Hi. I'm Terence.
I began making house calls in Houston in January 2014. For me, the idea started when I was seeing athletes in the training room while serving as a college team physician. We also did house calls for our elderly patients during residency but I wondered if it was possible to bring house calls to a broader population. Why did doctors even stop doing house calls?
A Simple Idea
I had friends whose schedules were too overwhelming to squeeze in a sick visit. A few of them were unemployed and uninsured, so I started seeing them at their homes after I got off of work. What started as a simple idea soon grew in numbers to include my neighbors and my community.
It seemed like a lot of regular people juggle way too much. And... sometimes people, young and old, just needed a little help to get them through it all. I have always wanted to run my own practice and so... why not? I started this part-time, solo micropractice to provide medical house calls to children and adults in Houston to help people out a little bit whenever I can. It's a simple idea: provide simple solutions for simple problems.
I approach problems from a generalist's point of view.
I'm a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine physician and general family physician. I currently work full-time as an urgent care physician at Next Level Urgent Care and provide medical house calls on my days off as an independent solo practice.
Prior to urgent care, I taught residents as a faculty attending physician at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and I taught medical students from UTMB and Texas A&M as a clinical assistant professor. I designed our sports medicine curriculum and mentored future primary care physicians. I supervised 42 family medicine residents in the hospital for both pediatrics and adult medicine and in the clinic at Memorial Hermann's Physicians at Sugar Creek in Sugar Land, Texas.
In addition to teaching primary care medicine, I have also worked in a variety of sports medicine settings. They have all been amazing and a lot of fun:
Houston Marathon as finish line medical team captain
The 2012 US Marathon Olympic Trials in Houston as finish line medical team captain
USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships medical director in Houston in 2014 and Dallas in 2016
Boston Marathon and local area races like the Woodlands Marathon
Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii; and Ironman Triathlon 140.6 & 70.3 races in Houston area
Head medical team physician for Houston Baptist University (Division 1) from 2009-2013
Team physician for University of South Florida (Division 1) and Eckerd College (Division 2) as a fellow
Texas Lions Camp for Diabetic Children as volunteer physician
Ski & snowboard resort physician in Big Sky, Montana as a resident
Education & Training
I grew up in Houston and am a proud graduate of Alief Hastings High School (Go Bears!). After graduating with my bachelor's degree cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, I earned my MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2005 where I was a recipient of the Lefeber Prize.
I trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas where I served as Chief Resident in 2008 and won the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Resident Teaching Award and the Sports Medicine Resident Award. I then completed my training at Bayfront Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2009 before returning to academia to teach family medicine and sports medicine.
I'm a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and I belong to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine.
Today, I spend my time doing house calls and working at the urgent care. I really feel lucky and honored to be invited into people's homes to help when then are sick. Contact me if you need a house call.