Located next to Citizens Medical Center in Columbia, Citizens Rural Clinic provides quality and affordable out-patient care for your entire family. Our doctors and friendly staff of family nurse practitioners are committed to meeting your needs. Our 11,000 square foot facility bolsters 23 well-equipped exam rooms enabling us to assist you sooner. Services extend from newborn to geriatric patients. Same day appointments are available. Walk-ins are welcomed.
Citizens Rural Clinic, located next to Citizens Medical Center in Columbia, is an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, preventive, and accessible health care service to our community.
Now in its sixteenth year of operation, the clinic and its staff are committed to meeting the health care needs of our patients.
Our medical staff includes: Russell Cummings, MD; Randy W. Head (MD); Frederick Yates, MD; Linda Allen, FNP; Laura Cummings, FNP; Robin Floyes, FNP; and Lea Ann May-Lillo, FNP.
Russell Cummings (MD)
"I'm fulfilling my lifelong dream of giving back to the people of Caldwell Parish and surrounding areas by caring for their medical needs."
Dr. Russell O. Cummings, Jr., Board Certified General Surgeon, grew up in Caldwell Parish. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. After completing a 5-year surgical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, he returned to Caldwell Parish to practice medicine and raise his family. Dr. Cummings is proud to serve his patients at Citizens Rural Clinic, an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing quality, accessible health care service to our community.
Randy W. Head (MD)
"I am excited to be part of the medical team at CMC. My pledge to you is to provide excellent healthcare to the wonderful people of Caldwell & surrounding parishes."
Randy W. Head, MD is originally from Start, Louisiana, and he attended Riverfield Academy while growing up. Following high school, he attended University of Louisiana Monroe (formerly NLU), majoring in Pre-medicine. Upon graduating from ULM, Dr. Head received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, and served his internship at E.A. Conway hospital (now University Health Conway) in Monroe.
Gerald A. Ross (MD)
Dr. Ross is a Pediatrician and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has over 25 years of experience. Dr. Ross specializes in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He graduated with his Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma and completed his residency at Tulane University. He then went on to complete his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ross began accepting new patients up to 18 years of age on April 1, 2019.
Frederick Yates (MD)
"In August 2012, I began working at Citizens Rural Clinic on a temporary basis to help out until a new doctor was hired. It did not take long for me to realize that I enjoyed working in this clinic setting, and have decided to continue here on a permanent basis helping the people of Caldwell Parish and the surrounding area with their routine medical needs."
Dr. Ruby Frederick Ketner Yates graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1987, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He served as Chief of Emergency Services in the US Armed Forces at the US MASH Unit in South Korea, and then as Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, followed by a similar position with Minden Medical Center located in Minden, Louisiana. Dr. Yates joined Citizens Rural Clinic during August, 2012, and is treating patients of all ages. Citizens Rural Clinic is an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing quality, accessible heath care services to our community.
Kamal A. Masri (MD)
Dr. Masri is a Pulmonologist and Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist who also specializes in Critical Care Medicine. He completed his medical degree at Medical University of the America’s - Nevis, followed by his internship and residency with LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine. His fellowship is also with LSUHSC in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Masri sees patients in our clinic for lung-related diseases and conditions.
Linda Plunk Allen (MSN, FNP)
"I just love living and working in this area. Between enjoying my home on the Beouf River with my husband and all our pets, and working with such a great staff at the CRC to serve the wonderful people of our community, I feel I have a truly blessed life!"
Linda has 36 years experience in nursing and rural health care. She graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a BS in Nursing and then with honors from Grambling State University with a Masters Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. For the last 25 years, she has worked with Caldwell Parish physicians and providers to bring quality health care to citizens living in our region. Citizens Rural Clinic is an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing quality, accessible health care service to our community.
Robin Mullenix Floyes (MSN, FNP-BC)
"I've enjoyed my nursing career at Citizens Medical Center, and now I'm enjoying my work at Citizens Rural Clinic, providing health care to the people of Caldwell and surrounding parishes."
Robin Mullenix Floyes, a Caldwell Parish High School graduate, obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Citizens Medical Center for 15 years, and in 2011 received her Masters from the University of Cincinnati. She has since joined the staff of Citizens Rural Clinic as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and is available to treat patients of all ages for acute or chronic problems.
Whitney Guerrero (MSN, FNP-BC)
"As a native of Caldwell Parish, I am so blessed to have the opportunity to serve the people of my hometown and surrounding parishes by providing healthcare services to meet their needs. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people at CRC."
Whitney Guerrero is a native of Caldwell Parish. She graduated from Caldwell Parish High School, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2011. She worked as a registered nurse for several years, and graduated with honors in 2015 from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Master of Science in Nursing. Whitney is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and sees patients of all ages for acute and chronic health problems at Citizens Rural Clinic.
Lea Ann May-Lillo (MSN, FNP-BC)
"I love working at Citizens Rural Clinic because I have been given the opportunity to not only provide health care for patients, but to also establish meaningful relationships with entire families and truly help make a positive impact in people's lives."
Lea Ann May-Lillo has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at CRC for the past six years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2001. After several years working as an RN, she returned to school at Grambling State University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing in May 2006. Lea Ann is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and sees patients of all ages for both acute and chronic problems. Citizens Rural Clinic is an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing quality, accessible heath care services to our community.
Our Hours are 8 am to 5pm Monday through Friday
Located at 484 Collins Road in Columbia Louisiana
Phone: (318) 649-5300