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Table of Contents FEATURES 26 Destressing Tips for Any Scenario

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Americans are the most anxious people on earth. But experts say arming yourself with natural ways to calm the chaos is easier than you might think.

30 Mountain Magic Answer the call of the San Juan Mountains.

34 Uncovering the Alluring Beauty of Anguilla This island offers everything you expect from the Caribbean and more.

38 I’m Thankful For... Shifting your mind-set to one of gratitude has the power to transform every aspect of your life.

45 Houston’s Top Doctors 2021 Congratulations to this year’s honorees.

COLUMNS 4 Editor’s Letter Contemporary updates highlight Houston hotel at its best.

6 Heart of Houston Adventures of the pandemic patio posse. Finding new ways to celebrate life during a lockdown.

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PUBLISHER Bambi Abernathy EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Laurette M. Veres Senior Editor Tom Flynn Executive Editor Lynn Ashby Contributing Editor Warner Roberts Copy Editor Laura Jackson Food & Wine Editor Matthew Abernathy Contributing Writers Amanda Altman Marisa Byers Tom Flynn Laura Jackson Stacey Baker Massand Joanna Powell ART Sr. Creative Director Rick McMillen Creative Director Nicholas Nguyen SALES Executive Marketing Matthew Abernathy CORPORATE President Bambi Abernathy Consultant Rick McMillen

DEPARTMENTS 8 Health & Wellness Weird, but true; Sweet nothings; Cross train to beat pain; Eat on the cheap; De-stress your diet

14 Society The scoop on the latest charitable events around town.

16 Culture These page-turners will keep readers at every age entertained this season!

22 Destination Renovation ensures the Hyatt Regency maintains its prestigious position and superb staycation status.

70 On the Menu You don’t need a passport to enjoy the flavors and spirit of Italy.

78 Eat Out Hungry Like the Wolf serves up comfort food in a rad setting.

80 H Marks the Spot 18 Community What’s a divorce coach and why would you need one?

20 Spa Rock Spa & Salon, Atlantic City, NJ

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Editor’s Letter

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HE HYAT T REGENCY HOUSTON HAS JUST UNDERGONE AN EXCITING MULTI-MILLIONDOLL AR RENOVATION. Our writer, a native Houstonian, views this building with the Spindletop restaurant atop as a downtown landmark (page 22). This iconic destination represents almost 50 years of memories for locals, travelers and business folk. I too have fond memories of the building. When I started my event promotion business, it was this hotel that took a chance on me and my new ideas. I rented the exhibit hall and began to sell exhibit space to international telecommunications companies. I still recall the homemade potato chips my salesperson shared with me. The annual New Year’s Eve party complete with balloon drop is legendary and I’ve always enjoyed supporting Houston Children’s Charity

at this venue. I’ve also had many an international traveler add the Spindletop to their list of Houston must do’s. I love that the decor was influenced by expressionist artist Mark Rothko, designer of the Rothko Chapel in Montrose. The blue-grey accent wall in the hotel rooms creates a calming aesthetic that blends with the sleek black floor tiles to help you stay relaxed and tranquil during your stay. Both the Hyatt and The Rothko Chapel turned 50 years old and recently renovated. As the county continues to open safely, I hope you’ll take some time to revisit and enjoy these engaging and influential Houston institutions.

I too have fond memories of the building. When I started my event promotion business, it was this hotel who took a chance on me and my new ideas.

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Heart of Houston Adventures of the Pandemic Patio Posse Finding new ways to celebrate life during a lockdown.

by Warner Roberts

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Next up was an Italian adventure starring Sharon and John cooking scrumptious spaghetti and meatballs, calamari and octopus carpaccio. So fancy, and we sang Italian songs. Halloween was amazing—with witches, ghosts and flowers in pumpkins centerpieces. Scott Evans and Jeff Henry were special guests with Scott bringing pumpkin cupcakes for dessert. Bob picked up fried chicken in boxes for dinner. Scary! For our Thanksgiving celebration, I made an appetizer of a turkey made of goat cheese, feathers from red bell pepper and olive eyes. (I was proud.) We served turkey and dressing from Cleburn’s cafeteria. Our “Godfather Wedding” event was decorated with all white table linens and white roses as centerpieces. Chris found tiny water guns as favors, and we offered a dinner nobody could refuse. We always served red and white wine, with other options also always available. We had a great Christmas celebration combined with Ray’s December birthday. The

I am grateful that life is slowly getting better; people are getting vaccinations, going back to real places of business. I am grateful if people remember to be thoughtful and wear masks or keep spacing if it seems appropriate. Kindness and consideration work.

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HO COULD HAVE EVER DRE AMED THAT WE WOULD ENCOUNTER AND EXPERIENCE ANY THING AKIN TO THE DRE ADED COVID -19 PANDEMIC? Well, friends, we did, and how we handled includes very individualized scenarios. I was lucky to continue to work from home on the computer and by the way of Zooming. Zoom became the operative word for many. My life changed drastically in that I didn’t go out— period—except to my back porch patio. Though we have lived in this house for many years, my husband, Bob, and I never sat out there until COVID. But then we went out at about 5:30 to 6:30 every day, and I waved at all the people who walked by. Many waved back and had no idea who we were. It was a lot of fun for me, but a little embarrassing for Bob. After my husband and son, Cliff, measured off a full 8 feet to distance tables and chairs (not satisfied with 6), I was allowed to have a few friends over, starting with one or two at a time. Of course, Cliff and Angie, who live down the street, were here all the time. Son Bob and wife, Kristin, from Austin visited. Nieces, Kelly and Paula also came often. (If I try to name all the friends who came by, I’ll forget someone.) Then, things evolved into having six friends per visit at around 6:00, during the first of which I ordered 10 varieties of pizzas. By the second one, my friend Chris Kase and I had began to decorate as though we were going to a gala. All red and black Chinese decor and a great dinner from Cafe Ginger was amazing. Our longtime friend, and great musician, Ray Rogers joined us and set up his equipment for singalongs. Charity Yarborough and Wally Cox and Sharon Abercia and husband John Evans rounded out our group. Charity and Wally brought Mexican food from Escalante’s for our next “Ole” event. Remember that we decorated for each event, mostly from my attic, and this time we found sarapes, Mexican straw hats and colorful serving pieces. Add tequila, and it’s a party. We later took a democratic vote to name our group, and after much discussion, we settled on PPP—the Pandemic Patio Posse.


Christmas trees, Santas and Christmas Carols were beautiful, and Chris and Ray brought a luscious dinner from Post Oak Grill. The first celebration of 2021 was in January for Chris’ birthday. Hearts came out for this friend who has a heart of gold. The legendary Moehler’s bakery made a beautiful heart-shaped cake for her! In March this year, we celebrated the wedding of our PPP members, Charity and Wally. Chris outdid herself by wrapping the patio columns with wide pink ribbon, embellished with mammoth roses. We added pink table linens, pink roses and twin wedding cakes from Moehler’s bakery. What a great champagne celebration. We are planning a PPP reunion soon, and I believe it is going to be a “rumble in the jungle” event in Cliff and Angie’s tiki hut. A huge first-time happening for me last November was hosting a virtual event, The Wonderful World of the Women of Substance benefiting the Mission of Yahweh. My co-hosts were Ernie Manouse of Channel 8, Kristina Somerville, Chair and Paul-David Van Atta, Creator and Producer. We were so very grateful to raise $400,000 to further the programs for the homeless women and children at The Mission. I asked Janice McNair and the Houston Texans to become our premier sponsor in order to provide a new playground for the children. On April 6 last month, ground was broken for this wonderful new addition. Attending were Janelle and Greg Reid of the Reid Family Foundation, who are also major donors to the playground. Special guest was Houston Texans legend, Chester Pitts. One of my first luncheon outings was for the birthday celebration of Alicia Smith at Turner’s

with Deborah Duncan, Kim Moody, Sylvia Forsythe and Anne Carl. Beautiful! For my first nighttime outing adventure, I went with the PPP to Birraporetti’s downtown to listen to Ray who sings there every Thursday and Friday. Long-time Houstonians remember Ray from when he had the Bojangles Club in downtown Houston. He also toured with Liza Minnelli. When he and the late Jonni Hartman were married, they moved to Los Angeles and on to Nashville where he worked with Clint Black and Lisa Hartman. My second outing at night came with a visit to a most fantastic Indian restaurant, Musaafer in the Galleria, as the guest of friends Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy. It would take this full page to describe this adventure in dining and the amazing decor of the restaurant! The world mourned with Queen Elizabeth as she laid to rest her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. I mention this because I was fortunate enough to introduce the Queen at a gathering in front of the City Hall Reflection Pool. I was given instructions on how to greet and introduce her. A very handsome, stately man, Prince Philip, stood just behind her. And, as you would imagine, she was most gracious. I am so very grateful that my family and friends are well. I am grateful that life is slowly getting better; people are getting vaccinations, going back to real places of business. I am grateful if people remember to be thoughtful and wear masks or keep spacing if it seems appropriate. Kindness and consideration work. Have you done something good for somebody today? SUMMER 2021

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Health Weird, But True We drink more alcohol on Thursday through Sunday, the days when we tend to work out more. Trying to shed some extra weight? Stick to a single glass of Cabernet this weekend.

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UG AR IS BAD—WE GET IT. But calorie-free sweeteners like sucralose (Splenda), aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), saccharin (Sweet ‘N Low), stevia and sugar alcohols (such as xylitol and modified sugar molecules) may be just as bad. A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that overweight and obese people who consumed

diet beverages took in 88 to 194 more calories per day compared to those who didn’t. “This may be because calorie-free sweeteners activate reward centers in the brain and disrupt appetite control, leading to increased food intake,” according to lead researcher Sara N. Bleich, PhD, an associate professor at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. So if you drink a diet soda, you may be more likely to

give yourself permission to splurge on a chocolate croissant or a Three Musketeers bar later on. What’s more, most faux sugars taste even sweeter than the real thing, so they may simply cultivate a preference for overly sweet foods. So the best strategy for subduing a sabersized sweet tooth is to reduce your intake of all types of sweeteners. —Matthew Kadey, MS, RD

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Source: Northwestern Medicine study published in Health Psychology


1 IN 3 ADULTS HAS PREDIABETES. COULD BE YOU, YOUR DOG WALKER, YOUR CAT JOGGER.

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Cross Train to

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AN’ T EVEN LOOK AT A NEEDLE WITHOUT WINCING? Try adding some heart-revving cardio to your routine, says a recent study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; it just might increase your pain tolerance. Researchers at the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia recruited 12 healthy adults motivated to begin an exercise program and another 12 who had no interest in hitting the gym. The first group was instructed to exercise on the stationary bike for 30 minutes at a moderate-to-vigorous pace, three times per week, for six weeks. After the six-week training period, both groups returned for further testing of their pain tolerances.

By using a probe to apply pressure to the skin, researchers discovered that the volunteers in the exercising group displayed an increase in pain tolerance—or being able to endure pain for longer—although their pain threshold did not change. The control group, not surprisingly, had no changes in pain tolerance. During a challenging workout, the body releases natural substances, like endorphins, which help to decrease pain levels. Called exercise-induced hypoalgesia, these endorphins typically carry the body through a workout and also may contribute to a decrease in pain for up to 30 minutes after, reason the study authors. Now you know to schedule that flu shot post-run. —Kelly McLendon

Looking to cut down on your grocery bill? Go meatless. On average, it costs $11.15 a day to be a vegan, $12.45 for a vegetarian, $13.50 for a fish-eater and $14.65 for a carnivore. Source: Susanna McGee, author of The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle (Zuzi Publishing, 2014) 10

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Eat on the Cheap


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De-Stress

YOUR DIET

EAT SMART. Feeling satisfied with your food is key. Make the most of your meals by including at least two components, with a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats, and a beverage—anything but water—to extend the taste. Have three bites of a sweet or mint to finish. 12

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ESTABLISH EATING RITUALS. Improve your digestion by creating habits before, during and after meals. Try these to help you slow down, increase mindfulness and prevent overeating: Wash your hands before you eat; count bites and chew well during meals; brush your teeth afterward.

COUNT YOUR BITES. Since your stomach can’t count calories— it only detects volume—reduce your eating to 15 to 25 bites per meal. RETRAIN YOUR PALATE. Instead of choosing foods by their nutrition facts—calories, fat grams, etc.—select your fare by the way it goes together. Let taste, texture and mouthfeel be your guide, and try to stimulate more than one of the five tastes (salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami). This will help you to feel

content, and prevent overeating and binging later on. NIX THE NIBBLES. This form of eating overworks the GI tract, say researchers. Instead of snacking, space meals at fourhour intervals. WATER DOWN YOUR DRINKING. Excessive drinking of water throughout the day overworks the kidneys and leads to excess outflow—that means more toilet flushing! Drink as needed for thirst. —Amanda Altman

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E KNOW THAT DEVELOPING BODY AWARENESS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD BET TER POSTURE , BODY MECHANICS AND INCRE ASED LONGEVIT Y. Well, developing “stomach awareness” is the first step toward weight loss, digestive health and preventing chronic cortisol overload, says bariatric dietician Meredith Luce RD, MS, LN, the co-founder of 80bites.com. Read on for her best tips for achieving a more relaxed eating behavior.


Remember the last time your family visited the forest? It’s a place of wonder and imagination for the whole family—where stories come to life. And it’s closer than you think. Sounds like it’s time to plan your next visit. Make the forest part of your story today at a local park near you or find one at DiscoverTheForest.org.

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Society Women of Substance Raise Funds for The Mission of Yahweh

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OING VIRTUAL THIS YE AR DIDN' T STOP VIEWERS FROM HEEDING THE CALL TO SUPPORT THE 4 TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE EVENT to support The Mission of Yahweh, that has been sheltering homeless women and children for 59 years . Funds raised from the event are nearing $400,000 to provide Mission initiatives to empower, enrich and restore the lives of its residents.

Ernie Manouse, Deborah Duncan, Warner Roberts, Paul-David Van Atta, along with Luncheon Chair, Kristina Somerville served as emcees. They congregated on Roberts' back porch to introduce the honorees and the special guest of the day, Kechi Okwuchi. Janice McNair congratulated all the honorees in a brief appearance on behalf of The Houston Texans, the presenting sponsor of the event and generous contributor of funds to provide a new playground for the children at The Mission of Yahweh.

TOP ROW: EJAMA OKWUCHI, EMCEE PAUL-DAVID VAN

BOTTOM ROW: BETTY HRNCIR AND LILLY ANDRESS;

ATTA AND SPECIAL GUEST KECHI OKWUCHI; DONAE

EMCEE AND HOST WARNER ROBERTS WITH KRISTINA

CHRAMOSTA AND ROSLYN BAZZELLE.

SOMERVILLE AND ERNIE MANOUSE


The Women’s Fund 10th Annual Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon

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ITH SUPPORT FROM LUNCHEON CHAIRS CHRISTINE AND STEVE JOHNSON, THE DYNAMIC EVENT R AISED CLOSE TO $180,000 while celebrating the thousands of women and girls that count on The Women’s Fund for health education information. The Women’s Fund presented Edna Meyer-Nelson as the recipient of the Sue Trammel Whitfield Award for Resiliency and The John P. McGovern Foundation "Champion in Women's Health and Wellness" Award to Kathleen Schmeler, MD. PlainsCapital Bank presented a lively interview with HEB president Scott McClelland along with luncheon co-chair Steve Johnson of the famed Walton and Johnson Syndicated Radio Show. ABOVE: DR. KATHLEEN

SCHMELER AND EDNA MEYER-NELSON WITH THEIR AWARDS MIDDLE ROW: GUESTS AND

HONOREES GATHERED VIRTUALLY TO CELEBRATE THE WOMEN’S FUND BOTTOM ROW: SARA

ORTIZ-CALDERON, ANA ZELAYA AND ELLIOTT KEYMOLEN, AND DR. ELIZABETH GRIMM CELEBRATE FROM HOME

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Community Navigating Divorce What's a divorce coach and why would you need one?

The reality is, divorce is hard, and sometimes, ugly, but you don’t have to face it alone.

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and family cannot provide. A coach is also there to be a sounding board in some of the decisionmaking processes to help minimize extra costly legal fees. Yes, you read that right, Ms. Renken hired a

divorce coach for her firm to help her clients be the best clients they can be in all facets of their lives. She knew that the best divorce client is a healthy, resilient one. The reality is, divorce is hard, and sometimes,

ugly, but you don’t have to face it alone. A divorce coach is there with you every step of the way to ensure that your next chapter in life is the one that you decided to write for yourself. —Marisa Byers

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AWN RENKEN OF THE RENKEN L AW FIRM , PLLC was investigating innovative ways to provide a unique and compassionate experience to clients who were navigating the challenging divorce process. She learned about divorce coaching from another colleague who had mentioned this new, promising arena of services and explored to see if it might be a helpful service to offer her clients. You may ask, What in the world is divorce coaching? Divorce coaching falls under a specialty coaching category, that specifically works with people going through the divorce process, "In an effort to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future,” according to the American Bar Association. A divorce coach essentially partners with the client to help them know they are not alone. Divorce can be costly and very lonely, as well as take a toll on all of your relationships. A divorce coach is there to offer some of the emotional support you might need during this journey that friends


We Help You Help. When you help care for a loved one, you take care of everything. But are you taking care of yourself? AARP can help with information and useful tips on how you can maintain a healthy life balance, care for your own physical and mental well-being, and manage the challenges of caring for a loved one. Get help from others. Ask family and friends for assistance. Seek advice from other people caring for their loved ones. Care for yourself. Don’t forget about your own needs. It’s just as important to make a plan to take care of yourself as it is to create a caregiving plan for your loved one. Tap into AARP’s resources. AARP.org/caregiving has a wide array of information, including legal and financial guidance.

You’re there for them. We’re here for you. Find free Care Guides to support you and your loved one at AARP.org/caregiving


Culture Summer Reads These page-turners will keep readers at every age entertained this season!

THE UNITED STATES OF SPORTS by Bill Syken (Hardcover, $24.99; barnesandnoble.com) Do you have a little athlete in the family? Sports Illustrated Kids Books released this fun, beautifully illustrated reference for ages eight and up, and it’s a must-have for any budding sports fan. The book goes across the country, graphically depicting interesting factoids about sports teams and famous athletes from each state. Photos, maps and insider tidbits make this an engrossing read for kids and parents alike, and the section on Texas elaborates on local heroes such as Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros and James Harden, formerly of the Houston Rockets, among many others. Both pro and college teams of all kinds of sports are featured, guaranteeing to keep your future champ engrossed for hours.

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HURRICANE SEASON: THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF THE 2017 HOUSTON ASTROS AND THE RESILIENCE OF A CITY by Joe Holley (Hardcover, $27.00; bookpeople.com) There isn’t a single Houstonian who wasn’t inspired by the Astros’ 2017 World Series win, particularly since it came immediately after Hurricane Harvey, the devastating storm that left the city underwater for several days. The flood waters left $200 billion in damages behind, and Houston’s morale in tatters. But nine weeks later, the Astros' fought and won their firstever World Series victory, and Bayou City’s motto, “Houston Strong,” was everywhere. With this much-needed boost, the city’s faith was revitalized. Regardless of team affinity or city of residence, every single American will be inspired by this story of hardship overcome.

SANPAKU by Kate Gavino (Hardcover, $16.50; amazon.com) When her beloved grandmother dies, Marcine, a 12-year-old Filipino-American girl, becomes fascinated with the Japanese concept of sanpaku—the belief that if the whites of one’s eyes are visible beneath the iris, tragedy will strike. Of course, her grandmother was afflicted with this phenomenon and regaled Marcine with stories of famous people who suffered from it while alive, feeding her superstition. Set in 1995, this coming-of-age, black-and-white graphic novel will resonate with young adults as they struggle to navigate puberty, providing a unique world view—and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor—for any teen to enjoy.


WOLF BOYS: TWO AMERICAN TEENAGERS AND MEXICO’S MOST DANGEROUS DRUG CARTEL by Dan Slater (Hardcover, $17.86; amazon.com) Told in Dan Slater’s journalistic style, Wolf Boys uncovers the inner lives of the “foot soldiers” of the Mexican drug cartel. Slater follows two Mexican-American boys from Laredo, Texas, as they become inextricably involved in a deadly drug war on the TexasMexico border. Both Gabriel Cardona and Robert Garcia are children of Mexican immigrants. As childhood friends, they grew up where extreme poverty and the billion-dollar illegal drug trade met and clashed, often with devastating results. Their similarities end there. While Garcia becomes a homicide detective in hot pursuit of the cartel, Cardona is trained as an assassin for Los Zetas, rising in the ranks of the drug underworld. As gut-wrenching as it is thrilling, Wolf Boys is a powerful cautionary tale and a rare glimpse into a world of desperation and survivalism.

PRINCESS TRULY IN I AM TRULY by Kelly Greenawalt, illustrated by Amariah Rauscher (Hardcover, $14.65; amazon.com) The books we read as children can impact the adults we become, and Houston author Kelly Greenawalt gets it. The adoptive mother of Calista and Kaia, Greenawalt saw a void in children’s books that empower little girls between the ages of three and eight—particularly little girls of color—so she wrote her own. Beautifully illustrated with Amariah Rauscher’s whimsical artwork, I Am Truly is about a princess who is everything and anything she sets her mind to—beautiful, brave, confident and smart. The picture book’s positive message is clearly conveyed through its words and images, not only reassuring little girls that they can accomplish major feats like becoming astronauts or engineers, but also smaller goals, such as learning to swim and tie their shoes. No task is too small or too big for Princess Truly, who is every little girl in the world.

SWABBED AND FOUND by Frank Billingsley (Hardcover, $17.76; amazon.com) If you’ve lived in Houston for the past 20 years, you’ll recognize Frank Billingsley’s warm smile from KPRC 2’s weather reports— Billingsley is, in fact, the chief meteorologist. In addition to helping Houstonians prepare for hurricanes and navigate the city’s sometimes unpredictable weather on television, Billingsley has been on the hunt for his family’s genealogical history and captured his journey on paper. Having been adopted as a child, Billingsley’s curiosity about his birth parents had been lifelong—until he delved deep into the world of DNA testing and genealogical research and pieced together his family tree. Written with Billingsley’s much-loved sense of humor and wit, Swabbed and Found is much more than a record of his findings; it’s a touching story of one man’s discovery that we are all part of the same big family.

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Destination

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Renovation ensures Hyatt Regency maintains its prestigious position and superb staycation status. by Elizabeth Craft


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YAT T REGENCY HOUSTON ANNOUNCED THE COMPLETION OF ITS MULTIMILLION-DOLL AR RENOVATION OF THE ENTIRE HOTEL E ARLIER THIS YE AR , entirely transforming its 955 guestrooms and suites, lobby, front entrances, meeting and event spaces, Einstein’s, Shula’s Steak House and LobbiBar. A four-star hotel in the heart of downtown Houston, it opened to guests in 1972 and quickly became a hub for business and leisure travelers because of its proximity to Houston’s top entertainment and business districts. The update was inspired in part by the West Texas town Marfa which is known for attracting famous artists and architecture buffs. John Schafer, managing director for Hyatt Regency Houston, announced the completion of the extensive renovation in a press release this February: “With the updates now complete, we are excited to reintroduce the hotel as a one-stop destination that blends top-notch hospitality, world-class dining, and high-end meeting facilities paired with modern comforts and conveniences for business and leisure travelers alike.” Many Houstonians have long viewed Hyatt Regency Houston as a landmark of our great city, myself included, with its famous Spindletop restaurant that rotates, offering exceptional views of the gorgeous Houston skyline. The restaurant has been closed during the pandemic, but Hyatt also plans to do an extensive renovation of the restaurant soon, which considering the impressive new design of the rest of the hotel, is sure to be amazing. Growing up I always viewed Hyatt as the, “big, fancy hotel” and I remember my dad taking me twice to the Spindletop for my birthday! To me

that is what Hyatt Regency Houston represents— almost 50 years of memories for locals, travelers, and business folk. The Hyatt Regency Houston made an impression on my younger self and once again I am impressed by the grandness of this hotel. The lobby opens up to a dramatic 30-story atrium, one of the highest in Texas, with looping corridors in a triangle shape with a skylit ceiling. All this can be viewed from the elevators, which are open to the atrium separated only by glass, allowing you to look down into the lobby and bar as you get carried to your floor. The same goes for the elevators on the side of the building which look out to the city. Everywhere I looked I saw beautiful views of Houston.

Many Houstonians have long viewed Hyatt Regency Houston as a landmark of our great city, myself included, with its famous Spindletop restaurant that rotates, offering exceptional views of the gorgeous Houston skyline. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to stay at the Hyatt Regency Houston and I was genuinely impressed with the hospitality of the management and staff. Checking into the hotel was a socially distanced, comfortable experience. The check-in counters have been remodeled into

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individual stations with protective shields between guests and staff that give guests the opportunity to be greeted by the staff personally and discuss their stay. This provides a more intimate and comfortable experience for guests. During the renovation, a strategic focus was on lighting, and throughout the lobby, guest rooms, meeting and event spaces, elegant light fixtures have been added to illuminate the modern aesthetic created by Hyatt adding to the welcoming milieu. The newly renovated rooms have been completely updated with modern furnishings and décor that are both beautiful and comfortable. The grey, blue and rose petal color pallet design

was influenced by artist Mark Rothko who became known for his abstract expressionist art which can be found on display at the Menil Collection 2.2 miles away from the hotel. The blue-grey accent wall, creates a calming aesthetic that blends with the sleek black floor tiles to help you stay relaxed and tranquil for your stay. In the bathrooms there is in-mirror lighting perfect for doing hair and makeup, one of the many small details the design team focused on to make sure your stay is perfect. For anyone traveling for business, you know the importance of always showing up looking your best and the fact that Hyatt included these fine details is very impressive. No expense was spared to ensure your stay with Hyatt Regency Houston is one you will never forget. Center to the lobby and looking up into the massive atrium is the stunning LobbiBar. Designed with Marfa in mind, several booths with woodslatted-canopies separate the bar from the check-in stations. Surrounding the beautiful quartz countertop bar is an inviting seating area for bar guests and throughout the lobby are several other intimate seating spaces for guests to do business, spend time with family or enjoy a cocktail or bite. Sharing the lobby space, you will also find an Einstein’s Bros. Bagels are perfect for a quick,


but filling breakfast to start off your day. Hyatt’s signature restaurant, Shula’s Steakhouse serves premium steak and fish dishes. Shula’s shows off a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic with warm, neutral tones including dark wood features opening up the space while making it warm and inviting. To complete the renovation, all meeting and event spaces have been updated with increased broadband capabilities to ensure you will always stay connected with your peers. Additionally, like the entirety of the hotel renovations, all carpeting and wall vinyl was replaced, essentially making it as if Hyatt Regency Houston were a brand-new hotel. A top priority for Hyatt Regency Houston has been to provide a safe and healthy environment for its guests and staff, and so additional safety measures such as increased cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, a focus on maintaining social distancing and keeping employees updated on policies are some of the protocols being implemented. Hyatt Regency Houston has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation which is the gold standard in prepared facilities, validating the hotel's cleanliness and safety. Hyatt Regency Houston also provides excellent access to all of the premier downtown attractions.

The hotel is within walking distance from the George R. Brown, the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Stadium. For further convenience, Hyatt Regency Houston is offering shuttle services for guests with the capacity to escort you anywhere in Houston you may need. More attractions include the theater district, the beautiful Discovery Green park, Downtown Aquarium and the Houston Museum District with 19 different museums and collections. If you will be using personal transportation, the hotel offers both valet services and personal parking, and for people with electric vehicles the hotel includes two charging stations. A wonderful resource for those planning to visit Houston is houstonmarketplace.com. Here you can easily purchase tickets to all the attractions and activities in Houston. For leisure travelers, business travelers or even locals simply having a “staycation,” Hyatt Regency Houston offers comfort, convenience and connection to Houston attractions all while staying in the heart of downtown Houston. H

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DE- STRESSING TIPS FOR EVERY SCENARIO Americans are the most anxious people on earth. But experts say arming yourself with natural ways to calm the chaos is easier than you might think. by Joanna Powell

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of Scotch or a good massage.” The breath, which Suddenly you’re woozy with dread, your breath gets oxygenates the blood and signals the brain to calm short and quick, and your heart thrums in your ears down, creates a physiological response in the body like a low-flying helicopter. that naturally decreases stress and anxiety. “Deep Anxiety. Panic. The mean reds. Whatever you call breathing can lower your blood pressure, heart rate it, everyone suffers that queasy, uneasy feeling of and cortisol levels,” adds Dr. Vranich. angst and trepidation at some point in life. Since the turn of the millennium, anxiety has surpassed T E C H N I Q U E : Celebrity physician Andrew Weil, depression as the most prominent mental-health MD, advocates a breathing technique he calls the issue in America, according to the National 4-7-8 breath. Described as a “natural tranquilizer Institute of Mental Health. And while just 18 for the nervous system,” the 4-7-8 breath helps to percent of adults suffer a serious anxiety disorder, reduce tension in the body. To perform it, inhale freak-outs become universal when specific stressthrough your nose for a count of four. Hold your laced situations flood the nervous system with breath for a count of seven. Now let it out slowly hormones like cortisol, triggering the “flight or through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat fight” response. five to 20 times. The roots of anxiety are complex—from genetics and brain disorders to overprotective upbringings E X T R A P O W E R T O O L : While you probably by high-strung parents—and episodes of dread don’t want to practice full-on meditation while are further compounded by today’s frenetic pace driving, “listening to meditation apps like Calm and economic uncertainty. (calm.com) or Headspace Add in the vagaries of the (headspace.com), which The roots of anxiety are digital age, and the loss of have libraries of 10-minute real-life bonds to socialcomplex—from genetics meditation lessons and media relationships that are practice sessions, can further and brain disorders to quantified with “likes” and promote mindfulness and “shares,” feelings of unease overprotective upbringings prevent anxiety from taking can skyrocket off the charts. over,” says Peter Fiasca, by high-strung parents— However unavoidable these PhD, author, editor and bouts of nerves are, we don’t and episodes of dread are the producer-director of have to succumb to them. Classical Pilates Technique further compounded by Experts insist there are natural video programming. remedies for the cold sweats today’s frenetic pace and “Meditation can have a that don’t require wolfing generalized full-spectrum economic uncertainty. down chocolate or swilling effect on anxiety reduction,” boxes of wine for comfort. he notes. The first step is to realize that “much of anxiety is the tendency to equate uncertainty with bad outcomes,” notes Robert L. Leahy, PhD, the director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy S C E N A R I O : You’re freaking out because you’re and author of The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to going to your parents’ (or worse, your in-laws’) Stop Worry from Stopping You (Harmony, 2005). for the long Thanksgiving weekend. This is a “You can never be certain. Almost everything you double whammy since overprotective parents do every day you do with uncertainty.” Once we often are the root cause of heightened anxiety in accept that we will never have complete guarantees their offspring. in life, we can begin to create a toolbox of natural de-stressors—from practicing mindfulness to T O P T O O L : Dietary changes. When you have time something as simple as sipping hot tea. to prepare for an upcoming emotional minefield, Here, we pair those common worry triggers with consider tweaking your diet. Research shows that strategies for dealing with them, so that before your omega-3 fatty acids may ease anxiety symptoms next anxiety attack spins into a nauseating tizzy, by lowering levels of stress chemicals such as you’ll be armed and ready. adrenaline and cortisol. I T C A N CO M E W I T H O U T WA R N I N G — O R R E A S O N .

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picking up your kids) for the second time in a row when you get stuck in an epic traffic jam—a situation over which you have no control. The feeling of being trapped in your vehicle, a common phobia, escalates with the added risk of arriving disastrously tardy again. T O P T O O L : Deep breathing. “Changing the way you breathe will lower stress levels in minutes,” says Belisa Vranich, PsyD, a clinical psychologist, breath coach and the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016). “It works faster than a Valium, a double shot

T E C H N I Q U E : If you feel an anxiety attack coming,

grab a quick snack such as a handful of walnuts, suggests Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of The Happiness Diet (Rodale, 2012). Seeds and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon, are other great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, or take fish oil supplements (look for ones that provide 2,000 mg a day). A 2005 Israeli study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience found that students given omega-3 supplements had markedly less anxiety before an exam than students taking a placebo. E X T R A P O W E R T O O L S : Eating eggs for breakfast can also help ward off worry, says Dr. Ramsey. They’re packed with choline, a deficit of which has been linked to increased anxiety. And who knows? If you cook eggs for the whole family, maybe they’ll chill out, too. SUMMER 2021

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HIGH ANXIETY.. WHEN TO CALL A PRO Everyone experiences stress once in a while, but there’s a difference between the occasional freak-out and struggling with persistent, lifelong anxiety. Here are some things to consider when contemplating prescription treatment or professional therapy. B E H O N E S T A B O U T YO U R S YM P T O M S . “ If your anxiety is interfering

with your sleep, eating, work, relationships or ability to travel and do everyday activities, you may need professional help,” says Robert L. Leahy, PhD. D O N ’ T WA I T. If any of the above symptoms last for four weeks or

more, see someone, adds Dr. Leahy, who suggests finding therapist recommendations at cognitive-therapy websites academyofct.org and abct.org. “Unfortunately, people often wait between five and 10 years before seeking help.” F I N D A P R O F E S S I O N A L W I T H O U T A D D I N G M O R E A N X I E T Y. If

you have social anxiety and hate talking on the phone to schedule appointments, consider an online scheduler like ZocDoc. You can enter your insurance info, find doctors in your area who accept it and schedule an appointment online.

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

S C E N A R I O : You have to give a big speech

before all the bigwigs at your company and are developing full-blown stage fright. The good news? You’re not alone. The 2016 Chapman University Survey on American Fears found found public speaking to be America’s top phobia. Equally nerve-wracking: asking the boss for a raise. Researchers say fear of rejection and insecurities about negotiation skills keep countless employees from requesting their due. T O P T O O L : Essential oils, especially lavender. “I always use essential oils before public-speaking events to calm my nerves and help me focus,” says Heather Edwards, LMHC, BCC, NCC, a psychotherapist and board-certified coach. “Oils with lavender, Roman chamomile, and tree or grass oils like spruce and vetiver have both calming and grounding properties.” A 2010 study in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology found that dental patients were less anxious if the waiting room was scented with lavender oil, and in a Florida study published in Holistic Nursing Practice in 2009, students who inhaled lavender oil before an exam had less anxiety.

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S C E N A R I O : You finally decided to take the plunge and sign up for that online art class, but you’re afraid your sketches aren’t up to par. Your self-doubt is compounded by social anxiety—a leeriness of new people and strange situations. Fears of humiliation loom. T O P T O O L : Exercise, especially Pilates and yoga. Physical activity directly reduces the flight-orfight hormone cortisol, explains Jaimie PerlaFurst, MSW, a former social worker. “When confronted with a stressful situation, our bodies release a wave of stress hormones to prime them to fight or flee. Exercise relieves that excess energy and tension.” Moreover, physical exercise increases strength and releases endorphins—both potent confidence-builders. T E C H N I Q U E : “While many modes of physical

your hands or feet can have an instant effect, says Edwards. You can reapply every 20 minutes or so.

exercise can dispel anxiety, Pilates and yoga in particular has an incredible way of bringing people’s focus to their bodies through gentle stretching, gradual conditioning and integrating the breath,” notes Perla-Furst. “Pilates can be incredibly powerful in providing a place for the body to relax, rejuvenate and release tension.” So if you have an intimidating new class or encounter coming up, definitely squeeze in a workout beforehand. “It will help center your mind and body,” says Perla-Furst.

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in my seltzer water for flavor and an extra boost of those calming properties,” adds Edwards, who cautions: “Always make sure your oils are pure and safe for internal consumption.”

for a full workout right before that new endeavor, a quick online class at home can work wonders, releasing the calming neurotransmitter GABA, along with mood-boosting serotonin.

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AWKWARD AUDITIONS

S C E N A R I O : You’ve finally landed an in-person interview for the job you’ve been dreaming of. But it feels as if your nerves are going to take over and ruin your chance to show who you really are. T O P T O O L : Chamomile. Yes, it might sound like

hippy dippy baloney. But compounds (apigenin and luteolin) in this daisy-like plant promote relaxation by actually binding to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium. A 2009 study at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center found that patients with generalized anxiety disorder who took chamomile supplements for eight weeks had a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms compared to patients who were given a placebo. T E C H N I Q U E : Brew up a pot of chamomile tea

the night before your interview or audition. It will calm your nerves, settle your stomach and promote more sound sleep to boot. And don’t be afraid to use extra teabags. You can never overdo it! Chamomile can also be taken as a supplement, with capsules usually containing 1.2 percent apigenin, along with dried chamomile flowers. Mom was right. Have a nice cup of tea! E X T R A P O W E R T O O L : Drink a cup of green tea 30

minutes before your meeting. A 2006 study in the Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy shows that the amino acid L-theanine, present in green tea, can stimulate the brain’s alpha waves, resulting in a more relaxed state without drowsiness.

THE " WHAT-IF" DISEASE

S C E N A R I O : An upcoming medical procedure (Lasik? Root canal?) has you fretting in trepidation. Fear of doctors, needles and blood may even cause you to avoid important steps necessary to maintain your health, job or well-being. These squeamish terrors haunt many of us and are often passed down in families. T O P T O O L : Walk—preferably in nature. “Walking is great for fighting anxiety,” says Perla-Furst. “Walking gets your heart pumping, which increases the breath, bringing more oxygen to the brain. It also activates soothing neurons in the brain.” In general, 20 minutes will produce the desired state of relaxation and return your mind to a more rational place where you’ll recall that millions of people have survived these medical ordeals before you—and lived to tell about them.

MORE TOOLS FOR COGNITIVE COPING Although medications such as Lexapro and Xanax can be helpful for generalized anxiety disorders, “pills don't teach you skills,” insists Robert L. Leahy, PhD. If your fidget spinner isn’t doing the trick, here’s a short list of his exercises for vanquishing panic. • Specify exactly what you think is going to happen. For example, “I will be humiliated by strangers at the party,” or “I will get fired.” • Remember how many times you have been wrong in the past. • Think of the worst outcome, best outcome and most likely outcome that you could expect. • Try doing the thing that makes you anxious—and do it over and over again. For example, touch the object that is “contaminated,” talk to a stranger, or ride the elevator up and down 20 times. • Use the boredom technique. Repeat your anxious thought for 20 minutes very slowly. For example, I could get fired. Repeat this until you’re bored listening to yourself. • Compartmentalize your anxious thoughts. Acknowledge that you have these thoughts, put them in a bottle on a shelf, and focus on productive activities even if you’re anxious doing them. Focus on goals, not anxiety. • Treat your anxious thoughts like background noise or telemarketing calls you “decline” to answer.

T E C H N I Q U E : Head into the woods. In a 2009 review

published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, Japanese researchers found that people who walked through the woods (an activity they call shinrin-yoku, literally a “forest bath”) had lower stress hormone levels after their walk than those who took a comparable walk in an urban area. If you're stuck in a city, take your stroll in a park or quiet tree-lined street. E X T R A P O W E R T O O L : For a bonus hit of bliss, pet

an animal, encourages Edwards. Research from the journal Anxiety, Stress, & Coping in 2003 confirms the angst-reducing effect of communing with fourlegged friends. H SUMMER 2021

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n i a t n u o M ic g a M Answer the call of the San Juan Mountains. by Laurette M. Veres

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including the Timber Room, a refreshed lobby and new boutique. Arriving at this mountain darling is special. The design and energy of the transformed Madeline Hotel & Residences is felt from the moment you arrive into the grand and playful lobby. You’ll be greeted by Adventure Guides, a team of local Telluride concierges who collectively represent more than 60 years of residency in town and who hold the keys to all the best adventures, dining and entertainment available. Upon check-in, you are offered a seasonal Telluride Brewing company draft beer in Colorado-mined copper mugs, while kids enjoy Rocky Mountain sodas. A new retail boutique sits off the lobby and offers a selection of beautifully handcrafted home goods, jewelry and unusual, earthy treasures. Timber Room is a vibrant new indoor-outdoor après ski bar and lounge, which is poised to become the most sought-after gathering place in Telluride. The cocktail menu showcases modern interpretations of classic libations with mountain touches such as blue spruce-infused syrup and

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L ANNING AN ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS? Look no further than the sleepy town of Telluride, Colorado. If you intend to drive, choosing a southern Colorado town makes sense. Offering panoramic mountain views of the San Juan Mountains and an old-fashioned main street with the mystique of an old mining town, Telluride is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of Houston. The historic area is connected via free gondola to the Mountain Village, home to Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection. The 83-room and 71-residence hotel offers room accommodations for everyone. Surrounded on three sides by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, you just can’t beat the views. Select your time of year for views of snow or Aspen trees blooming. Now is the perfect time to visit! The Madeline just launched a dramatic redesign, unveiling a luxuriously reimagined modern mountain resort. Located at 10,540 feet, the ski-in/ski-out mountain retreat features new social spaces,


Madeline’s unrivaled Mountain Village location offers easy access to outdoor adventures, from alpine skiing, dog sledding and fly fishing in the winter, to hiking and stand-up paddle boarding on nearby alpine lakes in the summer. slow-drip spiced bourbon, along with signature toasty cocktails perfect for fireside après. The Timber Room’s outdoor space leads into Reflection Plaza, the most picturesque setting in Telluride, where guests can keep warm under sheepskin blankets and nestle next to a firepit overlooking Mountain Village’s beloved ice rink. In the summer months, the rink is a picturesque location for morning yoga and stretch classes. Each day the complimentary morning movement class has a different theme: breathwork, barre, yoga and more. The firepits are available year round adding to the picturesque European ski village vibe. During ski season, Chef Bill Greenwood’s ceremonial Alphorn serenade signals across the mountain that it's time to gather and exchange stories from the day’s adventures over creative cocktails, warming beverages and

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innovative dishes. Enjoy the Duck Terrine Toast and signature Timber Room Baked Potato with crème fraîche and caviar, followed by “Feast” plates, larger family style dishes including Rocky Mountain Elk. Madeline’s unrivaled Mountain Village location offers easy access to outdoor adventures, from alpine skiing, dog sledding and fly fishing in the winter, to hiking and stand-up paddle boarding on nearby alpine lakes in the summer. Guided activities and lessons are offered for guests of all ages. Off the slopes, wellness experiences include mindfulness sessions, classes with visiting masters and new signature spa treatments at Telluride’s most popular spa. To learn more about Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection and to book a stay, visit aubergeresorts.com/madeline. H SUMMER 2021

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Uncover the Alluring Beauty of

Anguilla This island offers everything you expect from the Caribbean and more. by Marisa Byers

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S A SE ASONED TR AVEL WRITER , I DON’ T WANT TO SAY THAT TR AVEL GETS OLD, BUT ONE MIGHT THINK , ANOTHER ISL AND IN THE CARIBBE AN? What on earth could this island show me that the last one didn’t offer? Well, for one thing, Anguilla, was rated the Best Island for the third year in a row. Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is one of those islands that makes you stand corrected. The island itself is small, only 16 miles long by three miles wide, but the vistas, the beaches, the people and the food will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. Anguilla, affectionately called the Rainbow Island, is located in the Caribbean east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and directly north of St. Maarten. Anguilla is known for its coral reefs and beaches and includes many smaller islands and cays. The first thing you notice when you arrive at the island destination is the plethora of sailboats. Boats are everywhere. In fact, most tourists arrive on St. Maarten, then take a water ferry to Anguilla. Other options include puddle jumper planes or private jets. The luxurious Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa has a panoramic view of the Caribbean. The open, Grecian-esque architecture blends perfectly with the turquoise, serene water. As you walk through the white, spectacular lobby entrance which seamlessly blends to the rest of the resort, you are greeted by the sounds of the ocean taunting you into its languid embrace. Trust me, it is a strong pull. The first resort was developed with the Amalfi Coast in mind. The stark white buildings opposite the crystal blue water showcase all that the resort has to offer. The Cuisinart spans many acres and can accommodate large families. They have a variety of rooms, bungalows, suites and apartments surely fitting any need. Each suite will boast a view of the water and a small balcony, should you be lucky enough to be on

the first floor, then you will have direct access to the beach. If you have the means to rent the “house,” I highly recommend it. This house boasts three to four bedrooms that are all detached but are connected by a central atrium. When you walk in the kitchen, the dining and entertaining area welcome you, as do the wall of windows that take you to the private pool and direct, private access to your own little section of the beach and resort. Should you choose to have butler and chef services, that can be made available. No luxury is spared in this dreamy setting. There is much to do at the Cuisinart Resort. There is something for everyone. The kids have their own bright, mesmerizing splash pad area that can entertain for hours, you might even see an adult or two on a hot day! There are pools throughout the resort for lounging, sunbathing and swimming. But they also have aquatic kickboxing/ cycling and stand-up paddle board yoga. These are all offered to all guests at no extra charge. Open, yet inviting, bar areas are the perfect respite for visitors to relax and soak up the views. The bar offers group tastings of Caribbean rums, flights of wine, etc. You have a vision? They have the reality. There are five restaurants on the main resort and each offers different cuisine to satisfy varying palettes. Asian-fusion, Spanish, French, local, no matter what you eat, you will be delighted, it is Cuisinart for goodness sake! A specialty of the Asian-fusion restaurant is their cooking classes. This was probably one of my favorite things about the whole trip. We were given a set menu, chef hats, all the ingredients (like in a Hello Fresh box) and a fun chef to guide us through the process on the hibachi grille. Nothing

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can bring a group together like a cooking class filled with yummy smells, good conversation and learning something new. When Cuisinart built this resort, no expense was spared. This is evident in every detail you see, especially in the spa and golf areas. The spa is a multi-award-winning blissful haven. The building is a 27,000-square-foot complete circle allowing windows for views of the resort and island. There are 16 full-service rooms. If you choose to indulge in one of the many spa packages, you are whisked to the waiting area on the second floor. This overlooks the peaceful water and there’s a breeze from the ocean that floats in and out of the room. They have Vichy rooms, couples massage rooms, hydrotherapy massage and private men’s rooms too. There’s a saltwater hydrotherapy pool for relaxing before or after your treatments. You may never want to leave. If spa treatments aren’t your thing, that’s okay, they offer classes on essential oils, a “blending” bar where you create your own body scrubs, oils, lotions and even candle making. Truly, something for everyone. Although I cannot say that I'm an avid golfer, I can appreciate beauty and precision when I see it. The Cuisinart Golf Resort is spectacular. Greg Norman, the legend himself, helped personally design this “fun, but challenging” golf course. It is well known across the Caribbean and most vacationers will make a stop at the course no matter what hotel/resort or island they are staying on. The course is fun but challenging because

there is water on 13 of the 18 holes. I guess we are on an island. If you are a guest of the hotel and decide to play, there are clubs for you to enjoy included in your stay. No need to pack those heavy sticks and lug them through customs. You can always upgrade to a “premium” selection of clubs for a fee, naturally, but it is nice to know that golf is an option for all. This golfer’s paradise is a sight to see for sure. Obviously, with all of the above-mentioned options at the Cuisinart resort, why would you need to leave? Well, technically, you don’t. Mr. Cuisinart decided he would just build another resort a few miles down the road “just in case” you got bored or wanted something else to do on the island. No joke. The Reef is a mile or so down the resort road and is a high rise building with 50 rooms in the main building with 25 beachfront villas/suites. We were unable to get a full tour of this fabulously posh resort because it had been rented out by a family for the week. (Hello, adopt me please.) Lucky for us, guests of both resorts can come and go as they please and use all the facilities the Reef has to offer. This Anguilla trip has quickly settled itself into one of the top three vacation spots I’ve been lucky enough to visit. The island, the people, the food, it’s heaven. The only negative thing I can say about the trip was the length I stayed. It wasn’t enough. If you are going to have a bit of a trek to get there, and you do, then you should enjoy your time there unrestricted. You will thank me later. Bon voyage! H SUMMER 2021

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Shifting your mind-set to one of gratitude has the power to transform every aspect of your life. by Stacy Baker Masand

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GIVING THANKS ISN’ T JUST FOR THANKSGIVING A N Y M O R E— it’s one

“ Gratitude is medicine! It’s like fertilizer for the mind, spreading connections and improving brain function in nearly every realm of experience,” says Dr. Emmons. will begin to neurally take the shape of anxiety, depression and anger,” he adds. “Ask your brain to give thanks, and it will get better at finding things to be grateful for and begin to take the shape of gratitude.” Read on for a few of the ways that a gratitude practice—or even just a grateful mind-set—can change your life.

IT MAKES THE GOOD IN YOUR LIFE EVEN BETTER. The more grateful you are, the more you have to be grateful about. “Like a microphone or amplifier, gratitude pumps up the volume on the good in our lives,” says Dr. Emmons. “The good that we see in ourselves, the good that we see in others,

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of the trendiest and most effective ways to improve your health, your relationships and your outlook on life. Unlike some health fads, this one has roots in science and has been shown to actually change how our brains are wired. “Gratitude enhances performance in every domain that’s been examined— psychological, relational, emotional, physical,” says Robert Emmons, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and author of The Little Book of Gratitude (Gaia, 2016). Stacy Chang, a Pilates teacher, turned to a daily gratitude practice after she hit rock bottom following a number of lifechanging upheavals: In the span of a week, she quit her job, broke up with her boyfriend and moved across the state. “I was devastated, heartbroken and terrified, as I was blind to what the future would look like with all these changes,” recalls Chang. Shortly after her move, her sister gave her Wayne Dyer’s book, Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling (Hay House, 2007), which talked about starting a daily gratitude practice.

So each morning, Chang started waking up and naming 10 things she was grateful for, a habit she continues today. “At first, I thought it was silly and would never work,” she says. “But I started feeling the effects within a week. I began to see a lot of things change, especially inside me. I became aware of feelings such as deep compassion, love and a calm that soothed my soul. The negative mind shifted to seeing things in the light.” She likens it to finally putting on a pair of glasses and beginning to see a positive world. Now she still uses gratitude when experiencing flareups, blocks or physical pain. “I know that even pain can be transformed,” she says. “I’ve experienced excruciating knee pain that has been transmuted into complete blissful energy. The mind is so powerful and capable of so much more than we can fathom.” “Gratitude is medicine! It’s like fertilizer for the mind, spreading connections and improving brain function in nearly every realm of experience,” says Dr. Emmons. He says that’s because the thoughts that flow through our minds sculpt our brains. “Rest your mind upon worry, sadness and annoyance, and it

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and the good that we see in the world are multiplied and magnified through a grateful outlook.”

IT CAN RESCUE YOU FROM A RABBIT HOLE OF NEGATIVITY. “Left to their own

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devices, our minds tend to hijack each and every opportunity for happiness,” says Dr. Emmons. “Whether stemming from our own internal thoughts or the daily news headlines, we are exposed to a constant drip of negativity.” The

IT INCREASES YOUR LONGEVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. New research from Northwestern

University found that gratitude can improve the quality of life even for those faced with a life-threatening illness. This makes sense, explains Todd Keeley, a life coach and founder of Miami-based Fruition Strategies, because apathy, anger, fear and grief can break down the body on a cellular level. “A mindset that focuses on moving through these limiting emotions and breaking through these mental states involves reframing one’s life and circumstances,” he

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New research from Northwestern University found that gratitude can improve the quality of life even for those faced with a lifethreatening illness.

best weapon for this barrage of gloom? Remembering your own good fortune. Say you’re listening to the news about a natural disaster; shift your focus to feeling grateful that you’re safe and in a position to donate. By constantly replacing negative thoughts with grateful ones, you’ll be able to appreciate the good in your life.


says. “And one of the fastest ways to reframe is gratitude.”

IT EASES ANXIETY. Being thankful also reduces stress, experts say. “Instead of running loops in the mind of what’s wrong or fear of the future, practicing gratitude builds new neurotransmitters and weakens those old thought patterns,” explains Keeley. You worry less because you’re living in the moment.

there, it helps deescalate whatever disagreement we’re having at the time.”

IT SPEEDS RECOVERY FROM INJURY. When patients and doctors show gratitude toward each other, the recuperation process can be shorter, according to Karena

Wu, DPT, a physical therapist. She makes a point of expressing thankfulness to her clients when they follow her recommended exercise prescription. “I find that it helps them physically as well as psychologically in understanding their injury and their course of care,” she says. “It

can help them progress more efficiently and more quickly when we demonstrate gratitude in the dual participation in their rehabilitation.” She also says gratitude helps patients comply with treatments—and they are more likely to keep their appointments and show up on time.

IT ENHANCES YOUR LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS. “Gratitude is the moral cement, the all-purpose glue, the emotional spackle that squeezes into the cracks between people, strengthening and solidifying these relationships,” says Dr. Emmons. A 2017 article in The Review of Communication backs him up: It found that expressing gratitude for your partner has surprisingly longlasting effects—up to six months. Another study published in the journal Emotion in 2013 showed that loved ones who received thanks were more responsive to their partner’s needs and happier in their relationships. Lauren Thompson, a counselor, agrees that showing gratitude is a game-changer in relationships. “My husband and I both journal every night on the topic of gratitude and what we are grateful for about each other,” says Thompson. “In all honesty, there are some nights that it’s really challenging to go to a place of gratitude. However, once we get ourselves

“ Gratitude is the moral cement, the allpurpose glue, the emotional spackle that squeezes into the cracks between people, strengthening and solidifying these relationships,” says Dr. Emmons.

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IT CAN HELP YOU GET THROUGH A TOUGH WORKOUT.

IT HELPS YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

Melissa Engelland, a fitness professional, starts all of her classes by giving gratitude to students for showing up and giving their best. “Your mind is the most amazing tool—it can help you through anything,” To help them persist through the tougher exercises, she recommends they focus on someone or something they’re grateful for. “It’s about shifting your mind-set to something you’re happy about rather than a painful or tough moment. If you’re having a hard time, tell yourself, I can do anything for five more seconds.”

Making gratitude a habit is key to a more productive, successful life, says Keeley. By taking stock of what’s working in your life and the gifts around you, you can pivot from being stuck in challenges and adversity. “Gratitude is a shift in mind-set that produces physical energy, mental clarity and a more open mind,” he explains. “Motivation, inspired thought and creativity follow. Working towards reaching goals becomes easier, and you overcome obstacles at a more rapid pace.” H

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Incorporating thankfulness into your life is easy—and fun. OF COURSE, YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO MAKE IT A LIFESTYLE, like Dr. Emmons, a psychology

professor, does. “Asking about my gratitude practice is like asking if I have a breathing or a walking practice. Every moment is an opportunity for gratitude,” he explains. “When I started to live this way, everything changed. I began to see opportunities where I once saw problems and began to see abundance where I once saw deficits. Looking at life through a grateful lens shapes our reality.” If you’re new to being thankful, try these small ways to show thanks.

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Make a list of what you typically take for granted, suggests Dr. Emmons. Instead of thinking of them as “for granted,” think of them as “as granted,” to remind yourself that most people in the world don’t have as much as we do. Repeat every month or so to make sure you stay on track.

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Substitute positive for negative thoughts. “Identify nongrateful thoughts, for example, thinking you deserve better circumstances, that other people are better off…that things have not turned out the way you wanted,” Dr. Emmons says. Instead, reframe using language that expresses thankfulness, like “gifts, givers, receivers, favor, fortune, fortunate, blessed, lucky.” For instance, if someone else gets a promotion you think you deserved, rather than complain, be grateful that you will have more personal time you can devote to friends and family.

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Try what Dr. Emmons calls the “George Bailey effect,” and imagine how different your life would be if a certain person wasn’t in it, or if a specific event or circumstance had never occurred. When you subtract something good from your life, it triggers feelings of thankfulness for what you have.

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Create a gratitude board. “I cut out pictures or words of gratitude I feel from magazines or online, and put them all together,” says Pilates teacher Stacy Chang. “This way I can see all the things I’m grateful for and be reminded of how sweet life truly is.”

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Go back to the basics of manners and kindness, suggests Dr. Karena Wu, a physical therapist. “Taking the time to ask someone how they are doing and actually attend to the person’s answer, saying thank you, holding a door or elevator

open, or asking if someone needs help…can have a major impact and help overcome doubt and bring a cohesiveness to our fractured world,” says Dr. Wu. “When we are givers, we reflect more clearly on what it is like to be a receiver,” adds Dr. Emmons. “Also, we are grateful for the opportunity to give, knowing that giving brings happiness to ourself and others.”

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Write an old-school thank-you note. “There’s something very intimate and powerful about hand-writing a letter to someone,” says Lauren Thompson. “How often do you get a letter or a card in the mail? I’m guessing not very often, but when you do get one, it’s an exciting moment.” It can be someone who’s done something nice for you recently—or someone from your past whom you never had a chance to thank properly. In a 2005 study in American Psychologist, subjects who wrote gratitude letters to people who’d helped them at a key moment in their lives experienced a positive glow for a month afterward.

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Express gratitude in the a.m. Pilates teacher Melissa Engellard sets the tone for her family’s day by showing them she’s thankful for them. “I used to be stressed and in a hurry most mornings, which wasn’t good for anyone,” she explains. “Now I choose to be grateful for each day, by starting with ‘good morning,’ asking how everyone is, and letting them know I’m happy to see them. Everything is so much smoother now.”

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Get yourself in nature, recommends life coach Todd Keeley. Observe the beauty around you, and breathe in the gratitude. “Shout, ‘thank you’ aloud toward a lake, river, mountain or tree,” he says. “Be a freak in nature, not a freak of nature.” SUMMER 2021

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HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

HOUSTON IS HOME TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST

concentration of research and health-care institutions. With countless medical professionals, only a small percentage can be named Top Doctors. H Texas has scoured the city to identify physicians known for excellence in a town famous for breakthroughs in medicine. From an initial diagnosis to a lifetime of care, these docs work tirelessly and deserve recognition. Nominated by their peers and H Texas readers, here are our picks for Houston's Top Doctors. Every effort has been made to verify information for the professionals listed. Any omissions or inaccuracies are unintentional and H Texas magazine cannot be held liable. If your health-care professional does not appear on the list, that does not mean that he

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SANDHYA J. PRASHAD, MD Psychiatry

percent of patients show dramatic improvement in their depressive symptoms after treatment. She also provides an FDA approved, nasal version of ketamine, esketamine (Spravato.) Additionally, she became the first physician to offer deep UP TO A THIRD OF PATIENTS WITH DEPRESSION DO NOT RESPOND transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy for depression and TO SEVERAL ATTEMPTS AT TREATMENT OR STRUGGLE WITH SIDE OCD in the Houston area. It is a revolutionary approach to treating EFFECTS. Dr. Prashad specializes in comprehensive and statepsychiatric conditions without medication. This treatment is considered the most advanced TMS system currently available of-the-art psychiatric evaluations and innovative psychiatric and is covered by insurance. Dr. Prashad treatment. These innovative in office also offers advanced and accelerated treatments give us the ability to fight Ketamine therapy offers a TMS protocols that can be completed treatment resistant illnesses in an chance to find hope again. faster and are often more effective. Some entirely new way. Our primary focus and accelerated protocols have remission expertise is in providing the evidenceThis treatment been hailed rates as high as 90%. Administering IV based, cutting-edge treatments that we as the most important ketamine and TMS concurrently can be offer. We understand that many patients helpful even in patients that have failed have extensively tried conventional advancement in the ketamine or TMS previously. medications and therapies and are treatment of depression Dr. Prashad is a board-certified looking for more advanced treatments. psychiatrist, who completed both medical These patients deserve to have these in the past 50 years. Dr. school and residency at Baylor College of advanced treatments administered by a Prashad is one of the most Medicine. She understands that any one specialist fully committed to using these treatment, no matter how cutting-edge, modalities for treatment success. experienced ketamine can’t be the right solution for everyone, Ketamine therapy offers a chance to psychiatrists in the country. and treatments must be customized for find hope again. each patient. She is focused on providing This treatment been hailed as the patients the right treatment in a customized manner for the highest most important advancement in the treatment of depression in level of success. Her patients describe her as compassionate, the past 50 years. Dr. Prashad is one of the most experienced insightful and approachable, and 100 percent dedicated to help ketamine psychiatrists in the country, and presents and teaches at the national level. She has been administering IV ketamine since them achieve their goals. 2016, and has personally administered over 5,000 treatments "We've always prided ourselves in offering the most advanced with ketamine or esketamine. She is also a founder and the treatments to our patients," Dr. Prashad said. "Insurance coverage of current president of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, esketamine and deep TMS allows these life-saving treatments to be Psychotherapists and Practitioners. She first became interested in accessible to patients that need it. With one-third of those suffering IV ketamine because of the robust, rapid effects and lack of side from depression unable to respond to antidepressant medications, effects between treatments. Depression and suicidal thoughts being able to provide relief to patients that are otherwise treatment are often lifted within hours or days rather than weeks. Eighty resistant is a great opportunity."

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“Ketamine therapy is helping the best of me shine while quieting the thoughts and anxiety that can so often be self-defeating. It has, quite simply, been life-changing.”—Jack, patient

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Bo Allaire, MD Contemporary Medicine Associates contemporary-medicine.com

Yuri Gelfand, MD Medical Center Ear Nose & Throat medicalcenterent.com

Jason Powers, MD Right Step & Promises - Austin rightstep.com

Michael Kaplan, MD Houston Sinus Center houstonsinuscenter.net

Michael Weaver, MD UThealth

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ADDICTION MEDICINE, PSYCHIATRY Bobby Nix, MD UT Mc Govern Med School med.uth.edu/psychiatry/patientcare/clinic/ Lokesh Shahani, MD Psychiatry 281-986-7600 ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY Vasudeva Bommanna, MD Adult&children Allergy/asthma Center myallergyclinic.com

George Allibone, MD Houston Wellness Clinic houstonwellnessclinic.com ANESTHESIOLOGY William Daily, MD UT Dept of Anesthesiology 713-500-6222 Tam T Huynh, MD 713-798-7356 Alexis Mc Quitty, MD UTmb Galveston Nisha B Patel, MD 713-798-7356

Justin Shults, MD Rana Bonds, MD University of Texas Med School Allergy & Asthma Speciality Center 713-500-6200 allergyspecialtycenter.com Lewis Brown, MD Southwest Asthma & Allergy Associates swaaa.com

Zhouwen Tang, MD 713-798-7356 BARIATRIC SURGERY

Lyndall Harrison, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-0000

Brian Mirza, MD, FACS Bariatric Care Centers drbrianmirza.com

John Kelley, MD Southwest Asthma & Allergy Associates swaaa.com

BARIATRICS

Alnoor Malick, MD The Allergy Clinic allergyclinic.com Doanh Nguyen, MD Texas Allergy texasallergygroup.com Shivarajpur Ravi, MD Allergy & Asthma Clinic 281-425-9313

CARDIOLOGY

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Asif Akhtar, MD Interventional Cardiology katycardiology.com

Domingo G Gonzalez, MD Houston Metropolitan Crdlgy 713-802-1300

Paolo Angelini, MD Leachman Cardiology 713-790-9401

Surendra K Jain, MD Cardiology Associates, P.A. 713-797-1111

Adnan Aslam, MD, FACC, FSCAI Northwest Houston Heart Center houstonheartcenter.com

Chung-shin Sung, MD Cardiology Associates, P.A. 713-797-1111

Yochai Birnbaum, MD, FAHA, FACC Baylor College of Medicine Cardiology 713-200-0660 George Carayannopoulos, MD UTmb Galveston 631-921-3880 Jie Cheng, MD Texas Heart Rhythm Center, P.A. 713-541-9955 A.tomas Garcia, MD Houston Heart Centre Alfredo Tomas Garcia, MD Houston Heart Centre Irfan Iftikhar, MD Cardiac Intervention Specialists, P.A. cardiacinterventionspecialists.com Alberto Lopez, MD, FACC Leachman Cardiology Associates leachman cardiology.com

Brian Cesak, MD Cesak Chiropractic Family Wellness Center cesakchiropractic.com Billy Cheong, DC Elite Spine & Health Center elitespinehouston.com Tyler W. Flores DC Chiro 4 All Health Center richmondchiropractorcare.com

James Long, DDS cosmetic-dentist-katy.com COSMETIC DENTISTRY Spiker Davis D.D.S., FAGD, MAGD, AAACD Cosmetic Dental Associates spikerdental.com Wayde Fawcett, MD Fawcett Center for Dentistry, PA drfawcett.com John Karotkin, MD Advance Orthodontics advanceorthodonticshouston. com Adrienne Yoon Keep, DDS Town & Country Dental tcdentalhouston.com Ron Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIACA Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry konigdds.com

Craig Nemow DC Chiro Dynamics chirodynamics.net

Guy Lewis, DDS, FAFDFE Texas Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry lovethatsmile.com

Matthew St. Laurent, MD, PA North West Endosurgical drstlaurent.com

Viet H Nguyen, MD 713-802-1300

Kirra Randolph, MD Embrace Wellness & Chiropractic 281-692-1700

Sandeep Mammen, MD Mint Family Dental 281-394-3440

Manuel Reyes, MD Houston Cardiovascular Associates 713-790-0841

Darrin Richardson DC Backstrong Spine & Rehab 713-340-0304

Lauren Shepard, DDS Katy Smile Design katysmiledesign.com

Michiel Rorick DC Houston Health & Wellness houstonhealthandwellness.com

Andrew Tran, DDS Galleria Smiles galleriasmiles.com

Rob Rosenbaum, MD Crosby Chiropractic Center crosby chiropractic center.com

Scott Young, DDS Woodlands Dentistry 877-492-4579

Mary Ann Spires, MD Bellaire Chiropractic & Rehab bellairechirorehab.com

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BREAST CANCER SURGERY Elizabeth Bonefas, MD breasthealthhouston.com

Sandra Templeton, MD, FACS Templeton Breast Care templetonbreastcare.com

Antoine Younis, MD Younis Cardiology Associates youniscardiology.com

Ryan Ridley, MD 713-599-1114

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Pardeep Rihal, MD West Houston Allergy & Asthma westhoustonallergy.com

Adel Irani, MD UT Health 713-486-5100

Eric Sandberg, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-0000

CARDIAC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY Mahboob Alam, MD Baylor College of Medicine 713-798-2545 Gregory Pepper, MD Houston Heart Associates houheartassociates.com

Donald Ellsworth, MD Hotze Health & Wellness Center 281-579-3600

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Winston Faltine, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Edward Massin, MD Cardiologoy Consultants of Houston ccohonline.com

Valentina Ugolini, MD Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates 281-890-4848

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Vincent R Conti, MD UTmb Cardiothoracic Surgery (409)772-1203

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Terry Scarborough, MD Texas Laparoscopic Consultants tlcsurgery.com

Arlene Ricardo, MD The Breast Center of Southwest Surgical Associates southwestsurgical.com

Anthony Weido, MD Allergy & Asthma Associates texallergy.com

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Tal Raphaeli, MD Houston Colon & Rectal Surgery colonsurgeonhouston.com

Cameron Jackson DC Injury Center of Houston injurycenterhouston.com

Liz Lee Lee ME Southwest Surgical 713-772-1200

Lawrence Reed Shirley, MD Southwest Asthma & Allergy Associates swaaa.com

James Wilson, MD Houston, MDs, P.A. hgcardio.com

Jean Knapps, MD Houston Colon & Rectal Surgery colonsurgeonhouston.com

Francisco R. Maislos, MD Cardiology

John Sunew, MD, FACC, FSCAI Memorial City/katy Cardiology Associates mc-cardiology.com

Ashwini Reddy, MD Houston Allergy & Asthma Associates 281-364-8001

Donald Trillos, MD Cardiology Associates, P.A. 713-797-1111

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Raymond Little, MD, FACC, FSCAI Houston Heart & Vascular Associates 713-385-5481 Andres Mesa, MD Cardiovascular & Vein Institute andresmesa, MDpa.com

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Ernie Anderson, DDS Cosmetic Dental Associates www,ernieandersondds.com

Shamaila A Aslam, MD Northwest Houston Heart Center 281-351-4911

Rick L. Clemmensen, DDS 281-537-2531

COLON/RECTAL SURGERY Khawaja Azimuddin, MD Houston Colon & Rectal Surgery 281-583-1300 Rachel Ellsworth, MD Methodist Surgical Associates houstonmethodist.org/doctor/ rachel-ellswo

CARDIOLOGY, INTERNAL MEDICINE, CARDIOVASCULAR Eric Haas, MD IMAGING Houston Methodist Hospital 713-790-0600 Carmen W. Landrau, MD 281-452-5200

Ron K. Crabtree, DDS, FAGD, MAGD Crabtree Dental katydentist.com Lynette N Crouse, MD Precise Dental of Houston precisedental.net David Fisher, MD Texas Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry lovethatsmile.com Kevin Freeman, DDS Freeman Cosmetic Dental freemancosmeticdental.com


WAYDE FAWCETT, DDS Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES IN GENERAL DENTISTRY IN HIS HOMETOWN FOR OVER 37 YEARS , with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and full smile makeovers. One of the most popular procedures he offers is Teeth-In-One-Day, a groundbreaking alternative that allows patients to receive dental implants and a full set of new teeth all in the same day. “We provide dentistry that changes people’s lives, and in doing so, we change our own, “ says Dr. Fawcett. “Our commitment to quality governs every aspect of our work and ensures that we always exceed our clients’ expectations.” In 2007, Dr. Fawcett was among 157 dentists to be honored with

the title “Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD),” considered to be one of the most respected designations in the profession. Most recently, in 2015, Dr. Fawcett received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a distinction held only by 274 of the ADG’s 39,000 members, recognizing his commitment to continuing education, community service and mentorship. Clients of Dr. Fawcett appreciate the personal attention, warmth and genuine concern he shows each individual. His fun-loving personality and compassionate chairside manner have nurtured long-lasting relationships and loyal patients from all over the world.

FAWCETT CENTER FOR DENTISTRY 13956 Cutten Road Houston, TX 77069 281-440-6648 • DrFawcett.com

SERVICES: Teeth-In-One-Day • Implants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Full Mouth Rejuvenation • Smile Makeovers • Porcelain Veneers & Crowns • Porcelain Bridges & Partials • Sleep Dentistry • Gum Disease & Hygiene Programs • TMJ /Neuromuscular Dentistry • Sleep Apnea EDUCATION: University of Texas Dental School, Houston, TX ACCREDITATIONS: Master of the

Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)

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Erika Sato, MD, FACS Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com

Rebecca M Harvey, DDS, PA dentisthouston.com

Richard Leconey, MD COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine SURGERY & Skin Spa antiaginginstitute.com Victor Atun, MD Texas Oculoplastic & Plastic Edward Lee, MD Surgeons, P.A. Elee Plastic Surgery topsdoc.com eleeplasticsurgery.com

Frances M. Jones, DDS, MAGD drfrancesjones.com 713-655-1633 Cory Logan, DDS corylogandds.com Jorge Marquis, MD Marquis Dentistry marquisdds.com Anh Ngo, MD Aim Dental 713-334-7333 Khanh-trang Nguyen, MD Apollo Dental 713-923-2252 Satvika Pinnamaneni, MD cypresslakesdental.com Colt Riley, DDS Cosmetic Dental Associates spikerdental.com Ronald G. Ritsco D, MD, MS, PA, FACE Ritsco Prosthodontics Advanced Dentistry ritscosmiles.com Cody Sanford, DDS woodlandsdental.com James Thomas Sierra, MD sierrasmiles4u.com Bill So, DDS Westway Park Dental westwayparkdental.com Isabel Vahedi, MD Apollonia Dental apollonia-dental.com William Wambaugh, DDS dentistinthewoodlands.com Jerry L Wender, DDS drwender.com Catherine R. Wilder, MD Katy Smile Design katysmiledesign.com COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE & CRANIOFACIAL Sean G. Boutros, MD, FACS Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Samir Fakhri, MD, FACS Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Sanaz Harirchian, MD Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Arjuna Kuperan, MD Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Scott Reis, MD Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Regina E. Rodman, MD Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com

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Jason R Bailey, MD 281-741-5910 Mark Barlow, MD drmarkbarlow.com C. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS Basu Plastic Surgery basuplasticsurgery.com Edward Berzin, MD drberzin.com James Boynton, MD, FACS Boynton Plastic Surgery boyntonplasticsurgery.com Rodger Brown, MD Institute for Reconstructive Surgery houstonmethodist.org/doctor/ rodger-brown Camille G Cash, MD, PA camillecashmd.com Wilberto Cortes, MD Rejuvenus Aesthetics rejucvenusaesthetics.com Courtney El-Zokm, MD The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery mybeautifulbody.com Warren Ellsworth IV, MD Ellsworth Plastic Surgery ellsworthplasticsurgery.com Warren Ellsworth IV, MD Ellsworth Plastic Surgery 713-441-8082 Paul Fortes, MD, FICS The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery mybeautifulbody.com Paul Gill, MD Gill Plastic Surgery 281-853-5308 Jason Hall, MD, FACS Houston Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery drjasonhall.com Patrick Hsu, MD alwaysyouthful.com Eric Humble, MD Sugar Land Face & Body Plastic Surgery beautybecomesyou.com Kristi Hustak, MD The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery kristihustakmd.com

Ernest G Layton, MD Layton Aesthetic drernestlayton.com

Christopher Livingston, MD Livingston Plastic Surgery drchrislivingston.com Rafael Lugo, MD, Methodist Surgical Associates drlugo.com Thomas Mc Hugh, MD Mc Hugh Plastic Surgery mchughplasticsurgery.com Clayton L. Moliver, MD Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery drmoliver.com Wesley T. Myers, MD Myers Plastic Surgery myersplasticsurgery.com German Newall, MD, FACS, FICS The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery mybeautifulbody.com John Nguyen, MD Sugar Land Plastic Surgery mybodysurgeon.com Christopher Patronella, MD The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery patronellamd.com Norman Rappaport, MD, FACS Houston Center for Plastic Surgery normanrappaportmd.com Rukmini Vinaya Rednam, MD Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery myhoustonsurgeons.com Craig S. Rock, MD, FACS drcraigrock.com Kendall Roehl, MD Memorial Plastic Surgery memorialplasticsurgery.com Ravi Somayazula DO Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics 281-242-1061 Aldona Speigel, MD Institute for Reconstructive Surgery breastrestoration.org Robert Steely, MD Steely Plastic Surgery drsteely.com Philip Straka, MD 281-540-8044

Calvin Jung, MD Premiere Surgical Arts premieresurgicalarts.com

Sam M Sukkar, MD Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 281-990-8487

Sugene Kim, MD Sgk Plastic Surgery 281-363-4546

Kristi Sumpter DO, FACOS, FAACS Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery Specialists drsumpter.com

Robert Kratschmer, MD mysurgeonforbeauty.com

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Jacob Varon, MD, PA 713-790-9090

Paul Vitenas Jr, MD, FACS Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery drvitenas.com Amanda Wickstrand, MD Sugarland Plastic Srgery 281-980-8000 Philip Yosowitz, MD 713-797-1488

DENTISTRY Hamid Atabakhsh, MD Dr. Hamid Atabakhsh Periodontics 281-288-7140 Vijay Bhagia, MD Space Center Orthodontics spacecenterortho.com

Dina Bramipour D, MD, MS COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE Moberi Dental Specialists SURGERY, ACUPUNCTURE moberidentalapecialists.com Sharon Y Weng MS Oriental Art of Healimg Acupuncture Clinic orientalartofhealing.com

Savita Brenner, DDS 713-682-7233

Charles Campbell, DDS 281-479-0852 COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, DERMATOLOGY Anne M. Carpenter, DDS annecarpenterdds.com Payal Patel, MD Dermatological Association of Anne Chee, DDS Texas westchasedentist.com dermtexas.com Cynthia Corral, MD COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE Bayou City Smiles SURGERY, DERMATOLOGY, 713-518-1411 ENDOCRINOLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY Caro Ann Edwards, MD Carol Ann Edwards, DDS, P.A. Shelena Lalji, MD drcarolannedwards.com Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa drshel.com Ron Handley, DDS Handley Dental COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE handleydental.com SURGERY, FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Jason Hullett D, MD Southwest Oral & Implant Surgery Mennen T. Gallas, MD sworalandimplant.com Gallas Plastic Surgery & Vein Center Ngoc Khuu, MD gallasplasticsurgery.com Acorn Dental 713-465-0099 Krista Olson, MD, FACS Baylor College of Medicine Steve Koo, DDS olsonmd.com Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Franklin Rose, MD 713-783-5560 UTopia Medspa plasticsurgeryrose.com Kevin Krantz, MD Horwitz Epstein & Krantz COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE 713-666-2333 SURGERY, HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY SURGERY Michael Moore, DDS Aesthetic & Comprehensive David Netscher, MD Dentistry of Clear Lake 713-799-8090 mooreclearlakedentist.com COSMETIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE James Morrison D, MD SURGERY, INTERNAL Moberi Dental Specialists MEDICINE moberidentalapecialists.com Matthew Mrazek, MD UTmb Galveston ut, MD.edu

Brett Murphey, MD Woodlands Family Dental woodlandsdental.com

COSMETIC/ RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

Minhly Nguyen, MD Five Star Dentists - Rosenberg 5stardentists.com

Raghu Athre, MD Athre Surgical Associates athrefacialplastics.com

B John Nikmard, MD Aesthetic Dentistry Associates adatexas.com

Benjamin Cilento, MD Houston Allergy & Asthma Associates texallergy.com

Krupa Patel, MD Southern Charm Dental southernchar, MDental.com

Etai Funk, MD Funk Facial Plastic Surgery funkfacialplastics.com Michel Siegel, MD houstonfaces.com

Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD ronrichdds.com Wesam Salha, MD Galleria Periodontics & Implants 713-784-6065 Claudia Tapia, MD westchasedentist.com Hieu Truong DO Five Star Dentists - Rosenberg 5stardentists.com


RAZA PASHA, MD Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center PLAN ON MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. PASHA AND HIS TEAM as they always make a point to address each patient holistically, digging deeper to determine the real cause of your snoring, sleep apnea, or sinus related issues. Dr. Pasha may unapologetically plunge into the personal and is truly in the business of wellness. “I don’t treat X-rays and computer sleep studies, I treat patients!” He states, “Not every sleep apnea patient needs a CPAP machine and not every sinus sufferer needs surgery.” His clinic is totally focused on something so unbelievably important—breathing freely and sleeping soundly both day and night. Being double board certified in Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Sleep Medicine, Dr. Pasha is an educator at heart and holds several academic appointments including Clinical Assistant Professor at UTMB School of Medicine. Dr. Pasha is often featured in the media and is a prolific author, publishing several books and peer reviewed journal articles in his field. This is a legacy practice—cutting edge and uncompromisingly competent.

PASHA SNORING & SINUS CENTER 59@Kirby Houston, TX 77098

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

2021

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David Umansky, MD Aesthetic Dentistry Associates 281-446-4700

Sharon Hymes, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center MDanderson.org

Jimmy Schmidt, MD Jimmy Schmidt Dermatology 281-444-1288

EMERGENCY MEDICINE, INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE

Sharon Minott Warren, MD Bellaire Periodontics 713-636-9734

Sherry Ingraham, MD Advanced Dermatology 281-392-3803

Kimberly Smith, MD Uptown Dermatology 713-623-2336

Mark Filley, MD Disc Spine Center discspinecenter.com

Gabriel Yammine, MD Aesthetic Dentistry Associates 281-446-4700

Sherry Ingraham, MD Advanced Dermatology 281-980-0166

Karan Sra, MD Dermatological Association of Texas 713-818-8818

ENDOCRINOLOGY

DENTISTRY, ORTHODONTICS

Reena Jogi, MD Village Dermatology villagedermatologyhouston. com

Paul Subrt, MD Westside Dermatology katywestsidedermatology.com

Stephen Laborde, MD Laborde Dermatology labordedermatology.com

Craig F Teller, MD Bellaire Dermatology Associates bda-derm.com

Stephen Mahoney, MD West Houston Dermatologist 281-558-3376

Valencia Thomas, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center MDAnderson.org

Rana Mays, MD Houston Skin Associates houstonskin.com

Stephen Tyring, MD Houston Skin Associates dermtexas.com

Rana Mays, MD Dermatological Association of Texas dermtexas.com

Janee Wimberly, MD Uptown Dermatology 713-623-2336

Louis Anderson, MD Anderson Orthodontics drlouisanderson.com Mauricio Arguello, DDS Houston Orthodontics bracesinhouston.com Michael Crist, DDS michaelcristdds.com Scott Huang, DDS, MS Scott & Jane Orthodontics scottandjane.com Jane Lu D, MD, MS Scott & Jane Orthodontics scottandjane.com DERMATOLOGY Katherine Bell, MD Rabin Greenberg Dermatology rgd.com, rabingreenbergdermatology. com Melissa Bogle, MD The Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Houston lasercosmetic.com Suzanne Bruce, MD Suzanne Bruce & Assoc. sba-skincare.com Lauren Campbell, MD Cypress Dermatology cypressdermatology.com Suneel Chilukuri, MD Refresh Dermatology refreshdermatology.com Audra Clos, MD Houston Skin Associates houstonskin.com Alpesh Desai DO Heights Dermatology & Aesthetic Center heightsskin.com

Scott Mc Menemy, MD sugarlandderm.com John Morrison, MD Heights Dermatology-aesthetic heightskin.com Elizabeth Mullans, MD Uptown Dermatology drmullans@ uptowndermatologyhouston. com Bruce Nelson, MD Dermatologic Surgery Center of Houston, P.A. dermsurgeryhouston.com Tri H. Nguyen, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic nwdiagnostic.com Neda Nosrati, MD Village Dermatology villagedermatologyhouston. com Anthony Perri, MD Perridermatology.com 936-522-4966

Henry Mentz, MD, FACS, FICS The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery mybeautifulbody.com

DERMOPATHOLOGY Jaime Tschen, MD St Joseph Dermatopathology sjmctx.com

Medhavi Jogi, MD Houston Thyroid houstonendocrine.com

DISEASES AND SURGERY OF THE RETINA AND VITREOUS

Reshma Markan, MD Advanced Endocrinology & Diabetes Clinic endocrinologyhouston.com

Elizabeth Carrillo, MD A & E Dental 281-955-8017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Rosa Y Kim, MD Retinal Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Yomna T. Monla, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group 713-799-2300

Sara Andrabi, MD Baylor College of Medicine bcm.edu

Phillip Orlander, MD University of Texas 832-325-7161

Adam Corley, MD brazosportregional.org

Steven Petak, MD Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Endocrinology hormoneproblems.com

Joshua Feinstein, MD Memorial Hermann 713-242-3000 Richard Jacobson, MD Tmwh 281-737-1002

Kelly Duncan, MD Advanced Dermatology

Sarah Pinney, MD UT Physicians med.uth.edu/dermatology/

Myles C. Mc Clelland, MD Memorial Hermann 713-704-4000

Adaeze Egesi, MD Advanced Dermatology

Iris Polinger, MD, PHD dririspolinger.com

Setul Patel, MD, MBA, FAAEM Neighbors 713-669-9900

Tarek Fakhouri, MD, FAAD, ACMS Houston Skin Surgery 281-980-0166

Jennifer Presna, MD Uptown Dermatology 713-623-2336

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Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, FACS Facial Plastic Surgery Associates todaysface.com

FAMILY COSMETIC, ORTHADONTICS

Kenneth Margolis, MD Neighbors Emergency Room nec24.com

Barry L Harrell, MD Heights Dermatology-aesthetic heightskin.com

Desai, MD Houston Thyroid houstonendocrine.com

W. Marshall Guy, MD Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery drguyfacialplastics.com

Rocio A. Harbison, MD Advance Endocrinology & Diabetes Clinic endocrinologyhouston.com

Jennifer Peterson Suzanne Bruce & Assoc. 713-622-0012

Anita Gill, MD Gill Dermatology gilldermatology.com

Manisha Chandalia, MD Bay Area Metabolic Health 281-724-1231

Kent G. Davis, MD Texas Facial Plastic Surgery texasfps.com

Angela Sturm, MD, FACS Facial Plastic Surgery Associates drsturmobrien.com & todaysface.com

Kenneth Margolis, MD Neighbors Emergency Center nec24.com

Paul Friedman, MD Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center 713-900-3900

Ridha Arem, MD, PA Texas Thyroid Institute thyroidwellness.com

Anthony E. Brissett, MD, FACS Houston Methodist Facial Plastic Surgey Associates bcm.edu/facialplasticcenter

Fareed Elhaj, MD Houston Thyroid houstonendocrine.com

Jennifer Peterson, MD 713-900-3900

Tejas Desai, MD Heights Dermatology & Aesthetic Center heightsskin.com

Nicola Abate, MD UTmb (800)917-8906

FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE coulditbemythyroid.com Avni Shah, MD UT Physicians 713-486-1200 Neel Shah, MD 713-486-1200 Michelle A Zaniewski-Singh, MD,FACP, FACE, CCD, CMES Endocrine Consultants of Texas drzaniewski-singh.yourmd.com

Aymer Al-Mutairi, MD Baylor College of Medicine bcm.edu Adam S Alli, MD 713-242-4046 Kenneth M Alo, MD 713-796-3209 Monika S Ayyar DO 713-426-2400 Ronald W Baggett, MD St Michael's 24 Hour Emergency 281-980-4357 Maria J Balerdi, MD 713-589-9159 Paola C Batista, MD 713-338-4523 Steven Becker, MD 281-670-5578 Maria Berdayes DO Millennium Physicians Association, PLLC

ENDOCRINOLOGY, PEDIATRICS

Ashley Berniard, MD Millennium Physicians Association, PLLC millenniumphysiciansassociation. com

David Paul, MD Texas Children∆s Hospital 832-822-3670

Cindy N Berthelot, MD Houston Institute-dermatology 281-480-7272

Rajeev Pethe, MD 713-249-6590

ENDODONTICS

Ronald P Rapini, MD Univ of Texas 713-500-8260

Prasad Yitta, MD Nova Medical 713-681-9100

David Wan, DDS, MS Contemporary Endodontics 832-659-0977

Hollis E Bivens, MD 713-956-6407

Sheri L Ratoosh, MD, PHD Southeast Dermatology, P.A. 281-481-0033

EMERGENCY MEDICINE, FAMILY PRACTICE, GERIATRICS, HOSPITAL MEDICINE

ENDOUROLOGY RENAL MASS

Samantha Robare, MD Houston Skin Associates houstonskin.com

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

Donald R. Hearn, MD Northshore Medical Assoc. 281-457-2236

Wesley Mayer, MD Baylor College of Medicine

Lindsay Botsford, MD Physicians at Sugar Creek psc.memorialhermann.org George E Brannon, MD Brannon George, MD, PLLC 713-694-2273 Beau Briese, MD 310-890-7604


KENNETH LEE, MD Modern Spine, PLLC

SPINE RELATED ISSUES ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON AND PAINFUL MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS. Modern Spine,

PLLC was established to deliver comprehensive and stateof-the-art care for all aspects of spinal disorders in order to maximize each and every individual patient’s outcome. Dr. Lee is a board-certified spine surgeon, uniquely trained in both orthopedic spine and neurological spine surgery. This dual-fellowship training is rare and considered to be the highest level of spine surgery training. Dr. Lee’s treatment philosophy is focused on compassionate, conservative, and evidence-based care. Educating patients is of the utmost importance. Dr. Lee and his team strive to spend all the time necessary with their patients to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of conservative care and possible surgical intervention. During his time with each patient, Dr. Lee works to develop a genuine relationship based upon trust and mutual respect. In that regard, Dr. Lee has been awarded the Patient’s Choice Award for several consecutive years. He has been featured in the Newsweek “The Science of Healthy Living” issue, in the “Best Doctors in Texas” section. He has also been spotlighted in H Texas magazine’s “Ask the Expert” column and selected as one of the “Super Docs” in Living magazine. In addition, he has been featured on CBS and Fox as a pioneering surgeon using the most modern and minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Dr. Lee is actively involved in research projects, as these endeavors help him identify and adopt new technologies and procedures to assist patients in returning to a normal and productive lifestyle. The majority of his patients improve from a multi-disciplinary conservative approach. If surgery is required, the practice specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, with many procedures performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Lee and his team welcome the opportunity to provide you with personalized care using the most successful treatment and surgical options available to relieve your neck and back pain.

MODERN SPINE, PLLC 16929 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77479

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

2021

713-SPINE-DR • ModernSpineTX.com

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Nicholas J Bryant, MD 281-904-1854

Brent W Galloway Jr, MD (918)891-8231

Veronica Bugenhagen, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic 281-465-1765

Shelleyanne Giddings, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-4100

Joseph H Buie, MD New Age Medical Clinic 713-722-0333

Roy H. Gillick, MD Grand Park Medical Clinic 281-392-2222

Carrie Burns, MD Carrie Burns,, MD Family Practice 281-422-4141

Michael E Glasscock, MD (612)940-6132

Tiffany Burns, MD Methodist Primary Care Associates, P.A. 281-737-0899 Amy Cadis, MD 713-790-3333 Mary Campbell-Fox, MD Campbell Family Practice 281-484-5516 Steven E Canfield, MD 713-566-5080 Nora L Cantu, MD Family Practice Associates 281-565-2800 Stacey Ann Carter, MD 713-745-0166 Nicolau J Chamma, MD International Sos Assistance 713-521-7611 Christine Cheng, MD 713-526-1220 Jonathan C Cheng, MD 281-837-7600

Debra Gomach, MD Cornerstone Rehab & Spine 832-730-4657

Lisa Hauser, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Executive Health Karina Heath, MD Medspring Urgent Care 832-548-4420 Jonathan W Hemmert, MD 281-453-7150 George W Hetherington, MD 713-461-9957 Christina T Ho, MD Lone Star Family Health 832-246-8700

Stephen H Hunt, MD Kindred Hospital-bay Area 281-991-5463 Jaime Hurtado, MD 713-740-5300 Kathy Hwu, MD Texas Children's Health Ctr 281-282-1900 Huma Iftikhar, MD Texas Family Practice 281-854-9911

Anne Marie Ponce De Leon, MD Sugar Lakes Family Practice Isabelle F Jeffress, MD sugarlakesfamilypractice.com Pear Tree Medical Associates 281-412-6700 Christopher Derenzo, MD 832-824-6856 Nan Jiang, MD Dairy Ashford Family Practice 281-754-0200 Darrell R Dixon, MD 713-586-9289 Justine R Johnson, MD 281-705-5227 Son Bao Duong, MD Spring Branch Cmnty Health Ctr 713-462-6555 Dana D Jowers, MD Tcpa Friendswood 281-482-3486 Wentworth G Eaton, MD Emergency Physical Training 832-813-8451 Monica Kalra, MD Physicians at Sugar Creek psc.memorialhermann.org Elizabeth M Edwards, MD 936-273-9399 Monica Kalra, MD Memorial Hermann Richard Erickson DO memorialfammed.org 979-798-2747 Brittany Faron, MD 713-486-5870

Amber R Kazi, MD 832-658-3010

Clive Fields, MD Maria Ruiz 281-302-9754

Isaac R Kirk, MD 713-358-0562

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Mary Sandoval, MD 713-988-1398

Rene I Lopez Jr, MD Clinica Las Americas 713-645-4362

Shannon Schrader, MD The Schrader Clinic 713-526-7736

Richard Lyn-Cook, MD 713-497-0980

Paul Shepard, MD Hse Medical Associates hsemedicalassociates.com

Nicole Mc Ginty, MD 281-648-4800

Albert J Chua, MD 713-982-7071

George M Davis, MD Parkway Er 832-761-7894

Scott H Lin, MD 281-727-0076

Steven L Harris, MD 832-393-5005

Edgar A Hulipas, MD 281-595-3465

Tim A Crist, DDS Crist Family Dental cristfamilydental.com

Michael C Rzasnicki, MD Barnard Family Health Centers barnardfhc.com

Benjamin S Magnus-Lawson, MD 713-928-8188

Debra K Harvey, MD Houston Methodist Family Medicine 713-790-3140

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

Melissa Rodriguez, MD 713-522-5355

Liza Jo Leal, MD meridianmedicaldental.com

Grady L Hallman, MD 713-533-0535

Javier Chinen, MD 281-825-2561

Claudia Cotes, MD 713-428-1098

Bruce C Kone, MD Da Vita Inc 713-675-4794

Donald V McGraw DO First Choice Emergency Room 281-884-8700 Juliet M Mc Kee, MD Family Medicine Clinic - Island 409-744-4030 Ricky M McShane DO Occucare Industrial Medicine 713-802-0801 Juanetta Mercier, MD 713-794-9104 Dorothy Merritt, MD St. Elizabeth's Urgent Care & Family Practice 713-482-4535 B Christoph Meyer, MD Methodist 713-863-1137 Tiffany L Morgan DO 281-359-5711 Debra Moses, MD Millennium Geoup 281-359-2080 Marcela Navarro-Holgui, MD 832-673-7479 Anne W Ngobia DO Agata Kubis-ameriprise Fin Svc 713-954-4940

Anupam Sidhu, MD Methodist Primary Care Associates methodistwillowbrook.com Eboni Smith, MD 832-822-3400 Sharon A Smith, MD Ob-gyn Care 713-697-8555

Ghazal Iftikhar Zafar, MD Memorial Hermann 713-566-3900 FAMILY PRACTICE, INTERNAL MEDICINE Heidi L. Matus, MD, FACP Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group houstonmethodist.org FAMILY PRACTICE, PEDIATRICS Jesus Mayor Jr, MD Gulf Bank Medical Clinic 281-447-7614 FAMILY PRACTICE, PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE Steven Dennis, MD Www.docdennismd.com docdennismd.com FAMILY PRACTICE, SPORTS MEDICINE

Stephen Spann, MD Baylor Clinic baylorclinic.com

Vijay Jotwani, MD Methodist Center for Sports Medicine methodistsportsmed.com

David W Spinks DO Medical Screening Clinic 713-944-9830

FAMILY PRACTICE, WEIGHT LOSS (BARIATRIC), AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Paula L Springer, MD Cy-fair Med Partners 281-443-8226

Arthur T. Hadley III, MD Smart Medical fitslim.com

Lauren Sum, MD Sum Lauren 713-340-3030

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Jeremy Szeto DO drszeto.com Sherine W Tadros, MD Urgent Care, MDs 281-428-0000 Rosa Ana Tang, MD 832-831-7438 Ralph Tharp, MD Texas Gulf Coast Medical 281-604-1300 Meghan Thomeer DO 713-462-6545

Michael Noel, MD Village Family Practice villagefamilypractice.com/ourproviders/mich

Katherine S Timmins, MD East Central Dialysis Ctr 713-926-3394

Alan E Nolasco, MD 713-662-3199

Ashley D Toutounchi, MD 713-337-2880

Austin A Orette, MD 281-964-2911

Rodney B Trimble DO 281-543-9458

Connie L Pham, MD Center for Interated Medicine 713-272-8858

John Vanderzyl, MD Sugar Lakes Family Practice sugarlakesfamilypractice.com

Theodore S Piliszek, MD Advanced Health & Wellness 281-469-4156

Namita Verma, MD Spring Valley Primary Care springvalleyprimarycare.com

Anthony Popek, MD Town & Country Family Physicians townandcountryfamilyphysicians. com

Yun Wang, MD UT Physicians utphysicians.com/provider/yunwang/

Jessen A Rajan, MD 281-276-0653

John Frank White III, MD (409)766-6977

Olga E Reavill, MD Doctors Clinic Woodridge 337-255-4081

Samuel E Willis, MD Martin Luther King Jr Health 713-547-1000

Mark D Reimer, MD 631-240-7802

Robert G Woodrome, MD 281-689-6901

Chami Amaratunge, MD Greater Houston Gastroenterology ghgastro.com Harshinie Amaratunge, MD Greater Houston Gastroenterology ghgastro.com Ramu Chalasani, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, P.A. gimed.net Nizar Charafeddine, MD Greater Houston Gastroenterology greaterhoustongastroenterology. com Reena Chokshi, MD Memorial Hermann - TMC Gastroenterology 713-704-3450 Daniel Darmadi, MD Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A. gastroconsultants.com Robert Davis, MD, FACG, FACP, AGAF Greater Houston Gastroenterology Ofor Ewelukwa, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, P.A. txgidocs.com Steven Fein, MD, FACG Digestive Health Center digestivehealth.cc Keith Fiman, MD, FACG Greater Houston Gastroenterology ghgastro.com


THE AESTHETIC CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY Plastic Surgery

AWARDS COLLECTIVELY, THE AESTHETIC CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY (ACPS) IS ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST AWARDED PLASTIC SURGERY GROUPS. Its surgeons’ game-changing contributions to

plastic surgery—the techniques they’ve developed, the safety standards they’ve instituted, and the research they’ve published— have made ACPS the gold-standard in plastic surgery in the eyes of many. ACPS was named the Best Aesthetic Practice in Texas at the 2016 My Face My Body Awards, based upon the votes of an elite international judging panel. Performing more than 8,000 face, breast and body cosmetic plastic surgery procedures a year—ACPS surgeons draw patients from around the globe because of their finesse in blending artistry with surgical precision, advanced technology and research in a caring environment. Surgeries

are conducted at ACPS’s expansive state-of-the-art private surgery center, which includes 4 operating rooms and a team of highly-skilled medical professionals who’ve been handselected by ACPS surgeons. ACPS offers women and men a wide variety of nonsurgical treatments for the face and body at its elegant Spa & Rejuvenation Centers, which are located at the group’s two office locations. Guests can relax and renew while ACPS’ talented aesthetic nurses and skin care specialists deliver procedures and products individually-tailored to get the best results possible with little to no downtime required. STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. PAUL F. FORTES, AND DR. ROLANDO MORALES JR. SEATED, LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. COURTNEY EL-ZOKM, DR. GERMAN NEWALL, DR. HENRY MENTZ, III, DR. CHRISTOPHER PATRONELLA, AND DR. KRISTI HUSTAK

THE AESTHETIC CENTER

MEMORIAL/

GALLERIA/

FOR PLASTIC SURGERY

TOWN & COUNTRY

RIVER OAKS

713-799-9999

12727 Kimberley Ln., Ste. 300

4400 Post Oak Pkwy., Ste. 300

mybeautifulbody.com

Houston, TX 77024

Houston, TX 77027

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

2021

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Leka Gajula, MD HoustonColonoscopy.com 281-565-1009 Alan P Glombicki, MD Houston Digestive Disease Consultants 713-777-2555 Howard Hamat, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants gimed.net Sanjiv Harpavat, MD Texas Childrens Hospital Pediatric Gasteroenterology texaschildrens.org/departments/ gastroente Nadim Jafri, MD Memorial Hermann Medical Group memorialhermann.org/doctors/ gastroenterol Scott A. Larson, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants gimed.net Spencer Li, MD Houston Gastroenterology 281-647-6667 Menreet Kaur, MD Baylor College of Medicine Dang Nguyen, MD Greater Houston Gastroenterology ghgastro.com Ola Otulana DO Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, P.A. txgidocs.com Kalpesh Patel, MD Baylor Gastroenterology baylorclinic.com Waquar Qureshi, MD Baylor 281-296-8788

Barry Winston, MD Greater Houston Gastroenterology greaterhoustongastroenterology. com Muhammad B Zafar, MD Medical Clinic of Houston Llp mchllp.co GENERAL DENTISTRY Elsa Mammen, DDS Graceful Smiles Dentistry gracefulsmilesdentistry.com Basil Moukarim, DDS Dental Illusions 281-444-1755 George Saliba, DDS Dental Illusions 713-528-3326

Paul C Chin, MD Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics 281-364-1122

Gabriela Pasztor, MD Inner Wisdom Inc 713-592-9292

John Thomas Cottingham, MD Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group 281-488-0082

Carlos M Plasencia, MD Mann Eye Institute 281-392-3937

John W Davis, MD 936-441-1010

Miguel A Ramirez-Colon, MD Concentra Urgent Care 713-675-4777

Stephen Fadem, MD Fadem Stephen 713-973-2181 Philip Lynn Farley, MD 281-913-3550 Shawna Fugler, MD Memorial Hermann Surgical Hosp 281-312-4000

Letosha E Gale, MD South Texas Medical Clinics GENERAL DENTISTRY, FAMILY 281-344-0207 DENTISTRY Dhaval Thakkar D, MD Alvin Smiles alvinfamilydentistry.com Kyle Todd, DDS Cypress Springs Family Dentistry cypressspringsdentistry.com GENERAL DENTISTRY, FAMILY DENTISTRY, AESTHETIC DENTISTRY, DENTAL IMPLANTS

Billy R Gilbert II, MD 832-381-2441

Gustavo Schvartsman, MD 832-374-0634

Paul James, MD Metropolitan Houston Surgery Associates mhsurgeryassociates.com

David P Schwartz DO Medcure 713-643-3405

Allen H Kline, MD 713-782-2770 Ted A Kovacev, MD Advanced Surgical Care 979-299-0011 Richard Lee, MD Methodist Center - Orthopaedic 832-982-1820

Ayyam Raghuthaman, MD Physicians Endoscopy Services pec-tx.com

Adolfo J Ordonez, MD Clinicas Mi Doctor clinicasmidoctor.com

Philip Leggett, MD drleggett.com

Suresh Rajendran, MD Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A. gastroconsultants.com

GENERAL SURGERY

Henry L Liaw, MD First Choice Er 281-778-4250

Guru N. Reddy, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, P.A. gimed.net Stanley H Stein, MD Fort Bend Gastroenterology drstanleystein.com Ali Tarkan Dural, MD, FACG Digestive Consultants dsnhc.com Douglas Thurman, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants gimed.net J. Guillermo Trabanino, MD, FACG Greater Houston Gastroenterology Steven Ugbarugba, MD Hope Digestive & Liver Disease Clinic of Houston 832-237-0000 Joseph Usta, MD Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, P.A. gimed.net

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Paul G Loubser, MD 281-242-3060

Aaron S Ashton, MD Titan Men's Health 832-738-1913

Tommy Maoz, MD Katy Emergency Ctr (917)697-1135

Luis Baez, MD 832-472-5892

Lynette Mazure, MD 713-873-6860

Jose J Barreto, MD Preferred Foot Specialist 713-533-0840

Matthew Minson, MD 281-784-4700

Robert John Bernard, MD (717)903-8900

Lee M. Morris, MD, FACS Methodist Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates 713-790-3140

Dan P Browder, MD 713-223-0838 Brigitte B Brown, MD Healthworks Med Group-tx 713-388-5300 Sam J Buser PHD 281-217-6811 Russell D Calvo, MD 713-462-3194 Gene Chapman, MD Chapman Chiropractic 281-292-9992

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

Frank J Ruda, MD 713-453-3521

Amy Lindsay Howe, MD 832-237-1000

GENERAL DENTISTRY, PEDIATRIC DENTRISTRY, COSMETIC DENTISTRY, FAMILY DENTISTRY

Ata Ahmad, MD Ata Ahmad ataahmadmd.com

Wade Rosenberg, MD Texas Surgical Associates texassurgical.com

Philip H Greger Jr, MD 281-882-8000

Cheryl K Johnson, MD Body Balance Chiro & Wellness 281-890-5599

GENERAL PRACTICE

Javier A Rios, MD All American Orthopedic 281-286-9591

Susan Schafer, MD Baycliff Family Healthcare Inc 281-559-1122

John Varghese, DDS Advanced Dentistry sugarlandcosmeticdentist.com

Tan Pham, DDS Five Star Dentists 5stardentists.com

Patrick Reardon, MD Methodist Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates methodisthealth.com

Michael Morris, MD Surgical Associates 281-312-8540 Joseph Naoum, MD Tmh Physicians Organization 713-441-7963 Howard Ng, MD (512)323-5359 Jose Ortega, MD, FACS ortegasurgery.com

Candace P Siegel, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-4300 Alexandra Simotas, MD Tx Or Assists Llc 832-883-9972 Terrell Ann Singleton, MD 281-232-1800 Felix Spiegel, MD 281-419-4161 Phillip Sutton, MD Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital tops-hospital.com Jennie Tran, MD Bayou City Dental 281-464-9901 Van-hien Tran, MD 281-578-8787 Gregory Wing, MD (409)772-1911

GENERAL SURGERY, PEDIATRIC SURGERY Kanika Bowen-Jallow, MD UTmb utmbhealth.com/services/gene Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD UTmb utmbhealth.com/services/gene Sifrance Tran, MD UTmb utmbhealth.com/services/gene GENERAL, COLON/RECTAL SURGERY Monira Hamid Kundi, MD 281-427-7305 GERIATRICS Renee Flores, MD UT Physicians med.uth.edu/internalmedicine/fac GERIATRICS, PSYCHIATRY, GEROPSYCHIATRY Vineeth John, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050 GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Joshua Kilgore, MD Houston Methodist Gynecologic Oncology Associates houstonmethodist.org/doctor/ joshua-kilgore GYNECOLOGY Gregory Eads, MD Women's Centre for Well Being drgeads.com HAIR RESTORATION Bernard Arocha, MD Arocha Hair Restoration Houston - My Dream Team 713-526-4247 Rashid Rashid, MD, PHD, FAAD 713-234-6789 HAND SURGERY Nicholas Fiore II, MD, FACS Cy-fair Hand & Wrist Surgical Associates cyfairhandandwrist.com

Chaethana Yalamanchili, MD 713-542-8145

David Hildreth, MD UT Ortho 281-344-1715

Julie Beth Yelin, MD Choose Health Wellness Ctr 832-380-9800

Thomas Mehlhoff, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group, L.l.p. fondren.com

GENERAL SURGERY, BARIATRIC SURGERY

HEMATOLOGY

Guillermo Ponce De Leon, MD Southwest Surgical Associates southwestsurgical.com GENERAL SURGERY, PEDIATRIC AND FETAL SURGERY Darrell Cass, MD Baylor Pediatric Surgery texaschildrens.org/locate/ doctors/cass,-darre

Anneliese Gonzalez, MD Memorial Hermann 713-799-9244 HEMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY Annie Su, MD Medical Clinic of Houston, L.l.p. 713-526-5511 HEPATOLOGY & TRANSPLANT HEPATOLOGY Howard P. Monsour Jr, MD Methodist Academic Medicine Associates 713-441-0006


DAVID K. DENNISON, DDS, MS, PhD Periodontist DR. DENNISON WELCOMES PATIENTS TO A PRACTICE WHERE CARING AND COMPASSION COMBINE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE TO

DR. DAVID K. DENNISON 3100 Richmond, Ste. 509 Houston, TX 77098 713-523-9040 • gums-houston.com

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PROVIDE THE BEST IN DENTAL CARE. With the support of his hand– picked, knowledgeable team, Dr. Dennison creates excellence in both patient care and clinical results. Building a relationship of trust with each patient, he realizes that every individual has unique needs and concerns. If you are not happy with your smile, are missing teeth, or are concerned about health matters, Dr. Dennison will educate you so that you have a complete understanding of your condition and are informed about options for treatment. Life Changing! Fifty percent of the adult population is missing at least one tooth. Dr. Dennison was one of the first to offer solutions for replacing missing teeth in hours. He says, “New implants therapies such as the All-On-4 technique can change your life.” This technique uses strategically placed implants to support a prosthesis which replaces your teeth. Dr. Dennison provides periodontal therapy to give you healthy teeth and gums and state-of-the-art implant therapies to restore your smile utilizing in-office sedation to control anxiety during treatment. Dr. Dennison’s treatment can help you change your life, rejuvenate your smile or just be healthy. Dr. Dennison remains dedicated to advancing his own expertise as well as educating others about the latest technologies and techniques in order to provide optimal patient care. He works closely with dentists throughout the Houston area to provide the most comprehensive care possible. He is the founder of the University Dental Study Club of Houston, a branch of the nationally recognized Seattle Study Club. Dr. Dennison says, “The ultimate goal of University Dental Study Club is to provide an innovative venue for continued learning that will enhance the excellent care we currently provide our patients.” Dr. Dennison is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a graduate and former faculty member of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, and he received his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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IMPLANT Lindsay Tilger, DDS Tilger Sedation Dentistry 281-480-6600

Vicki Schnell, MD Center of Reproductive Medicine infertilitytexas.com

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Jerry Sims, MD Center of Reproductive Medicine infertilitytexas.com

Lucas Blanton, MD UTmb Galveston utmb.edu

Wei-hua Wang PHD Houston Fertility Institute hfi-ivf.com

Luis Castillo, MD North Houston Infectious Disease 281-444-9590

Jason Yeh, MD Houston Fertility Institute hfi-ivf.com

Timothy Chen DO Houston Center for Infectious Diseases 281-444-1303

INFERTILITY, OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY

Vipul Desai, MD Houston Center for Infectious Diseases houstoncenterfor infectiousdiseases.com Ashley L. Drews, MD Methodist 713-441-6360

Shannon Crowe, MD Sweetwater Ob/gyn sweetwaterobgyn.com/dr-crowe/ INTERNAL & AEROSPACE MEDICINE Serena Aunon-Chancellor, MD UTmb

Rakshanda Aslam, MD Houston Methodist Primary Care Group 713-363-8055

Philip H. Keiser, MD UTmb Galveston utmb.edu

Ketti Awad, MD Houston Methodist Primary Care Group 713-363-8055

Peter Melby, MD UTmb Galveston utmb.edu Leonardo Palau, MD Houston Center for Infectious Diseases houstoncenterfor infectiousdiseases.com

Janel Beatie, MD Tomball Internal Medicine Associates 281-516-0212 Norman Berkman, MD Internl Medicine 713-797-9933 Megan Berman, MD UTmb Galveston (409)772-2222

Juan C Sarria, MD UTmb Galveston utmb.edu

James Carroll, MD The Carroll Clinic carrollclinic.com

Netanya UTay, MD UTmb Galveston utmb.edu

Susan M Cochran, MD 713-795-4847

Arthur Clinton White Jr, MD UTmb - Galveston utmb.edu INFERTILITY John Crochet Jr, MD, FACOG Center of Reproductive Medicine infertilitytexas.com Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD Center of Reproductive Medicine 281-332-0073 Laurie Mc Kenzie, MD Houston IVF houstonivf.net Katherine Mc Knight, MD Houston IVF houstonivf.net Manubai Nagamani, MD Houston Bay Area Fertility Center houstonbayareafertilitycenter. com

Vincent Kau, MD 281-558-5558 James Krause, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic 281-440-5300 Dave Mc Neill III, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic nwdiagnostic.com James Muntz, MD Primary Care at Smith Tower sleh.com Kishore Patcha, MD UTmb utmbhealth.com Vipul M Patel, MD Southmore Medical Clinic 713-475-1933 Sridevi Pavuluri, MD 281-534-9050 Zenith Pierre, MD Memorial Hermann West Medical Group 713-383-4950 Martin Poliak, MD Medical Clinic of Houston 713-526-5511

INTERNAL MEDICINE, SPORTS Peyman Pakzaban, MD MEDICINE pakzaban.com Jocelyn Szeto, MD UT Orthopedics ut-ortho.com

Andrew Roeser, MD Neurosurgical Group of Texas 713-790-1211

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

David Sandberg, MD UT Health Pediatric Neurosurgery 832-325-7234

Sherman Yu, MD Texas Laparoscopic Consultants 713-893-5141 MATERAL/FETAL MEDICINE, OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY Catherine Eppes, MD Baylor College of Medicine 713-873-8774 Diana Racusin, MD UT Physicians 713-486-9300 Tracey Samuels, MD The Women's Hospital of Texas women'shospitaloftx.com NEONATOLOGY Harvinder Bedi, MD Neonatal Consultants 281-338-3381 Angel Munoz, MD 281-358-3635 NEPHROLOGY Stephen Fadem, MD Kidney Associates, PLLC kidneyassociates.com

Russell Radoff, MD Medical Clinic of Houston mchllp.com/mch/homepage.shtm William Mitch, MD Baylor College of Medicine 713-798-8350 Cheng Ruan, MD Texas Center for Lifestyle Freemu Varghese, MD Medicine Diagnostic Clinic 713-690-1991 713-797-9191 Shari Rubin, MD Houston Methodist Primary Care Group 713-441-9040 Agha S Saleem, MD 713-861-8889

Ruth L. Wintz, MD Kidney Associates, PLLC kidneyassociates.com NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Cynthia Savage, MD Tomball Regional Internal Med 281-516-0212

Ali Azimpoor, MD Ali F. Azimpoor Neurological Surgeon aliazimpoormd.com

Joshua Septimus, MD Houston Methodist Primary Care Group houstonmethodist.org/pcg

Ali Azimpoor, MD Ali F. Azimpoor Neurological Surgeon aliazimpoormd.com

Natalie Dryden, MD Methodist Primary Care 713-394-6724

Jennifer Everett Smith, MD Emcare at East Houston Regional Medical Center hca.org

P Roc Chen, MD Memorial Hermann

Ike Eni, MD Enihealthcare doctoreni.com

John Smith, MD Smith & Klein 281-597-8555

Stephen Fillman, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic nwdiagnostic.com

Zachary J Smith, MD 281-597-8555

William Couch, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic 281-440-5300 Sheridan Diaz, MD Pearland Healthcare 713-436-4333

William Fridley, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic 281-440-5300 Denis Galindo, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic nwdc.com

James Nodler, MD Houston IVF houstonivf.net

Matthew Harbison, MD Memorial Hermann Hospital 713-704-9389

Candice Perfetto, MD, FACOG Center of Reproductive Medicine infertilitytexas.com

Thang Hoang, MD Vitalcare Medical 281-482-9994

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Anuradha Kantamani, MD

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Victor Fainstein, MD Houston Methodist Infectious Diseases 713-799-9997

Alfred Scott Lea, MD UTmb - Galveston utmb.edu

Mamta Jain, MD Advanced Internal Medicine of The Woodlands, P.A. texasinternalmedicine.com

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Amie Sun-Wright, MD, PHD, CCD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic 281-440-5300 INTERNAL MEDICINE, PULMONOLOGY Richard Pohil, MD Memorial Clinical Associates

Peng R Chen, MD University of Texas 713-500-6170 Jeremiah Johnson, MD Baylor Neurosurgery bcm.edu/people/view/jeremiah Peter Kan, MD Baylor Neurosurgery 713-798-4696 Dong Kim, MD Mischer Neuroscience Institute 713-704-7100 Gary Kraus, MD Kraus Back & Neck Institute lowbackpain.com Robert Levinthal, MD Houston Neuro & Spine Surgery Center 713-533-0100

Patrick Shih, MD Neuro Brain Spine Neurosurgery Center 832-529-7289 Mary E. Vanderlick, MD Neurology Consultants of Houston 713-795-4785 Stuart Weil, MD Foundation Surgical Hospital 713-314-4111 Jay Jing Zhu, MD Mischer Neuroscience Institute 713-704-7100 NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, SPINAL SURGERY Michele Johnson, MD Mischer Neurosurgery 713-704-7100 Shah Siddiqi, MD, FRCSC, FACS Texas Spine Center texasspinecenter.com NEUROLOGY Philip Blum, MD Patient Centered Neurology patientcenteredneurology.com Leanne Burnett, MD Clearlake Neurology 281-218-7660 Igor Cherches, MD The Neurology Center theneurologycenter.com Steven Croft, MD 713-772-7300 Stephen Fletcher DO UT Health System 832-325-7234 Julia L Jones, MD Neurology Center theneurologycenter.com Thomas Andrew Kent, MD Baylor College of Medicine James Ling, MD Stroke & Inpatient Neurology of Texas houstonmethodist.org Steven Lovitt, MD Neurology Center, The theneurologycenter.com Pitchaiah Mandava, MD Michael Debakey Va Medical Center 713-794-7393 Louise Mc Cullough, MD UT Physicians 832-325-7080 Greg S Mc Lauchlin, MD Neurology Center 713-795-0074 Raja Mehanna, MD UT Physicians utphysicians.com


CAMILLE J. GEORGE, MD Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center FOOTBALL AND TRACK, DR. CAMILLE J. GEORGE knows first-hand

how important maintaining an active lifestyle is for his patients. Specializing in sports medicine and general orthopedics, Dr. George utilizes state-of-the-art arthroscopic, microscopic, robotic and minimally invasive open procedures to prevent scarring and to maximize recovery time, allowing his patients to return to their usual activities within the shortest and safest length of time possible. Dr. George provides operative and non-operative treatments for both general orthopedic and sports medicine conditions to all age groups as well as in office physical therapy. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Having treated athletes of all ages from little league to professional sports for more than 20 years, Dr. George has

TEXAS ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER 4126 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 800 Houston, Texas 77027 713-572-0030 • sports-med.com

garnered a wealth of experience in the field of sports medicine. He has worked with the medical team of physicians for the Houston Energy, Houston Cyclones, Houston Rockets and the former Houston Oilers. Conveniently located near The Galleria, Dr. George and his highly competent and considerate staff are within reach from every part of the city. In addition to providing patients with individualized attention and personalized care, Dr. George’s office staff is bilingual in Spanish and is always ready to assist patients with all of their orthopedic needs. EDUCATION: Tulane University, BS; Tulane University School of Medicine, MD; Baylor College of Medicine, surgical internship, orthopedic residency, and sports medicine fellowship

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AS A FORMER NCAA DIVISION 1A COLLEGE ATHLETE IN BOTH

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Lisa Nassif, MD Baylor College of Medicine texaschildrens.org

Paul Cook, MD The Ob Gyn Center theobgyncenter.com

Sharon Mc Closkey, MD Greater Houston Obgyn greaterhoustonobgyn.com

Tracy Turner, MD First Choice Ob/gyn 281-882-8050

Matthew Benz, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com

Michael Newmark, MD, FAAN Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-0000

Jaqcue Coombs, MD Houston Women's Care Associates hwca.net

Alicia Mc Intosh, MD Complete Women's Care Center 713-791-9100

Ginny Weathers, MD Women∆s Specialty Healthcare 281-220-2069

Lauren Blieden, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Robert Mc Williams, MD The Women's Center for Advanced Medical Aesthetics pleasingapperance.com

OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY, COSMETIC GYNECOLOGY

Michael Bloome, MD Houston Eye Associates houstoneyeassociates.com

James Orengo, MD, PHD Baylor College of Medicene 713-798-6523 Milvia Pleitez, MD Methodist Neurological Institute 713-363-7310 Victor Rivera, MD Baylor College of Medicine bcm.edu Angelo Sermas, MD Alpert & Sermas Neurological 713-795-4785 Jerald H. Simmons, MD Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates houstonsleep.net Erica Simpson, MD Methodist Neurological Institute Pinky S Tiwari, MD texasneuro.com Shaun Varghese, MD Think Neurology for Kids thinkneurokids.com Tara Wegryn, MD Texas Liver Ctr 713-704-6800 Jay-jiguang Zhu, MD Memorial Hermann 713-704-7100 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Anthony Chavez, MD 713-795-5975 Jackquelin Delgado, MD Women's Health Specialists of Pasadena 713-378-6494 Marcelo Totorica, MD St Joseph Medical Ctr 713-757-1075 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY Daisy Ayim, MD Park West Women's Associates 713-640-5922 Ronald Baden, MD Ronald Baden, MD & Associates ronaldbadenmd.com Isam Balat, MD Plaza Ob-gyn Associates plazaobg.com Carrie J. Ball, MD Obgyn Medical Center Associates obgynmedicalcenter.com Lisa Beard, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com Camille Boon, MD Greater Houston Ob/gyn greaterhoustonobgyn.com Kristin Brigger, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com Cindy Bui, MD Plaza Ob-gyn Associates plazaobg.com

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Traci Desplinter, MD Methodist Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates methodisthealth.com Betty J Edwards, MD Champions Womens Center www,championswomenscenter. com Anita Fulton, MD New Experience Ob/gyn Medspa newexperienceobgyn.com

Jonna Miller, MD Houston Women's Care Associates hwca.net Meredith V. Morgan, MD drmeredithmorgan.com

Stephanie Fulton, MD fultonobgyn.com

Wanda L. T. Mott, MD The Women's Specialists of Houston at Tx Children's Hospi womensspecialists.com

Lauren Gibson, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com

Daniel Mundy, MD Ob/gyn of Houston obgynofhouston.com

Mark Gottesman, MD Women's Health Group 713-797-0060

Fernando Ocon, MD, FACOG Women's Health Specialists of Pasadena obgynpasedena.com

Hailey L. Hall, MD Women's Specialists of Houston drhallobgyn.com Laura Hanson, MD Houston Women's Care Associates hwca.net Shannon Hardy, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com

Jessica Ohlemacher, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com Cristo Papasakelariou, MD doctorpap.com Deepali Patni, MD Kelsey Seybold Womens Center kelsey-seybold.com

Brian Heaps, MD UT Physicians Women's Center Sugar Land 713-486-1250

Waverly Peakes, MD, FACOG Houston Methodist Specialty Group houstonmethodist.org/spg/ obstetrics-gynec

Linda Huynh, MD Aurora Gonzalez & Associates 713-757-9905

Phillip Pinell, MD Women's Ob-gyn Specialists womansobgynspecialists.com

Mary Jackson, MD Her Healthcare herhealthcare.net

Amy Plummer, MD Her Healthcare 281-312-5400

Sara Jurney, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com

Carlos Ramos, MD Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates (oga) 713-512-7500

Liliana Kanu, MD Women's Health Specialists of Pasadena obgynpasadena.com Allan Katz, MD UT Physicians utphysicians.com Paul Locus, MD Physicians at Sugar Creek 281-325-4100

Vanessa Rosario, MD Ob Gyn Center of Nw Houston cyfairhospital.com/physicians/pr Kristin Schmidt, MD kschmidtobgyn.com Geoffrey Schnider, MD The Women's Hospital of Texas womanshospital.com

Susan Hardwick-Smith, MD Complete Women's Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY, ONCOLOGY Elizabeth Nugent, MD University of Texas 713-500-5758 Apurva Pancholy, MD UT Physicians 713-486-6160

Anna Belcheva, MD Methodist Oncology Partners 281-737-0435 Joan Marie Bull, MD Memorial Hermann Cancer Ctr 713-704-3961 Putao Cen, MD UT Physicians 832-325-7311 Nicole Fleming, MD MD Anderson 281-576-1900 Frankie Holmes, MD Texas Oncology, P.A. texasoncology.com Branden Hsu, MD Texas Oncology texasoncology.com Khaled Jabboury, MD kwjabboury, MDpa@hotmail.com

Robert W. Butner, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Dora Cantu, MD Northwest Eye Associates northwesteye.net Emmanuel Chang, MD, PHD Retina & Vitreous of Texas retinatexas.com Emmanuel Chang, MD, PHD retinatexas.com Eric Chen, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com Garvin Davis, MD, MPH Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org William Decker, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com Shama Essa, MD Slade & Baker Vision Center visiontexas.com Robert Feldman, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Mohammed A Quraishi, MD 713-941-3400

Richard Fish, MD, FACS Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com

Vicente Valero, MD M.d. Anderson Cancer Center MDAnderson.org

Megan Geloneck, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Jennifer Wang, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center 713-792-2121

Burt Ginsburg, MD Retina Vitrreous Associates rvahouston.com

Behrouz Zand, MD MD Anderson Bay Area Gynecology Oncology 713-563-0670

Frank Grady, MD Brazosport Eye brazosporteye.com

ONCOLOGY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE Ebrahim S. Delpassand, MD Excel Diagnostics & Nuclear Oncology Center exceldiagnostics.com

Terry Simon, MD 713-797-9209

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Rene Luna, MD Plaza Obgyn Associates plazaobg.com

Patricia Thayer, MD Greater Houston Ob/gyn greaterhoustonobgyn.com

Amanda L. Bachman OD Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com

Maurizio Maccato, MD Woman's Ob-gyn Specialists womensobgynspecialists.com

Ameer Touadrous, MD Plaza Obgyn Associates 713-522-3333

Richard Baker OD Slade & Baker Vision Center visiontexas.com

James Mc Bride Jr, MD womanshealthgroup.com/ physicians/profile/dr-j

Rod J Turner, MD, FACOG Health Solutions of Clear Lake for Women rodjturner.yourmd.com

Nicholas P. Bell, MD Cizik Eye Clinic 713-559-5200

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Glenn Bulan, MD Texas Eye Institute 713-777-7145

ONCOLOGY

Barry Siller, MD Gynecological Oncologist

Peter Lotze, MD Women∆s Pelvic Restorative Center 713-512-7600

Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com

Jonathan Grady, MD Brazosport Eye brazosporteye.com W. Michael Hipps, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com James Holt, MD Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com Bhavani Iyers, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Judian Kellaway, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Amjad Khokhar, MD Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center sugarlandeye.com


LEKA GAJULA, MD Gastroenterology

(DIPLOMATE) specializing in the treatment of digestive diseases

like indigestion, heartburn, gas/bloating, irritable bowel disease, constipation, diarrhea, anemia, rectal bleeding, stomach, intestine and colon problems, swallowing disorders, hepatitis, pancreatic problems and more. She performs gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy and other procedures at several Houston area hospitals. Dr. Gajula completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and her Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Texas in Galveston. Dr. Gajula has published several articles in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals.

At Colon Liver Gastro Consultants, Dr. Leka Gajula’s practice offers comprehensive treatment options relating to all aspects of gastroenterology such as reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, ulcer disease, diarrhea, abdominal pain, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, constipation and cancer screening. She has two offices, one located at Methodist Hospital Sugar Land and another in West Houston/Katy, Texas. The staff is highly competent, considerate, bilingual and ready to assist patients with all of their gastroenterology needs. Dr. Gajula can perform in-house hemorrhoid banding procedures to treat hemorrhoids; she also has an infusion suite in each office.

COLON LIVER GASTRO CONSULTANTS 16651 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 370 Sugar Land, TX 77479

2222 Greenhouse Rd., Ste. 900 Houston, TX 77084

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DR. LEKA GAJULA IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED GASTROENTEROLOGIST

281-565-1009 • HoustonColonoscopy.com

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Gene Kim, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Stephen Slade, MD Slade & Baker Vision Center lasercataractsurgery.com

Stella Kim, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Justus Thomas, MD Houston Eye 281-348-3375

Michael R. Koop, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com

Edward Wade M.D. Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com

Alla Kukuyev, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Edward Wade, MD Eye Center of Texas 713-797-1010

Kartik Kumar, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Bennett Walton, MD Slade & Baker Vision Center visiontexas.com/houston/ bennett-walton-m

David A. Lee, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Janet Lim, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Grace Lindhorst, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org James Major, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com Mark Mayo, MD Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com Mark Mayo, MD Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com Bernard A Milstein, MD Eye Clinic of Texas (409)765-6324 Amir Mohsenin, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Marlene Morales, MD Tom Sun,, MD, P.A. (291)351-7483 Margaret E. Phillips, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org R. Edwin Pitts, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com

Nan Wang, MD, PHD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org Nancy Webb, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic kelsey-seybold.com Robert Wilkins, MD Surgical Eye Associates, P.A. 281-537-0100 Arthur Willis Jr, MD Retina & Vitreous of Texas retinatexas.com Tien Wong, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com Charles Wykoff, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com Michael Yen, MD Baylor Eye Physicians & Surgeons bayloreye.org George Zaibaq, OD Eye Trends drzaibaq.com OPTOMETRY Christopher Allee, MD Eye Center of Texas eyecenteroftexas.com Nina Jannetti, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com

Dean Porter, MD Texas Eye Institute txeye.com

Bruce January, MD Lasik Vision Institute lasikvisioninstitute.com

William Quayle, MD Houston Eye Associates houstoneye.com

Paul Lovero, MD Montrose Eye Care montroseeyecarehtx.com

Karina Richani, MD Cizik Eye Clinic cizikeye.org

Mary Morales OD Houston Eye Associates houstoneye.com

Marc Sanders, MD, FACS Diagnostic Eye Center diagnosticeyecenter.com

Sejal Patel, MD Custom Eyes yourcustomeyes.com

Amy Schefler, MD Retina Consultants of Houston houstonretina.com

ORAL & MAXIOFACIALSURGERY

Paul Scott, MD, FACS, PA drpaulscott.com

Phillip T. Iero, MD,, DDS, FACS Bellaire Facial Surgery 713-665-9200

Sumeet K Sharma, MD Bellaire Eye & Laser Ctr 713-661-6500 K Ray Shrum, MD Berkeley Eye Center berkeleyeye.com

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Chad Seabold, MD,, DDS Uptown Oral Surgery & Dental Implants uptowndentalimplants.com Thomas M. Weil, DDS Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 713-783-5560

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ORAL AND FACIAL SURGERY J Enrique Tabarini, MD Shadow Creek Oral & Facial Surgery Center 713-436-0148

Steven Nolan, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group, LLP fondren.com Alan Rosen, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

ORAL SURGERY Michael Eklund, MD Southwest Oral & Implant Surgery 713-439-7575 Paul Metz, DDS,, MD Oral & Maxillofficial Surgeions 713-464-2833 Shelley Seidel, DDS,, MD Oral & Maxillofficial Surgeions 713-464-2833 Roger Throndson, DDS UTmb 832-632-5222 ORTHODONTICS Kim K. Forrest, DDS, MS Forrest Orthodontics forrestortho.com Carl Gullick, DDS Gullick Orthodontics 281-859-6555 Holly Mc Iver, DDS, MSD Kingwood Orthodontics kingwoodorthodontics.com

Sherwin J Siff, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Laura Torres-Barre, DDS UT Ortho 713-486-7580 Ray Valdez, MD Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas methodistost.com ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, SPORTS MED Robert L. Burke, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group Llp 281-991-8000 ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA Timothy Achor, MD UT Physicians Ortho Trauma orthotrauma.org Milton Chip Routt, MD UTortho ut-ortho.com ORTHOPEDICS

Pedro Cosculluela, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methoodistorthopedics.com Albert D. Cuellar, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com Michael Dean, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com David Dice Jr, MD Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic - Memorial bjc-houston.com D. Dean Dominy III, MD Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas methodistorthopedics.com T. Bradley Edwards, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group 713-799-2300 Mark Franklin, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodistorthopedics.com Gerard Gabel, MD Southwest Orthopedic Group LLP Joshua Gary, MD

UTortho uth.edu Michael S. George, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

Gustavo Salas, MD Ashford Orthodontics ashfordorthodntics.com

Mark Adickes, MD UT-health jocktodoc.com

Vladimir Tabakman, DDS West Houston Orthodontics 281-752-4222

Jason Ahuero, MD Baylor College of Medicine bcm.edu/ortho

Thomas Greider, MD Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com

David Wadler, MD Bellaire Family Orthodontics 713-667-6000

Eric Berkman, MD Sugar Land Doctor Group 281-637-7650

Gregory Harvey, MD Orthopaedic Associates, Llp oadoc.com

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Eric Berkman, MD Memorial 713-638-6494

William Harvin, MD UT Physicians

David M. Bloome, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group fondren.com

Carl Hicks, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics

Wayne Alani, MD Fonden Orthopedics 713-777-4785 Frank L Barnes, MD 713-888-0677 Eric Berkman, MD UT Ortho 713-638-6494 Plinio "tony" Caldera, MD Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 281-737-0999 Stewart Dean, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com Richard R. M. Francis, MD Spine Associates of Houston spineassociatesofhouston.com Camille George, MD Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine sports-med.com Hosun Hwang, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodisthealth.com Andrew P. Kant, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

Henry Blum, MD Houston Orthopedic Physicians henryblummd.com W. Grant Braly, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group 713-799-2300 Taylor D. Brown, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com William Bryan, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodistorthopedics.com Winfield Campbell, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodistorthopedics.com Thomas J. Cartwright, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com Andrew Choo, MD UT Houston med.uth.edu/ortho/faculty/ andrew-choo/ Evan Collins, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery 713-441-3535

Lauren Hinojosa, MD All American Orthopedic allamericanorthopedic.com Eddie Huang, MD UT Physicians 713-486-1120 Stephen Incavo, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodistorthopedics.com Richard Kearns, MD Fondren Orthopedic Group fondren.com Marc R. Labbe, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Daniel Le, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sport Medicine methodistorthopedics.com Shari Liberman, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery methodistorthopedics.com


VLADIMIR TABAKMAN, DDS, MS Orthodontist and Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider DR. VLADIMIR TABAKMAN is on a mission to

change lives with orthodontic treatment by giving people a smile they’re proud to show off and the confidence that comes with it. With two locations, Houston Orthodontic Specialists offers personalized, cuttingedge care to patients—from kids to adults— with a focus on exceptional customer service, a family-friendly atmosphere, convenience, affordability and stunning results. It’s recommended to have your child’s first orthodontic checkup by age seven. His office offers in-person or digital consultations for patients with Friday and Saturday hours.

Dr. Tabakman’s dedication to his field and patients shows. He’s been voted among the top orthodontists in Houston by H Texas magazine every year since 2007. He’s also an award-winning Invisalign provider for his breakthrough orthodontic treatments with the system of clear aligners. Dr. Tabakman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Houston and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit Mercy. Since graduating, Dr. Tabakman

hasn’t stepped back from education as he’s a believer in the importance of lifelong learning—for medical professionals in particular. He continues to attend conferences, take classes and publish his own research in scientific journals. His practice is informed by the latest research and he incorporates proven, innovative technology in order to ensure the absolute best results for his patients. Outside of his work and volunteer efforts, Dr. Tabakman can be found spending time with his wife, daughter and son, traveling, playing sports and just enjoying life.

HOUSTON ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS

BELLAIRE

WEST HOUSTON

houstonortho.com

5101 Bellaire Blvd, Ste. 270

1510 Eldridge Pkwy, Ste. 114

Bellaire, TX 77401

Houston, TX 77077

713-667-6000

281-752-4222

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

2021

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David Lintner, MD Mark Provenzano, MD ORTHOPEDICS, PEDIATRIC Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Orthopedic Sports Clinic Houston HAND SURGERY Surgery 713-464-0077 drlintner.com Gloria Gogola, MD James Pyle, MD Shriners Hospital for Children David M. Lintner, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic 713-793-3776 Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery methodistorthopedics.com ORTHOPEDICS, PEDIATRIC drlintner.com ORTHOPEDICS

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Mark Maffet, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics

Douglas Barnes, MD Shriners Hospital for Children 713-793-3776

Sam Weber, MD The Center for Ent centerforent.com

Lindsay Stephenson, MD Shriners Hospital for Children 713-793-3776

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

Mark Rogers, MD West Houston Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center houstonsportsmed.com

Michael Mann, MD, MBA Mann Orthopaedics mannortho.com

Walter Sassard, MD Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com/walter-randallsassard-, MD

Alfred A. Mansour III, MD Pediatric Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation med.uth.edu/ortho/

Walter Sassard, MD Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com

Eddie Matsu, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics

Allison Scott, MD Shriners Hospital 713-793-3776

Ray Mc Clendon, MD Clear Choice Orthodontics - My Dream Team 281-587-4900

John Seaberg, MD Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital methodistost.reachlocal.net Todd Siff, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston 713-790-1818

Patrick Mc Culloch, MD Methodsit Center for Orthopaedic Surgery Roy Smith, MD methodistorthopedics.com Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston Anthony Melillo, MD Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Roy B Smith, MD Medicine Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bayoaksortho.com bjc-houston.com Timothy Miller, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com John Munz, MD UTortho ut-ortho.com Robert Neff, MD Methodist - Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com/robert-s-neff-, MD/ Robert Neff, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Robert S. Neff, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Tim Noonan, MD UT Physicians, Ortho oneortho.com Kenneth Palmer, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Kenneth Palmer, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com Brian Parsley, MD UT Physicians brian-parsley.com Vincent Phan, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics Eric W. Price, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com

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ORTHOPEDICS, SPINAL SURGERY Raul Sepulveda, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

Philip Matorin, MD West Houston Doctors' Center drmatorin.com Raza Pasha, MD Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center pashaMD.com

Martin J. Citardi, MD UThealth Otorhinolaryngology 713-486-5000 Clegg, MD Houston Ent & Allergy Clinic 281-358-2314

Asif M. Chaudhry, MD Houston Pain & Spine houstonpainandspine.com Robert Moore Jr, MD Pain Management Center of Houston 713-664-2662 Okezie N Okezie, MD 281-420-9355 PAIN MEDICINE Long P. Nguyen, MD Pain & Headache Medical Clinic PATHOLOGY Michael Deavers, MD Houston Methodist Hospital houstonmethodist.org Linda K Green, MD Baylor & Me Debakey vaww.houstonca.gov

ORTHOPEDICS, SPORTS MEDICINE

Brett Cordes, MD Center for Ent centerforent.com

F. Alex Schroeder, MD UT Physicans 713-486-1700

Samer Fakhri, MD University of Texas 713-486-5000

Bhubaneswari Krishnan, MD Michael Debakey Va Medical Center va.gov

ORTHOPEDICS- FOOT & ANKLE

Melton J Horwitz, MD Medical Center Ear, Nose, Throat Asso medicalcenterent.com

Syeling Lai, MD Michael Debakey Va Medical Center houston.va.gov

Tracy Jakob, MD Houston Ent houstonent.com

Mary Schwartz, MD Houston Methodist Hospital houstomethodist.org

Amber Luong, MD, PHD UThealth Otorhinolaryngology

Lai Syeling, MD Vamc Houston bcm.edu

Michael Greaser, MD UT Ortho 713-486-6540 ORTHOPEDICS-HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY Matt Koeplinger DO UT Ortho ut-ortho.com

Kevin E. Varner, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Kyle Woerner, MD UT Ortho Surgery ut-ortho.com methoidistorthopedics.com

Nadia G Mohyuddin, MD Methodist Center - Orthopaedic 713-441-9000 Eric Powitsky, MD Center Ent

ORTHOPEDICSRECONSTRUCTIVE SHOULDER Christopher Prichard, MD Rosewood Ent 713-781-9660 Robert Fullick, MD UTortho Leland Winston, MD Soham Roy, MD Methodist Center for Orthopaedic ut-ortho.com UThealth Otorhinolaryngology Surgery methodistorthopedics.com ORTHOPEDICS-TOTAL JOINT 713-486-5000 REPLACEMENT Stanford Shoss, MD Leland Winston, MD Houston Ear, Nose & Throat Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Kelly Blevins, MD Clinic, L.l.p. Surgery UT Phycisians - The Woodlands 281-649-7200 methodistorthopedics.com ut-ortho.com William Watters, MD Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston bjc-houston.com

Huamin Wang, MD University of TexasMD Anderson Cancer Center MDAnderson.org PEDCHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Christopher Frederick DO UThealth, Mc Govern Medical School med.uth.edu/psychiatry PEDIATRIC ALLERGY/ IMMUNOLOGY Kristin Dillard, MD Texas Children's Hospital West Campus texaschildrens.org

Shiraz Younas, MD UT Health 713-486-7500

Adam Freedhand, MD UT Physicians adamfreedhand.com

Kevin Smith, MD Smith Cosmetic Surgery Ctr 713-795-0600

ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

Ken Mathis, MD UT Ortho med.uth.edu/ortho/

Richard Stasney, MD, FACS Texas Voice Center texasvoicecenter.com

Alice Luan, DDS Spring Children's Dentistry springchildrensdentistry.com

Bruce Moseley, MD Houston Methodist houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics-sports-m

ORTHOPEDICS-UPPER HAND & EXTREMITY

Apurva Thekdi, MD Texas Voice Center 713-796-2181

Zarina Rasheed, MD Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry wheelerpd.com

ORTHOPEDICS FOOT & ANKLE

Courtney Amor, MD UT Ortho ut-ortho.com

John Yoo, MD Houston Ent & Allergy Cinic houstonent.com

PEDIATRIC GYNECOLOGY

Richard Beaver, MD UT Physicians Memorial City 281-344-1715 ORTHOPEDICS SURGERY Niki Carayannopoulos, MD UTmb Galveston (409)502-7177 ORTHOPEDICS, ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Neil Dunleavy, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

Korsh Keep, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 832-522-8280

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, ALLERGY/IMMUNE Jay Chavda, MD 713-774-2090 PAIN MANAGEMENT Ajay K Aggarwal, MD Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Ctr 713-589-9115

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Hillary Boswell, MD Complete Womens Care Center completewomenscarecenter.com PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS Lindsay Crawford, MD UT Ortho ut-ortho.com PEDIATRICS Shereen Alikhan, MD Physicians at Sweetwater 281-265-2272


REBECCA HILL, MD Pediatrics

OF DR. REBECCA HILL AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR. She is a graduate of

Emory University (B.S. Biology) and The Medical University of South Carolina (M.D.) She is Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She spent the early part of her career in academic medicine teaching medical students and physiciansin-training and doing medical research. She received awards in recognition of her excellence in teaching. She became the first ever American pediatrician to be licensed to practice in Singapore during her husband’s work assignment there. She has spent the last 25 years caring for

children and adolescents in private practice. Her passion is to provide excellent medical care to children and adolescents in partnership with parents; believing that parents’ insights and input are important in caring for the child. She joined WeeKare Pediatrics in Humble, Texas in 2012. As Medical Director she is proud to lead the practice in pursuing excellence in quality healthcare and to mentor providers in our practice. WeeKare Pediatrics is excited to work with Dr. Hill in advancing outstanding care of our patients as we navigate the special challenges of COVID-19 and beyond.

WEEKARE PEDIATRICS

HUMBLE OFFICE

WOODFOREST OFFICE

281-540-5437 • weekare.net

19333 Hwy 59 North, Ste. 145

14630 Woodforest Blvd

Humble, TX 77338

Houston, TX 77015

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

2021

WEEKARE PEDIATRICS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

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Steven Alley, MD Fannin Pediatrics, P.A. 713-790-9220 Patricia S Beach, MD Island Pediatrics West - UTmb (409)772-3695

Rebecca Hill, MD Weekare Pediatrics 281-540-5437 weekare.net

Romina Sabella-River, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics Ashford 281-496-9700

Hubert Ho, MD TCPA - Sugar Land 281-491-3636

Brooke Swearingen, MD Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics Katy mhmgkatypediatrics.org

Mayur Kanjia, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

Marco A. Vargas, MD Foot & Ankle Associates thefootpros.com

Edward A Nash, MD KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. ksfortho.com

PSYCHIATRY

Rachel R Bray, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics Ashford 281-496-9700

Annette Ingraham, MD Nassau Bay Pediatrics 281-212-2400

Macharia Carter-Smith, MD Tcp Pasadena 713-941-1177

Aida Z. Khanum, MD Pediatric Pod 713-669-1900

Elvis Cavazos, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics Ashford 281-496-9700

Avolonne Kimble, MD UTmb The Children's Clinic of Clear Lake clinic4kids.com

Beena M. Thomas, MD The Children's Clinic of Clear Lake PLASTIC SURGERY clinic4kids.com

Sonia Chauhan, MD Ned Peds Care 832-939-9070

Roberta Lee, MD Clear Lake Pediatric Clinic clearlakepediatrics.com

Eddie Valenzeula, MD Ashford Pediatrics texaschildrenspediatrics.org

Angela Chia, MD Fannin Pediatrics, P.A. 713-790-9220

Naomi Levy, MD Pediatrics of Southwest Houston pediatricshouston.com

Edward Valenzuna, MD Tcp Ashford 281-496-9700

Quentin Collard, MD Bootin & Savrick Ped. Associates 713-795-9500

Jennifer Macia, MD Pediatrics of Southwest Houston pediatricshouston.com

Marion Woerner, MD Mhmg 713-704-0669

Barbara Taylor-Cox, MD, FAAP Personal Pediatrics of Houston doctortc.com Michelle Tedja, MD Pediatrics of Southwest Houston pediatricshouston.com

Julia Conlon, MD Nava Miller, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics - Piney Texas Children's Pediatrics Point 713-790-1626 texaschildrenspediatrics.org

Jeoffrey Wolens, MD Vip Pediatrics vippediatrics.com

Natali M Muehe, MD Sarah Conlon, MD Community Health Service Texas Children's Pediatrics - Piney Pediatrics Point 832-548-5000 texaschildrenspediatrics.org

PEDIATRICS - GENERAL

Lubna Y Najam, MD Danny Danziger, MD Infants & Childrens Clinic Texas Children's Pediatrics - Piney 281-933-8017 Point texaschildrenspediatrics.org Silen Pahlavan, MD Lee Dockray, MD, FAAP dockraypediatrics.com Angelina Farella, MD A Brighter Tomorrow Pediatrics abt4kids.com Christa Filak, MD Fannin Pediatrics,, MD 713-790-9220 Amber Finch, MD Tcp Fannin 713-790-1626 Jacobo Goldberg, MD Pediatrics of Southwest Houston pediatricshouston.com Jason Goldberg, MD UTmb The Children∆s Clinic of Clear Lake clinic4kids.com Lucy Graubard, MD Pediatrics of Southwest Houston pediatricshouston.com Jme Guehring, MD Tcpa Pearland 281-412-5852

Abc Pediatric Clinic abcpediatricclinic.com Shea Palamountain, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics Pasadena 713-941-1177 Mario Portocarrero, MD 713-774-1401 Christina Propst, MD Texas Children's Pediatrics 713-790-1626

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PEDIATRICS, NEONATOLOGY Charleta Guillory, MD Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital

Marina L Ramirez, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 713-442-0000 Victoria Regan, MD Fannin Pediatrics, P.A. 713-790-9220 Romina Sabella River, MD Tcp Ashford tcp.org

texaschildrens.org

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

Rick Savard DC Spinal Cernters of Texas spinalcenterstexas.com Aloysia Schwabe, MD Baylor College of Medicine 832-826-6105

Fred Aguilar, MD Eugenio Aguilar, MD 713-521-2414 Art Armenta, MD, PA Art Armenta, P.A. 713-383-9651 Michael Ciaravino, MD thebodydoc.com Michael Eisemann, MD Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center cosmeticsurgeryhouston.com Keep Leong, MD Center for Aesthetic Surgery 713-798-6141

Matthew Bram, MD Psych Management Solutions 713-943-2267 Joao Luciano De Quevedo, MD, PHD UT Physicians utphysicians.com/provider/jo Breno Diniz, MD UT Physicians Physciatry Out Patient Clinic utphysicians.com Rania Elkhatib, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050 Jonathan Chase Findley, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center med.uth.edu/psychiatry/ education Aaron H Fink, MD aaronfink, MD.yourmd.com

Michael Streitmann, MD, FACS 713-667-4600

Daniel Garza, MD 281-610-8190

PODIATRY

Rafael Guerrero, MD Psychiatric Consultants of Houston drrafaelguerrero.com

Gurur Dentkas, MD UT Pediatric Cardiology 832-325-6316

Travis Hanson, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedic & Sports Medicine methodisthealth.com

David Dennison, MD gums-houston.com

Andreea Andrei, MD andreimd.com

Prashant Gajwani, MD The Solace Center thesolacecenter.com

Shetal Desai, MD 281-240-3338

PERIODONTICS

Melissa Allen DO Harris County Psychiatric Center hcpc.uth.tmc.edu

Roland Morales Jr, MD, FACS The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery drmoralesplasticsurgery.com

PEDIATRICS, PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Matthew Ivey DPM University of Texas Orthopedics ut-ortho.com

Andrew Harper, MD UT-health Houston 713-741-7805 Amanda Helminiak, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center med.uth.edu/psychiatry/faculty/a

Matthew Ivey, MD University of Texas Orthopedics ut-ortho.com

Tyler Kimm, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050

James Jacobs DPM Your Total Foot Care Specialist, P.A. katyfootcare.com

Svetlana Malkina, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050

Gary Lepow, MD Lepowfoot & Ankle Specialist lepowfoot.com

Lauren Marangell, MD Brain Health Consultants 713-489-5000

Jerry Miles, MD Foot & Ankle Centers of North Houston footanklecenter.net

Caesa Nagpal, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050

PHYISCAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Michael Mineo, MD Podiatry of Houston podiatryofhouston.com

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD Tirr Memorial Hermann 713-797-5929

Robert Neville DPM, FACFAS Robert E. Neville & Associates foothealthcarecenters.com

Olaoluwa Okusaga, MD University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-3830

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Judith Rubin, MD footwellnesscenter.com

Prathap J. Joseph, MD Tirr Outpatient Clinic 713-797-5929

Lauren Sum DPM Beltway Foot Clinic, PLLC 713-988-4848

Lauren Brownfield, MD Robert Quillin, MD The Children's Clinic of Clear Lake Texas Dental Specialists drbrownfield.com clinic4kids.com

Stephen Robinson, MD Lake Area Pediatrics Halpin, MD lakeareapediatrics.com Texas Children's Pediatrics - Piney Point Ben P Rosenthal, MD texaschildrenspediatrics.org Texas Children's Pediatrics Ashford Sarah A. Harvey, MD 281-496-9700 Texas Children's Pediatrics - Piney Point Harry M Rosenthal, MD texaschildrenspediatrics.org Tcp Ashford Matt Hay, MD UTmb Galveston 409-772-2222

Mohammad Najam, MD Infants & Children Clinic 281-933-8017

PHYSICAL MEDICINE/ REHABILITATION

Thomas Wright III, MD drtomwright.com PHEUMATOLOGY, RHEUMATOLOGY Tonya Cockrill, MD Woodlands Arthritis Clinic woodlandsarthritisclinic.com Carlos Ramirez, MD Dynamic Arthritis Care Clinic dynamicarthritiscareclinic.com

Claudia A Orengo, MD, PHD 832-778-6322 Richard Pesikoff, MD Richard B. Pesikoff, MD & Associates 713-795-5424


NILESH KOTECHA, MD, FACS, FAANS Least Invasive Neurospine Surgery CARE TO PROVIDE STATE-OF-THE-ART CARE USING THE LEASTINVASIVE , MOST CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING LASERS, FOR PATIENTS AFFLICTED WITH NECK AND BACK PAIN. Dr. Kotecha

is a neurosurgeon who graduated from Brown University and has completed two different fellowships: Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery and Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery. Having been trained by top neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, his skills allow him to treat patients with the least invasive techniques possible and, in most cases, administering only minimal

TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE 950 Threadneedle St., Ste. 295 Houston, TX 77079 844-600-1616 • Helaspine.com

anesthesia allowing for same day surgery and discharge. These are procedures that most surgeons don’t regularly perform; few have attempted them at all. Why do hundreds of satisfied patients recommend Dr. Kotecha to their families and friends? Because he offers a truly unique approach to modern spine care that is laser-focused on getting each patient back to enjoying life as soon as possible. His depth of knowledge and ability to perform any procedure in a way that allows his patients to get immediate relief and the best long-term results sets him apart from the rest.

HOUSTON’S TOP DOCTORS

2021

DR. NILESH N. KOTECHA FOUNDED THE TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR SPINE

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Teresa A Pigott, MD Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050 Omar Pinjari, MD UThealth uth.edu Sandhya Prashad, MD houstonketaminetherapy.com 832-436-4055 Neil Puri, MD The Menninger Clinic menningerclinic.com Claudia Rao, MD, PHD 832-778-6322 George Santos, MD Greater Houston Psychiatric Associates ghpa.net Dawnelle Schatte, MD UT-health Houston 713-486-2651 John Sneed, MD UThealth Harris County Psychiatric Center 713-741-5050 Jair Soares M.D., PH.D UThealth - Psychiatry uth.tmc.edu Martha St. John, MD, FAPA doctorstjohn.com Stuart Yudofsky, MD Baylor College of Medicine bcm.edu Giovana Zunta-Soares, MD Psychiatry utphysicians.com/clinic/ut-p PSYCHIATRY, NEUROPSYCHIATRY Garima Arora, MD UT Physicians 713-486-2990 PULMONARY DISEASE Julie Ngugen, MD Respiratory Consultants 713-790-6250

PULMONOLOGY, PEDIATRIC INTENSIVIST AND PULMONOLOGIST Manuel Silva, MD Texas Childrens Hospital texaschildrens.org PULMONOLOGY, SLEEP MEDICINE Julie Nguyen, MD Diagnostic Pulmonology & Sleep 713-979-1190

Gwendoline Menga, MD Prime Rheumatology Clinic of Houston primerheumatology.com Carmen Perez-Masuelli, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic nwdiagnostic.com Sapandeep K Singh, MD Alergy & Rheumatology Specialists of Houston 713-790-0900 Philip Waller, MD 281-301-1304

RADIATION ONCOLOGY Andrew Farach M.D. Houston Methodist 713-441-4800

Leslie Wilson, MD Northwest Diagnostic Clinic millenniumphysicians.com

RADIOLOGY

RHEUMATOLOGY (PEDIATRIC)

Mark D'andrea, MD Gulf Coast Cancer & Diagnostic universitycancercenters.com

Andrew Wilking, MD Texas Children's Hospital texaschildrens.org

James Jing, MD Singleton Associates, P.A. saparadiology.com

SEDATION DENTISTRY

Martha M Munden, MD Texas Children's Hospital Radiology Department Srinivas Rao, MD Texas Vein & Wellness 281-888-1464

Larry W. Tilger, DDS Tilger Sedation Dentistry 281-480-6600 SLEEP MEDICINE Gerald Meskill, MD Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates houstonsleep.net

David Wan, DDS, MS UT Physician 713-704-1786

SNORING & SLEEP APNEA

REHABILITATION

Craig Schwimmer, MD The Snoring Center snoringcenter.com

Helen Schilling, MD White Pine Physical Rehab whitepinept.com

SPINAL SURGERY

REHABILITATION, CHIROPRACTIC

Howard Cotler, MD, FACS, FAAOS Gulf Coast Spine Care 713-523-8884

Gabor Farkas DC Creekside Integrative Medical Center creeksideintegrativemedicine. com

Mohammed Etminan, MD Memorial Hermann Spine 281-344-1715

REHABILITATION, NEUROLOGIST

Nilesh Kotecha, MD Texas Institute for Spine Care drkotecha.com

Maya Patel, MD Houston Pulmonary Medicine 281-484-9369

Nneka Ifejika, MD UT Physicians 832-325-7080

Kenneth Lee, MD ModernSpineTX.com 713-774-6337

PULMONOLOGY

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

Rex Marco, MD UT Physicians Spine & Scoliosis Center rexmarcomd.com

Amit Annamaneri, MD Respiratory Center of North Houston 281-440-8430 Dana Martin, MD Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 281-737-1000 Puneet Patni, MD Kelsey-Seybold Clinic kelsey-seybold.com Hammad Qureshi, MD Memorial Hermann 281-296-8788 Alexander Stadnyk, MD (833)291-2833

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Subodh R Chauhan, MD 713-512-7900 Daniel B. Williams, MD Houston Fertility Institute 281-242-3434 REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFER Timothy Hickman, MD, FACOG Houston IVF houstonivf.net RHEUMATOLOGY Mujahed Alikhan, MD Medical Clinic of Houston 713-526-5511

HOUSTON'S TOP DOCTORS 2021

SPORTS MED Christian Schupp, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Med methodistsportsmed.com SPORTS MEDICINE David Braunreiter, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics Steven Florea, MD UT Physicians - Orthopedics drstevenflores.com Andrew Li-yung Hing, MD UT Ortho ut-ortho.com

UROLOGY, FEMALE PELVIC HEALTH Christina Pramudji, MD Houston Female Urology houstonfemaleurology.com VASCULAR

A. Brant Lipscomb Jr, MD UT Physicians utphysicians.com

William Fox, MD Texas Endovascular texaseva.com

Walter Lowe, MD UT Ortho 713-486-6540

Eric Hardee, MD Texas Endovascular texaseva.com

Wade P. Mc Alister, MD UT Physicians

Carlos Hamilton, MD Hamilton Vein Center 281-565-0033

Greg Seelhoefer, MD Methodist Center for Sports Medicine methodistwillowbrookortho. com Raj Shani, MD UT Physicians rajshanimd.com Stephen Simonich, MD UT Physicans - Katy Orthopaedics utphysicians.org THORACIC SURGERY Scott Sheinin, MD Methodist Hospital 713-756-5314 THORACIC SURGERY, LUNG AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER SURGERY Stephen Swisher, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center 713-792-8659

UROGYNECOLOGY

Bonaventure Ngu, MD Premier Spine Institute 281-719-9505

Christopher Jayne, MD 713-526-4263 UROLOGY

Jeffrey Wood, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics

Russel Williams, MD Male Reproductive Clinic, P.A. maleinfertilityhouston.com

Michael Bardwil, MD Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists txvein.com

Christopher Jayne, MD Greater Houston Urogyn 832-924-8788

Jeffrey Wood, MD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine houstonmethodist.org/ orthopedics

Run Wang, MD UT Physician med.uth.edu/surgery/faculty/ run-wang/

Andrew Li-yung Hing, MD, CAQSM UT Ortho ut-ortho.com

Anthony Muffoletto, MD All American Sports Institute 281-335-1111

Mark Prasarn, MD UT Ortho ut-ortho.com

Edward Schatte, MD Adult & Pediatric Urology of Houston 713-477-8600

Don Berardinucci, MD Spring Medical Associates springmedicalassociates.com John Boon, MD boonurology.com David Goldfarb, MD Metro Urology

Arash Keyhani, MD The Vein Specialist of Houston 713-880-8600 Kourosh Keyhani, MD The Vein Specialist of Houston veinsofhouston.com Tonie Reincke, MD Metro Vein Clinics metroveincenters.com WELLNESS AND WEIGHT Ron Bryant, MD Balance Wellness Center balancewc.com

WOMEN'S WELLNESS Dian J. Ginsberg, MD FACOG Women's Speicalty Healthcare 281-220-2069 Steven Hotze, MD Hotze Wellness Center 877-698-8698


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On the Menu LIMONCELLO SPRITZER ANTIPASTI ROASTED GARLIC AND BRIE STUFFED PEPPER SALAD LASAGNA TOMMY BOY DESSERT TRIO OF ITALIAN DIGESTIF, RICOTTA FRITTE AND PANNA COTTA Serves 6-8

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Italian! You don’t need a passport to enjoy the flavors and spirit of Italy. Recipes by Tom Flynn and Deborah Elias Decor by Kirksey Gregg Photos by Charlie Horse Photos

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LTHOUGH WE CAN’ T TR AVEL TO ITALY YET, WE THOUGHT WE’D TAKE YOU ON A ROMANTIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE . In the Italian spirit, we invite you to come together, create great food and spend time to treasure with family and friends. For the lovely backyard setting, we placed a long table topped with burlap linen, wooden chairs, gold and white chargers, and a stunning centerpiece displaying crystal bowls, lemons, yellow orchids and stephanotis flowers. The seating cards were made of a vintage Italian demijohn jug with names written on the lemons and a white candle. All the decor was curated by Kirksey Gregg Productions.

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Start your evening with a fresh and tangy Limoncello Spritzer. This easy recipe calls for equal parts of 1 shot of your favorite Limoncello (ours is from the Amalfi Coast), 1 shot Limonata San Pellegrino and 2 shots Prosecco. Shake and pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and mint sprig. The Antipasti is served on a uniquely carved wooden tray piled high with everything from gourmet cheeses to artichoke hearts, fresh and sundried tomatoes, radishes, several types of pickles and meats, and of course Chianti as the paired wine. Entertaining tip: Have fun stylizing with different sized bowls. —Recipes courtesy of Deborah Elias


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Who doesn’t love garlic bread and pasta? Well, we are elevating that basic pairing to another level with a decadent flatbread, beautifully presented and tasty salad plus a hearty lasagna. —Recipes courtesy of Tom Flynn

ROASTED GARLIC AND BRIE

STUFFED BELL PEPPER SALAD

8 BULBS GARLIC 6 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL, PLUS MORE DRIED BASIL TO TASTE CAYENNE PEPPER TO TASTE BALSAMIC VINEGAR TO TASTE 1 (14-OUNCE) WHEEL BRIE ASSORTED BREADS OR FLATBREADS

1 2/3 2 2 2 1 4 1 1

1. Cut the top third of the garlic bulb off to expose the cloves. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil and drizzle generously with olive oil. Sprinkle on the cayenne and basil to taste. Loosely seal the foil and bake at 325°F for 1 hour, 20 minutes. 2. Remove from the oven and refrigerate for 24 hours. 3. To serve, reheat garlic at 325°F for 30 minutes. 4. Cut the brie into 8 equal pieces. 5. Pour ½ teaspoon of olive oil onto a plate. With a steady hand, add one drop balsamic in the middle of the oil and add a piece of brie. Squeeze the garlic bulbs from the bottom so the cloves pop out and place on a plate. Serve with a basket of breads.

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CUP OLIVE OIL CUP TARRAGON VINEGAR TABLESPOONS SUGAR TEASPOONS FRESH THYME, CHOPPED TEASPOONS FRESH OREGANO, CHOPPED TEASPOON DRY MUSTARD SEEDS LARGE GARLIC CLOVES, MINCED (12-OUNCE) JAR ARTICHOKE HEARTS (8-OUNCE) PACKAGE BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS, QUARTERED 8 BELL PEPPERS (VARIOUS COLORS) 1 (9-OUNCE) PACKAGE ROMAINE, CHOPPED 1 (12-OUNCE) JAR SLICED RIPE BLACK OLIVES 1 (12-OUNCE) JAR SLICED PIMENTO STUFFED GREEN OLIVES 2 LARGE CARROTS, DICED 1 (16-OUNCE) PACKAGE CHERRY TOMATOES, HALVED 1 CUCUMBER, CUT INTO HALF-MOONS SHAVED PARMESAN TO TASTE

1. Make the marinade: Combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, thyme, oregano, mustard seeds and garlic in a large bowl and mix well. 2. Add the artichokes and mushrooms to the marinade. Mix well to coat evenly. Cover and marinate overnight. 3. Cut the top third of the peppers off and remove the seeds and set aside. 4. Drain the mushrooms and artichoke hearts but save the liquid—it’s the salad dressing! 5. Toss the romaine lettuce and ¼ cup dressing and stuff into the peppers. Garnish with parmesan and place the stuffed pepper in the center of the plate. Arrange all the other ingredients around it and dig in!


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LASAGNA TOMMY BOY 1 1 ½ 3 1 1 1 1 1½ ½ 1 1 ¼ 4 1 1 1 1 ½ ½

POUND SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE POUND GROUND BEEF CUP ONIONS, CHOPPED LARGE GARLIC CLOVES, MINCED (28-OUNCE) CAN CRUSHED TOMATOES (12-OUNCE) CAN TOMATO PASTE (15-OUNCE) CAN TOMATO SAUCE CUP RED WINE TEASPOONS DRIED BASIL TEASPOON FENNEL SEEDS TEASPOON ITALIAN SEASONING TABLESPOON SALT PLUS MORE TO TASTE TEASPOON PEPPER TABLESPOONS CHOPPED PARSLEY, DIVIDED (12-OUNCE) PACKAGE LASAGNA NOODLES (16-OUNCE) CONTAINER RICOTTA (16-OUNCE) CONTAINER COTTAGE CHEESE LARGE EGG POUND MOZZARELLA, SLICED POUND SHREDDED MOZZARELLA

1. Place the sausage, beef, onions and garlic in a stockpot and brown the meat over medium heat. 2. Add the tomatoes, paste, sauce and red wine. Stir in the seasonings, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. 3. Cook the lasagna noodles per package instructions, drain and set aside. 4. In a large bowl combine the ricotta, cottage cheese, egg, salt to taste and remaining parsley.

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5. To assemble: Coat the bottom of a 9-x-13 baking dish with 1½ cups meat sauce. Top with 6 lasagna noodles lengthwise, overlapping them slightly. Top with half the ricotta mixture and place 6 mozzarella slices on top. Add another 1½ cups meat sauce over mozzarella and sprinkle ¼ cup Parmesan. Repeat the layers finishing with the mozzarella and remaining Parmesan on top. 6. To keep the cheese from sticking, coat foil with cooking spray and cover the lasagna. 7. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown. 8. Let it rest for 20 minutes before serving.


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And, for the scrumptious dessert, I chose to prepare two and presented both on a clear plate with colored shot glasses filled with an Italian Digestif, the Ricotta Fritters and Blackberry Jam and stemless Martini glasses for the Panna Cotta. —Deborah Elias

PANNA COTTA 2 CUPS MILK, DIVIDED 2 (7-GRAM) PACKETS UNFLAVORED GELATIN 4 CUPS HEAVY CREAM 6 CUPS SUGAR 2 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT FRESH FRUIT FOR SERVING 1. Pour 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl and add the gelatin to let it soften. 2. Add the cream, remaining milk and sugar in a pot over medium heat. Stir until it starts to boil. 3. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. 4. Gently stir in the softened gelatin and mix well. 5. Pour the mixture into serving glasses or molds. 6. Let the mixture cool then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. (Note: Refrigerating overnight is ideal.) 7. To serve, garnish with fresh fruit.

RICOTTA FRITTERS VEGETABLE OIL FOR FRYING ¾ CUP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR 2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER 1 TEASPOON GRATED LEMON ZEST, PLUS MORE FOR GARNISH ¼ TEASPOON SALT 1 CUP RICOTTA (NOTE: WHOLE OR LOW-FAT MILK WORKS AS WELL) 2 EGGS, BEATEN 3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR 1½ TEASPOONS VANILLA POWDERED SUGAR FOR GARNISH BLACKBERRY PRESERVES FOR SERVING

1. Heat enough oil, about 1-inch, in a pot over medium-high to 370°F. 2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, zest and salt in a mixing bowl. 3. Combine the ricotta, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth. 4. Add the ricotta mixture to the flour mixture and whisk to combine. (Note: The dough will thicken and be very sticky.) 5. Working in batches, scoop (a small cookie scoop works perfectly) about 1 tablespoon of batter into the oil and fry until the fritters are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes, turning once. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat until all batter has been fried. 7. Sprinkle the top of the fritters with lemon zest and powdered sugar. Serve warm with blackberry preserves. 76

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Eat Out

TOTALLY TUBULAR! Hungry Like the Wolf serves up comfort food in a rad setting. By Laurette M. Veres • Photos by Jose Piña

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ROM THE PURPLE R AIN BELGIAN WAFFLE ON THE BRE AKFAST MENU (served all day) to the Motley Crudité appetizer plate and everything in between, you’ll have fun just reading the menu. Hungry Like the Wolf transforms the 1980s into a three-dimensional playground for the eyes. Think back to parachute pants and big, big hair—the decor takes you there. Each time the door opens you hear “chicka chicka” and then it hits you: that’s from the ‘80s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Speaking of iconic ‘80s movies, the cast of The Breakfast Club is featured on the wall. Across the diner, five stills of Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High from 1982 highlights one of the most memorable bikini scenes in movie history. Look around to see Tetris wallpaper, photos of album covers you probably had on your wall like The Go Go’s and Men at Work. Local artist Hannah Bull painted her interpretation of Boy George, Prince, Madonna, a Run DMC jam box and a Hungry Like the Wolf mixtape. Look up for a larger than life Rubik’s cube. Guests of all ages are enjoying this traditional diner. The “Pour Some Syrup on Me” pancakes and the “Pretty in Pink” Texas Toast stuffed with strawberries and cream are available all day. The Angus burger is stellar—even better when you add an egg. Where’s the Beef? is the vegetarian burger option. The chicken fried chicken and homemade gravy are sure to be favorites. Salads are huge like the Our House in the Middle of the Street and the Duran DuRanch is made from scratch. There’s a full bar with drink names sure to have you laughing. They have all your favorites and originals like Social Distancing on a Beach, Blue Lagoon and the classic frozen margarita! Regulars love the vibe. A large screen plays MTV style ‘80s videos non-stop. One minute Rick Springfield is singing about Jesse’s girl and the next minute you’re bobbing your head to Wham. The ‘80s is alive and well at Hungry Like the Wolf. On the weekends DJ Mike Snow spins ‘80s tunes and the diner changes to 21 and over nightly after 9:00 p.m. H

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CLASSIC FARE AND TONGUE-IN-CHEEK DECOR; A LOOK AT THE 80’S-INSPIRED DECOR OF THE DINING ROOM; HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF’S EXTERIOR


HLTW transforms the 1980s into a threedimensional playground for the eyes.

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VIBR ANT, CULTUR AL ASSET AT THE CORNER OF T WO NEIGHBORHOODS, THIRD WARD AND E AST END— SMITHER PARK is a work of art in progress providing a unique opportunity to see artists in action. The park was created for the community, by the community and serves as a venue for many special events. So far, more than 300 artists have contributed to the whimsical pieces of art in the park. Dan Phillips, known for his innovative and inspirational work worldwide, a long time friend of Stephanie Smither and her belated husband John Smither whom the park commemorates, is the artist and mastermind builder behind the unique design. The half-acre plot of land where the park is located sits adjacent to The Orange Show and features the Lindley Fish Amphitheater, the Vinson & Elkins Pavilion, Burguires, Hinton and Mathre Swings, the Marilyn Oshman Meditation Garden and a sprawling 400-foot memory wall—each adorned with mosaic artwork created out of recycled and found materials. Inspired by the Orange Show’s philosophy of promoting and sustaining self-taught art, the mosaic-covered park serves as a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk and the admission is free. But, special events may require tickets so be sure to call ahead. —Matthew Abernathy 80

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Circa 2016

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