Welcome Dr Irene Ngantcha
Parkview Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Irene Ngantcha (pronounced en-gant-cha) to the Parkview Rural Health Clinic in Mexia. Dr. Ngantcha is a board eligible Internal Medicine physician who will begin seeing patients 18 and older for the broad scope of primary care needs beginning in early January.
“We are thrilled about Dr. Ngantcha joining our medical staff,” said Kevin Zachary, CEO of Parkview Regional Hospital. “Her expertise, compassion and enthusiasm for patients and their wellness is evident from the very moment you meet her. She will be a terrific addition to the clinic.”
Originally from Cameroon, Dr. Ngantcha came to the United States in 1996 to attend the Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. She graduated Magna cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in biology. She then attended the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she served as a mentor and advocate for minorities interested in healthcare careers.
Upon completion of medical school, she moved to Louisiana for a residency program in internal medicine at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. There, she became very interested in diabetes and even taught diabetes education classes. She presently holds a Certificate of Recognition for her delivery of quality diabetes care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Dr. Ngantcha comes to us most recently from Williamsburg, VA, where she has been in private practice since 2010. She wanted to move to Texas to be close to her family living in the Dallas area, but she wanted to provide care in a rural environment. She very much enjoys getting to know her patients and being their advocate in quality healthcare.
“I look forward to meeting new people and building a relationship with them as they come to see me,” stated Dr. Ngantcha, who often urges patients to call her ‘Dr. Irene.’ “I enjoy providing a continuum of care, seeing patients in illness and wellness.”
Those wanting to meet Dr. Ngantcha can do so at Parkview’s health fair and 50th anniversary celebration, which is scheduled for January 19 from 9 am – noon in the Parkview Medical Building.
Appointments with Dr. Ngantcha will be available beginning in early January, and can be made by calling (254)562-9321. She accepts most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid.