Homewood Family Medicine was established in 2001 with one goal in mind: To treat patients accurately and appropriately; with dignity and respect in the most efficient manner possible.
Address
Homewood Family Medicine is located at 4540 E. Baseline Rd. #113 Mesa, Arizona 85206 (Between Greenfield & Higley Rd.)
Phone and Fax
To schedule an appointment, change your appointment or if you have any questions call us at 480-558-4700 If you have forms, medical records or other items that you need to fax please fax to 480-558-1936 
Billing Questions
The Homewood Family Medicine Team is here to help you with any questions you may have. For Billing questions and inquiries call: 480-558-4700 Ext. 17

February  Weight Loss Savings!

For the month of  February  any weight loss patient will receive a $50.00 OFF coupon for Coolsculpting services at Arizona Wellness Center!!! 

Call Today to Schedule your appointment: 480-558-4700!

Certain Restrictions Apply:  Patients must have controlled blood pressure and be cleared by physician for the weight loss program. Must be first time patients of the weight loss program.

Do prescription weight-loss medicines really work?

When combined with a reduced-calorie diet and regular physical activity, prescription weight-loss medicines can help obese people lose weight. People who use these drugs may not feel as hungry, or they may feel full after eating only a small amount of food.

How can I avoid gaining weight back when I stop using the medicine?

There is no easy cure for being overweight. Prescription weight-loss medicines can help you get off to a good start, but once you stop taking them, the weight you lost may come back. To keep the weight off, you must eat a healthy diet and be physically activeon a regular basis. You must continue these healthy habits even after you stop taking the medicine. Remember that losing weight and keeping it off is a lifelong effort.

Are prescription weight-loss medicines used for people who are just slightly overweight?

No. Prescription weight-loss medicines are only for people who are very obese. Most of these medicines are designed for people who weigh 20% or more above what is ideal for their height and body type or who have a high body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a measure of your weight and height. Your doctor can tell you if prescription weight-loss medicines might be helpful for you.

Are there any side effects from using prescription weight-loss medicines?

Yes, there are possible side effects associated with prescription weight-loss medicines. Common side effects may include the following:

    • Nervousness
    • Irritability
    • Dry mouth
    • Nausea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
  • Sleep problems (such as insomnia and very intense dreams)

Do I have to use prescription weight-loss medicines to lose weight?

No. If you decide weight-loss medicines aren’t right for you, you can still meet your weight-loss goals. It’s important to develop healthy eating habits, but don’t expect to change everything overnight. Start by training yourself to eat without doing anything else at the same time. For example, don’t eat while you watch TV. Focus on what you’re eating. Try to eat slowly.

Next, change what and how much you eat. Your doctor can help you create a low-calorie diet plan that will help you lose weight.

It is also important to be physically active. A good goal for many people is to work up to exercising for at least 30 minutes, 4 to 6 times a week. Regular exercise helps you burn calories faster, even when you are sitting still. Exercise also helps you burn fat and build muscle.

Aerobic exercise raises your heart rate and helps you burn calories. Aerobic exercises include swimming, brisk walking, jogging and bicycling. Anaerobic exercise, such as weight training, is also good because it adds muscle mass to your body. Muscle burns calories faster than fat.

Our Team

Dr_Homewood
Dr. Russell Homewood
M.D.
 Dr. Homewood chose Family Practice because he values long lasting relationships with his patients.  A perfect day in the clinic for Dr. Homewood involves providing excellent medical care, while at the same time visiting with old friends. He is well known for his empathetic, fun-loving personality and down to earth bedside manner that puts his patients at ease. He takes time to explain a patient’s diagnosis and clarifies any confusing information from a specialist visit.    
Lindsey_Graft
Lindsey Graft
PA-C
Mrs. Graft has experience as a healthcare professional in Sports Medicine, Urgent Care and Family Medicine.  While  pursuing her undergraduate degree she worked as a student athletic trainer for Jacksonville State University  Sports Medicine Program. She additionally worked as a medical assistant in the urgent care and outpatient  family/internal medicine setting prior to becoming a PA.  She is originally from Bloomington, Indiana.

Amanda_Hines
Amanda Hines
PA-C
Amanda Hines, PA-C, is a board certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of      Physician Assistants.  She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in  Glendale, AZ in August 2016, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology with highest honors from the University of  California Santa Barbara in June 2011.