Procedures Specialist

Natalia Southerland, MD -  - Family Physician

Brand New Med

Natalia Southerland, MD

Family Physician located in Waxahachie, TX

As a family physician for many years, Dr. Natalia Southerland has experience performing a wide range of procedures. At Brand New Med in Waxahachie, Texas, Dr. Southerland offers several in-office procedures in a comfortable, nonclinical environment. Whether you need electrocardiogram (EKG) testing or stitches for a deep cut, you can expect same-day appointments and personalized attention. Schedule an appointment online or call the office today to learn more about available in-office procedures.

Procedures Q & A

What procedures are available?

Dr. Southerland offers a wide range of procedures at Brand New Med as part of your routine health care, or in urgent care situations. Available procedures include:

  • Joint injections
  • EKGs
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Laceration repair for simple cuts
  • Incision and drainage care for wounds

Dr. Southerland also offers comprehensive screenings and specialized procedures for diagnosing and treating conditions like cancer, chronic disease, and obesity.

Why do I need an EKG?

An electrocardiogram is a diagnostic device that records electrical signals in your heart. Dr. Southerland may use this type of test to detect heart problems. She might also use EKG data during routine screenings for other health conditions that can affect your heart, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

This noninvasive test uses electrode sensors that attach to your limbs and chest. Signals from the device translate into a printout Dr. Southerland can review during your screening.

If she detects heart irregularities, Dr. Southerland may request additional testing or refer you to a heart specialist for further care.

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are common treatments for chronic arthritis. They involve the injection of steroid medications into the affected joint to reduce inflammation and help alleviate pain.

Dr. Southerland may recommend joint injections when other therapies aren’t effective in managing chronic pain or mobility issues brought about by arthritis or an injury.

How do nebulizer treatments work?

A nebulizer is a machine that delivers breathing treatments for asthma sufferers. The nebulizer utilizes the same kind of prescription medication used in inhalers, turning the liquid medicine into a breathable mist.

A nebulizer may be the most effective treatment option if you’re experiencing an asthma attack or generally having difficulties taking a deep breath. They can work as either a short-acting or long-acting treatment for asthma.

Dr. Southerland can determine if nebulizer treatments are an effective option for managing your asthma symptoms. She can also determine which asthma medications to add to the nebulizer to provide you with the fastest results.

To learn more about these procedures, schedule an appointment online or call Brand New Med today.