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Intern Class of 2013-2014

 

Daniel Cardenal, MD


Medical School Attended: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara


Medical topics of special interest: Geriatrics, Community Medicine, Research


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, sports, reading


Favorite Quotation: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -- Plato


Favorite Book: The Firm - John Grisham, The Racketeer - John Grisham


Favorite Movie: The Godfather Trilogy


Favorite Food: Nicaraguan cuisine


"I am a Family Physician because...
I can take care of patients' needs from prenatal to end of life care and develop long term relationships with patients."


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I chose this residency program because... it has a competent Faculty, great Residents and lovely Staff with a very comprehensive Family Medicine training. Being from Nicaragua and having studied in Mexico, I identify with the community of El Paso."


Enrique Cardenas, MD

Undergraduate University Attended: Monterrey Tech

Medical School Attended: Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos.


Medical topics of special interest: Sports Medicine, Community Medicine, Research


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Sports, traveling, watching movies, reading, listening to music


Favorite Quotations:

  • "Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad..."

  • "If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough"

  • "We don't know who we are, until we see what we can do"

  • "Travel is the only thing you can buy, that will make you richer"

 

Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom and anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Favorite Movie: The Godfather


Favorite Food: Mexican, Italian, and of course a good steak.


"I am a Family Physician because...I like treating patients as a whole, in different stages of their lives and not just at a certain point or a particular time."


"I chose this residency program because...As soon as I crossed the door and met everybody, I knew this was the place I wanted to be, it just felt like home."


Eduardo Garza, MD


Undergraduate University Attended: Texas A&M International University

Medical School Attended: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

Prior employment: Assistant Manager at a Custom Broker Business


Medical topics of special interest: Sports Medicine, Business Aspects of Medicine


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Reading science fiction, running, watching movies


Favorite Quotation: "The best way to predict the future is to invent it"-Alan Kay


Favorite Book: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - David Eagleman


Favorite Movie: Anchorman


Favorite Food: Steak and eggs


"I am a Family Physician because...I believe prevention is the best medicine and in Family Medicine there is greater opportunity to provide education and treatment from chronic ailments to patients."


"I chose this residency program because...being from a border town, I like the Hispanic culture and this program will provide me with the necessary tools to make sure I am a successful doctor."


Adam Gomez, MD

Undergraduate School Attended: University of New Mexico

Medical School Attended:Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

 

Medical topics of special interest: Continuity care, the Physician-Patient Relationship, rural medicine, sports medicine, preventive health care

 

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Spending time with family, fly fishing, hunting, farming, ranching, reading , hiking, cooking, shooting

Favorite Quotation: "When young men seek to be like you, when lazy men resent you, when powerful men look over their shoulders at you, when cowardly men plot behind your back, when corrupt men wish you were gone, and evil men want you dead...only then will you have done your share." -- Phil Messina

Favorite Book: Gospel of the Holy Twelve - Tao Te Ching

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Favorite Food: Steak and taters, my wife's pho, my mom's lasagna, my dad's green chile enchiladas

"I am a Family Physician because...I enjoy the rapport with my patients. I also like being able to address a broad range of medical conditions in the city and rural communities."

"I chose this residency program because...I have always wanted to return to El Paso for my residency training. From it location, leadership, strong record of certification, and dedication to excellence, the Texas Tech El Paso Family Medicine program has continued to surpass my expectations for medical training.."

 

Kimberly Gray, MD


Undergraduate University Attended: University of North Texas


Medical School Attended: University of Antigua


Prior Employers: General Electric, CitiCapital


Medical topics of special interest: Women's Health, Geriatrics


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Spending time with my kids and husband, outdoor activities, listening to VH1 Soul to relax


Favorite Quotation: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


Favorite Book: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - Virginia Wolfe


Favorite Movie: Transformers (#1)


Favorite Food: Anything and everything my mom cooks


"I am a Family Physician because...in what other area of medicine can you sit down and talk to people, connect with them and have a true impact on their entire lives? If you ask me...only Family Medicine. That is why I chose this specialty."


"I chose this residency program because...I know I will receive excellent training and teaching here. Also, I love the ‘down to earth' vibe of the people in the program. The group here is very welcoming, making for a pleasant learning atmosphere."


Michelle Iglesias, MD

Undergraduate University Attended: University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Graduate School Attended: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

 

Medical School Attended: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

 

Prior Jobs: Everything from research assistant to bartender

 

Medical topics of special interest: Public Health, International Health Care

 

Non-medical interests/hobbies: traveling, gambling, attending sporting events and concerts, cooking, and kissing my son until he yells at me to stop

 

Favorite Quotation:"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -- M. Gandhi

 

Favorite Book: The Bible

 

Favorite Movie: Too many to list!

 

"I am a Family Physician because...I couldn't decide what area of medicine I loved most. Family Medicine allows me to do a little bit of everything."

 

"I chose this residency program because...I wanted to reunite with my family. Plus, El Paso offers a great patient population to serve."


Lucia Madera, MD


Undergraduate University Attended: University of Colorado at Denver


Medical School Attended: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara


Prior Job: Receptionist at a law office


Medical topics of special interest: Women's Health, Public Health


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Spending time with family and traveling


Favorite Quotation: "Learning is like healing. It takes time."


Favorite Book: The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho


Favorite Movie: Legends of the Fall


Favorite Food: Chiles en Nogada


"I am a Family Physician because...I enjoy the comprehensive care of all age groups."

"I chose this residency program because...I love the friendliness of people in El Paso and ithis program! Border health is something that I have a particular interest in and there is an opportunity to work with a large population affected with unique problems found only in the border region."


Jose Mendoza, MD

Medical School Attended: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Medical topics of special interest: Hospital Care, Urgent Care, Community Medicine


Non-medical interests/hobbies: Sports, running, listening to music, reading comic books


Favorite Quotation: "A man has two responsibilities in life: One is to be happy, and the second is to make everyone around him happier."


Favorite Book: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne


Favorite Movie: The Specialist


Favorite Food: Rib-eye Steak


"I am a Family Physician because...Family Medicine reinforces clinical aptitudes with a diversity of pathologies and a compassionate manner."


"I chose this residency program because...I can provide compassionate care, receive intellectual stimulation, and build lifelong friendships with the community."


 
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