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Who we are

Our Mission

Providing the highest quality health care services for children in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

We strive to create the friendly and pleasant environment for both children and their parents. We know that going to a pediatrician for a wellness check-up or a sick visit can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s exactly why we make every effort to make your experience at our clinics as positive and as wonderful as possible.

Through Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite, PedCare Medical Group, has been providing quality medical care to children of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for over 20 years. In the fall of 2000, Dr. Nunez started his first practice in Mesquite. Since then we have opened two more locations: Pediatric Clinic of Sunnyvale and Pediatric Clinic of Garland. We understand the importance of swift medical attention. We welcome walk-ins and same day appointments.

Join our team!

Are you an administrative or healthcare professional who is passionate about medicine and loves kids?

Click “Join our team” to reach out to our career coordinator directly for open positions!

Did you know?

Children under 1 year of age require multiple check-ups but are vulnerable to common diseases.

To minimize exposure, Our Wellness Centers are located next to our main clinics and are dedicated to providing routine and preventative care.

Our Services.

everything you need under human care

Complementary After Hours Nurse Hotline

We have a team nurses, ready to answer your medical outside our regular business hours. Just call our regular office line and press “8”.

Cryotherapy for wart removal

Most warts can be treated with cryotherapy in our office. Ask your doctor if cryotherapy is appropriate for your child’s wart.

Dedicated flu clinics during flu season

During the early flu season, we offer a variety of flu shot clinics to fit your schedule.

Stiches / Laceration Repair

The goals of stiches/laceration repair is to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection.

Rapid in-house Laboratory Screening Tests

We offer rapid testing for strep throat, flu, CBC, HIV, lead, urinary symptoms (UTI’s) and diabetes.

Ingrown nail removal

An ingrown nail occurs when the top corner or side of your nail or toenail grows into the flesh next to it.

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Billing and Insurance

PAD values our patients and our number one priority is to provide our families with the highest level of pediatric treatment and services. Our office also feels it is important to work together with our patients to adapt to the changing way healthcare is financed and delivered. The information is being provided to assist your family in understanding the insurance process, financial policies of our office and the obligations and responsibilities of our patient.

Billing Office Administration
(214) 369-3303 Office
(214) 265-9563 Fax

Participating or In-Network Patients

Patients are encouraged to seek care from a “Participating” or “In-Network” physician or “Provider” in order to receive the highest level of reimbursement under their health plan. As a participating network provider, the provider has contracted with the managed care health plan or “Network” to provide services at a negotiated fee which is typically less than the provider’s billed charge. The negotiated fee or “Contract/Network Discount” is provided to the provider and patient, in a statement referred to as the “Explanation of Benefits”, upon processing of the insurance claim. In addition to any discount, the explanation of benefits will include payment made by the insurance company, any patient amount owed for the services such as co-pays, coinsurance, deductibles and non-covered services. It is important that patients review these statements carefully to insure claims are paid according to the patient’s benefits and plan coverage. The amount noted in the patient responsibility does not include payments already made to the provider for the services. This would mean if the amount shown in the patient responsibility was already paid to the provider, additional payment should not be due to the provider.

Filing Insurance Claims

PAD files insurance claims for all health plans in which we participate.

If PAD does not participate with your health plan, payment is due at the time services are rendered for treatment in the office and the patient must file insurance for reimbursement. As a courtesy, PAD will file insurance for hospital services, regardless of plan participation. Patient amounts due for hospital services after insurance, will be billed to the patient once insurance has been processed.

Filing Your Own Insurance

An itemized receipt is provided by PAD at the time of check out. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting the appropriate account representative, in our Billing Office. This receipt is required when submitting a claim to the patient’s insurance company for reimbursement. Most insurance companies require a claim form be completed and submitted to the insurance company along with the itemized receipt. Claim forms can usually be obtained from the employer or insurance company by requesting via the telephone or downloading from the insurance company’s website. The address for submitting claims can typically be found on the insurance card or in the plan benefit booklet provided by the health plan.

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance plan listed below. Our office does not accept Medicaid.

  • Aetna Health Plans POS and PPO
  • Baylor Scott and White
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross POS and PPO
  • Blue Choice POS and PPO
  • Cigna Health Plan HMO, POS, PPO, OAP, and Local Plus
  • Coalition America/Stratose
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Healthcare PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthSmart ACCEL
  • HealthSmart GEPO
  • HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana-Choice Care PPO
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • MultiPlan Viant/Beech/ppoNext PPO
  • PHCS PPO * Multiplan
  • Texas Bluebonnet Health Plan PPO, EPO, HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO, HMO, POS, and Compass EPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization PPO
Patient Financial Responsibility Statement

We are pleased to service our families by providing quality medical services and assisting in the billing process. However, it is important that our families understand that ultimately the financial responsibility of these services rests between the patient and the health plan. We hope this summary will be helpful in understanding your insurance and obligations.

The patient, parent or guardian accompanying the patient is responsible for providing our office with a valid and current insurance card. We must be notified of any changes, prior to rendering services. Patients unable to provide valid insurance information may be required to pay in full at time of service or reschedule their appointment.

The patient, parent or guardian accompanying the patient must pay any co-payment and applicable deductible amounts, as directed by insurance, at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made with our office.

The bill will be sent to the health plan on record for direct payment to our office.

If insurance has not paid our claim within 60 days, we may expect payment from the patient.

If by mistake, the health plan remits payment to the patient, payment should be forwarded to our office along with all the paperwork sent to you at the time.

The patient, parent or guardian will remain responsible for any services that are not covered or noted as patient responsibility by the health plan.

Some of the reasons health plans may refuse or deny payment of a claim are:

  • The provider of service is not listed as the primary care physician “PCP” for the patient, and/or no referral was obtained or the provider is out of network.
  • Services provided were for a pre-existing illness that is not covered by the patient’s health plan.
  • The patient’s deductible or co-insurance amount has not been met.
  • The type of medical services received is not covered by your plan or subject to a maximum benefit allowance (generally per calendar year).
  • The health plan was not in effect at the time the service was rendered.
  • The patient has other insurance noted as the primary carrier which must be filed first.
  • The insurance company requires the patient to contact them regarding whether or not the patient is covered by another health plan (generally required to update at least annually).
  • Services indicate the patient was seen for an injury or accident. The patient must provide information regarding the accident or injury to the health plan as requested, before the claim will be paid.
  • The patient or dependent receiving the services is not showing as a covered dependent under the health plan.

Please note that payment collected at the time of service may not reflect the full patient responsibility after insurance. Our office is not responsible for any limitations in coverage that may be included in your plan. Should your health plan deny claims for any of the above reasons, you will then become responsible for the bill. It is the responsibility of the patient to pay denied amounts in full. We advise our families to understand their insurance benefits and review explanation of benefits and patient billing statements carefully. If you feel there has been an error, always contact the appropriate party with questions within a timely manner. Patient amounts owed are considered past due 30 days after the date of the initial billing statement. Anytime the patient is aware there will be a delay in payment, whether by the patient or insurance, it is important to notify our billing office of the situation. PAD understands that circumstances can sometimes arise. However, to allow additional time to pay, work through insurance problems or to establish other payment arrangements, we must be informed.

Newborn or Dependent Changes and Insurance

We understand when a change in dependent status occurs it is likely to be a very busy time in our families’ lives. However, it can be very costly to overlook the requirements of your health plan with relation to dependent changes. It is extremely important to understand this process and time restrictions involved.

Upon the birth of a newborn dependent, adoption or other change to a dependent status, you must contact the employer and/or health plan to add new dependents within the time limits defined by the health plan. Most insurance companies require notification of the change within 30 days from the date of birth, adoption or event date. If you already had dependent coverage prior to the birth of a newborn, adoption, etc., please be advised the insurance company will not automatically add the new dependent to the health plan. Failure to add the new dependent may result in a lapse of insurance coverage for the new dependent, meaning all services provided during the lapse time are the responsibility of the patient. Contact the employer or health plan with further questions regarding this process.

Insurance Referrals and Authorizations

Some health plans require insurance referrals or pre-authorizations in order to receive treatment from a specialist or for special services or medications. It is the responsibility of the patient to know their benefits and request the required referral or pre-authorization prior to receiving the services for which the referral or authorization is needed.

Referrals and Authorizations may be requested by contacting the Referral Desk in our Billing Office at (214) 369-3303.

Failure to Pay

Continued failure to respond to billing statements or make payments may result in the suspension of certain non-urgent services and ultimately in dismissal from our practice. Please be advised outstanding debts will be forwarded to a collection service where unpaid balances will be reported to the appropriate credit agencies.

Overpayments and Refunds

Should you feel you have made an overpayment to our office or are awaiting a refund based on insurance reimbursement, please contact the appropriate account representative in our Billing Office with questions. If you are entitled to a refund, our office will issue a refund check to the responsible party listed on the account, upon request. Due to the frequency of visits in pediatrics, if we do not receive a specific request for a refund, overpayments are applied as a credit to the patient’s account and applied towards future visits in our office.

Should you have any questions about this summary or any billing issues, we encourage you to discuss it with our Billing Office. We appreciate your dedication to our physicians and are happy to have your family as part of our practice. We look forward to providing many years of service to your family.

Administrative Services

Call (214) 369-7661 for the following administrative services:

  • Patient Accounts
  • Insurance Questions
  • Immunizations
  • Medical Records
  • Physician Referrals
  • Accounts Payable

Our goal is to provide quality, compassionate care and service to each and every one of our patients. If for some reason you feel that we have not met this goal, please contact us immediately so that we may reach out and remedy any issues that you have prior to formal actions. Please, allow us the opportunity to contact you within 48 hours so that we can address the problem directly.

In addition to contacting us directly, our online feedback form is available for your use!

PAD Feedback Form

Dear PAD families,

In an effort provide your family with excellence in pediatric care, the PAD team is interested in your feedback. Please, feel free to fill out the following form, email us directly at info@pad-dallas.com, or download this pdf version and mail it to:

Pediatric Associates of Dallas
7859 Walnut Hill Ln
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75230

Medical Records Release

PAD Release of Medical Records Policy

In keeping with this practice’s duty to protect patient confidentiality, we will not release confidential medical information without strict adherence to state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Original medical records are the property of the treating physician and as such will not be released from this facility unless in accordance with a court order, subpoena, or statute. Original medical records are never allowed to leave this facility without prior authorization and approval by the treating physician(s).

This facility recognizes the right of patients to obtain copies of their medical records or have them forwarded to another designee such as a relative, physician, or attorney.

A fee of $25 is charged for copying, mailing, or otherwise complying with any approved request for the release of medical records in accordance with limits set by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Authorization Forms

Oral requests for the release of medical records will not be honored. Any patient requesting release of his or her medical records must complete the attached Medical Records Release Form. Alternative release forms will be accepted only at the discretion of the office manager and/or Medical Records staff.

A parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the Medical Release Form when the patient is a minor. No other persons will be permitted to sign a record release in lieu of patients without a court order or similar legal directive.

The patient, or other person authorized to consent, has the right to withdraw consent to the release of any information. Such withdrawal must be in writing. No information should be released after consent has been withdrawn.

A copy of the written Medical Records Release Form must be retained and placed in the patient’s permanent medical record.

Meet Our Team

our expert team of medical providers

Ernesto Nuñez, MD & Founder

Ernesto Nuñez, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician. He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Nunez grew up in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic where he attended INTEC Medical School. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York associated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Nunez has privileges with the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He divides his time between seeing patients and managing the clinics to ensure that we provide our staff and our patient with the best in technology and medical testing.

Dr. Nunez has been a Pediatrician in Texas for over 20 years. He opened his first practice in Mesquite in 2000 as a solo practitioner. Since then he has been joined by a group of talented healthcare providers.

Betzi Teran, MD

Dr. Betzi Teran was born in Bolivia, where she received her medical degree at the Universidad Privada Del Valle in 2003. She completed her internship with honors at Univalle Hospital and her Pediatric residency at Lincoln Hospital doing rotations at various hospitals including Montefiore Children Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Upon finishing her residency she moved to Dallas and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and currently works at our new location in Sunnyvale.

Dr. Teran enjoys all aspects of general pediatrics, but has a special interest in breastfeeding, nutrition, and developmental. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Carlos, and two children Alexander and Stephanie.

Jeanette M. Ramos, MD

Dr. Jeanette M. Ramos Bermudez was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, where she was raised by her adorable parents. She has one older sister and one younger brother. Dr. Ramos is product of the public education system of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Ramos obtained a bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus on 2005. In the same year, she began studying medicine in San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Caguas, Puerto Rico obtaining her Doctor in Medicine degree on 2009. On 2010, Dr. Ramos began her pediatric internship at the Saint Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. On 2013, Dr. Ramos become a pediatric specialist and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite in the same year.
Dr. Ramos is interested in patient care, preventive medicine, nutrition and physical activity in order to prevent pediatric obesity. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Ramos has two beautiful children, Pierre Andres and Isabella Sofia. She enjoys spending good quality time with her family.

Lilliam Ivette Garcia Cortes

Lilliam Ivette Garcia Cortes, M.D., is a board certified Pediatrician. She received her medical training at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, graduating with high honors in 1996 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Pediatric University Hospital San Juan Medical Center in 1999. After she completed her training, she received vast recognition for her outstanding work as the Chief Resident of Pediatrics.

Due to her extensive knowledge of pediatric critical care she was appointed In-house attending Pediatrician at Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Ponce Puerto Rico in July of 2000. Dr. Lilliam Garcia actively participated in the training of Pediatric residents as a faculty member of Ponce School of Medicine for the past 14 years. Her greatest satisfaction was to be a part of the new residents training and to help families, children and newborns in their most critical time.
The mother of two beautiful children, Dr. Garcia is aware of the role of the Pediatrician in the promotion of healthy habits and the prevention of injury and illness. “Children are our future and I am committed in starting them with a healthy beginning by providing excellent medical care.”

Mariel Silva, MD

Dr. Mariel Silva is a Board Certified Pediatrician and fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics. She joined Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite in 2010.
Dr. Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her Medical Degree (MD) from Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. Following, she did her residency in Pediatrics at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she served as the Chief Resident in 2007. During her residency she concentrated her research on allergy and asthma related problems. Dr. Silva is fully bilingual in English and Spanish..

Rudy Guajardo, PA

Rodolfo Guajardo, also known as “Rudy”, was born and raised in the bordertown of Laredo, Texas. He then moved to San Antonio where he completed his bachelor’s degree in biology while volunteering at University Hospital in San Antonio. Nationally recognized for it’s outstanding medical educational program, Rodolfo Guajardo received his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies on December of 2010 at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions. During his training around the DFW metroplex, he found his love for children and began his career in Pediatrics. Rodolfo Guajardo has been a member with Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and Sunnyvale since February of 2011. He enjoys exercising, traveling, going to the movies and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Tania Diaz, MD

Tania Diaz, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Diaz is a graduate of the Autonomous National University of Nicaragua . She completed her pediatric residency at Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital (associated with Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico) in 2007. During her training she participated in many scientific research studies in the fields of asthma and diabetes. She was a resident representative in the hospital administrative committee and the National Committee of Interns and Residents. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as an American Academy of a Pediatrics Scholarship. Dr. Diaz has also been appointed as a Clinical Instructor for medical students and was selected as a Chief Resident during her residency. Her articles have been published in Neo Review Magazine. In addition, she has actively participated in the Reach Out and Read program (reading for kids).

Though extensively trained and experienced in every area of pediatrics, Dr. Diaz has also developed a special interest in allergy and asthma management, dermatology, endocrine, nephrology, upper and lower respiratory infections, newborn care, patient education and prevention.

She joined our practice in 2008 and is affiliated with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Diaz loves kids! She is married and is the mother to two beautiful boys, Oscar and Carlos.

“I am dedicated to promoting excellent quality medical care; and to having integrity, compassion and empathy with my patients and their families”

Veronica Forsythe, MD

Dr. Mariel Silva is a Board Certified Pediatrician and fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics. She joined Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite in 2010.
Dr. Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her Medical Degree (MD) from Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. Following, she did her residency in Pediatrics at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she served as the Chief Resident in 2007. During her residency she concentrated her research on allergy and asthma related problems. Dr. Silva is fully bilingual in English and Spanish..

Audrey Gonzales, PA

Audrey was born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX, a small border town. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Houston-Downtown, with a bachelors degree in Biology. There she was involved in undergraduate research which led her to work at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Audrey worked in clinical trials using Adoptive T Cell therapy to treat stage III/IV metastatic melanoma patients. She moved to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions, where she received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in December of 2017.

She loves traveling with her husband to different countries, learning from different cultures, painting, and soccer. She enjoys practicing preventive medicine, working with children and establishing lasting relationships with families.

Maria Burk, PA

Maria Burk was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and moved to Dallas, Texas where she was raised by her amazing parents and grew up with her two older brothers. Throughout high school in Garland, she accumulated over 1,500 volunteer hours across DFW and the country. She then moved to Denton where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology at The University of North Texas. Internationally recognized for its outstanding medical educational program, Maria received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with Honors in December 2017 from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center School of Health Professions. After graduating, she was awarded a position at Medical City Plano and Medical City Arlington for a PA residency program in Emergency Medicine, in which she treated thousands of patients in a level one trauma setting.

Maria has always loved children; her professional care for them in the emergency room led her to Pediatric Clinic of Garland in March of 2019.

She enjoys traveling, sports, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and husband.

Sheila Capre, MD

Dr. Rosalind Lopez was born and raised in southern California. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class in 2011. She went on to complete an internship year at New York Medical College in 2012, and in 2016 completed her pediatric residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, in El Paso, Texas. She has been in private practice in the Dallas area since completing her residency. Dr. Lopez is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and maintains hospital privileges at Children’s Medical Center and Medical City Children’s Hospital.

“My goal as a pediatrician is to provide quality and compassionate care to my patients and their families. I take every opportunity to teach and encourage them to develop healthy lifestyles. My hope is that they go home with the peace of mind knowing that we addressed and discussed their every question and doubt regarding their child’s well-being. For me, no concern is inconsiderable when it comes to your child’s heath.”

Alison Ryan, MD

Dr. Airall-Ryan graduated from St Georges University School of Medicine in 2005, and completed her internship and pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Ryan is board certified and enjoys every facet of providing primary care for children from birth to age 18. She has been a practicing physician in the state of Texas since 2008 and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Sunnyvale family in 2013.

Joshua Langhorne, MD, FAAP

Joshua Langhorne is originally from the DFW area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Philosophy-Psychology-Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then remained at Washington University to attend a medical school and spent some time learning Spanish in Spain, Mexico, Nicaragua and Bolivia. He also practiced his medical Spanish through volunteer work at La Clinica, a free medical clinic for the immigrant community in St. Louis. He completed his residency training at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York, an academic children’s hospital affiliated with Columbia University in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Dr. Langhorne is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and he has an active membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the designation F.A.A.P. (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics). His interests include eczema and asthma, and he has enjoyed his time at the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and the Kids Wellness Center since 2010.

Patrick Tarango, PA

Patrick Tarango was born and raised in El Paso Texas but left home to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated with honors. Soon after earning his Bachelor’s degree Mr. Tarango spent 1 1/2 years teaching Biology and Chemistry at the High school in Waco Texas. In 2002 Patrick was accepted into the UT Southwestern School of Allied Health and received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2004. Mr. Tarango has been with the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite since January of 2005. He enjoys working with children and is always looking to have a positive impact on the lives of his patients. Patrick is the proud father of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending the quality time with his family, however, when not at home, he will usually be found at the golf course working on his golf game.

Yuly Carrera, MD

Dr. Yuly Carreras is a graduate of INTEC, a private University and Medical School in the Dominican Republic. She completed her Pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a full service medical center and teaching hospital affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College in the South Bronx region of New York City. During her training she participated in multiple pediatric researches. She wrote several case reports that were presented in medical meetings and published in Pediatric in Reviews and Consultant for a Pediatrician.

Dr. Carreras joined our practice in 2013 and is affiliated with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She has always been passionate about kids, and more so since the birth of her first son, Diego. She is absolutely fascinated by the process of newborns becoming young adults. She feels blessed since the moment she has become a mother.

Dr. Carreras is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Medical Association.

Martin Gomez, MD

Doctor Martin Gomez joined our Pediatric clinic team in October of 2010. He finished his Medical School at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia in 1990. He has been practicing pediatrics medicine for over twenty years. These include the extensive practical experience gained in the emergency and tertiary medical care of pediatric patients while completing i the 3 year residency-training program in Pediatrics at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia in 1996. The 3 year residency-training program in Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center was completed in 2000. The program at Maimonides has included rotations at the following primary care institutions, all located in Brooklyn, New York: Maimonides Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center (trauma center), and Coney Island Hospital. After finishing his residency in New York he worked as a staff pediatrician for the following Health Care Centers: Clinica Santa Maria, Brownsville, TX, September 2000-April 2001; Pediatrics of Dallas, Dallas, TX, May 2001- December 2006; South East Dallas Health Center- Parkland Hospital COPC, December 2006 – October 2010.

In addition, Doctor Gomez has passed the general Pediatrics Certifying Examination given by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a staff member in the Clinical Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is also a fully bilingual pediatric medical doctor with excellent skills in written and spoken English and with native proficiency in Spanish. The combination of his extensive training and pediatric experience distinguishes him as a qualified primary care pediatrician.

Yesenia Sigala, PNP

Yesenia Sigala-Garcia received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner License in 2008. Before receiving her Master’s degree, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas with a focus on pediatric gastrointestinal disease, general pediatrics, Neurosurgery, and Plastic surgery. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003. The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board certifies her to practice, and she is a member of the NAPNAP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Professional Association). Yesenia Sigala-Garcia has been with the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite since August 2008, where she has enjoyed working with children and their families. She approaches her practice from a disease prevention perspective, and enjoys seeing children from birth to adolescence. She is licensed to perform wellness examinations, diagnose and medically manage common childhood illnesses. She is always looking for opportunities to provide teaching and health promotion to patients and their families.