Get to know our Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants
and Nurse Practitioners at Health Services of North Texas

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Jason Siegel, MD

Denton Medical Center 4304

Dr. Siegel is passionate about taking the time to educate his patients regarding their health, explaining what a diagnosis means and what’s happening inside their bodies. His experience in both the hospital and community health settings have equipped him to care well for a diverse population. “Health and wellness should be driven by the patient; our team will treat, educate, and support you every step of the way.” You will find that Dr. Siegel is a kind and compassionate provider with a warm bedside manner.

Dr. Paul Starr

Paul Starr, MD

Family Practice

Denton Medical Center 4304

Dr. Paul Starr wants to help people find their best version of themselves. What do you see when you think of the “Healthy You”? Every patient is a complex puzzle and every piece of information is valuable.   Building on the information that is collected by the intake team, Dr. Starr tries to establish an easy flow of conversation to help determine what is bothering a patient. One of his patients had this to say about the care that he provides, “Dr. Starr was very friendly, personable, and thorough.” Next we work together to place each problem in perspective and establish priorities help to make the encounter valuable, and to establish an agenda for subsequent encounters.

Kerry Gamble

Kerry Gamble, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Serve Denton Center

Controlling diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension are all keys to feeling healthy and well, and Kerry is passionate about helping her patients achieve their health goals in these areas. “When these conditions are under control, you will feel so much better. Sometimes we forget what healthy feels like.”

Kerry is prevention focused and wants to encourage people not to ignore the voice in their heads that is nagging them to get a checkup: “If you’re worried about something, schedule an appointment to meet with a provider. We’ll work together to get you the help you need.”

Tabitha Muriuki

Tabitha Muriuki, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4304

Tabitha cares deeply about the health of her patients and will advocate with them to achieve their health goals. “Making my patients feel comfortable and getting them on a regular visit schedule to improve their health outcomes, especially for patients with chronic illness, is important. Regular care and check-ins have the benefit of increasing health literacy and reducing chronic illness symptoms.”

Dr Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson, MD

Pediatrician

Denton Medical Center 4308

“Look beyond the minute to minute and enjoy your child as a developing person with the awe and wonder that development brings with it.”

Joseph Hallock

Joseph Hallock, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4308

“I am here as a resource for parents and caregivers, ask me questions, I want to support your family. I am passionate about informing parents, checking for comprehension and understanding.” Joseph has a warm bedside manner that you and your children will appreciate.

Sonja Estep, PNP

Sonja Estep, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4308

“It’s an honor to provide health care for your child. Every child is precious. My goal is to provide individualized and compassionate health care for every child at every stage of development in good health or illness.”

Dr. Hudson

Arlene Hudson, MD

Denton Medical Center 4304

Dr. Hudson’s concentration at HSNT is in the area of infectious disease, specifically HIV care. Her 25 years’ experience as an HIV specialist in Amarillo, TX has given her deep knowledge and understanding of the disease and compassion for those living with HIV. Patients will find that not only is Dr. Hudson an expert in her field, she is compassionate and communication between her and patient flows naturally. “I expect my patients to live long, healthy lives. There is now hope for seeing this disease come to an end. It is very clear that treating patients can eliminate the risk of transmission to others.”

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Laurie Mottl, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Denton Medical Center 4308

“The most important thing is not to just treat the diagnosis, but treat the person as a whole. I want to know the entire story and treat from the inside out. I will be a medical provider that gives you my full attention.”

Elizabeth Demoret

Elizabeth Demoret, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Serve Denton Center

“As a therapist, it is my top priority to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be able to share your story. I enjoy helping people identify changes that they would like to make, as well as assisting them in identifying personal strengths that can aid them in the process of making those changes.”

Kayla Wentworth

Kayla Whitworth, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Denton Medical Center 4308

“I’m going to focus on what the patient is doing well and enhance strengths to combat what their struggles are.” The goal of integrated behavioral health is to affect medical outcomes in a positive way by treating them holistically.

Mary Loya

Mary Loya, WHNP

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Denton South Center

Mary Loya has 15 years’ experience in women’s health and has developed empathy for her patients and an understanding of needing to meet the patient where they are. She considers herself an advocate for women and says this about her patient interactions, “I want my patients to feel comfortable asking me intimate, personal questions so that they can learn more about their bodies and be empowered to make decisions regarding their health.”

Britney Powell

Brittany Powell, MSN Women’s Health

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Denton South Center

Brittany is passionate about women’s health and empowering them through health education and simple life changes one step at a time.  She says, “I didn’t fall into this career, I chose it on purpose, to care for women.” You will find her bedside manner to be kind and informative. Brittany has this to say about the patient encounter, “The patient encounter is an intimate space and the most rewarding part is seeing those little signs of improvement that add up.”

Janice Adams

Janice Adams, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Denton South Center

“I want my patients to know that I am approachable and will take time to answer your questions and educate.  Helping you take control of your health and teaching you about your body is important to me. I’m looking forward to being a part of HSNT’s growth and the positive impact it will have on our patients’ health.  I am committed to quality care in a timely manner.”

Dr. Kaushik

Parul Kaushik, MD

Collin County Center

Dr. Kaushik has a wide variety of experience and has worked with HIV patients in different parts of the country and overseas. She strongly advocates for patient education and empowering patients to lead healthier lives. She believes in treating the person holistically. Her favorite quote, “HIV is different from any other chronic illness only in that it can be very effectively managed, prevented, and there is hope for its cure.”

Veronica Teran

Veronica Teran, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4304

Ms. Teran began her career serving children as a Registered Nurse. In 2012 she completed her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training and has been providing medical care in the DFW area since then.  Ms. Teran has a tremendous passion for health education and a wealth of experience providing medical care. She tells us this about relating to her patients, “I can empathize with my patients. I know where they are because I was there myself. As a child, my parents did not speak English very well.”  You will find that Ms. Teran has a fun and warm bedside manner and your children will enjoy coming in for their medical appointments.

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Jyotsna Kuppannagari, MD (Dr. Jo)

Pediatrician

Denton Medical Center 4304

“We don’t want to just take care of a single disease or sick visits, instead we want to be the child’s Medical Home and care for the child as a whole.” Dr. Jo often finds herself telling her patients to, “Eat healthy, avoid sodas, listen to your mom and go outside and play!”

Sophia Ahmed, PNP

Sophia Ahmed, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4304

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Terrie Estes

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Denton Medical Center 4304

Terrie Estes has nearly 15 years of experience working in public health. Terrie’s knowledge of medicine and her deep compassion for the people she serves makes her a provider you can trust and rely on. If you’re Terrie’s patient, you’ll know that you can count on her to listen to what you have to say and to give you the time you need.”

“We’re not here just to meet numbers, you know, we address the whole person,” Terrie says. “That’s the most rewarding part, is when I’m finally able to find those resources, and then my patients come back later healthy and healed.”