These are just some examples of the talent, expertise and wide variety available with our staffing services. Our team grows daily.
Dr. Clay Watson
Functional Medicine Trained, Medical Director/ Physician (Texas/ Colorado)
Dr. Clay Watson is a graduate of New York Medical College class of 2005. He completed his residences at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado and then went on to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010. After completing training, Dr. Watson has thoroughly enjoyed caring for patients from the very sick to the routine check-up. He is constantly reading about the latest advances in medicine and looking for new ways to take care of his patients. Dr. Watson is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas and the State of Colorado.
DNP, RN, FNP-C
Mitzy's goals are to increase convenient access to healthcare services, provide education to prevent illness, early disease recognition and treatment, assist in managing chronic conditions, offer close follow-ups, and communicate with other providers, as an advocate for the health of her patients. Mitzy has dedicated her career to telehealth. Mitzy wants to eliminate the barriers that exist between healthcare providers and patients and remain available during times where access to care is decreased- after hours and weekends. Mitzy developed a unique care model to offer concierge health services to busy families. Mitzy's goal is to promote early disease intervention in hopes of decreasing unnecessary emergency and urgent care visits.
Mitzy recognizes that every person is unique and has different circumstances that affects their health. Her goal is to develop strong relationships with her patients, so that she works in a partnership to develop individualized treatment and follow-up plans to fit patient specific needs and schedules.
Mitzy is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, an International Honor Society of Nursing.
• Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Doctor of Nursing Practice, 4.0 GPA
• UT PARTNERS Scholarship
• Recipient, School of Nursing Faculty Award of Excellence
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Houston Baptist University
• Recipient, Outstanding BSN Graduate
• Fast-track 911: A pilot quality improvement study evaluating the effectiveness of utilizing the emergency severity index for prehospital patient triage.
Dr Joanne Feaster
Dr. Joanne Feaster (DBA Natural Choice Medical Care, LLC) is a board certified Naturopathic Physician with over a decade specializing in Natural Healthcare in the great state of Arizona. She is originally from New York.; completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. She is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Feaster is a member of both the Arizona and Oregon Naturopathic Associations. She is happily married and is the proud mom of three rescue dogs. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, aviation, sailing, family and friends. She is passionate about Natural Medicine and the Healing Power of Nature inherent in each patient. Dr. Feaster successfully treats patients who struggle with chronic medical conditions and, as also with patients with acute medical conditions, through her patient centered and individualized approach to care. Both natural and conventional treatments are provided at Natural Choice Medical Care.
B VITAMIN INJECTIONS
BOTANICAL MEDICINE AS WELL AS CONVENTIONAL MEDICINES
INTRA VENOUS THERAPIES
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND SHIATZU
NON-NARCOTIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
Dr. Tolbert Wilkinson
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Tolbert Wilkinson attended Wake Forest University in that state and graduated Magna Cum Laude in premedical studies with a Phi Beta Kappa key and awards for outstanding performance in College Theater, Social, and fraternity work. Since his father and two uncles are physicians and one brother was chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Massachusetts and another brother in private practice of surgery, Dr. Wilkinson was directed into premedical studies by family tradition. Each attended Duke University Medical School and interned there. During his junior year, plastic surgery was introduced as part of his curriculum and quickly became his prime interest. After internship and an additional year of residency in general surgery with a strong emphasis on plastic surgery, he transferred to the Emory University program at Grady Hospital in Atlanta to complete qualifications for board certification in general surgery. This prerequisite for plastic surgery training was completed in 1967. Two years of plastic surgery residency training at St. Louis University were followed by two years as a staff plastic surgeon in the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. After rejecting several offers for academic positions, Dr. Wilkinson chose to be Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Center in San Antonio in 1971. Numerous scientific articles on general reconstruction were published at that time in conjunction with a successful residency-training program under his direction. Several of the young men he trained are in private practice in this area. Dr. Wilkinson left the full time faculty in 1973 and established a private practice, which primarily concentrated on the developing field of aesthetic surgery. Expansion became necessary in 1978 and established an office surgical center incorporating the concepts of total patient care with operating rooms, postsurgical cleansing, instruction, skin care, and the spa program techniques. Dr. Wilkinson has continued to lecture and publish in major plastic surgery journals on subjects in aesthetic surgery, including pioneering work in the “limited” abdominoplasty, malar implants, lip enhancement, submental surgery for the aging neck, platysma surgery in young adults, breast reconstruction, and breast cosmetic surgery and in suction assisted fat removal. He has served as faculty member, instructor, and program chairman of meetings of the International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgeons, the British and French Aesthetic Surgery Societies, Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Monterrey, and Missouri Plastic Surgery Societies, and as “Maestro” for the International Symposium in Guadalajara as well as national symposia sponsored by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the Lypolysis Societies. Dr. Wilkinson was selected to be on the faculty of the first advanced course in suction assisted lipectomy and the ASPER international symposia on new procedures in plastic surgery. He edits a journal of techniques titled “Technical Forum” which is distributed to over 600 plastic surgeons. His original tattoo removal technique is followed in 5 countries and 15 states as well as San Antonio. In addition to medical writings, Dr. Wilkinson was a contributing editor for POLO Magazine and had undertaken a number of safety related projects for the United States Polo Association including drug control and on-field emergency care procedures. He was a founder of the American Medical Equestrian Association and served as its first president. He is currently a member of the International Society for Clinical Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and other related organizations. For over 30 years until now, Dr. Wilkinson has limited his practice to cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Dr. Wilkinson’s three textbooks are still in print. Dr. Wilkinson retired from private practice in June 2014, after more than 40 years in practice. In September 2014, Dr. Wilkinson successfully completed training in skilled wound care with Skilled Facility Health Care Solutions, Inc. in California and was actively employed by them for over 2 years. He joins TeleMedVIP to provide ongoing primary care concierge services and continue his commitment to the medical field.
Dr. Flavia Thomas
B.S., C.N., Functional Certified Nutritionist
With a background in corporate America as a Professional Development Trainer, Ricki Lee McKenna, BS CN, owned and operated a multi-faceted consulting and training business in Houston, Texas, for 10 years. She created and facilitated workshops on professionalism: Team building, communications, professional image, wholistic health management and etiquette. Corporate clients include: Gulf States Toyota, Southwestern Bell, Foley’s department stores, Dow Chemical, the Houstonian Fitness Center and others. Independent clients included Kathy Whitmire, Mayor of Houston and George Martinez, president, Sterling Banks. In 1998, after moving to Basalt, CO, Ricki became a licensed, Certified Nutritionist through the National Institute of Nutrition Education -- American Health Science University, and was one of the best-known nutritionists in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. She returned to Houston in 2014. For the past 18 years Ricki has been and counseling with people and researching nutrition topics that can benefit overall health and nutrition, especially “food vs medications”. Ricki has been quoted in USA Today and writes informative nutrition articles for the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times and The Healthy Planet. For Williams Sonoma, she does food preparation and demonstrations, and collaborates with alternative healthcare practitioners, Care Givers and senior residences (The Forum, Belmont, Brookdale, Villages on the Park and in the Heights) and recreational facilities in Houston, TX. She has appeared on local TV and radio and taught nutrition and cooking classes at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen and Basalt. Ricki facilitates interactive discussions and nutritional programs for organizations, schools, clubs and businesses including; the Aspen Club & Spa, Maroon Creek Club, Glenwood Recreation Center, Challenge Aspen, Kids First and Roaring Fork Kids (re nutrition for children), Glazier and Fonteno Senior Centers, Village on the Park, and Heights, Belmont and Brookdale Senior Residences, The Forum Memorial Woods, Houston Area Continuity of Care, Unity Church and business and social networking groups in Houston, TX Ricki is a founding partner of the Aspen Natural Cooking School, Mchealthy’s SOUP’s ON, and CHOOSE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, and is a founding member and presenter for Davi Nikent Integrative Wellness seminars (Colorado) and is a professional member of the National Association of Nutritional professionals (NANP), Memorial Women’s Business Network, the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Houston Area Continuity of Care, and the Senior Services Alliance, with a private nutrition practice CHOOSE HEALTH SOLUTIONS in the Houston, TX area. Constantly updating her education, Ricki specializes in the growing number of Seasoned Citizens a.k.a. baby boomers, and the 70+ year-young groups. She holds seminars and workshops on digestive and preventive health and reversing chronic disease with food and without drugs. After returning to Houston in 2014, to be closer to family, Ricki now incorporates medical foods, supplements and programs from carefully researched sources to use with her clients and patients in her nutrition practice. As a functional nutritionist, Ricki is proud to help those in need to reduce and/or eliminate prescription drugs in favor of food.
Dr. James Alan Herd
Dr. James Alan Herd graduated in 1956 from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Canada. In 1963, he completed his training in Physiology, Psychobiology and Internal Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1963 until 1979 he served on the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School conducting research, education and clinical medicine in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease.
In 1980, he was appointed Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Preventive Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. He retired from his academic appointments in 2001. He is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas.
Since 2013, he has been providing medical support for programs to reduce risk for hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke using personal face to face interaction and telehealth technology.
His experience combining personal contact and telehealth technology makes it possible for TeleMedVIP to provide the best possible support for education and management of diabetes and hypertension to prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia.
Marcia Baker PhD.
LPC, LCDC, ACPS
Marcia has a PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor and Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist. She is currently a Psychology Fellow and practicing therapist. She has developed programs and worked as a therapist in the substance abuse treatment, prevention and behavioral health field for over 30 years. She utilizes her education and experience to provide a holistic approach when treating emotional/physical health issues for all ages. Her research expertise is in psycho social oncology with families of children that had cancer and substance use prevention. She is a trainer for Strengthening Families Training Certification, Towards No Drug Abuse Certification, Positive Action, Youth Mental health First Aid and Prevention Skill training program for substance abuse prevention professionals and teaches/ trains adjunct in the field of substance abuse, prevention and mental health for numerous colleges and educational institutions. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has been a Yoga practitioner for over 25 years. Awards and accomplishments include: 2007, Hope Award in Houston from Sierra Tucson, 2008, Addiction Professional of the Year, Houston, 2008, Appointed by the Mayor of Houston to Drug Policy Task Force for Prevention, 2009, Vice President of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Houston Chapter and in 2013 nominated for White House Champion of Change for Public Health and Prevention.
Certified Stress Management Coach
Lolita Guarin came to Houston back in 2000 from Lithuania in search of an American dream. After
working in the corporate environment she noticed that stress drastically impacted her health, and she
sought out a holistic approach to manage her busy life. She has been teaching stress management for five years. She got Certified as a Stress Management Coach from Spencer Institute back in 2015.
Lolita blends her expertise as a Stress Management Coach and Life Coach to understand and deliver the
best possible support to her clients. This help comes in the form of blending approaches to manage
workplace stress, time management strategies, movements, and exercises to lower stress, meditation, mindfulness and other techniques.
Lolita Guarin facilitates one on one consultations and group workshops. She is also an author of a book "Crush Stress While You Work" which is available on Amazon. She is dedicated to educating everyone how to manage stress and live a happy, fulfilling life.
Dr. Christina Mills
Dr. Christina Mills is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch where she also completed her residency training in psychiatry in 2018. She has an enthusiasm for providing holostic psychiatric care, recognizing that each patient is unique and requires a tailored treatment to best target their specific needs. She enjoys treating both affective and psychotic disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, but has a special interest in telepsychiatry. She is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. In a addition to practicing psychiatry, she is a dedicated wife, mother, and cupcake shop owner.
(LCSW, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC, Texas) - Mental Health Therapist
Kim has been in the field of counseling and mental health for 17 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana; a Masters of Counseling from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona; and a Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She is licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced-based treatment for trauma. Her experience as a therapist includes diverse populations, adolescents and adults; and military (active, separated, retired). Her areas of specialty include relationship issues, parenting, blended families, work-life adjustments and stressors, trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse. She has experience conducting court-mandated counseling, and court-mandated assessment and reporting. As a Christian, Kim engages in both faith-based counseling as well as secular counseling, depending on her client’s desire.
FNP-C Advanced Practice Nurse
Danielle is an Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Family Health and Wellness. She is originally from Austin, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked in the emergency department for 5 years before returning to school to further her education. Danielle then graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in emergency medicine and functional medicine. Danielle’s main goal is to deliver holistic and preventative healthcare to ensure her patients live their healthiest and best lives. She enjoys educating, empowering, customizing patient care, and developing meaningful relationships with her patients.
Dr. Jamie Guyden
Jamie Lynn Guyden, MD is a medical doctor whose training is in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Integrative & Functional Medicine. This New Jersey native began her medical career in Houston, Texas immersed in the conventional medicine model. Her career took a drastic turn in 2010 as her personal health journey compelled her to reevaluate her professional interests. Her then 18-year struggle with Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) had become overwhelming and unacceptable. She sought out holistic approaches that would lead to life changing management. Dr. Guyden is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas.
Health and Wellness Coach & Personal Chef
Christina is originally from Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Austin with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Fitness. She then traveled to Napa Valley, CA to gain her Associates Degree in the Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America. She has been a professional cook for over 6 years, but decided to become a personal chef to have a more one-on-one relationship with her clients' dietary needs and wants. She is a strong believer in food as medicine and that food should be enjoyed while also making us feel our best on the inside and out.
AGNP-C Advanced Practice Nurse
Susanna is an Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Adult and Geriatric Health and Wellness. She has a strong foundation in disease management specializing in chronic illness and has an extensive background in emergency triage. Her focus is to ensure her patients live their healthiest life, with a focus on holistic and preventative care. From treating a cold to re-vamping a life style, Susanna will support her patients each step of the way, guiding them to optimal health. Susanna holds a Master's Degree in Nursing and is a certified Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a certification in case management and an additional Bachelor's degree in psychology.
Susanna lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three active boys, spending her free time on the soccer fields. As a mom, Susanna knows how important it is to teach our children the importance of health and wellness, and it is never too late to start. She looks forward to building strong relationships with her patients and would be honored to be part of their wellness team.
Dr. Yong Pratt
Dr. Yong Pratt is an internist/Hospitalist in Sioux City, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Unitypoint St. Lukes in Sioux City Iowa, Unitypoint Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years.
Physician Advisor (Colorado)
Dara Vino P.A.-C
Dara M Vino has practiced as a Board Certified Physician Assistant for 15 years. She is skilled in assessing and treating illness and optimizing wellness. Dara graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Medical Science in 2003. Her educational background and knowledge influence her biomedical and functional holistic approach to nutrition and healthy living. Dara has over 6 years of experience working in Neurology at The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center of Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Vino was recognized as the foremost PA to prescribe Apomorphine Hydrochloride injections for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. She also worked as a sub-investigator in over 70 clinical trials for the treatment of movement disorders during her career.
Dara has 3 years of experience in orthopedic and trauma surgery. She is skilled in the areas of inpatient and outpatient medical care. In clinic-based primary care Ms. Vino also specializes in homeopathic, naturopathic, and environmental medicine.
Dara's broad based knowledge combined with the preventative philosophies of functional medicine offer a well-rounded approach to expand Health and Wellness. Ms. Vino relishes the opportunity to educate patients about the preventative opportunities and treatments made available to them by telemedicine. She is a high-energy practitioner and looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with patients while administering tailored treatment plans, and helping individuals achieve their health goals. Dara utilizes the following supplements: Standard Process, Ximogen, and Designs for Health.
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Jason T. Guinn
Jason Guinn is a resident of Montgomery, Texas and a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Jason received his training in 2017, to become certified by the State of Texas and is currently working as Peer Support Specialist. Jason has been serving in his capacity as a Peer Support Specialist since 2008. Jason completed his degree in Behavioral & Social Sciences in 2010, and is currently pursuing a degree in Humans Services.
Dr. Paul Zhang
Dr. Zhang practices conventional medicine and holistic medicine. As a physician-scientist, he is board-certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and integrative and holistic medicine. He is also a practitioner of medical acupuncture. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has specialized in medical treatment of cancers, chronic conditions such as COPD, CHF, gastroparesis, and fatigue, depression. As a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, he strongly advocates the application of evidence-based comprehensive and integrative approaches to treatment and health restoration.
He was named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in 2008. Dr. Zhang is a well-known researcher and clinician in the areas of cancer stem cells, novel therapies, and solid tumors. He was among the first to define the growth requirements of cancer stem cells. He described the use of a novel class of drugs that induces cancer differentiation and cell death, histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. He is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology.
Dr. Zhang received his medical degrees from Hebei Medical University and Beijing University, was a resident physician at Columbia University, and a medical oncology fellow at Yale University. Dr. Zhang’s areas of and expertise include gastrointestinal (GI), lung, and prostate cancers. He has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.
Expertise, experience, and dedication to quality matter a great deal to Dr. Zhang. He has been in community practice and academia for over 10 years, and innovation has become his lifelong passion.
Education and Credentials
Clinical Fellowship: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Cancer Research Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Internal Medicine Residency: Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical Acupuncture Certificate: Helms Institute at Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA
Former Assistant Professor of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Prasada R Nalluri MD is a board certified Physician specializing in Internal Medicine and emergency care. Dr. Nalluri has 20 years of experience in emergency medicine as well as Internal medicine. Dr. Nalluri was trained in university of Nevada school of medicine residency program after completing his medicine from Rangaraya Medical college of Andhra university India. He speaks English, Telugu languages in addition to be able to understand Hindi.
Sexual Health Coach, Emotional Support Coach/ MPH
Lisa Davis MPH has two decades of experience as a health educator and a broadcaster. She has worked as a health educator in the realm of sex, HIV, and Hepatitis C as well as a personal trainer and health coach. With a master's degree in public health, she is creator, host, and producer of the syndicated It's Your Health radio heard on regional NPR as well as host/producer of Talk Healthy Today and Talk Fitness Today by AIM Media (of Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, and Better Nutrition magazines). She is host/producer of Naturally Savvy Radio heard online on RadioMD, iHeart Radio Talk, TuneIn, Stitcher, iTunes, UberRadio, and TalkStreamLive. In addition to developing radio shows, Lisa has created, produced, and hosted health television shows. Her first show, Health Power was seen on KRUZ-TV in California. She was also a regular contributor to Carol Alt’s national health TV show on FOX News Channel A Healthy You. Her book, Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health comes out in January 2019. She will also be an emotional support coach on Season 2 of the hit docu-reality series Reversed on The Discovery Life Channel.
(CPT, SFN, HHP)
LaShanna D. Leonard-Moore
LaShanna Leonard-Moore (CPT, SFN, HHP) is a wellness advocate who believes hope, help and healing belongs to everyone. LaShanna is degreed and certified in nutrition, fitness, and holistic health which covers several treatments and modalities. She is the founder of LaShanna Leonard Inc, a bicoastal wellness practice that specializes in women's health. Her concentrations include nutrition, weight management, stress management, hormone health, reproductive health and gut health. LaShanna is a graduate from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Ms. Moore works with various organizations and councils educating and advocating for extended healthcare reproductive care, congressional recognition for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hormonal balance within the women's community. LaShanna is a member of the Council of Holistic Health Educators, the National Association of Naturopathic Professionals and Health & Fitness Association Community Intelligence of California."