Beaumont Internal Medicine & Geriactric & Associates is excited to announce the opening of our second office. This expansion accommodates our growing practice and will allow us to provide more convenience to our patients. The new location is at 740 Hospital Drive Suite #160 Beaumont, and will officially open on July 20th. We are equally pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Gwendolyn Lavalais, who will be joining the practice at the new location starting August 3rd. Dr. Chad Hammett will also transition to the new location on July 20th.

THE BIMGA DIFFERENCE

Over 75 years ago, Beaumont Internal Medicine & Geriatric Associates was founded as one of the first internal medicine practices in Beaumont. In 1983, Dr. George Thomas joined the practice with the mission to provide compassionate, personalized medical care, while enhancing the overall quality and effectiveness of healthcare. Since our founding, we have always strived to foster excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. Read a little about our board-certified physicians below.

MEET THE DOCTORS

Now accepting new patients with appointments starting August 3rd at our new 740 Hospital Drive location.

Dr. Gwendolyn Lavalais

Dr. Lavalais is board certified in Internal Medicine and has over 21 yrs of experience. She is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston Medical School in 1999. Dr. Lavalais brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as love of medicine to all her patients.

Welcoming Dr. Waqar Ahmad! Now accepting new patients.

Dr. Waqar Ahmad

Dr. Waqar Ahmad is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated with honors in 1998, and has more than 22 years of diverse experiences, especially in internal medicine.

Welcoming Dr. Musa! Accepting patients as of January 14th.

Dr. Rawan Musa, MD

Rawan is a lifelong resident of southeast texas. She earned her B.A. in Biology with Magna Cum Laude from University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Science.

Dr. George E. Thomas

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Thomas attended the University of Texas Medical School and received his Doctorate. He then interned and completed his residency at the Baylor Medical Center.

Dr. Hammet will be moving to our new 740 Hospital Drive location as of July 20th!

Dr. Chad W. Hammett

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Hammett graduated with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2004. Having more than 12 years of diverse experiences.

Dr. Jeremy Huff

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Huff received his Bachelor Degree from Lamar University as Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth, where he graduated 7th out of 150 graduates.

Dr. John Fowler

Assistant Clinical Professor – UTMB Galveston. Alumni Board of Trustees – UTMB Galveston. UTMB Diversity In Education – Committee Member. Regional Medical Director – Gentiva Hospice. Dr. Fowler received his Bachelor Degree from Rice University. While at Rice he was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams and received eight varsity letters.

Dr. Maria S. Blahey, MD

American Board of Family Medicine. American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care. College of Family Physicians, Canada. Dr. Blahey has been with BIMGA since 2006. She attended medical school at McMaster University Medical Center Hamilton in Ontario, Canada and earned a Doctorate of Medicine.

Dr. Mustafa Musa

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Musa joined BIMGA in 2000. He attended medical school at the University of Craiova in Romania.

Dr. Santos Soberon

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine. Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Soberon joined the practice in 1993. He attended medical school at the National University of Mexico.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Alicia Horn

Alicia Horn is a Nurse Practitioner and is a new addition to the practice. Alicia Horn is a resident in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated with honors from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2001. She has more than 19 years of diverse experiences, specializing as a nurse practitioner.

Courtney Guidry, PA-C

Courtney is a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Lauren Barrera

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Registered Nurse, Certified. Lauren graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Tara Holder

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Family Nurse Practitioner. Tara graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center.

Brittany Syphrett

Brittany is a life-long resident of Southeast Texas. She graduated with her BSN-RN from Lamar University and her MSN-FNP from The University of Texas at Tyler.