Symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy May 22nd, 2019

Menopause can be a tough time in a woman’s life, bringing with it changes that can have a serious impact on her overall well-being. From sleep-interrupting night sweats to weight gain, the transition through menopause can be wrought with difficulty and life-altering consequences. As you cast about for solutions, bioidentical...

5 Signs Males May Have Low Testosterone Levels: Learn Whether Bio-identical HRT Is Right for You Apr 2nd, 2019

Many people think hormones levels only change during puberty, but that’s simply not true.  Throughout your life, hormones play a significant role in your health, development, and well-being. If at any time your hormones become unbalanced, you may experience a wide range of unpleasant symptoms. As a man, it’s possible...

Dependent on Opioids? Learn About our Suboxone Treatment Plans Mar 14th, 2019

The opioid problem in the United States has been labeled a crisis, and for good reason. Every day, more than 130 people die because of an opioid overdose. Though scare tactics are a lousy way to start a conversation, we just want to underscore the seriousness of the problem. More...

It's Heart Health Awareness Month: Have You Had Your Cardiovascular Screening? Feb 1st, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s the reason for one out of every four deaths each year. And someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds in America. Because heart disease is so common, it makes sense to...

Banish Unwanted Hair, Wrinkles and Spider Veins With Xeo Laser Treatments Jan 15th, 2019

Evolving laser technology has opened up a whole new world when it comes to cosmetic concerns. It’s not that laser is new, but the technology has been refined, allowing us to target very specific problems, such as unwanted body hair, spider veins, wrinkles, and much more. Dr. Tim Martin spent...

Finally Achieve That New Year's Resolution With Our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Dec 13th, 2018

Losing weight is an incredibly difficult, and frustrating, battle. You spend countless time, energy, and money on the latest diets and products, only to be left with the same amount of weight, if not more, once it’s all said and done. And every year, you promise to try harder, do...

How is truSculpt different from cool sculpting? Nov 20th, 2018

How is Warm Body Sculpting (truSculpt) Different Than Sculpting With Cold? Sculpting with cold temperatures freezes the skin and sub-cutaneous fat. truSculpt uses harmless radiofrequency waves to gently warm the sub-cutaneous fat until fat cell damage occurs. truSculpt is helpful for a wider range of body types. Thinner people with...

Change One Thing – Eat TRUE Whole Grains Nov 20th, 2018

Ever decided to do everything you were told to obtain better health and nothing improved, or your health grew worse? What if the medical and nutritional advice you believed to be sound turned out to actually be inaccurate or very difficult to follow? Failing to achieve better health is common...

Energy Drinks: Good or Bad? Nov 20th, 2018

Energy Drinks: Good or Bad? The soft drink industry created energy drinks to provide quick energy replacement for consumers eager to invigorate themselves with a boost for their busy, active lives. Millions of people reach for energy drinks every day as a pick-me-up to enable their fast paced, sleep deprived...

TruSculpt® Body Sculpting: The Non-Surgical Solution for Unwanted Fat Deposits That Works Nov 19th, 2018

Losing weight can be an arduous and frustrating journey at the best of times as you cut out your favorite foods and ramp up your daily exercise routine. But the results are worth it as you get to within shouting distance of your goal. That is until unwanted deposits of...

Radiofrequency Skin Treatment Oct 31st, 2018

Why choose radiofrequency (RF) skin treatment over laser? If you are over 40, you can already tell you skin is aging! Arrrgh! Wrinkles, bulging, sagging and blemishes are gradually appearing and spreading. What can you do to improve your skin and reverse some of the effects of aging? Laser skin...

How to Change Oct 27th, 2018

“If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?” – Shantideva “Daddy! DADDY!!! Help me! I’m stuck!” I have 6 kids. Each one of them has hollered this for me at one time or...

Skin Hacks for Guys Oct 23rd, 2018

You mow your lawn, paint your house and detail your car, right? Why do you do so much to improve the look of your stuff and ignore yourself!? You’re not vain; you just need to take care of a couple of details. (Ladies, don’t read this! Unless your guy needs...

Getting the Most Out of Your Trip to the Doctor Oct 20th, 2018

In my family practice clinic, I want to help you take care of your health. I do this by listening to you to know what is important to you, and to uncover clues in your lifestyle choices and behavior choices that impact your health. The history I take and the...

Flu Prevention Oct 16th, 2018

We have multiple products at our office that have been proven more effective than the flu shot at preventing the flu, and shortening the duration and severity if you do get it! In addition to preventing the flu, you will also get the added benefits of a healthier immune system...

Let Your Skin Show Oct 13th, 2018

Let’s face it. There are parts of our skin we show everybody. Get it? FACE it?! (This is where my kid’s groan…another dad joke!)   Seriously! The number one area of skin that shows all the time and to everyone in our face. Other common areas we show all the...

Nutrition Aug 31st, 2018

Here are a few articles that I like and my thoughts on them: We are always looking for the ‘best’ diet – but is there really such a thing?  In this video I review the ‘MIND’ diet and why I really like it! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mind-diet We love carbs – but also...

Medication Assisted Therapy to Tread Opioid Use Disorder Aug 22nd, 2018

Opioid overdoses cause one death every 20 minutes! Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)—a combination of psychosocial therapy and FDA approved medication—is the most effective intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) and is more effective than either behavioral interventions or medication alone. MAT significantly reduces illicit opioid use compared with abstinence approaches,...

One Thing For My Health Today Aug 4th, 2018

One Thing For My Health Today Our large family relishes the adventures of road trips together. In addition to numerous short jaunts, we usually make one long family trip each year, hitting the road in our 15 passenger van. West Texas is a long way from almost every travel destination....