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The Faculty



Braddock Chair
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, 1993

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Diplomate, ABFP, 1996
  • Diplomate, ABOFP, 2001
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, 2002
  • Associate Residency Director, 1996-2001
  • Director of Maternal/Pediatric Services, 1996-2004
  • Assistant Professor, 1996-2003
  • Residency Director, 2001-2009
  • Associate Professor, 2004-present
  • Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine, 2007-2011
  • Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine, 2011-2012
  • Braddock Chair, Department of Family Medicine, 2012-present

Dr. Cook's Quote:
The Department of Family & Community Medicine has a strong commitment to team effort, including faculty, residents and staff (including their families).  It is our goal to walk beside our new colleagues throughout their stay here as well as for the rest of their lives.

charla allen, M.D.

Dr. Babb

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2012

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock, 2012-2015
  • Chief Resident, 201402015
  • Assistant Professor, 2015-present

Dr. Allen's Quote:

Franklyn Babb, M.D., FAAFP

Dr. Babb

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock, 1997-2000
  • Attending Physician, Covenant Hospital - Levelland TX, University Medical Center - Lubbock TX, Cochran Memorial Hospital - Morton TX, 2001-2010
  • Medical Director, Levelland Nursing Home, South Plain Community College Student Health, Levelland TX,  2001-2010
  • Medical Director, Interim Hospice, Levelland TX, 2010
  • Assistant Professor, Meharry Medical College Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dept. of Family Medicine, 2010-2012
  • Attending Physician, Nashville General Hospital - Nashville, TN, 2010-2012
  • Family Medicine Clerkship Director, 2013-present
  • Assistant Professor, 2012-present

Dr. Babb's Quote:

Kelly Bennett, M.D., ABFP


Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 1995

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine, 2003
  • Staff Physician, Student Health 1998-1999
  • Chief of Staff, Student Health 1999-2002
  • Medical Director, TTU Student Health Services 2002-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor 1999-2005
  • Assistant Professor 2005-present

Dr. Bennett's Quote:
I love Family Medicine because I get to do a little of everything... babies, teens, adults, and the elderly.  I like knowing I'm trained to handle almost anything these patients can throw at you.

Craig Bradley, M.D.

Dr. Bradley

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1992

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Private Practice, Levelland, 1995-1997
  • Private Practice, Nacogdoches, 1997-2006
  • Private Practice, Nantucket, MA, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Professor 2008-present

Dr. Bradley's Quote:
"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." --Charlie Brown

Katherine B. Chauncey, Ph.D., R.D.

Dr. Chauncey

Texas Tech University, 1992

  • Public Health Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian and Instructor, 1969-1992
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, 1998-present
  • Fellow, American Dietetics Association, 1997-present
  • Director of Nutrition, Center for Integrative & Nutritional Medicine, 2001-present
  • Assistant Professor, 1992-2002
  • Associate Professor, 2002-2008
  • Professor, 2008-present

Dr. Chauncey's Quote:
"Let food be thy medicine." (Hippocrates)

Jack W. Dyer, M.D.


University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, 1989

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Medical Director, University Family Physicians, 1993-present
  • Assistant Professor, 1993-present

Dr. Dyer's Quote:
Whatever you decide to do in life, always do your best and have fun along the way.

David Edwards, MD

Dr. Edwards

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residency training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, 2002-2006
  • Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2006-2007
  • Private practice, Topeka, KS, 2007-2009

Dr. Edwards' Quote:
"The physician needs a clear head and a kind heart; his work is arduous and complex, requiring the exercise of the very highest faculties of the mind, while constantly appealing to the emotions and higher feelings." - Sir William Osler

Jamie Haynes, M.D.

Dr. Haynes

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2004

  • Residency training, Valley Family Medicine, Renton, WA, 2007
  • Private Practice, Washington, 2007-2008
  • Assistant Professor, 2008-present

Dr. Haynes's Quote:

Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.

Dr. Jones

Texas Tech University, 1983

  • University Administration and Teaching, 1977-1991
  • Research Director, 1992-present
  • Director, Presidential Scholars in Geriatrics, 2001-present
  • Assistant Professor, 1992-2003
  • Associate Professor, 2003-2011
  • Professor, 2011-present
  • Regional Director, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, 2009-present
  • Vice Chair over Research, Department of Family Medicine, 2011-present

Curriculum Vita for Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.

Dr. Jones's Quote:
No matter what your skill allows or your compassion demands, you must communicate your message clearly, precisely, and cogently, or its power is diminished.

Kelly Klein, M.D.

Dr. Klein

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 1995

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock 1995-1998
  • Chief Resident, TTUHSC Department of Family and Community Medicine 1997-1998
  • Covenant Medical Group 1998-2011
  • Assistant Professor, 2011-present

Dr. Klein's Quote:

Kit Linton, M.D.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1981

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Amarillo, 1984
  • Private Practice 1984-2005
  • Clinical professor TTUHSC, 1984-2005
  • Director, Obstetric Services
  • Medical Director, Carillon Living Center
  • Assistant Professor, 2005-present

Dr. Lintons's Quote:
Family Practice--From womb to tomb; from sperm to worm!   (Bill Ross MD--First Chairman of Family and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern)

Jim McDonald, M.D.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock, 2005
  • Physician, Student Health Services, 2005-present
  • Assistant Medical Director, TTU Student Health Services, 2007-present
  • Clinical Faculty, 2005-present

Dr. McDonalds's Quote:

Jennifer Mitchell, M.D., FAAFP


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1993

  • Residency Training, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA, 1993-96
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, TTUHSC 2007
  • Staff Physician, Faculty & Director of Women's Health, U.S. Army Eisenhower Medical Center, 1996-2000
  • Medical Director, Clerkship Coordinator and Faculty,
    Baylor Family Practice Residency Program, Garland TX, 2000-2003
  • Associate Residency Director, 2003-2006
  • Assistant Medical Director, TTU Student Health Services
  • Associate Professor, 2003-present
  • Professor, 2011-present

Dr.Mitchell's Quote:
Have a plan for your life so you are not reacting to situations; instead you will be controlling your destiny.

Felix Morales, M.D.

Dr. Morales

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2003

  • Residency Training, UTMB Department of Pediatrics, 2003-2005
  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock, Dept. of Family Medicine, 2005-2007
  • Staff Physician, Family Care Center - Pecos Couty Memorial Hospital, Ft. Stockton TX, 2007-2008
  • Staff Physician, Friona Rural Health Clinic - Parmer Medical Center, Friona TX, 2009-2012
  • Assistant Professor, Lubbock, 2012-present

Dr. Morales's Quote:

Frederick Onger, M.D.

Dr. Onger

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1995

  • Residency Training, Corpus Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, 1998
  • Residency Program Director, 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, 1993-1994
  • Private Practice, Abilene, TX, 1998-2004
  • Assistant Professor, TTUHSC, Abilene, 2004-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Lubbock, 2008-present
  • Vice Chair over Clinical Issues, Department of Family Medicine, 2011-present

Dr. Onger's Quote:

Elizabeth Kimberli Peck, M.D.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1990

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Assistant Professor, 1993-1994
  • Private Practice, 1995-97
  • Medical Director, Center for Integrative and Nutritional Medicine
  • Course Director, Foundations of Medical Sciences, 2003-2005
  • Assistant Professor, 1997-present
  • Assistant Dean for Admissions, 2009-present

Dr.Peck's Quote:
Family Practice is freedom in medicine. The scope of your practice is limited only by your desires.

Fiona Prabhu, M.D., ABFP


Texas A&M University, 1995

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock
  • Fellowship Training in Academic Medicine, 1999
  • Director, Pre-Doctoral Program Team, 2003-present
  • Course Director, Skills for Patient Assessment
  • Associate Course Director, Patient in Film
  • Family Medicine Clerkship Director
  • Assistant Professor, 1998-2005
  • Associate Professor, 2005-present

Dr.Prabhu's Quote:
My enjoyment of Family Medicine comes from watching the development of the entire family over time.

R. Michael Ragain, M.D., M.S.Ed.


 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1992

  • Residency Training, TTUHSC Lubbock, 1995
  • Master's Training, University of Southern California
  • Associate Residency Director, 1995-1997
  • Residency Director, 1997-2002
  • Education Director, 2001-present
  • Assistant Professor, 1996-2002
  • Associate Professor, 2002-2011
  • Braddock Chair, 2002-2011
  • Professor, 2011-present
  • University Medical Center Medical Director, 2011-present

Dr. Ragain's Quote:
Family Medicine is moving to the forefront of medicine again as society rediscovers the importance of a holistic, patient-centered approach to medical care. At Texas Tech Family Medicine, our goal is to provide a supportive environment to enable developing physicians to become the best they can be.

Randall E. Sheets, M.D., ABFP


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1981

  • Residency Training, USAF Regional Hospital Carswell, 1981-1984
  • Family Practice Physician, USAF Hospital Altus, OK, 1984-1986
  • Family Practice Residency Instructor, USAF Regional Hospital Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX, 1986-1988
  • Family Physician at Integris Family Medicine Clinic in Atlus, OK, 1988-2013
  • Assistant Professor, 2013-present

Dr. Sheets's Quote:
"He who studies medicine without books sails in uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." - Sir William Osler

David Trotter, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhang

Texas Tech University, 2012

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University, 2007
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2011-2012
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Behavioral Sciences, 2013-current
  • Adjunct Faculty Appointment, TTU Department of Psychology, 2013-current

Dr. Trotter's Quote

Ronald Warner, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1971
University of California-Davis, 1976
The Ohio State University, 1987

  • Private Practice, Veterinary Medicine, 1971-72
  • U.S. Air Force Public Health, Veterinary Service, and Research, 1973-1993
  • Consultant Epidemiologist, City of Lubbock Health Department, 1996-present
  • Director, Family & Community Medicine Travel Clinic, 1996-present
  • Course Director, Introduction to Biostatistics (MSI), Assessing Medical Evidence (MSII), Principles of Epidemiology (GIPM 6303)
  • Associate Professor, 1994-2010
  • Professor, 2010-present

Dr. Warner's Quote:
"A scientist suffered confusions,
Brought on by statistic delusions.
Though he worked till he lathered,
The data he gathered
Refused to support his conclusions" (W.W. Armstead, D.V.M.) little bit.

Yan Zhang, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Zhang

Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences, Health Services Research, 2005

  • Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1996
  • China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Meridian Research, 1999
  • Instructor & Graduate Assistant, Old Dominion University, College of Health Sciences, 2000-2005
  • Diplomate, Oriental Medicine and Diplomate, Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Research and Management, TTUHSC, 2005-2011
  • Associate Professor, 2011-present

Dr. Zhang's Acupuncture Page

Dr.Zhang's Quote: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  -- World Health Organization, 1948