The new CHRISTUS Spohn Beeville Family Health Clinic meets the needs of a growing community by providing a whole spectrum of care to Coastal Bend residents.
By: Steven Alford // Photos by: Raymond Gray
As Beeville and its surrounding areas thrive with the economic boom of the Eagle Ford Shale, CHRISTUS Spohn, too, has grown to meet the rising needs of the community. The hospital’s longtime women’s clinic has moved to a new location next to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville, and it has expanded into a full-service family health clinic.
More than half-a-dozen CHRISTUS Spohn clinicians are now on hand to treat everyone from children to adults and seniors, according to Physician’s Assistant Theresa Trevino-Arthur, who has been practicing in the community for nearly two decades.
“We’re becoming part of the family – treating baby, and mom and dad, grandma and grandpa,” Trevino-Arthur said. “That can include anything from a newborn visit, to monitoring high blood pressure or diabetes. We’re able to provide a whole spectrum of care.”
The clinic has a far reach beyond just the city limits of Beeville. CHRISTUS Spohn staff members treat patients from surrounding cities including George West, Three Rivers, Goliad, Victoria and Refugio. And it’s the clinic’s proximity to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville that makes it an excellent choice for patients to receive follow-up care after undergoing a procedure within the hospital.
“We have a great team assembled here to serve the needs of our community, including everyone from infants to the elderly,” said Nurse Teresa LeBlanc, who said she signed on with the clinic because she is excited to help it grow.
The family health clinic strives to become a medical home for local residents, keeping in line with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System’s new strategic plan for the community to provide better health care at affordable costs.
“It’s an all-encompassing place for families to visit,” said CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville Chief Nursing Officer Daniel St. Armand. “We’re trying to provide more and easier access to primary care for our Beeville residents.”
Part of this strategy involves practicing preventative health care, which includes helping patients manage their health, maintain a healthy lifestyle and lessen the need for hospital visits. “We don’t want to just see our patients when they have a cough,” Trevino-Arthur added.
“We’re here to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and should you need to visit our hospital, we’ll be here to provide excellent follow-up care.”
The CHRISTUS Spohn Family Health Clinic welcomes new patients and is located at 1602 E. Houston Highway, Ste. A, in Beeville, Texas, right next to the hospital. To make an appointment, please call 361-354-2875.
For more information, visit www.christusspohn.org.
About CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is the region’s largest health care system consisting of six hospital campuses: CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi (Shoreline, Memorial and South), CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg (Kingsville). The health system is consistently ranked a leading health system in the area, and it has received national recognition for several pioneering programs, including cardiac care, clinical excellence and oncology. For more than 100 years, CHRISTUS Spohn has been distinguished by its high-caliber staff and affiliated physicians, its comprehensive and innovative services and its long history of responding to the needs of the community it serves.