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Corinth Family Med and Pediatrics

Corinth Family Medicine and Pediatrics has been a fixture in the Lake Cities community for 18 years. During this time, their providers have been active in the community throughout many schools, churches, and other social organizations. They are respected in the community, with a reputation for excellent medical care and family-style service. For years, they have been recommended as the place to go for medical care for your entire family. Now, with an expanded staff and outstanding new providers, new patients can once again have easy access to this excellent care.

In 2022, Corinth Family Medicine and Pediatrics added two new providers to their practice.

John Mark Tohlen, M.D., joined the practice in January of this year. A family doctor, he advocates evidence-based and service-based medicine. “I’m a less-is-more kind of doctor,” admitted Dr. Tohlen. “I’m very mindful of the patient, so I don’t perform routine procedures or order tests without cause. If they are necessary, I fully inform the patient why.” Dr. Tohlen also advocates living a healthier lifestyle. “I’m not trying to change my patients, but I work on getting them to be healthier versions of themselves,” he said. “Outside of medicine, there are lifestyle changes we can make, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, to improve quality of life.

Kristen McNiel APRN-CNP, is the newest member of the medical staff. McNiel, a pediatric nurse practitioner, teams and confers with Dr. Dutton, but also sees patients independently, from preemies to 18 years old. She joined the practice this year with eleven years of experience as a pediatric nurse, and six years as a pediatric nurse practitioner. “I love taking care of children and hearing about their unique take on the world,” McNiel confessed.

Adam McDowell, M.D. has been practicing family medicine for 18 years, specializing in adolescent and sports medicine. Throughout his career, he has served on overseas medical mission trips connecting with those in greatest need. Within his Corinth practice, he doesn’t want patients to suffer undue anxiety about their health, so he takes a positive approach to healing. “I encourage my patients to be optimistic about their health,” Dr. McDowell said. “I want them to leave our office feeling good about themselves. And I will always be truthful, open, and honest with my patients because that’s what they deserve.”

The primary pediatrician in the office is Karri Dutton, M.D. who joined Corinth Family Medicine and Pediatrics in 2013, treating patients from birth to 18 years old. Dr. Dutton shares Dr. McDowell’s devotion to serving on medical mission trips, assisting those in need in Kenya, Haiti, and Nicaragua. She loves children and takes extra time to really understand the children and parents she treats.

In 2019, Vidhi Patel, M.D. joined the staff as a family physician, with a focus on women’s health. Her wealth of experience and dedication complement the similar values of her colleagues. Preventative medicine is a very important part of her practice and she loves that it allows her to form lasting relationships with her patients and their families.

Services under the umbrella of family medicine include preventative and acute care, as well as sports medicine and numerous office procedures. Their compassionate and caring team is committed to delivering the highest quality primary care to the Denton County community, North Texas, and beyond. With three family medicine doctors, a pediatrician, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and other medical personnel, they are capable of caring for the health needs of everyone, of any age. “We have treated patients from birth throughout their entire lives,” Dr. Tohlen attested. “And we’re happy to accept Medicare patients.”

No matter which of the board-certified medical professionals you turn to for treatment at Corinth Family Medicine and Pediatrics, be assured you will receive an equal level of quality care. “We talk to each other every day, confer with one another, and work together to achieve the most complete patient care,” Dr. McDowell revealed. What’s more, every patient is given as much time as needed, not rushed through in order for the doctors to treat as many patients as possible. You’ll experience patient-centered medical attention the way it used to be.

“We also offer same-day, or open access scheduling,” Dr. McDowell mentioned. “Once you are an established patient with us, if you contact us early in the day, you should be able to see your doctor that very same day. We don’t want you to go to strangers at urgent care or the ER instead of your doctor.”

Corinth Family Medicine and Pediatrics is finally once again open to all new patients with appointment availability the same day.  This popular medical clinic will no doubt fill up again.  Their providers, old and new, look forward to developing relationships with you and your family as they manage your healthcare needs.

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