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Primary Care Internal Medicine and Medical Subspecialties

Welcome to Amarillo Medical Specialists.

Amarillo Medical Specialists is the largest private practice Internal Medicine group in the Texas Panhandle. We are focused on providing a patient centered approach, and we want to be your 'Medical Home'.

Dr. Chris Wright's office is now open and accepting new patients for arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatology problems at (806) 357-2280.

Dr. Wright's home is Amarillo, and he is a graduate of Tascosa High School. He attended Rice University and the University of Texas before graduating from the  University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He competed an Internal Medicine residency at Baylor Medical School in Houston and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr Wright then completed additional training in rheumatic diseases at the University of Texas at Houston prior to establishing his practice in Amarillo.

Dr. Wright comes from a long tradition of Amarillo physicians; both his father and grandfather have been prominent in the Amarillo medical community over the last 50 years.

 

Dr. Kathleen Clark is now accepting new patients at the Southwest Anti-Aging Center.

This features the availability of bioidentical hormone replacement for women, testosterone therapy for men, evaluation of metabolic disorders, and medical weight loss therapy. Dr. Clark is at our 1215 S Coulter location in Suite 202, and may be reached at (806) 350-7311

 

Dr. Ako Bradford's office is now accepting new patients for adult medicine patients at (806) 350-7308. His office recently relocated to the WHA building at 1301 S Coulter, Suite 202.

Congratulations are also in order for Dr. Bradford, who was chosen for the 'Texas Monthly' SuperDoctor 'Rising Star' listing of physicians in their July 2014 issue. He was the only Internal Medicine physician in our region chosen for this honor.

Dr. Bradford was born in Tougaloo, MS and graduated high school from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, MS in 1992. After graduating cum laude with a BS from Tougaloo College in 1996, he spent two years conducting research and publishing at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Bradford subsequently attended the Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating in 2002, he and his wife moved to Amarillo where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2005.

Because Dr. Bradford has an aggressive desire to serve patients and assist them in functional health, he specializes in Primary Care Internal Medicine for adult men and women.

Janet Schwartzenberg MD and Tommie Buchanan FNP-C joined Amarillo Medical Specialists, effective February 4, 2014.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Schwartzenberg and Ms. Buchanan have joined the AMS team!

By joining Carlos Plata MD anc Christopher Wright MD, this will create a strong and well respected Rheumatology department at AMS. We expect to be able to expand our offerings of rheumatology diagnostics, procedures, and infusion services. We are remodeling the third floor of our main facility to accomodate patients of our Rheumatology department.

Dr Schwartzenberg and Ms Buchanan come to us from the Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic. Their existing patients are welcome their new practice, and we are working hard for a smooth transition to AMS. 

Dr Schwartzenberg and Ms Buchanan are 1215 S. Coulter St in Suite 200. For more information, you may call 350-7983.

 

 

TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE has honored nine of our current physicans within the last year by their inclusion on the Super Doctors ® lists. This comes with the addition of Dr Ako Bradford, who was chosen by Texas Monthly for their July 2014 'SuperDoctors Rising Star' list.  Amarillo Medical Specialists now has the largest number of Internal Medicine doctors included on the Super Doctors list of any group in the region. 

Congratulations to: Dr Milton Giron,    Dr Georges Maliha (Kidney Disease), Dr. Ako Bradford,  Dr Alan Keister (Internal Medicine) and Drs. Stephen J Usala, Kenny M Brantley , Ed Dodson & William C. Biggs (Endocrinology and Diabetes), and Dr. Janet Schwartzenberg (Rheumatology).

In previous years, Dr Lawrence Schaeffer and Dr Jesus Sahad have also been included on the Texas Monthly Super Doctors list.

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If you are new to our office, and have already scheduled an appointment, then check out the 'New Patient Pages' to the left.

If you are looking for a doctor, we have information on most of our doctors to the right side of your screen. We invite you to call directly to the doctors office to schedule an appointment.

 

If you are looking for our most popular page, 'How to review your lab test results" , it is available at http://www.amarillomed.com/howto .

In a hurry for a new patient appointment?

Here are the doctors with the shortest wait times for a new appointment:

Gynecology:  Estelle Archer, MD  (806) 353-3061

Internal Medicine:  Raj Saralaya, MD (806) 677-2002, Hernan Miranda (806) 358-1374

Endocrinology/Diabetes: Ed Dodson, MD  (806) 358-8331 and Cesar Arias MD (806) 677-2030  

Nephrology: Tarek Naguib MD (806) 358-8477

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