Stanly Heckrodt, MD, D.Ph., Medical Director
Dr. Heckrodt received his MD from the University of Oklahoma Sciences Center and then went on to do his internship and residency in family practice at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the supervising physician at IMC Victoria and San Antonio/Oak Hills. He takes a special interest in aviation and serves as senior aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He enjoys flying, shooting, hunting, reading and scuba diving with his wife and his two children.
Dr. Anne Marie Ponce de Leon
Dr. Anne Marie Ponce de Leon is a proud native Houstonian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. For Medical School, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (recently renamed McGovern Medical School). She began her family practice training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, but quickly returned to Houston where she completed her residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program.
While she has practiced traditional medicine for over 20 years, she has studied and incorporates aspects of functional and holistic medicine into her patient care. She has stated that regardless of the form of diagnosing and/or treatment, albeit traditional or functional, her fundamental belief about the ‘art of medicine’ resides in the ability to communicate and truly ‘hear’ your patients.
She joined Z Med Clinics and Spa in 2019 and the patients and staff are super excited about that due to her experience in bio-identical hormone therapies and hormone pellets.
She resides in Houston with her husband and children. In addition to spending time with her family, Dr. Ponce de Leon enjoys reading, exercising, watching movies and traveling.
Jacqueline Tran FNP-C
Jacqueline is a board-certified nurse practitioner who has many years of experience working in Family practice, Internal medicine, and full medical spa. Jacqueline graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston in Victoria with a dual Bachelor degree in Nursing and Business. She later earned her Master’s degree with honors, in Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas Health Science at Houston. She has spent many years working in Family Practice, wellness and has vast experience with Medical Spa procedures like weight loss, Bioidentical hormone replacement, injecting Botox, Filler, PDO threading and Laser skin rejuvenation. Jacqueline has a passion for delivering excellent care to patients through both her compassion and integrity. She was awarded the Daisy Award in both 2015 and 2016 by Houston Chronicle for 150 best nurses in Houston. Over the past 5 years, Jacqueline has injected a vast amount of patients and trained numerous health care providers in botox and filler. She has earned a respected reputation as an expert injector. Jacqueline has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy with regards to fillers and neuromodulators. She uses cannulas when appropriate to minimize bruising and skin trauma. She prides herself in providing excellent, safe services while forming long-lasting relationships. She is meticulous, has a sharp aesthetic eye, and settles for nothing less than perfection with each treatment. When Jacqueline is not helping others to improve their quality of life, she enjoys working out, cooking, traveling and spending time with her 4-year-old daughter. She also competed in sports events, such as Ironman and the Boston marathon.
Thomas Chick, M.D.
Thomas Wesley Chick, M.D. is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Pulmonology. Dr. Chick graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Biology and completed his graduate work at the University of Arkansas, School of Medicine in 1965. He then completed his training for pulmonary and internal medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1969 and was on the faculty until 1972. Dr. Chick worked at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine from 1972 to 1993 and the VA during the same years; he relocated from Bay City to Palestine in September, 2001. Dr. Thomas Chick’s previous association includes Chief of Medicine at Matagorda General Hospital. Presently, he is associated with Palestine Regional Medical Center and is a partner of Magnolia Health Systems. Magnolia Health Systems offers a sleep study facility in addition to the Magnolia Medical Plaza diagnostic clinic. Dr. Chick has particular interests in treating asthma, COPD, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chick is married to Marian Montoya-Chick, who is a certified Nurse Practioner with Magnolia Health Systems. They have a daughter, Ruby, who attends college at the University of Tyler as a math major. The Chick family loves living in East Texas and spending time at the beach.
Allen K. Ford FNP, MSN, RN
Allen Ford was born and raised in South Texas. He graduated from AC Jones High School in Beeville TX. Following High School he joined the US Army serving four years, 2 1/2 years in the 1st Cavalry Division. He graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with Honors in 2007.
His past work history includes Family Practice, Urology and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Allen is best known for his amazing skills in Cosmetics, Weight Management and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Allen Ford has taken many educated and hands-on courses to keep him well educated and up to task for any new and upcoming procedures. His goals are to make sure all his patient feel and look amazing. In 2012 he became a proud member of the Z Med Family. Allen is also an active member of the Coastal Bend APRN. He enjoys spending time with his now 14 year old daughter Aubrey, gardening, wood working, fitness, and watching sporting events.
Betiana Falcao FNP-C
Betiana Falcao is our Family Nurse Practitioner and a native of Houston. Prior to joining the team at Z Med Clinic, Betiana worked on the highly-rated Stroke Unit at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute of Memorial Hermann’s Medical Center campus. After completing her undergrad at Texas Tech, she secured her Masters of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Additionally, she has notable experience with IV therapy and a certification to administer Botox and dermal fillers. Betiana is passionate about healthy living and is excited to help her patients meet and surpass their health goals.
Nguyet Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and received her Masters in Medical Science from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA. She worked as a counselor in Outpatient Mental Health Counseling prior to pursuing her master’s degree and has experience in endocrinology and plastics during her training. During her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her husband and dog, Tinkerbelle.