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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:55 pm

Dr. Shelley Kohlleppel has opened the Medina Lake Clinic in Lakehills near the intersection of Park Road 37 and FM 1283. The clinic is open five days a week.

The clinic is available for total family care from newborn to elderly and minor emergencies. The facility has an allergy clinic and an on-site pharmacy.

“It'll be for newborn to grandma,” Kohlleppel said.

Her practice is family medicine and she likes the concept of a small town doctor.

“I get to know the people and they get to know me,” Kohlleppel said. “Every patient will be treated like they are a family member,” she said.

Kohlleppel wanted to be a doctor at the facility when it was operated by the Kellum Medical Group a year or two ago.

“I wanted to be here before,” Kohlleppel said.

She lives in LaCoste and likes the small town life and the folks who live there. She plans to move closer to Lakehills and make a home here in the future, but because she's buying the clinic, well, that's enough for now.

The clinic has a X-ray machine, a basic lab that can test for infection and anemia. They will be able to do tests and procedures from blood count to EKG.

Her goal is to make the clinic like an urgent care clinic available in other towns.

The future and progress of the clinic depends on patient volume. Evening and weekend hours are possible. But not just yet.

The clinic's address is 146 Laurel Vista Drive, Lakehills. The phone number is 830-751-3330. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kohlleppel finished her residency at John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency in Ft. Worth in 2010 after graduating from the UT Health Science Center/Houston Medical School in 2007. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2002 after graduating from Medina Valley High School in 1995.

The clinic will host an open house Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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