CENTER, Texas – Longtime Shelby County physician Dr. Jane Todd has announced that her clinic, Deep East Texas Rural Health Clinic, will become the ETMC First Physicians Clinic Shelby County, effective January 1.
However, Dr. Todd was quick to point out that the new name will probably be the only change patients will notice -- the staff, services and clinic hours will remain the same. Dr. Todd and the other clinic staff, including Suzanne Middlebrook, PA-C and Aaron Singh, PA-C, will continue to provide excellent care for patients at the Center clinic, just as they have always done.
“I am excited to become an ETMC First Physician, because it will allow me to continue to focus on taking care of my patients and giving them the best care I can provide,” Dr. Todd said. “As an ETMC First Physicians Clinic, we will have access to the resources of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, which will be a wonderful benefit to our patients.”
The clinic provides a wide variety of services, including women’s wellness, family planning, well baby screening, Texas Health Steps, immunizations, vaccines for children, physicals, flu shots, referrals, diabetes and hypertension management and an in-house lab. Patients of all ages are welcome, and Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted.
The clinic will work closely with ETMC’s affiliate hospital in Carthage, ETMC Carthage. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Todd and her staff to the ETMC system,” hospital administrator Gary Hudson said. “Part of the ETMC system’s mission is to push services closer to where people live in communities across East Texas, so providing care in Center through the ETMC First Physicians Clinic Shelby County fits very well with that.”
Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
ETMC Carthage offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour emergency department, designated a Level 4 trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services; an outpatient rehabilitation clinic through the ETMC Rehabilitation Center; imaging services including MRI, 64-slice CT, mammography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and X-ray; general surgery and orthopedic surgery; Family Birthplace obstetrical services; cardiology care; pediatric care and endocrinology services.
The ETMC system is organized so that primary healthcare is provided in more than 40 First Physicians Clinics across East Texas. Secondary care is also provided locally in the ETMC affiliate hospitals, such as ETMC Carthage. High-level secondary and tertiary care is provided at ETMC Tyler, including the ETMC Cancer Institute, the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute, the ETMC Neurological Institute, the ETMC Orthopedic Institute and the ETMC Urology Institute. In addition, ETMC Tyler is East Texas’ only Level 1 trauma center, as designated by the Texas State Department of Health Services.
With access to the region's most comprehensive healthcare system, an ETMC First Physician has unequaled healthcare resources to offer patients, with ETMC hospitals, home health, laboratory and rehabilitation services located throughout East Texas.