New health clinic opened in Nixon


NIXON — Walnut Spring Family Health officially opened its doors June 10 to serve the Nixon community. The clinic, located at the Nixon Medical Center, 200 E. 2nd Street, focuses on family medicine and geriatric care.
The Nixon location is the third branch to open under Dr. Antonio Flores’ private practice banner. Flores opened his first clinic in Seguin in 2004 and expanded to La Vernia in 2014. In conjunction with his private practice, Flores serves as the medical director at seven nursing homes around the area. Flores plans on working in the Nixon office Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Maria Ortiz, a family nurse practitioner, will serve as the main healthcare provider for the Nixon location.
“It’ll be good for the elderly to have a clinic for their needs,” Ortiz said. “Serving this community is amazing.”
Ortiz, will be in office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. after summer. During the summertime, appointments will only be available on Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a secretary in office during week to field calls and walk-ins and set up appointments.
Walnut Spring said they accept most major insurances.