Our Team

Caring Professionals
  • Dr. Jose F. Peña

    Board Certified in Internal Medicine
    Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Peña received his medical training at St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx, New York and was named “Resident of the Year”. Due to his strong leadership aptitudes, he has served in the capacity of Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Board Member, and Chairman of the Board for various local hospitals, organizations, and associations. He continuously credits his great mentors and peers for the success of his learning journey.

    Dr. Peña, visionary leader, is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Director, and Board Manager of RGV ACO Health Providers, LLC. He also leads the Utilization Committee.

  • Dr. Cadena Martinez

    Board Certified in Family Medicine

    Dr. Cadena-Martinez was born in Mexico and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from high school, she went to The University of Texas Pan-American for her undergraduate studies, then onto The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for medical school. She completed her residency training in Corpus Christi, TX, during which she was chosen to serve as chief resident and was acknowledged with the Victor C. Calma, M.D. Memorial Award and The Henry F. Harren, M.D. Award. She is currently board certified in Family Medicine and provides up to date evidence based medicine to all her patients.

    Dr. Cadena-Martinez always knew she wanted to come home and serve the community that helped her become who she is now. She considers the entire valley as home and strives to bring quality care to residents of the Rio Grande Valley.

    Dr. Cadena-Martinez joined Donna Medical Clinic in 2014 and is pleased to be working with an exceptional team of health care providers who focus on providing excellent patient care.

  • Ms.Lara Mohamad Torres,PA-C

    Lara Mohamad Torres was born and raised in Lebanon, Middle East. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor in Laboratory Sciences. She has been in North America since 2006 and graduated from UTPA in 2010 with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Additionally Ms. Lara is a certified medical examiner for DOT physicals since 5/2014 

    Ms. Lara enjoys serving our community and enjoys putting her knowledge and experience to good use. She is passionate about her role as a care provider. Ms. Torres Joined Dr. Peña in 2011 and is proud of being a part of Donna Medical Clinic's team.

  • Lisa Marquez, APRN FNP-BC

    Ms. Marquez is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from nursing school as a registered nurse from UTPA in 1994. She worked at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in Oncology, Surgical and in the Emergency Room. She later became med-surg certified by the ANCC from 1996-2006.

    In 2002 she returned to UTPA to receive a BSN in Nursing and continued to work in the hospital setting in different critical care departments. In 2005 she became the Director of Nurses and co-owner of In-Home Health Care.

    In 2011, she received a MSN from UTPA, and became a member of the National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and began working as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine and Family Practice.

    Ms. Marquez joined the Donna Medical Group in the fall of 2015, and is pleased to be part of the Donna Medical team.

  • Maria Espericueta-Rodriguez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

    Mrs. Rodriguez is a lifelong resident of the Rio Grande Valley who loves to serve those in need and give back to her community. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of TX – Pan American located in Edinburg, Texas. She then attained a diverse and invaluable nursing experience in various areas including, Intensive Care, Acute Care, Home Health, Oncology, Administrative roles, and Project Management. After 15 years of dedicated work in the nursing profession, she pursued her Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she received her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and is Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She aspires to be an innovative practitioner that delivers high-quality, compassionate care to tend to the growing needs of the local and surrounding communities.

    “As a FNP I am directly involved in promoting holistic care to bring positive change through collaborative engagements involving strategic planning, implementing evidenced-based practices, and supporting self-care efforts. I am dedicated to serve others and work towards breaking barriers that inhibit health.” Ms. Rodriguez joined the Donna Medical Group in the spring of 2017.

  • Madelaine Garcia, APRN FNP-BC

    Mrs. Madelaine Garcia was born in Minnesota. She traveled to several states while growing up and settled in the Rio Grande Valley in 1980.

    She attended and graduated from McAllen High School She obtained her BS in Nursing from the University of Texas Pan American in 2001 She worked as an RN in the ICU, Home Health and Hospice and then joined the RGV ACO in 2012 while pursuing her Masters Degree.

    She graduated with her MS in Nursing in 2014 from The University of Texas Pan American.

    She enjoys providing compassionate care in the community as a FNP