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New family practice clinic opens

Dr. Rafael Borges is flanked by two of his staff members, Mayda Hernandez onthe left and Camillia Barrington on the right.

Rafael Borges, M.D., recently opened up his Family Practice Clinic, located inside Houston Community Hospital. Originally from The Dominican Republic, Dr. Borges completed his training at New York Medical College and Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA, and affiliate of Temple School of Medicine. Dr. Borges moved here from San Antonio and the office opened is February. He sees patients Monday through Saturday and no appointment is necessary.

Dr. Borges will be a major asset to this community because he and his staff speak fluent Spanish. The Family Medicine Clinic treats all age groups, accepts Medicaid (including many HMOs), Medicare, many private insurances, as well as cash. He is also currently working on becoming a provider for many new insurance companies.

When asked why he chose to practice in this area of town, Dr. Borges states “this area has historically been medically underserved, and I felt I was needed. The hospital welcomed me so here I am.” About his philosophy of care, Dr. Borges states, “Honesty is the most important part of providing good care. The patient must be honest with the doctor and the doctor must be honest with the patient. I want to be an asset to my patients as well as to the community. I will always give my patients the time and attention they deserve.” Dr. Borges also says that he chose Family Practice because of the diversity it offers.

Dr. Borges is on staff a several hospitals but primarily practices at Houston Community Hospital. He has already been very active in the community and several more events are in the planning stages.
Family Medicine Clinic, P.A. is located at 2807 Little York Rd., Ste. 110 and the phone number is 713-696-4652.

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please call for any additional information.