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The Faculty
 

Ron Cook, D.O., MBA, ABFP, ABOFP, FAAFP, FACOFP

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Braddock Chair
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, 1993

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2012-2015
  • Chief Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2014-2015
  • 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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1997-2000
  • Family Medicine Clerkship Director, 2013-Present
  • Family Medicine Pre-Doctoral Team Director, 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016-Present

Dr. Babb's Quote:
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."  Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)

Kelly Bennett, M.D., FAAFP

Bennett

Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, 1995

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine, 2003
  • Chief of Staff, Student Health 1999-2002
  • Medical Director, Student Health Services 2002-2016
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2014-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.

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)

 

Jose Chi, M.D. 

Insituto Superior De Ciencias Medicas De Santiago De Cuba, 1997Dr. Chi picture

  • Mental Health Tech, Citrus Health Network, Miami, FL, 2010-2012
  • Case Manager, Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, FL, 2010-2012
  • Physician Liaison, Doctors Hospital, Miami, FL, 2012-2013
  • Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016-Present

Dr. Chi's Quote:

 

 

 

John Culberson, M.D. 

Dr. Bradley

New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 1992

  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, 2001-2002
  • Fellowship, HRSA Primary Care Research and Faculty Development, UTHSCH,TX 2002-2004
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, BCM, 2004-2014
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2014-Present

Dr. Culberson's Quote:

Jack W. Dyer, M.D.

Dyer

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, 1989

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Medical Director, University Family Physicians, 1993-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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, M.D. 

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
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,  2016-Present

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

 

 

 

Stephen Gates, M.D. 

Southwestern Medical School, 1980Dr. Gates picture

  • Fellowship,Hospice and Palliative Care, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Southwest Medical School, Dallas, TX, 1994-1995
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2010-2013
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2010-2013
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Physician, Seton Health Care System, Austin, TX
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2016-Present

Dr. Gates' Quote:

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:

 

 

 

 

KEELEY HOBART, M.D. 

Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2013Dr. Hobart's picture

  • Graduate of Family Medicine Accelerated Track, 2013
  • Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Family Medicine Program, 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016-Present

Dr. Hobart'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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1995-1998
  • Chief Resident, 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.

Linton

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1981

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, 1984
  • Private Practice 1984-2005
  • Clinical Professor Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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)

 

 

LOuis Lux, M.D. 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Dallas, TX, 1985Dr. Lux's picture

  • Medical Director, Lighthouse Hospice, 2007-2011
  • Medical Director/Founder, The Lighthouse at Altenheim, Inpatient Palliative Care Unit, 2008-2011
  • Chief Hospital Medicine, St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center, Round Rock, TX, 2011-2015
  • Hospitalist/Group Leader, Team Health Hospital Medicine, St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center, Round Rock, TX, 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2017-Present

Dr. Lux's Quote:

Jim McDonald, M.D.

McDonald

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005
  • Physician, Student Health Services, 2005-present
  • Assistant Medical Director, Student Health Services, 2007-Present
  • Clinical Faculty, 2005-Present

Dr. McDonalds's Quote:

Jennifer Mitchell, M.D., FAAFP

Mitchell

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1993

  • Residency Training, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA, 1993-96
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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, 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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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.

Peck

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1990

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Assistant Professor, 1993-1994
  • Private Practice, 1995-1997
  • 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., FAAFP 

Prahbu

Texas A&M University, 1995

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Fellowship Training in Academic Medicine, 1999
  • Director, Community Engagement, 2013-Present
  • Block Director, Development of Clinical Skills
  • Co-Clerkship Director Family Medicine Accelerated Track
  • Co-Medical Director, Free Clinic
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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.

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 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1992

  • Residency Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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

Sheets

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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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

 

 

Eileen Sprys, M.D. 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2013Dr. Sprys' picture

  • Graduate of Family Medicine Accelerated Track, 2013
  • Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2013-2016
  • Chief Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2015-2016
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2016-Present

Dr. Sprys's Quote:

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-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Appointment, Texas Tech University Department of Psychology, 2013-Present

Dr. Trotter's Quote:

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

Warner

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, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 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

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