Delivering compassionate and evidence-based healthcare to our community members is our foremost commitment at Hillside Primary Care, with a special focus on primary care services. Take a moment to explore our website, where you can discover more about our dedicated providers and the comprehensive medical care we offer. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve both you and your family, providing personalized attention to your health needs.
Thank you for entrusting us with your care. To schedule an appointment and experience our dedicated approach firsthand, please give us a call today. Your well-being is at the heart of what we do at Hillside Primary Care.
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
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.
Mr. Luis Rangel joined Hillside Primary Care in 2018 as our practice manager and was recently promoted to Director of Operations. He collaborates closely with the management team and providers to oversee all elements of the clinics, including day-to-day operations, and to make sure they run as efficiently as possible. Luis currently holds an EMTB and has extensive experience in EMS, ER, and critical care healthcare administration. Luis, a Castroville, Texas, native, adds a wealth of leadership skills to his position at Hillside Primary Care. He is likely to be remembered by anyone who come into contact with him for the positive attitude and strong sense of humor, which he exhibits while juggling his different duties in the clinics.
In his own time, Luis enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Cinnamon.
Luis and his team are happily to respond to your questions you may have.
Ms. Samreen Affan joined Hillside primary care in the beginning of 2020 as front desk and got promoted to manager in a short time. She recently got promoted to Director of Compliance and Training. She has her bachelors, specializing in business management and finance. She was born in Pakistan and moved to San Antonio in 2012 and continued her education with majors of project management. She has extensive experience in administration and management. She conspires with her management team and providers in order to efficiently run our clinics, overseeing staff recruitment, implementing regulations and improving communication. In her own time, Samreen enjoys painting, traveling, cooking and spending quality time with her family.
Dr. Suneeta Naik is a Family Practice Physician with over 30 years of experience. She has been providing care to the Universal City community for over 10 years. She takes a lot of pride in caring, educating and providing compassionate, evidence based care to her patients.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Family Practice physician with over 30+ years of experience.
Dr. Amita Kumar is a Canadian native and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on preventive medicine with special interest in postmenopausal symptom treatments, diabetes, hypertension and eczema. Her patients praise her caring and compassionate nature.
Prior to joining Hillside Primary Care, Dr. Kumar had experience in both private practice and academics.
In her spare time, Dr. Kumar enjoys spending time with family and traveling. She strives for a balance of healthy eating, exercise, and fun in her life. Dr. Kumar educates and promotes this same philosophy to her patients
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courtney Flores is a family nurse practitioner from Colorado who moved to Texas in 2017. She has been working in healthcare over 15 years, with experience in telemetry, med/surg, bariatrics, and neuro- trauma. She has worked as a charge nurse, nursing coordinator, and preceptor. She started her journey in primary care in 2021 and is passionate about providing quality, evidence-based and preventative care to her patients. In her spare time she loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog, Kona.
Adams-Jeffrey Blanco, PA-C is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant who was born in San Jose, California and now resides in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences in 2015, worked in the laboratory with hematology and chemistry for 6 years and then earned his Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley in 2021. He joined Hillside Primary Care in March 2023 to help perform procedures such as Joint Injection, Skin Biopsy, Trigger Point Injection, Headache Injections and more.
Adam is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys lifting weights and training martial arts including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as spending quality time with his wife and son. He is passionate about educating patients regarding lifestyle changes that could make a positive impact on their overall health, including nutrition, exercise, adequate sleep and hydration to improve patients quality of life in addition to providing excellent healthcare with evidence-based medicine.
Juan Carlos Perez, FNP-C, is an AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner born in Mexico who now resides in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2017, worked in the long-term care setting for three years, and advanced his education by obtaining his Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2022. Then, Mr. Perez joined Hillside Primary Care in March of 2023 to provide culturally competent, holistic, evidence-based practice care.
Mr. Perez enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, Carlos and Thiago. He also likes to spend time fishing, swimming, and hiking. Also, Mr. Perez enjoys attending the local church on the weekends and interacting with the community. Lastly, Mr. Perez believes in helping people during their most vulnerable conditions.
Huy formally pronounced HWEE, and informally as Huey is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant, born and raised in Richardson, Texas. He is a Marine Corps veteran, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 and then a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2022.
Huy is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care for each patient, with an emphasis on taking the time to address the unique needs and concerns of each patient. In his free time, Huy will talk endlessly about dogs, fishing, camping, and volleyball.
Mrs. Abbi McDaniel is a Certified Nurse Practitioner originally from Evansville, Indiana. She obtained her undergraduate education at Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Southern Indiana and has worked in the hospital for over 6 years in the critical care and medical/surgical areas. In 2017, she moved to the northeast San Antonio with her family. Her passion has always been for preventative care which led her to pursue her Advanced Practice education through the University of Texas at Arlington. Abbi endeavors to provide quality, compassionate care as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Hillside Primary Care.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being involved in church, and helping with her daughters’ scout troop
Ms. Mariana Ontiveros is originally from Arizona and has been living in San Antonio after completing her masters program from Grand Canyon University in 2022. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioner and has over six years of nursing experience with a majority of it spent working in critical care. While caring for her very sick patients in the ICU, she realized the importance of preventative medicine and chronic disease management. Mariana knew she would be able to make a positive impact as a nurse practitioner helping her patients stay out of the hospital in the primary care setting while providing holistic care. Her goal as an FNP is to ensure her patients have all the information they need about their health so they can leave their appointment feeling confident about their care.
When not at work Mariana enjoys spending time with her cats, going to the movies with her fiance, and watching baseball.
Vanessa is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant with a commitment to excellence in healthcare. A San Antonio, Texas native, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2023.
Vanessa is dedicated to preventative care and the promotion of healthy lifestyles through evidence-based medicine and places a strong emphasis on patient education. She ensures each patient receives personalized attention, addressing concerns and questions with diligence and care.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Vanessa enjoys quality time with family and friends, walks with her dog, Captain, and engages in hobbies such as journaling and learning the art of crochet.
Khusboo is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She was raised in Houston for 22 years and has always wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Houston and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Khusboo’s goal is to provide high-quality, evidence-based care and improve the quality of life for all her patients. She is very passionate about spending time during each appointment to educate and address all needs and concerns her patients have. She can also speak both Hindi and Sindhi.
Khusboo loves to make the most of her time with the people around her. She enjoys painting, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family and close friends.