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Ford Ben-Okoli

Ford Ben-Okoli, MDUTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Ben-Okoli's special interests include prevention, health maintenance, integrative medicine, counseling and adult medicine. He is dedicated to patient empowerment and patient education which are essential to helping patients achieve their medical, mental and social health goals. He is looking forward to developing lifelong relationships with his patients and their families.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2016

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2020

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Peter Beshara

Peter Beshara, MDUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Family Medicine
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Peter Beshara joined UTMB Health Primary Care Clinic in Texas City July 2015. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Physicians. He grew up in Egypt where he received his Doctorate of Medicine with honors from Ain Shams University Medical School. Dr. Beshara moved to the States and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

    Dr. Beshara's interests include prevention, health maintenance, integrative medicine, and adult and geriatric medicine. He is very dedicated to patient education and empowerment, and looks forward to developing life-long relationships with his patients.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Ain Shams University - Cairo, Egypt, MD, 2004

    Master's degree in Opthalmology Science, 2009

    Internships:

    Ain Shams University - Cairo, Egypt, 2005

    Residencies:

    Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University - Cairo, Egypt, 2009

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2015


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine

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Cynthia Binder

Cynthia Binder, MDUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Pediatrics - General
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
    Spanish
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Cynthia Binder joined UTMB Health Pediatric Community Based Clinics in 2002. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she also earned her medical degree. Dr. Binder holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University.

    Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Binder enjoys providing healthcare and education to her patients and their families. Additionally, she enjoys teaching medical students and residents.

    Dr. Binder enjoys all aspects of Pediatrics, but has a special interest in preventive medicine, infectious disease, and the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis.

    Dr. Binder is bilingual in English and Spanish.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1998

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1999

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2001


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Alma Chavez

Alma Chavez, MSN, APRN, FNP-CUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Pediatrics - General
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Alma Chavez began her career as a licensed vocational nurse and worked with the indigent at Harris County Hospital District for 5 years. Striving to advance her skills, she received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1999. It was then that she continued to work with the indigent spending eleven years as a specialty trained RN, providing well child exams to children of all ages. Her passion for patient care then drove her to earn her Master's of Science in Nursing from UTMB, specializing in family practice.

    Alma is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and joined the family of caregivers at UTMB Health Pediatrics, Texas City in 2012.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    FNP, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2012


    Certifications:

    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Shakira Dhamotharan

Shakira Dhamotharan, MD, MPHUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Family Medicine
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Shakira Dhamotharan was born and raised in the state of New York. She completed all of her academic and medical training at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. There she received a Master's degree in Public Health as well as her MD degree. She finished her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Patterson, NJ. Dr. Dhamotharan held the positions of Assistant Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program, and Instructor of Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College where she practiced primary care as well as had an academic role. Additionally, in this position she assisted with research projects, trained residents as well as lectured fundamental family medicine practices to both medical students and residents.

    Dr. Dhamotharan is actively involved in volunteering and serves on the Board of Directors for Team Triumphant, a children's charity organization that aspires to educate inner city youth with the necessary skills to graduate high school. Triumphant also assists them in attaining the resources needed to discover colleges and apply to them. She has traveled to Trinidad to volunteer her services with the Ministry of Health to assist with public health matters. She serves as international correspondent for the Sundar Charitable Trust whose primary goal is to bring math and reading supplies to poor villages in Tamil Nadu, India. Every two years, Dr. Dhamotharan and her husband visit this Trust and the local children to determine what steps need to be made to increase literacy rates.

    Dr. Dhamotharan currently lives in Sugarland, TX with her husband and two sons. She and her husband are active members in Meenakashi Temple. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and she's been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 2010.

    Dr. Shakira Dhamotharan was born and raised in the state of New York. She completed all of her academic and medical training at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. There she received a Master's degree in Public Health as well as her MD degree. She finished her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Patterson, NJ. Dr. Dhamotharan held the positions of Assistant Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program, and Instructor of Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College where she practiced primary care as well as had an academic role. Additionally, in this position she assisted with research projects, trained residents as well as lectured fundamental family medicine practices to both medical students and residents.

    Dr. Dhamotharan is actively involved in volunteering and serves on the Board of Directors for TeamTriumphant, a children's charity organization that aspires to educate inner city youth with the necessary skills to graduate high school. Triumphant also assists them in attaining the resources needed to discover colleges and apply to them. She has traveled to Trinidad to volunteer her services with the Ministry of Health to assist with public health matters. She serves as international correspondent for the Sundar Charitable Trust whose primary goal is to bring math and reading supplies to poor villages in Tamil Nadu, India. Every two years, Dr. Dhamotharan and her husband visit this Trust and the local children to determine what steps need to be made to increase literacy rates.

    Dr. Dhamotharan currently lives in Sugarland, TX with her husband and two sons. She and her husband are active members in Meenakashi Temple. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and she's been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 2010.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Saint George's University School of Medicine - Grenada, West Indies, MD, 2009

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center - Paterson, New Jersey, 2013

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Matthew Hay

Matthew Hay, MDUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Pediatrics - General
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Matthew J. Hay joined UTMB Pediatric Associates in 1997. Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Hay completed his residency in pediatrics and received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Hay holds a bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is also the Medical Director of the UTMB Health Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City.

    Dr. Hay has been named the Galveston Daily News Reader's Choice Best Pediatrician of Galveston County in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Dr. Hay is currently a member of the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, currently serving in his third three-year term, as well as serving as the President for six of those years. He served on the Texas Youth Commission Advisory Board after being appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry. He has developed a special interest in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral or school-related problems.

    When he isn't seeing patients, Dr. Hay coaches the Texas A&M Galveston Lady Aggies soccer team.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1994

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1995

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1997


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Karthik Jayakumar

Karthik Jayakumar, MDUTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
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  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Coolidge

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Saloni Majmudar

Saloni Majmudar, MDUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Pediatrics - General
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
    Spanish
    Hindi
    Gujarati
    Marathi
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Saloni Majmudar joined UTMB Community Based Clinics in 1997. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Majmudar completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She earned her medical degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College in Bombay, India and received her higher secondary certificate exam in pre-med from D.G. Ruparel College University of Bombay, India.

    Dr. Majmudar has a special interest in helping children grow up to be healthy adults, promoting breastfeeding, and treating children who suffer from asthma and allergies. Dr. Majmudar is an active volunteer speaker for a local elementary school where she educates children about health issues. Dr. Majmudar enjoys serving as a preceptor for medical students and residents. She is multilingual and speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College - Maharashtra, India, MD, 1992

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1997


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Blessing Ogamdi

Blessing Ogamdi, MDUTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Dr. Ogamdi believes that patient education through an open way of communication will lead to a vital, long-lasting relationship with her patients. Dr. Ogamdi promotes patient empowerment and security in the understanding of their health, health maintenance and disease prevention, and integrative approaches to patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, learning new languages, traveling, and making bold new recipes.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Ross University - Miramar, FL, 2016

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2020


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

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Kiawana Priestley

Kiawana Priestley, Rn, MSN, FNP-CUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Family Medicine
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    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Texas City
  • Kiawana Priestley, APRN, FNP-C is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing where she obtained her MSN. Rosana specializes as an experienced certified family nurse practitioner. Her clinical interests include health promotion, wellness, family medicine. In her free time, she enjoy traveling and spending time with family.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, Prairie View A&M - Houston, TX, 2011

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