EDINBURG – Dr. Sarah Rodriguez, a 1988 graduate of Edinburg High School, has returned to her hometown to open an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialty practice for adults and children at the Edinburg Valley Care Clinic. Dr. Rodriguez’s arrival relieves a shortage of ENT doctors in the region and also contributes to the growing Edinburg medical district.

Dr. Rodriguez held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house May 26at the Edinburg Valley Care Clinic, 4302 S. Sugar, Ste. 106.

Edinburg’s first Valley Care Clinic is the sixth such clinic. The other Valley Care Clinics, located in Alton, Hidalgo, Weslaco, Mission and south McAllen, are family practices. The Edinburg Valley Care Clinic is the group’s first specialty clinic. 

“I’m here to help. I have been in private practice elsewhere for four years, but chose to relocate to the Valley because it is a great place to raise kids and be close to family,” said Dr. Rodriguez, a mother of three. “I expect to see a lot of children in this new practice because of the relatively young median age.”

Services offered by Dr. Rodriguez at the Valley Care Clinic include general ear, nose, and throat care, as well as head and neck surgery. Ear infections, chronic sinusitis, nasal and sinus polyps, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, soft tissue tumors of the neck, frequent tonsil infections, vocal cord tumors or hoarseness, and thyroid tumors are just some of the conditions an ENT doctor can treat.

“I plan to grow this practice by providing good service and filling a niche in the community,” Dr. Rodriguez said. “A mix of referrals and positive word-of-mouth will build this business. I am happy to join the South Texas Health System team and the Valley Care Clinic model to allow me to get back to basics of medicine without the hassles that come with operating a private practice. I look forward to building a clientele and feel confident the Edinburg community will welcome me.”

For more information on the Edinburg Valley Care Clinic or to find another Valley Care Clinic location, please visit www.valleycareclinics.com.