Medical Providers

Below is a listing of CommuniCare Medical Providers.

San Antonio - West Campus

John Nguyen, MD
Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1998
BS Biology, University of North Texas (Denton, TX), 1993
Special Interests: Adolescent care
Hobbies: Hockey, Running, and Sports cards
From: Abilene, TX
Eleanor Gray, WHNP
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: BSN from UTHSCSA 1994, Womens health certification from Southwestern University in Dallas certification program in 1990.
Certification: Board certification in TEXAS State Board of Nurses since 1990
Hobbies: Horse back riding, swimming and still very good at these.
From: I am originally from San Antonio, Texas
Veronica Ahmadian, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008
Bachelors of Science in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish, University of Memphis, 2003
Special Interest: Premature infants
Hobbies: Cooking, exercising and family
From: Memphis, TN
Carol Ann Chincanchan, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: M.D. from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Special Interest: The all around well being of the child and ADHD
Hobby: Reading and traveling
From: San Antonio, TX
Leigh Shapleigh, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Special Interest: Wellcare and disease prevention and Breast Feeding Support
Hobby: Reading, Sewing, Personal Fitness
From: El Paso, Texas
Iren Creticio-Garza MSN, CPNP, PC
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2013 Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner P-C Bachelor Science in Nursing , University of Bohol College of Nursing 1989
Special Interest: Pediatric Primary Care
Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Arts & Crafts and Salsa Dancing
From: Bohol, Philippines
Ignacio A. Chaves, MD
Specialty: Family medicine and General surgery
Degree and College: General Surgery, St Louis City Hospital, St Louis, MO, 1966
Doctor of medicine and surgery, University of St. Tomas, Philippines, 1960
Special Interest: Adult Medicine, Geriatrics, Minor Surgical Procedures
Hobby: Tennis
From: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Bridget Y. Thackeray, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: D.O., University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S., Tennessee State University, 1998
Certification: Board Certified Family Medicine
Special Interest: Women's health and geriatrics
Hobbies: Boating and cooking
From: Fountain Valley, CA
Janie Reddy, DNP
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2014
MS Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2009
BS Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2005
Certification: ANCC, FNP-BC
Special Interests: All ages greater than 4
Hobbies: Reading and Outdoor activities.
From: San Antonio, TX
Miranda Rose Williams, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, 2013 Bachelor Science in Nursing , University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, 2004
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Special Interests: Family Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, reading, hiking and biking
From: All over the world - grew up as a Military Brat!
Diane T Toney, FNP
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Masters in Nursing, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007
Certification: Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Board.
Special interest: Family Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, working out and spending time with family
From: I was born in Belize and moved to the United States at age 15.
Maria Isabel Nicolas, FNP
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: : Masters of Science in Nursing, Binghampton University, New York
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Binghampton University, New York
Special Interests: Health and wellness, diabetes, women's health education, lactation, postpartum mood disorders
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, exercise, nutrition, fitness
From: Binghampton, NY

San Antonio - East Campus

Richard Switzer, MD, FAAP
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Pediatric Residency, State University Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY, 1992;
Doctorate of Medicine, Albany Medical College, 1989, BA Biology, University of Rochester, 1982.
Certification: Board Certified in General Pediatrics for nearly 20 years
Hobbies: Family, Singing, Eating, and Baseball
From: New York, New York
Marcia Moreira, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, University of Texas at Brownsville, 2003
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Special Interest: PTSD in Children or Adolescents
Lisë Jamison, RN, MSN, CPNP
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Masters of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2015
Bachelors of Nursing, University of Texas at El Paso, 2008
Bachelors of Arts, Texas A&M University, 2002
Special Interest: Health promotion and childhood obesity
Hobbies: Family, Yoga, and reading
From: El Paso, TX
R Marc Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate in Medicine Degree, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Special Interest: Allergy SI Therapy
Hobbies: Hiking, coin collecting, gardening, landscape design, and tropical fish
Priti Doshi, RN, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Masters in Science in Family Nurse Practitioner, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Special Interest: Preventative medicine, well child, well women, contraception, acute and chronic care.
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading, Movies, skating
From: Born in India
Jose Trevino, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: Medical Doctor Degree, University of Nuevo Leon Mexico, 1966
Special Interest: Women's health
From: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico
Eleanor Gray, WHNP
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: BSN from UTHSCSA 1994, Womens health certification from Southwestern University in Dallas certification program in 1990.
Certification: Board certification in TEXAS State Board of Nurses since 1990
Hobbies: Horse back riding, swimming and still very good at these.
From: I am originally from San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio - Downtown Campus

Brenda Sears, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Brandeis University Bachelors in Biology
Special Interest: Health Lifestyle
Bridget Y. Thackeray, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: D.O., University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S., Tennessee State University, 1998
Certification: Board Certified Family Medicine
Special Interest: Women's health and geriatrics
Hobbies: Boating and cooking
From: Fountain Valley, CA
Kim M. Hinojosa RN, MSN, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: MSN-FNP, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2010
BSN, St. Joseph's College, Standish, Maine, 1998
Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2010
From: Bangor, Maine

San Antonio - Northwest Campus

Nazli Uppal, M.D.
Specialty: Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Pakistan.
Internal Medicine residency from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey.
Special Interest: Developing a Weight Loss program
Hobbies: Gardening, travelling, movies, stamp collecting
From: Born in Pakistan, raised in Nigeria, settled in the States.
Kim M. Hinojosa RN, MSN, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: MSN-FNP, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2010
BSN, St. Joseph's College, Standish, Maine, 1998
Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2010
From: Bangor, Maine
Carmen Garza, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine Degree, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1985
Bachelor Degree in Biology, St. Mary's University, 1980
Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Interest: Women's Health
From: San Antonio, Texas
Patricia Juarez, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia Medical School, 1999;
BS in Biology and BA in Spanish, George Mason University, 1995
Certification: Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Certified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); Certified in basic life support and pediatric advanced life support
Special Interest: Asthma, ADHD and promoting healthy living through diet and exercise
Hobbies: Swimming, Zumba and spending time with my husband and children
From: I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

San Antonio - Potranco Pediatrics Campus

Josue Molina, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate in Medicine, University of Nuevo Leon School of Medicine, 1989
Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Interest: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Hobbies: Traveling, Swimming, and Watching Movies
From: Monterrey, Mexico. Raised in Juarez, Mexico.
Kelly Fausey, MS, RN, CPNP
Specialty: Pediatrics
Degree and College: University of Colorado Masters in Science, 2012. Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. University of Illinois at Chicago Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 1998
Special Interest: Health promotion in Pediatrics
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, yoga,
From: Chicago, Il

San Antonio - Metropolitan Women's Health Campus

Luis O. Morales, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, 1989
Certification: Fellow of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 1995
Special Interest: High risk obstetrics and Gynecology surgery
From: Puerto Rico
Dawn George Mayo, M.D.
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Special Interest: Women's Healthcare, Teen Pregnancy, Complex gynecologic care
From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


San Antonio - Hill Country Village Campus

Ambika Osborn-Crawford, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2006;
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Southern University and A&M College, 1999
Special Interests: Children with ADHD and Child Obesity
Hobbies: Dancing, singing, traveling, spending time and listening to my husband's, Nathan, awesome music who is a drummer and plays with many national artists.

San Marcos Campus

Hector Vasquez, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine Degree, University of Nuevo Leon School of Medicine, 1970
Certification: Board Certified in Obstetrics Gynecology
Special interest: Women's Health
Lacy Rainey, FNP
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: MS Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2010
BS Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2005
MS Biotechnology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998
BS Biology, Morehouse College, 1993
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Hobbies: Coaching Youth Sports
From: Schertz, TX
Theresa S. Velasquez, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1995
BS Biology, University of Illinois - Champaign, 1986
Special Interests: Child Advocacy and Special Health Care Needs.
Hobbies: Gardening and reading.
From: Born in Georgetown, Texas. Raised in Round Lake, Illinois. Go Bears!

Kyle Campus

Miguel A. De La Torre, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Universidad Anahuac, School of Medicine, 1983;
Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Puerto Rico, 1976
Special Interests: Hormonal replacement, obesity
Hobbies: Water sports
From: Santa Clara, Cuba
Jennifer Helm, FNP
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Idaho State University, 2010;
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2006
Special Interests: Women's Health
Hobbies: Volunteering at P.A.W.S Animal Shelter, traveling, and participating in book clubs.
From: Boise, Idaho
Marjan Linnell, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, 2011;
Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology, University of Texas in Austin, 2007
Special Interests: Community & Legislative Advocacy, asthma, school based health, and preventative medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, outdoor activities with my husband, toddler and 2 dogs!
From: Iran and then Austin, TX
Shannon Dougrey, PNP
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, UTHSCSA, 2007;
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Baylor University, 2001
Special interest: I've always focused on pediatrics, prior to coming to Communicare I worked often with children with special needs including both autism and Down Syndrome.
Hobbies: In my spare time I love to practice child and family photography. I've been taking pictures for over 10 years now. I also enjoy spending time with family, my pup, and gardening.
Linda Meyer, CPNP
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Special Interests: Pediatric health and wellness, Children with special health care needs
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, spending time with husband and 3 children
From: Indianapolis, IN
Kristen Calnan, WHNP-BC
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati, OH - 8/2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Austin - 12/1996
Certification: Certified Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation - 9/2008
From: Austin, Texas
Jason Bosco, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliation: Kyle Parkway OB/GYN (contracted with CommuniCare)
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Jamie Zachrison, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliation: Kyle Parkway OB/GYN (contracted with CommuniCare)
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
Jennifer Goss, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliation: Kyle Parkway OB/GYN (contracted with CommuniCare)
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Wimberley Campus

Karyn W. Collins, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine. Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, University of Texas
Special Interests: Nutrition, exercise, and focus on pediatric obesity
Hobbies: My children's sports- my daughter plays volleyball, and my son plays football. I love to cook for my friends and family and work out by doing bootcamps with VRT in Buda.
From: Born in California, but lived most of my life in Austin

Boerne Campus

Vincent N. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor in Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1998
Doctorate in Plant physiology, Texas A&M University, 1994
Special Interests: General Pediatrics, Nutrition, Obesity
Hobbies: CrossFit, water sports, spending time with friends and family.
From: I grew up in Southern California and have lived in Texas since 1984.
Jeffrey M. Henderson, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2002
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry at Abilene Christian University, 1998
Special Interests: General Pediatrics
Hobbies: I enjoy camping, teaching the Bible, & eating popcorn.
From: Childress, Texas
Cheryl Trexler, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor in Medicine, UTMB Galveston, 1997
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 1992
Special Interests: Allergies and Asthma
Hobbies: Traveling with my husband and three daughters, gardening and reading
From: San Antonio, TX
Ignacio A. Chaves, MD
Specialty: Family medicine and General surgery
Degree and College: General Surgery, St Louis City Hospital, St Louis, MO, 1966
Doctor of medicine and surgery, University of St. Tomas, Philippines, 1960
Special Interest: Adult Medicine, Geriatrics, Minor Surgical Procedures
Hobby: Tennis
From: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines