In order to dedicate more time to his patients, Dr. Argenal has employed the help of Mrs. Dora Velazquez, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), Mr. Mario Segura, FNP-C and Nayeli Martinez, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-C).
These Nurse Practitioners work closely with Dr. Argenal in providing all aspects of pediatric care at Argenal Pediatrics. They see patients directly under his supervision and have his authority to diagnose, prescribe and educate his patients.
Dr. Argenal feels extremely proud to work alongside them and is always available to them and any patient they see to further address any questions or concerns.
DORA VELAZQUEZ, MSN, FNP-C
Dora graduated at the top of her class from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Masters Degree in Nursing in 2015. She was a nurse for 22 years before becoming a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dora has training in Family Practice and will be seeing children as well as their adult parents for well and sick visits.
Dora was born and raised in Edinburg. She is married and has four daughters.
Mario Segura, FNP-C
Mario Segura graduated top of his class from Walden University with a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2018. He has been a Registered nurse for 12 years, with ample Emergency Department experience in children and adults, up until becoming a Board-Certified Family Nurse practitioner.
Mario was trained In the field of Family Practice and can evaluate and treat both pediatric and adult patients for both preventative and sick visits.
Mario was born in Roma and has spent the last 15 years in the McAllen/Edinburg area. He is married with two boys.
Nayeli Martinez, PNP-C
Doctor Argenal has always prided himself in being the most caring pediatrician for his patients.
The demands of staying current in medical knowledge and skills, supervising his physician assistants, and providing the best medical care for his patients leaves him little time for administrative issues.
This is why Dr. Argenal counts on the support of his General Manager and Clinical Coordinator. Their expertice allows him to stay focused on patient care, leaving all other important matters to his management team.
"Mr. Elias" as he is commonly known, is Dr. Argenal's brother. His has ample experience in business management, marketing and finances. He has been crucial in the strategic development of Argenal Pediatrics. He is passionate about providing the best in customer service to our patients.
AMELIA "AMY" RODRIGUEZ, LVN
Amy joined Argenal Pediatrics after having worked for many years with Dr. Argenal in the hospital. She has extensive experience in Pediatrics both in-patient and clinic settings.
She has been essential to advancing to a higher level the clinical skill in our staff, as well as making sure those skills are at the higher standard of care. She is the liason between management and our patients, always ensuring patients come first.
Jeannette is the latest addition to our management team. She is in charge of overseeing all aspects of customer service to ensure our patients are satisfied with the services provided.
She is the liason between our patients and the rest of our team. She has the duty to represent a patient to make sure any issue is addressed promptly and thoroughly.
We are proud to say most of our staff has been with Argenal Pediatrics from the beginning. Others have joined more recently, but they are here to stay, if you ask them. They work very well together, always maintaining a team approach mentality.
Our Front Staff is dedicated to making your appointment and intake process as quick and efficient as possible.
Medical Assistants have many duties; from taking vital signs and weight, to drawing laboratories and giving injections to patients.
Our Billing Specialists make sure our patients' insurance is billed according to industry standards. They are always available to work with our patients in getting their benefits honored by their insurances.
Everything the support staff does is under direct orders and supervision of Dr. Argenal and his management team.