Doctor Jaclyn Harrison with White Oak Medical Associates has just opened her practice in the area with the main goal of serving the community with comprehensive, compassionate care that’s convenient.
Dr. Harrison is an adult primary care and internal medicine doctor who decided to open her own practice close to home at the Heights Health Tower at 1900 North Loop West in Suite 580. As a Houston Heights resident, she’s focused on local health.
“This is my neighborhood, my stomping grounds, this is where my family is and I want to stay here and keep the medical landscape something that’s good and healthy around here,” said Harrison.
This is Dr. Harrison’s first individual practice, but is a goal she’s always had her eye on. She jumped from her training right into hospital work and has been practicing in a hospital setting for six years.
Harrison does intend to continue seeing her patients at the hospital, but she is excited to be able to see them on a regular basis as healthy adults. That direct patient care is what she finds extremely rewarding as she’s able to get to know who her patients are.
Two of the local hospitals she sees her patients at are St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the Heights and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights.
“My goals are to keep people healthy, but also when they’re sick to be there for them. We try to make it as convenient as possible for patients,” said Harrison.
Patients can schedule online at whiteoakmedicalassociates.com or by phone at 713-714-5376.
Dr. Harrison also offers virtual visits for her patients. The virtual visits will be available for established patients when there’s not a need for physical exam, or if the patient is out of town and begins to feel ill. It’s an opportunity to give convenient care to those who either need to make frequent visits, like an elderly patient. The virtual visit will help alleviate having to take the morning off of work if the appointment is to simply go over lab results.
“The first patient who will utilize the virtual visit is probably an elder patient,” said Harrison. “It’s very troublesome for the family to get her here, especially if she’s wheelchair bound. So, this allows me to have more frequent visits with her, which will keep her healthier and out of the hospital.”
Dr. Harrison’s motto of being friendly, convenient and compassionate is integrated into every aspect of her practice, including who she decides to hire onto her staff.
“It’s no fun to come to the doctor, it’s no fun to be sick and I completely understand all that and we’re trying to make that a little bit easier,” said Harrison.
Along with the convenience of her practice is the convenience of the building she’s located in, which has easy and free parking, both at the front of the building and the parking garage. Dr. Harrison’s practice is officially open and she’s ready to get to know any new patients.