The Heart of Texas Healthcare System employs some of the best physicians in Texas. All of our on site physicians are exceptional within their fields and have the highest regard for patient care and satisfaction.
Lonnie L. Vickers, MD
Board Certification: Family Medicine - Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine 1985-2013
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, graduated 1982
Residency: Family Practice, Lubbock General Hospital, residency completed 1985
Fellowship: Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
I chose Family Medicine because its philosophy is to treat patients as people with health issues, not simply as “diseases that come to the clinic.” In addition to treating illness, I focus on helping people stay healthy, as well as avoid complications of their diseases. I enjoy rural medicine because it allows me to also know my patients as members of the community. My wife and I enjoy the rural lifestyle and believe Brady has been a good place to raise a family. It is professionally satisfying to provide care to a population that is typically under served. I strongly believe that rural areas such as Brady and the Heart of Texas deserve quality health care.
Jo Kitsmiller, PA-C
Specialization: Family Practice
Board Certification: Certified-NCCPA
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School PA Program, graduated 1993
I am fortunate to have practiced in Brady for 20 years doing what I always dreamed of, that is caring for families from babies to grandparents. I have been able to watch the first children in my practice grow up and now they are bringing their children to see me for their care. It is an honor to be entrusted with the care of someone’s children and for their aging parents. I moved to Brady from San Angelo to start practicing after I finished PA school and fell in love with the community. I have spent my entire practice life here in Brady with Dr. Vickers and I hope to continue to serve the community until I retire.
Stephen Douglas Bell, DO
Specialization: Family Medicine
Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012
Residency: Texas OPTI/Plaza Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
I am committed to ensure families have access to the healthcare services they need to improve their lives in our community. With experience working in an urgent care clinic in Fort Worth, I have a record of providing primary healthcare services when time is of the essence. As Medical Director at Low T Center Men’s Clinic in Fort Worth, I made it my mission to help people improve their health by promoting prevention.
Mark Hedlund, MD
Mark Hedlund, MD: Family Medicine
Board Certification: Board Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, graduated 1983
I became a family medicine doctor with the philosophy of treating not just a person’s symptoms or disease state, but also to work with a person to maintain or improve their overall health. With more than 33 years of experience, I offer family medicine services for all ages, but with a focus on hormone balance, geriatrics, and functional medicine.
Victoria Emergency Associates
Victoria Emergency Associates was founded in 2002 by Dr. James Brand, President of VEA. Since then, VEA has been providing extraordinary care and expertise to the communities it serves, along with the highest quality management and staffing to its partner hospitals. VEA’s executive team brings more than 100 years combined professional experience in emergency medicine. VEA is dedicated to caring for others when they are at their most vulnerable, delivering expert treatment with kindness and compassion.