Dr. Mitchell was born and raised in Texas. He joined the field of emergency medicine following practing Family Medicine for many years.
He assumed his father’s general practice in McKinney, which consisted of over 400 nursing home patients in 9 nursing homes. He became the Medical Director of 4 nursing homes, a 6,000-patient base, rounding daily on 30-40+ patients in the hospital, participating in general surgery, and delivering babies.
He also briefly hosted a noon Friday Christian radio talk show called Temple Talk. For a time, his radio show was the #1 Friday noon talk show in Dallas.
After eight years of Family Medicine, he earned with CME and experienced the title Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP).
At a TMA meeting, he came across a booth recruiting for an Emergency Medicine Physician in Sulphur Springs. After struggling with the decision for about three months, he decided to close his Family Practice and change to Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Mitchell spent 13 years in Sulphur Springs, 11 as Medical Director of Emergency Services and a two-county EMS system. After this, Dr. Mitchell became the Medical Director for several hospitals for 1-4 years each. He served at Center, Nacogdoches, Paris, and Bonham, Texas.
He has vast leadership and Emergency Medicine experience, having served in and being president of a nine-county Regional Trauma Committee. The American College of Emergency Physicians opened the door for only one year for a Legacy pathway to Fellowship. During this time, Dr. Mitchell applied and received the title of Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP).
Altus feels like home for Dr. Mitchell. In his words, “I have experienced the company culture to be like one of family. Everyone seems to work well together, delivering quality and speedy medical care. I still work at hospital facilities occasionally, and the lack of a sense of urgency and speed of care stands out when compared to Altus.”