Noel Lopez, MD
Dr. Noel Lopez was born in Edinburg, Texas and attended the University of Texas Pan-American and received a bachelors degree in chemistry. Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sleep medicine and is board eligible in Hospice Medicine. With over 25 years practicing medicine, Dr. Lopez will offer you care that has been gained through experience and dedication to his patients.
Linda Garcia, PA-C
Linda Garcia is originally from McAllen, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a BS degree in human biology. Later, she attended University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2018.
James Rodriguez graduated with a business degree from Texas A&M Kingsville. He is the general business and employee manager.
Anna Lisa Guzman , PA-C
Anna Lisa Guzman was born in Edinburg, Texas and attended The University of Texas Pan-American and received a bachelors degree in Physician Assistant studies. Miss Guzman received her masters degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska. Her experience working in family medicine includes patients of all ages. With over 15 years of practicing medicine, Miss Guzman provides care that is unmatched in quality.
Kathleen Lopez, LVN
Mrs. Kathleen Lopez is the clinic manager. Mrs. Lopez has over 25 years working in the medical field. Her experience spans the entire medical spectrum, from radiology to nursing and medical billing. Her dedication to patient well-being is without equal. Her dedication has made Palm Valley Medical Clinic the pinnacle of excellence.
Juan Trevino is a supervisor that has been with PVMC since its inception in 1996. He supervises the billing department and is the workers compensation manager.
Palm Valley Medical Clinic first opened it doors in 2001. It began with the idea that quality medical care and patient well-being should dictate how we practice medicine. The clinic was formed in dedication to the community of the Rio Grande Valley with the foundational prinicples designed to serve the hardworking people of the Valley. As a family practice, it is our promise to treat every patient as if they were part of our family. With 16 years serving our community we have become the pinnacle of quality care.
Our clinic proudly serves military and law enforcement personnel and their families. We are staffed with one doctor, Dr. Noel Lopez and two Physician Assistants, Ms. Anna Lisa Guzman and Mrs. Rosa Garcia. We proudly say that our staff is courteous and well trained.
Palm Valley Sleep Lab Opens
March 03, 2015
Dr. Lopez is also board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine under the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Palm Valley Sleep Lab was opened in 2015 and was certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the same year. Palm Valley Sleep Lab prides itself in providing the best quality studies to evaluate and treat all types of sleep problems including obstructive sleep apnea, intractable insomnia and sleep-related movement disorders. The lab offers spa-quality examination rooms in order to make patients more comfortable during testing and to make them feel more at-home. Visit the sleep lab webpage at www.palmvalleysleep.com.
Emergency Room Visits
September 6, 2018
Did you know that most Emergency Room visits can be avoided? From 1994 to 2004, visits to hospital emergency departments increased from 93.4 million to 110.2 million-an 18 percent jump. More and more patients are seeking emergent care for non-emergent problems causing ER overcrowding and over-burdening the health system. Medical problems that should be seen in the ER include:
chest pain, shortness of breath,
loss of consciousness,
one-sided weakness with facial
droop and garbled speech, sudden severe abdominal pain, high fever with rash, seizures, severe repeated vomiting, serious burns or lacerations. Most ER visits can be avoided by calling your doctor first.
Focus on disease prevention.
September 6, 2018
In the last 5 years, Medicare and private health insurance companies have changed their outlook to include preventative medicine as a way to reduce healthcare costs. This means that insured patients will need to make more frequent office visits and get more testing performed. In the end, this translates to less healthcare costs for the government.