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Our Doctors
Van Tran, DO

Dr. Van Tran is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas - Austin with a degree in Biology.  He later went to medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He returned to Houston, Texas to complete his Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas – Houston. He trained at Memorial Herman Hospital and LBJ Hospital. He is board certified in Family Medicine. His special areas of interest are workmen’s compensation issues, medical weight loss, minor surgical procedures, hypertension and diabetes. He is also trained in Botox, Juvederm, and aesthetic laser procedures. He is a member of American Medical Association (AMA), Texas Medical Association (TMA) and American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP).

Carole Mackavey, DNP

Originally from Boston Massachusetts, she was educated at first at Mass General Hospital, and later at Boston College. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years in cardiothoracic nursing as well as brain injury and spinal cord rehabilitation. She relocated to Texas in 1997 and worked at The Texas Instituted for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) before returning to UTMB to continue her education. She graduated from UTMB as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has special interests in Women’s Health, Diabetes and Hypertension. She also works with Medtronic initiating and training patients for insulin pump therapy. She is also trained in cosmetic procedures i.e. Botox, Juvederm and laser therapy.

Our Practice


Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make for your family. Whether your child has a runny nose or you are having aches and pains, you deserve to be treated by a qualified, caring and compassionate physician. At Northwest Medical Group, we are dedicated to providing our patients quality care with personal attention. Northwest Medical Group is the husband and wife team of Dr. Van Tran and Dr. Sally Thomas. We strongly believe in prevention of medical problems. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of physical exams, for children and adults. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic medical problems is also critical to one’s well being. We are committed to working together with our patients to achieve a healthier you.
We respect our patient’s time; therefore, we do our best to see our patients in a timely manner. We also offer same day appointments. Since there is a female as well as a male provider, we are able to accommodate each patient’s individual preference. We accept most insurance plans. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
We look forward to treating you and your family.

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