Phillips returns to roots
A native of Fredericksburg, Dr. Paul Phillips III, an orthopedic and hand surgeon, will return to town.
His practice, Phillips Orthopedic Associates, will serve both Fredericksburg and Marble Falls, providing orthopedic evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
His practice will open in August and will see patients in Fredericksburg on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Marble Falls.
He is located at 1305 North Milam Street.
“It has been a dream of mine to come back home and serve my hometown community with the same passion that I serve in the military,” Phillips said.
Phillips works as an orthopedic physician for Fredericksburg High School athletics and as a mentor to high school and college-aged students interested in the medical field.
He is currently the Chief of Professional Services with the 228th Combat Support Hospital based in Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
He also assists local and national Army recruiters as a Subject Matter Expert with direct contact of potential new physicians considering the Army Reserve Officer Medical Corps.
After working with a private civilian medical group for 20 years in Arlington, Phillips said he is happy to be back home in Fredericksburg and opening his own practice.
Phillips also served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a surgeon for 23 years.
During his career, Phillips served 10 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Africa and Haiti. He began his military career after completing his residency at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Louisiana and hand fellowship in San Diego.
Phillips previously was part of the orthopedic surgery department at Hill Country Memorial Hospital and a former chief of the orthopedic department at Medical Center of Arlington.
Phillips graduated from Fredericksburg High School and played football for Southwest Texas State University, where he received a degree in education. He later earned a doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
He has previously served as board member of the Texas State University Development Foundation and for the Gillespie County Historical Society.
He and his wife, Dr. Brenna Nance are members of Oak Hills Church and have four children.
For more information, visit www.phillipsorthopedic.com or call 990-0991.