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Michael Allen

Michael Allen, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine, Galveston
    • 6710 Stewart Road
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Phone: (409) 744-4030
    • Fax: (409) 740-4187
  • Dr. Allen joined UTMB Health’s Department of Family Medicine in 2016 as a Resident in training. Dr. Allen served as Chief Resident in his final year of post graduate training and currently holds an Assistant Professor/Clinical Faculty position as a board certified Family Medicine Physician. Dr. Allen is also the departmental Director of Quality Management and has an outpatient clinic focusing on quality of life improvement and shares an academic inpatient teaching service.

    Dr. Allen received a Bachelor of Science and graduated with honors as Summa Cum Laude from The University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He then earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas with the honors of Alpha Omega Alpha.

    Dr. Allen is skilled in managing and coordinating care for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and has a special interest in sustained weight loss, mood disorders and pain management. Dr. Allen's academic and clinical interests include Medical Education, Preventative Evidence-Based Medicine, Weight Loss, Pain Management, Mood Disorders, Tobacco Cessation, Medical Policy and Community/National Involvement.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    McGovern Medical School - Houston, TX, MD

    The University of Houston - Houston, TX, BA

    Residencies:

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


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

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Susan Easley

Susan Easley, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, South Shore
    • 6465 South Shore Boulevard
      Suite 500
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (281) 538-7735
    • Fax: (281) 538-3936
  • Susan Easley, MD is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Practice. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Missouri State University graduating summa cum laude in the Honors College; and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

    Dr. Easley completed two years of her Family Medicine residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia and finished her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland. Upon completion of her residency she practiced for 10 years with Maryland Primary Care Physicians until moving to Texas with her family in 2010.

    Dr. Easley enjoys treating the entire family and being a part of the League City community. She enjoys sailing, is an avid reader, and teaches Jazzercise in her free time. Dr Easley is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the Texas Academy of Family Practice.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Missouri - Columbia, MO, MD, 1998

    Internships:

    Family Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO, 1999

    Residencies:

    Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri- Columbia, MO, 1999

    Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland - Baltimore, MD, 2001

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Kirsten Michelle Herrera

Kirsten Michelle Herrera, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric & Adult Primary Care, South Shore
    • 6465 South Shore Boulevard
      Suite 500
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (281) 538-7735
    • Fax: (281) 538-3936
  • Dr. Herrera received her medical degree from St. George’s University and completed her family medicine residency at UTMB. She enjoys building lifelong relationships with her patients and educating them on all aspects of their health. She has a particular interest in women’s health and preventative medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and also enjoys traveling.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, St. George's University School of Medicine - West Indies, Grenada, 2016

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2019

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Suzanne LaForte

Suzanne LaForte, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric Primary Care, PCP Galveston
  • Dr. Suzanne C. LaForte joined UTMB Pediatrics as faculty in 1998. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She received her doctorate and completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX.

    Dr. LaForte has a special interest in childhood literacy and is medical director for Reach Out and Read and Island Pediatrics Book Club literacy programs.

    In addition to serving in in the School Health Advisory Committee, Dr. LaForte has many teaching responsibilities at UTMB in Galveston, TX.

    Dr. LaForte sees general pediatric patients.

  • Medical/Professional School:

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

    Internships:

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

    Residencies:

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


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Samuel Mathis

Samuel Mathis, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 104, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-2166
    • Fax: (409) 772-2663
    UTMB Health Family Medicine, Galveston
    • 6710 Stewart Road
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Phone: (409) 744-4030
    • Fax: (409) 740-4187
  • Dr. Mathis is an Assistant Professor, Family Medicine in the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine.

    Dr. Mathis earned a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. He completed training with the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugarland, Texas.

    Dr. Mathis is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He also completed a fellowship with the UTMB Health Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship program and completed his advanced certification in clinical acupuncture.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD

    Baylor University - Waco, TX, BA

    Residencies:

    Memorial Family Medicine - Sugarland, TX, Family Medicine

    Fellowships:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

    UTMB Health Integrative and Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Acupuncture

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Juliet McKee

Juliet McKee, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 104, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-2166
    • Fax: (409) 772-2663
    UTMB Health Family Medicine, Galveston
    • 6710 Stewart Road
      Suite 100
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Phone: (409) 744-4030
    • Fax: (409) 740-4187
  • Dr. McKee joined UTMB's Department of Family Medicine in 2003. She completed both medical school and her residency at UTMB. Dr. McKee is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and in Holistic Medicine by the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. McKee's interests are in complementary and integrative medicine, medical student education, resident training, women's and children's health and maternity care.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 2000

    Internships:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2001

    Residencies:

    Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2003


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

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Laura Porterfield

Laura Porterfield, MD UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 104, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-2166
    • Fax: (409) 772-2663
  • Dr. Porterfield has lived all over the world, from Latin America to parts of Asia. Her areas of clinical and research interest include health equity, population health, clinical vaccinology, diabetes, international/immigrant health, women's health, and graduate medical education. Dr. Porterfield chose family medicine because she enjoys the challenge of caring for people across the full spectrum of life-stages and because she believes in the importance of caring—not just for individual patients—but also whole families and communities.

    Dr. Porterfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, an investigator for the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences, and the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in Family Medicine.

    Dr. Porterfield joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2014 after completing her residency with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program with a concentration in behavioral medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Wheaton College, a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health from University of North Texas Health Science Center.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, MD, 2007

    Family Medicine, Via Christ Family Medicine Residency Program - Wichita, KS, 2008

    Internships:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX

    Residencies:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX


    Certifications:

    American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

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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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Patricia Rogers

Patricia Rogers, MD, FAAP UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Pediatric Primary Care, PCP Galveston
    UTMB Health Pediatric Primary Care, Galveston
    • 6416 Broadway Street
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Phone: (409) 772-3695
    • Fax: (409) 772-3680
  • Dr. Patricia Ann Rogers is a Professor of Pediatrics at UTMB. She joined UTMB Department of Pediatrics in 2004 and has been faculty at UTMB since 1998. Dr. Rogers is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences (School of Medicine) in Memphis, TN. Dr.Rogers completed her pediatric residency at UTMB in Galveston, TX.

    Dr. Rogers has a special interest in teaching medical students and residents. She has received numerous teaching awards including two awards for Excellence in Clinical teaching by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.  In addition to holding the tittle of Distinguished Teaching Professor, member of the University of Texas Academy of Health and Science education, Dr. Rogers serves as the director of the School Health Program at UTMB.

    Super Doctors - Hall of Fame

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Memphis, TN, MD, 1981

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1982

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1984

    Fellowships:

    Ambulatory Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1985


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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Christi Wargo

Christi Wargo, DNP, MSN, CPNP-PC, PRN UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Dermatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance A, Suite 14
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-3376
    • Fax: (281) 337-7035
  • Christi Lynn Wargo, CPNP-PC, is a board certified and Texas state licensed pediatric nurse practitioner. She provides care for pediatric patients in the department of Dermatology and General Academic Pediatrics at the Bay Colony and Galveston clinics. Christi graduated with her Associates in Nursing in 2001 from College of the Mainland and from there went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she received her Bachelor's in Nursing in 2003 and then her Master's in Nursing for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2008. She is currently enrolled once again in UTMB's School of Nursing for her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with plans to graduate in the Spring of 2022.

    Prior to joining the dermatology department in October of 2016, Christi worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for the Texas Children's Mobile Clinic, the FQHC Bell's Hill Community clinic in Waco, and she started the school-based Kruse clinic at Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools in Pasadena. In 2017, Christi started in the department of General Academic Pediatrics Bay Colony location on Wednesdays seeing primary care patients. She also occasionally provides care at the UTMB Pediatric After-Hours Urgent care clinic in League City. Christi has a great love of community and spends much of her free time volunteering both in Texas as well as abroad.

    She is also currently serving on the board of the Houston Area Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as the Community Co-Chair and is Secretary for the Global Health Special Interest Group and member of the Pediatric Dermatology Special Interest Group. She is also a member of UTMB's Advanced Practice Providers Council. Christi is fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas, 2008

    BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas, 2003

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