Meet Our Hospitalists
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Waco, TX 76712
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At Providence, a special group of physicians called hospitalists, have partnered with the Health Center in pursuing the mission of providing excellent and compassionate patient care. This website explains what hospitalists do and how they can improve a patient's medical care during their stay at the Health Center.
Steven Elwell, MD
Dr. Elwell graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He continued with a Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He chose to stay in Dallas for his internship and internal medicine residency at Parkland Hospital. His years of experience as an internal medicine physician and emergency room physician include serving as both President and Chief of Staff for a private physician practice here in Central Texas. Today, Dr. Elwell serves as the Medical Director for our Hospitalist Program at Providence Health Center.
Larry Davis, MD
Dr. Davis graduated from Texas A & M with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He completed his Medical Degree with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and finished his internal medicine residency at Scott & White. With twenty-five years experience in internal medicine, Dr. Davis joins the hospitalist team at Providence Health Center truly understanding the importance of the relationship between patient and physician. In his own clinic practice, Dr. Davis balanced nearly thirty patient visits per day while caring for hospitalized patients at the same time. It is experience like this that makes Dr. Davis a perfect fit as our Quality Director of Hospitalists here at Providence.
Gordon Clark, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Gordon Clark has undergraduate experience from the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He received both his Ph.D. and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Clark completed three residencies-a surgery residency from both Duke and Tulane; a pathology residency from Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans; and, an internal medicine residency from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-where he served as the Chief Resident in internal medicine. With nineteen years of teaching experience and twenty-eight years of practicing medicine, Dr. Clark now joins our hospitalist team at Providence Health Center.
Chelliah Pandian, MD
Dr. Pandian graduated from the University of Madras with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. After his undergraduate studies, he continued his education at Jipmer Medical College where he received his MBBS. Then he received his M.D. in General Medicine from Stanley Medical College. After that he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center. He was a Medical Officer at Medicine and Government General Hospital in Pondicherry, India. After this he was a Registrar at Medical and Cardiology at Apollo Hospital. From there he was a Resident in Internal Medicine at Corbett Hospital in Stourbridge, United Kingdom. From there he was a resident in Internal Medicine in Russells Hall Hospital in Dudly Hall, United Kingdom. From there he became an Internist at Pondicherry, India. Dr. Pandian has brought over five years of experience after his time as an Internist in Pondicherry, India to the Hospitality Team at Providence Hospital.
Barry Shefa, MD
Dr. Shefa spent his undergraduate years in Fayetteville, graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science. He chose the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for his Medical Degree, and completed his residency at the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. For a couple of years, Barry practiced medicine while teaching new interns in the intensive care unit at John Peter Smith Hospital. From Tyler, Dr. Shefa now joins the team here at Providence Health Center.
Roxann Samples, MD
Dr. Samples is a Texas Aggie with a major in Biomedical Science. She chose the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Houston for her Medical Degree and completed her postgraduate training in San Antonio in the Department of Internal Medicine at UTHSC. Prior to joining Providence Health Center, Dr. Samples practiced medicine in Dallas and in San Antonio.
Soni Jose, MD
Soni Jose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Binghamton University in New York. She continued her studies at New York Medical College where she received her M.D. Soni completed her residency at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT in Internal Medicine. Today Dr. Jose is part of the hospitalist staff here at Providence.
James Phillip Myatt, MD
Dr. Phillip Myatt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Baylor University in 2002, Magna Cum Laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 2006 from the Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Texas HSC at San Antonio in 2009. He also serves as attendee- Institute for Cardiovascular CT Certification at UTMB Cardiology until 2012. Dr. Myatt also served in several extracurricular roles while receiving his medical degree including participation in Rutgers University Substance Abuse Conference, Texas General Internal Medicine Preceptorship Program, Docs 4 Kids, ACP Associate member, Southwest Texas ACP Associates Program and ACP Leadership Day in Washington, DC.
Derek Lee, MD
Dr. Derek Lee graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He received his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Lee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
John C. Biboa, MD
Dr. John Biboa graduated Cum Laude in 2003 from the University of North Texas in Denton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended the Des Moines University- College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery where he received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and was on the National Dean’s List. Prior to joining Providence Healthcare Network, he practiced at the University Physicians Healthcare Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Biboa has been published in multiple journals and scientific papers. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the UPH Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee, the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Alpha Beta Gamma Radiologic Society of Honor Students, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Golden Key International Society.
Farrukh S Badsha, MD
Dr. Badsha received his MBBS from Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he brings an array of skills to our team from his work as an Academic Hospitalist at Geisinger Medical Center and Internal Medicine Resident. In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Badsha has conducted research and laboratory work, which has contributed to his knowledge and abilities to care for our patients at Providence Health Center.
The best way to contact your hospitalist to answer questions or discuss your care is to ask your nurse, and he or she will contact our hospitalist team.