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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.

Behavioral Health

We coordinate behavioral health support through the below providers via telehealth at your home or location of choice, as well as from the comfort of your local WellMed clinic. Assistance logging into the technology platform is always available. Some services may be subject to health plan restrictions.

  • Counseling
  • Care navigation
  • Therapy (individual, couples, family and group)
  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction treatment
  • Medication management (all categories)

Texas (all markets)

  • Brave Health
    • Psychotherapy and medication management via telehealth platform
  • iKare
    • Psychotherapy and medication management via telehealth platform

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

Florida

  • All markets: Brave Health
    • Psychotherapy and medication management via telehealth platform
  • Treasure Coast: Mindoula
    • Counseling via telehealth platform

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

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
  • Heart failure and remote patient monitoring
  • Cardiac rehab

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.

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, FNP-BC, CWS

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

Greater Corpus Christi

  • Allyson Larkin, 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

  • Adriana Arocha, MD

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

Endocrinology

Treat disorders of the hormone-secreting glands that regulate countless body functions.

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid ailments
  • Metabolic and nutritional disorders
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Menstrual and sexual issues

Greater San Antonio

  • Jennifer Argumedo, 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

Greater Austin

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

Greater Corpus Christi

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

Integrative Medicine (Pain Consultation)

  • Acupuncture
  • Neurostimulation
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Herbs and supplements
  • Physical therapy services

Greater San Antonio

  • Yoon Hang “John” Kim, MD

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

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Referral resource for patients with low back, hip or gluteal pain prior to surgical evaluation. Referral alternative to external interventional pain clinic. Most common referral indications: low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, osteoarthritis (SI, hip or knee), shoulder pain.

  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Non-opioid medication management
  • Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and fluoroscopic lumbar injections

Greater Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Lindsay Argo, MD

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

Neurology

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

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

Greater San Antonio

  • Daniel Sa, MD

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

Physical Therapy

Treat individuals with health-related conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

  • Manual physical therapy
  • Exercise prescription and implementation
  • Dry needling
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Various modalities for pain modulation

Greater San Antonio

  • Marcos Ramirez, LPT

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

Greater El Paso

  • Moses Blancas, LPT
  • Joseph Chanoi, LPT

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

  • 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 El Paso

  • Jon Wilson, DPM

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

Greater Rio Grande Valley

  • Andrew Chia, DPM
  • 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

Greater San Antonio

  • Sailaja Manne, MD
  • Francis Williams, MD

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