MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

MEET THE MEDICAL TEAM

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Aanchal Bhatia

Founder⎮ CEO

Aanchal Bhatia describes herself as an entrepreneur by profession, psychologist by education and a social change agent by passion. Aanchal is also President of Texas Medical Concierge, a global healthcare navigation firm and the majority shareholder in Sydenham Clinic. In conjunction with the firm, she works diligently to provide Sydenham’s clients with access to cutting-edge concierge care, private health management and personalized medicine. Much of what Sydenham has to offer echoes the work of Thomas Sydenham, the father of modern medicine, and principals found in Bhatia’s book, “Your Doctor Is Not God: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Health,” a self-help chronicle of her own findings about modern medicine. She has a strong sense of purpose to empower people with informed healthcare choices, and she draws upon her knowledge in the ancient wisdoms of the East, as well as her interest in the latest healthcare trends and technology. 

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Dr. Terry Rice

Medical Director

Dr. Terry Rice, a physician and educator with more than 30 years of experience, serves as the Medical Director at Sydenham Clinic. Dr. Rice specializes in internal medicine and prior to her role with Sydenham, she held key leadership roles as Medical Director and Associate Professor at MD Anderson Emergency Center, Deputy Director of Ben Taub General Hospital Emergency Department and Delta Airlines’ Medical Director of Concourse Health. 

 

As part of the clinic’s mission to redefine concierge care with the most recent innovations in precision medicine, she integrates detailed and cutting-edge genomics with hormonal and nutritional data to design a personalized approach for each patient to help them achieve their individual health and wellness goals. Dr. Rice graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and received postgraduate training at the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine in Scotland. She completed her residency at Emory University.

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Despo Papafote Caldwell
CFO | Co-Founder

Joining Sydenham Clinic’s founding board is Houston native Despo Papafote Caldwell, current CFO of Texas Medical Concierge and a business operator with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is co-founder and managing partner of a medical imaging business that started as a single facility with $2 million in annual revenue, and she expanded that into $50 million in annual revenue while managing over 300 employees across multiple states. The mission at Sydenham is a personal one for her. Despo experienced the bureaucracy and red tape of the modern healthcare industry firsthand while seeking treatment for her mother, finding several hurdles to obtaining proper testing and personal attention to her health issue. Now, she is helping Sydenham’s clientele avoid those same roadblocks, and she is putting her skills to work as she helps ensure them the best health experience possible.

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Dr. Nashat Latib
Fertility Director

Dr. Nashat Latib, DO FACEP IFMCP has 20+ years of clinical experience and is one of only 960 Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Physicians in the world.  She's also certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and has specialty training in hormone replacement therapy, weight loss, and, of course, natural fertility.  Dr. Latib is passionate about health, wellness, and preventive medicine, and has witnessed first-hand the need for a more comprehensive approach to healthcare. Her practice philosophy employs the benefits of traditional medicine while also embracing its limitations using a functional approach to both prevent and reverse disease. Prior to joining the team at Sydenham, Dr. Latib served in multiple leadership roles including Director of the Emergency Department network at North Cypress Medical Center, Medical Director at Signature Care ER, Medical Director of Concentra Medical Center, and has served as an expert panelist for the Texas Medical Board for the past 12 years.  She also co-founded DEFINE Health which has enabled her to achieve powerful transformations for her patients in both an individual and group setting. She believes that a personalized approach to medicine combining the power of genetics, lifestyle, nutrition is the secret to achieving optimal health and aging vibrantly. 

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Despo Papafote Caldwell
Chief Financial Officer

Joining Sydenham Clinic’s founding board is Houston native Despo Papafote Caldwell, current CFO of Texas Medical Concierge and a business operator with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is co-founder and managing partner of a medical imaging business that started as a single facility with $2 million in annual revenue, and she expanded that into $50 million in annual revenue while managing over 300 employees across multiple states. The mission at Sydenham is a personal one for her. Despo experienced the bureaucracy and red tape of the modern healthcare industry firsthand while seeking treatment for her mother, finding several hurdles to obtaining proper testing and personal attention to her health issue. Now, she is helping Sydenham’s clientele avoid those same roadblocks, and she is putting her skills to work as she helps ensure them the best health experience possible.

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Shana Tatum
Nutritionist & Dietitian 

James Beard Award nominated chef and culinary pioneer Monica Pope has taken a holistic, farm-to-table approach to Sydenham Clinic’s food and beverage program. A revolutionary in Houston's dining scene, Pope brings her core philosophy of connecting local farmers and clients through interactive cooking classes, communal table dining and one-on-one meal prep curated for each individual and their dietary needs. By combining high-quality, local and organic ingredients, Pope elevates the menu offerings to create a wholesome, health-focused sanctuary. The program is committed to providing nourishing and nutrient-dense meals, free of GMOs, pesticides, artificial sweeteners and added hormones.

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Dr. Chloe
Chief Barking Officer

Woof, woof, woof.

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Ashley Koehler
Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Koehler FNP-C comes to the Sydenham Clinic team with extraordinary qualifications to assist our doctors and create even more healthcare value to our members. She has seven years of experience working at both Houston Methodist and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and has earned her license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from the Texas Board of Nursing. Ashley has also gained her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). As a FNP, she is trained to care for all age groups throughout the lifespan in the outpatient setting. 

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Kenya Tijerina

Office Manager 

A certified Medical Assistant, Kenya Tijerina has dedicated her career to providing skilled and compassionate care to patients while expertly managing office management functions for medical groups. Prior to joining Sydenham Clinic team, she held longtime positions with a Memorial area family practice and a prominent Houston fertility center. She is fluent in Spanish.