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Who We Are?

Our Team

Daniel Akers, DO

CEO, Founder

Brett Marvel, MD

Chief Operating Officer

Marlene Morales, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robb Dies, MD

Chief Research Officer

Our Providers

Jose Rivera Ortiz, MD

Medical Director, Puerto Rico

Lorenzo Sanchez, FNP

Health Optimization Specialist

Tina Foley, FNP

Serving Texas

Manny Galan, FNP

Serving Texas

Board of Directors

Chris Nelson, DO

Paul Hsu, MD

J. Flint Smith, MD

Matthew Burge, MD

Manny Galan, FNP

Serving Texas
Manuel Galan is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine (FNP-C), who has over 2 decades of experience in emergency room and urgent care settings. Early life as an Army Medic provided a natural fit for emergency care within a variety of hospital systems and structures, functioning either in leadership or direct patient care. Working in these types of setting offers a privileged opportunity to make an impactful and intimate connection with people of all ages and types. As your provider, my priority is to discover and remedy current ailments provoked by illness or injury, while simultaneously providing a proactive holistic preventative plan to ensure your balanced life. Manuel Galan’s passions involve his wife, 3 daughters (anything they want to do), 3 dogs, hiking, sporting events, fishing, kayaking, weight training and travel.

Jose Rivera Ortiz, MD

Medical Director, Puerto Rico

Dr. José A. Rivera Ortiz is an accomplished MD with extensive experience in healthcare administration, business development, and marketing. With a strong clinical foundation, he seamlessly integrates these skills to drive operational excellence while prioritizing patient care. He graduated from San Juan Bautista Medical School.

As the former President and Administrator of Healthcare Ambulatory Services (H.A.S) in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera Ortiz played a pivotal role in evolving H.A.S from a single Urgent Care Clinic to a successful three-location network. His leadership fostered groundbreaking initiatives, including the adoption of a revolutionary 100% Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. His strategic marketing acumen led to a remarkable patient influx, averaging 7,500 monthly visits.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Rivera Ortiz is an avid marathon mountain biker, showcasing his passion for outdoor challenges and endurance sports. With affiliations in prestigious medical associations such as the Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Urgent Care Association of America, he demonstrates his commitment to professional growth and adherence to industry standards.

In summary, Dr. José A. Rivera Ortiz’s versatile expertise, strategic leadership, and dedication to healthcare excellence have made lasting contributions to Puerto Rico’s healthcare landscape. His enthusiasm for marathon mountain biking reflects his pursuit of challenges both inside and outside the medical realm.

Maria Colon, MD

Serving Puerto Rico

Dr. Colón was born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She holds a doctorate in medicine from Pontificia Universidad Cátolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic and completed her internship in Hospital Auxilio Mutuo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her passion for medicine and serving others comes from an early age in her life after witnessing her aunt taking care of patients as a nurse in Puerto Rico and after her mother’s example of helping those in need through mission work in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, steps that she herself followed while completing high school and during her career in medicine. Dr. Colón has a particular interest in primary care, preventive medicine, and clinical research.

During her free time, she likes to exercise, travel, watch sports and have dinner with friends and family.

Lorenzo Sanchez, FNP

Health Optimization Specialist

Having completed over 45 ultramarathons, Lorenzo Sanchez knows how to push physical boundaries and achieve optimal health for peak performance. After more than 10 years of service in the Air Force as a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist, Lorenzo pursued training in both emergency and preventative medical care, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a Nurse Practitioner. Therefore Lorenzo draws from a wealth of personal and professional experience to serve his patients.

His time as an SERE specialist ignited his interest in elite physical training. His limits were tested again during his 5-day ultralight hike of the 222 mile John Muir Trail with limited gear. This love of the outdoors combined with rigorous mental and physical challenges is what allows Lorenzo to recognize which health optimization techniques and therapies are truly life altering, while filtering out the less effective, and sometimes dangerous, health fads that can be expensive and fruitless.

After his military career, Lorenzo began working in healthcare a a nurse in an inner-city emergency department. He loved the fast-paced and complex nature of emergency medicine, but realized the need for earlier interventions and preventative care. To this end, he pursued further training, with the goal of preventing disease rather than treating disease when it reached its crisis point.

Lorenzo has a deep love of creating individualized and comprehensive health plans for patients
that will not just improve their overall health but every single aspect of their lives.

A native of New Mexico, Lorenzo’s love of the outdoors began there at a young age. He grew up fishing, hiking, and bow hunting in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains. Now living in San Antonio, when Lorenzo is not out hiking or competing in races, he can be found enjoying his time with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children.

Robb Dies, MD

Chief Research Officer
Dr. Dies is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his residency and training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has 10 years of clinical experience.
Dr. Dies spends his free time at the lake with his kids and dogs.

Marlene Morales, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Morales is a graduate of the University of Texas and UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she received her medical degree. She completed her training with the Texas A&M Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where she served as Chief Resident. She is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has 14 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Morales’ most notable accomplishment, her life’s greatest pride and joy, are her two wonderful children and amazing step-daughter

Brett Marvel, MD

Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Marvel is a graduate of Liberty University. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and training at Baystate Medical Center Tufts University. He is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has 8 years of clinical experience.
Dr. Marvel enjoys the small-town life with his wife and two kids in central Texas. When free you will find him soaking up the Texas sun golfing, fishing, or hiking.

Daniel Akers, DO

CEO, Founder
Dr. Akers is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University. He completed his training at the Texas A&M Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has 20 years of clinical experience.
Dr. Akers lives with his wife and three children in the great state of Texas. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, boating, and hiking in his leisure time.