Healthcare Providers

Leadership

The significant education, experience and accomplishments of Donald Briscoe, MD, Martha J. Wade, DDS, and Clara Rosenzweig, M.Ed., LPC-S, provide the foundation of Vecino’s high quality care. They lead the team of healthcare professionals at Denver Harbor Family Clinic.

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The doctors at Denver Harbor Family Clinic have been educated at one of the world’s best medical schools and are committed to providing high quality care.
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Donald Briscoe, MD

Medical Director, Vecino Health Centers
Program Director, Methodist Hospital (Houston) Family Medicine Residency Program
Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Briscoe leads the medical staff of Denver Harbor Family Clinic. His accomplished background includes a long-term commitment to family medicine, addressing the health disparities of underserved populations.

Education Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Briscoe was awarded his medical degree by the University Of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed a family medicine residency with Shadyside Hospital Family Practice Residency in Pittsburgh.

Background Prior to joining Vecino Health Centers in July 2006, Dr. Briscoe served as Associate Residency Director and Full-Time Residency Faculty for the Christus St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency, which became Methodist. Before entering academia, Dr. Briscoe practiced full-time private practice with Physicians of Family Medicine in Midlothian, Virginia.

Dr. Briscoe has been recognized with numerous teaching awards, including the 2012 Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. He was named one of the Best Doctors in America in 2011. He is known as an excellent leader and mentor, working hard to provide the best safe and quality care to his patients.

 

Martha J. Wade, DDS

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Dental Director, Vecino Health Centers
Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Wade brings significant experience as both public health provider and administrator to her role as Dental Director of Vecino Health Centers.

Education Dr. Wade received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry, Houston and is a member of the National Network of Oral Health Access (NOAHA). After twelve years in private practice, she continued to explore her interest in public health through studies at the University of Houston–Clear Lake and the University Of Texas School Of Public Health.

Background Dr. Wade’s interest in public health programs led to a sixteen-year career in management of school based health programs as Assistant Director of Community and Personal Health at the City of Houston Health Department, where she also provided dental clinical care.

Community dentistry has always been her primary interest because of the people. “At Vecino Health Centers we focus on the patient’s needs and work to make the experience as positive as possible”, she says. “Coming to work is a pleasure every day.”

 

Clara Rosenzweig, M.Ed., LPC-S

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Director of Counseling Services, Vecino Health Centers
Board Approved Supervisor
Behavioral Health Faculty, Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Mrs. Rosenzewig’s bilingual and bicultural background in counseling and behavioral health has been instrumental in establishing services to meet the needs of Vecino patients.

Education Mrs. Rosenzweig completed her undergraduate studies in clinical psychology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and received a Master’s of Education in Counseling degree from the University of Houston. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor in the state of Texas.

Background With extensive training in trauma informed therapies, Mrs. Rosenzweig brings an integrative approach to her practice drawing from interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, attachment, and trauma focused strategies, in order to provide patients with the best possible care. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Houston in the areas of trauma, cross-cultural counseling, and family therapy and as led an experiential training group in therapy process for Master’s-level counseling students.

In addition to her responsibilities at Vecino, Mrs. Rosenzweig maintains an active clinical practice providing individual, couples’, family and group psychotherapy, and works with children and adults.

Outside work, Mrs. Rosenzweig enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, taking long hikes, and dining out, and is an active founding member of her synagogue.