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Providing compassionate and evidence based care to the members of the community is our number one priority. Please take a moment and browse our website to learn more about our providers. We look forward to serving you and your family with comprehensive medical care. Thank you for allowing us to participate in your care.

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Derin Patel MD
  • Name Dr. Derin Patel MD

Dr. Derin Patel MD

Dr. Derin Patel is Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with over 10 years of experience. After graduating from Ross University, school of medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kentucky for Internal Medicine.

Dr. Patel practiced as a hospitalist in Owensboro, Kentucky for 2 years and then in Evansville, Indiana before moving to Texas and starting his own practice in 2018. His passion to educate his patients on their plan of care while taking the time to listen to his patients makes Dr. Patel a caring and compassionate physician.

Speciality

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Education

Undergraduate - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine

Residency Training - University of Kentucky

Experience

Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with over 8 years of experience

Dr. Lajja Patel MD
  • Name Dr. Lajja Patel MD

Dr. Lajja Patel MD

Dr. Patel is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. She completed her medical education from Ross University School of Medicine in 2009 and completed her Residency training at University of Kentucky in 2012. She has been a practicing Internal Medicine physician for the past six years. Dr. Patel grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and now lives in San Antonio. She has served as the Medical Director for several Hospitalist Programs in the past and currently serves as the Medical Director for Hillside Primary Care in San Antonio, Texas.

Speciality

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Education

Undergraduate - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine

Residency Training - University of Kentucky

Experience

Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with over 12 years of experience.

Garrick Naylor APRN

Mr. Garrick Naylor, FNP

Mr. Garrick Naylor a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner originally from Brownsville, Texas. He obtained his undergraduate education through the University of Texas at Brownsville gaining experience in the long-term care setting and for over 6 years in the critical care realm. In 2015, he moved to San Antonio to continue working in the Intensive Care Unit. A growing desire for preventative care led him to pursue his Advanced Practice education through the University of Texas at Arlington. Garrick is fluent in English and Spanish and endeavors to provide quality, compassionate care as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Hillside Primary Care.

On his free time, he enjoys watching movies, hiking and most importantly traveling with his wife.

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Ms. Victoria Sabrsula, PA-C

Ms. Victoria Sabrsula, PA-C

Victoria is an NCCPA certified Physician Assistant. She received a Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences from Texas A&M University and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Victoria is passionate about preventative care and promoting healthy lifestyles in each patient, which lead her to practicing in primary care. In her free time, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Aggies (whoop!), and playing with her 2 puppies.

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Roy Anderson APRN, FNP

Mr. Roy Anderson, FNP

Roy is a US Army Veteran with over 20 years nursing experience in emergency and critical care and a resident of Schertz for the past ten years. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2020 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

His experiences in nursing have reinforced the need for exceptional primary care, and he is thrilled to be part of team dedicated to that goal. He enjoys time spent with his family and looks forward to taking care of the members of the community.

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Mrs. Kristen Collins, FNP

Mrs. Kristen Collins, FNP

Mrs. Kristen Collins is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who was born and raised in West Texas. Across her 17 years in healthcare, she has worked her way from the community setting to neonatal intensive care, spent time as a nursing director, and has now found a passion in Primary Care. She prides herself in providing evidence based, compassionate and quality care to all of her patients. She enjoys taking care of women for their preventive care needs and hormone replacement therapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Robert

Robert (Danny) Hernandez - FNP

Robert “Danny” Hernandez, FNP is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX but also lived part of his life in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor’s in Nursing at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2016. He worked as an RN for six years before getting his Masters in Science in Nursing in 2021 from UT Arlington.

Danny strives to promote a higher quality of life in his patients by providing excellent evidenced-based care. Danny is a car enthusiast and enjoys playing with his daughter, cooking, and relaxing with his family with movie.

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Patricia Diaz De Leon - PA

Patricia Diaz De Leon - PA

Patricia is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002 from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She then received her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008 from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. She has over 12 years’ experience in pediatrics, primary care, internal medicine, urgent care, industrial medicine, and has a great passion for preventative and chronic care. She has been a resident of the Schertz/Cibolo area for over 5 years now and is excited to return to the Hillside Primary Care team and our patients.

In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys time with friends and family especially with her husband and two active children.

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Mrs. Karen Johnson, FNP

Mrs. Karen Johnson, FNP

Mrs. Karen Johnson is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Karen received her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree and Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 2009 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to credentialing as a Nurse Practitioner she worked as a critical care nurse for over 20 years within the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio. She spent several years working as a Family Nurse Practitioner on the southside of San Antonio in a Family Practice Clinic.

Karen is a long-time resident of the Schertz/Cibolo area with all three of her children graduating from Samuel Clemens High School. After working numerous years in the San Antonio area, she decided to serve her local community by providing care to the residents of the Schertz/Cibolo community. She opened her own practice three years ago and is now merging with Hillside Primary Care Clinic in order to expand her career in the Schertz/Cibolo area.

Karen’s goal is to improve and maintain the overall health of each patient through providing high-quality care, preventative care, and early detection of disease. She has a passion for her patients and treats them all as family.

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Florence (Flo) Pugh - NP

Florence (Flo) Pugh - NP

Flo is a Board-Certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who was born and raised in Michigan where she began her nursing career and has over 16 years of nursing experience.

Flo Graduated in 2017 with a Masters of Science and Nursing Degree from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She decided to go back to school for an Advanced Practice degree to better serve the healthcare community in a different capacity after her parents began to develop different medical issues that needed to be managed.

She has a 30 year and counting military career where she started out as a medical supply specialist, moved on to being a field medic, and now a nurse which displays her passion for healthcare and taking care of others.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to church, and getting on her cat (Bernice) nerves.

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Fatima Elmaanaoui - FNP

Fatima Elmaanaoui - FNP

Fatima El Maanaoui a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, originally from Casablanca, Morocco. I moved to USA in 2009 and decided to pursue my career in healthcare. I obtained my undergraduate education through IHCC in Iowa, and my master's in nursing education through WGU. I acquired 6 years of experience in Intensive, telemetry and medical surgical care., and I also worked as a nurse educator for 2 years. After 6 years of bedside care, I decided to return to school and obtain my FNP degree through Graceland University, Lamoni. IA. I understood that being a primary care provider will give me the opportunity to make an impact in my patients’ overall health, by providing evidence-based care and preventative care services. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic and French.

On my free time, I enjoy reading mystery books, traveling, and spending quality time with my loved ones.

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Courtney Flores - FNP

Courtney Flores - FNP

Ms. Courtney Flores is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Luis Rangel, Lead Manager

Luis Rangel, Lead Manager

Mr. Luis Rangel, born in San Antonio raised in Castroville Texas, graduate of Medina Valley High School class of 2012, is responsible for managing our clinics and all office staff including day-to-day operations and also making sure our clinics are providing safe and compassionate care. Luis comes to Hillside Primary Care with extensive years of emergency department and critical care administrative experience along with patient care.

In his spare time, you can find Luis enjoying time with his dog Cinnamon, listening to country music, out shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Luis is happy to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.


Samreen Affan, Manager at Live Oak Location

Samreen Affan, Manager at Live Oak Location

Samreen Affan was born in Pakistan and graduated with business management and finance. She moved to San Antonio almost 9 years ago and continued her education with a major in business management. She joined Hillside Primary Care a year ago and quickly progressed to becoming a manager with her leadership skills. As a manager, She oversees the office operations and fully committed to making our patients and their families experience in our office a positive one. It is important to her that our patients enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office.

Outside the clinic, her and her husband enjoy spending outdoor time and like to spend time with their beautiful daughter Zoha. She loves watching movies, traveling and cooking new dishes for her family in her free time.


Ashley Laurel

Ashley Laurel, Manager at Stone Oak Location

Ashley is a native San Antonian who graduated class of 2012 at Judson High school and has an Associates of Science from Lakeview College. She started her career with customer service and quickly worked her way into healthcare because it is a field, she has always been passionate about. She has been with Hillside Primary Care for a year now and has become the new manager of our Stone Oak location. She shows compassion and drive with her work towards making our business grow and making our patients feel listened to. Her goal is to make sure every patient has a great experience and that they are satisfied with the level of care they receive.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cooking/trying new foods with her fiancé, traveling, enjoying live music, and watching movies with her furry children: Zooey, Dhotti, and Margot.


Pablo Danny Ortiz

Mr. Pablo “Danny” Ortiz, Manager at Schertz Location

Danny was born and raised in Mission, Tx. He moved here to San Antonio in 2006; he has over 10 years of experience working with the lab in several types of settings. He came on board with Hillside Primary Care in 2018. Danny has always been compassionate about helping others. He now manages the Schertz Office. There, he strives to make day to day operations run as smoothly and productively as he can, alongside with his team members.

In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling. Any change he gets, he gets outside to cook on the grill for his family. If you have any questions, Danny is always available to answer any concerns you may have.


Durga Patel, Director of Operations

Durga Patel, Director of Operations

Durga Patel has a MBA, specializing in Accounting from Devry University. She grew up in Chicago, IL and received her Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She moved to San Antonio in 2017 and started with Hillside Primary Care in 2018.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.