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Why choose WellMed? Take a moment to read our stories.

WellMed works with physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and staff who all share one important characteristic: genuinely caring about patients and their health.

Hear from some of our patients and health care team members as they share how they’ve received and delivered effective, quality care.

Olga Alvarez

Patient of Dr. Solangel Pollock, Optum - Westchester, Miami

Ms. Alvarez says the team at Optum - Westchester is like family and she feels protected. "I just want everybody to know that here, everything works the right way."

Judy Bass-Elliott

Patient of Dr. Carol Stewart-Francisco, WellMed at Longwood, Longwood, Florida

Eighty-year-old Judy Bass-Elliott fancies whimsy with her talent for ventriloquism and her 13 unique “personalities.” Judy credits Dr. Carol Stewart-Francisco for seeing to it that she received the care and treatment she needed for breast cancer.

James Gafford

Patient of Dr. Shailendra Chavda, NP Megan Freeman and MA Azucena Jimenez, USMD Las Colinas, Dallas, Texas

James Gafford was diagnosed with kidney failure. He had no help at home, no shoes on his feet and was hungry with no means to buy food. This was no problem for the Dallas clinic team.

Desarea Murray

Nurse Practitioner, WellMed at Live Oak, Dallas, Texas

For Desarea Murray, NP, choosing a career in medicine was easy.

Bonita White

Patient of Dr. Karuna Vangala, WellMed at Cedar Hill, Dallas, Texas; Dr. Kory Jones, USMD Arlington South and Dr. Deepti Kallam, USMD Oncology

Bonita White went from a cancer diagnosis to cancer free in less than 30 days.

David Smith

LVN, WellMed San Antonio Senior Center

David Smith has never had an easy life. Declared legally blind at age 34, Smith works at the San Antonio Senior Center and is a co-captain of the San Antonio Jets.

Marie Kharifene

Community Volunteer Coordinator, WellMed Care Coordination, Houston

When Marie Kharifene reached the remote trailer home of a patient who had been out of contact, she found him on the floor in soiled clothing, nearly unconscious.

Jackie Guerrero

Medical Assistant, WellMed at Portland, Portland, Texas

What was supposed to be a routine follow-up phone call for Medical Assistant Jackie Guerrero turned into nearly an hour of providing comfort and care to a terrified person having a stroke.

Thresia “TJ” Allen and Juanita Herrera

Nurse Practitioner and Medical Assistant, WellMed at Elgin, Elgin, Texas

Nurse Practitioner Thresia “TJ” Allen knew something was wrong when conducting a home visit with a patient and his wife. Medical Assistant Juanita Herrera later confirmed Allen’s misgivings: carbon monoxide poisoning.

Raul Carmenate

Patient of Dr. Solangel Pollock, Optum - Red Road, Miami

Raul Carmenate credits Dr. Solangel Pollock’s expertise, combined with her compassionate nature, for his successful back pain and gastritis treatments.

Mary Johnson

Patient of Dr. Pedro Ruiz, WellMed at Southeast Lakeland, Tampa

Before she became a patient at WellMed, Mary Johnson was a frequent emergency room visitor. She discovered WellMed at Lakeland was the answer to her prayers.

William Honsberger

Patient of Supportive Care and Homecare Dimensions, San Antonio

“Dr. Glazier is the primary reason I’m in as good a condition as I am. Without her, I don’t think I’d still be around,” shared William Honsberger.

Juan De Anda

Patient of Dr. Riya Joseph, WellMed at South Buckner, Dallas

Dr. Joseph had become increasingly worried about Juan De Anda’s lab results, so she kept urging him to get a colonoscopy. He finally agreed.

Bernice Hurse

Patient of Dr. Riya Joseph, WellMed at South Buckner, Dallas

Many doctors want their patients to drop a few pounds, but when Bernice Hurse started to lose weight dramatically and mysteriously, her doctor became concerned.