Medical Providers

San Antonio – West Campus
Carol Ann Chincanchan, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Special Interest: The all around well being of the child, and ADHD
Hobbies: Reading and traveling
From: San Antonio, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

John Bruyere, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicin from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV;
Master of Arts from Boston University, Boston, MA

Special Interest: Health disparities, immigrant health, preventative health, headaches, depression/anxiety, and ADHD
Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, trying new foods, physical fitness, and advocacy & volunteering
From: Northbridge, Massachusetts
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Alicia Mills, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus
 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine

Special Interests: Asthma, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other complex pediatric medical conditions

Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, and spending time with my husband and four boys

From: Dover, Ohio
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Romina Gieseman, APRN, MSN, CPNP, PMHS

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus
 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University, Chicago, IL; Bachelor in Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago; Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist

Special Interest: Child development, special needs, sports medicine, and nutrition

Hobbies: Swimming, biking, dancing, painting, and going on nature walks
From: Chicago, Illinois
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Nichole Van de Putte, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion


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
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Paul Sundberg, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music, The New School, Manhattan, NY
Special Interest: High-risk obstetrics, menopause, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, contraception
Hobbies: Dog parks, Brazilian jujitsu, hill-country road trips with my family.
From: Kingwood, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

DeJay Dienhart, FNP-BC

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion

 

Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Special Interest: Health promotion, disease prevention, teen health, and overall wellness
Hobbies: Riding my Peloton bike, spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places with my boyfriend Erich, and being obsessed with my two cats, Fritz and Bexar, and my dog, Otis.
From: San Antonio, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Michael Garcia, MD

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, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

 

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
Language(s) Spoken: English

Bridget Y. Thackeray, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine          Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University, 1998

Special Interest: Women’s health and geriatrics

Hobbies: Boating and cooking

From: Fountain Valley, California

Language(s) Spoken: English

Rex Sanathra, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine   Location: San Antonio – West Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at University of California, Irvine
Special Interests: Adult medicine, preventative medicine, hypertension, diabetes, patient education, office-based procedures, health optimization and maintenance.
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, reading, volunteering, ancient history, and astronomy.
From: Huntington Beach, California
Language(s) Spoken: English, conversational Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, basic Spanish.

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
Special Interests: All ages greater than 4
Hobbies: Reading and Outdoor activities
From: San Antonio, TX
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

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
Language(s) Spoken: English, Medical Spanish

Stephanie Ortiz, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus
 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL;
Bachelor in Science in Nursing from Saint Petersburg State College

Special Interest: Hypertension, diabetes, health promotion, and disease prevention

Hobbies: Traveling, shopping, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends & family
From: Florida
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Collin Christensen, PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – West Campus
 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University, Savannah, GA;
Bachelor in Science in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Hobbies: Hiking, mountain biking, tennis, and piano

Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

San Antonio – East Campus

 

Bernard Hildebrand, MD

Specialty: Rheumatology         Location: San Antonio – East 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, and spending time with my wife and children
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Diane T. Toney, FNP

Specialty: Rheumatology   Location: San Antonio – East Campus


Degree and College:
Masters in Nursing, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007
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
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Brenda Guzman, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Texas at El Paso

Special Interest: Preventative medicine, hypertension, diabetes, women’s health, geriatrics
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and kids, cooking, baking, reading, outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, and biking, and watching movies.
From: El Paso, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Joaquin V. Littlejohn, MSN, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine and Cardiology         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, and disease prevention
Hobbies: Sports, movies, poker, travel, and music
From: Detroit, Michigan
Language(s) Spoken: English

Marcia Moreira, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, University of Texas at Brownsville, 2003
Special Interests: PTSD in Children or Adolescents
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Richard Switzer, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from Albany Medical College, 1989; Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of Rochester, 1982
Hobbies: Family, singing, eating, and baseball
From: New York City, New York
Language(s) Spoken: English

Nathalie Tiberio, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine           Location: San Antonio – East Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York; Bachelor of Science in Biology, California State University, Long Beach, California

Special Interest: General pediatrics, newborns, and preventative medicine

Hobbies: World traveling, hiking, yoga, reading, watching fantasy/sci-fi movies and anything created by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and spending time with my husband and my cat (Rajah)

From: San Clemente, California

Language(s) Spoken: English

Jeni Vela, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion


Degree and College:
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
Bachelor of Science in Biology, UT Pan American
Special Interest: High risk Obstetrics; Minimally invasive surgery
Hobbies: Hiking, Music, Travel, Cooking, Spending time with friends and family
From: Progreso, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Nguyen Nguyen, DO

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences;
Bachelor of Arts in Biology at The Colorado College

Special Interest: Social determinants of health, oncology, substance abuse, and minimally invasive surgery

Hobbies: Tennis, Interior design, swimming, reading, and live music shows

From: Quang Tri, Vietnam and Denver, Colorado

Language(s) Spoken: English, Vietnamese

San Antonio – Northwest Campus
Benjamin Collen, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Master of Science in Physiology, Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Special Interest: Weight loss, chronic disease management, and preventative health
Hobbies: Cooking, travel, exercise, and spending time with family
From: Riverside, California
Language(s) Spoken: English

Paula Vogel, MD

Specialty: Dermatology          Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine/ Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland;
Dual Board Certified – American Board of Dermatology & American Board of Internal Medicine
Special Interest: Skin cancer prevention & treatment, and skin signs of systemic disease
Hobbies: Biking, swimming, yoga, Pilates, reading, and gardening
From: Grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and Albrquerue, New Mexico, but has lived in San Antonio, Texas for 25 years now
Language(s) Spoken: English

Syeeda Alam, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Special Interest: Preventative care, chronic disease management, diabetes, women’s health, and pediatrics

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, travelling, arts/crafts, anything Harry Potter related, singing, board games, spending time with family and friends

From: Born in Canada, raised in Winnipeg and Columbus, Ohio

Language(s) Spoken: English, Bengali (intermediate), Spanish (beginner)

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

Specialty: Family Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Northwest 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
Language(s) Spoken: English

Hannah Tabanao, NP

Specialty: Family Medicine   Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing, Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck New Jersey

Special Interest: Diabetes, hypertension, disease prevention

Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, eating, and spending time with family

From: Born in the Philippines, but grew up in Hudson Valley, New York

Language(s) Spoken: English, Tagalog

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
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.
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Emad Lawendy, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from the Ain Shams University School Of Medicine, in 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, and moved to the US in 2004
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish (medical), Arabic

Patricia O. Guerrero, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine           Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the Facultad de Medicina, in Monterrey, Mexico
Special Interest: Well children care, asthma, and allergies
Hobbies: Traveling, movies, music, spending time with my family
From: Monterrey, Mexico
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Amanda Inglish, APRN, FNP-C, CPN

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine       Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX; Bachelor of Science in Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Certified Pediatric Nurse

Special Interest: Health promotion, childhood development, and breastfeeding support
Hobbies: Reading, live music, traveling, crochet and spending time with family
From: Port Arthur, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Shawna L. Black, MSN, APRN, CPNP, CCM

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio;
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso
Special Interest: Health promotion, nutrition, childhood development, and children with special healthcare needs
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends
From: Born in southern California, but have lived in Texas since my preteen years
Language(s) Spoken: English

Christina Rodriguez, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Northwest Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center; Bachelor of Science in Health from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Special Interest: Health promotion, asthma, and allergies
Hobbies: Reading, knitting & crocheting, live music, playing video games, hiking, and spending time with my husband and our pets
From: San Antonio, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Fred Poordad, MD

Specialty: Hepatitis Care       Location: San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe 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
Language(s) Spoken: English

Fabian Rodas, MD

Specialty: Hepatitis Care   Location:  San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Degree and College:University of Cuenca in Ecuador; Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York
Transplant Hepatology at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina
Special Interests: Liver Transplants, Portal Hypertension and Decompensated Liver Disease
Language(s) Spoken: English

 

Emma Pham, MPAS, PA-C

Specialty: Hepatitis Care         Location: San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Degree and College: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX
Hobbies: Reading, and outdoor activities
From: Houston, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

 

Nina Olvera, PA-C

Specialty: Hepatitis Care         Location: San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Midland, TX; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
Special Interest: Spanish-speaking populations, diabetes, cardiology
Hobbies: Learning languages, poetry, puzzles, carpentry, leatherworks & bookbinding, yoga, kickboxing, running, and hiking
From: Lytle, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

 

Edna Caraballo-Gonzalez, PA-C

Specialty: Hepatitis Care        Location: San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
From: Floresville, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

 

Kim M. Hinojosa, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Specialty: Hepatitis Care         Location: San Antonio – Hamilton Wolfe Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing-FNP from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2010; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine, 1998
Special Interest: Hypertension and diabetes
From: Bangor, Maine
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Potranco Campus
Yadira Anca, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine, Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, 2007

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 & friends
From: Puerto Rico
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Sally Jo Bullock, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, family, friends and our farm of rescue animals.
From: San Antonio, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Elise Kibler, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine    Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Wellesly College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Special Interest: Newborn medicine, breastfeeding support, asthma management, and ADHD

Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, running, exploring state parks, and visiting Six Flags or Schlitterbaun with her children. She is also active in the local Sierra Club.

From: Houston, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Greg Langas, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine/ Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Special Interest: Medically complex children
Hobbies: Woodworking, camping, and spending time with my children
From: Alpharetta, Georgia
Language(s) Spoken: English

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
Special Interests: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Hobbies: Traveling, swimming, and watching movies
From: Born in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in Juarez, Mexico
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Raquel McNeil, DO

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Potranco Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN; Bachelor of Science Biochemistry, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Special Interests: Obesity, nutrition and general pediatrics
Hobbies: Traveling, Zumba, and spending time with family and friends.
From: Clearwater, Florida
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Metropolitan Women’s Health Campus
Luis O. Morales, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, 1989
Special Interests: High risk obstetrics and gynecology surgery
From: Puerto Rico
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Peter Hsu, MD, FACOG

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

Hospital Affiliation: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2011;
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Special Interests: High-risk obstetrics and minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery
Hobbies: Serving my church, spending time with friends & family, playing guitar & piano, and learning new languages
From: Austin, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin

San Antonio – Hill Country Village Campus
Jose Quijada, DO

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

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Osteopathy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Special Interest: Asthma, diabetes, obesity, allergy, and community outreach
Hobbies: Dancing, writing, singing, playing guitar, working out, eating different cuisines, and traveling
From: Houston, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Emma Broadbent, RN, MSN, CPNP

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

 

Degree and College: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner License from the University of Texas Health Science Center; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center; Bachelor of Business Admin in Management and International Business from University of Texas San Antonio
Special Interests: Disease prevention, and pediatric psychology
Hobbies: CrossFit, singing, and traveling
From: Nebraska
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Medical Center Campus
Paul Trautmann, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology          Location: San Antonio – Medical Center Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston
Special Interests: Obstetrics, and contraceptive care
Hobbies: Tennis, doing house renovations, spending time with family, and going to the movies
From: San Antonio, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Cynthia Shirley, MD, FACOG

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology          Location: San Antonio – Medical Center Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Special Interests: Teen health

Hobbies: Reading, gardening, driving around, and spending time with family

From: Poteet, Texas

Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Leon Springs Campus
Armando Garza, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Leon Springs Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas in Houston; Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University
Special Interests: Asthma, ADHD, frenectomies, ear piercings, and natural family planning (fertility awareness)
Hobbies: Hiking with wife and kids, coaching baseball and fastpitch softball, and country and western style dancing
From: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Jamie Nolan, DO

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology     Location:  San Antonio – Leon Springs Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Bachelor of Science, Premed from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Special Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, high risk/general obstetrics
Hobbies: Working out, traveling, and spending time with family
From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Marcos Campus
Mital Shah, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine   Location: San Marcos Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University – Children’s Hospital of Richmond; Bachelors of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Special Interests: Childhood asthma, obesity, and preventative medicine
Hobbies:
Spending time with my husband, daughter, and family, traveling, listening to music, and exploring different cuisines
From:
 Chicago, Illinois
Language(s) Spoken: English, Gujarati, Hindi

Ompiga Boal, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Marcos Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner License from Chamberlain University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wayland Baptist University

Special Interests: Health promotion, disease prevention, hypertension, diabetes, women’s health, and education

Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and dogs

From: Seguin, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English, Thai

Thet H. Aung, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine   Location: San Marcos Campus

 

Degree and College: Fellowship, Geriatrics Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX;
Doctor of Medicine/ Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Special Interests: Complex care and geriatric medicine
Hobbies:
Aikido, Jujkitsu, firearms training, traveling the world with my wife, Angela, and my two daughters, Ava and Amelie, outdoor activities including hiking and camping, and road trips across the U.S.
From:
 Alberta, Canada
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, Burmese

Kyle Campus
Erin Chaffe, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX; Master of Science in Biotechnology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX
Special Interests: Growth and development, and newborns
Hobbies: Reading, gardening, puzzles, knitting & crochet, and baking
From: El Paso, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Shannon O’Neal, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: Kyle Campus

 
Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO;
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN

Special Interests: Newborn care, adolescent medicine, and obesity
Hobbies: Traveling, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and reading

From: Born in Miami, Florida, but raised primarily in Clarksville, Tennessee

Language(s) Spoken: English

Linda Meyer, CPNP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing from Purdue University;
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN
Special Interests: Pediatric health and wellness, and children with special health care needs
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and spending time with my husband and 3 children
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
Language(s) Spoken: English

Sara Blanchard, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine       Location: Kyle Campus

 

Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center;
Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Nicholls State University
Special Interests: Health promotion, thyroid disorders, diabetes, hypertension
Hobbies: Camping, traveling, and spending time with family
From: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Language(s) Spoken: English

Elena Martinez, WHNP-BC

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology       Location: Kyle Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Ascension Seton Hays Women’s Center – Birthing Center

 

Degree and College: Harbor UCLA Medical Center – Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Special Interests: Management of abnormal pap smears, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and prenatal care

Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, camping, biking, walking, and hiking

From: Originally from southern California, but I currently live in Austin, Texas

Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Kayla Merritt, WHNP

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology       Location: Kyle Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Ascension Seton Hays Women’s Center – Birthing Center

 

Degree and College: Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing;
Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ottawa University
Special Interests: Routine well-woman exams, and preventive care
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, hanging out with family, and working out
From: Kansas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Wimberley Campus
Karyn W. Collins, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: Wimberley Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center; Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas
Special Interests: Nutrition, exercise, and pediatric obesity
Hobbies: My children’s sports (my daughter plays volleyball, and my son plays football), cooking for friends & family, and working out by doing boot camps with VRT in Buda
From: Born in California, but have lived most of my life in Austin, Texas

Boerne Campus
Jennifer Eck, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine       Location: Boerne Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston; Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southwestern University
Special Interests: Breastfeeding support, newborn care, obesity, and preventative medicine
Hobbies: Knitting, crocheting, quilting, going to the park with my daughter, and spending time with my family
From: Cedar Park, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Jeffrey M. Henderson, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: Boerne Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the 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: Camping, teaching the Bible, and eating popcorn
From: Childress, Texas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Kristi B. Bagnell, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine     Location: Boerne Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine; Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University

Special Interests: Children with special health care needs

Hobbies: Mountain biking, snowboarding, and anything in or on the water

From: Anderson, Indiana

Language(s) Spoken: English

Caroline Gibbons, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology     Location: Boerne Campus

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center

 

Degree and College: Doctorate of Medicine from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2007, San Antonio, Texas; Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 1999

Special Interests: Contraception, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, and teen health

Hobbies: Exercising, reading, and spending time with friends & family

From: San Antonio, Texas

Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Helotes Campus
Vincent N. Coleman, MD, PhD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: San Antonio – Helotes Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor in Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1998; Doctorate in Plant Physiology from Texas A&M University, 1994
Special Interest: General pediatrics, nutrition, and obesity
Hobbies: CrossFit, water sports, and spending time with friends & family
From: I grew up in southern California, but have lived in Texas since 1984
Language(s) Spoken: English

Robert P. Sanders, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine     Location: San Antonio – Helotes Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia; Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University; Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Special Interests: ADHD, and medically complex children
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and four children, running, and playing guitar
From: I grew up in an Air Force family, so I lived all over. I have been in San Antonio since 2008 and now call it home.
Language(s) Spoken: English

Cynthia L. Beamer, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Helotes Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan

Special Interest: Adolescents, nutrition, and obesity

Hobbies: Photography, dichroic glass work, reading, travel, and anything outdoors

From: Born in Michigan but lived in Texas for over 30 years

Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish (conversational)

Elizabeth Long, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine        Location: Helotes Campus

 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing/Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama; Associate Degree in Nursing, Chattanooga State, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Special Interest: Preventative services, obesity, and nutrition
Hobbies: Exercising, cooking, and spending time with family
From: Kansas City, Kansas
Language(s) Spoken: English

Shawna Wall, MD

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

Hospital Affiliation: Main Methodist Hospital Medical Center


Degree and College:
Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center;
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Angelo State University
Special Interests: Preventative care
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, woodworking, crafting, and attending events for my three kids
From: San Angelo, Texas, but I have lived in San Antonio for over 20 years
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Luckey Ranch Campus
Melissa Rodriguez, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine          Location:  San Antonio – Luckey Ranch Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin
Special Interests: Asthma, allergies, and ADHD
Hobbies: Dancing, watching movies, photography, making crafts and scrapbooking
From: Edinburg, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley area
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Ryan Paulson, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Luckey Ranch Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus; Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee
Special Interests: Office-based procedures, primary care, adult medicine, diabetes, hypertension, disease prevention, and health optimization/maintenance

Hobbies: Civilian aviation, BBQ smoking, hiking, boating, fishing, motorcycle rides, and classic car restoration
From: Dousman, Wisconsin
Language(s) Spoken: English

Arturo Menchaca, FNP-C

Specialty: Family Medicine         Location: San Antonio – Luckey Ranch Campus
 

Degree and College: Master of Science in Nursing, The University of Texas at San Antonio , San Antonio, TX, Bachelors in Science in Nursing, UT Health Science San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Special Interest: Diabetes, health promotion, and disease prevention

Hobbies: Running and reading
From: San Antonio, TX
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

San Antonio – Alamo Ranch Campus
Margaret Duvic, DO

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine       Location: San Antonio – Alamo Ranch Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathy from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans
Special Interests: Newborn care, childhood development, milk intolerance, nutrition, and obesity
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, puzzles, and live music
From: Houma, Louisiana
Language(s) Spoken: English

San Antonio – Encino Park Campus
Carlos Quiroz, DO

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine       Location: San Antonio – Encino Park Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
Special Interests: Obesity
Hobbies: Surfing, soccer, and disc golf
From: Lima, Peru
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Lizbeth Barba, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine       Location: San Antonio – Encino Park Campus

 

Degree and College: Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at S.A.
Special Interests: Asthma, childhood obesity, prevention medicine (exercise, nutrition, rest, etc.)
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and daughter, traveling, exercising, cycling, trying new foods, cooking, and hanging out with friends
From: New Mexico
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

San Antonio – Stone Oak Campus
Luis A. Lopez, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine          Location: San Antonio – Stone Oak Campus

 

Degree and College: Doctor of Medicine degree from the National University Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru, 1988; Residency at the Jersey City Medical Center, New Jersey, 1996
Special Interests: Preventive medicine, child development, management of chronic disease
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, travel, sports, and good food
From: Lima, Peru
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Dara Valdez, PA-C

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine          Location: San Antonio – Stone Oak Campus

 

Degree and College: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from UT Health Science Center;
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Abilene Christian University; NCCPA Certified
Special Interests: Empowering families to raise healthy kids
Hobbies: Going to the zoo, spending time outdoors, and dancing to the blues
From: Brady, Texas, but moved around a lot due to being in a military family
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish