2017 Top Doctors

44 Texas Health Care/Privia Medical Group North Texas Physicians Named to Magazine’s Prestigious List

The April cover story of Fort Worth Texas: The City’s Magazine features the publication’s annual “Top Doctors” list and once again, Texas Health Care/Privia Medical Group North Texas physicians are featured prominently on the prestigious list: 44 of its members across 17 specialty areas have been recognized as tops in their fields by their peers.

To select the physicians who are included in the “Top Doctors” list, the magazine sends an annual survey to more than 4,500 Tarrant County physicians, asking them to list the colleagues they believe to be the best in a variety of practice areas. The list includes doctors in Fort Worth and the greater Tarrant County area.

Eight of the 2017 Texas Health Care honorees are members of the John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital surgical division. The public-private partnership between JPS, Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center, and Texas Health Care affords patients some of the best surgical care in North Texas, delivered in a public hospital setting. At the same time, Tarrant County taxpayers benefit from the unique value that Texas Health Care/Privia surgeons deliver to the hospital.

“Texas Health Care members have always been committed to providing exceptional care for every patient, every time,” said Dr. Larry Tatum, the group’s CEO. “Now, with our new partnership with Privia Medical Group, a nationally-recognized health care leader known for innovations in population health, we’re poised to play an even bigger role in health care delivery for North Texas. Having 44 of our physician members on the 2017 ‘Top Doctors’ list is added proof of that.”

Texas Health Care has 219 providers in North Texas and surrounding areas.

The Texas Health Care/Privia Medical Group North Texas 2017 Top Doctors are:

Breast Oncology Surgery

Anita W. Chow*

Joseph Heyne*

Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Reza Khalafi*


Scott Ewing

Mohan Sathyamoorthy

Colon/Rectal Surgery

Jason Allen

Edward Castillo

Lori Gordon

Glen D. Hooker

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Michael England

General Surgery

John Mark Bayouth*

John L. Birbari

Scott Bloemendal

Antonio Castaneda

Mark Collins

Rajesh Gandhi*

Domingo Tan


Larry D. Tatum

Gynecology & Obstetrics

Cynthia A. English

Jay Herd

Beatrice G. Kutzler

Elisabeth Wagner

Robert Zwernemann

Internal Medicine

John Briscoe

Jason S. Ledbetter

Amber Lesley

Craig L. Dearden

Orthopedic Surgery

Donald Dolce

Joseph Milne

Brian Tobias

Torrance Walker

Orthopedic Back Surgery

James Brezina

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Nathan Lesley

Ryan Reardon

Eric Wroten


Phillip Anthony

Yadro Ducic

John L. Fewins

Todd E. Samuelson

Jesse E. Smith*

Pain Management

Christopher C. Pratt

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Larry E. Reaves*

Sports Medicine

Steven Meyers

Vascular Surgery

James E. Anderson*

*Denotes THC member who is part of the John Peter Smith Hospital surgical unit