UT Medicine Senior Health: Our Staff

Our Staff

Our doctors serve full time on the faculty of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center. As academic geriatricians, we train young physicians, residents and medical students to care for senior patients. You will have the opportunity to interact with these trainees from time to time, but our senior faculty physicians will always see you as well at each visit. We also work to improve our quality of care by conducting research and publishing our findings. You will see some of our publications displayed in the clinic. We act as a team with each member working to serve you better. This team–based care approach includes all members of the clinic including physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers who all contribute to your care.

Robert W Parker, MD

Robert W Parker, MD

Dr. Parker completed his medical training at the University of Kansas. He also completed an academic fellowship at McClennan Foundation in Waco. He is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. He is Chief of the Division of Community Geriatrics in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vice Chair of the Department. He is past president of the Texas Geriatrics Society and has been listed as a Best Doctor in America and San Antonio.

Yanping Ye, MD

Dr. Ye received her medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical University. She completed her residency and geriatrics fellowship at John Peter Smith in Fort Worth. She is board certified in both family medicine and geriatric medicine. She is bilingual in English and Chinese. She is currently Medical Director of Acute Care for Elderly Unit. Dr. Ye sees patients and teaches Medical Students, Family Medicine Residents, and Geriatric fellows at the UT Senior Health, Acute Care for Elderly Unit, and Community Nursing Homes.

Margaret Finley, MD

Margaret Finley, MD

Dr. Finley received her medical training from the University of New Mexico. She completed her residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of New Mexico as well. She is board certified in both family medicine and geriatric medicine. She is fluent in Spanish. She is also a certified long term care medical director and is medical director for Morningside Manor. She is currently a medical director for Vistacare Hospice and is both the long term care and the ethics coordinator for the Community Geriatrics Division at the University.

Neela K Patel, MD

Neela K Patel, MD

Dr. Patel received her medical degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences-Bangalore and a Masters of Public Health from University of Texas-Houston. . She completed her residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is board certified in family medicine.