New Physician to Join Medical Staff

Jun 20, 2014 /

Topic: In the Press

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Uvalde Family Practice Association and Uvalde Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce Lawrence P. (L.P.) Wegrzyn, M.D. will be joining the medical staff team in August 2014. Dr. Wegrzyn will enter Uvalde Family Practice Association with R. Steve Garza, M.D. and Richard B. Lutton, M.D. where he will practice family medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Wegrzyn will join Chérie L. Hauptmeier, D.O. who will be entering the same practice in August, as well and Erika B. Garcia, M.D. who will be joining Garner Field Family Medicine Practice in August.

"We are very excited to bring these two young doctors to Uvalde to join Dr. Garza and I,” stated Lutton, M.D.  “We've fully renovated the office and are ready to welcome more young families to our practice."

“I love the city, the clinic, and hospital and am looking forward to getting established in time for dove and deer seasons,” stated Wegrzyn, M.D. regarding his move to Uvalde.

Born in Denver and raised in Broomfield, Colorado, Dr. Wegrzyn graduated from the University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine after completing his undergraduate degree at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

With expertise in family medicine, from newborn to geriatric care, and women’s health and obstetrics, Wegrzyn completed his medical residency at CHRISTUS Spohn in Corpus Christi, Texas where he currently resides. Wegrzyn and his wife Alexandra Tarski Wegrzyn, formerly of Uvalde, and their two daughters, Olivia, age 4, and Charlotte, age 18 months, will all move to Uvalde.

“My wife was raised in Uvalde and I spent time with the practice during medical school. Doctors Lutton and Garza both trained at my residency program and we stayed in touch throughout my residency.  I was excited at the chance to join the practice when I realized that such a great opportunity was available in Uvalde for me and my family,” stated Wegrzyn, M.D.

“Dr. Lutton and I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dr. Wegrzyn for more than three years.  He completed a medical student externship in Family Medicine with us, and let it be known that he was interested in returning to join our practice after graduation from medical school and completing his residency.  We are so pleased to welcome him and his family back to Uvalde,” stated Garza, M.D.

Dr. Wegrzyn will begin seeing patients August 4 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 Uvalde Family Practice Association office at 830-278-4453.

UMH Releases 2013 Community Highlights

Jan 6, 2014 /

Topic: Community Relations

At Uvalde Memorial Hospital our mission is to promote the healing of those we serve by providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare. We’re delighted to share some of the many ways we fulfilled that mission in 2013.
2013 Community Highlights