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Dr Mila McManus and Staff in The Woodlands2023-08-17T09:05:40-06:00

Dr Mila McManus, Dr Pam O’Connor, Sandra Caldwell PA, Dyvette Warren PA, and team in The Woodlands

Mila McManus MD:
Voted Best Doctor in The Woodlands, Tx.

A Certified GAPS Practitioner

Mila Q. McManus, MD was voted Best Doctor (weight control, wellness center, etc) by her community in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 on Woodlands Online.

Dr. McManus in the Media

Dr. Mila Q. McManus, graduated at the top of her class from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in 2000. She then completed specialty training in Family Medicine at Christus St. Joseph in Houston, TX, and is board-certified in Family Medicine. Dr. McManus has always had a special interest in preventive medicine, but it wasn’t until her interest in alternative and complementary therapies became personal that she decided to leave her private practice to specialize in wellness. She suffered with fatigue, weight gain, headaches, PMS symptoms, depression, anxiety, IBS, severe allergies, and decreased mental sharpness, and also noticed a disturbing trend in the number of patients presenting to clinic with similar complaints. Routine exams and blood work were failing to reveal an underlying etiology for her patients’ symptoms as well as her own.

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Dr. Pam O’Connor

Board Certified Family Medicine

Dr. Pam O’Connor grew up in Iowa on a farm with 30 horses. She attended the honors program at the University of Houston for her undergraduate degree, then attained her medical degree at Texas A&M. She completed her family medicine residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY and sports medicine fellowship at Akron Children’s Hospital. After completing her fellowship, she practiced non-surgical orthopedics for several years in Kentucky and Texas. In 2011, she began focusing on Primary Care at College Park Medicine before deciding to transition to functional medicine in 2022. “I have always enjoyed sports, exercise, stress management, and nutrition. That is why I am super excited to expand my medical knowledge to include the amazing world of functional medicine at The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness.” 

Dr Pam O’Connor and her family enjoy quality time together spent over family meals that she prepares, “I am told by my family that I am a pretty good cook.” 

Sandra Caldwell, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Certified

Sandra graduated from UTMB Galveston in 2001 and has clinical experience in orthopedics and in an ENT, Allergy, and Snoring Clinic. Prior to becoming a PA, she worked in the Biotechnology field focusing on Cancer and Gene therapy research. Sandra is a Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association. She founded Guardian Wellness in an effort to source affordable and effective products to include hemp derived CBD products that are sold at TWIHW. She has always had a personal interest in health and wellness and now can incorporate this into her practice to better serve her patients.

Dyvette Warren, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Certified

Dyvette graduated from UTMB Galveston in 2001 and has practiced family and internal medicine for over 14 years working with children, adults and geriatric patients. Her primary goal for all patients is their health and well-being. She has enjoyed participating in medical missions to Central America and helping local churches with health ministries and outreach programs. She enjoys personal time golfing, skiing, and fishing with her husband and two daughters.

Nancy Mehlert, M.S.

Nutritional Consultant
A Certified GAPS Practitioner

Nancy Mehlert joined the TWIHW team in August 2006 as a Nutritional Consultant following great results as a patient in the program. After working in corporate positions in Human Resources for over twenty years, she pursued her second career in health and wellness by completing her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, graduating with High Honors in 2010. Nancy received her BS in Psychology from Texas Christian University where she graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the Senior Scholar in Psychology. Nancy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves music, cooking, and the outdoors.

Celeste Potter, M.B.A.

Practice Administrator

Celeste joined TWIHW in 2011 and has been working in Healthcare Administration since 1999. As an MBA graduate from Sam Houston State University, she focuses on providing the TWIHW team and patients an environment where everyone, team members and patients, feel cared for and welcomed. Celeste and her family enjoy traveling and staying active together.

Kim Beale

Director of Program Development

Kim’s experience with TWIHW began as a patient when Dr. McManus customized a treatment plan for numerous symptoms she suffered with for years. Within two weeks she felt better than she ever had. Kim’s training is extensive and she continues to further her education through medical conferences and seminars. She enjoys sharing that knowledge to help others achieve good health and wellness. Kim and her family enjoy an active life of cycling, tennis, and off-road motorcycle sports. She is also a classically trained musician and has played in local orchestral groups.

Sandy Booker

Wellness Consultant

Sandy comes to TWIHW with over 25 years of sales and marketing. She grew up in West Houston and graduated from New York School of Interior Design. After school she started her sales and marketing career with various large corporations and consulted with start-up companies. Sandy is married and has two boys. One of Sandy’s passions is working with the youth in various area community projects at Woodlands Church. Sandy has always been interested in living a healthy lifestyle. A few years ago she was introduced to bio-identical hormones and natural thyroid supplements. She was introduced to Dr. McManus by one of her patients. This position is a perfect fit for Sandy because she is helping other people get well the same way she did.

Diane Larson, RN

Registered Nurse

Diane joins our team with more than 12 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and has expertise in Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and Allergy & ENT. She also has 10 years of management experience. Her special interests and passions are helping her patients feel better, get well and encouraging them in their nutrition, lifestyle choices and medical care. At home you will find Diane cooking up something tasty, getting in a good workout or enjoying time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Annette Phillips, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Annette joins our team with over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She is a problem solver and loves getting to know our patients to better help them achieve their health goals. When not at work, her time is spent with her husband and 2 children. She loves the outdoors, crafting, cooking, and creating memories with her family.  

Nina Trahan, RMA

Registered Medical Assistant

Nina joined our team as a Registered Medical Assistant with over 17 years of experience in pediatrics and family practice. She is passionate about interacting with her patients to assist them in their journey to better health. Nina enjoys good books, summer time fun and travel adventures with her family and friends.

Kim Gunter

Allergy Specialist & Medical Assistant

Kim joined our team as an Allergy Specialist and Medical Assistant with over 30 years of experience. Specializing in testing and treatment of environmental allergens through the use of allergy drops. In her spare time she volunteers with My Service Dog, helping train service dogs for people with disabilities. Kim loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two kids.

Amanda Saxby, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Amanda joined our team as a Certified Medical Assistant. She is an Airforce Veteran with a desire to help people feel their very best. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two children, and service dog Crenshaw. 

Jolie Likens Vick

Administrative Assistant

Jolie joined the TWIHW team in 2013 and has worked in healthcare administration since 2003. Along with the administrative work she does, she is also a trained Ondamed practitioner. She enjoys being able to help patients feel their best through energy medicine. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her family or reading.

Tami Dermody

Administrative Assistant

Tami joins the TWIHW team with 35 years of office administration experience in banking and mortgage lending and most recently medical coding in cardiology and gastroenterology. Customer service is her priority. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband of 28 years, her three daughters and granddaughter. Tami also loves to cook, with plant-based recipes being her specialty. Her favorite quote is “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” by Bell Hooks.

Dennise Chavez

Office Coordinator

Dennise came to TWHW with over 25 years of administrative and customer service experience.  She, like many of our staff, began her journey as a patient.  Ondamed was life changing for her and when the opportunity arose to join the team, she did!  Along with the administrative work she does, she is also a trained Ondamed practitioner.   In her free time she enjoys cooking, camping, fishing, gardening and of course, the Astro’s!

Rosanna Manka

Administrative Assistant

Rosanna joins the TWIHW team with over 25 years of customer service experience. Customer service is her priority, she greets every person walking in with a smile. She loves talking with our patients and making them feel welcomed. Her favorite place is Vail, Colorado where she likes to spend time relaxing with her husband of 26 years and their two beautiful daughters.

Melanie Ingram

Administrative Assistant

Melanie joined our team in 2022 with seven years of healthcare administrative experience. She completed a teaching degree in Germany and wanted to find a new way to continue helping others and that is why she chose healthcare. In her free time she loves to be outdoors camping, fishing, swimming, or just hanging out with her fur-babies and husband. Her most favorite place to visit and relax is the beach.