Myrtue Medical Center Welcomes New Family Physician – Tina Flores, MD

Tina Flores, MD

Myrtue Medical Center announces the addition of Tina Flores, MD, as a Family Practice Physician. Dr. Flores will be joining Myrtue Medical Center’s team of seven family medicine physicians and 14 advanced-level practitioners who serve at Myrtue’s nationally recognized Critical Access Hospital and at its medical clinics. Dr. Flores will replace Dr. Roger Davidson, MD, who retired last year. She will begin seeing patients in the Harlan Rural Health Clinic on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Dr. Tina Flores received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she was an Assistant Professor-Primary Care Physician for seven years. She has been in practice as a Primary Care Physician since 2012. Dr. Flores completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio in Family Medicine.

As a Family Practice provider, she is devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages and has particular interest in geriatrics and chronic disease management, including the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, as well as mental health issues.

“Dr. Flores is grounded in the principles that make family practice so important to community health and well-being,” said Barry Jacobsen, Myrtue CEO. “She brings experience, a diverse perspective and vibrant personality that we are eager to share with those we serve.”

“In rural medicine you have the opportunity to treat nearly everything, and everything in medicine is always changing,” said Dr. Flores. “So, I like to read, go to medical conferences, talk to specialists and share these updates with my patients.”

“I believe in looking holistically at the entire person,” she said. “And, I particularly like complicated cases that challenge me to look at things differently to figure out what’s going on.”

Dr. Flores and her husband, Jeremy Schechinger, have four children. Jeremy graduated from Harlan Community High School. Dr. Flores and her family are rooted in traditions that orient around family, and they look forward to making this community home.