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April 2, 2021
58 PMGNTX Physicians Honored on 2021 “Top Doctors” List

It’s April, which means it’s time for Fort Worth Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” issue and once again, dozens of Privia Medical Group North Texas (PMGNTX) physicians are featured on the prestigious list.  For 2021, a total of 58 PMGNTX physicians are listed, a new record high.  PMGNTX physicians are recognized in a total of 15 medical specialty areas and one out of every ten doctors on the prestigious list is a PMGNTX physician.

To select the physicians who receive this honor, the magazine sends an annual voluntary survey to more than 4,500 Tarrant County-area physicians, asking them to vote for the colleagues they believe to be the best in a variety of practice areas.  The results are then reviewed by a select panel of physicians before the list is finalized. 

The record number of PMGNTX physicians on the list is a reflection of the quality of care the group provides and the outstanding reputation Privia doctors have with their peers and their patients.  With more than 300 providers across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, PMGNTX is providing health care services to a growing number of North Texans every year.  The company’s focus on wellness and value-based care continues to move the needle on health outcomes and quality of life for patients. 

“At Privia Medical Group North Texas, it is our mission to make health care better by putting our patients and their wellness first,” says CEO and President Dr. Larry Tatum.  “We’re changing health care to what it ought to be – from a ‘sick care’ system to one that is purpose-built for keeping people healthy.” 

“These recognitions are especially meaningful this year, as our doctors and staff have been challenged immensely during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Tatum continues.  “Our physicians have worked hard to maintain the same level of exceptional patient care over the last challenging year by embracing virtual visits and new office protocols to keep our patients and staff safe.”

“We are so proud of all the physicians and other health care providers who are part of the Privia family – they work tirelessly every day to provide their patients with the very best care possible,” says Dr. Tatum.  And we are especially proud of our 58 members who have been recognized on the distinguished ‘Top Doctors’ list for 2021.  We congratulate them all on this high honor.” 

The 2021 Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctors” list includes the following PMGNTX physicians: 

Breast Oncology Surgery

  • Anita Chow
  • Joseph Heyne

Cardiology

  • Scott Ewing

Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Eduardo Castillo
  • Lori Gordon
  • Glen Hooker
  • Paul Senter

General Surgery

  • John Birbari, Jr.
  • Lee Scott Bloemendal
  • Annette Elbert

General/Family Practice

  • James Harvey

Internal Medicine

  • Charles Carlton
  • Alan Davenport
  • Craig L. Dearden
  • Jason Ledbetter
  • Amber Lesley
  • Lynne Tilkin

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Taylor Bradley
  • Lindsey Breedlove Tate
  • Cynthia English
  • Ashita Gehlot
  • Sunny Glenn
  • Martha Guerra
  • Mickey Hooper
  • Beatrice Kutzler
  • Alicia Larsen
  • Rachel Lusby
  • Jennifer McLeland
  • Andrea Palmer
  • Martin Read
  • Elisabeth Wagner
  • Ruth Wiley
  • Robert Zwernemann

Ophthalmology

  • Mark Alford
  • Matthew Hammons

Orthopedic Surgery

  • James Bothwell
  • Stephen Brotherton
  • Donald Dolce
  • Joseph Milne
  • Torrance Walker

Hand Surgery

  • Nathan Lesley
  • Ryan Reardon
  • Eric Wroten

Spine Surgery

  • James Brezina

Otolaryngology

  • Sean Callahan
  • Yadranko Ducic
  • John Fewins
  • John Bradley McIntyre
  • Jesse Smith
  • Jeremy Watkins

Pain Management

  • Christopher Pratt
  • Thomas Ratino

Rheumatology

  • Rajni Kalagate

Sports Medicine

  • Gregory Bratton
  • Steven Meyers