All Roads Lead to Here


It’s always exciting to welcome employees back to UMC after spending some time away! Recently, we welcomed two Emergency Center physicians back—they both formerly worked as Emergency Center Techs and Emergency Center Scribes. What an exciting time to see two employees come back and grow in brand new roles!

We sat down with Dr. Jimmy Stickles and Dr. Justin Holmes to ask them about their time away and their time back with us.

Q: How has the transition from EC Scribe to EC Physician been?              

JS: It’s a much different role, but it’s been a smooth transition. There are some perks to having been here before. I wasn’t as lost as I would have been if I would have gone somewhere I hadn’t worked before.

JH: It’s great seeing old friends and people I used to work with. It’s fun, but it is an adjustment.

Q: Why did you choose to come back to UMC rather than going to another facility?

JS: A chance to come back and work side-by side with the physicians I looked up to, when I was working as a scribe, was exciting to me! This is the best place to work in Lubbock.

JH: My wife and I left with the intention of coming back. Her family lives here, and we have a family in the EC. My wife was previously an ER nurse—we met here and got married here. It’s the right place to be.

Q: When you worked at the UMC Emergency Center before, did you already plan on becoming a physician?

JS: Yes I did. I was 31, had no undergraduate degree and decided to go to school with the intention of going to med school. It’s great to see that dream and goal fulfilled.

JH: For me, it’s the job I always wanted when I was here. I really looked up to the physicians, and now I am one of them.

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