Medical Providers

CommuniCare Medical Providers Directory


San Antonio - West Campus

John Nguyen, MD
Specialty: 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
Nichole Van de Putte, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Bachelors of Music/Minor in Psychology, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Special Interests: Teen health, contraception, high risk obstetrics
Hobbies: Music, cooking, outdoors, arts & crafts
From: San Antonio, Texas
Corinne Jedynak-Bell, DO, MBA, FACOOG
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College: Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, 1985
Master in Business Administration, University of Washington, 2005
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marquette University, 1981
Special Interests: Women's Health
Hobbies: Spending time with Family and Friends
Maria Isabel Nicolas, FNP
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College:
Masters of Science in Nursing, Binghampton University, New York
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Binghampton University, New York
Special Interest: 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
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
Hobbies: 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
Hobbies: 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 Interest: 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 Interest: 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
Vanessa Porter, FNP, APRN
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College:
Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Texas at Tyler, TX
Master of Science Nursing/Health Care Education, University of Phoenix Online
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Metairie, LA
Bachelor of Science Nursing, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
Special Interest: Health Education
Hobbies: Fitness, Reading, Traveling, Movies
From: New Orleans, LA

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
Liesl Schott, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College:
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Master of Arts, Spiritual Psychology Emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing, University of Santa Monica, CA
Bachelor Degree in Psychology, The Ohio State University, OH
Special Interest: Mind-Body Medicine
Hobbies: Travel
Joaquin V. Littlejohn, MSN, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College:
Masters of Science in Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
Special Interest: Health promotion, disease prevention
Hobbies: Sports, movies, poker, travel, and music
From: Detroit, MI
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
Leticia Vargas, MD, MBA
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Degree and College:
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Masters in Business Administration - Emphasis in Healthcare, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Bachelors of Science, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Special Interest: High risk obstetrics, Office based gynecology, PCOS, Obesity
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, outdoor activities, stained glass
From: Von Ormy, Texas
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
Diane Perritano, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Special Interest: Diabetes, Elder Care, Prevention
Hobbies: Gardening, traveling, movies, reading
From: Delaware, New York, New Jersey
Nora Vasquez, M.D.
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Special Interest: Women's Health, Preventative Medicine
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, traveling, and dancing.
From: San Antonio, TX

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
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
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, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1985
Bachelor of Science in Biology, St. Mary's University, 1980
Special Interest: Disease prevention
Hobbies: Gardening, swimming, and listening bossa nova music
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: Pediatric Medicine
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, Illinois

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, LA9
Special Interest: Women's Healthcare, Teen Pregnancy, Complex gynecologic care
From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Antonio - Hill Country Village Campus

Diane A. McMains, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Special Interest: Newborns and lactation support, Family relationships, helping people to find joy and happiness
Hobbies: Singing, reading, traveling, and growing things
From: Originally east of the Mississippi, and now I'm a Texan
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 Interest: 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
Emma Broadbent, RN, MSN, CPNP
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
BS in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
BBA in Management, International Business, University of Texas San Antonio
Special Interest: Disease prevention, Pediatric Psychology
Hobbies: Crossfit, Singing and traveling
From: Nebraska

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
Richard W. Shore, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, The Medical College of Pennsylvania
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Northwestern University
Special Interest: Adolescents and Behavioral Health (ADD/ADHD)
Hobbies: Bowling, Photography, and Travel
From: Born and raised in Philadelphia, and moved from Kansas City
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

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 Interest: Women's Health
Hobbies: Volunteering at P.A.W.S Animal Shelter, traveling, and participating in book clubs
From: Boise, Idaho
Phommalone "Mone" Nguyen, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
Degree and College: Master's of Science in Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Addison, IL
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Special Interest: Liver Care
Hobbies: Tennis, Outdoor activities-walking, spending time with friends and family
From: Austin, TX
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 Interests: 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
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

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