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Mullins joins ETMC First Physicians in Quitman

ETMC Quitman is pleased to announce that nurse practitioner Shelbi Mullins, MS, RN, FNPC, will join Dr. Beverly Waddleton and Terry Dickey, FNPC, at the ETMC First Physicians Clinic in Quitman effective December 17.

While Shelbi will be a staff member of the Quitman First Physicians Clinic, she will temporarily see patients at the ETMC First Physicians Clinic in Mineola located next to Brookshire's.

In March, she will join Dr. Waddleton and Terry in the Quitman clinic permanently. Shelbi has most recently worked in a family practice clinic in Southlake, and prior to that was employed as a nurse for two years at Harris Methodist HEB hospital in Bedford and also worked at Children's Medical Center as a trauma/neuro ICU nurse.

Although she will see all types of patients at ETMC Quitman's family medicine clinics, Shelbi has a particular interest in the care of women and children. She is a May 2007 graduate of Texas Woman's University with a master of science degree in family nurse practitioner studies.

She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing there in 2003.

"We are excited that Shelbi has chosen to further her professional goals by moving to Wood County and working with the ETMC First Physicians Clinics," said David Simpkins, ETMC Quitman's regional clinic director. "Our clinics continue to experience growth in the numbers of patients served, which means people in this area are able to receive the healthcare they need closer to home."

ETMC is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in communities throughout East Texas. For more information about the ETMC Regional Healthcare System, please visit on the internet at www.etmc.org. Other ETMC facilities include hospitals in Athens, Carthage, Clarksville, Crockett, Fairfield, Gilmer, Jacksonville, Mt. Vernon, Pittsburg, Quitman, Trinity and Tyler.