Waco Family Practice Joins Little River

Dr. Darrell Pietsch
Dr. Darrell Pietsch, who has been a physician in Little River Healthcare’s Long-Term Care program since January 2015, has officially unified his entire medical practice with Little River as of Feb. 1, 2016. 

His practice, Cornerstone Medical, is located in Waco and provides the full spectrum of family medicine, including pediatric care, geriatric care, preventative care and care for illnesses and injuries. In addition, Dr. Pietsch specializes in allergy evaluations and immunotherapy, or allergy shots. Dr. Pietsch, along with physician assistants Kayla Davis and Jenny Nelson, currently staff the location.

“I’m excited to join the Little River family,” Dr. Pietsch said. “I’ve had some experience with Little River for about a year now in the geriatrics program and I’m excited about integrating my entire medical practice into the Little River system.”
Get to know more about Dr. Pietsch below.

What is your medical background?  
I went to medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio. I completed my family medicine residency at the Family Health Center in Waco. I’ve been in practice since 2001. I was independent for eight years, but in 2009, I joined Providence in Waco to get rid of some of the administrative hassles I was dealing with. I was with them until just recently when I came over to Little River. 

Why did you decide to name your practice Cornerstone Medical? 
It’s mostly an indication that we intend to be the cornerstone of a new medical entity in Waco. I also thought it was a good name for a building block for the future of medical care in Waco. 

What drew you to a career in medicine?  
I’ve always been interested in medicine, and family medicine gives me the opportunity to treat people at all stages of their lives as well as participate in wellness and illness prevention. My favorite part about my job is interacting with people on a very personal level and being able to help them with their problems and maintain their health. It’s an honor to be involved in the health aspects of their lives. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? 
I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife, Rhonda, and four children who range in age from 4 to 22. I also enjoy fishing, hunting and outdoor sports.

Cornerstone Medical is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and is located at 6600 Fish Pond Road in Waco, not far from Little River’s other Waco practices: Waco ENT and Central Texas Urology. For more information or to make an appointment, call (254) 265-7300. We do not yet have a website available for Cornerstone.

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