Why Choose Us
Dr. Almouie has been in practice for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Tishreen University College of Medicine, Lattakia, Syria and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Driscoll Childrens Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Almouie is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional interests include Asthma and Allergy, Dermatology and Alternative Medicine. He and his wife share five beautiful children and enjoy traveling and nature.
English content El Dr. Diaz Deleon ha estado practicando la pediatría durante los últimos 30 años. Antes de eso, fue un farmacéutico registrado practicante durante unos diez años. El Dr. Diaz Deleon es un veterano del Ejército de los Estados Unidos. Fue dado de baja honorablemente en 1980 con el rango de Capitán. El Dr. Diaz Deleon ha estado casado con su encantadora novia de la secundaria durante los últimos 44 años y la llama su MEJOR logro. Él y su esposa comparten tres hijos y cuatro nietos fantásticos. En su tiempo libre le gusta conducir su motocicleta Harley por los caminos secundarios, así como trabajar la madera y jugar al golf.
Dr. Ryan-Philpott has been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years in the United States Air Force. She retired as a Colonel with 25 years of service in July 2018. Her final military job was to serve as primary consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for pediatric and women’s health issues; in this role, she provided subject matter expertise on the quality of care for 350 Air Force providers at 76 clinics and hospitals around the world. During her military career, she also worked as a Chief Medical Officer for 8 years, influencing patient safety and risk management at the hospital, Air Force, and Defense Health Agency levels. Her medical degree was obtained at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and she completed a pediatric residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ryan-Philpott’s wonderful family, husband and 3 children, have followed her all over the country with the military. They have now settled in Helotes, TX, to enjoy all the activities and adventures that this state has to offer.
Dr. Pirraglia was a high school science teacher in New York before going to medical school. He received his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Pirraglia completed his post graduate education and residency training in New York City. He is a Fellow in American Academy of Pediatrics and is America Board Pediatrics Certifiied. Dr. Pirraglia is married with children and grandchildren.￼ He speaks Spanish. He enjoys jazz, latin and merengue music. He also enjoys ice skating.
Jeremy retired from the US Army as a combat medic and received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Born in Missouri and raised near the Kansas City area, he has been a lifelong Chiefs fan, but has made Texas his permanent home. Jeremy has been volunteering with his kids since they were little, and his wife Katrina always knew he would fit right in with pediatrics. He and Katrina live in the Boerne area with their children. He enjoys spending time with family, hiking or going to the beach with their two Australian shepherds, fly fishing, and traveling to find all the best kept secrets of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.
Kristy graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Adriel graduated from Texas A&M University Corpus Christ, Texas with a Masters of Science in Nursing. He is licensed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Kendra graduated from Texas A&M with her Masters of Science in Nursing. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. While completing her family nurse practitioner program, Kendra worked as a RN in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Luis was born in Mexico City and graduated medical school from UNAM. He received his Physician Assistant License from University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. Luis has been a San Antonio resident for 30 years. The past 12 years he has worked a Physician Assistant, 9 years as Family PA, and 3 years as a Pediatric PA. Luis is fluent in Spanish and English with knowledge in Japanese, Hebrew and sign language. His hobbies consist of Japanese archery, Japanese swordsmanship, scuba diving, and Origami.
Patricia is a native to the Corpus Christi area, she was born and raised in the Calallen area. She has accomplished a BSN of nursing and was obtained through the University of Texas at Arlington as well as her Family Nurse Practitioner. Patricia has been in healthcare for close to twenty years in which 14 of those years were spent in Neonatology. Seven years were dedicated to the growth and development of a 63 bed neonatal department/unit in the Rio Grande Valley. Patricia is licensed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and board certified through the ANCC. Patricia has dedicated her career to caring for the neonatal and pediatric populations, it is her passion and drive to bring high quality care to the babies and children of our community.
Dorothy Garza graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University-College Station and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She worked over 10 years at Bay Area NICU, where she gained recognition as a Certified RN in Neonatal Intensive Care. Dorothy received her Master’s degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care. She is Certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Nursing. In her free time, Dorothy enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.
Olivia is originally from Louisiana. She is a graduate from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center with BSN (2006) and MSN (2014). She worked as PICU nurse for 8.5 years and PNP for 3 years at McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White before joining Almouie Pediatrics. Her hobbies include barrel racing, hunting, fishing and exercising. She owns 4 dogs and 4 horses that she adores very much. She is licensed by Texas BON and certified by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Karen graduated from Simmons College with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Karen previously worked, for 3 years, as a Registered Nurse in Adult Orthopedics, Neurology and Trauma. Karen enjoys family time, traveling and caring for the pediatric population!
Leslie graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech University in 2010, and worked as a NICU and pediatric RN for 8 years. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys traveling near and far whenever she gets the chance.
Sarah graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Prior to receiving her master’s degree, she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University in California and traveled to rural India for a missions trip/study abroad session. After completing her Bachelor’s degree she moved from California to Texas and worked as a Registered Nurse at Methodist’s Children’s Hospital on the pediatric medical and pediatric intensive care units for over 5 years. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and attending educational conferences.
Jonathan Linder is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He received his Master’s in Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. Before he was a Nurse Practitioner, Jonathan was a registered nurse at North East Baptist Hospital in San Antonio for 7 years where he cared for adults with all manner of heart and vascular conditions. He has had 5 children with his wife within a 6-year period. Jonathan has 2 boys and 3 girls including a set of twin girls. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. Jonathan is very passionate about giving children the best care possible!
Carly graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Master’s of Science in Nursing specializing in Pediatric Primary Care. She is licensed by the State of Texas BON and certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Prior to becoming and PNP, Carly obtained her BSN through UT Health San Antonio. She worked as an RN for 9 years- most of those spent in the Pediatric ICU. Providing quality pediatric care has always been one of Carly’s most important goals, and she is excited to serve the Almouie Pediatric Family! When she isn’t working, Carly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her 3-year-old son and husband. She also enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Lori graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center with a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specializing in Pediatric Primary Care. She is licensed by the State of Texas Board of Nursing and certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Prior to her becoming a CPNP, Lori obtained her Bachelor’s degree through UT Health Science Center San Antonio. She worked as a Pediatric Nurse in a Pediatric and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for Children for 11 years. It has always been her priority to provide compassionate and quality care to all the children she has had the pleasure to care for and will continue to care for in the future. She is excited to be a part of the Almouie Family! When Lori is not at work she spends time with her daughter, who is 19 months old, and husband. She enjoys spending time outside by the water on their jet ski’s or ski boat. She enjoys traveling outside of the country exploring different cultures and just relaxing at the Lake. Anything to do with her family and close friends always brings her so much joy.
While Travis was born and raised in Victoria, Texas, he has lived in Corpus Christi for more than 15 years. He obtained his Associates Degree in Nursing from Del Mar College in 2012 and began working as a Registered Nurse in adult Hematology/Oncology. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015, at which time he began working in pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. With 7 and a half years of Nursing experience, he earned a master of science in nursing through The University of Texas at Arlington. He is Licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is Board Certified through The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling the world.
Brandy Crowson is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Masters of Science degree at Texas Tech University and her Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She is an active member of the Texas Nurse Practitioners Association as well as a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Brandy has always known she wanted to be a pediatric nurse and has been providing care to little ones for over 15 years. She lives with her husband and two children in San Antonio. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling as much as she can. She’s excited to be part of the team and looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your children.
Letty has been with Almouie Pediatrics since the opening in 2000. She has the responsibility of the development and implementation of business operating procedures. She controls and monitors all financial activities of the medical practice. She also maintains sound management control over the staff and their functions. She has been married for 30 years, has three children and four grandchildren.
Jennifer has been with Almouie Pediatrics since 2007. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute of Corpus Christi in 2004 as a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant. She oversees all clinical aspects of the organization. She has 2 children and enjoys spending time with them.