Meet the Waxahachie Medical Director – Dr. Greg Byrne


Meet the Waxahachie Medical Director

Introducing – Dr. Greg Byrne, the Waxahachie Board Certified Emergency Room Physician and Medical Director at Altus Emergency.

A good healthcare professional is entrusted by their patients to do restore them to health. They have a huge responsibility and yet find the time to go above and beyond the call of duty performing selfless acts every day. The traits of a good doctor have been defined as a combination of compassion, respect, empathy, honesty, courage, competence, commitment, optimism and creativity. In an emergency center, having a stellar Board Certified Emergency Room Physician and Medical Director is especially vital to help set the standard for the entire healthcare team. Which is why Altus Emergency Centers is proud to have Dr. Gregory Byrne as our Waxahachie Medical Director.

“Dr. Byrne ensures our providers are delivering exceptional patient care and customer service from the time our patients walk in our doors until they are discharged. He is a great asset to have here in Altus Waxahachie.”

Obinna Ononobi, Administrator of Altus ER Waxahachie

Waxahachie ER is the newest addition to the Altus Emergency Center Family. Since its ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 27, 2017, Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie, has become an invaluable active member of Waxahachie and it’s surrounding communities. Altus Emergency Centers prides itself on employing the most caring and experienced ER Healthcare Staff. We invite you to get to know Dr. Gregory Byrne, our dynamic and multi-faceted board-certified ER physician and medical director.

Meet the Waxahachie Medical Director is the latest in the series of Altus ER Staff articles dedicated to the amazing people behind what is #TeamAltusER: Work Together, Achieve More.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Studies and Formation

Dr. Byrne, the site Board Certified ER Physician and Medical Director of Altus ER Waxahachie attended Mississippi State University on a track scholarship where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended University of Mississippi medical school and did post graduate training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_image image=”25474″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Born to Cure

Dr. Byrne became the Altus Waxahachie Medical Director since right before the ribbon cutting on March 19, 2018 and has been with us every since.


  • Nine Year Board of Director Member of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians
  • Past President of the Board of Directors of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians
  • Received the Presidents Award in 1999
  • Counselor to the American College of Emergency Physicians for several years
  • Chairman of two subcommittees for the college

I was honored to receive our companys’ award for “Committment to Care”. – Dr. Byrne

The Doc in the Winner’s Circle

Get to know the Waxahachie Medical Director.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with the good doctor. He was happy to share about his family, hobbies, and passions. The following are some highlights of our interview with Dr. Byrne. The doctor spoke about his belief in high performance, dedication and excellence and all areas. What a zest for life![/vc_column_text][us_image_slider ids=”25479,25480,25478″ fullscreen=”1″ autoplay=”1″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

Q: “Tell us a little about yourself”
A: Dr. Byrne.

I have been practicing emergency medicine since 1978 and I have been practicing in Texas since 1981. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Laura since 1981 and have one son Christopher and granddaughter Abigale.

Q: “How did you hear about Altus Emergency?”
A: Dr. Byrne.

I first heard about Altus Emergency when our company was approached to do physician staffing.

Q: “What or who have been your biggest influences or your mentor?”
A: Dr. Byrne.

My biggest influence in my personal life has been my wife and my pastor. The biggest influence in my professional life has been my mentor Dighton Packard who is one of the wisest men I know.

Q: “What do you love the most about working with Altus ER?“
A: Dr. Byrne.

What I love most about working with Altus Emergency Department is the people I work with. I know that’s trite but they are the finest group of coworkers I could possibly imagine.

Q:Any Hobbies or passions?“
A: Dr. Byrne.

I have been racing cars since 1993. I have raced as an amateur and professional at several open wheel Grandprix classes. One of the highlights of my racing career was standing on the podium after winning the Indianapolis Motor Speedway open wheel world challenge at the ripe old age of 65 while two twenty-year-olds stood beneath me in second and third place.

Q: “Any Quotes that You Love in Particular that You Relate to?“
A: Dr. Byrne:

“I am blessed and living the dream.” – Dr. Byrne.

[/vc_column_text][us_image_slider ids=”25476,25477″ fullscreen=”1″ autoplay=”1″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Thank you, Dr. Gregory Byrne for sharing about your incredible performance both as a caring ER Doctor and in life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]