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Dr. James S. Spurlock

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Family Practice Internship:
Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, CO

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Sciences, Amarillo, TX

Undergraduate:
University of North Texas, Denton, TX. B.A. Biology, With Honors

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Military:
United States Air Force, Panama

Biographical:
Dr. Spurlock was born and raised in Denton, but says “I got to Amarillo as soon as I could”. Dr. Spurlock loves to travel and has traveled the world extensively. Dr. Spurlock is married and has two daughters, Amy in Sante Fe and Molly in Dixon, New Mexico. Two grandchildren, Rayden and Lucian are constant sources of joy.

Dr. Spurlock is a founding partner with AFPC and now serves as President of the group.

He served as chairman of Family Medicine at NWTH and was a charter member of the Board of Directors of First Care. Dr. Spurlock has served on several committees at BSA Health Systems including secretary of the Medical Staff.

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Dr. Mark E. Stevens

Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Family Practice Residency:
Memorial Hospital, University of Texas, Houston, TX

Undergraduate:
University of Texas, El Paso, TX. B.S. Biology, With Honors

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Stevens and wife, Teresa, have a son, Arthur, and two grandchildren, Aiden and Adeline. Dr. Stevens is a private pilot. Dr. Stevens helped open the Clinic in 1978.

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Dr. David E. Brister

Medical School:
University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS

Family Practice Internship:
University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX

Family Practice Residency:
University of Mississippi, Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Undergraduate:
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. B.S. Chemistry

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Military:
United States Army, Korea

Biographical:
Dr. Brister was born in Roswell, NM and raised in New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, and California. Before joining AFPC in 1990, Dr. Brister practiced in El Campo, TX and an urgent care clinic in Amarillo. He and his wife, Lydia, have 4 children: Anthony, Emily, Michelle, and Victoria. The family has grown to include two grandchildren Liam and Richard. He enjoys music, outdoor activities, and is fluently bilingual. The Bristers are active in their church, Trinity Baptist Church.

Dr. Brister served as Chairman of Family Medicine at BSA Hospital and on the Family Practice Policy Committee.

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Dr. Jeffery T. Whelchel

Medical School:
Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX

Family Practice Residency:
McLennan County Family Practice, Waco, TX

Undergraduate:
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX. B.S. Biology, Chemistry, With Honors

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Whelchel was raised on a farm in Claude, TX, and wanted to return to the Panhandle to practice medicine and raise his family. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Pam, and his three children- Emily, Amy, and Luke. The Whelchels are active members of First Baptist Church of Bushland. His favorite past times include gospel singing, golf, computers, yard work, and playing and watching sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggies).

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Dr. Victor L. Bravo

Medical School:
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Sciences, Amarillo, TX

Undergraduate:
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. B.S. Chemistry

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Bravo was a staff physician at Winslow Indian Health Service in his native Arizona before moving to Amarillo. He also practiced at an urgent care clinic in Amarillo before joining AFPC in 1998. Dr. Bravo is married to Tonya and they have three children. Joshua, Eric, Cassie and three grandchildren Brianna, McKenzie, and Colton. Dr. Bravo enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and backpacking.

Dr. Bravo has served as Chairmen of Family Medicine at BSA Hospital and on the Family Medicine Policy Committee.

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Dr. David L. Tyson

Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Family Practice Residency:
McLennan County Family Practice, Waco, TX

Undergraduate:
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. B.A. Biology, Magna Cum Laude

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Tyson is originally from Coleman, TX where he practiced for three years before moving to Amarillo in 2001. He and his wife, Sheri, have six children who keep them very busy. Away from work, Dr. Tyson plays keyboard at Hillside Christian Church, South Campus and dabbles in song writing. He is also an avid angler and outdoorsman.

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Dr. James D. Bryan

Medical School:
Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Sciences, Amarillo, TX

Graduate:
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. PhD University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. M.S. Zoology

Undergraduate:
Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, Chickasha, OK. B.S. Biology

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Bryan earned a PhD and worked as a biologist in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico before attending medical school. He is married to Becky and has two children Robin and Ben. Dr. Bryan enjoys running, backpacking, mountaineering, snow skiing, fishing and rock climbing.

Dr. Bryan served as Chairman of Family Medicine at Northwest Texas Hospital and Chairman of Family Medicine at Baptist St Anthony’s Hospital. He has also served on the Executive Committees and Credentialing Committees at BSA.

Dr. Bryan joined the Clinic in 2003.

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Dr. Bart A. Britten

Medical School:
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Family Practice Residency:
Memorial-Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, TX

Undergraduate:
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX. B.S. Chemistry-Biology, Cum Laude

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Britten is a native of the Texas panhandle from Groom, TX. He is married to Ann and they have five children Madeline, Andrew, Isabel, Bridget, and Patrick. He enjoys fishing and hunting and is an avid sports fan – his team is Notre Dame.

Dr. Britten joined AFPC in 2007.

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Dr. J. Brian Malone

Medical School:
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Sciences, Amarillo, TX

Undergraduate:
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX. B.S. Biology,Summa Cum Laude

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Malone joined the AFPC family in 2008. He grew up in Amarillo and enjoys practicing in his hometown. Dr. Malone and wife, Christy, and son, Benjamin, are active in their church and enjoy time with their families.

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Dr. Julie Ray Allman

Medical School:
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Family Practice Residency:
University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX

Undergraduate:
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. B.S. Zoology, With Honors

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Allman grew up in Dalhart and returns to the panhandle with her husband, who is also a physician, and children Jack and Britta. Dr. Allman practiced at a Family Practice Clinic in Fort Worth before moving to Amarillo. Balancing a medical practice and two children consumes most of her life but she also enjoys reading and traveling.

Dr. Allman joined the Clinic in 2011.

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Dr. Abby S. Leake

Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Science Center Permian- Basin, Odessa, Texas

Undergraduate:
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX B.S. Biochemistry

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Leake grew up in Amarillo attending Amarillo High School and Amarillo College. She wanted to return to her hometown to practice and be near her family. She attends Hillside Christian Church, West Campus, and is a member of Faithbuilders.

She enjoys going to estate sales and antiquing for mid-century modern finds. She also enjoys spinning classes, spending time with her two French Bulldogs, and having Saturday morning coffee with her extended family.

Dr. Leake serves on the Credentialing Committee at BSA Hospital.

Dr. Leake joined the Clinic in 2012

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Tonia Hudson, PA-C

Medical School:
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Texas Tech Health Science Center, Midland, Texas, 2002

Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Biochemistry, 1999

Licensing:
Physician Assistant

Biographical:
Tonia, a twin, is married to Trae and has four children. Her family is active in The Church at Quail Creek. She grew up in Dalhart.

Before joining Amarillo Family Physicians Clinic in 2015 she had thirteen years experience employed in urgent care clinics, an orthopedic office, and rural health clinics.

When she has time to herself she enjoys running, reading, and gardening.

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Vanessa Rocha, FNP-C

Medical School:
Master of Science in Nursing, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014

Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, 2004

Licensing:
Family Nurse Practitioner, Texas Board of Nursing

Biographical:
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Vanessa is married to Benny and has three sons. They attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She is originally from Hereford, TX.

Before joining Amarillo Family Physicians Vanessa had 10 years of nursing experience in the emergency room, critical care, and adult and pediatric settings.

Vanessa enjoys attending her children’s football and baseball games and theatre productions. She also enjoys doing Crossfit.

Vanessa and her husband enjoy keeping others in the community active and own a Crossfit gym here in town.

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Armando Salcido, M.D.

Medical School:
Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

Family Practice Residency:
Texas Tech Health Science Center, Amarillo, TX

Undergraduate:
West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX, BS Biochemistry and Biology

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine

Biographical:
Dr. Salcido grew up in Amarillo graduating from Randall High School. He always wanted to help people and practice medicine in West Texas.

Before coming to Amarillo Family Physicians, he was a Hospitalist in Borger, Texas. He and his wife enjoy going to church, traveling, exercising together, and spending time with family and their two dogs Hulk and Charlie. Dr. Salcido also enjoys writing and playing music, biking, running, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Salcido joined the Clinic in 2016.