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Specialists for Health

When your medical needs require special attention, you can take comfort in knowing our specialty provider team has the knowledge and expertise to care for you.

Communication is key when it comes to your health. Your PCP helps coordinate and communicate your needs with other doctors and medical professionals including specialists and nurses. This type of communication ensures that you get the right tests at the right time, reduces unnecessary and duplicate tests, and decreases the risks of complications and errors.

WellMed has a network of on-staff and contracted specialists. Use our provider search to find a doctor or specialists near you. Our on-staff specialist group, called Specialists for Health, includes board certified physicians and advanced practice clinicians in the the following areas.

Cardiology

Assessment or diagnosis of heart and cardiovascular disease using the newest technology

  • Disease prevention and education
  • Recovery help after treatment
  • Inpatient and outpatient heart and vascular procedures
  • In house testing to include stress test, nuclear stress test, echocardiograms and various vascular tests
  • Cardiology Disease Management: A comprehensive program designed to improve patient health, slow the progression of existing heart conditions and prevent new ones from developing

Greater San Antonio

Michael Almaleh, MD
Ryan N. Bourne, MD
Stephanie Bruno, NP
April Ferrell, NP
Amanda Kyle, PA
Mary Jo Katherine Hull, MD
Mark Jacob, MD
Rushit Kanakia, MD
Andrew MacKinnon, MD
Pedro Rivas, MD
Christopher Michael Thompson, MD
Andrew West, MD

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Dermatology

  • Examinations and treatment of common skin conditions
  • Skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment
  • Surgical services for the removal of skin cancers, moles, and cysts

Greater San Antonio

Van Perry, MD

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Hospitalists

  • Primary contact for patient, family and physician throughout the entire hospital stay
  • Assist with both daily care and emergencies during the hospitalization
  • Access to and coordination with other specialists in the hospital
  • Follows patients to preferred skilled nursing facility to continue monitoring care and recovery

 

Neurology

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • Dementia/memory loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Tremor

Greater San Antonio

James Garrison, MD
Susan Epner, MD

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Podiatry

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the foot, ankle, lower leg and lower back.

  • Complex foot care-medical and surgical treatments by board certified podiatrist
  • Nail technicians are available for toenail care for eligible patients

Areas of specialty include:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Flat feet, bunions, hammer toes
  • Warts, corns, calluses
  • Sprains and fractures

Greater San Antonio

Carmina M. Fusco, DPM
Cory Wallace, DPM
Ashley Blackmon, DPM
Roberto Rodriguez, DPM
Celeste Borchers Valenzuela, DPM

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Greater Corpus Christi

Candice Escalea, DPM
Dzung Dang, DPM

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Greater Rio Grande Valley

Serei Lee, DPM
Jose Henao, MD
Gregory Stirneman, DPM

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Rheumatology

Evaluation and treatment of disorders that affect the joint, muscle, tendons, bones and connective tissue

  • Diagnosis and treatment of immune system problems leading to inflammation in a variety of organs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory disease of muscles and joints
  • Evaluation and treatment of difficult osteoporosis

Greater San Antonio

Sailaja Manne.  MD
Jessica Schaefer  DO

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

 

Chronic Wound Care

Assess and treat complicated and chronic wounds using evidence-based care.

  • Venous stasis disease
  • Lower extremity edema control
  • Surgical wounds
  • Arterial wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Negative pressure wound therapy

Greater San Antonio

Lori Gagnon, MD, CWS
Deborah Sheffield, FNP-C
Nicole Parades

Contact your PCP for a referral and list of locations near you.

Greater Corpus Christi

Allyson Larkin