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Emergency Room Services

Hemphill County Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is a 24/7 Level IV trauma center. We serve individuals within our community and the surrounding region who require emergency care.

The ED provides emergency services via a three-bed unit. Care in the ED is provided by the best physicians, emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs), registered nurses, and EMT/ED techs in the region. The ED team is supported by a 24-hour on-call lab and radiology staff.

The ED maintains 24-hour emergency services that meet the needs of acutely-ill patients of all ages, including:

  • Patient assessment and treatment directed by physician’s orders, as well as hospital and departmental policies
  • Patient education and discharge planning
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures
  • Medication administration
  • Transfer, if necessary, to the appropriate tertiary care center
  • Stabilization

Each patient is individually evaluated for a plan of care by a physician or ENP specializing in emergency medicine.

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Meet Our Providers

G.A. "TONY" COOK, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE

Dr. Tony Cook grew up on his family’s ranch in Hemphill County and graduated from Canadian High School in 1992. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 1997, he proceeded to University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating in 2002. Dr. Cook then spent three years in residency training for Family Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock after which he returned to his home town of Canadian, Texas, and co-founded Canadian Family Physicians in 2005. Despite his professional name, Dr. Cook has always been known in Canadian as Tony (from his middle name, Anthony).

Dr. Cook is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is passionate about providing exceptional healthcare for patients throughout the HCHD region. As a primary care provider at Canadian Family Physicians, Dr. Cook has a full-time practice treating patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. In addition to his practice at CFP, he also provides ER coverage and cares for inpatients at Hemphill County Hospital. He especially enjoys performing procedures in his practice, including skin cancer and skin lesion removal, joint injections, and more in clinic, as well as GI endoscopy (colonoscopy and EGD) procedures in Hemphill County Hospital’s GI Lab. Dr. Cook also serves as the Chief of Staff at Hemphill County Hospital and as Medical Director of Mesa View Senior Living, HCHD’s long-term care community.

Dr. Cook is very involved in his home town, and he is passionate about investing in Canadian’s future generations. He very much enjoys teaching gun safety, marksmanship, and sportsmanship as a Hemphill County 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor in shotgun, rifle, and pistol. Away from work, Dr. Cook enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and just playing around on the ranch with his family. His wife, Wendie, is the director of the Citadelle Art Foundation, and they have three boys.

Cody G. Culwell, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE

Dr. Cody Culwell grew up on his family’s farm in Swisher County and graduated from Tulia High School in 1994. He then received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Baylor University in 1998, graduating Summa Cum Laude. From there he attended UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating in 2002. Dr. Culwell then completed his family medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and was named resident of the year for 2004-05. He then returned to his hometown of Tulia to practice for four years. Dr. Culwell then jumped at the opportunity to move to Canadian in June of 2009 to join Canadian Family Physicians with Dr. Tony Cook.

Dr. Culwell is Board Certified in Family Medicine. In his full-time practice, he enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has interests in sports medicine and minor procedures including skin lesion removal. He also provides ER and inpatient care at Hemphill County Hospital. He is medical director for Hemphill County Home Care Services including home health and hospice. Furthermore, he serves as medical director for both Hemphill County and Gray County EMS services.

Dr. Culwell and his wife, Melissa, have six kids including three who have already graduated from Canadian High School. He enjoys spending time with his family and sports in his free time. In addition, he has a passion for missions, having gone on several mission trips in the past few years. He currently serves as a deacon in his church, and he is actively involved in the community, serving on the Canadian ISD board of trustees since 2012.

Anna Isaacs, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE

A native of Northern Minnesota, Dr. Anna Isaacs is a 2010 honors graduate from Montana State University, where she majored in Finance, ran collegiately for two years, and spent most of her free time downhill skiing or hiking. Dr. Isaacs returned to her home state to attend the University of Minnesota Medical School, receiving her Doctorate of Medicine in May, 2015.

Dr. Isaacs completed her three-years of family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in August, 2018. The largest family medicine residency program in the country, JPS also ranks in the top five nationwide. Dr. Isaacs was elected by her peers to serve as Chief Resident in 2017-2018. Upon conclusion of her residency, Dr. Isaacs received her Board Certification in Family Medicine and joined Canadian Family Physicians on December 3, 2018. She provides a full scope of family medicine services in her practice, and she’s passionate about comprehensive women’s healthcare, pediatrics, lactation support, and mental health. Dr. Isaacs loves caring for all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

She is married to local native Tom Isaacs. Because of Tom’s love of the family ranch, which has been in the family since the late 1800s, it only seemed right to begin building her profession and start a family in Canadian. Dr. Isaacs and Tom have three children.

Morgan "Bryn" Rader, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C

Emergency Medicine

Bryn Rader was born and raised on her family’s ranch near Silverton, Texas. She attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007. She went to work as a registered nurse in the emergency department at a rural hospital in Tulia, Texas followed by travel nursing contracts that took her from Las Vegas, Nevada to Washington, D.C. During this time, she pursued her passion for international medical missions in Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America.

In 2012, Bryn moved to Canadian, Texas to work at Hemphill County Hospital as well as The Citadelle Art Foundation. She married Canadian native, Justin Rader, in 2013.

With a passion to help provide access to quality healthcare for residents of rural areas, Bryn enrolled in Vanderbilt University’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Since graduation in 2015, she has been employed by Hemphill County Hospital’s emergency department.

Bryn and Justin have two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping on the ranch, and traveling.

Tasha Butler, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC

Emergency Medicine

A Canadian High School Alumni, Tasha Butler is an honor graduate from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2021 and completed a Post Masters certification from West Texas A&M University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2023. She is dually Board Certified under the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society member.

Tasha has been a registered nurse since 2011 and has worked in several specialties. Her passion lies in critical care and emergency medicine. Tasha has been a member of the Hemphill County Hospital nursing staff since 2013. In July 2021, she assumed her latest role as a nurse practitioner in the Hemphill County Hospital emergency department.

Aside from work, Tasha enjoys her time as a wife to Jesse, and Mama to three children.

When asked what made Tasha choose this profession, Tasha said, “From a young age, I knew I belonged in this field where learning never stops, science is always evolving, and the opportunity to help and serve people is always there.”

Rick Siewert, D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Siewert was raised in the Texas Panhandle, specifically, Amarillo.  He went through all levels of school in Amarillo including attending Amarillo College.  Dr. Siewert earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Houston.  He began his master’s in Biology at North Texas University but was interrupted because he was admitted to Osteopathic Medical School in Kansas City, KS.  After graduation, a rotating internship was done at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital associated with Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

Dr. Siewert is certified in Family Practice with added qualifications in Sports Medicine through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians since 1995.  He is currently an Ochiltree County Health Officer and physician liaison for Senior Village Nursing home as well as an active member at OGH hospital and ER coverage. In addition to his practice in Ochiltree County, Dr. Siewert also provides ER coverage at Hemphill County Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Dr. Siewert is blessed to have his wife, Teresa, who has worked in the loan department of First Bank Southwest for 30 years, as well as handling the home duties and expectations of a physician's wife and mother. Dr. Siewert and Teresa’s children attended Perryton ISD and went on to pursue higher education.

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