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Dickinson ISD, in partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital, is pleased to provide the Gator Health Orientation Prevention & Education (HOPE) Clinic. Services offered include:
Nancy Lounds, PA-C serves as the HOPE Clinic Director and provider. She has been a Gator since 2012. Mrs. Lounds studied at UTMB-Galveston where she received her degree in Bachelor of Science and Physician Assistant Studies in 1995. Mrs. Lounds has experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, pediatrics, family medicine and hospitalist.
Nancy prides herself on believing that all 11,000+ Gator students are "hers" - you can find her at most sporting events cheering her Gators on to victory. Off the field, students, parents and staff appreciate her approachable, no-nonsense, practical manner and medical intuition, knowledge and insight.
Mrs. Lounds' supervising physician is Dr. Zenithe Pierre-Ware with Houston Methodist.
Physician's Assistants (PA) are medical professional licensed to practice medicine with supervision of a licensed physician. A PA is concerned with preventing, maintaining and treating illness and injuries by providing a broad range of health care services that have traditionally been performed by a physician. PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative healthcare, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making as determined by their supervising physician. Physician supervision may be in person or in-direct with availability by telecommunications and regular chart reviews. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative.
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The Gator HOPE Clinic is located at
Dickinson High School
3800 Baker Dickinson, TX 77539
Enter off Owens Drive (near the tennis courts).
Dickinson Independent School District
2218 FM 517 East | Dickinson, TX 77539
Inclusive of all, Dickinson ISD will cultivate excellence, producing confident, collaborative, goal-driven learners who become empowered citizens in a global society.
Dickinson ISD will equip and empower all learners with skills and experiences to achieve academic excellence and make meaningful contributions to our world.
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