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Veronica Ahmadian, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

Yadira Anca, M.D.

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology         Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, 2007br> Bachelor of Science, University of Puerto Rico, 2003
Special Interest: Contraception, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics and teen health
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, outdoor activities, working out and spending time with family and friends
From: Puerto Rico

Maria Beato, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Hill Country Village Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Special Interest: ADD/ADHD, General Pediatrics newborns to 18 years old
Hobbies: Reading
From: Manila, Phillipines

Emma Broadbent, RN, MSN, CPNP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Hill Country Village Campus & Boerne Campus

 

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

 

Kristen Calnan, WHNP-BC

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology         Location: Kyle Campus

 

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
BBA in Management, International Business, University of Texas San Antonio
Certification: Certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation – 9/2008
From: Austin, Texas

 

Chris Carabin, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry        Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1993;
BS in Biology, St. Mary’s University, 1989
Special Interests: Professional interests include being a firm believer in preventive and conservative dentistry by working closely with patients to promote daily attention to dental health and healthy teeth and gums. This largely includes, but is not limited to, restorative dentistry with a focus on the overall effects of dental health on the whole person
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Birgit L. Carlson, D.D.S.

Specialty: General Dentistry        Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1984;
B.S. Biology, Trinity University, 1977
Special Interest: Removable Prosthetics (Geriatrics)
Hobbies: Spending time with my four children and gardening
From: Born in Bremen, Germany; spend most of my life in San Antonio

 

Santha M. Chamberlin, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Singapore
Special Interest: General pediatric care
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, and Traveling
From: Singapore

 

Ignacio A. Chaves, MD

Specialty: General Medicine and General Surgery        Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

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
Hobbies: Tennis
From: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

 

 

Carol Ann Chincanchan, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

 

Vincent N. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: Boerne Campus

 

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 Interest: 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

 

Karyn W. Collins, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: Wimberley Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine. Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, University of Texas
Special Interest: 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

 

 

Cesar De Paz, MD

Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry       Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Special Interest: ADHD, Trauma, and Autism
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Traveling, and playing Electric Guitar
From: Born in El Salvador, grew up in Houston, TX

 

 

Shannon Dougrey, PNP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine    Location: Kyle Campus

 

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

 

 

Lila Estrada Fajardo, MD

Specialty: Pediatric    Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Medical Doctor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Facultad de Medicina,
Mexico Residency/Training, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Corpus Christi, TX.
Special Interest: Anticipatory guidance, preventative medicine, adolescent care, and obesity
Hobbies: Baking, reading,  traveling, spending time with family
From: Mexico

 

Hilda Garcia, RDH

Specialty: Dental Hygienist         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Coastal Bend College in Beeville, 2012
Special Interest: Counseling and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health
Certification: Sealant, CPR
From: San Antonio, TX

Michael Garcia, M.D.

Specialty: General Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1981
Special Interest: Women’s Health
Hobbies: Activities with family
From: San Antonio, TX

Dr. Aric Gillen

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Granada, West Indies Masters in Science, Physiology, University of N. Texas, Denton, Texas
Special Interest: High Risk Obstetrics
Hobbies: Play and watch sports, listen to music, and history
From: Houston/ Dallas, Texas

 

Eleanor Gray, WHNP

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology         Location: San Antonio – Metropolitan Women’s Campus

 

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

 

Christopher Hastings, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Centers, Dental School, San Antonio, TX
Bachelors of Science, Marine Engineering, Texas A&M University
Hobbies: Traveling the great outdoors
From: Born and raised in Houston, Texas

Gerald P. Heisler, M.D.

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Special Interest: Standard family practice including HTN, Diabetes, and general care.
Hobbies: Fishing, reading, and activities with family.

Jeffrey M. Henderson, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: Boerne Campus

 

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 Interest: General Pediatrics
Hobbies: I enjoy camping, teaching the Bible, & eating popcorn
From: Childress, Texas

 

Bernard Hildebrand, MD

Specialty: Rheumatology         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas, Medical School
Special Interest: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Pulmonary complications of Rheumatic Disease, management of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
Hobbies: Reading, Running, Spending time with my wife and children
From: New Braunfels, TX

 

Kim M. Hinojosa RN, MSN, FNP-C

Specialty: Hepatitis & Metabolic Care         Location: San Antonio – Shavano Park Campus

 

Degree and College: MSN-FNP, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2010
BSN, St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine, 1998
Special Interest: Hypertension and diabetes
Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2010
From: Bangor, Maine

 

Patricia Juarez, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

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.

 

Navpreet Judge, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Illinois – Chicago
Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS), Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College – India
Astra Tech & Noble Biocare Implant Certification, University of Illinois – Chicago
Invisalign Certification for Orthodontics, University of Illinois – Chicago
Special Interest: Providing high quality dental care
Hobbies: Play sports and traveling
From: Texas

Emad Lawendy, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Ain Shams University School Of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
Special Interest: Management of asthma, allergies, obesity, nutritional deficiency, anemia and screening for speech , autism and developmental delays.
Hobbies: Soccer, Traveling, and Music
From: Born and raised in Cairo Egypt, Moved to USA in 2004 , from San Antonio Texas.

 

Joaquin V. Littlejohn, MSN, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

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

 

Angelica M. Lozano, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Dental Branch-Houston, 2006;
BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Boston University, 1994
Special Interest: ADHD, Autism, Spectrum disorders, Mood Disorders
Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, baking, photography, traveling, and CrossFit!
From: Brownsville, TX

 

Betty A. Martinez, RDH

Specialty: Dental Hygienist         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Certificate of Dental Hygiene, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Allied Sciences
Certification: National Board of Dental Examiners Certificate, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certificate, Texas State Board Certificate
Special Interest: Pedodontics, Periodontics
Hobbies: Traveling and Baking
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Manuel Martinez, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry        Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Creighton University, 2009;
Bachelor of Science, University of Dallas, 1999
Certification: Nitrous Sedation and Level 1 sedation, Mini Dental Implants
Hobbies: Gardening, woodworking and spending time with family
From: Owasso, OK

 

C. Jnett Matthews, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Specialty: Family Medicine        Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Dawn McKenna, PMHNP

Specialty: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX
Special Interest: Mood Disorders, Impulsivity, Addiction, and Psychosis
Hobbies: Exploring new places, hiking, gardening, and making memories with family
From: Originally from England, but I’ve been in Texas since childhood

 

Christina Meiners, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry         Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, D.D.S., 2010
University of Texas at San Antonio, Bacherlor of Science in Biology, 2006
Certification: Nitrous Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified, Oral Conscious Sedation
Special Interest: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children, Depression and Anxiety Disorder in Adults and Children, Integrated Behavioral Health Programs, Health Prevention and Health Promotion in Behavioral Health, Women’s Mental Health
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, and I love to travel 🙂
From: Weslaco, TX

 

Martha A Medrano, MD, MPH

Specialty: Child and General Psychiatry         Location: Boerne Campus

 

Degree and College: MD degree at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Certification: Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Addiction Psychiatry
Special Interest: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children, Depression and Anxiety Disorder in Adults and Children, Integrated Behavioral Health Programs, Health Prevention and Health Promotion in Behavioral Health, Women’s Mental Health
Hobbies: Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Sewing, Reading
From: San Antonio Texas (35 years) and El Paso Texas (23 years)

 

Mercedes A. Mendoza, RDH, BA

Specialty: Dental Hygiene         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communication Arts, St. Mary’s University, 2009. Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Concorde Career College, 2013
Certification: Sealants, CPR
Hobbies: Going to Spurs games with my mom, painting, running, and reading
From: Born in Jacksonville, NC and raised in Hondo, TX

 

Linda Meyer, CPNP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: Kyle Campus

 

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

 

Michael J. Mohr, DO, FAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Master of Science in Pathology, Indiana University Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Indiana University
Special Interests: Primary Care, HIV
Hobbies: Traveling and Hiking
From: Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Josue Molina, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate in Medicine, University of Nuevo Leon School of Medicine, 1989
Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Interests: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Hobbies: Traveling, Swimming, and Watching Movies
From: Monterrey, Mexico. Raised in Juarez, Mexico

 

Luis O. Morales, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology        Location: San Antonio – Metropolitan Women’s Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, 1989
Certification: Fellow of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 1995
Special Interests: High risk obstetrics and Gynecology surgery
From: Puerto Rico

 

Marcia Moreira, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

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 Interests: PTSD in Children or Adolescents

 

Christine Z. Morin, RDH

Specialty: Dental Hygienist       Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Associate of Applied Science, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1992
Certification: Sealant, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, CPR
Special Interests: PTSD in Children or Adolescents
Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach
From: San Antonio, TX

 

John Nguyen, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1998 BS Biology, University of North Texas (Denton, TX), 1993
Special Interest: Adolescent care
Hobbies: Hockey, Running, and Sports cards
From: Abilene, TX

 

Phommalone “Mone” Nguyen, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: Kyle Campus

 

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

 

Maria Isabel Nicolas, FNP

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

 

Dr. Fred Poordad, MD

Specialty: Hepatitis & Metabolic Care       Location: San Antonio – Shavano Park Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor in Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1990
Special Interest: Metabolic Syndrome, fatty liver, and hepatitis
Hobbies: Fitness, Traveling, and Motorsport Racing
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Vanessa Porter, FNP, APRN

Specialty: Family Medicine     Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

 

Lacy Rainey, FNP

Specialty: Family Medicine     Location: San Marcos Campus

 

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

 

Tandra Rathey, PsyNP

Specialty: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner    Location: San Antonio – East Campus, West Campus

 

Degree and College: BS Nursing, MS Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011
Certification: Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Special Interests: Women’s health
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Janie Reddy, DNP

Specialty: Family Medicine    Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

 

Graham A. Rogeness, M.D.

Specialty: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry    Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Certification: Board Certified in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Special Interests: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depressive Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders
Hobbies: Reading, walking and family
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Violetta M. Roller, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry    Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2004;
BS in Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2000
Certification: Level I Sedation, Nitrous Oxide
Special Interests: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depressive Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders
Hobbies: Having fun with my kids
From: Carrizo Springs, TX

 

Sandra Salazar-Mendoza, RDH, BS

Specialty: Dental Hygiene    Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio – Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 2004
Certification: Sealant, Nitrous Oxide monitoring, CPR
Special Interests: Providing dental cleanings for the patient and educating them in the importance of oral health and it’s relation to our overall health
Hobbies: Cheering with the Baseline Bums for our World Famous Five Time Champions San Antonio SPURS, hitting some golf balls, dancing to some good Tejano music and watching football on TV.
From: Born in San Antonio and raised in Hondo

 

Liesl Schott, M.D.

Specialty: General Medicine   Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

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 Interests: Mind-Body Medicine
Hobbies: Travel

 

 

Siva Sethuraman, DMD

Specialty: General Dentistry   Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2008 Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Michigan, 2003
Certification: ADA Certified of National Board Dental Examinations
Special Interest: Comprehensive Dentistry
From: Troy, Michigan

 

 

Leigh Shapleigh, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

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

 

 

Richard W. Shore, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: San Marcos Campus

 

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

Nitika Soni, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: Kyle Campus

 

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Metropolitan Hospital Center – NYMC, New York, NY
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from BPKIHS, Nepal
Special Interest: Obesity
Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, and Dancing
From: Nepal, now settled in Austin, TX

 

 

Richard Switzer, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

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

 

 

 

Bridget Y. Thackeray, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine   Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Specialty: Pediatric 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

Kendra Thorn, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology   Location: San Antonio – East Campus


Degree and College:
Medical Degree, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Bachelors of Science- Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Special Interest: Prenatal Care, Cancer Screenings
Hobbies: Swimming, gardening, and Traveling
From: Schertz, Texas

 

 

 

Diane T Toney, FNP

Specialty: Family Medicine   Location: San Antonio – West Campus


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

 

 

 

Carly M. Tovar, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry   Location: San Antonio – East Campus


Degree and College:
St Mary’s University BS Biochemistry 2002; Baylor College of Dentistry DDS 2011
Certification: Level 1 sedation and nitrous oxide
Special Interest: Education
Hobbies: Exercising, running, doing outdoor activities, cooking, volunteering and spending time with family and friends
From: San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

Parisah Troy, RDH

Specialty: Dental Hygienist    Location: Kyle Campus


Degree and College:
 Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2012
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Certification: Sealant, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, CPR
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities
From: San Antonio, TX

 

Uchenna Lizmay Umeh, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine    Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus


Degree and College:
 Doctorate in Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Special Interest: Adolescent Pediatrics, Obesity, Immunization and breast feeding
Hobbies: Yoga, Walking, Reading, Dancing, and Spending time with my family
From: Anambra State, Nigeria (US Citizen by naturalization)

 

Nazli Uppal, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine    Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus


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

 

Nichole Van de Putte, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology    Location: San Antonio – West Campus


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 Interest: Teen health, contraception, high risk obstetrics
Hobbies: Music, cooking, outdoors, arts & crafts
From: San Antonio, Texas

 

Nora Vasquez, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine    Location: San Antonio – Downtown Campus


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, Texas

 

 

Eduardo Vela, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry    Location: Kyle Campus


Degree and College:
 Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Science in Dental Laboratory Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
From: San Antonio, Texas

 

 

Valerie L. Williams, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry    Location: San Antonio – East Campus


Degree and College:
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry. BS in Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Certification: Nitrous Oxide
Special Interest: Cosmetic dentistry and education
Hobbies: Exercise, traveling, watching sports, spending time with friends and family
From: Brady, Texas 

 

 

Hilda Yáñez, D.D.S

Specialty: General Dentistry    Location: San Antonio – West Campus


Degree and College:
 BS Biology from the University of Texas San Antonio, 2005
Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2011
Special Interest: Building special relationships with patients so that I’m able to provide comfortable, quality, up to date individualized patient care. Taking care of the whole person and making sure patient is educated and involved in their treatment is very important.
Hobbies: Running, weights and anything that keeps me physical. I enjoy reading and crafting but mostly spending time with my children, family and dog
From: Eagle Pass, Texas

 

 

Heather Williamson, DDS

Specialty: General Dentistry    Location: San Antonio – East Campus


Degree and College:
Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2009;
Bachelor’s Degree from University of Texas – Pan American, 2006
Hobbies: Music
From: Edinburg, TX