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October 01, 2019
Category: Family Medicine
Tags: Anxiety  

Here’s what to expect when you address your anxiety with our Brandon, FL, physicians.

Despite anxiety disorder being one of the most common mental illnesses in the US today, it isn’t always an easy topic to discuss. While Doctorseveryone will feel bouts of anxiety at times, when these symptoms are persistent or severe in effect, then they can really take a toll on one's wellbeing. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Here at Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, our primary care physicians, Drs. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers, are here to help you get your anxiety under control.


Don’t Be Afraid

Is the thought of talking about your anxiety with your doctor making you feel...well, anxious? This isn’t something to be worried about. At Biggers Family Medicine, our goal is to make sure that every patient feels welcomed and comfortable when walking through our office. From offering a safe environment to having doctors and a medical team that are warm, understanding, and knowledgeable, we pride ourselves on offering quality and individualized care to patients living in and around the Brandon, FL, area.

Some people worry that the only option for treating anxiety is medication and, as a result, often don’t bring up their concerns. Accordingly, it’s important to know that medication isn’t the only way to manage your anxiety—there are a variety of lifestyle changes that you are able to try first and alternative treatment options that you can turn to in order to alleviate your anxiety. When you come into our office, we will ask you questions about your family/personal medical history, any illnesses or health problems that you might have, and your history of anxiety to figure out the best methods for treating your anxiety.


How We Can Help You

It is important to communicate with us about the ways in which you would like to treat your anxiety. For instance, if you would like to avoid medication, there are a variety of natural approaches to try instead. Our doctors can offer advice on everything from meditation and better sleep habits to proper nutrition and breathing exercises, all of which can improve your anxiety. We can create a lifestyle adjustment plan that can help you see results.

If your anxiety is severe or if lifestyle changes aren’t offering much relief, then your doctor may recommend an anti-anxiety medication. Medication isn’t a quick fix, and it’s important that you also find a therapist that you can openly talk to about your issues with anxiety. Therapy has helped many patients figure out what’s causing their anxiety and to provide helpful strategies and techniques for combating these symptoms both before and when they do arise. We are happy to provide you with therapist referrals if needed!


Contact Us

You don’t have to struggle with anxiety—call Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, today at (813) 655-4646 to seek treatment.