Little River adds allergist, family physician

Neitsch begins full-time practice soon; allergist joins 15 other specialists

Neitsch Neitsch Little River Healthcare System announced the addition of a full-time family medicine physician and allergy specialist to the LRHS team of healthcare providers, Little River CEO/Administrator Jeremy Riney announced.

Deborah Neitsch, MD, will join the team at Little River Medical Clinic in Rockdale on Sept. 2 as a full-time family medicine physician, which will open more appointment times for our patients.

In addition to the 15 specialties currently available, Ronald Cox, MD, allergist, will begin seeing patients at LRMC-Rockdale on Sept. 4.

'Aggie doctor'

Deborah Neitsch, MD received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University before continuing her education at Texas Tech University School of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Medicine.

Dr. Neitsch completed her Family Practice Residency at Good Samaritan Family Practice in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Neitsch is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Travis County Medical Society.

Cox Cox "Dr. Neitsch is very excited to begin providing medical care to Rockdale and Milam County," Riney said.

Allergy chief

Ronald Cox, MD at tended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a residency program at Mt. Carmel Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Cox also received postgraduate training in Allergy and Immunology and Clinical Laboratory Immunology at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr. Cox served as the Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Wright Patterson Medical Center for four years and also served on the teaching faculty at Wright State University Internal Medicine department. Dr. Cox resides in Austin with his wife and children.

"We are excited to bring another family medicine physician and specialty physician to our community, especially so close to the onset of allergy season," Riney said. "We will now be able to offer allergy testing locally at LRMC-Rockdale. Previously patients had to travel about 50 miles to receive this testing.

"Both of these individuals are expertly trained in their field and will be an asset us," he said.

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