2012 Super Docs

What makes an outstanding physician? Compassion, skill, experience and an amazing ability to resolve patients’ health challenges and improve their lives. We salute the 52 Scott & White physicians recognized as 2012 Super Doctors/Super Dentists for their innovation, talents and dedication to their patients. Their skilled services improve the health of the people of Central Texas—sometimes in extraordinary ways—and that’s exactly what Scott & White is all about.

Allergy and Immunology

John E. Dvoracek, MD
John Dvoracek, MD
Director, Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Patient Care Emphasis

Food Allergy, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Allergic and Other Persistent or Recurring Nasal, Asthma and Reactive Airway Diseases, Ear & Sinus Conditions, Foods & Certain Insects, Hives (Urticaria), Skin Testing for Inhalants, Stinging Insect Allergy, Swelling (Angioedema)

David R. Weldon, MD
David Weldon, MD
Director, Allergy and Pulmonary Lab Services for College Station

Patient Care Emphasis

Allergic Rhinitis, Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, Asthma, Contact Dermatitis, Drug Allergies, Eczema, Food Allergy, Hereditary Angioedema, Immunodeficiency Disorders, Cough, Allergy Testing, Hives (Urticaria), Immunology, Allergic Skin Disorders

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Anesthesia Critical Care

David P. Ciceri, MD
David Ciceri, MD
Medical Director, Surgical Trauma ICU
Director, Divisions of Cardiac Anesthesia & Critical Care

Patient Care Emphasis

Critical Care Medicine, Cardiac Anesthesia, Sepsis, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Trauma, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Critical Care Ultrasonography, Critical Care Education and Quality Improvement

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Cardiology

Allan Anderson, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant, Clinical Cardiology, Mechanical Cardiac Assistance, Quality of Care & Outcomes Assessment

Gregory Dehmer, MD
Gregory Dehmer, MD
Director, Division of Cardiology

Patient Care Emphasis

Cardiac Catheterization, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Interventions, Interventional Cardiology, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Valvular Heart Disease

John P. Erwin, III, MD
John P. Erwin, III, MD
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Hospital Champion, AMI Quality Improvement
Dean, Texas A&M HSC Continuing Medical Education

Patient Care Emphasis

Echocardiogram, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Clinical Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease), Preventive Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Scott Gantt, MD
Scott Gantt, III, MD
Chief, Section of Interventional Cardiology
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Patient Care Emphasis

Interventional Cardiology

Philip Houck, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Abnormal Lipid Levels, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease)

James Schmitz, MD
James M. Schmitz, MD
Curtis C. Stauffer, MD
Curtis Stauffer, MD
Chief, Section of Clinical Cardiology - College Station

Patient Care Emphasis

Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Angioplasty and Stent Placement - Heart, Heart Murmurs and Other Sounds, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart CT Scan, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, EKG Interpretation, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Eugene Terry, MD
Eugene Terry, MD
Chief, Section of Intensive Care Cardiology

Patient Care Emphasis

Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, Abnormal Lipid Levels, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

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Colorectal Surgery

Harry Papaconstantinou, MD
Harry Papaconstantinou, MD
Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis

Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Rectal Prolapse, Ulcerative Colitis, Colostomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Colonoscopy, Anorectal Diseases, Colon & Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Resection, Minimally Invasive/Laparoscopic Procedures, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Colectomy, Single/Limited Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

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Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery

Charles N. Verheyden, MD, PhD, FACS
Charles N. Verheyden, MD, PhD, FACS
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis

Cleft Lip and Palate, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Body Contouring Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Hemangiomas, Vascular Malformations

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Dermatology

David Butler, MD
David Butler, MD
Ronald Grimwood, Jr., MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Dermatology

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Endocrine Surgery

Samuel Snyder, MD
Samuel Snyder, MD
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

Patient Care Emphasis

Benign Thyroid, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Intraoperative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic and Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Radio-Guided Parathyroidectomy w/Intra-operative Parathyroid Hormone Level Monitoring, Outpatient Ultrasound Applications for Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid & Adrenal Diseases, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic-assisted or Robotic-assisted Thyroid Surgery, Outpatient Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

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Endocrinology

Veronica Piziak, MD
Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
Director of Diabetes Section

Patient Care Emphasis

Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment

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Family Medicine

Mark English, MD
Mark English, MD
Director, Family Medicine 3rd Year Clerkship - College Station

Patient Care Emphasis

Ingrown Toenail, Metabolic Syndrome, Vasectomy, Adult & Child General Health Care, General Family Care, Lipid Disorders, Preventive Health, Smoking Cessation, Sports Medicine, Excision and Removal of Skin Lesions and Cysts

Robert Wiprud, MD
Robert Wiprud, MD
Director, Division of Family Medicine - College Station

Patient Care Emphasis

Family Medicine

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Gastroenterology

Andrejs E. Avots-Avotins, MD, PhD
Andrejs E. Avots-Avotins, MD, PhD
Chairman, Scott & White Board of Directors

Patient Care Emphasis

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Richard Erickson, MD
Richard Erickson, MD
Director, Division of Gastroenterology

Patient Care Emphasis

Pancreatic Pseudocyst, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Bile Duct Stones, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration, Pancreatic Cancer & Other Tumors or Masses, Pancreaticobiliary Disease

Timothy Pfanner, MD
Timothy Pfanner, MD
Director, Nutrition Supports Service
Chief, Section of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Patient Care Emphasis

Celiac Disease - Sprue, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, IBD

James Sing, Jr, DO
James Sing, Jr, DO
Director, Gastrointestinal Tumor Board
Director, Endoscopy

Patient Care Emphasis

Biliary Stent Placement, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration, Gastroenterologic Malignancies, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Luminal Stent Placement

Joseph White, MD
Joseph White, MD
Chief, GI Clinic and GI Laboratory

Patient Care Emphasis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Esophageal Disease

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Internal Medicine

Phillip Cain, MD
Phillip Cain, MD
Retired after 34 years of service with Scott & White, December 2012
Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Bruce Koehler, MD
Bruce Koehler, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Medical Conditions, Primary Care of Adults

Barbara A. Weiss, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Preventive Medicine, Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Hypertension

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Neonatology

Madhava R. Beeram, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
Madhava R. Beeram, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
Physician-in-Chief, McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Patient Care Emphasis

Neonatology

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Neurology

Jeffrey Clark, DO

Patient Care Emphasis

Cerebrovascular Disease, General Neurology, Student & Resident Education

Richard Lenehan
Richard Lenehan, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Neurohospitalist

Patient Care Emphasis

Cerebrovascular Disease

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

Charles Capen, MD
Charles Capen, MD
Director, Division of Gynecology
Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

Patient Care Emphasis

Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecological Cancer - Comprehensive Care, Uterine Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Vaginal Cancer

Bob Shull, MD
Bob Shull, MD
Director of Fellowship Training in Female Pelvic Medicine
and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis

Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Pelvic Floor Disorders

Patricia Sulak, MD
Patricia Sulak, MD
Medical Director, Division of Research for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Patient Care Emphasis

Menopause, Menstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, or Irregular, Adolescent Sex Education, Hormone Therapy, Menstrual Disorders, Perimenopause, PMS, Wellness, Vulvar/Vaginal Irritation, Menstrual Migraine Headaches

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Oncology

Chris O. Ruud, MD
Chris Ruud, MD

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Ophthalmology

Glen Brindley, MD
Glen Brindley, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Division of Glaucoma

Patient Care Emphasis

Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery

J. Paul Dieckert, MD
J. Paul Dieckert, MD
Executive Vice President of Quality and Safety - Scott & White Healthcare
Director, Division of Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis

Retinal Detachment Repair, Cataract Surgery, Retina/Vitreous Studies

Robert H. Rosa, Jr., MD
Robert H. Rosa, Jr., MD
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Ophthalmology
Assistant Residency Program Director

Patient Care Emphasis

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Macular and Retinal Diseases, Ophthalmic Pathology

Kyle H. Smith, MD
Kyle H. Smith, MD
Vice-chairman Director, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology

Patient Care Emphasis

Cataract Surgery, Diplopia, Neuro-Ophthalmologic Disorders

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Lance A. Read, DDS

Patient Care Emphasis

Dental Implants, Oral Pathology, Orthognathic Surgery, Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea, TMJ Surgery, Trauma Repair, Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Orthopedic Surgery

Bill Hamilton, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

ACL Reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Surgery, Athletic Injuries - Knee & Shoulder, Cartilage Restoration, Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Surgery, Sports Medicine

Kirby D. Hitt, MD
Kirby D. Hitt, MD
Director, Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis

Hip Joint Replacement, Knee Joint Replacement, Joint Replacements, Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

Robert A. Probe, MD
Robert A. Probe, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedics
Member, Scott & White Healthcare Board of Directors

Patient Care Emphasis

Foot Surgery, Acute fractures, Fracture healing problems, Foot and Ankle injuries

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Pediatrics

David Hardy, MD
David Hardy, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Patient Care Emphasis

Cerebral Palsy, Child Abuse Investigations, Child Abuse Prevention, Children Requiring Long-Term Care, Children with Chronic Illness, Children with Severe Disabilities, Home Ventilation of Children, Pediatric Special Needs Children

Daniel Ransom, MD
Daniel Ransom, MD
Chief, Section of Pediatrics - College Station

Patient Care Emphasis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ingrown Toenail, Pediatrics

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Radiology

Debra L. Monticciolo, MD
Debra L. Monticciolo, MD
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Radiology
Chief, Section of Breast Imaging

Patient Care Emphasis

Breast Cancer, Breast Reduction, Breast Lump, Breast Pain, Breast Biopsy, Breast MRI Scan, Breast Ultrasound, Breast, Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Disease, Breast Disorders, Breast Imaging, Breast Reconstruction

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Reproductive Endocrinology

Jose F. Pliego, MD
Jose F. Pliego, MD
Assistant Dean, Educational Technology and Innovations
Medical Director of Clinical Simulation

Patient Care Emphasis

Infertility, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Reproductive Endocrinology

Thomas J. Wincek, MD, PhD
Thomas J. Wincek, MD, PhD
Chief, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology
Chairman, Scott & White Institutional Review Board

Patient Care Emphasis

Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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Rheumatology

Bruce Baethge, MD

Patient Care Emphasis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Guy P. Fiocco, MD
Guy P. Fiocco, MD

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Thoracic Surgery

W. Roy Smythe, MD, FACS
W. Roy Smythe, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President, Institution Development
Medical Director, Innovation for Scott & White Healthcare

Patient Care Emphasis

Esophageal Cancer, Metastatic Cancer to the Lung, Advanced Lung Cancer, Benign Lung Disease, Chest Wall Tumors, Mesothelioma

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Trauma/Critical Care

Randall W. Smith, MD
Randall W. Smith, MD
Division of Trauma & Critical Care

Patient Care Emphasis

Abdominal Wall Disorders, Critical Care, Diseases of the Pancreas & Liver, High Risk Surgical Patients, Traumatic Injuries, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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Urology

Philip Reilly, MD
T. Philip Reilly, MD
Assistant Director, Division of Urology

Patient Care Emphasis

Kidney Stones, BPH, Endourology, General Urology, Urologic Cancer

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