We strive to create the friendly and pleasant environment for both children and their parents. We know that going to a pediatrician for a wellness check-up or a sick visit can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s exactly why we make every effort to make your experience at our clinics as beneficial and positive as possible.
The Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite has been providing quality medical care to children of Mesquite Community for over 12 years. In the fall of 2000, Dr. Nunez has opened his solo practice in Mesquite. Since then we have opened two more locations: the Pediatric Clinic of Sunnyvale and the Pediatric Clinic of Garland. Our medical team includes seven Board Certified Pediatricians, two Physician Assistants and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. We understand the importance of seeing a sick child as soon as possible. We welcome walk-ins and same day appointments.
Providing Quality Health Care Services for children at an Affordable Price is what we do best.
We have seven Board certified Pediatricians, two Physician Assistants and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. We understand the need for a sick child to be seen in a timely manner. Our office takes walk-ins and you can call us for a same day appointment.
Doctor Ernesto Nunez, MD
Ernesto Nunez, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician. He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Nunez is a graduate of INTEC, a private University and Medical School in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York associated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Nunez has privileges with the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas; he divides his time between seeing patients and administrative duties, making sure that we provide our staff and our patient with the best in technology and medical testing. Dr. Nunez has been a Pediatrician in Texas for over 16 years. He opened his first practice in Mesquite in 2000 as a solo practitioner. Since then he has been joined by a group of talented healthcare providers.
Laura Burgos, MD
Laura Burgos, MD. is a Board Certified Pediatrician – Dr. Burgos started her preparation at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, where she obtain her bachelor degree in biology in 1995. After this she enrolled in Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico. She obtained her Medical degree in 1999. This same year she started her Pediatric residency program in Driscoll Children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from the program in 2002. She has practiced in Brownsville, Garland and Mesquite. Dr Burgos has fully dedicated her life to help children not only in the clinic but also in the community. Dr Burgos periodically serves as instructor and mentor for medical students and nurse practitioner students.
Yuly Carrera, MD
Dr. Yuly Carreras is a graduate of INTEC, a private University and Medical School in the Dominican Republic. She completed her Pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a full service medical center and teaching hospital affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College in the South Bronx region of New York City. During her training she participated in multiple pediatric researches. She wrote several case reports that were presented in medical meetings and published in Pediatric in Reviews and Consultant for a Pediatrician.
Dr. Carreras joined our practice in 2013 and is affiliated with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She has always been passionate about kids, and more so since the birth of her first son, Diego. She is absolutely fascinated by the process of newborns becoming young adults. She feels blessed since the moment she has become a mother.
Dr. Carreras is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Medical Association.
Tania Diaz, MD
Tania Diaz, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Diaz is a graduate of the Autonomous National University of Nicaragua . She completed her pediatric residency at Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital (associated with Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico) in 2007. During her training she participated in many scientific research studies in the fields of asthma and diabetes. She was a resident representative in the hospital administrative committee and the National Committee of Interns and Residents. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as an American Academy of a Pediatrics Scholarship. Dr. Diaz has also been appointed as a Clinical Instructor for medical students and was selected as a Chief Resident during her residency. Her articles have been published in Neo Review Magazine. In addition, she has actively participated in the Reach Out and Read program (reading for kids).
Though extensively trained and experienced in every area of pediatrics, Dr. Diaz has also developed a special interest in allergy and asthma management, dermatology, endocrine, nephrology, upper and lower respiratory infections, newborn care, patient education and prevention.
She joined our practice in 2008 and is affiliated with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Diaz loves kids! She is married and is the mother to two beautiful boys, Oscar and Carlos.
“I am dedicated to promoting excellent quality medical care; and to having integrity, compassion and empathy with my patients and their families”
Veronica Forsythe, MD
Dr. Veronica Forsythe is a native from Nicaragua, who earned her medical degree at the Universidad de Panama in Panama. Following graduation from the medical school, she completed two years of social services as a primary care physician to isolated villagers and tribal communities in the rainforest of Darien, Panama. Following her dream of becoming a pediatrician, she moved to U.S.A to complete her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of the Oklahoma University Health Science Center. During her training, Dr Forsythe earned awards, such as the Outstanding teaching & Pediatric Model Resident and was nominated for the Aesculapian Award by the students. After finishing residency, Dr. Forsythe became the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at OUHSC, where she was involved in the training of medical students and residents before moving to Dallas. Since 2009 she has been in continuous pediatric practice in Dallas. The part of pediatrics she loves the most is watching children and families grow together overtime. She considers it an honor and a privilege to develop a relationship with each family and to help each child achieve his or her fullest potential.
Dr. Forsythe is a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.) and a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.
She believes that being a mother of her daughter Elena has made her a better and more understanding pediatrician. Her outside interests include family activities, cooking, baking and photography.
Lilliam Ivette Garcia Cortes
Lilliam Ivette Garcia Cortes, M.D., is a board certified Pediatrician. She received her medical training at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, graduating with high honors in 1996 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Pediatric University Hospital San Juan Medical Center in 1999. After she completed her training, she received vast recognition for her outstanding work as the Chief Resident of Pediatrics.
Due to her extensive knowledge of pediatric critical care she was appointed In-house attending Pediatrician at Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Ponce Puerto Rico in July of 2000. Dr. Lilliam Garcia actively participated in the training of Pediatric residents as a faculty member of Ponce School of Medicine for the past 14 years. Her greatest satisfaction was to be a part of the new residents training and to help families, children and newborns in their most critical time.
The mother of two beautiful children, Dr. Garcia is aware of the role of the Pediatrician in the promotion of healthy habits and the prevention of injury and illness. “Children are our future and I am committed in starting them with a healthy beginning by providing excellent medical care.”
Martin Gomez, MD
Doctor Martin Gomez joined our Pediatric clinic team in October of 2010. He finished his Medical School at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia in 1990. He has been practicing pediatrics medicine for over twenty years. These include the extensive practical experience gained in the emergency and tertiary medical care of pediatric patients while completing i the 3 year residency-training program in Pediatrics at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia in 1996. The 3 year residency-training program in Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center was completed in 2000. The program at Maimonides has included rotations at the following primary care institutions, all located in Brooklyn, New York: Maimonides Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center (trauma center), and Coney Island Hospital. After finishing his residency in New York he worked as a staff pediatrician for the following Health Care Centers: Clinica Santa Maria, Brownsville, TX, September 2000-April 2001; Pediatrics of Dallas, Dallas, TX, May 2001- December 2006; South East Dallas Health Center- Parkland Hospital COPC, December 2006 – October 2010.
In addition, Doctor Gomez has passed the general Pediatrics Certifying Examination given by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a staff member in the Clinical Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is also a fully bilingual pediatric medical doctor with excellent skills in written and spoken English and with native proficiency in Spanish. The combination of his extensive training and pediatric experience distinguishes him as a qualified primary care pediatrician.
Rudy Guajardo, PA
Rodolfo Guajardo, also known as “Rudy”, was born and raised in the bordertown of Laredo, Texas. He then moved to San Antonio where he completed his bachelor’s degree in biology while volunteering at University Hospital in San Antonio. Nationally recognized for it’s outstanding medical educational program, Rodolfo Guajardo received his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies on December of 2010 at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions. During his training around the DFW metroplex, he found his love for children and began his career in Pediatrics. Rodolfo Guajardo has been a member with Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and Sunnyvale since February of 2011. He enjoys exercising, traveling, going to the movies and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Joshua Langhorne, MD, FAAP
Joshua Langhorne is originally from the DFW area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Philosophy-Psychology-Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then remained at Washington University to attend a medical school and spent some time learning Spanish in Spain, Mexico, Nicaragua and Bolivia. He also practiced his medical Spanish through volunteer work at La Clinica, a free medical clinic for the immigrant community in St. Louis. He completed his residency training at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York, an academic children’s hospital affiliated with Columbia University in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Dr. Langhorne is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and he has an active membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the designation F.A.A.P. (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics). His interests include eczema and asthma, and he has enjoyed his time at the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and the Kids Wellness Center since 2010.
Jeanette M. Ramos, MD
Dr. Jeanette M. Ramos Bermudez was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, where she was raised by her adorable parents. She has one older sister and one younger brother. Dr. Ramos is product of the public education system of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Ramos obtained a bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus on 2005. In the same year, she began studying medicine in San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Caguas, Puerto Rico obtaining her Doctor in Medicine degree on 2009. On 2010, Dr. Ramos began her pediatric internship at the Saint Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. On 2013, Dr. Ramos become a pediatric specialist and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite in the same year.
Dr. Ramos is interested in patient care, preventive medicine, nutrition and physical activity in order to prevent pediatric obesity. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Ramos has two beautiful children, Pierre Andres and Isabella Sofia. She enjoys spending good quality time with her family.
Alison Ryan, MD
Dr. Airall-Ryan graduated from St Georges University School of Medicine in 2005, and completed her internship and pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
Dr. Ryan is board certified and enjoys every facet of providing primary care for children from birth to age 18. She has been a practicing physician in the state of Texas since 2008 and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Sunnyvale family in 2013.
Mariel Silva, MD
Dr. Mariel Silva is a Board Certified Pediatrician and fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics. She joined Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite in 2010.
Dr. Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her Medical Degree (MD) from Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. Following, she did her residency in Pediatrics at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she served as the Chief Resident in 2007. During her residency she concentrated her research on allergy and asthma related problems. Dr. Silva is fully bilingual in English and Spanish..
Yesenia Sigala, PNP
Yesenia Sigala-Garcia received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner License in 2008. Before receiving her Master’s degree, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas with a focus on pediatric gastrointestinal disease, general pediatrics, Neurosurgery, and Plastic surgery. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003. The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board certifies her to practice, and she is a member of the NAPNAP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Professional Association). Yesenia Sigala-Garcia has been with the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite since August 2008, where she has enjoyed working with children and their families. She approaches her practice from a disease prevention perspective, and enjoys seeing children from birth to adolescence. She is licensed to perform wellness examinations, diagnose and medically manage common childhood illnesses. She is always looking for opportunities to provide teaching and health promotion to patients and their families.
Patrick Tarango, PA
Patrick Tarango was born and raised in El Paso Texas but left home to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated with honors. Soon after earning his Bachelor’s degree Mr. Tarango spent 1 1/2 years teaching Biology and Chemistry at the High school in Waco Texas. In 2002 Patrick was accepted into the UT Southwestern School of Allied Health and received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2004. Mr. Tarango has been with the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite since January of 2005. He enjoys working with children and is always looking to have a positive impact on the lives of his patients. Patrick is the proud father of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending the quality time with his family, however, when not at home, he will usually be found at the golf course working on his golf game.
Betzi Teran, MD
Dr. Betzi Teran was born in Bolivia, where she received her medical degree at the Universidad Privada Del Valle in 2003. She completed her internship with honors at Univalle Hospital and her Pediatric residency at Lincoln Hospital doing rotations at various hospitals including Montefiore Children Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Upon finishing her residency she moved to Dallas and joined the Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite and currently works at our new location in Sunnyvale.
Dr. Teran enjoys all aspects of general pediatrics, but has a special interest in breastfeeding, nutrition, and developmental. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Carlos, and two children Alexander and Stephanie.