Dr. Carlos Porter, MD, FAAFP
Family Practitioner | Adult Medicine2020 Sundance Pkwy A-2 New Braunfels TX, 78130
Dr. Carlos Porter is a family practitioner practicing in New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Porter specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Porter possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Univ of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 1993
The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio 1993
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
Dr. Carlos Porter, MD, FAAFP's Expert Contributions
Please see your physician, have labs done and ensure it is not something metabolic that is hindering your goals. READ MORE
You should be adequately covered as you should have been given a tetanus update around age 14-16. If you truly had a another one 3 years ago you should be more than adequately covered. Please discuss with you primary care physician. READ MORE
See your physician and have an evaluation with lab work. Look at thyroid, kidney function in particular. Start sleeping well 7-8 hours a night and begin a regular exercise program. READ MORE
Please look for the US government approval. READ MORE
Please have your primary care provider evaluate it. READ MORE
Given your symptoms, you have COVID regardless of testing results. Please schedule a visit with your primary care physician as soon as possible. If symptoms worsen, seek immediate care. READ MORE
Mycelex crouches work very well, 5 x a day for 7 days. The wafers are easy to use. More likely than not it is resolved as it was the result of the inhaled steroid component of the inhaler. This was actually an excellent approach to assist during a COVID infection. READ MORE
Seek emergency Medical attention!!! READ MORE
You should see your primary care physician. READ MORE
You are self dosing and attempting to direct your prescription of a narcotic pain medication WITHOUT a medical license, trying to "game" the system! No physician should EVER prescribe this medication or any controlled medications to you ever again. READ MORE
You should follow your physician's recommendations. If you do not feel comfortable with your physician, you should find one you do. READ MORE
Please see your physician as soon as possible. If this condition persists, please go to the nearest emergency room. READ MORE
Yes. Please keep your followup with your physician to ensure the treatment plan is working. READ MORE
Probably not an issue. More likely than not you will develop a resistance and it simply will stop working. Please discuss options with you physician. READ MORE
Yes, I agree, you should see your physician as soon as possible. Hopefully you are still a candidate for oral medications. However your situation brings up a very important point, not just for you but for everyone. Please review and select your insurance very carefully, typically people choose the least expensive and later blame their physician and/or expect their physician to supplement the patients insurance costs. The supplementation is typically in extra payroll and tax costs to the physician, costs that insurance for not cover. Given your situation, exercise, diet and more likely than not significant weight loss will markedly help your situation. READ MORE
Given your age, symptoms the chances are high within the first 24 hours. If you clinically improve it could have been gas but also a high possibility of a fecolith (hardened piece of feces n the intestine), doubtful for diverticulitis. Please arrange an appointment with your primary care physician for a proper physical examination. Possibly a CT scan if clinically warranted. As always, if you rapidly worsen please seek emergency care. In good health. READ MORE
Pneumonia can certainly make your back hurt. Aside from potential muscle strain from coughing, there could be pleuritic pain (lung lining). Please keep close followup with your treating physician. Lastly, consider a follow up X-ray to document resolution of the infection. READ MORE
Yes you can. Please keep close followup with your Physican to not only monitor you but keep you accountable to your personal goals. READ MORE
You definitely need a medical evaluation by your Physican. Hopefully this could be something simple as possibly a mild allergy. However an evaluation is warranted. READ MORE
Please ask for a repeat test. Obviously a strict diet/food journal over a 2 week period will be helpful. If this all leads to your current starting point one should look elsewhere as the caffeine issue is probably less significant than initially thought. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- High Cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Hay Fever (allergic Rhinitis)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)
- Vascular Disease
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Patient Experience with Dr. Porter
Dr. Porter was very kind, listened to my concerns and felt very reassuring! I'm excited to have him for my PCP.
Keep up the great work.
Great visit cared about my health. Thank you
Great about helping patient understand their care.
I had stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma surgery on 5/8/18. On 5/7//18, I had to get approval for the surgery from my primary, Dr Carlos Porter. I went to his office. I had not met him before. His assistant does all the vitals and an EKG. Nice young woman and we have a laugh or two. Dr Porter comes in and asks “How are things going? *Today’s been kind of rough.*Why? (I thought that was a stupid question.) I tell him I’ve been frustrated by the process. No one ever went through what I should expect, like You’ve Got Cancer 101. The conversation goes in a downward spiral until my voice has raised. I’m not yelling. My voice is raised because he is trying to upset me and he’s succeeding. He was belligerent from the start. He wasn’t listening to me. He was trying to find ways to get under my skin. All of a sudden, he gets up from his chair, says he doesn’t have to put up with this, orders me out, and threatens to call the police. Did anyone miss that part? Threatened to call the police. I have to admit, I went into raging bitch mode because I couldn’t believe what has transpired and his attitude. I open the door to the waiting room and tell my husband that I’m being kicked out, refused my surgery authorization, (which I find out he cannot do) and am threatened with calling the police. I return to the inside as my husband joins me and ask if the police have been called, yet. If not, he better f-ing call them because I’m not leaving until I talk to them. My husband tries to talk to him and is told he must leave because he’s threatening. He hasn’t even lifted a finger. I call my surgeon, Dr Kolluri, who I recommend highly, and tell her what’s going on. She says she’d do the same thing I did. Before she falls off her chair, she says she’ll take care of this. The police come and were terrific. Got more understanding from them. In fact, the female officer told the dickhead doc that this was a very unfortunate incident that didn’t have to happen. We received a warning to not trespass. Not to worry. I wouldn’t step two miles near his office. I would like his license revoked. He is totally unprofessional, belligerent, and arrogant. No one should have to deal with this kind of doctor. BTW, I’m 70 years old and good natured. However, I can go from 0 to 60 in a New York minute when I’m being treated poorly. And, I was treated beyond poorly.
Excellent bedside manners. He made sure he met us the first visit to build a good physician patient relationship.
Dr Poter has being my dr for so many years. Im very happy with him. Only complain I have have is the wait
Thank you all the staff and physicians for making my constant doctors appointments informative. I always know what to ask and what to do.
Thorough and attentive. Covers all options.
Awesome staff and very organized office. All my medical needs were taken care of and I was even able to follow up via the web. Telehealth is one of the greatest services they offer! Very effective and convenient. I recommend them to EVERYONE!
- Rose mary
Best doctor, would not change him. Great compassion and is always looking for us to stay healthy.
Very knowledgable, friendly, caring professional
Best staff ever!!!
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