After receiving his undergraduate degree from TexasA&MUniversity, Dr. Buzzard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his residency at DarnallArmyHospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and received additional trauma training in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Detroit.
Along with the other physicians who see patients at St. Joseph ERs, Dr. Buzzard is directly employed by Emergency Services Partners (ESP).
Trauma Care Capabilities Expanding at St. Joseph
Currently, St. Joseph Regional is designated as the Lead Level 3 trauma hospital in our seven-county region. Early next year, St. Joseph expects to receive a Level 2 designation. At that time, St. Joseph Regional will be the only Level 2 Trauma Center between Waco and Houston.
With paramedics from the City of Bryan Fire Department, St. Joseph and St. Joseph AirMedical collaborating to provide life-saving, excellent care, it is these organizations’ and agencies’ shared goal that the result be a seamless experience for patients.
In 2011, St. Joseph treated:
- 1,678 trauma patients
- 461 acute heart attack patients
- 486 stroke patients
- 4,900 chest pain patients
- 68,405 ER patients (55,601 in Bryan) (12,804 in College Station)