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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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.
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Undergraduate - University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine
Residency Training - University of Kentucky
Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with over 8 years of experience
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.book appointment
Felicity M. Guajardo a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She obtained her undergraduate education at the University of the Incarnate Word in 2007 gaining experience in Medical Surgical, Neuro Surgical & Neuro Critical Care setting for 10+ years. She later furthered her education by receiving her Masters degree in 2015 at the University of the Incarnate Word. Felicity shows great compassion and develops a great relationship with her patients promoting an increased compliance in their healthcare.
On her free time, Felicity enjoys horseback riding and spending time outdoors.book appointment
Ms. Heena J. Rathod, is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, originally from Gujarat, India and moved to the United States in 2016. She obtained her undergraduate education from Gujarat, India and gained experience in the medical surgical setting for 4 years. Then she decided to further her education by obtaining a master's degree in 2016 at the Governors State University. She has done extensive training in primary care during her advanced nurse practitioner degree study. She can speak English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, exploring new food, places and traveling.book appointment
Mr. Kenny D. Le is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, originally from Southern California and moved to the Chicago-land area at a young age. He obtained his BSN through the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. Afterwards, he moved again to San Antonio and worked in the acute care setting for over 4 years. His experience includes medical-surgical, ER, ICU, and caring for patients with COVID-19 in those settings. Becoming a family nurse practitioner has always been a goal due to the passion for managing patient’s health throughout the lifespan. Therefore, he obtained his MSN through University of Texas Health at San Antonio in 2020. He has completed training in Internal Medicine and primary care during that program. Kenny can speak English and Vietnamese. As a first generation Asian-American, Kenny is earnest to provide excellent health care to a diverse population while understanding different cultural beliefs.
In his free time, he enjoys weight lifting, filming videos, traveling, and participating in medical mission trips.book appointment
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 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.book appointment
Mrs. Cynthia Cabrera started her EMS career in 1999, while she lived in El Paso working on the ambulance as an E.M.T and working at a hospital as ER tech. After moving to San Antonio in 2005, she continued to work as ER tech until joining Hillside primary care with Dr. Patel in 2018. With over 22 years of patient care experience, Cynthia focuses on making sure that our Medicare patients always have direct access to office staff at all times. Cynthia invests herself with every patient with detailed record keeping, charts and follow up care to ensure our patients get the necessary attention, care and compassion that makes our relationship with our patients exactly what Hillside Primary Care exemplifies.
In her spare time, she likes to bake for family and her hillside family. She likes spending time with her 3 grandchildren. She has her two yorkie dogs chubaka and oliver, who keeps her busy with their shenanigans.book appointment