Welcome

Hilda is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) with 14 years of experience in family medicine delivering the finest medical care to the patients in her community. Prior to opening her own office in partnership with Dr. Carlos Hernandez, M.D. OB/GYN, she worked for the United Medical Center, in two different fast-paced satellite rural health care centers.

She is involved in all aspects of patient care across the lifespan, including: detailed history, physical examinations, development and implementation of treatment plans, prescription of medications, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests and diagnostic studies, as well as patient education.

For 3 years she served as the sole clinical provider at a satellite clinic in a colonia that serviced disadvantaged, indigent, migrant and Indian Health Service patients. She also aided in Tornado Relief Effort for the same community in 2007 by providing medical support and supplies after the initial rescue efforts.

Skills

Diagnose and treat common urgent care problems including URI’s, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, pharyngitis, asthma exacerbations, UTI’s, otitis media and externa, conjunctivitis, migraines, gastroenteritis, fractures/dislocations, allergic reactions with special interest in dermatology.

Experience in the management of chronic medical illness such as, but not limited to: diabetes mellitus, chronic bronchitis, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, heart failure, obesity, chronic pain syndromes, thyroid disease, and cirrhosis.

Procedures: staple and suture removal, ear lavage.

Practice in the area of pediatrics and adolescent medicine including well child/adolescent exams, and screening sports physicals.

Women’s health including evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, osteoporosis, contraceptive initiation and surveillance.

The ability to focus on mental health as it effects physiological well being.

The skill to work in a diverse and multicultural environment, with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and communicate in two languages.

Strengths: Commitment to lifelong learning, diligence, integrity, attention to detail, and working well with patients and staff.

Fluent in Spanish.

Education

1998 – 2001 University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies

Intensive program included one month of classroom occasional training shared with UTMB – Galveston medical students culminating with 16 months of clinical rotations – most in underserved, rural clinics.

1993 – 1997 Texas A&M University College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences

Scholarships:

  • President’s Achievement Award 1993 – 1997
  • National Hispanic Scholar

Certifications

2001 – Present : Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants,

2001 – Present : BLS for the healthcare provider,  NCCPA Board Certified

Current Texas State Physician Assistant’s License

Employment

September 2001 – Present : United Medical Centers Eagle Pass, TX

Physician’s Assistant
Primary care provider in a fast-paced, rural, underserved, community health center. September 1998 – June 2001 Office of Multicultural Affairs Galveston, TX – Office Manager / Receptionist – In charge of receiving calls and organizing a multi-cultural conference showcasing minorities in scientific research. Used organizational skills, met deadlines, provided information for incoming participants. Helped to organize lodging and catering for the event.

December 1997 – June 1998 : Texas A&M University College Station, TX – Lab Manager – Managed a busy Teratology Lab for a March of Dimes Researcher. In charge of ordering all materials needed including Radiation and supplies for DNA marking and testing. Performed varying tasks needed to collect data on Neural Tube Defects and the effects of environmental exposures.

June 1995 – December 1997 : TAMU – Honors Program College Station, TX – Student Worker / Office Staff – Facilitated in the organization of scholarship applicants as well as the awards process. Was the Chairperson for the Program’s Summer Honors Invitational Program (SHIP) – a recruitment program for academically gifted high school students considering TAMU enrollment. Organized events, lodging, catering, and transportation for students. Managed a 20-person team to assist in preparing and conducting 4 separate sessions lasting 3 days each with almost 100 attendees.

Teaching Experience

2001 – Present : University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio San Antonio, TX – Preceptor, Adjunct Professor – Helped to guide PA students in history taking, charting, differential diagnosis, diagnostic interpretation, and treatment plans for patients.

2010 – Present : EPISD Eagle Pass, TX – Presenter – Career Day presenter to introduce the PA profession to Junior High Students at Eagle Pass Junior High School

Professional Associations

2012 to 2014 : Mid-Level Providers Association of Maverick County

Past President