Dr. Kevin Hodnett grew up in College Station, Texas. During his undergraduate studies, he served an extended two year mission trip where he learned Spanish and discovered a fondness for serving others. This love of service led him to a career in medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University, completed medical school at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, and finished training at the Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Program in South Carolina as chief resident. He has been serving the rural community of Brady, Texas for the past two years.
In his practice, he observed that the limited time afforded to patients during visits did not do the patient-physician relationship justice. Dr. Hodnett began a search for a better way to deliver care and discovered the direct primary care model. He joined Cibolo Family Medicine so that he could listen to his patients and dig deeper into their concerns in order to provide personalized healthcare. Dr. Hodnett recognizes that patients have a choice and is grateful for the individuals and families that entrust their care to him. He enjoys treating all ages. He believes in assessing the physical, spiritual, and emotional variables before reaching a shared decision with patients. A self-described lifetime learner, he humbly admits when he does not have the answers, but will seek the best sources for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Hodnett met his wife while attending Texas A&M University. They are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children. He is a family man, enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping, and encourages lively debate.
Dr. Sommerhalder is a Texas-native, growing up in the North Texas suburbs of Dallas. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology before embarking on the exciting journey of medical school at Ross University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Dr. Sommerhalder finished her training in New York City before finally making her way back south to complete her residency in Family Medicine at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
While practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Sommerhalder treated patients in clinic, hospital, and urgent care settings. It was there that she realized the significant limitations that traditional fee-for-service models placed on the time and care she could provide her patients. After learning about the Direct Primary Care model at a national conference, Dr. Sommerhalder knew this was the best way to provide the in-depth, personalized care she felt her patients deserved. She enjoys both teaching and learning from her patients, helping them to take interest and ownership of their own health. Dr. Sommerhalder believes the patient-physician relationship is the cornerstone of primary care and the development of long-lasting relationships is one of her favorite parts of being a primary care doctor.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Sommerhalder enjoys spending time with her family including her husband David, who is a local hematologist-oncologist, and daughter Monroe. They are excited to be back in their home state after years of travel and training and hope the hill country will become their forever home.