Your Health Team

Keeping YOU Healthy!

TeleMedVIP works with Dr. Clay Watson who leads a number of physicians and supporting staff dedicated to supporting the mission and values of TeleMedVIP. Please decide who your preference is for physician if you are placing a membership order. If you cannot locate a physician in your State, please let us know by calling us at 713-452-1873 or send us a message on the contact page. We also have our other staff listed who are available to meet your health and wellness needs.

Danielle Burgess

FNP-C. Danielle is an Advanced...

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Danielle Burgess

FNP-C. Danielle is an Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Family Health and Wellness. She is originally from Austin, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked in the emergency department for 5 years before returning to school to further her education. Danielle then graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in emergency medicine and functional medicine. Danielle’s main goal is to deliver holistic and preventative healthcare to ensure her patients live their healthiest and best lives. She enjoys educating, empowering, customizing patient care, and developing meaningful relationships with her patients.

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Dr. Clay Watson

Medical Director/ Physician...

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Dr. Clay Watson

Medical Director/ Physician (Texas/ Colorado)

Dr. Clay Watson is a graduate of New York Medical College class of 2005. He completed his residences at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado and then went on to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010. After completing training, Dr. Watson has thoroughly enjoyed caring for patients from the very sick to the routine check-up. He is constantly reading about the latest advances in medicine and looking for new ways to take care of his patients. Dr. Watson is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas and the State of Colorado. 

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Dr. Jamie Guyden

Physician...

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Dr. Jamie Guyden

Physician (Texas)

 

Jamie Lynn Guyden, MD is a medical doctor whose training is in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Integrative & Functional Medicine. This New Jersey native began her medical career in Houston, Texas immersed in the conventional medicine model. Her career took a drastic turn in 2010 as her personal health journey compelled her to reevaluate her professional interests. Her then 18-year struggle with Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) had become overwhelming and unacceptable. She sought out holistic approaches that would lead to life changing management. Dr. Guyden is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas. 

 

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Dara Vino P.A.-C

Physician Advisor ...

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Dara Vino P.A.-C

Physician Advisor (Colorado)

Dara M Vino has practiced as a Board Certified Physician Assistant for 15 years. She is skilled in assessing and treating illness and optimizing wellness. Dara graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Medical Science in 2003. Her educational background and knowledge influence her biomedical and functional holistic approach to nutrition and healthy living. Dara has over 6 years of experience working in Neurology at The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center of Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Vino was recognized as the foremost PA to prescribe Apomorphine Hydrochloride injections for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. She also worked as a sub-investigator in over 70 clinical trials for the treatment of movement disorders during her career.

Dara has 3 years of experience in orthopedic and trauma surgery. She is skilled in the areas of inpatient and outpatient medical care. In clinic-based primary care Ms. Vino also specializes in homeopathic, naturopathic, and environmental medicine.

Dara's broad based knowledge combined with the preventative philosophies of functional medicine offer a well-rounded approach to expand Health and Wellness. Ms. Vino relishes the opportunity to educate patients about the preventative opportunities and treatments made available to them by telemedicine. She is a high-energy practitioner and looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with patients while administering tailored treatment plans, and helping individuals achieve their health goals. Dara utilizes the following supplements: Standard Process, Ximogen, and Designs for Health.

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Dr. James Alan Herd

Physician (Texas)

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Dr. James Alan Herd

Physician (Texas)

Dr. James Alan Herd graduated in 1956 from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Canada. In 1963, he completed his training in Physiology, Psychobiology and Internal Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1963 until 1979 he served on the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School conducting research, education and clinical medicine in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease.

In 1980, he was appointed Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Preventive Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. He retired from his academic appointments in 2001. He is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas.

Since 2013, he has been providing medical support for programs to reduce risk for hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke using personal face to face interaction and telehealth technology.

His experience combining personal contact and telehealth technology makes it possible for TeleMedVIP to provide the best possible support for education and management of diabetes and hypertension to prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia.

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Lolita Guarin

Certified Stress Management Coach

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Lolita Guarin

Certified Stress Management Coach

Lolita Guarin came to Houston back in 2000 from Lithuania in search of an American dream. After
working in the corporate environment she noticed that stress drastically impacted her health, and she
sought out a holistic approach to manage her busy life. She has been teaching stress management for five years. She got Certified as a Stress Management Coach from Spencer Institute back in 2015.


Lolita blends her expertise as a Stress Management Coach and Life Coach to understand and deliver the
best possible support to her clients. This help comes in the form of blending approaches to manage
workplace stress, time management strategies, movements, and exercises to lower stress, meditation, mindfulness and other techniques.
Lolita Guarin facilitates one on one consultations and group workshops. She is also an author of a book "Crush Stress While You Work" which is available on Amazon. She is dedicated to educating everyone how to manage stress and live a happy, fulfilling life.

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Ricki McKenna

B.S., C.N., Functional Certified...

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Ricki McKenna

B.S., C.N., Functional Certified Nutritionist

With a background in corporate America as a Professional Development Trainer, Ricki Lee McKenna, BS CN, owned and operated a multi-faceted consulting and training business in Houston, Texas, for 10 years. She created and facilitated workshops on professionalism: Team building, communications, professional image, wholistic health management and etiquette. Corporate clients include: Gulf States Toyota, Southwestern Bell, Foley’s department stores, Dow Chemical, the Houstonian Fitness Center and others. Independent clients included Kathy Whitmire, Mayor of Houston and George Martinez, president, Sterling Banks. In 1998, after moving to Basalt, CO, Ricki became a licensed, Certified Nutritionist through the National Institute of Nutrition Education -- American Health Science University, and was one of the best-known nutritionists in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. She returned to Houston in 2014. For the past 18 years Ricki has been and counseling with people and researching nutrition topics that can benefit overall health and nutrition, especially “food vs medications”. Ricki has been quoted in USA Today and writes informative nutrition articles for the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times and The Healthy Planet. For Williams Sonoma, she does food preparation and demonstrations, and collaborates with alternative healthcare practitioners, Care Givers and senior residences (The Forum, Belmont, Brookdale, Villages on the Park and in the Heights) and recreational facilities in Houston, TX. She has appeared on local TV and radio and taught nutrition and cooking classes at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen and Basalt. Ricki facilitates interactive discussions and nutritional programs for organizations, schools, clubs and businesses including; the Aspen Club & Spa, Maroon Creek Club, Glenwood Recreation Center, Challenge Aspen, Kids First and Roaring Fork Kids (re nutrition for children), Glazier and Fonteno Senior Centers, Village on the Park, and Heights, Belmont and Brookdale Senior Residences, The Forum Memorial Woods, Houston Area Continuity of Care, Unity Church and business and social networking groups in Houston, TX Ricki is a founding partner of the Aspen Natural Cooking School, Mchealthy’s SOUP’s ON, and CHOOSE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, and is a founding member and presenter for Davi Nikent Integrative Wellness seminars (Colorado) and is a professional member of the National Association of Nutritional professionals (NANP), Memorial Women’s Business Network, the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Houston Area Continuity of Care, and the Senior Services Alliance, with a private nutrition practice CHOOSE HEALTH SOLUTIONS in the Houston, TX area. Constantly updating her education, Ricki specializes in the growing number of Seasoned Citizens a.k.a. baby boomers, and the 70+ year-young groups. She holds seminars and workshops on digestive and preventive health and reversing chronic disease with food and without drugs. After returning to Houston in 2014, to be closer to family, Ricki now incorporates medical foods, supplements and programs from carefully researched sources to use with her clients and patients in her nutrition practice. As a functional nutritionist, Ricki is proud to help those in need to reduce and/or eliminate prescription drugs in favor of food.

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Susanna Perry

AGNP-C

Susanna is an Advanced...

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Susanna Perry

AGNP-C

Susanna is an Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Adult and Geriatric Health and Wellness. She has a strong foundation in disease management specializing in chronic illness and has an extensive background in emergency triage. Her focus is to ensure her patients live their healthiest life, with a focus on holistic and preventative care. From treating a cold to re-vamping a life style, Susanna will support her patients each step of the way, guiding them to optimal health. Susanna holds a Master's Degree in Nursing and is a certified Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a certification in case management and an additional Bachelor's degree in psychology.

Susanna lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three active boys, spending her free time on the soccer fields. As a mom, Susanna knows how important it is to teach our children the importance of health and wellness, and it is never too late to start. She looks forward to building strong relationships with her patients and would be honored to be part of their wellness team.

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Christina Smith

Health and Wellness Coach &...

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Christina Smith

Health and Wellness Coach & Personal Chef

Christina is originally from Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Austin with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Fitness. She then traveled to Napa Valley, CA to gain her Associates Degree in the Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America. She has been a professional cook for over 6 years, but decided to become a personal chef to have a more one-on-one relationship with her clients' dietary needs and wants. She is a strong believer in food as medicine and that food should be enjoyed while also making us feel our best on the inside and out.

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Paul Zhang

M.D., Ph.D. practices...

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Paul Zhang

M.D., Ph.D. practices conventional medicine and holistic medicine. As a physician-scientist, he is board-certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and integrative and holistic medicine. He is also a practitioner of medical acupuncture. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has specialized in medical treatment of cancers, chronic conditions such as COPD, CHF, gastroparesis, and fatigue, depression. As a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, he strongly advocates the application of evidence-based comprehensive and integrative approaches to treatment and health restoration.

He was named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in 2008. Dr. Zhang is a well-known researcher and clinician in the areas of cancer stem cells, novel therapies, and solid tumors. He was among the first to define the growth requirements of cancer stem cells. He described the use of a novel class of drugs that induces cancer differentiation and cell death, histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. He is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology.

Dr. Zhang received his medical degrees from Hebei Medical University and Beijing University, was a resident physician at Columbia University, and a medical oncology fellow at Yale University. Dr. Zhang’s areas of and expertise include gastrointestinal (GI), lung, and prostate cancers. He has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.

Expertise, experience, and dedication to quality matter a great deal to Dr. Zhang. He has been in community practice and academia for over 10 years, and innovation has become his lifelong passion.

Education and Credentials

Clinical Fellowship: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Cancer Research Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Internal Medicine Residency: Columbia University, New York, NY

Medical Acupuncture Certificate:  Helms Institute at Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA

Academia

Former Assistant Professor of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Lisa Davis

Emotional...

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Lisa Davis

Emotional Support Coach/ MPH

Lisa Davis MPH has two decades of experience as a health educator and a broadcaster. She has worked as a health educator in the realm of sex, HIV, and Hepatitis C as well as a personal trainer and health coach. With a master's degree in public health, she is creator, host, and producer of the syndicated It's Your Health radio heard on regional NPR as well as host/producer of Talk Healthy Today and Talk Fitness Today by AIM Media (of Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, and Better Nutrition magazines). She is host/producer of Naturally Savvy Radio heard online on RadioMD, iHeart Radio Talk, TuneIn, Stitcher, iTunes, UberRadio, and TalkStreamLive. In addition to developing radio shows, Lisa has created, produced, and hosted health television shows. Her first show, Health Power was seen on KRUZ-TV in California. She was also a regular contributor to Carol Alt’s national health TV show on FOX News Channel A Healthy You. Her book, Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health comes out in January 2019. She will also be an emotional support coach on Season 2 of the hit docu-reality series Reversed on The Discovery Life Channel.

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