Wilburn "Eddy" Furniss, III, MD
Dr. Eddy is board certified in family medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and did his residency training at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He served as chief resident during his final year of residency.
Born and raised in Nacogdoches, Dr. Eddy returned home to start his practice nearby longtime local family practitioner and father Ed Furniss. His practice has grown with the acquisition of a long-operating family medicine office. Dr. Eddy's services expanded with the founding of Nacogdoches Health Partners and the addition of a talented team of care givers.
Dr. Eddy is also the co-founder of East Texas Regional Accountable Care Collaborative, one of the state's largest ACO's for independent primary care physicians spanning from Athens to Kingwood. His practice is a top performer on measures of quality care in this organization.
Nacogdoches Health Partners is increasingly popular with patients who desire to participate in their own healthcare.
Dr. Eddy was a highly recruited baseball player out of high school. He attended LSU earning a general studies degree in premedical coursework. He was a 4 year letterman in baseball and received the 1998 Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's most outstanding player. He is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. His number 36 was the 10th number in LSU history to be retired. He has 3 children with his wife, and high school sweetheart, Crystal.