D. Medina Galvan, MD
D. Medina Galvan, MD and her team are here to provide you with the best service in the North Houston area.
D. Medina Galvan, M.D., is a board-certified Family Physician. Dr. Medina Galvan is currently an active member of the Texas Medical Association & Harris County Medical Society. She served as president of the East Branch of the Harris Medical Society in 2018.
Dr. Medina Galvan believes that everyone should have access to affordable, transparent high-quality medical care. She is well-equipped to treat patients with her experience and the empathy they deserve.
We look forward to not only enhancing the health and appearance of our patients but to also aid in the illumination of their life experiences.
Residency | Houston Methodist Hospital 2010-2013
Medical School | Universidad Iberoamericana, Sto. Dgo, DR. 2008
Undergraduate | New Mexico State University Bachelors of Science Biology Major -- 2002 (Las Cruces, NM)
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
Harris County Medical Society, President East Branch 2018
American Academy of Family Physicians
Texas Medical Association
Why did I choose direct primary care?
So I've taken the plunge to move away from insurance into a membership model of primary care. I was previously practicing in a traditional practice for five years. Although I loved my previous staff, I quickly became burned out in this system. I kept contemplating an alternative career versus changing the way I was asked to practice medicine. I had known about direct primary care (DPC) since 2013 but never dared to depart from my employed position and become an entrepreneur. At least not yet. In 2019, I chose to take a leap of faith, follow my instincts, and follow the path of entrepreneurship. This journey has been challenging and rewarding in so many ways. I get to sit down one by one with the patient and genuinely get to know them. The challenges are all worth it.
My visits are a minimum of thirty minutes, and most importantly, I don't worry about the time ticking. My office visits are as long as we need them to be! I use this valuable time to get to know my patient on a personal level. Because I no longer work with insurance, I no longer have to worry about coverage in a patient's policy. My hands are not tied to which medications I can prescribe. My medical license is genuinely free with DPC. I can now focus on YOU, the patient. My mission as a direct primary care physician is to provide you with high-quality care and keep you healthy. People say "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" and I couldn't agree more.
If you're unsure if you're receiving quality healthcare, I ask you the following: When was the last time you were able to talk to your physician directly if you had a question? Have you ever been able to shoot a text, send them a picture, or give them a quick call? Or were you forced to leave a message, or worse, come in, pay an office visit, and get rushed out the door for something simple?
Having direct access to your physician is not common in a traditional practice. As a DPC member, you can access me from your fingertips via text, video chat, and email. Plus, the membership includes all in-house procedures, discounted labs, and imaging studies. I believe we ALL should have access to quality, affordable health care. It is truly a privilege to continue serving my community, and I'm grateful you have chosen me. Cheers to your health, and thank you for joining my DPC practice. Ya'll have blessed me with your presence. To all potential new patients, welcome!
Rosario is the friendly voice behind the phone answering your calls and inquiries. She is a phlebotomist by training. Rosario manages Luminous Health & Wellness virtually and aids in scheduling appointments for patients. She also helps Dr. Medina Galvan managing daily operations. She helps create a productive work environment while ensuring patients receive the care they need. Rosario is bilingual, this allows her to communicate with our Spanish-speaking patients. In her spare time, she enjoys working-out and taking Zumba classes.
Jaqueline is a 2022 graduate from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Health & Kinesiology. Originally from Houston, Texas with a passion for Family Medicine. She will be focusing on patient center care to assist Dr. Medina. She is bilingual in Spanish and hopes to increase patient communication. Jaqueline helps coordinate patient flow, assist during an exam, prepare patient rooms, and more. On her days off Jaqueline enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Marley. She wants to apply to medical school with hopes of becoming an excellent physician.