Jeffrey Rettig, D.O.

Since 1988, Dr. Rettig, a board-certified family practice physician, has had his practice in Groesbeck. He offers the full range of services for the entire family. Dr. Rettig graduated from Iowa State University in 1983, then went on to graduate from Kirksville college of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri in 1987. He then completed further training and internship in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Groesbeck. Dr. Rettig is also a Fellow of the American College of Family Practice. He and his wife Roxanne have 4 children.

Larry Hughes, D.O.

Dr. Hughes graduated from the Universityof Notre Dame in 1976. He went onto the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy in 1980. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Besides his general family practice, Dr. Hughes has a particular interest in addiction medicine. He has received a special DEA number which allows him to treat Opiod (pain pill) addicted patients with buprenorphine (Suboxone) in his office setting.

Dr. Hughes established his first Practice in Mooresville, Indiana in 1981. He moved to Limestone County and began his practice here in April of 1992.He and his wife, Janice, live in the Groesbeck area. They have been blessed so far with 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dr. Hughes is a Christian physician and enjoys Bible study, hunting, fishing, photography, and gardening.

Chris Matlock, M.D.

Dr. Matlock, is now part of our Sleep Lab Team! He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, then continued on to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After completing his residency in family practice in Tyler, he joined Dr. Rettig in 1999. Dr. Matlock is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with certification in Sleep Medicine.

Kenneth Lomenzo, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Lomenzo graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Biology and received his medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Lomenzo came to Family Medicine Center after a residency at Ohio State University. Dr. Lomenzo is married and has 4 children.

Sharon Hale, D.O.

Howard Axtell, D.O.

Dr. Howard Axtell graduated from The University of Health Sciences & College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1970. He started his career in private practice in Lewisville, Texas in 1971 specializing in Family Practice and General Medicine. Dr. Axtell has been affiliated with many hospitals in his career most recently, ETMC in Fairfield, Palestine Regional Medical Center in Palestine, The Med in College Station, and is currently treating patients at Family Medicine Center in Groesbeck. He has an interest and is very knowledgeable about natural and holistic medicine. Dr. Axtell enjoys raising goats, spending time with his family and staying abreast of current events.

Kody Yerger, M.D.

Dr. Yerger was born and raised in Abilene TX.  He graduated from McMurry University before receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  He completed his Family Practice residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.  Dr. Yerger is board certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing in Limestone County since 2010.  He is married, has a son, and two daughters.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, bow hunting, fishing and a variety of outdoor activities.

Gordon Lee, Physician Assistant

Gordon Lee, PA-C joined the Limestone Medical Center Medical Staff in 2010. Mr. Lee has lived in Limestone County for the last 17 years serving the community and practicing medicine in Mexia since 2005. With over 25 years experience in primary care and in family practice Mr. Lee is a valued member of our organization.

Dori Sims, PA

Physician Assistant Dori Sims graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Biomedical Sciences degree from Texas A&M University in 2005, and went on to obtain her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Since January 2009 she has been practicing as a board certified P.A. at Rettig Family Healthcare, and enjoys the diversity of seeing patients of all ages, from newborns to geriatrics. She especially enjoys seeing pediatrics and womens’ health patients, and is one of the few local Certified DOT Medical Examiners.

Dori feels blessed to be able to serve the Groesbeck and surrounding communities in this manner, and feels the practice of medicine is a calling upon her life from her Savior Jesus Christ. She is also very blessed to have a supportive and loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a son to keep her on her toes.

Steven C. Zielinski, MD, CM, FRCSC

A Stanford trained Neurosurgeon and Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Zielinski began his career in 2002 in California. He relocated to Waco in 2007 and opened his private practice, Texas Spine & Neurosurgery,in 2010. Dr. Zielinski has received numerous awards and honors for his work, has been published, and has served on multiple committees promoting neurosurgical health. He is happy to be expanding his service area throughout the Central Texas area and looks forward to seeing patients in his Groesbeck clinic, beginning May, 2013.

Eduardo Orihuela, DPM

Background: Grew up in Houston, TX. Graduated from Texas A&M University  “95 with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science. Resides in Bryan with his three children.

Medical Education: Graduated from Texas A&M ’95 with Biomedical Degree,  Graduated from Des Moines College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 2000. Three year surgical residency with Houston Podiatric Founation Residency program.

Board Qualification: American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Board qualified in foot and ankle surgery.

Memberships: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Texas Podiatric Medical Assoc.

Research Papers: Emergent Anaphylaxis Resultant from Topical Neomycin, Surgery Precautions on Liver or Kidney Transplant Patients, Impact of Diabetes on hte Elderly Population

Susan Bond, RN, FNP-C

Susan Bond received her B.S.N. and her M.S.N.  from the University of Texas with major  areas of study in Family Nurse Practitioner. Susan started her career in Groesbeck in 1992 and later opened Bond Family Health Clinic in January of 1996, where she provides primary health care in a private practice for all age groups and nursing home patients. Susan is very passionate about diabetes education and helping patients learn to manage this disease; she has been a licensed Diabetes Educator for over 15 years. Susan’s professional memberships include: American      Nurses Assoc., Texas Nurses Assoc. and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Assoc. of Diabetes Educators and American Diabetes Assoc. and Texas Rural Health Assoc. .

Amy Silar, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Amy Oakes Silar was born and raised in Freestone County. She is a 1996 graduate of Teague High School and still a proud lion. Mrs. Silar started her college education at Sam Houston State University. She graduated with her bachelor degree in elementary education in 2000 and shortly after, married her husband Matt. Mrs. Silar taught public school for 8 years in Teague. She decided to change careers and dove right in, working during the day and attending college at night. With two young sons, nursing school was a family commitment. Mrs. Silar graduated with her bachelor degree in nursing in 2012, where she received the Most Caring Nurse Award from the college of nursing.  Completing nursing school was a win for her boys, her husband and her parents, as they were all her anchors and greatest support during this season.  After receiving her BSN, Mrs. Silar was introduced to the Groesbeck community through Texas Home Health, where she was an RN in the field for them for many years and had the opportunity to build some great relationships. In December 2020, Mrs. Silar received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington and received national certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Silar is working with Mrs. Dori Sims, PA and Dr. Jeffrey Rettig at the Rettig Family Health Clinic. Mr. Matt Silar is employed by Patriot Inspection in Mexia. The Silar family attends 8th Ave. Baptist in Teague and they reside in Freestone with their horses, dogs and family close by. Their sons, Wes and Korey, are the light of their lives. Mrs. Silar counts it a huge blessing to have the opportunity to serve as an NP in Groesbeck!

Chelsea Yerger, FNP-C.

Chelsea Yerger is a graduate of UT Arlington with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2006 and has worked as an ER, ICU, and trauma nurse.  She started working at LMC as an RN in 2011 and returned to the Family Medicine Center as a Primary Care Provider where she sees both adult and pediatric patients.  In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children.

Wanda "Sissie" Roark, RN, FNP-C.

Wanda “Sissie” Roark is a native of Groesbeck, and an alum of Groesbeck High. She continued her education at UT Tyler, where she received her BSN, and her MSN from Abilene Christian University. Sissie has worked in private practice in Brownwood, followed by student health at Tarleton State University. She worked at Falls Community Hospital and Clinic prior to joining LMC/FMC when she moved back to Groesbeck in 2016 to be closer to family. She has over 10 years experience of family practice.

Heather N Flippin MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Heather N Flippin MSN, APRN, FNP-C, grew up in Kosse, Texas just as her parents did. She graduated with a distinguished diploma from Groesbeck High School in 2004. Soon after graduation, she married her middle school sweetheart, William. Mr. and Mrs. Flippin both continued their education within the medical field while raising a young family. Mrs. Flippin graduated with her associate degree in nursing from McLennan Community College with honors and was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Student in the Clinical Setting Award in 2011. She continued to gain experience working as a dialysis and trauma nurse for several years. In 2016, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Flippin has been employed by Limestone Medical Center (LMC) since 2012, working in the Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Informatics, and most recently Infection Control. She started in 2014 as the Infection Preventionist and was one of 6,000 nurses within the USA and Canada to receive National Certification in Infection Control. Mrs. Flippin has made great, lasting changes within LMC which shows her natural leadership qualities. In May 2020, Mrs. Flippin acquired her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and obtained national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Flippin’s mentors are Mrs. Dori Sims PA and Dr. Rettig, of which who will be her supervising physician. Mr. William Flippin currently serves as an EMS director in Freestone county, he also is an active member on the Kosse Volunteer Fire Department. They live happily on their small ranch outside of Kosse with three children, two dogs, and a handful of cows. Mrs. Flippin could not be more excited to serve the community of Kosse where she grew up in and currently resides.

Chris Rand, O.D.

Dr. Chris Rand has been part of the Groesbeck community his entire life. He graduated in 1990 from Groesbeck High School. Four years later, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Texas A&M University. In 2000, he graduated with his Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Davie, Florida.  Dr. Rand is married to his wife, Deana who has been teaching for 10 years. She is currently a 5th grade teacher at Groesbeck Elementary. Their children, Dylan and Carley attend school in Groesbeck. Dr. Rand is a therapeutic optometrist and certified   glaucoma specialist. Since 2001 Dr. Rand has co-managed almost 6000 LASIK procedures and 1000 cataract procedures.

Steven Huffman, D.C.

Dr. Steven Huffman grew up in Pasadena Texas, but spent a good deal of his childhood in the close by community of Donie. He spent many days helping  his grandfather, and other family members on a small family ranch. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 1988.

Jeffrey Blasick, DO

Dr. Blasick is not a native Texan. However, he and his family have grown to love the central Texas area and this community. Dr. Blasick attended Washington State University for his undergraduate degree and graduated cum laude in 2006 with his Bachelors of Science in Biology. He went to medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences from 2007 until 2011, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, OH in 2016. He chose to continue practice in Texas at the end of 2016. Dr. Blasick has been practicing Orthopedic surgery in the Waco area ever since. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. He has privileges and regularly does surgery at Baylor Scott and White – Hillcrest, Ascension Providence Health Center, and Heart of Texas Surgery Center.  

Dr. Blasick is proud to continue to serve the city of Waco and the surrounding communities. Groesbeck and it’s surrounding communities has become a major portion of Dr. Blasick’s practice and is grateful for the opportunity to serve those communities. His goal is to serve God by serving people and to do it the right way – God’s way. This is the making of “Authentic Orthopedics”. God and people come first; family, patients, and staff.  

Dr. Blasick offers full-service general orthopedics, ranging from total joint replacements of shoulders, hips, and knees to sports medicine procedures with arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, as well as basic hand procedures such as carpal tunnel releases, trigger finger releases, and base of the thumb replacements. We treat fractures, tendon and ligament tears, and multiple other conditions within the orthopedics practice.  

Dr. Blasick has an amazing wife (Stephanie) and 2 wonderful kids (Sammy and Amelia). He enjoys hanging out with his family, as well as his life group through church, playing outside, swimming in the pool, and working on projects with the kids in the garage. The Blasick family also enjoys camping, getting dirty, and enjoying the amazing Texas weather.