Physicians

Chad White, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Chad White is a family practice physician at Hamlin Medical Clinic. Dr. White was born and raised in Hamlin and has strong West Texas roots. Along with his wife, and six kids, Dr. White lives in Hamlin.

Dr. White graduated from Hamlin High School. He began his college career at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX, where he would complete his Bachelors of Science. Soon after, he moved to Galveston and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. White graduated in 1999 as a Doctor of Medicine. While living in Galveston, Dr. White would meet his wife of now 20+ years. Dr. White continued his medical education at Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency in Harlingen, TX, graduating and gaining his Board Certification in 2002. Later the same year, Dr. White moved back to Hamlin and started his practice at Hamlin Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinic. In addition to seeing in-patient and clinic patients, Dr. White filled various roles within the Hamlin Hospital District and currently serves as the Medical Director.

Dr. White is very active, both in local community events, and statewide medical organizations. Dr. White graduated from the TMA (Texas Medical Association) Leadership College in 2013 and has served on various committees since. He currently serves as the Vice Councilor for District 13, on the TMA Board of Councilors. From a community standpoint, Dr. White is actively involved in First Baptist Church, working with the youth ministry, and fills the role of Chairman of the Deacons.

Dr. White enjoys practicing in Hamlin and building relationships with each of his patients. His desire is to show the love of Jesus Christ through his work.

Nurse Practitioners

Tonia Cook, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Tonia Cook, RN, MSN, FNP-C is a nurse practitioner at Hamlin Medical Clinic. She has a long-time calling to be in health care and enjoys interacting with the patient and has an innate desire to help others. Tonia grew up in a small town in the Texas Panhandle and states that being in Hamlin “feels like being home again”.

Tonia moved to Abilene where she obtained her Associates of Science in Nursing at McMurry University in 1997. After completing her RN degree, she began working at Hendrick Medical Center in post-intervention cardiac care and the cardiac cath lab. Tonia then went to work for Fresenius Kidney Care for 17 years. During her employment there, she served in several roles; Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager, and Operations Manager. Tonia decided to return to school because she had a strong desire to provide direct patient care after years of management experience. Tonia earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2015.

Tonia was first introduced to Hamlin while being a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. As part of her Masters program, Tonia chose to complete her clinical hours in a rural community. Dr. Chad White graciously agreed to serve as her precept and under his direction, Tonia learned more about Hamlin and the joys of this close-knit community, in which she continues to build her practice. She enjoys working with each patient, based on the patient’s individual needs and developing a treatment plan that will lead to a life of wellness for the patients served.

Tonia has a son and is very involved with his activities which include varsity tennis, livestock shows, and prepared speaking events with FFA. Tonia’s hobbies include gardening, and spending time with her family.

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Mallory Morrow, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Mallory Morrow, RN, MSN, FNP-C is a nurse practitioner at Hamlin Medical Clinic. Mallory grew up in Slaton, Texas, and now lives in Rotan, after living in Lubbock for 12 years.
Mallory obtained her first Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University and was hired at the Southwest Cancer Center at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She then was accepted into the Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduated in 2012. Mallory was hired as a registered nurse in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at UMC, where she served as a charge nurse, unit preceptor, hospital mentor and member of many specialty critical care teams.

During her tenure in CICU, Mallory decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and began attending West Texas A&M University. Mallory completed her practicum hours in pediatrics, women’s health and primary care in the rural health setting. She was accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in February 2018 and graduated with honors in May 2018.

Mallory is the wife of Parker Morrow, originally from Sweetwater, Texas. He is currently employed as a musician with Red Shahan Music and as the booking manager for the Blue Light Live, Lubbock and Dallas locations. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys cooking, listening to live music, running, spending time with friends, family, and her dog Maulie.

Mallory is both proud and excited to provide care to the Hamlin Community. She hopes to treat each patient with individualistic care, and as though they are a part of her family.

 

Nursing Staff

Cheryl Lewis, RN

Starla Chavez, LVN