Dr. Aracely Cadena-Garza was born and raised in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She graduated from University of Texas Pan American in 2002 with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. In 2006, she received her Medical Degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Cadena-Garza obtained her medical training in Family Medicine at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christ in 2009. In 2015, she joined Donna Day and Night Clinic where she is grateful to be part of exceptional team
Mr. Rocha is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. He served as a captain in the United States Airforce and is currently in the inactive reserve Medical Unit . He attended high school in Santa Rosa and graduated in 1989. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science in 1994.
After having worked as a Medical Technologist at South Texas Hospital for many years, Mr. Rocha returned to school and obtained, a degree in Physician Assistant Studies. As a physician Assistant he worked for a Gastroenterology practice for two years and in 2005 he became a member our Elsa Medical Clinic team. Mr. Rocha is a volunteer team Physician Assistants for the Edcouch Elsa Yellow Jacket.
Ms. Santoy is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. She served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. She attended Donna High School and graduated in 1975. Ms. Santoy graduated cum laud from Texas Tech University and obtained a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.
After having worked as a Medical Technologist for many years, Ms. Santoy returned to school and obtained a degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2003 after graduation Ms. Santoy became a member of our Elsa Medical Clinic team as well as a member of our home visitation team.
Ms. Belinda Castillo is the newest member of the Donna Medical Clinic and is excited for her opportunity lead her patients down the path of better health. She was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Her dedication to providing patients with nothing but the best care and guidance was cultivated through her strong family upbringing. While adhering to those strong familial values of both love and faith, Ms. Castillo treats all her patients with the utmost respects so that she may not only heal them, but also impart some education to them in order to improve their overall health.
She earned her Masters of Science Degree from The University of Texas- Pan American in 2010. She is someone who works with patients from all walks of life, Ms. Castillo has worked in various levels of the health field: such as a Registered Nurse for the first half of her career and is currently a Nurse Practitioner with experience in both Family and Internal Medicine settings as well in mentoring university students. She treats everyone to the best of her ability and has a lasting impact to those she meets.
Favorite Quote: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
Ricardo Salinas, Jr. was born in Texas and raised in a small town in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
He returned to the United States as a teenager to seek an education.
Mr. Salinas earned an Associate in Applied Science Radiology Technologist in 2000 from South Texas College. Certificate of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in 2012 from South Texas College. Bachelor of Medical and Health Service Management in 2015 from South Texas College. Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2019 from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and is Board Certified.
Mr. Salinas has worked in the medical field as X-ray Technologist, Cat Scan Technologist and Magnetic Resonance Imaging prior to becoming a Physician Assistant. Mr. Salinas joined Donna Medical Clinic in June of 2020 and is working at the Elsa Medical Clinic, location. He looks forward to providing quality healthcare and being of service to the community.