New Physician To Join Community in August

Jul 25, 2018 /

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Uvalde Family Practice Association and Uvalde Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce Andrew M. Rahaman, M.D. will be joining the medical staff team in August. Dr. Rahaman will enter Uvalde Family Practice Association (UFPA) where he will practice family medicine. He will be joining medical director Lawerence P. Wegrzyn, M.D. and Cherie L. Hauptmeier, D.O., along with nurse practitioners Lauren Rothe, Kimberly VanDalen, and Jane Champion.

“Dr. Rahaman is going to be a great addition to our team. I am so impressed with his medical knowledge and his commitment to patient care,” stated Dr. Wegrzyn.

Dr. Rahaman was born a Yankee and raised a Texas, and he’s called Uvalde home since the early 90s. He graduated from Uvalde High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.

He went on to attend medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, gaining a medical doctorate in 2013, then continued his studies in residency at Christus Spohn Family Medicine Residency in Corpus Christi. He was awarded Intern of the Year at Christus Spohn in 2016.

Dr. Rahaman is board certified in family medicine and will have privileges at Uvalde Memorial Hospital for adult and pediatric admissions, as well as at the local nursing homes.

“The city, along with many friends and family here, has helped me get where I am today. It’s now time to give back to what gave to me. I’m passionate about my career, my family, and most importantly God who has given me the gift of helping others and serving in this capacity,” stated Dr. Rahaman.

Rahaman and his wife Caroline have two children, Ella Grace, 2 years old, and Mia Giselle, 2 months old. His wife and daughters will all be moved to Uvalde before he begins in August.

“We are excited to bring Andrew back to his hometown and have his family join him in calling Uvalde home,” Dr Wegrzyn said.

Dr. Rahaman will begin seeing patients August 1 and is currently accepting applications for new patients. New patient applications can be submitted to Uvalde Family Practice Association located at 1800 Garner Field Road. For additional information on becoming a patient, please contact the UFPA office at 830-278-4453.


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