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A milestone of service, care By Kim Hogstrom For The Leader We have all driven by the tidy Harris County medical clinic on 34th Street, but how much do we really know about what it does? In most cases, not much. The clinic, called the Northwest Health Center, is part of the nonprofit Harris Health System. It opened in 1990 to provide adult and pediatric care to residents of near northwest Houston. In addition to primary care, the center offers OB/GYN services, ophthalmology, psychiatry, case management for HIV/AIDS, and pharmacy services. The 28,300-squarefoot facility handles 32,000 patient visits annually. There’s been a lot of discussion about healthcare on the national level recently, but Harris County stepped up to take care of its most vulnerable citizens years ago. The Harris County Hospital District was created by voter referendum in 1965, and renamed Harris Health System in 2012. The system provides medical care on a sliding scale based on a patient’s income. The financial operations of the system are overseen by Harris County Commissioner’s Court under the watchful eye of Judge Ed Emmett, and funded several ways, including property taxes. “Harris Health System is more than just a safety net,” stated Judge Emmett. “We must keep our citizens safe,

and I don’t mean just healthy. We need to have a system in place in the event of a pandemic. Many people think of Harris Health System as an emergency health provider, but it is so much more than that. For many in the community, it is their home for all aspects of medical care.” Patient Care Technician Level 1, Janet Curry, grew up in the Heights and has worked for Harris County Health for 35 years. Curry and her family first used the services of the system’s West End Clinic located at 190 Heights Blvd. Curry received her medical training there; it was the same clinic she and her 10 siblings visited for medical care as children. “When I was a kid, I loved watching the nurses and doctors working there,” said Curry.” I was so impressed with how they helped people. I remember wanting to be one of them. Little did I know that, in the future, that would be me.” In 1981, Curry started at the West End Clinic full-time in pediatrics. In 1990, Harris County turned the clinic over to the city, and the county opened the larger, modern Northwest Health Center. Curry moved to the new county center where she remains today. “I committed early to a career of service to our patients. Growing up, we didn’t have much, but my mother instilled in us the importance of giving back. She was proud that this is what I chose; she

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had such high regard for the organization. I love my job, and I love the amazing team I am blessed to work with.” Eventually, Curry’s mother fell ill, and was cared for to the end by the professionals at Ben Taub Hospital. “My mother put her trust in the See Harris P. 6B

Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, and one of the largest in the US. The system includes three hospitals, Ben Taub Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and Quentin Mease Hospital. There are an additional 19 outpatient care centers staffed by physicians from Baylor College of Medicine and UTHealth. Harris Health System also operates: • Two large multi-specialty clinics • Six same day clinics • Five school-based clinics • One free-standing dental center • One dialysis center • One geriatric assessment center In 2016, Harris Health System’s outpatient clinics handled 1,947,989 visits.

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To learn about starting the weight loss journey, join Dr. Amr for a free informative seminar on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. Attendees may also observe a support group at 7 p.m., if desired. To register for either or both sessions, please call 713.222.CARE (2273). You can also make an appointment with Dr. Amr by calling 713.426.2400 and referencing Greater Heights.

This time of year we tend to make a list of things we would like to change or accomplish in the New Year. This year, try something different; choose one goal to focus on instead. Small changes lead to big results when done consistently. For instance, if you were to leave three bites on your plate that you would normally eat at lunch and dinner for one year, you will lose 20 pounds. Changes are easier to make when you are not overwhelmed from the beginning. You are more likely to stay consistent and follow through with one sole focus. Here are a few tips that will help you find that one goal that is important to you this year and stick to it. Be Specific If you decide that you are going to increase your exercise in 2017, pick the type of exercise, the duration, and when you are going to carve out time in your schedule to do it. The more specific the goal the more likely you are to reach it. Say it Out Loud Share your goal with at least two others to

increase your accountability. In order to follow through with your goal, you need to be comfortable with it, own it! Make it Simple The easier the goal is for you to accomplish, the more likely you will be to stick with it. If your goal is to cook more, pick the number of days of the week that are reasonable for you to accomplish. Anticipate Obstacles Obstacles occur more often when you are out of your routine. Plan ahead when you know your routine will be different to help you stay on track. Learn From Setbacks Studies show that athletes who display self-compassion often perform better because they can tolerate losses. You want to do the same with your goals. See your failures as learning experiences, not character faults. Then determine the reasons that caused your slip up and make a plan to overcome the obstacle the next time around. This year remember to be kind to yourself and do not lose sight of the end goal.

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Life-changing Surgery Dr. Amr’s decision to seek fellowship training in bariatric surgery and perform weight loss surgery came from seeing the dramatic improvement in patients’ medical conditions after surgery. “As the weight goes away, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol improve,” says Dr. Amr. “Frequently, patients can discontinue their medications for these conditions, and they enjoy life more.” “Our patients just need extra help to lose weight,” he said. “Weight loss surgery is the best tool for that if they’re motivated because they can maintain the weight loss the rest of their lives.”

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Increased mobility, more energy and the absence of knee and back pain are just a few of the benefits patients enjoy following weight loss surgery. With the start of the New Year, now is the time to resolve to achieve a healthy weight and see just how much you can gain by losing those extra pounds. The weight loss program at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is the perfect place to start. “Weight loss surgery is a journey,” says Ziad Amr, M.D., an affiliated general and bariatric surgeon who serves as medical director of the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Surgical Weight Loss Program. “When patients come to us, they’ve struggled to lose weight through dieting, exercise and medications. Typically, they’re having problems with weight-related medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and are ready to start enjoying life with their children.” Patients qualify for weight loss surgery if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 39.9 and two weight-related medical conditions, or a BMI of 40 or higher. BMI calculators are widely available online and only require one’s height and weight. Following the initial visit with a bariatric surgeon, the weight loss surgery journey involves consultations with several medical professionals. Dr. Amr asks his patients

to meet with a registered dietitian to learn healthy food choices. “We like our patients to lose a minimum of 8 to 15 pounds before surgery,” says Dr. Amr. “This shows us their commitment.” Patients also need evaluations from their primary care physician and a psychologist. Typically, it takes 3 to 6 months to complete pre-sur-

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Congratulations to Eric and Paige Allen of Shepherd Forest who welcomed precious newborn twins on Christmas Day 2016. A beautiful little girl, Harper Grace, and her handsome brother, Graham Major, were born at 9:21 AM on Christmas morning, several weeks early and quite unexpectedly. Mom Paige chose the babies’ first names, while Dad Eric chose the babies’ middle names; the four names are treasured family names. Paige, who attended Waltrip H.S., and Eric, a Scarborough H.S. alum, are overjoyed with the birth of their sweet babies who were born at 34 weeks and 5 days gestation. Harper weighed a dainty 4 lbs., 3 oz. and was 16 ¾ inches long and Graham weighed in at 4 lbs., 13 oz. and was 17 ¼ inches long. Proud grandparents Liz Allen and Debbie and Ray Elliott of Shepherd Park Plaza are ready to babysit, and aunt Sara Elliott is over the moon. Although born early at Texas Children’s Women’s Pavilion and in the NICU their first

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week, the twins had no trouble eating and were doing so well, they were allowed to go home on New Year’s Eve. Paige and Eric were overjoyed cuddling their babies as they rang in the New Year in their home. Welcome to the world, Harper and Graham! Our neighbor Linda Thompson of Forest Pines has special news to share of her daughter, Aubrey Bennett. Aubrey and her husband Matt Bennett both serve our country as Naval pilots. Aubrey, a 2007 graduate of Waltrip H.S., was honored to be chosen to fly one of four F-18s in the flyover during the National Anthem at the beginning of the playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants in Green Bay, WI, this past Sunday. Aubrey was introduced on the field at halftime. Such an exciting experience! Aubrey then made a little more history as she was videotaped providing a hair tie to one of the big and burly football players, offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, on the sidelines, and actually put his hair up for him.

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Women’s Health Directory of local female health service professionals. Dr. Stephanie Fulton Dr. Fulton is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her practice consists of obstetrics, gynecology, and cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and completed residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Fulton volunteers as part of the health team ministry of her church. 1740 W. 27 St. Suite 301 • Houston, TX 77008 713-880-2727 www.fultonobgyn.com

Dr. Alexandra Pellicena Dr. Pellicena is committed to providing state-of-the-art health care services in an environment where patients always come first. She is bilingual English-Spanish and an experienced doctor in women’s care. Her goal is to provide firstclass medical care that consistently surpasses patient’s expectations. 1919 North Loop West, Ste#215 • Houston, TX 77008 713-370-7325 www.drpellicenaobgyn.com

Dr. Rosemary Buckle Dr. Rosemary Buckle specializes in knee and hip joint replacement surgery, treatment of adult and pediatric fractures, and treatment of sports injuries. She is a native Houstonian and a competitive athlete and relates to her patients in a way that brings her advanced medical knowledge to life. She has over 20 years of orthopedic surgery experience using a wide range of technologies. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon 427 W. 20th St., Ste. 303 • Houston, TX 77008 713-756-5546 www.houstonsportsandortho.com

Dr. Kim J. Horn Dr. Kim J. Horn, is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. She sees patients with Kidney Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes. Dr. Horn graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. She completed her medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston and San Antonio. She is a native of North Houston. 1740 W. 27th St., Suite 209 • Houston, TX 77008 713-863-7063 www.kimjhornmd.com

Dr. Amy Haase Dr. Amy Haase, a podiatrist with a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. And is also a graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree. Being a mom has better helped her deal with child foot and ankle problems. She seeks to help patients using pain-free methods. 1740 W. 27th Suite 110 • Houston, TX 77008 713-862-3338 www.diagnosticfootspecialists.com

Dr. Erica Davis Dr. Erica Davis completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She has practiced community pediatrics at Texas Children’s since 2008. Dr. Davis is committed to improving the health and well being of Houston area children through the discipline of evidence based medicine and patient education. TCP Heights 2600 N. Loop West Suite 100 • Houston, TX 77092 713-869-1692 www.texaschildrenspediatrics.org/heights

Dr. Julia Kovacs Dr. Julia Kovacs has more than 20 years of experience practicing primary care and internal medicine in Houston. She focuses on preventive medicine and the management of chronic diseases including diabetes, thyroid disorders, HIV and hypertension, among others. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Board Certified Internist 427 W. 20th St., Ste. 303 • Houston, TX 77008 713-231-1880 www.sjmcphysicians.com

Dr. Becky J. Fredrickson Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Fredrickson has been practicing ophthalmology for over 10 years. She routinely sees patients for diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and ocular infections. She specializes in surgical procedures including eyelid lifts, eyelid cysts, cataract, Botox and Juvederm, and pterygia. 1740 W. 27th St. Suite 180 • Houston, TX 77008 713-864-8652 www.northwesteye.net

Angie Nobles, LCSW Angie Nobles is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in counseling and therapy services for women and adolescent girls. Her passion is empowering women to better manage emotions, anxiety and depression as they face life challenges and transitions. She received her Masters in Social Work from UH and has provided counseling services in schools/agencies in the Heights area for close to 20 years. 733 E. 12½ Street • Houston, TX 77008 713-355-7155 www.angienobles.com

Dr. Denise Zertuche Dr. Denise Zertuche completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 2010. She has been practicing at TCP Heights since November 2014. Dr. Zertuche is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Zertuche is a compassionate pediatrician with special interest in infants, breastfeeding, asthma, and obesity. TCP Heights 2600 N. Loop West Suite 100 • Houston, TX 77092 713-869-1692 www.texaschildrenspediatrics.org/heights

Dr. Attiya S. Khan Dr. Khan focuses on the prevention of heart disease through early diagnosis and provides the latest interventional techniques to treat coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. She is one of the few female interventional cardiologists in Houston available to perform emergency angioplasties and stents for patients who are experiencing a heart attack. 1631 North Loop West, Ste. 220 • Houston TX 77008 713-365-0786 www.nwcardiology.net

Dr. Dora E. Cantu Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Cantu has been practicing ophthalmology for over 20 years. She sees patients daily for ocular problems including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and ocular infections. Her passion in cataract and pterygium surgery. Dr. Cantu has been recently named one of the Leader’s best ophthalmologist! 1740 W. 27th St. Suite 180 • Houston, TX 77008 713-864-8652 www.northwesteye.net


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By Jonathan Valadez For The Leader The League: Elite Training Facility isn’t just another group exercise class. Working out at The League offers regular fitness enthusiasts the opportunity to train like a professional athlete with their meticulously planned and carefully designed routines. “It’s real deal drills that you would get if you were in a sports practice versus a group exercise class,� said owner and lead trainer Terry Williams. “It’s bringing that unique, authentic sporting edge into a group exercise environment.� Williams, who designed the League’s PAC(K) training system, which stands for power, aerobics, circuit training and the gym’s mantra, keep moving, spent time as a personal trainer before realizing that he was unfulfilled with the monotonous nature of spin, kickboxing and boot-campstyled classes. “I liked being in fitness but not necessarily that angle,� he said. “So I started working with athletes on the side, and it would be a guy who’s from Houston and now lives elsewhere because he’s playing sports somewhere, and in the offseason, he’s back home.� Williams would start by finding out which sport the athlete plays and would then conduct extensive research on what type of movements and exercises would be the most beneficial for that particular player’s sport. After a while, and with experience and knowledge at hand, Williams decided that he could design group exercise classes that would target the masses and were modeled after what he had learned by training actual athletes. He opened The League and began training individuals from all over the fitness spectrum, including the ev-

ery day, avid gym-goer, to the newbie who wants to shed a few pounds, all while using the workouts that he built for the professionals. While he was offering group classes at the gym, Williams was still training professional athletes on the side until, eventually, the two client bases crossed paths. Williams was introduced to Christian Covington, who plays defensive tackle for the Houston Texans, outside of the gym and when it came time for the lineman to start preparing for the season, he called Williams to see if he could put together a regiment for him. “It’s definitely some work to try and put a program together specific to his position and certain technique-based things for that position,� Williams said. “We had a followup conversation, kind of presenting ideas, and he was like, ‘you know what? I think I just want to jump in the classes. I think that’d be fun.’� Covington wasn’t the only athlete to start using the PAC(K) method, either. Sheanon Williams, formerly of the Houston Dynamo, has gotten in on the training, as well as University of Michigan quarterback John O’Korn and others. The most recent athlete to come through The League and train in the classes, though, was University of

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about sport-based strength and conditioning, but nothing is competitive about our workout environment, which is so cool,� he said. “That is one of our big differentiating factors from a lot of stuff out there. We don’t get into the ‘let’s see who finishes first.’ We don’t believe in keeping score in a workout.� “It’s all set up for you to win,� Williams said. “A lot of people don’t even care to play a sport, but they just want to look better, lose 10 pounds.�

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