LaTasha Jarrett OB/GYN CMO

LaTasha Jarrett, MD, CMO

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. LaTasha Jarrett is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Jarrett was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Brown University, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed her residency training at The University of Texas Houston.

She has a special interest in providing holistic care to her patients. She takes pride in providing compassionate and state of the art care to both her pregnant and gynecologic patients. Dr. Jarrett is also very passionate about preventative care. She feels that a comprehensive wellness exam can enhance one’s peace of mind or bring to light health concerns before they progress.

I’m very passionate about preventative care. A comprehensive wellness exam can enhance one’s peace of mind or bring to light health concerns before they progress.

Dr. Patricia Rodriguez

Patricia A. Rodriguez, MD, FAAP

Director of Pediatrics

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.

Madhavi Gavirneni MD

Madhavi Gavirneni, MD

Pediatrics

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.

Yubaraja Bhattarai MD

Yubaraja Bhattarai, MD, FRCS

Family Medicine

Dr. Yubaraja Bhattarai began his career as a board-certified family physician more than 20 years ago. He received his MBBS in Dhaka Bangladesh and pursued his residency from Louisiana State University Shreveport. He has worked in all kinds of capacities, from inpatient hospitals to outpatient care, urgent care and family care practices.

He practices patient-oriented evidence-based medicine and treats patients in a way that he expects to be treated by a doctor. He is passionate about preventative medicine and works with patients to promote a healthy lifestyle and care.

He has worked in a refugee camp to treat underserved patients in East Africa. In his free time, Dr. Bhattarai likes to play sports, chess, and listen to music.

I believe strongly in preventative care and teach my patients preventative tools to help keep them healthy. My greatest reward is seeing my patients smile.

Monica Falcon Physician Assistant

Monica Falcon, PA-C

Family Medicine

Monica Falcon worked in a hospital laboratory setting 8 years before returning to Texas Tech University Health Science Center to attain her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. 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.

Danielle Lopez Physician Assistant

Danielle Lopez, PA-C

Family Medicine

Danielle Lopez graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University School of Health Professions in 2016 and has since been practicing family medicine. She is a Texas native, as she grew up in the DFW area and has lived in different parts of Texas, with some time spent in Missouri. She is one-fourth Japanese and loves to embrace that portion of her heritage.

She enjoys working with patients and practicing evidence-based medicine. She believes that everyone is in charge of their own health and acknowledges that each individual must be willing and ready to work on their health for real change to occur. Improving health is a joint effort between a patient and provider and she feels privileged to play a role in effort.

She enjoys spending time with her family, church, traveling, and taking walks at the park with her dog.

Improving health is a joint effort between a patient and provider and I feel privileged to play a role in effort.

Alex Vanderzant

Alexander Vanderzant, MPAS, PA-C

Family Medicine

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.

christa bolten nurse practitioner

Christa Bolden, FNP-C

Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Christa Bolden worked as a Trauma Nurse at John Peter Smith Hospital for several years before returning to Chamberlain College of Nursing to attain her Masters of Family Nursing. She grew up in a small town outside of Monroe, Louisiana and at the age of 18 she moved to Schweinfurt Germany where she traveled to numerous places. Becoming a nurse had always been her dream and goal. She ventured into the surgical field as a Certified Surgical Scrub Nurse and Endoscopy Technician, which she found very useful when furthering her medical career.

Her passion is providing patients and their families with a wealth of education and knowledge to assist them back to optimal care. She believes that caregiving often calls us to lean into love we did not know was possible.

Her hobbies include reading journals pertaining to medical care and spending time with her 3 beautiful girls.

When treating a patient, I also include the family, that is a privilege in which I am happy to be a part.

Shira Love Nurse Practitioner

Shira D. Love, FNP-BC

Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Shira D. Love is a mastered prepared, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She completed both her Bachelors and Masters at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She has an extensive background with over 10 years of clinical nursing experience in the critical care area specializing in Cardiology at various Chicagoland and North Texas Hospitals.  Shira has been an active member in the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association since 2016.

Trained to address a broad range of medical conditions in collaboration with a physician, Shira places a high priority on preventive care, wellness strategies, and health education. As a proponent of preventive care, she feels strongly that our lifestyle, including food choices and exercise habits, has a profound impact on our well-being.  Shira takes a comprehensive approach to patient care and carefully considers all aspects of her patient’s health in the interest of properly diagnosing and treating them. She takes the time to truly get to know her patients and their goals.

Shira is actively involved in her local church while serving on the new members ministry with her husband. She also enjoys taking road trips, drinking coffee,  and spending time with her husband, six children and three granddaughters.

My philosophy is to maintain an honest relationship in a professional manner, building a strong and trusting partnership with my patients to promote good healthcare practices.

Elena Martinez Nurse Practitioner

Elena Martinez, WHNP-BC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Elena Martinez graduated from Harbor UCLA Medical Center – Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in 2003 and maintains her board-certification from the National Certification Corporation (NCC) since 2005 in Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialty. Her professional experience includes maternal childcare, HIV and reproductive public health, ambulatory Ob/Gyn care the past 16 years, and a colposcopist since 2009.

Elena believes that she has the professional responsibility to be a credible, reliable, and trustworthy source of information for her patients and that women need to play an active role in making informed decisions, and through preventive medicine we can accomplish achieving your optimal health.  She enjoys engaging with people who speak Spanish as this is her native language.

Outside of work Elena loves spending time with family, cooking, trail walking or running, traveling to new places, and keeping an active Church life.

Patients receive my undivided attention with respect, dignity, and compassion in addressing health concerns.

Leah Creamer Nurse Practitioner

Leah Creamer, Nurse Practitioner

Women’s Health

Leah Creamer is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and has practiced as a Nurse Practitioner in Fort Worth, Texas since she graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program in November 1994. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, and graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in May 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

She has worked in an ambulatory OB/Gyn setting for 16 years and worked in the OB/Gyn ER for 9 years. She loves taking care of people and her passion is in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

I take pride in myself for taking care of each individual as I would want myself or my family to be taken care of.

Michael Davis, LMSW

Michael S. Davis, LMSW

Behavioral Health

Michael S. Davis completed his undergraduate degree in social work at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas and completed both of his master’s degrees (social work and healthcare administration) at the University of Texas at Arlington.  During his graduate social work internship at the Community Service Clinic at the University of Texas at Arlington, he concentrated on solution-focused therapy for families and individuals.

In addition to providing care to children at Child Protective Services, Michael has worked as a hospice social worker; as a therapist at the Tarrant County Jail where he provided counseling and case management to inmates; and at the North Texas Veteran’s Affairs where he helped homeless veterans who were struggling with mental illness and substance abuse find treatment.  He also has experience with managed care case management, nursing home social work and home health. He is fluent in Spanish.

Recently, Michael has become interested in learning more about trauma recovery for both children and adults (i.e. emotional, psychological, physical, trauma).  He believes the health outcomes and quality of lives of many adults who have experienced childhood trauma is often tragic and the issue has not been acknowledged until recently.

Michael lives in Cleburne with his wife, son and two dogs.

I pride myself in providing person-centered care by treating people with sensitivity, authenticity and dignity.

Alexandra Tique LCSW

Alexandra Tique, LCSW

Behavioral Health

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

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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