Big Plans for a Heart-Healthy Valley
With the addition last year of a second full-time Rio Grande Valley pediatric cardiologist, the Driscoll Health System – Pediatric Cardiology clinic, located at Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza-McAllen, has big plans to help improve the quality of life for the children and parents of the Rio Grande Valley.
Born in New York and raised on the west coast of California. Like so many of us, Dr. Honrubia moved to the Valley in search of greater opportunity and, in doing so, brought hope and growth to an underserved region. Dr. Honrubia came at a time when there was limited availability of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) specialists in the area, bringing a certain level of prestige to the Valley’s medical system by earning his degrees through the University of California system and doing his internships at Northwestern University and at Columbus Hospital, both in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the first otolaryngologist to offer advanced endoscopic sinus surgery in the Valley.
“Driscoll is a ground-breaking hospital in South Texas,” Almond said. “Driscoll has always been on the leading edge of everything in South Texas, doing things no other hospital in the area could do. We were the first transplant program in South Texas and it’s a great feeling to know you’re part of something special and something that means so much to the families of this area.”
Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus and ovaries) and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, it means “the science of women.” Almost all modern gynecologists are also obstetricians (obstetrics and gynecology). In many areas, the specialties of gynecology and obstetrics overlap. But for Dr.Jimmi Rios it is far more. His clinic, Dr. Rios Women Health in McAllen, Texas, is opening with a diversity of services involving every aspect of women’s health including reproductive development, hormonal balance, vaginal reconstruction, even cosmetic surgery and anti-aging procedures designed as a complete care system for a complete woman. Dr. Rios himself said that he “consider(s) that cosmetic surgery procedures training has to be part of a gynecologist’s career path” and “The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Therefore, one’s external appearance may have even more influence over one’s complete physical, mental and social well-being than may be believed.”