Providers

Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. employs the following providers who are dedicated to providing you the highest quality of care:

Port Arthur Family Medicine
DSCF0011 Dr. Marsha Thigpen, Internal Medicine
Dr. Thigpen is a native of New Haven, CT, received a BS in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and a MD degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Thigpen did a three year residency in Internal Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.  Dr. Thigpen has 27 years medical experience, all dedicated to Southeast Texas and underserved populations.  Dr. Thigpen has a love for Medical Missionary work and has provided medical services in the Country of Haiti for the past 15 years. Traveling with family and friends is a favorite pastime.
DSCF0023 Ms. Maria Diestro, Family Nurse Practitioner
DSCF0058 Ms. Sheila Jordan, Certified Nurse Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Male Dr. Leopold Villegas, Family Medicine
DSC_3337 (2) Mrs. Brooke Manuel, Family Nurse Practitioner
DSC_3356 Mrs. Hina Khoja, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Male Mr. Larry Sheehan, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Fem Mrs. Lynette Ewuchie, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Male Mr. William Sperling, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Male Dr. Albert Lyons, OB-GYN
Not Pic Fem Mrs. Jennifer Balsano, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Fem Dr. Rama Veluswamy, Family Medicine
Port Arthur Pediatrics Department
DSCF0017 Dr. Patricia Patterson, Pediatrics
DSCF0069 Ms. Beverly Stewart, Family & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Fem Ms. Crystal Voegeli, MSN, FNP-C, Family & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Male Mr. Glenn Alexander, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Port Arthur Dental Department
DSCF0033 Dr. John Hederman, Dentist
Dr. Hederman graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1982. As a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, he was originally stationed at the Port Arthur Health Department. Dr. Hederman has been with the Gulf Coast Health Center since 2002. He now serves as Dental Director for the Center.
bibbins Dr. Kimberly Bibbins, Dentist
Kimberly S. Bibbins, D.D.S. obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana & her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Bibbins then went on to complete one year of General Practice Residency in Nashville, Tennessee and a second year of General Practice Residency at LSU Health Science Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she served as Chief Resident. In her residencies, Dr. Bibbins focused on advanced dental techniques, treatment of special needs patients, full mouth rehabilitation, dental implants and hospital dentistry.  She is certified in oral sedation, as well as, IV sedation dentistry.Dr. Bibbins is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana and she is dedicated to providing comfortable and quality dentistry to Southeast Texas.  When not spending time with her family, Dr. Bibbins enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling.
DSC_3368 Dr. Joseph Provo, Part-time Dentist
DSCF0041 Dr. Macon Ware, Part-time Dentist
Pat1 - WhiteBG Ms. Patricia Davis, Dental Hygienist
Satellite Clinic Providers
DSCF0083 Silsbee – Ms. Sandra Ernst, Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Fem Silsbee – Ms. Blair Ruiz, Family Nurse Practitioner
DSCF0090 Orange – Ms. Angela Ford, Family Nurse Practitioner
Angela Ford is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Angela is a self-motivated professional with a commitment to provide quality health care.
Not Pic Male Orange – Mr. Richard Woodcroft, Jr., Family Nurse Practitioner
Not Pic Fem Jasper – Dr. Crystal Morris, Dentist