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Adrian Billings, M.D., Ph.D.

Adrian Billings

Associate Professor

Dr. Adrian Billings is a full spectrum family medicine physician with Presidio County Health Services, a federally qualified health center, practicing in rural Marfa and Presidio, Texas. He was born in Del Rio, Texas, is married with three boys, and speaks Spanish. Dr. Billings received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1993 and Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Pathology in 1998, as well as Doctor of Medicine in 2003 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. In 1999, prior to his matriculation into medical school, Dr. Billings completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked in the Special Pathogens Branch investigating rodent-borne hantavirus infection. Dr. Billings attended family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, serving his final year as chief resident. He then completed an obstetrics fellowship also at John Peter Smith Hospital in 2007. He was awarded a National Health Service Corps Scholarship from the federal government in 1999 and completed his service obligation in 2011 in rural Alpine, Texas.

 Dr. Billings has spoken nationally for the National Health Service Corps at Scholar and Loan Repayment conferences and has passionately shared his experience working with underserved populations in a frontier setting. In 2012 Dr. Billings was appointed by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to a 3-year term on the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps. He also serves as a physician advisor to the Texas Medical Association's Hard Hats for Healthy Kids program, which provides free bicycle helmets to children in an effort to prevent closed head injuries. Dr. Billings coordinates the Reach Out and Read Program for Presidio County Health Services. This program provides free books to children ages 6 months to 5 years of age during their preventative health exams. He serves as Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Medical students and family medicine residents routinely rotate with Dr. Billings, and he has been recognized with teaching awards from both Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Permian Basin and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He holds active hospital privileges at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas.  Dr. Billings has a particular interest in women's health and the preventative care of children