Clinical Team


Welcome to B.I.S. Community Clinic. Each member of our team is committed to fill the healthcare void that has existed in this area for over 83 years. We want to thank all of you for your encouragement, support and efforts in creating B.I.S. Community Clinic. We look forward to serving the Bedias, Iola, Singleton, Madisonville and surrounding communities of the greater Brazos Valley. 

Best wishes for health and happiness,


Elizabeth Ellis, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Family Nurse Practitioner 

Certified Rural Health Care Professional


Dr. Ellis has resided in Bedias, Texas since 2009. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), Masters in Nursing and Bachelors in Nursing all at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-College of Nursing in Memphis. In 1987, Dr. Ellis completed her Bachelors in Administration at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. She is board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with ANCC, and clinically practices in primary care with a focus on wellness and prevention with additional practice specialty in the areas of employee health, occupational health and urgent care. Throughout her career she has practiced in both rural and urban healthcare settings in Family Practice and Internal Medicine. She has served as a leader and national consultant in Advanced Practice Nursing since 2000 with expertise in Nurse Practitioner utilization, management and billing.  As a practicing nurse consumer, Dr. Ellis has served on the board of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and has served as a member of the Commissions Executive Board, Board of Commissioners, Report Review Committee and Accreditation Review Committee. She continues to serve as a site visitor for CCNE. Dr. Ellis is published in the areas of Doctor of Nursing Practice education, nurse practitioner utilization and billing. She is an adjunct professor for UTHealth School of Nursing at Houston and recently served on the DNP Advisory Board. Dr. Ellis has taught extensively at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral Levels, and continues to lecture nationally. Dr. Ellis is currently serving on The Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics Board of Directors, and on The National Association of Rural Health Clinics Policy Committee.

Russell Bacak, MD

Medical Director


Dr. Bacak a native of Katy, Texas completed his doctorate in 1997 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1993 with Bachelors of Science in Biology Summa Cum Laude. In 2000, he completed his residency in Family Practice at McClennan County Family Practice in Waco, Texas  where he served as Chief Resident from 1999-2000. Dr. Bacak is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was named Outstanding Graduate in Family Medicine with honors. Upon completing his residency, Rusty and his wife Jennifer, moved to Bryan to make their home where they are raising 5 children. Dr. Bacak currently owns and operates his own faith based Family Practice in College Station. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bacak is very active in the community where he serves as a pastor at Deaf Church and is an avid runner and marathoner.

Melinda Chavez

Patient Access Representative