CLOVIS, N.M. – Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is expanding the surgical options available to the community with the addition of two new general surgeons. Dr. Ahmad Othman and Dr. Anthony Burton both started at PRMC in July, joining a talented surgical team that includes Dr. Frederick Hammill.
Dr. Burton is a board certified general surgeon with extensive experience and training in complex open and laparoscopic adult and pediatric surgery, especially gallbladder, appendicitis and hernia surgeries. He also has expertise in cancer and vascular surgeries and caring for patients with limb-threatening infections.
After more than two decades in private practice, Dr. Burton wanted to move away from the demands of running a business. He came to Clovis to renew his focus on caring for patients.
"Helping people get well was, and still is, my calling. Nothing pleases me more than the idea of devoting the rest of what has been a successful surgical career to helping take care of our military, both active and retired, as well as the kind and friendly people in and around Clovis," he said.
Dr. Othman is a general surgeon experienced in minimally-invasive surgeries, including colorectal, hiatal hernia and reflux disease, skin and breast cancers, endoscopy and colonoscopy. Dr. Othman plans to bring new procedures to PRMC and focus on helping patients recover after surgery.
"I chose PRMC because I wanted to be somewhere I could make a difference and introduce new procedures to improve the health of the community," Dr. Othman said. "During my visit to Clovis I met many nice people and envisioned a great life for my family here."
Dr. Burton earned a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a surgery residency at the Methodist Hospital of Dallas. Before returning to Arkansas to become a partner in the area's premier surgical group, Dr. Burton worked in trauma and critical care at Level II trauma centers in Fort Worth. He then served more than 20 years on staff at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Dr. Othman earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan and completed a preliminary surgery training at Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Centre in New York, followed by a general surgery residency at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas.
"We are thrilled Dr. Burton and Dr. Othman have joined our surgical team," said Donna Thibodeau, medical director, PRMC. "They are both talented surgeons with a great deal of training and expertise that will allow us to expand the surgical offerings we can provide in our community."
About Plains Regional Medical Center
Plains Regional Medical Center has been managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1975. Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, cancer center, a primary care and specialty clinic, outpatient rehabilitation services and home healthcare and hospice services in Curry County. Plains Regional Medical Center is one of nine hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a state wide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.