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CHRISTUS Family Medicine Academic Center

Video and telephone visits are now available. A convenient way to meet with your provider from anywhere, including the comfort of your own home.

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Our Approach

We are a teaching clinical practice of CHRISTUS Spohn. Our resident physicians have completed four years of medical school and are completing a three year residency to become board-certified family physicians. A major aspect of residency training is taking care of patients in an office setting, which is under the supervision of experienced faculty physicians. Our care extends to the hospital setting, where we deliver babies and care for our patients requiring hospitalization. Therefore, our physicians may not be in the office every day. Although we strive to have you see your personal physician in certain situations, you may need to be seen by a covering physician.

All patient care is supervised by faculty physicians in the office and at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Corpus Christi to ensure that you are receiving comprehensive and up-to-date care.

Our team includes:

  • Faculty Physicians
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Resident Physicians
  • Medical Staff - MAs, CMAs, LVNs


Virtual Medicine

We offer virtual care for your immediate health concerns. See our physicians below who offer virtual visits. Learn about how video visits and telephone visits work. You can schedule your virtual visit on MyChart. Don’t have a MyChart account? Sign up today!

Universal Masking

We at CHRISTUS Health value your health and safety. Consistent with recommendations from the CDC and the Texas Medical Board, we are requiring all patients, visitors and employees to wear a mask while within our facilities. Masks are not advised for children under age 2. Please bring your mask from home with you to your appointment. Any double layered cloth mask covering your nose and mouth is appropriate for visiting our clinics as long as it does not have an exhalation valve. If you cannot come alone to your appointment, please bring no more than 1 essential visitor with you.

If you are ill with fever and cough or shortness of breath, please contact your clinician's office for instructions before coming into the clinic. You can streamline your check-in process and help maintain social distancing by using the e-Check in feature in MyChart prior to your arrival. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. These measures are just a few steps we are taking to ensure to provide you and all others a safe environment.

Our Location

CHRISTUS Family Medicine Academic Center
2606 Hospital Boulevard
Suite B
Corpus Christi, Texas 78405

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our Services

  • Services

Our Team

John Carroll

John Carroll, MD

Family Medicine, OB-GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Accepting Virtual Visits
Yvonne Hinojosa MD

Yvonne Hinojosa, MD

Primary Care, Hospice and Palliative Care

Accepting Virtual Visits
Elmer Scott Ireton MD

Elmer Ireton, MD

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Brianna Jones

Brianna Jones, DO

Family Medicine, OB-GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Primary Care

Accepting Virtual Visits

Esther Khatibi, MD

Family Medicine, Primary Care, OB-GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Accepting Virtual Visits

Gerald Kizerian, PhD


Behavioral Health

Dr. George Liras

George Liras, DO

Family Medicine, Primary Care, Sports Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Alma McDaniel

Alma McDaniel, MD

Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
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Kathleen Soch, MD

Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
James Wilson MD

James Wilson, MD

Primary Care, Family Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits