Woodland Heights Primary Care clinic in Diboll now open - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Woodland Heights Primary Care clinic in Diboll now open

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

A new healthcare clinic has opened its doors in Diboll to provide primary care to the community. The city was without a medical clinic for several months this year, but Woodland Heights stepped up to fill the need.

Woodland Heights Primary Care at Diboll is now open and accepting patients.

"It's a hospital-owned, mid-level clinic that's going to provide family medicine to ages 10 and above," said Joshua Talbert, a physician's assistant at Woodland Heights Primary Care at Diboll.

The extension of the Lufkin-based hospital opened on September 2 after the long-time family medical clinic physician moved to Lufkin.

"Dr. Cathcart moved to Lufkin and wanted to assure that primary care medicine would still be given in Diboll, so he and Woodland Heights came up with an agreement to continue primary care," Talbert said.

Diboll was without a primary care facility for several months during the transition while renovations were taking place. There are currently five exam rooms available for patients to use but there is room for growth.

"There is no other medical provider here and this is a pretty good-sizes community with obvious health needs, and it seemed like an obvious need for us to step in and provide that," Talbert said.

The clinic does everything from department of transportation physicals for truck drivers to preventative medicine, vaccinations, and minor urgent care procedures.

"Well-child, well-adult visits, well-woman visits, screening exams, sickness visits, your common cold, strep throat, bronchitis, pneumonia. We do urgent care type of procedures lacerations, take care of broken bones," Talbert said.

However, staff at the clinic says patients should definitely go to a hospital if there is an emergency medical situation. Woodland Heights Primary Care at Diboll is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accepts most forms of insurance to serve the needs of the community.

Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rights reserved.



  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT
    JLWSJLWS

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>
  • Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:49:38 GMT

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>
  • Lufkin cub scout pack renovates scout house

    Lufkin cub scout pack renovates scout house

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:02:47 GMT

    Over the years the scout house belonging to pack 134 has needed an upgrade, but funds stopped them from making this improvement.  

    More >>

    Over the years the scout house belonging to pack 134 has needed an upgrade, but funds stopped them from making this improvement.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly