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Juliet Breeze, MD

CEO and Medical Director

Juliet Breeze, MD graduated from Northwestern University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in English. In 1995, she earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed residency training in Family Practice at Memorial Hermann Southwest in 1998 where she received the Norma Culver Outstanding Family Practice Resident award. She founded a private practice in Richmond, Texas and worked in group practice for four and half years before leaving to pursue the business aspect of medicine.

She served as the CEO of Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic for ten years and the President of Kingsland Surgery Center for three years. She has project-managed all aspects of design, construction, and operations for several hospitals, surgical centers, and physician practice start-ups.

Currently she serves as CEO and Medical Director of Next Level Urgent Care, LLC where she is able to combine her business skills with her primary care background. In Next Level Urgent Care she has combined her customer experience focus with her dedication to quality and consistency of care.

Dr. Breeze enjoys traveling, language study, and cooking in her free time. She also enjoys time with her husband, children and host of pets.

Terence Chang, MD

Terence Chang, MD grew up in west Houston, attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his medical degree at UTMB in Galveston. He completed his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program where he served as one of the Chief Residents. He then did his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center where he served as team physician for the University of South Florida in Tampa and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. He then returned to Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty, taught medical students from Texas A&M and UTMB in his role as clinical assistant professor, and practiced at Physicians at Sugar Creek and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

He continues to be a team physician for Houston Baptist University (NCAA Division 1). He leads the finish line medical team for the Houston Marathon and led the team during the 2012 U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials in Houston. He also provides medical coverage for Ironman Triathlons and consults for local area sports teams. In addition to general medicine, Dr. Chang takes interest in diagnosing, managing, and preventing athletic injuries.

Wil Jeudy, MD

Wil Jeudy, MD completed his medical school at UT Health Science Center - Houston and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He has also completed extra training in Medical Bariatrics. He was raised in the Rio Grande Valley, and is fluent in Spanish. His special interests include live music, photography, cooking, and travel/exercise when time allows. He is generally awesome.

Karen Rakers, MD

Dr. Karen Rakers is originally from rural Illinois, and attended Saint Louis University for undergraduate studies and medical school. She completed her residency at MacNeal Family Medicine in Berwyn, IL and has since practiced general family medicine and been a consultant in compliance review. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Dr. Rakers is married with three children and lives in the Sugar Land community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, traveling, and exploring the Houston area. 

Tawana Smith, MD

I was born in Houston and raised in Fort Bend County.  After high school, I attended Prairie View A&M University where I received a degree in Biology.  I then attended The University of Texas Medical Branch where I received my degree in Medicine.  I am board certified in Family Medicine.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, eating out, and seeing shows in the performing arts.

Robbyn L. Traylor, MD

Medical Director

Robbyn L. Traylor, MD is a 6th generation Texan who was raised in Fort Bend county. She graduated from Kempner High School in 1997, and matriculated to Prairie View A&M University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After this she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine where she graduated in 2005. Dr. Traylor attended the Wesley Family Medicine residency program, and is now a board-certified family physician. During her professional career she has gained experience in primary care, emergency medicine, and immediate care. She is grateful for the opportunity to provide quality care for patients of all ages in the greater Houston area. In her spare time Dr. Traylor enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Brandon Wiese, DO

Brandon Wiese, DO is a former Midwesterner who has migrated to Texas.  He was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.  He received his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Dr. Wiese is a recent graduate from the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land, TX.  He is an avid sports fan and has a background in computer repair.  Dr. Wiese lives with his wife, an Obstetrics/Gynecology resident and are expecting their first child in December 2014. 

Lisa Attales, ENP

Lisa Attales, ENP is a native of Louisiana where she attended LSUMC in New Orleans and graduated with her BSN in 1991. She then traveled and explored the United States from coast to coast working in numerous Emergency Departments for a few years. She came to Houston in 1999 to pursue her masters degree an UTHSC and graduated from the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program in 2001. She has worked in Emergency Departments throughout the greater Houston area for the past 13 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing with animals, cooking, and having fun with family and friends.

Karen DuBose, ENP

Karen DuBose, ENP grew up in a military family, spending much of her youth in Japan.
Early on, while raising her children in San Antonio, she worked as a jeweler and goldsmith.

She received her BSN from the University of Texas Health Science center in San Antonio and later moved to Houston where she earned her MSN in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has been involved in healthcare for over 20 years.

Karen enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

William Johnson, FNP

William Johnson, FNP was born and raised in Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Houston. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with his Master’s Degree in Nursing and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. William is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. William enjoys cycling, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Christopher Jones, ENP

Christopher Jones, NP graduated from Bradley University in 1994 with his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation he began service in the Army. He was honorably discharged in 2003, serving both active duty and reserve, with the rank of captain. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2001 with a Master's of Science in Nursing and is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. He currently resides in Tomball and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Chaim Sigler, PA

Chaim Sigler MPAS,PA-C received his undergraduate degree in Nutrition and dietetics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Following his undergraduate degree, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and completed his Masters of Physician Assistant studies degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. PA Sigler has worked in urgent care medicine as well as family medicine since 2009 and uses his background in nutrition to treat each patient as a whole.


When seeing patients in clinic, Chaim always goes the extra mile to make sure his patients are treated like family.


In his spare time, Chaim enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 sons outdoors, cooking and playing piano and guitar. 

Stephen Mack, FNP

Stephen Mack DC, FNP, originally from Los Angeles, California has been a primary care provider since 2004.  Stephen is alum of Eastern Michigan University where he majored in Biology in addition to being a scholarship football player. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine. He recently earned his Masters of Science in nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Prairie View A&M University located in the Houston Medical Center. Stephen is an avid sports fan and is passionate about health and fitness.

Lenee Gordon, FNP-C

Lenee’ Gordon RN, MSN, FNP-C has been a nurse practitioner since January 2016. She is a Houston native. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing through University of Texas at Arlington while venturing into travel nursing in California. She has been an Emergency Room RN for 9 years, including a leadership role at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Emergency Center. She then obtained her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015 through the University of South Alabama.

She is married and has two French Bulldogs. She and her husband enjoy extensive travel, hiking, running, and cooking. 

John McDivitt, FNP-BC

John McDivitt, MSN, RN, FNP-BC earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1992 from The University of Dallas as well as his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997 from Texas Women's University. In 2001, he earned his Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center where he became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has extensive experience in Emergency and Family Medicine. John is married and has one child. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, volunteering in activities for children with disabilities and spending time with his family.

Bethany Hubenak, PA-C

Bethany Hubenak PA-C was born and raised in El Campo, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas in Austin. She then taught high school biology for one year prior to attending PA school at The University of Texas Medical Branch. She started her career in primary care and is truly passionate about medicine.

 

She is married with a maltipoo named Cash. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, doing puzzles, and shopping.

Virginia Salao, NP

Virginia graduated from her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996. She got her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey with honors.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Texas Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She moved from New Jersey to Houston due to her husband's job. She has worked in the Emergency Department, urgent care and Family Practice. Virginia enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends. She is a mother of three with 2 dogs. 

Michael Morris, PA

Michael Morris, PA is a Navy veteran who retired in 1995. Michael has been providing medical care for the last 35 plus years.  He has provided medical care in many spots on the globe including Antarctica. Medically well rounded, he  has working in orthopedics, urology,  and the emergency room.  Michael is a graduate of University of North Dakota and George Washington University. He is married, lives in Richmond Texas , and his hobbies include restoring old cars, travel, and photography.

Ammie Naples, FNP

Ammie Naples, FNP is a dedicated medical professional whose experience in the healthcare industry has spanned almost two decades and three continents. She has served in various capacities and specialties including but not limited to Ophthalmology, Occupational Health Care and Urgent Care. She obtained her Master’s degree in Family Nursing Practice at Prairie View A and M University, receiving highest honors as a Sigma Theta Tau awardee. She maintains a  leadership role in the safety and security  committee in  Estates of Silver Ridge, Sienna Plantation where she and her family resides. She is a hardworking individual whose life’s goals are ruled with ethics and respect and  geared towards  the service of the community.

Margaret Umah, M.D.

Dr. Umah is a board certified family physician who has worked with Next Level since 2015. A native Missourian, she graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 2009. She then completed a residency at Memorial Family Practice Residency Program. While she continues to practice family medicine in the hospital and clinical setting in Richmond, Texas, she works part time at Next Level Urgent Care due to her interest in acute care and minor procedures. She looks forward to continuing to work with Next Level Urgent Care in helping patients feel better, with quality and efficiency. 

Chandra McDonald, PA

Chandra grew up in Northern New Mexico and attended undergraduate school at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, where she majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology and minored in Chemistry.  She enjoyed all the outdoor activities Colorado had to offer and played DII college soccer for the school for several years.  She worked as a CNA in a nursing home after graduating, mostly in the Alzheimers unit.  She then moved to Denver, CO to attend Physician Assistant School at the University of Colorado.  She graduated from PA school in 2012 and moved to Grand Junction, CO to start working in an urgent care there.  She has been working in multiple urgent care facilities for the past 5 years and transitioned into working in the Emergency Room the past 2 years.  

 

Chandra moved to Houston at the end of 2016 to support her husband in his career relocation.  She currently resides in Katy, TX and is still trying to adjust to Texas' weather.  She lives with her husband and Golden Retriever.  They are expecting their first baby in July 2017.  She is a sports fanatic and enjoys hiking, camping, live music, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Monica Nolan-Salazar, FNP-C

Monica Nolan-Salazar RN, MSN, FNP-C has been a nurse practitioner since 1998. She is a native Texan and was born in San Antonio and attended the University of Incarnate Word where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She then moved to Houston in 1994. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. Monica has extensive emergency medicine experience and family practice experience. Monica was recognized for her Excellence in Caring, and was given the award for provider of the year in 2010. She is married and has three children and one grandchild. She enjoys traveling with her family, cooking and is a Girl Scout troop leader. Monica is also fluent in Spanish.

Ivan Ranada, PA-C

Ivan Ranada MS, MPAS, PA-C received his undergraduate and graduate degree from Texas A&M University- College Station. After completing his internship at the Health and Wellness Institute in Providence, Rhode Island, he pursued his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. PA Ranada started practicing in urgent care in Bellingham, Washington. He and his wife, who is also a physician assistant, recently relocated to Houston to be closer to family and enjoy what Texas has to offer.

His research interests include health disparities and corporate health. He enjoys going on medical mission trips, cooking and traveling. PA Ranada grew up in Spain and is fluent in Spanish.

Heidi Mansy, NP

Heidi received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Houston-Victoria, and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She also completed a post-master’s certification in emergency medicine. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1998. Her career as a nurse was spent in the ER, ICU, and cardiac catheterization lab. Once becoming a nurse practitioner in 2012, her experience has been in both the ER and urgent care settings.

Heidi and her family are big Green Bay Packers fans, as evidenced by her two Yorkshire terriers being named Packer Tuff and bebe Lambeau! In her free time she loves spending time with her family, traveling, shopping, and trying new restaurants.

Dorothy Colon, FNP-C

Dorothy Colon, FNP-C was born in Long Island, New York, and has spent half of her life in the North Eastern United States, and the other half in Houston, Texas. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the State University of New York. Her Bachelor’s Degree was earned from Western Governors University. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, graduating with High Honors. She has over ten years of Emergency Medicine experience. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is a member of the Phi-Theta Kappa Honor Society, as well as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dorothy enjoys painting, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Tristan Richards, PA

Tristan Richards is a graduate of University of Texas - Pan American and is a certified Physician Assistant who treats his patients like family. He chose to go into medicine because he genuinely wants to help his patients, and guide them in making educated medical decisions.  Tristan has 4 years experience in general practice with emphasis in managing HIV in a family practice setting, which has given him the ability to manage each patient as a whole.  His experience also includes involvement in 20+ clinical research trials investigating new HIV treatments.  Tristan strives to practice innovative and comprehensive medicine to better serve the community. He recently relocated back to Texas with his wife and son in order to be closer to family.  In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Alvin Mena Cantero, DNP

Alvin Mena Cantero (DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, APRN) graduated from Havana Institute of Medicine as a general physician on 2008, and emergency post graduate diplomate on 2009. He is currently active Member of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAA&I), and active member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as Emergency Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Walden University. He has precepted 72 nurse practitioners and physician assistants’ students from Walden University, South University, Texas Women University, UT Tyler, UT Arlington, UTHealth College, Loyola University and Chamberlain College as well. He also advocates for minorities and underserved communities of Houston City, and all over Texas. He is a multilingual provider and he was recognized by Walden University and Hispanic Professional Communities for his hard work and commitment. He services to the community based on AANP and ANCC mission, quality of integrity and ethics concepts and he also provide bilingual education throughout radio and newspaper medical section from “The-Note Houston”. He decided to open a community clinic (Alvin Clinica Familiar) on 06/2016 which allows low-income families, Hispanics, African Americans and veterans to receive a higher quality of care and health promotion. He has also volunteered every other weekend at Start of Hope shelter, Homeless and Veteran shelter providing meals, and healthcare. His willingness to help others led him to assist communities affected by flooding in Texas during 2016 (Jasper, Wharton, Huntsville, Bryan, Navasota, Port Arthur). He was recognized for his services during flooding and emergency contingency in Texas due 18 health and wellness clinics and 2 international volunteer fairs at Egypt and Slovenia. He still promoting preventive services at several communities of Texas. He has published twelve medical books available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The books are related to family practice, allergist, immunology and emergency and urgent care practice. He has completed 2892 of urgent care service, 4904 volunteer hours within veteran shelters, 7716 community hours services for home care and family evaluation, and a total of 8134 patients assessed and treated during 2015-2017.

Jill Whitley, PA-C

Jill Whitley, PA-C, graduated with her degree in biology from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in 2003.  She then went to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth for her Physician Assistant degree and graduated with honors.  Jill has practiced as a PA in Family Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Emergency Medicine, and Urgent Care over the past 9 years.  Originally from the Katy area, she lives in College Station with her husband, Shawn, and their two Siberian Huskies, Titan and Tessa.  She enjoys cooking, gardening, and travelling in what little spare time she has.  

Abby Buterbaugh, PA-C

Abby Buterbaugh, MMS, PA-C received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphases in Economics and Marketing from the University of South Carolina.  She then received her Master of Medical Science from Saint Louis University and has been a Board-Certified Physician Assistant since January 2014.  She has over three years of experience in urgent care centers.  She enjoys the urgent care setting because it gives her a taste of everything in medicine and no two days are alike! 

 

When Abby is not at work, she enjoys traveling with her husband, exercising, being outdoors, cooking & baking, reading, and meeting friends for dinner at new places.  Abby is a new Houstonian and is enjoying getting to know this fun city!