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2019 We present our inaugural list of the area’s top physicians in 47 specialties, as chosen by their peers Lubbock Magazine’s Top Docs list is compiled through a nominationsbased voting process. We reached out to area doctors and asked them to vote for other physicians in a variety of specialties. These doctors voted for their peers who exemplify excellence in their chosen specialty. Our Top Docs list is a reader service, designed to allow our readers the opportunity to find the city’s top doctors, and find the right doctor for their needs. It’s also an occasion to celebrate those listed for their accomplishments and reputation. Additionally, it allows local doctors to make the community aware of their specific specialty and expertise. Lubbock Magazine contracted with DataJoe, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, to compile our Top Docs list. We recognize there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding doctors in the region and the results of our research campaign. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many good and effective doctors may not appear on the list.


BRINGING EXPERT CARE TO CLINICS + HOSPITALS ACROSS LUBBOCK Mohamad Al-Rahawan M.D. Charla Allen M.D. Patricia Aristimuno M.D. Amir Aryaie M.D. Franklyn Babb M.D. Cody Beaver M.D. Jose Beceiro M.D. Audra Bowman M.D. George Brindley M.D. Steven Brooks M.D. Tammy Camp M.D. Cyrus Caroom M.D. Marina Chavez M.D. Ronald Cook D.O. Joehassin Cordero M.D. Summer Davies M.D. Miles Day M.D. John DeToledo M.D. Michel Diab M.D. Sharmila Dissanaike M.D. Dale Dunn M.D. Kenn Freedman M.D. Stephen Gates M.D. John Griswold M.D. Fred Hardwicke M.D.

Jamie Haynes M.D. Allan Haynes, Jr. M.D. Benjamin Hirsch M.D. Sarah Hosford M.D. Winslo Idicula M.D. Ebtesam Islam M.D. Mark Jenkins M.D. Leigh Ann Jenkins M.D. Lara Johnson M.D. Robert Johnston M.D. Cynthia Jumper M.D. Richard Lampe M.D. Fatma Levent M.D. Brendan MacKay M.D. David McCartney M.D. Desirae McKee M.D. Terry McMahon M.D. Jennifer Mitchell M.D. Kelly Mitchell M.D. Felix Morales M.D. Lesley Motheral M.D. Tam Nguyen M.D. Kenneth Nugent M.D. Edwin Onkendi M.D. Ralph Paone M.D.

Alan Peiris M.D. Michael Phy D.O. Jennifer Phy D.O. Catherine Ronaghan M.D. Dixon Santana M.D. Alan Santos M.D. Ariel Santos M.D. Pranav Sharma M.D. Scott Shurmur M.D. Jordan Simpson M.D. Cynthia Smith M.D. Cloyce Stetson M.D. Ashley Sturgeon M.D. James Tarbox M.D. Michelle Tarbox M.D. Amy Thompson M.D. Sarah Wakefield M.D. Larry Warmoth M.D. John Wasnick M.D. Vernon Williams M.D. Richard Winn M.D. Edward Yeomans M.D. Mimi Zumwalt M.D.


STEPHEN HALLIER, MD Anesthesiology

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ROBIN MINIELLY, MD Anesthesiology

HOWARD P. HURD II, MD Cardiology

RAMAKRISHNAN RANGANATH, MBBS, MD, MRCP Cardiology

SHADI NEJAT, DC Chiropractic

M.M. BAKDASH, MD, FACE Endocrinology

ROBERTA BEALS, DO Family Practice

JARED BRINKER, MD Family Practice

CHRISTOPHER COLLINS, MD Family Practice

CHETLEN CROSSNOE, MD, PHD Family Practice

JOSEPH DIXON, MD Family Practice

JEFFREY HANNEL, MD Family Practice

MELISSA HENRY, MD Family Practice

PATTI MAY, MD Family Practice


TYSON PURDY, MD Family Practice

WAEL QUBTI, MD Family Practice/Sports Medicine

DOUGLAS G. CUMMINS, MD

SERGIY NESTERENKO, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgery

ROBERT V. CARR, MD Orthopedic Surgery

ALEJANDRO VERDUGO, MD

General Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

TIM WEST, MD

BENJAMIN FLUHMAN, DPM

General Surgery

Podiatry

KEYA MALHOTRA, MD

GIANLUIGI FORNARI, MD

Geriatrics/Internal Medicine

DUNCAN BURKHOLDER, MD Gynocology

BRENT NALL, MD

Radiology

CHARLES WHEELER, DO Radiology

JITENDRA VASANDANI, MD

Gynecology

Rheumatology

REBECCA RAEDEKE, MD

RICHARD GEORGE, MD

Internal Medicine

HEMMO BOSSCHER, MD, PHD Interventional Pain Management

Spine Surgery

OBIE STALCUP, MD Urology

MILES DAY, MD Interventional Pain Management

DAVID K. HAGSTROM, MD Interventional Pain Management

FATIMA SALAS, MD Interventional Pain Management

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BHUPESH DIHENIA, MD Neurology

SHELLY HOOK, MD, PHD Obstetrics & Gynecology

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How was the list created? To create the Top Docs list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process, also referencing government sources. DataJoe then tallied the votes per category for each doctor to isolate the top nominees in each category. After collecting nominations and additional information, DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had a current, active license status with the state regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a doctor’s current, active registration with the state regulatory board, that doctor was excluded from the list. In addition, any doctor who has been disciplined, up to the time-frame of our review process for an infraction by the state regulatory board, was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to Lubbock Magazine for final review and adjustments.

How are nominations obtained? Lubbock Magazine and

DataJoe reached out to practices and individuals through mail-outs, emails, and phone calls, and encouraged them to vote and distribute the ballot amongst their peers.

What information was required to make a Top Docs nomination? Every doctor must provide a valid, active license

number and contact information to identify themselves. This ensures fairness in the voting process by confirming that each doctor completes only one ballot.

How are practice areas determined? Our list is compiled

of specialties that are relevant to the Lubbock area. We recognize that there are many specialties, and that this list is not exhaustive. Additional practice areas will be considered in coming years based on interest from the medical community.

Do doctors pay to be on the Top Docs list? Doctors

can’t pay to be on the list; it is facilitated and tallied by DataJoe. After receiving the list from DataJoe, our Advertising Department gave area doctors the opportunity to purchase profiles in our Doctors of Distinction Special Advertising Section, which appears separately from the list. Whether or not a doctor chooses to advertise in Doctors of Distinction has no influence on their inclusion on the list

DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe.

Allergy Immunology Suzanne Adams Beck James Albert Tarbox

Anesthesiology

Cynthia Ruth Brown Dustin Lee English Cecil W. Fincher Robert V. Johnston, Jr. Christopher N. Lam Rajinder Sabar Alan Christopher Santos John D. Wasnick

Cardiology

Kyler William Barkley Jason T. Bradley Ayman Karkoutly Juan Kurdi M. Alan Sharif

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Scott Webster Shurmur John Zias

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Benjamin Aaron Hirsch Ralph Francis Paone William Eugene Springer

Colon and Rectal Surgery Amir Hossein Aryaie

Cosmetic Surgery

Patricia Riley Arledge

Dermatology

Amy Rocky Brackeen Jeffrey Scott Brackeen Richard Howard Hope David Randolph Long Brent R. Paulger

Cloyce L. Stetson Ashley Sturgeon Michelle Babb Tarbox

Diagnostic Radiology

Niska Aaron Blevins Nabeel Saleem Dar James Robert Henderson Carson Lee Johnson Bharat Kakarala Thomas Windisch

Emergency Medicine

Kyle Preston Anderson Conrad Bryson Bowman Juan Francisco Fitz Chad Eric Gray Sajjad Haider Scott Alan Letbetter Ryan Leighton Lewis

Christopher Paul Piel Mario Luca Pinoli Gerrid K. Warner

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Jose R. Beceiro Shaili Khandheria Felton Alan Nilratan Peiris

Family Medicine

Charla Beth Allen Franklyn C. Babb Brian K. Carreon Ronald Lynn Cook Jack E. Dubose Jamie Lynn Haynes Kerry Lane Hendershot Damon H. Hill Joel B. Landry


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Michael P. Mendez Jennifer Johnson Mitchell Felix Gonzales Morales Jeff Owen Carrie Gembler Paine Michael Pierre Phy Kashif Saleem Jeffrey Dean Smith

Gastroenterology

Houssam Al-Kharrat Vanessa Costilla Boyd S. Fenton Elias Ghandour Rafiul Sameer Islam Kelly P. Kensing Timothy D. Miller Hamed Shabaneh Al-Tamimi Matthew Soape

General Surgery

Charles V. Bayouth Steven Edward Brooks Sharmila Dissanaike John Anthony Griswold, Jr. Derick R. Haggard Adam Kyle Purtell Catherine Ann Ronaghan Richard A. Rosen Caleb Sallee Ariel Pablo Santos Vernon Mark Williams

Gynecologic Oncology Sarah Lynn Hosford

Hand Surgery

Alfonso Barnard Barragan Brendan James Mackay Desirae McKee Patrick Frank Molligan Garry Robert Pollock

Hematology

Mohamad Majed Al-Rahawan David Close Fred L. Hardwicke Donald Quick Kiran Kumar Yalamanchili

Hospice and Palliative Stephen Gates

Infectious Disease Dennis Duriex Fatma Levent Richard E. Winn

Internal Medicine

Richard Allen Henderson Cynthia Ann Jumper Tapan Kumar Nath Melissa Worting-Norman Floyd E. Pirtle Lakhu Janimal Rohra Marissa Renee Yates

Interventional Cardiology Leigh Ann Jenkins James Blanton Moss III Hoa Xuan Nguyen

Maternal and Fetal Medicine Billy D. Atkinson Duncan Mark Burkholder

Nephrology

Patricia Cristina Aristimuno Joel D. Starnes Larry A. Warmoth Clarence J. Wheeler

Neurological Surgery

Mark David D’Alise Jason Andrew Felton Genevieve Marie Lapointe Jonathan Paul Mannas Harold K. Smith

Neurology

John C. Detoledo Bhupesh Hasmukh Dihenia Katie Leighanne Hendley Kalarickal Joseph Oommen Ahmad Sabouni

Obstetrics and Gynecology David Wayne Blann Susan Robertson Devine Cynthia Grace Dunn Amanda Hatton Joseph K. Killeen Jenn Owen Edward Roberts Yeomans

Oncology

Ibrahim Shalaby

Ophthalmology

Justin Eric Anderson Jay Cameron Bradley Curt Cockings Kenn Alan Freedman Ming-Tao Ho Timothy Tamim Khater David Lloyd McCartney

Kelly Thrush Mitchell John Edward Streit

Orthopedic Surgery

George West Brindley Cyrus Theodore Caroom Kevin Crawford Stephen Andrew Flores Robert J. Gaines Mark Douglas Jenkins Jordan Brent Simpson Alejandro Alberto Verdugo-Hernandez Mimi Anh Zumwalt

Otolaryngology, Ear Nose Throat Joehassin Cordero William R. Fell Tam Quang Nguyen Stanley E. Potocki, Jr. Philip Alan Scolaro

Pain Management

Ethan Bernell Dalley Miles Russell Day Bolkar Erol Sahinler Shiraz Yazdani

Pathology

Melissa Mulkey Blann Dale M. Dunn Jose Edson Pinto

Pediatric Cardiology Andrew Robinson

Pediatric Gastroenterology Robert Zachary Simek

Pediatric Orthopedics Orthopedic Surgery Cody Ryan Beaver Amy E. Henning

Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT

Winslo Kalluparampil Idicula

Pediatric Surgery Jane F. Goldthorn

Pediatrics General

Audra Gale Bowman Tammy Michelle Camp Summer Danielle Davies Autum Lynn Desoto Merry Beth Hart

Lara Wiggins Johnson Douglas Klepper Richard Michael Lampe Cheryl Caffee Landry Lesley Crowley Motheral Amy Nel Thompson

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Robert Clark Mooty Jane M. Rowley Robert Preston Schmid

Psychiatry

Marina Chavez Terry Calvin McMahon Arun D. Patel Sarah Mallard Wakefield

Pulmonology

Marque Andrew Hunter Ebtesam Attaya Islam Kenneth M. Nugent Andres Felipe Yepes-Hurtado

Radiology

Eman Nabil Attaya D. Lance Donaldson Frank L. Quattromani

Reproductive Endocrinology Jennifer Lynn Phy

Spine Surgery

Michel Gerges Diab

Sports Medicine Robert R. King

Surgical Oncology

Edwin Onserio Onkendi

Urology

Carl L. Britton Jorge R. Brothers Allan Louis Haynes, Jr. James Fredrick Kirk Brian Emison Nicholson Ryan Christopher Owen Rex Hugh Reynolds Pranav Sharma Cynthia Kay Smith Scott S. Spore

Vascular Surgery Dixon Santana

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Lubbock Urology Clinic Year established: 1951 Specialty: Urology Staff size: Six urologists, one physician assistant, one FNP, and 50 staff members Accreditations and certifications: Our physicians have considerable experience in traditional urologic surgery, and expertise and fellowship training in newer techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotics. Clinical associations: Our providers are active staff members of all major hospitals in Lubbock. For what is your practice most known? The practice expanded five years ago to six urologists, to significantly expand our expertise in all aspects of urologic care – from pediatrics to adult males and females, stone disease, oncology, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, female sexual dysfunction, female pelvic health and more. What is state of the art in your practice? The number of combined years of expertise in urology. Our physicians continually advance their education to provide the newest technologies available. What does the future hold for your practice? We believe that private practice remains the best model to provide high-quality, efficient, cost-effective and timely service and care for our patients in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? The people! Lubbock has always been a small-town community, allowing networking between providers to make Lubbock a powerful, successful medical hub. Community involvement: We volunteer at local churches and support local families in need during the holidays.

Lubbock Urology Clinic 6102 82nd St., Suite 5 • 771.007 418 N. Utica Ave. • 771.5882 lubbockurology.com

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Jui-Lien "Lillian" Chou, M.D. Year established: 1989 Specialty: Radiation Oncology Staff size: 20 Accreditations and certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Radiology (Therapeutic Radiology/ Radiation Oncology) Clinical associations: American Society for Radiation Oncology For what is your practice most known? State-ofthe-art technology, with experience and courtesy What is state of the art in your practice? 3D mammography, breast MRI, PET/CT scan, radiation therapy

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What does the future hold for your practice? We hope for an eventual cure for all cancer, but until then, we offer state-of-the-art treatment. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? The people – the staff, patients, and collaboration of the medical community. Community involvement: Urban organic farming and gardening, KTTZ (Texas Tech’s classical music radio station) sponsorship

Lubbock Cancer Center 4009 19th St. • 799.9355 wellnesslubbock.com


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UMC Radiology Eman Attaya, M.D.: Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MRI Imaging Mohamed Attaya, M.D.: Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Interventional Radiology Niska Blevins, D.O., Chairman: Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Interventional Radiology Nabeel Dar, M.D.: Fellowship, University of Texas Houston, Neuroradiology Stephen Frazier, M.D.: Fellowship, University of Florida, Abdominal Imaging Naseem Helo, M.D.: Fellowship, University of California San Diego,

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MR Imaging James Henderson, M.D.: Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Breast Imaging Roy Jacob, M.D.: Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pediatric/Neuroradiology Bharat Kakarala, M.D.: Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Interventional Radiology Kulia Kakarala, M.D., MBA: Fellowship, Northwestern University, Musculoskeletal Imaging Eileen Aye Liljeblad, M.D.: Fellowship, University of Arkansas, Cross Sectional Imaging


Narendra Panapitiya, M.D.: Fellowship, Texas Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Radiology Frank Quattromani, M.D.: Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Radiology Philip Houghton: Medical Director Radiology For what is your practice most known? Our team of skilled radiologists, technicians, and staff cover the Southwest Cancer Center, the only Level 1 trauma center in a 300-mile radius, the Children’s Hospital, and the Breast Imaging Center, in addition to other facilities across town. What is state of the art in your practice? We perform advanced exams not done elsewhere in the city and surrounding communities, such as functional, fetal and whole body MRI, as well as diffusion tensor imaging and MR perfusion. We perform procedures on state-of-the-art equipment, including 3 Tesla and

1.5 Tesla wide bore MRI machines, 512 slice CT scanner, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast MRI, and modern angiography machines, just to name a few. Community involvement: Our group of diverse radiologists not only provides outstanding patient care but also excels within the Lubbock community, including but not limited to, inventing medical devices, serving on state medical councils, participating in entrepreneurship and triathlons, creating award-winning photography, and publishing books.

UMC Radiology 602 Indiana Ave. • 775.8400 umchealthsystem.com

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Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates Year established: 1986 Specialty: Gastroenterology Staff size: 23 employees in addition to 13 employees at our endoscopy center Accreditations and certifications: All M.D.’s are American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) board certified. Memberships include TSGE, ASGE, ACG, Lubbock County Medical Society and TMA. Clinical associations: Covenant Health System For what is your practice most known? Largest GI practice in the region with six physicians and two nurse practitioners

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providing high-quality care in a safe, efficient and costeffective manner. We will be welcoming our seventh physician in August of this year. Friendly staff with years of experience to offer the support and information needed to ensure a compassionate encounter. The South Plains’ first freestanding endoscopy center is operated in our building, offering convenience and personalized care for our patients (South Plains Endoscopy Center). What is state of the art in your practice? We offer several onsite services for the best care and cost savings for our patients. These services include esophageal manometry, pH


(From L-R): Tim Miller, M.D.; Miled Jabor, M.D.; Ariwan Rakvit, M.D.; Usha Ganga, M.D.; Irma Aguirre, FNP; Cari Sorrell, M.D.; Jordyn Howe, FNP; Kelly Kensing, M.D.; Boyd Fenton, M.D.

monitoring, small bowel capsules, and upper endoscopies, as well as diagnostic and screening colonoscopies. We are also proud to offer Orbera, a nonsurgical weight loss program. What does the future hold for your practice? Continually adding highly qualified physicians and offering cutting-edge endoscopies. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? Fairly large medical community with a small-town feel, allowing us to establish personal relationships with our patients. We are able to offer amenities that rival medical advances of large cities without the hassle and delay of treatment.

Community involvement: Shared partnership allows time off to coach kid’s little league and swim teams, attend and support Texas Tech sporting events. We have proudly participated in Covenant Hospital and TTUHSC community outreach screening colonoscopies.

Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates 3610 24th St. • 793.3141 ldda.com

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Damon Hill, M.D. Years in practice: 39 Education: Texas Tech School of Medicine; Texas Tech Residency in Family Medicine Specialties and subspecialties: Family Medicine Staff size: Five Why did you choose your area of practice? Because Lubbock, my hometown, had no physicians of color. I felt a need to return to practice medicine and offer services to people of all races. For what are you most known? Compassion for my patients, and finding out what is wrong with them when others have easily given up on them; being visible in the neighborhood where I grew up, trying to be a positive role model for children and members of my community; being assessable and never too busy to listen and serve. How do you set your practice apart? I have a stand-alone practice that is not affiliated with a large medical group. I am able to make decisions that best suit my patients, practice and staff.

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What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? Being able to help individuals to understand their conditions and guide them through difficult times. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? Becoming the family physician of my childhood doctor and mentor, Dr. C. Basil Moss. My next most memorable moment was being honored by my family with a large city celebration that recognized my years of service, and welcoming my son into the Lubbock Medical Community to practice Family Medicine. Hobbies and interests: Salt water fish aquariums, spending time with my family and traveling. Community involvement: I have served on numerous civic boards throughout the years.

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2019 Lubbock Top Docs Ryan Lewis, M.D., FACEP and Bryson Bowman, M.D.

STAR ER Years in Practice: Dr. Lewis has practiced eight years postresidency, while Dr. Bowman has practiced six years post-residency. Specialty: Both physicians specialize in Emergency Medicine, while Dr. Lewis also specializes in Disaster Medicine and Tactical/ EMS Medicine. Staff size: The only local, physician-owned emergency center, STAR ER has 45 employees including nurses, paramedics, radiology technicians and front office staff. Clinical associations: American College of Emergency Physicians; Special Operations Medical Association For what is your practice most known? Dr. Bowman is best known for always making patients smile, while everyone agrees Dr. Lewis is a straight shooter. STAR ER is best known for providing the highest quality care for thousands of West Texans with little to no wait time or the red tape typically associated with more traditional emergency rooms. What is state-of-the-art in your practice? STAR ER was the first ER in the history of Lubbock to have achieved 100% staffing by physicians who are residency-trained and board certified in emergency medicine. Conveniently located at S. Loop and Indiana, with cutting-edge equipment, in-house radiology and labs, no wait time and lower charges than area hospitals, we appreciate the trust

of our community and our colleagues. What does the future hold for your practice? Our practice, by definition, was part of a new wave of medicine. Gone are the days when patients lack choice in emergency care. We seek to keep freestanding emergency care a viable option for Lubbock. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? As Lubbock natives, we are thankful to serve our friends, family and community in their time of need. In Emergency Medicine, every patient we treat is having a bad day. We have the opportunity to make a difference in their lives and make a difficult situation somehow better – it’s not something we take lightly. Community involvement: Dr. Lewis served on the Lubbock Board of Health, the Lemonade Day Board of Directors and the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers Board of Directors. Dr. Bowman serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Boys Ranch and is the Volunteer Physician for USA Boxing.

STAR ER 7007 Indiana Ave. • 701.4141 staremergency.com

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Laser Eye Center of Lubbock Year established: 1998 Specialty: Ophthalmology; cornea, cataract, external disease, anterior segment and refractive surgery Accreditations and certifications: Board Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology; fellowship trained in refractive surgery Clinical associations: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society; Texas Medical Association; American Academy of Ophthalmology; Texas Tech Alumni Association; Cornea Society For what is your practice most known? Offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology, techniques, equipment and personnel. We exclusively offer Lubbock’s most advanced laser vision correction using iLasik, which is Intralase, blade-free, all laser Lasik combined with CustomVue IDesign Technology with Iris Registration. The Center uses Lubbock’s only VISX CustomVue iDesign custom laser vision correction Excimer laser. We offer 24/7 care and treatment if needed.

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What does the future hold for your practice? To continue to research and to learn about techniques and the best equipment available for patients, treating each patient as a VIP. The goal is to offer patients their best­corrected visual outcomes in the safest manner possible. To assure the future of great eye care, Dr. Khater and Dr. Bradley also work at West Texas Eye Associates. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? We have the privilege and opportunity to offer great care for the surrounding region, including Eastern New Mexico. Community involvement: We contribute procedures to many local organizations, including but not limited to American Cancer Society, Lion’s Club and Make-A-Wish.

Laser Eye Center of Lubbock 4804 S. Loop 289 • 788.1000 laserlubbock.com


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Allergy & Asthma Clinic of West Texas Year established: The clinic was established in 1992 by Dr. Suzanne Beck, who is our current medical director. Specialty: Allergy and Immunology Staff size: Medical providers Suzanne Beck, M.D.; Amanda Lewis, M.D.; Georgeanna Welch, RN, FNP-BC; Heather Morris, RN,FNP-C; Jessica Hernandez, RN, FNP-C, and 20 office staff Accreditations and certifications: Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology; Dr. Beck is also board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Lewis is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. For what is your practice most known? Our clinic is recognized for the delivery of excellence in medical care in the areas of inhalant allergies, food allergies, asthma, atopic dermatitis, chronic sinusitis, and immune deficiency. What is state of the art in your practice? We believe the true art of medicine is the unique combination of treating the patient’s medical needs using cutting-edge information, while taking into consideration the individual’s preferences and lifestyle choices. Our

staff is well equipped to implement the best therapies available, such as immune modulators to treat asthma and atopic dermatitis. We offer allergy testing with a multi-prong device, which provides accuracy with less trauma and pain. Food allergy is currently managed using avoidance measures. Our clinic will be among the first in our area to offer desensitization to certain foods. What does the future hold for your practice? The future of our clinic is driven by our mission statement: To be an instrument of healing, physically, spiritually and emotionally, in the lives of all patients. In all encounters, Christ be glorified. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? The best part is the privilege to share in the medical journey of the wonderful people we encounter.

Allergy & Asthma Clinic of West Texas 3502 22nd St. • 10607 Quaker Ave., Suite 102 799.4192 • aacwt.net

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Clarence J. Wheeler, M.D.; Yvette C. Tomacruz, M.D.; Nayankumar Patel, M.D.

Kidney & Blood Pressure Clinic of Lubbock, P.A. Year established: 1987 Specialty: Nephrology Staff size: 21 Accreditations and certifications: A+ rating with the BBB Clinical associations: Medical privileges at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock Heart Hospital and Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital; Long-Term Acute Care (Covenant Specialty Hospital) For what is your practice most known? Management of kidney diseases and hypertension; outpatient offices in West Texas (five cities) and Eastern New Mexico (four cities) What is state of the art in your practice? M.D.s with expertise in performing vascular access procedures (angiography, thrombectomy, vein mapping)

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What does the future hold for your practice? To continue to provide quality and compassionate health care for patients in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico for all aspects of kidney disease. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? The close-knit medical community; ease of travel to satellite clinics within Texas and New Mexico Community Involvement: Participation in projects of the South Plains Kidney Foundation

Kidney & Blood Pressure Clinic of Lubbock, P.A. 1126 Slide Road, Suite 4B • 806.793.8447


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Elias Ghandour, M.D., FACP, FACG, FAASLD, P.A.; Matthew P. Soape, M.D., P.A.

Gastroenterology & Liver Disease Associates Years in practice: 29 Year established: 1990 Specialty: Gastroenterology Staff size: Six For what is your practice most known? Advanced endoscopies What is state of the art in your practice? We perform advanced endoscopy using diagnostic and interventional methods, such as ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound to help people with biliary and pancreatic problems.

What does the future hold for your practice? Many surgeries are moving to endoscopic interventions that will help with recovery time and less pain. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? Forming lifelong relationships with West Texas patients.

Gastroenterology & Liver Disease 3814 22nd Place • 795.4500

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Caprock Cardiovascular Center Year established: 2016 Specialty: Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Electrophysiology Staff size: Four board certified Interventional Cardiologists by American Board of Internal Medicine; one board certified Electrophysiologist by American Board of Internal Medicine; three Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistant; more than 50 clinical and non-clinical staff members Accreditations and certifications: Accredited by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Nuclear Medicine. All of our physicians are board certified in their respective specialties. Clinical associations: Covenant Medical Center; Lubbock Heart Hospital For what is your practice most known? We are Lubbock’s only full-service cardiology practice that offers patients everything from cardiology and electrophysiology office visits and routine lab testing, to nuclear medicine, non-invasive ancillary testing and an outpatient Catheterization Lab. Our unique structure allows us to provide patients seeking treatment for elective procedures in non-acute care settings with a wide range of services including Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, and Venous and Electrophysiology procedures. What is state of the art in your practice? We are a first-class, full66

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service cardiology group that caters to the clinical needs of our patients while providing a lower-cost solution for their care. With the recent expansion of our facilities, we are capable of meeting not only current demands, but also future growth demands of a large cardiovascular practice, as well as the unique clinical needs of our patients. What does the future hold for your practice? We strive to continue to build upon our patient-centric design, evidenced by the generous amount of space, state-of-the-art equipment, and luxurious aesthetics of our facilities. We understand that health care is always changing and we want to continue to lead the way. What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? The relationships we’ve built and the support we’ve received from patients and their families. Community involvement: American Heart Association of West Texas; American Cancer Society; Lubbock United Way; Corporate Partner of Texas Tech Athletics

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Amy E. Henning, D.O. Years in practice: Nine Education: Fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Colorado Specialties and subspecialties: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Accreditations and certifications: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Why did you choose your area of practice? My grandfather was a physician and great role model. I wanted to follow in his footsteps and be as caring and compassionate as he was to his patients. For what are you most known? I am known for being a good technical surgeon, as well as being kind and compassionate to my patients. I feel that, even though they are children, they need to know how important their involvement is as part of the healing process. How do you set your practice apart? I am lucky to have a wonderful staff that treats our patients as part of our office family.

What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? Being able to fix an injured child and having them back to doing what they love. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? On Sept. 11, 2003, an F18 was landing on the USS George Washington when the arrest cable snapped, causing multiple injuries, three of which were airlifted to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). I was an intern at NMCP in the Emergency Department when they arrived. Knowing I would likely be assigned to that ship the following year, a myriad of emotions and thoughts came over me. I knew I was in a position to assist in the immediate care of these sailors. Hobbies and interests: I love spending time with my family as well as running, golfing and hiking.

Amy E. Henning, D.O. 4102 24th St., Suite 506 • 806.725.7980 covenanthealth.org

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Duncan Burkholder, M.D. Years in practice: 33 Education: Associate degree, New Mexico Military Institute; Bachelor’s, Texas Tech University; M.D., The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Specialties and subspecialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology Staff size: Two Accreditations and certifications: Board certified by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Memberships and clinical associations: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Medical Director, Grace Health System Why did you choose your area of practice? It was a “calling.” I never planned to be an OB/GYN, but it fit my personality and skillset. For what are you most known? Communicating with my patients in layman’s terms; taking the time to listen, explain and educate them.

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How do you set your practice apart? The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Excellence in surgery, as well. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? Helping women become mothers, ensuring safe deliveries, and resolving gynecologic problems. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? Divine intervention helped me save a baby with the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck five times! Hobbies and interests: Fly-fishing, hunting and reading Community involvement: Nineteen years on the board of directors, FirstBank & Trust; Medical Director, Parkridge; Texas Tech Alumni Association; TTU Chancellor’s Council Chairman

Grace Health System 4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway 806.744.7223 • gracehealthsystem.com


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Bhupesh Dihenia, M.D. Years in practice: 22 Education: Undergraduate, Washington University in St. Louis; medical school, University of Illinois in Chicago; internship, University of Missouri; residency, Emory University; fellowship, Neuro-Physiology and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine Specialties and subspecialties: Neurology; Sleep Medicine; Neuro-Imaging Staff size: 19 Accreditations and certifications: Board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry; board certified by American Academy of Sleep Medicine; United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neuro Imaging Memberships and clinical associations: American Academy of Neurology; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; American Society of Neuroimaging; Texas Medical Association Why did you choose your area of practice? Neurology is a field with many new discoveries. It is behind in research in comparison to other fields, due to the sacredness of the brain. There are many opportunities to participate in neurological research. For what are you most known? Listening with an empathetic heart. How do you set your practice apart? My practice’s main strength is the heart of all the individuals who I am fortunate to work with.

We try every day to fulfill God’s calling in reducing suffering. It’s our mission. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? I’m blessed to work with grateful West Texas and Eastern New Mexico patients. They are so appreciative of all the work my coworkers and I do on their behalf. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? I was recruited from Emory University to help start a program to place a pacemaker in the brain to treat Parkinson’s Disease. I was fortunate to see patients gain quality time and independence with these treatments. I have been blessed to work with brilliant West Texas physicians and institutions, such as Grace Health System and Covenant Health, that make patient care a first priority. Hobbies and interests: Family time, travel, tennis, basketball, running and hiking Community involvement: Lubbock Animal Shelter and Adoption Center; South Plains Food Bank; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest; Volunteer Center of Lubbock

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Alejandro Verdugo, M.D. Years in practice: Six Education: M.D., Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico; Orthopedic Surgery Reisidency, ABC Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico; Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, Shriners Hospital for Children Hospital – Houston; Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation Fellowship, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland; Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine; Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago Specialties and subspecialties: Orthopedic surgery; pediatric orthopedics; hip arthroscopy and hip preservation; hand and upper extremity; sports medicine Staff size: Six Memberships and clinical associations: AAOS; ASSH; ISHA; AANA Why did you choose your area of practice? After being born and raised in Mexico City and training in large cities like Houston and Chicago, I was looking for a smaller community with family values and high quality of life. For what are you most known? Spending time with my patients and making sure that all their doubts and questions are answered, then formulating a treatment plan together and guiding them trough the process step by step.

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How do you set your practice apart? I am the only fellowship trained hip arthoscopist and hip preservation specialist in the area. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? The ability to help people in need through a difficult process and make a positive impact in their lives. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? During my first year in practice, I had a 16-year-old patient with a large giant cell tumor in the proximal tibia that had destroyed his knee. He could not walk on that leg. I was able to talk to the implant company to waive the fees for a costume made knee replacement implant. After a successful surgery and a long rehab, seeing the happiness on his face and his parents for the first time in years – that is the kind of experience that makes all the long years and effort while training worth it. Hobbies and interests: Traveling to different countries and learning different cultures and languages, scuba diving, snow skiing, and spending time with my wife and children.

Grace Health System 2412 50th St. • 806.744.7223 gracehealthsystem.com


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Michael Mendez, M.D. Year established: 2012 Education: Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University; MPA, Midwestern State University; Medical Degree, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; Residency in Family Medicine, TTUHSC; Fellowship in Sports Medicine, TTUHSC Specialties and subspecialties: Primary Care Physician Staff Size: 29 Accreditations and certifications: American Board of Family Medicine Memberships and clinical associations: American Academy of Family Practice; Texas Medical Association; Clinical faculty at Texas Tech School of Medicine Covenant Branch  Why did you choose your area of practice? Family medicine allows versatility to care for all ages and a variety of health concerns, from acute to chronic health problems, across a diverse population and all walks of life.  How do you set your practice apart? I strive to provide exceptional health care throughout the lifespan, based on the most current health knowledge and practice guidelines. I make

it my mission to approach each person as an individual and work to meet their health care goals, whether that is preventive or the management of chronic illness. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? I have always enjoyed helping people and being able to care for patients, aiding them in having a better quality of life and assisting them in time of need. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? My most memorable moments come from building relationships with patients and memories made from treating entire families.  Hobbies and interests: I enjoy watching professional and collegiate sports, running, playing golf and spending time with my family. Community involvement: I coach multiple youth sports teams, including football and basketball. 

Lubbock Family Medicine 7008 Indiana Ave., Suite A • 698.8088 lubbockfamilymedicine.com

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Robert J. Gaines, M.D. Years in practice: 19 Education: Medical School, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; residency, United States Navy, Portsmouth, Virginia; fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma, Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa, Florida Specialties and subspecialties: Orthopedic trauma; complex fracture care; foot and ankle injuries; sports Injuries; bone infection and nonunions Staff size: Five midlevel providers; six office staff Accreditations and certifications: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Why did you choose your area of practice? This arena of medicine chose me. It is constantly unpredictable; I enjoy the challenge in the unexpected. With trauma, every case and every surgery is just a little different than the last. For what are you most known? For always being available to patients and other referring physicians. It is harder and harder to establish appointments and be seen with the mantra of corporate medicine of seeing more patients with less resources. 72

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How do you set your practice apart? My team prides itself in always being able to fit the patient in and take care of them in a quality manner. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? Taking care of the severely injured and seeing them walk out of our clinic and back to their lives after they have healed. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? There are a lot of memorable moments in medicine and plenty of patient names that I will never forget, but nothing can compare to the education I received working for the Marines in Afghanistan. Community involvement: Most of my community involvement is with Ballet Lubbock, a very impressive company for a city the size of Lubbock.

Robert J. Gaines, M.D. 3501 21st St., Suite 507 • 725.4805 covenanthealth.org


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Mark Williams, M.D. Years in practice: 28 Education: Medical school, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; residency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland Specialties and subspecialties: General Surgery Accreditations and certifications: Board certified in General Surgery Memberships and clinical associations: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; member, Texas Medical Association; member, Association of Program Directors Why did you choose your area of practice? I was a hospital corpsman in the Navy and worked with the surgeons on the aircraft carrier – I loved it and decided it was something I could do. For what are you most known? Always staying involved in the care of my patients, and patience in the operating room

How do you set your practice apart? By remaining diligent and assuring that patients get the right operation/care. I keep a close follow-up on patients after surgery. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? The relationships I make – with patients, colleagues, and support staff. Also, it sounds cliché, but I hope to make a difference in every patient’s life. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? I have had so many that it’s impossible to choose just one. Hobbies and interests: Spending time at the beach with my wife, and with my two wonderful granddaughters.

TTUHSC Surgery 3601 Fourth St., Physicians Pavilion, Fourth Floor 743.2373 • ttuhsc.edu

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Dixon Santana, M.D. Years in practice: 24 Education: M.D., University of Puerto Rico (Recinto de Ciencias Medicas, Escuela de Medicina); General Surgery Residency, University of Puerto Rico, University District Hospital; Vascular Fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine; Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Specialties and subspecialties: Vascular Surgery; Endovascular Interventionist Accreditations and certifications: Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS); member, North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons (NTCACS); fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS); President, International College of Surgeons, United States Section (ICSUSC); Master of Public Health (MPH); member, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Fellow, International Academy of Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis; Diplomat of American Board of Surgery; board certified in General Surgery; board certified in Vascular Surgery; Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification; member, College of Medicine of Cirujanos de Puerto Rico Memberships and clinical associations: Division Chief, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC); Medical Director, University Medical Center (UMC); Member, Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Faculty & Academic Societies (AAMC, CFAS; Acting Chair of Faculty as Educators Group; member, Association for Surgical Education (ASE)

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Why did you choose your area of practice? I wanted to make a positive impact on patients with chronic limb ischemia associated with diabetes and reduce the rate of limb loss. This quest has moved my professional career into several frontiers aimed at improving the quality of life of these patients. For what are you most known? My resilience and perseverance in taking care of complex vascular issues. I have patients referred to me for additional management of opinions. How do you set your practice apart? I offer a wide variety of nonsurgical percutaneous and surgical open vascular care. This approach allows me to increase patients’ options of care. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? When you have a patient return to you and they give you a sincere thank you for taking care of them. It validates all the effort and time spent on their care. It is a life-changing event for them. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? My first patient I was able to save from dying from a ruptured aneurysm by using a simple device inserted through a groin artery, an aortic endograft. It has changed the way we treat these patients now. Community involvement: I visit the Larry Combest Center and provide advice to patients with diabetic foot issues.

TTUHSC Center for Cardiovascular Health 3601 Fourth St. • 743.1501 ttuhsc.edu


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Edwin Onkendi, MB.ChB. Years in practice: Three Education: General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Minimally Invasive and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Specialties and subspecialties: General surgery and cancer surgery, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas surgery Accreditations and certifications: American Board of Surgery; Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery; Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow Bronze Memberships and clinical associations: American College of Surgeons; American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA); International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA); Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Why did you choose your area of practice? I have always had great interest and passion for complex and challenging surgical procedures, as well as using the latest technology to help my patients. The liver, pancreas, biliary tree and surrounding structures form a perfect area of the body that meets this interest and passion. Robotic surgery has taken my surgical practice to the next level in practice. For what are you most known? Starting the first high-volume hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery practice in this region, with results that are better than the national average. This means

patients with liver and pancreatic cancer can get state-of-the-art treatment right here at home, instead of having to travel to Dallas or Houston. How do you set your practice apart? By offering up-to-date and evidence-based subspecialty surgical service and embracing surgical technology, including robotic technology in my HPB surgery practice. Also by ongoing involvement in research and professional associations, so I ensure my practice remains at the cutting edge. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? The privilege of being able to alleviate the suffering of a patient by surgically treating the source of their suffering, seeing them fully recover, and go back to enjoying their life. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? The day I started my independent HPB surgery practice by doing my first Whipple procedure. Hobbies and interests: Soccer (football), travel and spending time with family

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Amir Aryaie, M.D., FACS Years in practice: Three Education: M.D., Ross University School of Medicine; residency, The Jewish Hospital, Mercy Health; Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship, University Hospital Case Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University Specialties and subspecialties: General surgery, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery Staff size: 10 Accreditations and certifications: Fellow of American College of Surgeons; board certified by American Board of Surgery; certified in Surgical Endoscopy by Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; ACLS; ATLS; certified in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery by American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons Memberships and clinical associations: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center; Texas Tech Physicians, Lubbock; American College of Surgeons; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons; American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Why did you choose your area of practice? I have always been passionate about all aspects of general surgery, especially diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Through minimally invasive endoscopic, laparoscopic, or robotic surgery, I am able to perform procedures and surgeries in such a way that recovery can be much faster with less pain compared to traditional, open surgeries. I am able to offer the best surgical treatment options for benign and

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malignant disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including colon and rectal surgeries. For what are you most known? Surgical treatment of obesity, general surgery, diagnosis and surgical treatment of benign and malignant gastrointestinal disease including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectal through minimally invasive approach. How do you set your practice apart? Total patient-centered care is the model for my practice. I strive to stay current on new surgical technologies, procedures, and the latest research to improve patients’ outcomes and provide the best surgical care. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? Having the opportunity to perform surgeries in order to eliminate suffering, improve quality of life, restore functionality, and prolong a patient’s life. What is your most memorable moment in medicine? Seeing patients and their family members with a smile post operatively once their surgical problem is addressed and they can return to normal life. Hobbies and interests: Spending time with my family, working out, scuba diving, and traveling Community involvement: Medical Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Texas Tech Physicians and UMC Hospital

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Dr. Miles Day Years in practice: 21 Education: University of Texas at Austin; Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Surgery internship and Anesthesiology residency, TTUHSC, Lubbock; Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, TTUHSC, Lubbock Specialties and subspecialties: Anesthesiology; Pain Medicine Staff size: Four Accreditations and certifications: Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine; Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice Memberships and clinical associations: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; World Institute of Pain; American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Why did you choose your area of practice? It actually chose me. My plan was to become an orthopedic surgeon while in medical school, but this did not transpire. Fortunately, anesthesiology and, ultimately, pain medicine entered my career pathway and the rest is history.

For what are you most known? My teaching abilities and my ability to mold young doctors into incredible pain medicine physicians. How do you set your practice apart? I give every patient the amount of time that is required to listen and adequately assess them to determine the source of their pain and what the appropriate treatment plan will entail. What do you find most rewarding about being a physician? With regards to managing pain, being able to give a patient a sense of normalcy in their daily lives. Hobbies and interests: Triathlons, traveling and lecturing Community involvement: Youth baseball and basketball

TTUHSC Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine The Pain Center at Grace Clinic 4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway • 740.3329 • ttuhsc.edu

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Richard H. Hope, M.D. Year established: 1995 Specialty: Dermatology and skin cancer surgery Staff size: 30 Accreditations and certifications: American Board of Dermatology; American Society for Mohs Surgery; American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Clinical associations: Covenant Health Partners For what is your practice most known? Skin cancer treatment and diagnosis as well as general dermatology; walk-in Botox and Dysport treatments; a super-friendly staff What is the state of art in your practice? We offer precise skin cancer surgery, cosmetic laser treatment, the most recent and advanced medical treatment, and appropriate and efficient use of physician extenders. What does the future hold for your practice? We are opening a second location for Lubbock Dermatology and Laser Dynamics in south Lubbock in August 2019.

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What is the best part of practicing in Lubbock? Lubbock has a strong medical community with fantastic general and specialty medical care. We know patients and physicians are appreciative of good care. We are proud to be a part of the Lubbock medical community. Community involvement: We support the annual skin cancer screening in our clinic as promoted by the American Academy of Dermatology. We also support many local charities and events.

Lubbock Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center 3601 22nd St. • 796.7193 lubbockdermatology.com


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