Ruchdi Barakat

MD- Medical Director
Dr. Barakat received his initial training at Damascus University and graduated with an MD degree in 2002. He completed Internal Medicine residency at the Univ

Brett Stephens

MD- Assistant medical Director
Dr. Stephens is a native Texan who graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999, followed by a degree in medicine from The University of Texas at Houston i

Heidi Sperandeo

RN Practice Administrator
Heidi began her healthcare career in 1996 as a Dialysis patient care technician while pursuing her Registered Nursing Degree.  She worked as an RN in both N

Ida Gonzalez

Ida has 25 years of experience as a dialysis technician in both acute and chronic dialysis facilities.  She was employed by Select Specialty Hospital for over

Teresa Lavell

R.T. (R)
Teresa graduated from San Jacinto College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Radiography in 2000. She has specialized in interventional rad

Tim Kightlinger

BSN, RN Marketing Director
Tim, a native New Yorker, graduated from Bryant and Stratton College in 1991 with a degree in Electronic Technology. He then began working in the dialysis fiel

Alicia Martinez

Aly is from Carrizo Springs, Texas.  She is married and has two sons.  She began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant in Laredo, Texas in 1995

Hector Bucio

Administrative Assistant / Scrub Tech
Hector was born in Michoacán, Mexico and is the youngest out of eight siblings.  He moved to Houston in 1989 where he graduated from high school, attended Lo

Eron Ellis

Billing Specialist
Eron Ellis is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and has a degree in Ethics from the University of Oklahoma. She has experience in billing for independent labo

B.J. Smiley

Graduating from high school in 1999, B.J. had football dreams in his head. Heading to Tyler Junior college, B.J. got his first inkling of what was to become h

Meka Martin

Administrative Assistant
Meka Martin grew up in the small town of Philadelphia, Mississippi, where she attended Meridian Community College.  Eager to further her education, as well as

Ashley Martinez

R.T. (R)
Ashley was born and raised in Southwest Houston.  She attended Memorial Hermann’s Radiography program and graduated in 2000.  Ashley received a “Clinical

Giselle Sesteaga

PAD Specialist
Giselle is a Medical doctor graduate from Mexico.  She completed a one year internship in the Houston Medical Center.  After graduating from Medical School, s

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