Texas Health Kaufman Welcomes Dr. Paul Guttuso to Medical Staff
04/23/2009

KAUFMAN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Guttuso to the medical staff. Guttuso has opened Lakeside Family and Sports Medicine in Mabank. He specializes in sports medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Paul Guttuso
Dr. Paul Guttuso

“We are thrilled that Dr. Guttuso has chosen to practice in Mabank and to work with Texas Health Kaufman,” said Texas Health Kaufman President Patsy Youngs. “Dr. Guttuso brings a unique perspective to the area with his wide ranging personal and professional accomplishments.”

Guttuso previously worked as a medical director in Sugar Land, Texas. He led 60 physicians in specialties ranging from family medicine, cardiology, dermatology to OB/GYN. He also helped in the development and structure of the new clinic.

But, he and his wife, Trinia, decided that they wanted to move to a smaller community to raise their three sons, Christopher, Anthony and Paul James. So they started putting feelers out in various Texas communities.

“I talked to all of them on the phone and enjoyed what I heard from Patsy the most,” Guttuso said. “Patsy has been more supportive than I could have hoped for.”

After a successful visit to the area meeting hospital and community leaders, Guttuso quickly settled on Mabank for his practice. He said he sees his practice growing into one that can treat almost any medical problem from newborns to senior citizens and well-care visits to broken limbs.

He said he’s enjoying his Mabank practice because it enables him to get more involved in the community than working in the larger cities.

Guttuso has a long history of volunteering. In 2005, he volunteered his time as a physician at the Houston Astrodome when hurricane Katrina struck. He also is working with local high school athletic trainers and athletes.

On April 14, Guttuso served as Family Physician of the Day for the Texas Legislature. In that role he staffed the Capitol Health Services Clinic treating any legislators or their staff as well as being on hand in case of emergencies. This is the second time he’s served as Family Physician of the Day.

Guttuso is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Kaufman.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.