Here at Northeast Primary Care Associates, we believe in treating you as a person, not a patient. We began our practice to form deep, meaningful relationships with our patients and become an integral part of their lives. As your primary physicians, we not only care for the physical part of your health, but we’re also committed to you as an entire person.
We genuinely care about all aspects of your life – whether that has to do with work, life, emotional, or spiritual. We believe genuine healthcare can be hard to find, so we make it as simple as possible to provide you with a dedicated physician.
When you visit Northeast Primary, you’re not simply a patient – you’re family.
Board-Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Patton has spent a number of years in New York, the U.S Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C before moving to Texas to complete her residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
Having lived in different cultures has allowed her to appreciate and communicate well with people of many backgrounds. She has immense interest in other languages and is conversant in Spanish.
After completing medical school at Howard University in D. C, Dr. Patton relocated to Houston, TX to complete her family medicine specialty training at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her training and received her board certification in 1993.
Dr. Patton is also MDVIP-affiliated and provides for extensive annual health assessments that focus on prevention, lifestyle assessments, as well as screening for disease processes. She specializes in creating a comprehensive plan that patients can then follow up on any problems identified or engage in regular follow-up visits.
Dr. Patton and her husband now live in the Lake Houston area where their children have grown up. Her patients benefit from her extensive knowledge and love of patient education. Her patient relationships are unlike any other.
Primary Care Physician
Dr. Baumgarner was raised in Dallas, TX and attended undergraduate studies at what is now University of North Texas. She relocated to complete her medical education at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, upon completion, received her family medicine specialty training at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Baumgarner completed her residency training and received her board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine in 1996.
Dr. Baumgarner’s medical practice style, vast knowledge, upbeat attitude, and love of patients make her a great choice as a primary care physician. Her philosophy revolves around growing with the patient – she believes in guiding their journey to exceptional wellness.
Debbie joined Northeast Primary Care in September 2020 as a nurse practitioner with 22 years of combined nursing experience. She is certified by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners for the specialty of Family Practice. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Texas Woman’s University (Houston). While in attendance, her academic record allowed for acceptance into Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing).
As a Family Nurse Practitioner Debbie has been trained to treat the whole patient and family within evidence-based guidelines and protocols. That means she can assess, diagnose and treat the majority of conditions that present to the practice. She also knows that patients with complex conditions sometimes need to see a colleague or a specialist. Northeast Primary Care providers work as a team, each with a variety of medical skill and interests. Each of the providers can focus on the special needs of the patients with the support of one another. This is a great advantage for everyone. Debbie wants the people of Harris County and surrounding areas to know she believes in high quality, prompt and affordable healthcare, while maintaining a sense of humor, and it is available right here in Humble, Texas.
Prior to joining Northeast Primary Care, she was a purser for 25+ years with Pan American and United Airlines. Additionally, she served as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Corp, 433rd Airlift Wing, Medical Group, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas. She completed four active-duty tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A Connecticut native, Debbie has been a resident of Kingwood since 1991 (please do not judge her). She enjoys her time off with family, friends, her dogs and prairie dogs, volunteering at Stages Theater Houston and to coddiwomple (to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination) whenever possible.