Huron Regional Medical Center

Summer 2014

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Alese Fox, MD, a board c-certified family medicine and obstetrics physician, will join the Huron Regional Medical Center staff in October. w w w . h u r o n r e g i o n a l . o r g welloneconnection 3 Welcome, Dr. Fox, Family and Obstetric Physician New Internist Joins HRMC Physicians Clinic Alese Fox, MD Travis Lehman, DO, an internal medicine physician, is now practicing at Huron's newest medical clinic. Dr. Fox will provide primary care for patients of all ages, as well as obstetrical care and delivery services for expectant mothers at the New Life Family Medicine clinic. She will also follow the care of her patients and deliver newborns at HRMC. Dr. Fox earned a bachelor of science in biology from the University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion, and a doctor of medicine from the Sanford School of Medicine at USD. She is currently completing her residency at the Center for Family Medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A native of Willow Lake, South Dakota, Dr. Fox is the latest in a line of area residents who have entered into agreements with HRMC for assistance through medical school and residency and plan to return to the community to practice medicine. In addition to her experience caring for patients at the Center for Family Medicine, Dr. Fox holds certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, advanced life support in obstetrics, neonatal resuscitation program and pediatric advanced life support. Dr. Fox, her husband, Jason, and daughter, Stirling, will relocate to Huron soon. Watch for more information about Dr. Fox and appointment availability closer to her October 1 arrival date. Dr. Lehman has joined John Robert, MD, and Jesse Van Heukelom, MD, in the HRMC Physicians Clinic, which opened July 8 at 534 Oregon Ave. SE. Dr. Lehman provides primary care to patients in the region ranging from adolescents to seniors. When his patients are admitted to the hospital, Dr. Lehman will follow them through their stay and discharge. Originally from Texas, Dr. Lehman recently completed an internal medicine residency with the Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri. Prior to his residency, he completed an internal medicine internship with St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a doctor of osteopathy degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Like all allopathic physicians (or MDs), osteopathic physicians (DOs) complete four years of medical school and are licensed at the state level. Osteopathic medicine offers a unique focus on disease prevention and health maintenance. Instead of treating only specific symptoms or illnesses, doctors of osteopathic medicine regard and treat the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Lehman enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Amanda, and their two children have relocated to Huron from Joplin. Dr. Lehman is currently accepting new patients and no referral is necessary. For an appointment, call (605) 353-7660.

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