CHRISTUS clinic’s pri­mary care team adds doc­tor

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

Pa­tients seek­ing high-qual­ity pri­mary care have a new op­tion with the ad­di­tion of Dr. Priyal Pa­tel to the CHRISTUS Trin­ity Clin­icTexarkana team.

“Pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent, com­pas­sion­ate care to the peo­ple of this area is some­thing we are all pas­sion­ate about, and Dr. Pa­tel fits per­fectly with that vi­sion,” said Dr. Brent Ben­nett, pri­mary care op­er­a­tions chief at Trin­ity Clinic in Texarkana. “At CHRISTUS Trin­ity Clinic, our phi­los­o­phy is con­sis­tent and di­rect: We are ded­i­cated to qual­ity, com­pas­sion­ate care for the en­tire fam­ily. We of­fer you a med­i­cal home and work in part­ner­ship with you to main­tain your health with pre­ven­tive care and treat­ment of ill­nesses and in­juries.

“When se­ri­ous health prob­lems strike, your pri­mary care provider guides you to the ap­pro­pri­ate spe­cialty care.”

Pa­tel joins the clinic af­ter com­plet­ing her res­i­dency in fam­ily medicine at the Univer­sity of Arkansas Med­i­cal Sci­ences in Texarkana and her med­i­cal de­gree at Amer­i­can Univer­sity of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

Pa­tel al­ready has been treat­ing lo­cal pa­tients at CHRISTUS St. Michael dur­ing her res­i­dency and dur­ing her time moon­light­ing in the Ash­down Emer­gency Cen­ter. She is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Fam­ily Physi­cians and Amer­i­can Board of Fam­ily Medicine and has par­tic­i­pated in Wild About Well­ness and the MASH Sum­mer Pro­gram in Texarkana.

“I be­lieve it is im­por­tant for ev­ery­one to es­tab­lish a close work­ing re­la­tion­ship with their pri­mary care provider,” Pa­tel said. “When pa­tient and provider work to­gether and com­mu­ni­cate well, the re­sults im­prove dra­mat­i­cally for the pa­tients. They live health­ier lives, and we are able to man­age and even pre­vent many chronic or long-term con­di­tions.

“I am ex­cited to be­gin work­ing at CHRISTUS Trin­ity Clinic and con­tinue my life­long goal to serve pa­tients in an area that is in need of these cru­cial pri­mary care ser­vices.”

Pa­tel will be see­ing pri­mary care pa­tients in her of­fice in the CHRISTUS Trin­ity Clinic Ur­gent Care fa­cil­ity at 910 James Bowie Drive in New Bos­ton, Texas. Pa­tients can get more in­for­ma­tion or book ap­point­ments by call­ing 903-614-5950.


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