Dr. Tony Nigliazzo with first patient, Kip Summerset. (Photo provided)
Dr. Tony Nigliazzo, who recently joined Adams Memorial Hospital as a general surgeon, is seen in accompanying photo talking with his first patient, Kip Summerset, a rural Adams County resident.
Since the retirement of Dr. H.S. Lee, the hospital had had just one general surgeon, Dr. Richard Spady.
Prior to attending medical school, Nigliazzo was a firefighter-paramedic with the Edmond Fire Department, a suburb of Oklahoma City, from January of 1993 to June of 1999.
Nigliazzo and Dr. Yu Liu, a neurologist, greeted people at an open house held Thursday in the new Medical Office Complex behind the Strickler Cancer Institute on the hospital campus.