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Amy Haverty

Amy Haverty, PNP UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • Amy Haverty received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1994. She spent five years as an RN on active duty with the Army. While in the Army, Amy worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatrics Unit, and the Combat Support Hospital. In 1999, Amy joined UTMB Pediatric Associates in Galveston, working as Nursing Manager. She joined UTMB Pediatric Associates Alvin in 2007, after earning her Master's of Science in Nursing from UTMB, specializing in pediatrics. Amy currently cares for patients at the Friendswood Pediatric and Adult Care Clinic.

    Amy is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Her special interests include child nutrition and immunizations. Amy volunteers with local scouting organizations, providing medical services and training.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2007


    Certifications:

    Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, Registered Nurse

    Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care

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Shelby Beem

Shelby Beem, DO UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • I am excited to be back in the Galveston County area! I am originally from Dickinson, Texas, and my family still resides there. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry with a minor in German Lingual Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and my Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. I completed my rural family medicine training at Waco Family Medicine where I worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center for the medically underserved. I am currently board certified in Family Medicine.

    My interests within medicine include taking care of infants through older adults. I also really enjoy preventative medicine and making sure that my patients have a well balanced life physically and spiritually. My interests outside of medicine include singing, cooking, and enjoying time with my family.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    DO, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - Fort Worth, TX, 2019

    Residencies:

    McLennan County Medical Education & Research Foundation - Waco, TX, 2022

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Lauren Raimer-Goodman

Lauren Raimer-Goodman, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • Dr. Lauren Raimer-Goodman was born on Galveston Island and grew up as part of the UTMB family. She officially joined UTMB Health in October 2011. After completing her undergraduate work at Wake Forest University, she attended Baylor College of Medicine where she received her medical degree in 2008. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital in 2011.

    Dr. Raimer-Goodman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Medical Association. She has a special interest in pediatric advocacy and global health. Her husband, Dr. Michael Goodman, is a researcher in public health with a focus on social epidemiology and global health. They have two delightful children whom they adore.

    Clinically, Dr. Raimer-Goodman has many interests including infants, breastfeeding, asthma, allergies, acne, eczema and other skin disorders, sports related injuries, healthy eating and much more.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, MD, 2008

    Internships:

    Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2009

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital - Houston, TX, 2011

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Crystal Sierra

Crystal Sierra, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • Dr. Crystal Sierra joined UTMB Health in November 2010.  After completing her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, Dr. Sierra earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2006. In 2009, she completed her Residency in Pediatrics at UTMB. Prior to working for UTMB, Dr. Sierra worked as a pediatrician in Clear Lake.

    Dr. Sierra is board certified by The American Board of Pediatrics. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She has her Texas medical license, and is a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Sierra is married to Dr. James T. Sierra, a dentist in Friendswood, and they have two beautiful daughters, Gabriella and Francesca.  Dr. Sierra is fluent in Spanish and also enjoys reading and traveling with her family in her spare time.  She has enjoyed living in the area, and is excited to be giving back to the community!

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 2006

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2007

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2009

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Michael Binder

Michael Binder, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • Dr. Michael Binder received his MD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX and completed his pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Binder is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include all aspects of pediatrics and seeing his patients develop through the physical, emotional and social health through infancy through adolescence and young adulthood.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine - Lubbock, TX, MD, 1995

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1996

    Residencies:

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


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Carolyn Risinger

Carolyn Risinger, MD, FAAP UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, Friendswood
    • 128 West Parkwood Avenue
      Friendswood, TX 77546
    • Phone: (281) 482-5695
    • Fax: (281) 482-3963
  • Dr. Risinger has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She grew up in Texas City, Texas and attended Texas City High School. She went to college at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and graduated Cumma Sum Laude with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Risinger graduated with a Medical Degree from UTMB and did residency at UTMB as well. While in residency, she was able to go to Kenya for a mission trip and developed a life-long love of travel and service to others through the practice of medicine. After completing residency, she joined the practice of Drs. Raimer, Judice and Noble in 1986. She also has worked in beautiful East Texas in a practice with underserved patients.

    She has won teaching awards as well as patient care awards and has been listed in Super Doctors®. She was able to work on a 3 year project while at UTMB with the country of Armenia to develop primary care services. She has done other mission trips to the Russia, Nicaragua, Congo and Ukraine.

    In her spare time, she loves to go to Disneyworld with her son and family. She also enjoys cooking, gardening and taking her dog Max on long walks. She was in the church choir and was able to go to Italy with the choir on a mission trip.

    Her goal in life is to honor her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all that she does. She loves her family and friends and cherishes any time that she can spend with them.

    As the years go by she enjoys the practice of pediatrics more and more each day. She likes general pediatrics but has a special interest in preventative health care, ADHD and behavioral health, infectious disease, special needs children and promoting literacy. Dr. Risinger loves pediatrics and considers it is a privilege and honor to care for your children.

    Super Doctors - Texas 2020

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1983

    Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX, BS - Biology

    Residencies:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, Pediatrics, 1986


    Certifications:

    American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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