Local residents, community leaders and patients joined HMPCG physicians and executives at a special grand opening of the El Camino Real location on May 24. League City Chamber of Commerce members performed a ribbon-cutting for the event, and more than 125 guests attended to meet the physicians, tour the beautiful facility including the on-site lab, and enjoy light bites and prize drawings.
Houston Methodist is committing to the health and wellness of families in an impactful way, with a major expansion of services benefiting households living in the Bay Area and surrounding communities.
Treating everyone from newborns to the elderly, residents can now experience compassionate health care in a way that has more commonly been associated with the Texas Medical Center, right in their own neighborhood. Two new convenient Houston Methodist Primary Care Group (HMPCG) locations, several new physicians and additional amenities, are all a part of how we’re making leading medical care more accessible for you and your loved ones.
“With the Bay Area growing at a tremendous rate, it’s important for us to expand our footprint to continue making the health of this community our top priority,” said Stephen Spielman, MBA, MHA, president of HMPCG. “We are proud to invest in the health of this region, and to lead the charge in bringing family-oriented, primary care that is synonymous with Houston Methodist to the residents of the Bay Area.”
Convenient, Comprehensive Care
In addition to the existing practice conveniently located on the campus of Houston Methodist St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, HMPCG has opened two new close-to-home options in the Bay Area in 2016. The Webster location, where family medicine physician Phillip Mark Aguilar, MD, practices, opened its doors in January. A larger facility at the corner of El Camino Real and Pineloch Drive welcomed new patients beginning in April. The El Camino Real location is home to four primary care physicians with two physicians starting in September — collaborating to provide a full range of care from routine wellness to more complex treatment.
“At HMPCG, we work hard to place your family at the center of everything we do,” said Spielman. “Our physicians are among the best in their respective fields, and they each provide a unique brand of expertise met with both commitment and compassion. We’ve made significant investments in our infrastructure to make the entire experience as convenient as possible for those we treat, and to provide state-of-the-art facilities that are both comfortable and accessible – always with our patients in mind.”
The newly constructed facility located at 14903 El Camino Real brings expanded clinic and exam room space to meet both existing and future needs of the Bay Area community, as well as an on-site laboratory for advanced diagnostics and patient convenience.
Among the many valuable conveniences that patients enjoy with HMPCG include same-day appointments for when care is needed right away, online appointment scheduling to accommodate preferential dates and times, and a fast, secure portal for communication with your primary care team. All of our HMPCG Bay Area physicians are proudly affiliated with Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, meaning patients have greater access to the leading network of specialists for unparalleled continuity of care in the event of hospitalization.
Additionally, having exceptional care around the corner is not only convenient for residents, it’s beneficial for their overall health and pocketbooks too. According to a study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), people who live in communities with easier accessibility to premier primary care, tend to experience lower healthcare costs overall, fewer hospitalizations and better long-term health outcomes due to earlier medical diagnosis and better disease management.
“We are pleased to provide personalized care for our patients in such a well-designed environment so close to home,” said Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD, one of four physicians currently providing care at the newest HMPCG location on El Camino Real. “Whether your child needs a physical for the upcoming sports season or you need help in managing diabetes, our expansion accommodates for whatever medical need may arise. Easier access is key to optimal health and wellness of our entire community, and that benefits us all.”
Meet The Doctors
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group has three convenient locations in the Bay Area, providing a highly skilled team of primary care physicians to treat patients of all ages.
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group
14903 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77062
- Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD – Internal Medicine
Dr. Chittimireddy’s clinical interests are arthritis, chronic pain, chronic lung disease and diabetes. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College in India, and completed her residency at Trinitas Hospital – Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.
- Niloufar Ghadiri, MD – Internal Medicine
Dr. Ghadiri received her medical degree from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and completed her residency at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in allergic rhinitis, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and weight management.
- Zenithe Pierre Ware, MD – Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dr. Ware received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine, and specializes in a broad range of conditions, including the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension.
- R. Sam Lingamfelter, DO – Family Medicine
Dr. Lingamfelter provides physicals and specializes in preventive medicine, treating a number of conditions for patients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown.
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group
2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 302
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
- Sonya Khan, MD – Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
Dr. Khan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, conditions of the thyroid, pituitary and endocrine system, and general women’s and men’s health. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
- M. Carmen Visus, MD – Internal Medicine
Dr. Visus received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis. She specializes in the management of a variety of chronic diseases and conditions, including hypertension, asthma and diabetes.
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group
13920 Osprey Court, Suite A
Webster, TX 77598
- Philip Mark Aguilar, MD – Family Medicine
Dr. Aguilar has clinical expertise in the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and thyroid disease. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and completed both his residency and internship at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital.
To schedule an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/appointments or call 713.394.6638.