Family Medicine Specialist

Apollo Medical


Your family medicine practitioner is the first person you call for everything from scheduling an annual physical to a sick appointment. At Apollo Medical in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Katherine Hurst, MD, is ready to treat patients ages six and up. Whether you’re due for a checkup or concerned about your health, Apollo Medical tailors their care to your unique needs. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine practitioners deliver comprehensive medical care to patients of nearly all ages. They complete rigorous training to care for children, adults, and the elderly. If you’re not feeling well, your family physician is the first person you see for diagnosis and treatment. Along with sick care, family physicians provide preventive care, including physical exams and vaccinations.

Which services do family medicine practitioners provide?

You likely see your family physician for about 80% of your medical needs. In many cases, you must make an appointment with your family physician before they can refer you to a specialist, as they’re the doctors that understand your medical history and potential health risks best.

Some of the most common services Dr. Hurst provides at Apollo Medical include:

Sick care

Whether you have a sore throat, dry cough, chest congestion, or sinus pressure, Dr. Hurst can evaluate your symptoms to determine the right treatment for you. She can test you for the flu, strep throat, bronchitis, and more. A sick care visit is crucial for helping you recover as soon as possible.

Preventive care

Certain screenings and checkups with Dr. Hurst protect your health and help identify early signs of disease. An annual physical exam is your time to talk to Dr. Hurst about any changes to your lifestyle habits, medications, or health. 

When you visit for these checkups, Apollo Medical will take your vitals, record your height and weight, and take your temperature. Along with your physical, this information helps Dr. Hurst assess your risk for chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension.


Vaccinations are the best way to protect your own health and minimize your risk of spreading disease to others.

Injury care

For moderate injuries, such as deep cuts or broken bones, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Hurst. Apollo Medical offers walk-in appointments if you need urgent care. Visit your local emergency room, however, if you suffer a more severe injury. 

When should I call my family medicine practitioner?

Outside of preventive care, immunizations, and routine screenings, call Apollo Medical for:

  • High fever
  • Sore throat
  • Constant cough
  • White spots in throat
  • Chills
  • Severe fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting

You should also talk to Dr. Hurst if you’re experiencing symptoms for longer than a week or two, as this can indicate that your illness is progressing without proper treatment.

Apollo Medical offers walk-ins as well as appointments by phone or online. Book an appointment now to learn more.