USMD Expands its Organization to Support Growing Needs of Communities and
New Physicians Treat Patients from Babies to Baby Boomers, Many Accept
IRVING, Texas -- August 7, 2013
USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare
system, announced today that six new physicians, including Sarah Kent, M.D.,
Charles Leach, M.D., Neepa Shah, M.D., Melanie Barron, D.O., Christopher
Buchanan, M.D., and Heather Havener, M.D., have joined USMD Affiliates
Services. These new physicians, who are located in communities throughout the
Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, have been added to support the growing needs of
the communities USMD serves.
Drs. Kent, Leach and Shah increase the number of USMD physicians currently
serving seniors and accepting new Medicare patients to 78. Nationally, 10,000
baby boomers a day reach the age of 65. By 2030, it is anticipated that 18
percent of the nation will be 65 or older. USMD is positioning itself to
better care for that age group with primary care physicians as well as
Dr. Buchanan brings the number of urologists affiliated with USMD to 49 and,
with the addition of Dr. Barron, USMD now has 10 rheumatologists serving the
DFW market. Dr. Havener will provide both obstetrics and gynecology services
to the women of the Mansfield/Midlothian service area.
“I am excited to welcome these six outstanding physicians to USMD. Our goal is
to provide patients, from babies to seniors, with high-quality, personalized
care,” said John House, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of USMD
Holdings. “With the addition of these six physicians, USMD will continue to
meet the needs of our growing patient base and provide the care and personal
attention they deserve.”
Dr. Sarah Kent specializes in family practice and will practice at the Cross
Roads Clinic. Dr. Kent completed her residency in family medicine at
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and received her medical
degree at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kent is accepting
Dr. Charles Leach, who was a founding member of Medical Clinic of North Texas,
specializes in internal medicine and is returning to USMD to practice at the
Las Colinas and Desoto Clinics. Dr. Leach completed his residency in internal
medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and received his medical degree
at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine. Dr.
Leach is accepting Medicare patients.
Dr. Neepa Shah specializes in internal medicine and will practice at the Plano
North Clinic. Dr. Shah completed her residency in internal medicine at
University Hospitals of Cleveland and received her medical degree at The
George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is accepting
Dr. Melanie Barron specializes in rheumatology and will practice at the Fort
Worth Clinic. Dr. Barron completed her residency in internal medicine at
Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and received her medical degree at
University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Christopher Buchanan specializes in urology and will practice at the
Granbury Urology Clinic. Dr. Buchanan completed his residency in urology at
University of Tennessee at Memphis and received his medical degree at
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.
Dr. Heather Havener specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and will practice
at the Mansfield Clinic. Dr. Havener completed her residency in obstetrics and
gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and received her
medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of
About USMD Holdings, Inc.
USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led integrated healthcare
system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas,
USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with 240 physicians and
associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients across
18 different specialties at its hospitals, cancer treatment centers and
physician clinics. For more information about USMD, visit www.usmd.com.
USMD Holdings, Inc.
Megan Reisig, 214-493-4024
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