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New doctor prefers small town life
Houston County Courier

In the midst of the customary hustle and bustle of the 21st century, ETMC Crockett has found a doctor who prefers to practice in a small town. A native of Killeen, Perry Little, MD, purchased a home in Golden Acres in 2001 and was a weekender until he joined ETMC First Physicians clinic in April. Little first visited Crockett in 1985 when a friend invited him to Houston County Lake for the weekend, and liked it so much he decided to buy a home here. Little, who is board certified in family practice, said, “I have always liked small towns. It has been my intention to move here when I retire. I just got here a little early.” Prior to joining the ETMC Regional Healthcare System, he worked with a group of about 12 physicians in a busy practice in Sugar Land. During his time there, he was elected to serve as the family practice section chairman and served on both the executive and credentials committees of Memorial Herman Hospital, Southwest. He said one of the things he enjoys most about his practice is that there is always something new; always something different, adding, “In a small community you have the opportunity to get to know your patients.” Little enjoys wake boarding, music and fishing. His wife, Kelly, who grew up in a small town in Louisiana, attended culinary school and is currently taking college courses in psychology. The couple also enjoys spending time with their three Border Collies. Little is very proud of his work ethic and recalls that he began working when he was about 13-years-old. He said his jobs included a paper route, bus boy, janitor, paint factory worker, roofer, cytogenetics technologist and pharmaceutical sales represen-tative. “I joined the Army right out of high school and worked my way though college and medical school. I believe these life’s experiences have helped me to become the person, and the physician, that will make an excellent addition to the ETMC team. ETMC has a fine group of doctors here. Crockett is fortunate to have them and I am honored to join them,” he added. Little graduated from UTMB Galveston in 1994. For additional information about Dr. Little, contact the ETMC First Physicians clinic at 546-5132.

 

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