Dr. John L. McNeill
A fifth generation Victorian, Dr. John McNeill
opened Twin Fountains Walk In Clinic in January 2008. His background in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine along with his familiarity with our community gave him a unique perspective as to the need for a local alternative access to health care. From this vision came Twin Fountains Walk In Clinic with its expanded hours and wide array of available services.
Dr. McNeill attended school here in Victoria and graduated from St. Joseph High School. He then attended Victoria College and after three semesters enrolled in Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. In December of 1983 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with the dream of becoming a physician.
During his undergraduate training he also completed Texas Department of Health training and became certified as an EMT-Paramedic. He spent the next 10 years as a full time Paramedic with San Marcos - Hays County EMS and quickly was promoted to a supervisory role. The Fire Department interested him so he trained and became a volunteer firefighter as well. Always having an interest in education, he became an active instructor in the EMS programs in central Texas and served as graduate lab instructor in the Department of Biology at Southwest Texas State University.
|Dr. McNeill with his nurse, Kari Graham |
In August of 1992, he began his Medical training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. In May of 1997, he graduated with a Doctorate in Medicine and began his post graduate specialty training.
Dr. McNeill accepted an internship and residency position in the Internal Medicine program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and three years later completed training with certification in Internal Medicine. Two days later he began practice back in his hometown and after 18 months of private practice, he was hired as a full time staff ER Physician at Citizens Medical Center. Citizens Medical Center ER is a progressive Lead Level 3 county trauma center with a annual ER volume of 50,000 visits. This exposure to countless medical and trauma patients has helped him develop the treatment protocols for the free standing clinics that make up Twin Fountains Medical Clinics.
Currently Dr. McNeill has a busy Internal Medicine practice with full hospital privileges and works in his clinic on a regular basis. He collaborates with and supervises several mid-level practitioners and is responsible for the high standards of care set in the clinics. Still interested in emergency and pre-hospital care, he is the Medical Director for Victoria Fire Department EMS and the surrounding Victoria County Volunteer Fire Department first responder organizations. He is also the Medical Director for the Victoria College EMS training program and lectures in the paramedic program on a regular basis. He is certified as an Instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support through the American College of Surgeons and teaches the course to Physicians through the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. A frequent local lecturer, Dr. McNeill also appears regularly on KAVU - ABC Channel 25 to discuss various medical topics. Combine this with Dr. McNeill's community involvement through various local boards and you can see how dedicated and busy he has become.
Recently honored by the readers of the Victoria Advocate, he has been named Best of the Best Family Practitioners for the past 2 years. He has also been chosen Physician of The Year by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.