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Minor Office Procedures

Lonestar Medical -  - Family Medicine

Lonestar Medical

Family Medicine located in New Braunfels, TX

Dr. Jay Gruhlkey offers his patients from in and around New Braunfels, Texas a variety of minor in-office procedures for their convenience and health at his practice, Lonestar Medical.

Minor Office Procedures Q&A

What Are Minor In-Office Procedures?

Minor in-office procedures are relatively simple medical and surgical procedures that Dr. Gruhlkey is able to perform from the convenience of his practice. These minor treatments can range from joint injections, treatments for skin issues such as lesions, splinting or stabilizing sprains and strains, and more. Dr. Gruhlkey offers these treatments to ensure that his patients have access to the best medical services possible and are able to improve and maintain optimal health and wellbeing levels.

What Are Joint injections?

Joint injections are a treatment methodology where medications including corticosteroids and anti-inflammatories are injected directly into a painful joint. Dr. Gruhlkey uses joint injections to help patients find pain relief. Depending on the kind of medication injected, joint injections can lower the amount of fluid and other cells that gather in the joint, decreasing stiffness and pain. Any joint can be injected, although it is most common in the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows.

Does the Doctor Treat Minor Skin Problems?

The doctor treats a variety of skin conditions from the offices. He is able to take biopsies of skin growths, lance boils and lesions, and provide treatments for wounds. Patients with a skin lesion, wound, or other skin concern should make an appointment for assessment and treatment. While some conditions are treated with antibiotics or topical creams, in other cases, a more hands-on treatment may be necessary. Dr. Gruhlkey has significant experience in helping patients to care for conditions including diabetic wounds, boils, lesions, and cysts. These conditions often require medical attention to prevent them from getting worse or affecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

How Are Sprains and Strains Treated?

While the splinting of sprains and strains does not usually require any surgical procedures, it is a technique best left to medical professionals. Dr. Gruhlkey provides quick and thorough care to patients who have injured themselves. In addition to diagnosis he can stabilize the injured body part, whether it is the ankle, wrist, knee, shoulder or other body parts to enable the muscles and tissues to heal while also providing treatment and potentially prescriptions to address any pain or discomfort.


Lonestar Medical accepts most major insurance. If you have any questions about your eligibility or coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help you!

Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health
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