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Dr. Patricia Rodriguez

Patricia A. Rodriguez, MD, FAAP

Chief Medical Officer

LOCATION: Northside

Dr. Patricia Rodriguez is a board-certified pediatrician and active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics who graduated medical school from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she also completed both her internship and residency.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University and is a proud Aggie.  Before joining NTACHC, Dr. Rodriguez served as Vice President and Chief Health Equity & Inclusion Officer for Children’s Health in Dallas, where she spearheaded system-wide strategies and initiatives in pediatric health equity and inclusive care delivery practices.  Prior to relocating to Dallas, she served as the Director of Pediatrics for a Houston-area federally qualified health center for nearly seven years and brings extensive experience and expertise in community health and clinic operations.

She is a passionate healthcare advocate for vulnerable and underserved patient populations and believes the most important factors in a physician/patient relationship are respect and trust.

She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons fishing and camping and also enjoys baking, watching movies and painting.

As a mother, I know that every child is a precious gift and a blessing.  As your child’s pediatrician, I promise to treat and care for your child the way I would expect my own children to be treated.  Together we will make a great team so that your child can be healthy and thrive.

Thomas J. Rubeo, Jr., MD

Women's Health

LOCATION: Southeast

Dr. Thomas J. Rubeo, Jr. is board certified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with more than 30 years of experience. He graduated from Fordham University and received his M.D. degree from The Chicago Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Columbia University Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital. He was in private practice in Bronxville associated with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Lawrence Hospital for 37 years. He also served as the director of OB/GYN at Lawrence Hospital for two years. After moving to Texas, he was a physician for Allara Health, a telehealth provider specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

My 30 years of working in the field of OB/GYN has given me an exceptional appreciation for the joy of childbirth and insight into the reproductive and menopausal concerns of women.

Maria del Pilar Levy, MD

Pediatrics

LOCATION: Northside

Dr. Maria del Pilar Levy is board-certified pediatrician with more than 15 years of experience in primary care. Of Cuban origin and raised in Puerto Rico, she moved to Fort Worth 16 years ago. She graduated medical school from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Levy has a special interest in medical education and holds faculty appointments at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/TCOM and TCU/UNTHSC Medical School. Before joining NTACHC, she served as medical director of the Cook Children’s Neighborhood Clinics for three years. She then worked as lead physician at the Morris Foundation Center for Innovation in Children’s Health where she grew her love for community health, child development surveillance, and disease prevention for culturally diverse and underserved patient populations.

In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her three sons and two dogs. She is committed to fitness through Crossfit and loves reading and cooking.

I believe that we can improve health for everyone in our communities when we care for the health of children and the most vulnerable. I recognize the importance of culture and community values in establishing trust and respect in a health care relationship.

Allison “Ally” Haug, FNP-C

Family Medicine

LOCATION: Arlington

Allison Haug is a bilingual, patient-focused Family Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of clinical experience. In her prior roles, she has experience engaging with diverse populations at Federally Qualified Health Centers similar to NTACHC. She is well-trained in providing acute care, mental health care, wellness exams and chronic disease management. She attended Texas A&M where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health with a minor in Spanish. She pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she holds several health-related licenses and certifications, and has also been featured in two publications.

I am passionate about teaming up with patients and their families to help them become their healthiest selves. I believe that the relationship between provider and patient should be a partnership, and I look forward to helping my patients reach their goals.

Dora Bradford, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Women's Health

LOCATION: Northside

Dora Bradford is a seasoned Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner with more than 27 years of experience in a fast-paced community health clinic. She specializes in working with women and has vast experience in all areas of gynecology. Her excellent communication skills with patients combined with her medical knowledge make her an asset for NTACHC.

Speaking of NTACHC, she worked here previously for seven years, and she’s back with her excellent leadership, organizational and clinical skills. Bradford has a proven track record of achieving exceptional results with patient care services in various roles throughout North Texas. She received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington.

I believe we are spiritual, emotional, and physical beings, and all of these aspects of our being should be in harmony. I strive to create that in my life and share these concepts with my patients.

Rebecca Duran, WHNP

Women's Health

LOCATION: Northside

A first-generation Mexican America raised by her Mexican migrant mother, Rebecca Duran obtained an AA and ADN from Southwestern College. Next, she attended the University of San Diego where she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing. Then, she attended San Diego State University and received her Master’s in Nursing with a dual degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife. She is a Masters-Level Nursing Professional offering 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and close to two decades of progressive experience in clinical and hospital settings.

Duran has a solid knowledge of comprehensive nursing care procedures and excellent direct patient care skills. Fluent in English and Spanish, she holds a national certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, and outdoor sports. Her family includes two sons, one of which is serving his country in the Navy as a sailor and the other in high school.

I connect with my patients, whether in English or Spanish, and help them feel comfortable by explaining what I’m doing. That helps them trust me.

Charmaine Lobo, MD

Family Medicine

LOCATION: Northside

Dr. Charmaine Lobo is a board-certified family physician. After graduating with honors from the Baylor College of Medicine, she moved to Boston and completed a residency at Tufts University. She remained in the state and worked for various organizations. She returned to Texas and worked in other clinic settings prior to joining NTACHC.

I am excited to be a part of the NTACHC family and look forward to working with the entire team to provide excellent care for our patients.

Mary Kate Sain, OD, FAAO

Optometry

LOCATION: Northside

Dr. Mary Kate Sain earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Development from Texas A&M University and then received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. While in school, Dr. Sain served in multiple leadership roles and was recognized as Outstanding Student of the Year. Following graduation, she completed an Ocular Disease residency at the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth. Advocating for and helping patients of all ages achieve their visual needs is one of her favorite parts of practicing optometry.

Dr. Sain is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She currently holds a faculty position at the University of Houston College of Optometry, is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Tarrant County Optometric Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She currently serves as the co-leader for Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup on the Texas Diabetes Council. Her clinical interests include diabetic eye care, vitreoretinal disease, neuro-ophthalmic conditions, glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, and specialty contact lenses.

In her spare time, Dr. Sain enjoys traveling, listening to live music, being at the lake, and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and puppy.

Dr. Mary Kate Sain, Northside Eye Care Center Clinic Director, and Professor of Practice, University of Houston College of Optometry, says, “This unique center allows each patient to receive a majority of their vital healthcare in a single facility and can help increase access to care and reduce transportation barriers while also promoting continuity, consolidation, and comprehensive health care.”

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Laurel Welty, DNP

Family Medicine

LOCATION: Northside

Laurel Welty has been a nurse for 20 years with the last 12 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She is licensed to practice in three states: Illinois, Iowa, and Texas. Welty graduated from Graceland University with her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree and her RN-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. During her scholastic career, she earned several honors, awards, and distinctions.

Welty has also taught FNP students as a faculty adjunct at Graceland University School of Nursing and the University of Texas at Arlington. She belongs to several professional organizations including American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Honor Society. She has earned a variety of awards and scholarships and has presented at several speaking engagements. In addition to being dedicated to nursing and nurse education, Welty is an avid volunteer.

In 2019, she and her husband moved to Fort Worth to be closer to their family, including 14 grandchildren.

I enjoy taking care of all age groups, especially children. I believe the best provider-patient relationship is built on compassion, integrity, and trust.

Dinesh Gowda, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics

LOCATION: Arlington

With more than 15 years of experience in pediatrics and newborn care, Dr. Dinesh Gowda is a board-certified pediatrician who graduated from J.J.M. Medical College in India. He completed three years of additional training in pediatrics from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in India before relocating to the U.S. He completed his internship and residency at Harlem Hospital Center, New York, which is affiliated with Columbia University.

Before joining NTACHC, Dr. Gowda worked as an associate professor of pediatrics and chair of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas. He is a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a special interest in pediatric asthma and newborn care. His awards include the Dean’s Educational Innovation Award (2018), Top Pediatrician Award from Patient Reviews (2017), and the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award (2017). He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Texas Medical Association and West Texas Physicians Association.

My goal is to provide the best, most comprehensive, and compassionate care for children from birth to 18 years. By focusing on preventative medicine, I teach children healthy habits that they can use as they grow.

Madhavi Gavirneni MD

Madhavi Gavirneni, MD

Pediatrics

LOCATION: Southeast

Dr. Madhavi Gavirneni is a board-certified pediatrician who graduated medical school from Rangaraya Medical College in South India. She pursued her residency training at East Tennessee State University and worked as an outpatient pediatrician in Johnson City before moving to Dallas. She worked in urgent care briefly but transitioned to outpatient care to give her the opportunity to treat patients on an ongoing basis. She is a member of the American Association of Pediatrics.

Her passion is caring for kids and developing a trust with the family to become a part of their lives so she can further help them with their physical, mental and emotional wellness.

She enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, listening to music, cycling, and exploring new places.

My passion is caring for kids and developing a trust with the family to become a part of their lives so I can further help them with their physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Monica Falcon Physician Assistant

Monica Falcon, PA-C

Family Medicine

LOCATION: Northside

Monica Falcon received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Programs at Texas Tech Health Science Center and worked as a Clinical Lab Scientist for eight years. She then returned to school and received her master’s in Physician Assistant studies at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Her favorite part of practicing medicine is being able to communicate with patients in their native language.

When not at work, Monica volunteers as a Youth Core Member at her church every week helping teenagers learn about their faith. She also enjoys spending time with her family and watching her girls different school activities.

When a patient decides to visit me, they can expect my full attention and the certainty that together we can help find a solution to make them feel better.

Alex Vanderzant

Alexander Vanderzant, MPAS, PA-C

Family Medicine

LOCATION: Northside

Alex Vanderzant is a certified physician assistant with experience in family medicine and orthopedics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish at UT Arlington and received his graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His interests in medicine include health promotion and disease prevention.

Clear communication and comprehensive care, with the overall goal to achieve wellness, are aspects he finds important for patient care. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Outside of his work as a physician assistant, he enjoys reading and exercise.

Clear communication and comprehensive care, with the overall goal to achieve wellness, are aspects I find important for patient care.

Alexandra Tique LCSW

Alexandra Tique, LCSW

Behavioral Health

LOCATION: Northside

Alexandra Tique is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. She has 13 years of experience as a Psychotherapist and 20 years of experience in the Social Services field. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Binghamton State University and her Master of Social Work from New York University. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults struggling with problems related to mental health and life transitions.

She aims to provide objective guidance and assistance to those seeking changes as well as achieving their maximum self. She offers therapeutic services using an integrative approach that provides a genuine, empathetic and unbiased support in a safe environment. Through compassion, accountability, advocacy and sound clinical advice, she helps individuals change behaviors and thinking patterns to understand themselves and others.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family visiting museums, going for walks, bike riding, yoga and discovering new places.

I believe that individuals and families are under a lot of pressure today and by providing a compassionate and supportive environment, we can help individuals and families improve their lives and their communities.

Kristina Jacobsen, PharmD

Pharmacist-in-Charge

LOCATION: Northside

Kristina Jacobsen is a two-time graduate of the University of Arizona, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences in 2010 and her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014.  A native Arizonan, she moved to Texas and worked as a Community Pharmacist within the JPS Health Network before opening the Pharmacy at the Northside Community Health Center as a partnership between Maxor National Pharmacy Services and NTACHC.

Her practice of pharmacy is dedicated to underserved communities and focusing on providing high-quality, accessible healthcare to all patients regardless of income level.  She thinks it is important to identify barriers that prevent patients from receiving optimal medication therapy and find ways to remove those barriers.

In her free time, Kristina enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, hiking, biking, and playing board games with her friends.

We want patients to feel connected to their medication therapy and comfortable communicating with us about any medication problems they may have.

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