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Published on October 07, 2013

New Physician at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Dotti Kruppo, Director Community Relations                            607-865-2409

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Betancourt, family medicine physician, has rejoined its medical staff and will begin seeing patients at the UHS Primary Care office in Walton, the week of October 7.

Dr. Rodriquez received his training at the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, after which he entered the US Army. While serving in the armed forces he completed graduate courses in general surgery, flight surgeon, orthopedics and casualty care. He was honorably discharged, but only after receiving many military honors including the Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal and a Liberation Medal. He also was awarded a Valorous Unit Award. Once he left the military, he completed his Family Practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and was board certified in Family Practice in July, 1997.

He returns to Delaware Valley after working as an attending emergency department physician at various hospitals across the state through locum tenens agencies. Dr. Rodriguez also served as Director of Sports Medicine for the Montefiore Medical Center’s School Health Program for several years, and as the President of a private practice, Gotham Sports Medicine Associates, PC. While in private practice he has also served as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine and the Director of the Diabetic Foot and Wound Center at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Rodriguez has also had many other leadership roles throughout his career, including Officer in Charge, (Medical Director) of the Aviation Medicine Clinic at Fort Hood, TX; Chief of the Emergency Room at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, and Officer in Charge of Task Force Care (South Iraq)/Battalion Surgeon in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal by General Colin Powell for his work in Desert Shield/Storm.

He greatly enjoys working with kids, which has led him to serve as team physician for several colleges and high schools and as a scout leader. Delaware County has proven to be an excellent place for him to live as he appreciates nature, being outdoors and both hunting and fishing.  

Dr. Rodriguez will be at the Walton Primary Care office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 7 PM and Wednesdays from 1-7 PM.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez, please call 607-865-2400. Same day appointments and walk-in care are available.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is a 25-bed facility based in Walton and offering diagnostic and treatment services, acute care and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is a member of UHS, a locally-owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and health care system serving the greater Binghamton area from more than 60 locations around New York's Southern Tier.

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