Physician Assistant; Lori Gomez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She received her Bachelors of Science with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Texas Brownsville.

Prior to PA school, she conducted medical research in Prostate Cancer and Microarray gene expression at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. This awarded her publication recognition in prostatic cell gene expression in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia in 2003. She proceeded with pre-eclampsia research at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

She graduated with her Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at the University of North Texas Science Center in Fort Worth in 2008.  Her dissertation emphasis was on smoking cessation intervention in pregnant women.  She spent seven years building a large practice in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science and John Peter Smith clinic; an underserved community clinic with many challenges and rewards. Her focus was on assisting patients with smoking cessation and providing avenues such as Chantix therapy. “It was awesome to see so many quit smoking; a very addicting issue for many.”

PA Gomez then joined Baylor Scott and White in Austin, Texas in 2015. She spent seven years practicing in the field of Internal medicine, Urgent and Covid Care then Telemedicine while serving a variety of patients including a large professional retirement community.

After surviving a severe case of Covid she decided to come back to her hometown; near family and a community she loves and can relate to. “I’m still loving every chance to be personable with patients and give back to my community.”

PA Gomez is ecstatic to join Dr. Shereef Hilmy;  renowned, respected, and extraordinary Interventional Cardiologist at South Heart Clinic in Harlingen, Texas. He is an outstanding mentor who is held in high regard among his patients and peers. Cardiology has always been a passion for PA Gomez with a personal history of heart surgery at such a young age of 3 years old then witnessing her grandfather pass away of complications from coronary heart disease and stroke. Her mission is to help assist Dr. Hilmy in care for the multitude of patients who experience complications from Coronary Heart Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease which can lead to limb amputations, carotid/kidney stenosis, and arrhythmias requiring pacemaker implantation.

“I truly care about the community of Rio Grande and look forward to serving you.”