ROCKWALL, TX (August 28, 2021) The Sparks Clinic, located at 103. N. 1st Street in Rockwall, celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 27.
In 1946, Dr. Sherman Sparks founded the Rockwall family health center on the second floor above the Cunningham Drugstore, where Zanata’s is located today. A fire caused the clinic to begin searching for a new home in 1952.
Dr. Sparks decided to head west to the corner of Kaufman St. and 2nd Street and broke ground for the first installment of the Sparks Clinic. That building stood the test of time until 1976, when two of Sherman’s sons (Dr. Randy Sparks and Dr. Bob Sparks) returned to Rockwall and joined in the family business with a new expansion – continuing a family tradition of medicine that began in the 1890’s.
Many other family members continue to serve this community with the same care and concern as they did 75 years ago.
Services at the Sparks Clinic include general health management, prevention and wellness, immunizations, pre-operative physicals, drug screens, well women exams, minor ambulatory procedures, in-house lab and xray, and more. Learn more on their website.
Submitted story and photos from Mark Russo, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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