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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.

Robbyn Traylor, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robbyn L. Traylor, MD is a 6th generation Texan who was raised in Fort Bend county. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Prairie View A&M University. 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 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.

When Dr. Traylor is not caring for patients, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Terence Chang, MD

Terence Chang, MD FAAFP completed his undergraduate studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He went onto obtain his MD from UTMB in Galveston, Texas and completed his residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Chang finished his medical training at Bayfront Sports Medicine Fellowship Program with the University of South Florida and Eckerd College.

Dr. Chang is a fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine family physician and has been with Next Level Urgent Care as a staff physician since October 2013. Prior to Next Level, he served as faculty physician at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, taught medical students from Texas A&M and UTMB as a clinical assistant professor, and practiced at Physicians at Sugar Creek and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

When Dr. Chang is not at Next Level, his passion for sports medicine is keeping him busy.  He has served as head medical team physician for a local NCAA Division 1 university and captain for the Houston Marathon’s finish line medical team.  Dr. Chang also provides event coverage for USA Volleyball and Ironman Triathlons and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.

Wil Jeudy, MD

Wil Jeudy, MD was born and raised in Rio Grande, Texas and is fluent in both English and Spanish.  He completed his medical degree at UT Health Science Center - Houston and went on to finish his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.  Dr. Jeudy specializes in Medical Bariatrics.

When Dr. Jeudy is not caring for patients, he is enjoying live music, photography, cooking, traveling, or exercising.

He would like to add that he is generally awesome.

Karen Rakers, MD

Director of Employer Services

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.

Cynthia Amachree, FNP-C

Cynthia Amachree earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas in 2008 where she held many positions including president of her graduating class. She graduated Summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University with a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Cynthia is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society. During her schooling she merited multiple academic scholarships and completed her master’s study with a Thesis presentation examining “The effects of vitamin D deficiency in patients with insulin resistance or beta cell dysfunction”.

Prior to completing her graduate program, Cynthia’s clinical background and work experience was in emergency medicine where she worked as a registered nurse at Houston Methodist Sugarland Hospital for many years. One of her many qualities include being the “patient’s advocate” as she strives to ensure that each client’s needs are met with mutual and realistic expectations. She enjoys educating patients and her friendly approach is soothing to many.

Cynthia is a proud and loving mother of two young daughters and enjoys shopping and spending time with her husband and kids in her spare time.

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 since worked in Emergency Departments throughout the greater Houston area for the past 13 years.

In her free time, Lisa 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. In her past life, while raising her children in San Antonio, she worked as a jeweler and goldsmith.

She went on to receive 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.

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 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Governors University. She went onto complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, graduating with High Honors.

Dorothy 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.

When Dorothy is not caring for patients, she enjoys painting, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

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. After finishing college, she went on to teach 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.

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

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.

When William is not caring for patients, he is cycling, hunting, or 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. Christopher 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. In 2003, he was honorably discharged from the army, serving both active duty and reserve, with the rank of captain.

Christopher currently resides in Tomball. When he is not caring for patients, Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Stephen Mack, FNP

Stephen Mack DC, FNP, originally from Los Angeles, California has been a primary care provider since 2004. Stephen is alumna of Eastern Michigan University where he majored in Biology in addition to being a football player on scholarship. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine.

Recently, Stephen 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.

Heidi Mansy, NP

Heidi received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree 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 has been spent in the ER, ICU, and cardiac catheterization lab. Upon becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2012, Heidi has spent most of her time in ER and urgent care settings.

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

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.

Michael has provided medical care in many spots on the globe including Antarctica. Medically well rounded, he has worked in orthopedics, urology, and the emergency room.

Michael is a graduate of University of North Dakota and George Washington University. He is married and lives in Richmond Texas. When he is not caring for patients, Michale enjoys 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.

Ammie obtained her Master’s degree in Family Nursing Practice at Prairie View A&M University, receiving highest honors as a Sigma Theta Tau awardee.

Ammie maintains a leadership role in the safety and security committee in Estates of Silver Ridge, Sienna Plantation where she and her family reside. Ammie is a hardworking individual whose life’s goals are ruled with ethics and respect and geared towards the service of the community.

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 went onto graduate 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.

Monica is married and has three children and one grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, and leading her Girl Scout Troop. Monica is also fluent in Spanish.

Ivan Ranada, PA-C

Director of Clinician Development

Ivan Ranada MS, MPAS, PA-C received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Allied Health and Health Education/Corporate Health 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.

After PA school, Ivan started practicing in urgent care in Bellingham, Washington. He has been in urgent care for 8 years.

Ivan grew up in Europe (Spain, Italy, England) and tries to visit his family as often as he can. He enjoys going on medical mission trips, trying new restaurants, cooking and traveling. Ivan currently resides in Cypress, TX with his wife and 2 children.

Virginia Salao, NP

Virginia graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing in 1996. She got her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and graduated 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, Urgent Care and Family Practice settings.

In her spare time, Virginia enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends. She is a mother of three with 2 dogs.

Sharon Johnston, ENP/FNP-C

Sharon Johnston ENP/FNP-C graduated from University Texas Medical Branch where she earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She also completed her post-masters certificate in Emergency Trauma at the University of Texas Health Science. She is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine and urgent care.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Delta Chapter Honor Society, Houston Area Nurse Practitioner, and America Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Sharon enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, dining, and traveling.

Christine Wan, MD

Christine Wan, MD was born in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Baylor University. She obtained her MD at UTMB Galveston. She completed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, specializing in Family Medicine. Dr. Wan has 18 years’ experience in the medical field. A few of Dr. Wan’s most notable achievements include helping various companies set up clinics and programs for their employee health and developing expertise in workers’ compensation cases.

When Dr. Wan is not caring for patients, she is cooking, reading, and traveling. Dr. Wan resides in Houston with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 cats.

Ofonime Ntia, APRN

Ofonime Ntia, APRN was born in Nigeria and is a graduate of Maryville University, where he obtained his Masters of Science degree.

When Ofonime is not caring for patients, he is playing or watching basketball, reading anything he can get his hands on, and spending time with his 5 year old twins and 3 month old baby girl.

Ofonime resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife and children.

Scott Brown, PA

Scott Brown was born in Ohio and moved around the United States while his dad served in the Air Force.

Scott has a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hill University, and his MBA from Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

He has over 20 years of emergency medicine experience. When Scott is not working, he enjoys golfing, rock climbing, and supporting his children during their sporting events.

Robby Korah, NP

Robby Korah was born in Lufkin, Texas and moved to Houston at a very young age.

He has been working in the medical field for 7 years now and really enjoys working in acute care.

When Robby is not caring for patients, he is likely cheering on his favorite sports teams: The Rockets and the Texans. When his favorite teams are not playing, Robby might be engaging in his own sports match with friends, or pursuing his greatest passion, food, either by cooking or eating.

Jessica Sinclair, FNP-C

Jessica Sinclair, FNP-C was born in Flowood, Mississippi and is a graduate of the University of MS Medical Center, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Jessica has 6 years of experience in the medical field.

When Jessica is not caring for patients, she is spending time with family and friends, traveling, or attending sporting events. Jessica currently resides in Houston, Texas.

Mei Lene Ranada, PA-C

Mei Lene Ranada, PA-C was born in Brenham, Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Whoop!). She obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Mei Lene Ranada has 6 years’ experience in the medical field. One of Mei Lene’s most notable achievements includes being inducted into Pi Aloha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants.

When Mei Lene is not caring for patients, she is watching Aggie football, trying new restaurants, traveling the world, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mei Lene resides in Cypress, Texas with her husband, who is also a provider at Next Level, and their two children, Harper and Emerson.

Tamika Cole, PA

Tamika Cole,PA was born on the military base of Fort Seal, Oklahoma and she has been raised in multiple cities across the country with Houston being her family’s final stop.

She attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelors in Science degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish. Tamika received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tamika loves reading, spending time with her family and watching the TIDE ROLL during football season.

Hilliary Spivey, PA-C

Hilliary Spivey, PA-C was born in Clarksdale, MS and is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She obtained her Masters of Science in Medicine degree at Mississippi College.

Hilliary has 4.5 years’ experience in the medical field.

When Hilliary is not caring for patients, she is spending time with her kids, crafting, and traveling.

Hilliary resides in Houston, TX with her husband, Derio, and two daughters, Blake and Bailee.

Jennifer Roth, MD

Jennifer Roth, M.D. was born in Miami, FL and is a graduate of Brandeis University. She obtained her Medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. Jennifer completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in NY, specializing in Family Medicine.

Melanie Farrell, PA

Melanie Farrell, PA-C was born in Galveston, TX and is a graduate of University of Texas San Antonio. She obtained her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UTMB in Galveston in 2014.

Melanie has practiced as a PA in hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and urgent care.

When Melanie is not caring for patients, she enjoys shopping, fishing, and traveling. Melanie lives in East Bernard with her husband and dog.

Kaimera Lacey, APRN, FNP-C

Kaimera Lacey, APRN, FNP-C, is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she attended Langston University, and graduated with her BSN in 2000. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2006 with a Master’s in Nursing Education. After working in hospital administration for many years, she obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Her career as a nurse has included travel nursing, and working in the ER, ICU, bariatric medicine, and organ transplantation.

Kaimera is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her background and work experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner includes urgent care, emergency medicine, and primary care.

In her free time, Kaimera loves to spend time reading, shopping, cooking, and traveling the world. She is a proud wife and mother to three children.

Brenda Chavez, NP

Brenda Chavez, NP was born in Kansas and is a graduate of Wichita State University. She obtained her MSN degree specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the year 2000.

Brenda resides in Cypress with her husband. When she is not caring for patients, she is crafting, reading and traveling.

Allison Taylor, NP

Allison Taylor, NP-C was born on the military base in Sumter, South Carolina and moved around the United States while her father served in the Air Force. She has lived in Asheville, North Carolina for the majority of her adulthood until recently relocating to her husband’s hometown in Texas.

She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, afterwards working as a RN in Pediatrics and PICU. Allison obtained her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University, and has worked as a NP in occupational medicine and urgent care.

Allison has 12 years’ experience in the medical field.

When not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, cooking (and eating!), and cheering on the Astros. Allison resides in Lake Jackson, TX with her husband.

Douglas Biediger, PA

Douglas Biediger, PA-C was born in Castroville, Texas and is a graduate of University of Texas Medical Branch. He obtained his Physician Assistant degree at UTMB. He completed his residency at UTMB, specializing in emergency medicine.

Douglas has 23 years’ experience in the medical field. One of Douglas’s most notable achievements was being inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

When Douglas is not caring for patients, he is participating in many outdoor activities, hunting, traveling, fishing, cooking, reading, and spending time with his grandsons at their hill country ranch.

Douglas resides in Brazoria County with his wife, Deborah and their 3 dogs.

Ana Bermea, NP

Ana Bermea, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, was born in Richmond, TX and is a graduate of UT Health Science Center Houston where she obtained her MSN and post-masters certification in emergency medicine.

She has 13 years experience in the medical field.

Timothy Seay, MD

Tim was raised in Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in biology in 1983 and a master's degree in microbiology in 1984. He then began medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, graduating with a medical degree in 1989. From there he went to Chicago to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine and began his career in medicine. After a few years at a level one trauma center in Houston, Time began a long career in entrepreneurial endeavors, primarily in medicine including building a 400 plus physician group, and construction of several health care facilities. After a brief attempt at retirement, Dr Seay found a home at Next Level Urgent Care Centers where practicing medicine is again very rewarding.

Haala Hai, DO

Haala Hai was born in India, and grew up in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated from University of North Texas- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine with her doctorate. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land, TX. She has three years of experience in the medical field, after medical school. During her training, she has done research on various topics like tumor markers and breast cancer awareness. She has done research in clinical medicine and ways to improve clinic flow and quality of patient care.

When she is not taking care of patients, Dr. Hai likes to travel, be outdoors, and volunteer in the community. She resides in Pearland, TX with her husband, her five year old son and her one year old daughter.

Kimberly Hsu, MD

Kimberly Hsu, MD was born in Austin, TX and is a graduate of University of California- Berkeley, where she obtained her BA degree. She completed medical school at St. George’s University, and went on to complete her residency at UT Houston. Kimberly is board certified in Family Medicine.

When Kimberly is not caring for patients, she is taking Pilates classes, participating in outdoor activities, or trying new restaurants.

Kimberly currently resides in Houston, TX.

Michelle Reddick, PA-C

Michelle Reddick PA-C received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and her Masters in Health Science as a Physician Assistant from University of Oklahoma.

After PA school, Michelle moved to Sugar Land where she met her husband. She has practiced in Family practice, Orthopedics and Urgent Care.

In her free time she enjoys triathlons, snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Laura Williams, PA-C

Laura Williams, PA-C was born in Port Lavaca, TX and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She obtained her Physician Assistant degree at University of Texas. She has 12 years of experience in the medical field.

A few of Laura’s most notable achievements include Chamber Ambassador of the Year and Employee of the Month.

When Laura is not caring for patients, she is enjoying her 4 children and all of their activities, hunting and boating, and going on new adventures with her husband.

Laura resides in El Campo, Texas with her husband, 4 teenagers, and chocolate lab.

Rosemary Pinkard, FNP

Rosemary Pinkard, FNP was born in Eunice, Louisiana and is a graduate of Houston Baptist University. She obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Texas Woman’s University.

Rosemary has three years of experience in the medical field as a nurse practitioner, specializing in female urology and family practice.

When Rosemary is not caring for patients, she enjoys doing any activity outdoors and spending time with her family. Rosemary resides in Katy, Texas with her husband and children.

Aaron Tracy, MD

Aaron Tracy, MD grew up in Providence, RI and is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gabier, OH. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and completed a post baccalaureate at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA from where he received his Masters in Healthcare Management Systems. After completing his Masters program, Dr. Tracy went on to Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his family medicine residency at UT-Houston.

When Dr. Tracy is not caring for patients, he spends time playing ice hockey, lacrosse, working out at his local Crossfit gym, skiing, or fishing.

Edward Nwaboh, PA-C

Edward Nwaboh attended Lagos City College and the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained his Bachelors degree. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2011 for his Physician Assistant training and was certified in 2013 following successful completion of the program. Edward has been practicing medicine as aPA past 6 years.

He presently resides in Houston. In his spare time he plays sports, soccer and basketball.

Edward Nwaboh, PA-C

Stacy Cook was born in Michigan and grew up as a military “brat.” She attended Florida Southern College for undergrad where she obtained two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Mathematics and one in Health Science. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and went on to complete the Interservice Physician Assitant Program at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas.

Stacy has been in the medical field for over 7 years. A few of Stacy’s notable acchievements include receiving the Iraqi Campaign Medal and becoming an All-Army Women’s Softball Gold Medalist.

When Stacy is not caring for patients, you can find her participating in a slow pitch softball game, volunteering at Veteran Non-Profits, and being the best mom and wife she can be.

Avani Mehta, PA-C

Avani Mehta lived in many different places throughout her childhood but moved to Texas with her family when she was around 10 years old and has been here since.

Avani attended Austin College and obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology.  She went on to complete the Physician Assistant program at UT Health San Antonio.

When Avani is not taking care of patients, she enjoys traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, hiking, and other outdoor activities.  Avani currently resides in Katy, Texas.

Dennis Byargeon, NP-C

Dennis Byargeon was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He was born into a military family so he has lived in many places but has been in Houston since 1998.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practioner, Dennis was a medic for the U.S. Army. His love for medicine led him to complete the RN program at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing in 1994 and obtain his Nurse Practitioner license in 2012.

Since completing nursing school, Dennis has worked in various pediatric specialties including emergency medicine, ICU, and cardiology. Dennis also has experience in general emergency and urgent care medicine.

When Dennis is not caring for patients, you may find him fishing, hunting, or riding his motorcycle.

Dennis currently resides in Fulshear, Texas with his wife and two kids

Adelola Ashaye, MD

Adelola Ashaye, MD graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science. She went onto obtain her medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Adelola completed her residency at the MacNeal Family Residency Program in Berwyn, IL where she received the Outstanding Research Award.

Adelola has over 10 years of experience in the medical field.

Stayed on for 4.5 years as faculty at MacNeal Family Residency, for the last 5 years at Houston Methodist Primary Care Group. When Adelola is not caring for patients, she is spending time with her family, swimming, organizing, or decorating. Adelola currently resides in Pearland, TX with her husband and their 3 children.

Allyson Jameson, FNP

Allyson Jameson, FNP was born and raised in Humble, Texas. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington and later, attained her Family Nurse Practitioner license. Allyson has worked as a nurse for over 8 years, 6 of which were spent working in emergency medicine. She has worked in the urgent care setting for the last 2 years.

When Allyson is not taking care of patients, she enjoys traveling and photography.

Chelsie Krobot, MPAS, PA-C

Chelsie Krobot, MPAS, PA-C grew up in Bay City, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University for undergrad from which she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences.

Chelsie went onto attain her Physician Assistant license from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has over 6 years experience in the medical field.

When Chelsie is not caring for patients, she enjoys traveling, running, and cooking. Chelsie currently resides in Sugar Land with her husband and their 1 year old daughter.

Heather Duff, FNP

Heather Duff, FNP was born in Odessa, Texas but grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated with her RN in 2004 and worked as an emergency room nurse until 2016.

In 2016, Heather graduated with her FNP degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Heather has worked in various healthcare settings, including pediatric urgent care, family practice, and emergency room.

Heather is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a flight nurse in the aeromedical evacuation squadron.

When Heather is not caring for patients, she enjoys running, reading, learning, hiking, and traveling. Heather resides in Houston with her husband, their 3 kids, and 2 dogs.

Alfreda Batts, MD

Alfreda Batts, MD grew up in Houston, Texas and completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University at Prairie View.

She went on to medical school at UTMB and completed her residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land.

When Dr. Batts is not caring for patients, she enjoys dancing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and learning to play the guitar.

She currently resides in Houston with her lovable maltipoo.

Odiri Akushe, NP

Odiri Akushe, NP attended nursing school at the University of Texas at El Paso where she received her MSN/FNP degree. She returned a year later to the University of Texas Houston Health Science for post her masters degree in ER/Trauma recertification.

Prior to getting her MSN/FNP degree, she worked in various specialty units as a Registered Nurse, including surgery, ICU, ER, home health care as a director of nursing, acute hemodialysis, etc.

Odiri has been in Urgent Care now for about 4yrs and also has experience in family practice, internal medicine and psychiatry.

Alison Pain, MD

Alison Pain, MD grew up in Bulverde, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Biochemistry and Genetics. She went onto attend Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for Medical School and stayed at Texas Tech for her residency in family medicine.

When Dr. Pain is not caring for patients, she enjoys running, cycling, traveling, cooking, reading, and playing the clarinet. She currently resides in Cypress, Texas.

David Laughlin, DO

David Laughlin, DO received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1997. He attended residency at Eglin Air Force Base, where he was boarded in Family Medicine in 2003. Dr. Laughlin has been practicing medicine for 22 years in both civilian practice and the military. He retired from the military in 2012.

Dr. Laughlin is the proud husband to Donna, his wife of 28 years. They have four children, four grandchildren and four dogs. When not caring for patients, Dr. Laughlin loves to fish and to play golf.

Shalini Thomas, MD

Shalini Thomas, MD, MHA, MBA lived in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut before moving to Texas 15 years ago.

Shalini attended the State University of NY (SUNY) in Binghampton where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She then went onto graduate with her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University, and complete family medicine residency at the University of Texas Houston.

Shalini has 2 years in healthcare administration and 3 years in clinical medicine. She holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston at Clearlake and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Davenport University.

When Shalini is not caring for patients, she is spending time with family and friends or traveling. Shalini currently resides in Belaire, Texas with her husband, Elson, and their daughter, Aarya.

Juliet Breeze, MD

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.

Robbyn Traylor, MD

Robbyn Traylor, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robbyn L. Traylor, MD is a 6th generation Texan who was raised in Fort Bend county. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Prairie View A&M University. 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 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.

When Dr. Traylor is not caring for patients, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Terence Chang, MD

Terence Chang, MD

Terence Chang, MD FAAFP completed his undergraduate studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He went onto obtain his MD from UTMB in Galveston, Texas and completed his residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Chang finished his medical training at Bayfront Sports Medicine Fellowship Program with the University of South Florida and Eckerd College.

Dr. Chang is a fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine family physician and has been with Next Level Urgent Care as a staff physician since October 2013. Prior to Next Level, he served as faculty physician at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, taught medical students from Texas A&M and UTMB as a clinical assistant professor, and practiced at Physicians at Sugar Creek and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

When Dr. Chang is not at Next Level, his passion for sports medicine is keeping him busy. He has served as head medical team physician for a local NCAA Division 1 university and captain for the Houston Marathon’s finish line medical team. Dr. Chang also provides event coverage for USA Volleyball and Ironman Triathlons and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.

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

Wil Jeudy, MD

Wil Jeudy, MD

Wil Jeudy, MD was born and raised in Rio Grande, Texas and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He completed his medical degree at UT Health Science Center – Houston and went on to finish his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Jeudy specializes in Medical Bariatrics.

When Dr. Jeudy is not caring for patients, he is enjoying live music, photography, cooking, traveling, or exercising.

He would like to add that he is generally awesome.

Karen Rakers, MD

Karen Rakers, MD

Director of Employer Services

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.

Margaret Umah, MD

Margaret Umah, MD

Dr. Umah was born in Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 2009. She then completed her residency at Memorial Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Umah is a board certified family physician.

When Dr. Umah is not working at Next Level Urgent Care, she is practicing family medicine in other hospital and clinical settings in Richmond, Texas.

Dr. Umah loves her work 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.

Cynthia Amachree, FNP-C

Cynthia Amachree, FNP-C

Cynthia Amachree earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas in 2008 where she held many positions including president of her graduating class. She graduated Summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University with a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Cynthia is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society. During her schooling she merited multiple academic scholarships and completed her master’s study with a Thesis presentation examining “The effects of vitamin D deficiency in patients with insulin resistance or beta cell dysfunction”.

Prior to completing her graduate program, Cynthia’s clinical background and work experience was in emergency medicine where she worked as a registered nurse at Houston Methodist Sugarland Hospital for many years. One of her many qualities include being the “patient’s advocate” as she strives to ensure that each client’s needs are met with mutual and realistic expectations. She enjoys educating patients and her friendly approach is soothing to many.

Cynthia is a proud and loving mother of two young daughters and enjoys shopping and spending time with her husband and kids in her spare time.

Lisa Attales, ENP

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 since worked in Emergency Departments throughout the greater Houston area for the past 13 years.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, playing with animals, cooking, and having fun with family and friends.

Karen DuBose, ENP

Karen DuBose, ENP

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

She went on to receive 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.

Dorothy Colon, FNP-C

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 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Governors University. She went onto complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, graduating with High Honors.

Dorothy 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.

When Dorothy is not caring for patients, she enjoys painting, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends

Bethany Hubenak, PA-C

Bethany Hubenak, PA-C

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

She went on to receive 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

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.

When William is not caring for patients, he is cycling, hunting, or spending time with his family.

Christopher Jones, ENP

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. Christopher 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. In 2003, he was honorably discharged from the army, serving both active duty and reserve, with the rank of captain

Christopher currently resides in Tomball. When he is not caring for patients, Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Stephen Mack, FNP

Stephen Mack, FNP

Stephen Mack DC, FNP, originally from Los Angeles, California has been a primary care provider since 2004. Stephen is alumna of Eastern Michigan University where he majored in Biology in addition to being a football player on scholarship. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine.

Recently, Stephen 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.

Heidi Mansy, NP

Heidi Mansy, NP

Heidi received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree 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 has been spent in the ER, ICU, and cardiac catheterization lab. Upon becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2012, Heidi has spent most of her time in ER and urgent care settings.

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

Michael Morris, PA

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.

Michael has provided medical care in many spots on the globe including Antarctica. Medically well rounded, he has worked in orthopedics, urology, and the emergency room.

Michael is a graduate of University of North Dakota and George Washington University. He is married and lives in Richmond Texas. When he is not caring for patients, Michale enjoys restoring old cars, travel, and photography.

Ammie Naples, FNP

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.

Ammie obtained her Master’s degree in Family Nursing Practice at Prairie View A&M University, receiving highest honors as a Sigma Theta Tau awardee.

Ammie maintains a leadership role in the safety and security committee in Estates of Silver Ridge, Sienna Plantation where she and her family reside. Ammie is a hardworking individual whose life’s goals are ruled with ethics and respect and geared towards the service of the community.

Monica Nolan-Salazar, FNP-C

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 went onto graduate 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.

Monica is married and has three children and one grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, and leading her Girl Scout Troop. Monica is also fluent in Spanish.

Ivan Ranada, PA-C

Ivan Ranada, PA-C

Director of Clinician Development

Ivan Ranada MS, MPAS, PA-C received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Allied Health and Health Education/Corporate Health 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.

After PA school, Ivan started practicing in urgent care in Bellingham, Washington. He has been in urgent care for 8 years.

Ivan grew up in Europe (Spain, Italy, England) and tries to visit his family as often as he can. He enjoys going on medical mission trips, trying new restaurants, cooking and traveling. Ivan currently resides in Cypress, TX with his wife and 2 children.

Virginia Salao, NP

Virginia Salao, NP

Virginia graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing in 1996. She got her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and graduated 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, Urgent Care and Family Practice settings.

In her spare time, Virginia enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends. She is a mother of three with 2 dogs.

Sharon Johnston, ENP/FNP-C

Sharon Johnston, ENP/FNP-C

Sharon Johnston ENP/FNP-C graduated from University Texas Medical Branch where she earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She also completed her post-masters certificate in Emergency Trauma at the University of Texas Health Science. She is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine and urgent care.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Delta Chapter Honor Society, Houston Area Nurse Practitioner, and America Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Sharon enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, dining, and traveling.

Christine Wan, MD

Christine Wan, MD

Christine Wan, MD was born in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Baylor University. She obtained her MD at UTMB Galveston. She completed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, specializing in Family Medicine. Dr. Wan has 18 years’ experience in the medical field. A few of Dr. Wan’s most notable achievements include helping various companies set up clinics and programs for their employee health and developing expertise in workers’ compensation cases.

When Dr. Wan is not caring for patients, she is cooking, reading, and traveling. Dr. Wan resides in Houston with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 cats.

Ofonime Ntia, APRN

Ofonime Ntia, APRN

Ofonime Ntia, APRN was born in Nigeria and is a graduate of Maryville University, where he obtained his Masters of Science degree.

When Ofonime is not caring for patients, he is playing or watching basketball, reading anything he can get his hands on, and spending time with his 5 year old twins and 3 month old baby girl.

Ofonime resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife and children.

Scott Brown, PA

Scott Brown, PA

Scott Brown was born in Ohio and moved around the United States while his dad served in the Air Force.

Scott has a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hill University, and his MBA from Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

He has over 20 years of emergency medicine experience. When Scott is not working, he enjoys golfing, rock climbing, and supporting his children during their sporting events.

Robby Korah, NP

Robby Korah, NP

Robby Korah was born in Lufkin, Texas and moved to Houston at a very young age.

He has been working in the medical field for 7 years now and really enjoys working in acute care.

When Robby is not caring for patients, he is likely cheering on his favorite sports teams: The Rockets and the Texans. When his favorite teams are not playing, Robby might be engaging in his own sports match with friends, or pursuing his greatest passion, food, either by cooking or eating.

Jessica Sinclair, FNP-C

Jessica Sinclair, FNP-C

Jessica Sinclair, FNP-C was born in Flowood, Mississippi and is a graduate of the University of MS Medical Center, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Jessica has 6 years of experience in the medical field.

When Jessica is not caring for patients, she is spending time with family and friends, traveling, or attending sporting events. Jessica currently resides in Houston, Texas.

Mei Lene Ranada, PA-C

Mei Lene Ranada, PA-C

Mei Lene Ranada, PA-C was born in Brenham, Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Whoop!). She obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Mei Lene Ranada has 6 years’ experience in the medical field. One of Mei Lene’s most notable achievements includes being inducted into Pi Aloha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants.

When Mei Lene is not caring for patients, she is watching Aggie football, trying new restaurants, traveling the world, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mei Lene resides in Cypress, Texas with her husband, who is also a provider at Next Level, and their two children, Harper and Emerson.

Tamika Cole, PA

Tamika Cole, PA

Tamika Cole,PA was born on the military base of Fort Seal, Oklahoma and she has been raised in multiple cities across the country with Houston being her family’s final stop.

She attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelors in Science degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish. Tamika received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tamika loves reading, spending time with her family and watching the TIDE ROLL during football season.

Hilliary Spivey, PA-C

Hilliary Spivey, PA-C

Hilliary Spivey, PA-C was born in Clarksdale, MS and is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She obtained her Masters of Science in Medicine degree at Mississippi College.

Hilliary has 4.5 years’ experience in the medical field.

When Hilliary is not caring for patients, she is spending time with her kids, crafting, and traveling.

Hilliary resides in Houston, TX with her husband, Derio, and two daughters, Blake and Bailee.

Jennifer Roth, MD

Jennifer Roth, MD

Jennifer Roth, M.D. was born in Miami, FL and is a graduate of Brandeis University. She obtained her Medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. Jennifer completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in NY, specializing in Family Medicine.

Melanie Farrell, PA

Melanie Farrell, PA

Melanie Farrell, PA-C was born in Galveston, TX and is a graduate of University of Texas San Antonio. She obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UTMB in Galveston in 2014.

Melanie has practiced as a PA in hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and urgent care.

When Melanie is not caring for patients, she enjoys shopping, fishing, and traveling. Melanie lives in East Bernard with her husband and dog.

Courtney Lacey, APRN, FNP-C

Kaimera Lacey, APRN, FNP-C

Kaimera Lacey, APRN, FNP-C, is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she attended Langston University, and graduated with her BSN in 2000. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2006 with a Master’s in Nursing Education. After working in hospital administration for many years, she obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Her career as a nurse has included travel nursing, and working in the ER, ICU, bariatric medicine, and organ transplantation.

Kaimera is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her background and work experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner includes urgent care, emergency medicine, and primary care.

In her free time, Kaimera loves to spend time reading, shopping, cooking, and traveling the world. She is a proud wife and mother to three children.

Brenda Chavez, NP

Brenda Chavez, NP

Brenda Chavez, NP was born in Kansas and is a graduate of Wichita State University. She obtained her MSN degree specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the year 2000.

Brenda resides in Cypress with her husband. When she is not caring for patients, she is crafting, reading and traveling.<>/p

Allison Taylor, NP

Allison Taylor, NP

Allison Taylor, NP-C was born on the military base in Sumter, South Carolina and moved around the United States while her father served in the Air Force. She has lived in Asheville, North Carolina for the majority of her adulthood until recently relocating to her husband’s hometown in Texas.

She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, afterwards working as a RN in Pediatrics and PICU. Allison obtained her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University, and has worked as a NP in occupational medicine and urgent care.

Allison has 12 years’ experience in the medical field.

When not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, cooking (and eating!), and cheering on the Astros. Allison resides in Lake Jackson, TX with her husband.

Douglas Biediger, PA

Douglas Biediger, PA

Douglas Biediger, PA-C was born in Castroville, Texas and is a graduate of University of Texas Medical Branch. He obtained his Physician Assistant degree at UTMB. He completed his residency at UTMB, specializing in emergency medicine.

Douglas has 23 years’ experience in the medical field. One of Douglas’s most notable achievements was being inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

When Douglas is not caring for patients, he is participating in many outdoor activities, hunting, traveling, fishing, cooking, reading, and spending time with his grandsons at their hill country ranch.

Douglas resides in Brazoria County with his wife, Deborah and their 3 dogs.

Ana Bermea, NP

Ana Bermea, NP

Ana Bermea, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, was born in Richmond, TX and is a graduate of UT Health Science Center Houston where she obtained her MSN and post-masters certification in emergency medicine.

She has 13 years experience in the medical field.

Timothy Seay, MD

Timothy Seay, MD

Tim was raised in Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1983 and a master’s degree in microbiology in 1984. He then began medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, graduating with a medical degree in 1989. From there he went to Chicago to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine and began his career in medicine. After a few years at a level one trauma center in Houston, Time began a long career in entrepreneurial endeavors, primarily in medicine including building a 400 plus physician group, and construction of several health care facilities. After a brief attempt at retirement, Dr Seay found a home at Next Level Urgent Care Centers where practicing medicine is again very rewarding.

Haala Hai, DO

Haala Hai, DO

Haala Hai was born in India, and grew up in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated from University of North Texas- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine with her doctorate. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land, TX. She has three years of experience in the medical field, after medical school. During her training, she has done research on various topics like tumor markers and breast cancer awareness. She has done research in clinical medicine and ways to improve clinic flow and quality of patient care.

When she is not taking care of patients, Dr. Hai likes to travel, be outdoors, and volunteer in the community. She resides in Pearland, TX with her husband, her five year old son and her one year old daughter.

Kimberly Hsu, MD

Kimberly Hsu, MD

Kimberly Hsu, MD was born in Austin, TX and is a graduate of University of California- Berkeley, where she obtained her BA degree. She completed medical school at St. George’s University, and went on to complete her residency at UT Houston. Kimberly is board certified in Family Medicine.

When Kimberly is not caring for patients, she is taking Pilates classes, participating in outdoor activities, or trying new restaurants.

Kimberly currently resides in Houston, TX.

Michelle Reddick, PA-C

Michelle Reddick, PA-C

Michelle Reddick PA-C received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and her Masters in Health Science as a Physician Assistant from University of Oklahoma.

After PA school, Michelle moved to Sugar Land where she met her husband. She has practiced in Family practice, Orthopedics and Urgent Care.

In her free time she enjoys triathlons, snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Laura Williams, PA-C

Laura Williams, PA-C

Laura Williams, PA-C was born in Port Lavaca, TX and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She obtained her Physician Assistant degree at University of Texas. She has 12 years of experience in the medical field.

A few of Laura’s most notable achievements include Chamber Ambassador of the Year and Employee of the Month.

When Laura is not caring for patients, she is enjoying her 4 children and all of their activities, hunting and boating, and going on new adventures with her husband.

Laura resides in El Campo, Texas with her husband, 4 teenagers, and chocolate lab.

Rosemary Pinkard, FNP
 

Rosemary Pinkard, FNP

Rosemary Pinkard, FNP was born in Eunice, Louisiana and is a graduate of Houston Baptist University. She obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Texas Woman’s University.

Rosemary has three years of experience in the medical field as a nurse practitioner, specializing in female urology and family practice.

When Rosemary is not caring for patients, she enjoys doing any activity outdoors and spending time with her family. Rosemary resides in Katy, Texas with her husband and children.

Aaron Tracy, MD

Aaron Tracy, MD

Aaron Tracy, MD grew up in Providence, RI and is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gabier, OH. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and completed a post baccalaureate at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA from where he received his Masters in Healthcare Management Systems.

After completing his Masters program, Dr. Tracy went on to Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his family medicine residency at UT-Houston.

When Dr. Tracy is not caring for patients, he spends time playing ice hockey, lacrosse, working out at his local Crossfit gym, skiing, or fishing.

Edward Nwaboh, PA-C

Edward Nwaboh, PA-C

Edward Nwaboh attended Lagos City College and the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained his Bachelors degree. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2011 for his Physician Assistant training and was certified in 2013 following successful completion of the program. Edward has been practicing medicine as aPA past 6 years.

He presently resides in Houston. In his spare time he plays sports, soccer and basketball.

Stacy E. Cook, PA-C

Edward Nwaboh, PA-C

Stacy Cook was born in Michigan and grew up as a military “brat.” She attended Florida Southern College for undergrad where she obtained two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Mathematics and one in Health Science. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and went on to complete the Interservice Physician Assitant Program at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas.

Stacy has been in the medical field for over 7 years. A few of Stacy’s notable acchievements include receiving the Iraqi Campaign Medal and becoming an All-Army Women’s Softball Gold Medalist.

When Stacy is not caring for patients, you can find her participating in a slow pitch softball game, volunteering at Veteran Non-Profits, and being the best mom and wife she can be.

Avani Mehta, PA-C

Avani Mehta, PA-C

Avani Mehta lived in many different places throughout her childhood but moved to Texas with her family when she was around 10 years old and has been here since.

Avani attended Austin College and obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology.  She went on to complete the Physician Assistant program at UT Health San Antonio.

When Avani is not taking care of patients, she enjoys traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, hiking, and other outdoor activities.  Avani currently resides in Katy, Texas.

Dennis Byargeon, NP-C

Dennis Byargeon, NP-C

Dennis Byargeon was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He was born into a military family so he has lived in many places but has been in Houston since 1998.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practioner, Dennis was a medic for the U.S. Army. His love for medicine led him to complete the RN program at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing in 1994 and obtain his Nurse Practitioner license in 2012.

Since completing nursing school, Dennis has worked in various pediatric specialties including emergency medicine, ICU, and cardiology. Dennis also has experience in general emergency and urgent care medicine.

When Dennis is not caring for patients, you may find him fishing, hunting, or riding his motorcycle.

Dennis currently resides in Fulshear, Texas with his wife and two kids

Adelola Ashaye, MD

Adelola Ashaye, MD

Adelola Ashaye, MD graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science. She went onto obtain her medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Adelola completed her residency at the MacNeal Family Residency Program in Berwyn, IL where she received the Outstanding Research Award.

Adelola has over 10 years of experience in the medical field.

Stayed on for 4.5 years as faculty at MacNeal Family Residency, for the last 5 years at Houston Methodist Primary Care Group.
When Adelola is not caring for patients, she is spending time with her family, swimming, organizing, or decorating. Adelola currently resides in Pearland, TX with her husband and their 3 children.

Allyson Jameson, FNP

Allyson Jameson, FNP

Allyson Jameson, FNP was born and raised in Humble, Texas. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington and later, attained her Family Nurse Practitioner license.
Allyson has worked as a nurse for over 8 years, 6 of which were spent working in emergency medicine. She has worked in the urgent care setting for the last 2 years.

When Allyson is not taking care of patients, she enjoys traveling and photography.

Chelsie Krobot, MPAS, PA-C

Chelsie Krobot, MPAS, PA-C

Chelsie Krobot, MPAS, PA-C grew up in Bay City, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University for undergrad from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences.

Chelsie went onto attain her Physician Assistant license from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has over 6 years experience in the medical field.

When Chelsie is not caring for patients, she enjoys traveling, running, and cooking. Chelsie currently resides in Sugar Land with her husband and their 1 year old daughter.

Heather Duff, FNP

Heather Duff, FNP

Heather Duff, FNP was born in Odessa, Texas but grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated with her RN in 2004 and worked as an emergency room nurse until 2016.

In 2016, Heather graduated with her FNP degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Heather has worked in various healthcare settings, including pediatric urgent care, family practice, and emergency room.

Heather is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a flight nurse in the aeromedical evacuation squadron.

When Heather is not caring for patients, she enjoys running, reading, learning, hiking, and traveling. Heather resides in Houston with her husband, their 3 kids, and 2 dogs.

Alfreda Batts, MD

Alfreda Batts, MD

Alfreda Batts, MD grew up in Houston, Texas and completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University at Prairie View.

She went on to medical school at UTMB and completed her residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land.

When Dr. Batts is not caring for patients, she enjoys dancing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and learning to play the guitar.

She currently resides in Houston with her lovable maltipoo.

Odiri Akushe, NP

Odiri Akushe, NP

Odiri Akushe, NP attended nursing school at the University of Texas at El Paso where she received her MSN/FNP degree.
She returned a year later to the University of Texas Houston Health Science for post her masters degree in ER/Trauma recertification.

Prior to getting her MSN/FNP degree, she worked in various specialty units as a Registered Nurse, including surgery, ICU, ER, home health care as a director of nursing, acute hemodialysis, etc.

Odiri has been in Urgent Care now for about 4yrs and also has experience in family practice, internal medicine and psychiatry.

Alison Pain, MD

Alison Pain, MD

Alison Pain, MD grew up in Bulverde, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Biochemistry and Genetics. She went onto attend Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for Medical School and stayed at Texas Tech for her residency in family medicine.

When Dr. Pain is not caring for patients, she enjoys running, cycling, traveling, cooking, reading, and playing the clarinet. She currently resides in Cypress, Texas.

David Laughlin, DO

David Laughlin, DO

David Laughlin, DO received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1997. He attended residency at Eglin Air Force Base, where he was boarded in Family Medicine in 2003. Dr. Laughlin has been practicing medicine for 22 years in both civilian practice and the military. He retired from the military in 2012.

Dr. Laughlin is the proud husband to Donna, his wife of 28 years. They have four children, four grandchildren and four dogs. When not caring for patients, Dr. Laughlin loves to fish and to play golf.

Shalini Thomas, MD

Shalini Thomas, MD

Shalini Thomas, MD, MHA, MBA lived in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut before moving to Texas 15 years ago.

Shalini attended the State University of NY (SUNY) in Binghampton where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She then went onto graduate with her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University, and complete family medicine residency at the University of Texas Houston.

Shalini has 2 years in healthcare administration and 3 years in clinical medicine. She holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston at Clearlake and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Davenport University.

When Shalini is not caring for patients, she is spending time with family and friends or traveling. Shalini currently resides in Belaire, Texas with her husband, Elson, and their daughter, Aarya.