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February 2019

My Grandfather – Dr. Raul Lopez-Guerra of Fort Worth

Many of you know that I am a fourth generation physician, and a third generation Texas physician. I recently came across this interesting article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram about my grandfather Dr. Raul Lopez-Guerra. He was really a hero of his time, and I am glad to try to follow in his footsteps, as well as the footsteps of my father Raul and mother Alicia, who were also physicians who lived in Corpus Christi, TX.

8 statues Fort Worth needs: Forgotten leaders (who happened to be minorities or women)


Lopez Guerra (1898-1956) practiced medicine in Fort Worth for 30 years. He saw patients from across North Texas nine hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of whether they could pay. He and his musician wife, Aurelia, were active in city arts and civic groups, and spoke out against discrimination.

For the full article and video click here:

Home Health Care Kit

Many of my patients are doing virtual office visits these days. With the traffic in Austin such as it is, it can save a lot of time for minor illnesses as you will not have to visit the office. I have created an Amazon idea list of the basic items need for this. Note that the exact features and brands are not important – any medical grade version will do.

The Blood Pressure Monitor is the most important. You can use this to take your blood pressure and pulse. A good thermometer and pulse oximeter is also good. You should be able to get all three for less that $75, and you can generally get reimbursed by your FSA plan.

See this link:

Remember we will also make house or hospital calls if you are too ill to travel – just ask.