The right place, the right time. – As the medical group practice of The John P. and Katherine G. McGovern School (a part of UTHealth), UT Physicians has experienced unparalleled growth over the last five years. With offices generally located solely across the street from McGovern Medical School, UT Physicians now boasts more than 200 clinical sites in and around the Greater Houston Area.
The idea of community-based UT Physicians clinics is one that started with the goal of bringing UT Physicians doctors to the patients. “Back in 2007, 2008, we created a strategic plan for UT Physicians to followthe growth and population changes in Houston. We knew that if we didn’t grow outside of the Texas Medical Center, we would not survive as a group practice,” says Andrew Casas, Chief Operating Officer of UT Physicians.
UT Physicians is a national leader in delivery of integrated, personalized with many of our doctors listed among “Best Doctors in America.” Through Physicians Heights Clinic and Clinic, you will have access to our full of more than 1,000 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Kenya Maria Parks, MD, MS, FAAP, Medical Director at UT Physicians Heights Clinic, UT Community and General Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, chose UT Physicians for the same reason as the majority of her patients do – its patient
centered medical care model. Dr. Park’s philosophy of patient care is “It takes a village to raise a child. I am deeply honored to be part of the village.”
Dr. Parks enjoys all aspects of pediatric medicine, but has an interest in and passion for pediatric and women’s health advocacy. Dr. Parks was educated and trained in New York and New Jersey. She was born in Costa Rica and is a native Spanish speaker.
Thomas Murphy, MD, Assistant Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy, says that doctors outside of the Texas Medical Center provide stability and long-term patient relationships. “Right care, right place, right cost – it’s a simple concept,” he says.