Toepperwein Family Practice
Founded in 1996, Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center is based on the ideal of providing complete quality care to all patients with a personal and compassionate approach. We believe in partnering with our patients to be preventative with their care which empowers our patients to take control of their care. An effective plan for healthcare based on prevention is the hall mark of Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center.
Dr. Moiz Tajkhanji (Taj), owner and founder, is a graduate of Kempegowda Medical Institute in Bangalore, India and has been in practice for twenty-one years. He trained in Family Practice at Roanoke Memorial Hospital (Affiliated with University of Virginia) and was Chief Resident in his final year. He worked with Gamboa Family Practice for two years before starting this solo clinic in an effort to concentrate more on providing quality personalized patient care. He is currently board-certified in Family Practice and trained in Minor Surgery, Diabetes and Allergy Management, Immunotherapy and most currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine.
In January 2011 Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center relocated to a state of the art facility down Toepperwein road in what is fast becoming the NE medical mile. We are close to Northeast Methodist Hospital with very close access to Interstate 35. We are located very near X-Ray, MRI, and many other diagnostic facilities. The building has ample parking as well as handicapped access. Our 7000 sq. ft. clinic has on-site lab, allergy testing room, Executive Physical private suite, a Wellness Shoppe, fully-equipped aesthetic and procedure room, physical therapy and a patient pleasing comfortable reception area.
Services we offer in-house are: EKGS, bone density, stress testing, nerve conduction studies, spirometry, audiograms, executive physicals and allergy immunotherapy as well as physician-supervised weight loss programs. Our full scale Aesthetics program includes FREE Digital Skin Analysis. Our services include Botox, Skin Tightening, Pigmentation Reduction, Nonabrasive dermabrasions, Prescription grade Skin Care, Mineral Makeup, Weight Loss plans, Herbal and Natural supplements as well as MD grade Vitamins and therapeutics.
Our staff 12 specialized well trained medical assistants, lab techs and licensed health coach are here to serve you.
Moiz Tajkhanji, MD
Founding Physician Chairman / Chief Medical Officer
Growing up as a child in India, I was greatly influenced by two people, who inspired me to choose medicine as a profession. One was our own Family Physician, who was my role model as I dreamt of becoming just like him, in the manner that he always conveyed hope and serenity as well as sound advice to all of his patients. The other was my mother, who nurtured my natural curiosity and passion. Her wish for me was to become a physician so that I could truly help humanity as she believed that the ultimate service to God was by helping His people.
After I completed my schooling in Mumbai, India I attended medical school in the city of Bangalore, often known as the Medical Mecca of India. Upon completion of my training I met my wife who shared my dream of practicing medicine and so we migrated to the United States. I was able to secure a residency in a community hospital program where I had the opportunity to acquire the skills in various sub specialties such as Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Dermatology, Allergy Medicine, etc... I was fortunate to have very experienced attending physicians who believed in me and recommended me for the position of Chief Resident in my final year. After completing my residency I then moved to Texas to be closer to my extended family.
I started my career working with a Family Practice group on the south side of San Antonio, where during my two years there I enhanced my skills as well as acquired the business acumen that would help me when I eventually opened up my own practice. Throughout my journey of my practice I found myself often stumbling on questions from patients that I just could not answer. However as I researched further and further, the direction I wanted for my own practice became clear. I understood that to truly help my patients I would have to treat them holistically rather than just focusing on individual systems and concerns. My style is defined by listening dedicatedly to my patients, and trying to discover the root of their problems. From this I found I was able to truly help my patients.
In a further effort to offer the most optimal care to my patients, I came across A4M, the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Wellness Medicine, and I began a fellowship to learn methods offering many more alternatives to my patients rather than just traditional medicine. My future dream is to continue to sharpen my skills as I truly believe one never stops learning in life. I am hoping to put together a robust anti-aging and preventative wellness based program for my dedicated patients to truly give them the best choices for improved health and a better quality of life.
Chief Executive Officer
Born in Detroit Michigan and moved to Traverse City Michigan where I grew up on a farm. Although I learned many values on the farm the two which have had the greatest impact upon me are work ethic and "The Golden Rule" of treating others how you would want to be treated. I graduated Auburn University with honors in Child Psychology and Business Management in 1986. Over the last 29 plus years of my professional career I have been in operations management and 17 of those focused in the Healthcare field. We have many challenges in the healthcare industry but I firmly believe that empowering our patients to be proactive with their healthcare rather than reactive, we can prevent a significant amount of catastrophic health events. This is why our core focus here at Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center is to educate and empower our patients to take control of the health and wellness.
Chief Financial Officer
I have always been motivated to help others and when my husband told me of his dream almost 20 years ago to help his patients to achieve healthy and productive lifestyle, I knew I could fulfill my dream within our own practice.
Toepperwein Family Practice is more to me than just a job, it's truly like a child that one nurtures and guides, and later observes with pride as it makes significant achievements. It has been a learning process, with ups and downs but perhaps the most rewarding years of my life.
After migrating from India I began my career in the US working in banking. The experience I gained in my 5 years in various financial institutions has helped me make monetary decisions for the practice to keep care affordable and viable for our patients. One of the biggest goals we had was to move to our new facility 4 years ago to offer better care in a more comfortable state of the art building to our patients. We also wanted to provide a better working environment for our staff whom are really our extended family.
I enjoy working with a talented group of individuals in our practice and through them I have learned so much. My background and undergraduate degree in Psychology has helped us to use innovative HR practices, team building and confidence boosters so we can enhance the healthcare customer service experience.
The current need in our medical field is for better mental health services which have led me to foray into the Master Program of Counseling in Mental health at UTSA where I am just a few years away from becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am excited that this will help me see a new side of the Practice where by offering counseling services for Adults, children, couples and Families I can continue my dream of making a difference in other's lives.
Michelle Gamio, RN, FNP-C
Joined Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center in January 2015 and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas State University, San Marcos and then earned her Masters of Science - Family Practitioner degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Furthermore, she is a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner's Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.
Leticia Ramirez, RN, FNP-C, DNP
Newest addition to the Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center care team. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion to empower patients to become more proactive with their care and to make substantial contribution in the fight against obesity and other health risk factors. Graduated Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi with a Bachelor in Nursing then received her Master's in Nursing - Family Practitioner degree from the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg Texas. Recently she received her Doctoral in Nursing from University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio Texas. Speaks fluent Spanish and English and is a member of the Texas Nurse Practioners Association, The Southern Nursing Research Society and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.
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