Dr. Vicki Seidmeyer may be “just a family doctor,” but she is far from a typical primary care physician. In fact, in 2016 her practice was named Opencare’s Patients’ Choice Winner as one of the top McKinney family practices. She treats patients as young as a year old through adulthood and forms close relationships with her patients and their families in the Collin County area. While some patients may do cross-fit and come mostly for yearly check-ups, some others may suffer from many health problems and need regular treatment. She treats them all!
The Full Spectrum of Patients and Problems
With such a wide range of patients, Dr. Seidmeyer faces unique questions and challenges every day. She says, “It’s never the same. You always see something new.” One appointment could be for a child who stuck a tiny toy soldier into his ear, and the next could be someone’s well-check with screening exams that lead to an early cancer diagnosis and successful treatment.
As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Seidmeyer focuses on her patients’ overall wellbeing and preventing illness before it begins. She says, “We have always emphasized preventative care in our office and consider prevention to be the backbone of primary care.”
Because of this focus, she provides advice about healthy lifestyles that can help patients avoid getting sick or needing certain medications in the first place. When patients apply her advice, she sees improvement in their general health. She says, “That’s rewarding when you see your advice making patients feel better.”
A Family Doctor
Since her practice opened in July 1998, Dr. Seidmeyer has maintained strong, close relationships with her patients. In fact, she says, “We have some folks that have been members of our ‘patient family’ for over 15 years.” Some of her first one-year-old patients back then are now starting college. Through the years, her patient base has extended across generations in the same family. And she treats several multigenerational families. She literally is a family doctor to her patients.
The Personal Touch
Both Dr. Seidmeyer and PA Heather Boyd, who has been at the practice for over a decade, take time to get to know their patients, talk about their lives, and laugh together. They don’t just talk about health; they talk about the weekend, hobbies, and more. Dr. Seidmeyer says, “When patients feel comfortable with their doctor, they are able to open up and be much more forthcoming than otherwise. This, of course, gives the doctor a better understanding. When a physician really knows their patient, they are able to offer better care.”
A sign of a good doctor is a content and loyal patient base, and after nearly twenty years, Dr. Seidmeyer has retained many patients since the start. And yet, she enjoys meeting new people as well and welcomes new patients to her practice, where the whole family can get excellent medical care.
2760 Virginia Parkway, #100
McKinney, Texas 75071
By Lacey Kupfer Wulf
Photography by David Quisenberry Photography