Kelly Rodney Arnold, M.D. was born in Los Angeles, California, where she was introduced to Latino culture. Her family then relocated to Memphis where she lived for many years, but now she calls Chattanooga home. Dr. Arnold pursued a Spanish major through study and travel and received her medical degree at UTHSC Memphis, TN. Her collective experiences inspired Clínica Médicos for the Latino community of Chattanooga. This has been her dream.
Dr. Arnold serves as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at UT COM/Erlanger, where she practices Family Medicine/Obstetrics, and provides educational resources for physicians inclined to care for underserved, uninsured populations.
Dr. Arnold is married to Dr. Justin Arnold, and both of their families are dedicated to medical missions locally and abroad. They have three children who also love being a part of Clínica Médicos.
Philip Sutherland, M.D. was born in Pennsylvania but grew up mostly in the southwest. He moved to Tennessee after graduating high school. He received a BA in biology from Berea College and graduated from the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2011. After completing a family medicine residency at the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga in 2014, Dr. Sutherland pursued fellowship training in advanced obstetrics at Médicos para la Familia in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Sutherland and his lovely wife, Bethany, now live in Chattanooga with their 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, reading, and medical mission work.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Tiffany Meador traveled to the Midwest for university, medical school, and residency. She graduated from St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency in Indianapolis, Indiana with an emphasis in Maternal-Child Health and Global Health. Additionally, she completed an Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship in Memphis, TN at Médicos para la Familia. She and her husband, Andrew, recently moved to Chattanooga, where she looks forward to improving her Spanish skills while caring for patients. Her greatest passion is providing excellent and affordable healthcare to all her patients, especially within the Latino community.
Ismari Montañez, RN BSN, was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and was raised in Miami, FL. She has been a nurse for 12 years, with nursing experience in cardiology, pediatrics, Women’s Health, Prenatal care, and Internal medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Adventist University of Health and Science in Orlando, FL. She is currently working towards a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. Ismari worked with the Hispanic community for eight years with the Chattanooga - Hamilton County Health Department and enjoys working with the Hispanic community currently at Clínica Médicos Her missions as a Family Nurse Practitioner is to provide medical care and educate the Hispanic community to be healthy and live a long and healthy life.
Alexandria Cooke, M.D. was born and raised in the metro-Atlanta area, but has spent a significant portion of her adult life in Tennessee. As an undergraduate she studied Biochemistry at Southern Adventist University, received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College, and completed her family medicine residency at UTHSC at Chattanooga in 2019. She has participated in several short-term mission and spent nearly a year in the mission field after college. Currently she is pursuing additional training in the Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship at Clinica Medicos in Chattanooga, TN. She is passionate about serving the underserved and empowering patients to take ownership of their physical and mental health. She hopes to have the opportunity to educate future medical students and residents, as well as serve the marginalized populations in our country. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and a variety of musical genres.
Karla Madrid Rivas, M.D. was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. After graduating from medical school at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, she worked as a primary care physician for two years serving rural communities in Honduras and promoting women’s health care. She then completed an OBGYN residency program at Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, and moved to the United States due to growing violence in her country. After working for several years in the healthcare field, she returned to residency and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayaguez Medical Center in Puerto Rico in 2019. She is currently pursuing additional training in Family Medicine Obstetrics at Clínica Médicos in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her future goals include serving the Latino community by working as faculty of a family medicine residency program and educating residents and students about cultural competency and caring for the diverse and growing Latino population.She plans to return to Honduras for mission trips in the future. She enjoys traveling and exploring local restaurants with her husband and two kids.
Rachel Rabaioli-Brosius spent most of her formative years in Nashville, TN. She moved to Chattanooga, TN in 2009 where she earned her degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a double major in Anthropology and Spanish. Then Rachel worked at a local nonprofit that assisted mental health consumers, combining her desire to help those in need with her love of other cultures. Her interests include taking care of her dog, Kingsley, hiking, and a new found infatuation with biking. Rachel loves being a part of the Clínica Médicos team as she is able to assist those in need and learn even more about other cultures.
Orlando was born Guatemala and lived there until the age of 12. Then his family moved to the United States, settling in Colorado. He then moved to Tennessee where he completed his High School and collegiate studies He finished his undergraduate career at Lee University last year and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. Orlando now works at Clínica Médicos to continue his training in the medical field as he hopes to attend medical school to become a doctor. Outside of work Orlando likes to stay active by running, playing Frisbee or soccer, and hiking around East Tennessee. He is thrilled to be working at the clinic as he can serve the Hispanic community of Chattanooga while he continues to gain more knowledge to help him realize his dream of becoming a doctor.
Kenneth was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He moved to the United States with his mother after the event of Hurricane Maria, September 16, 2017. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kenneth loves helping people and that’s why he decided to work at Clinica Medicos. Kenneth’s goals are to grow in the medical field. He enjoys working out, going to church and learn new languages.
Elvira Tomas was born in Florida but grew up in Guatemala. When she was 11, she moved with her family to Tennessee. She started school not knowing any English or Spanish, but rather the dialect Akateko. Going to school helped her pick up English really quickly and allowed her to help out her father who had a more difficult time understanding. Helping the Latino community has always been her passion; so she decided to become a medical assistant. Clínica Médicos is a great place for her to combine both of her passions and to help others. Outside of work she enjoys staying home, fishing and spending time with family.
Maria Silva was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Nayarit Mexico. When she moved to Georgia almost 10 years ago, her knowledge of the English language was very basic. For that reason she is conscious of the difficulties that a large part of the Latino community has when it faces an unknown language. Maria enjoys spending her spare time with her family. She is a student at Chattanooga State Community College, majoring in Business Administration. She is very grateful for the opportunity to develop her career in Clinica Medicos and contribute to its mission.
Jasmin Calderon was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Mexico for three years when she was four. Since she returned from Mexico she has lived here in Chattanooga. Not knowing any English at the age of seven, she has worked hard to learn- helping her parents in clinics, schools, hospitals and basically everywhere to translate for them. In this way she has helped her family for many years and wants to continue to help other people in her community.
Herminda Perez was born in Guatemala. When she was one year old, she moved to the USA with her mother, and in 2010 she moved to Chattanooga. She loves hiking and going to waterfalls nearby. Herminda is excited to be a part of the Clínica Médicos team, as she loves helping the Latino community and hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.
Christi Graham was born in Nashville, TN and moved to Chattanooga in 2015. She is pursuing a double major in marketing and Spanish at UTC. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her free time playing ultimate Frisbee for the Chattanooga Women's team. She is so happy to be serving the community alongside her Clinica Medicos family!
Jennifer was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee but grew up in Mexico. In 2005 her and her family moved back to Chattanooga. After coming back she and her family struggled with the language barrier and it wasn’t until she started school and learned English that she was able to help her parents by translating. She enjoys working at Clinica Medicos because she is able to help the Hispanic community who also struggle with the language barrier. She is currently a student at Chattanooga State Community College where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a Nurse. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Leticia Jaimes was born in DeLand, Florida and raised in Dalton, Georgia. She currently attends Chattanooga State college where she is studying to become a Nurse. Outside of school she loves to go to the beach and be surrounded by loved ones. She is excited to be a part of the Clínica Médicos team as she loves to take care of others and is always ready to learn and expand her medical knowledge.
Eric Rangel was born in Hoboken, NJ and raised in Georgia. He has previously worked as an medical interpreter. Eric's interest within the medical field has lead him to Clinica Medicos where he's part of a clinic that shares his interest in helping people achieve great health care. Eric is currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology in hopes of entering medical school to become a Cardiologist. Outside of work, Eric likes to learn different languages, try new food, and do charity work with the American Red Cross, Human Rights Campaign, and The International Rescue Committee in Atlanta.
Simey Emerson was born in San Jose, Cuba. Her family immigrated to the United States in 2002. She grew up in McMinnville, TN and graduated from Sewanee University with a degree in Biology. Simey now works at Clínica Médicos to continue her training in the medical field, to serve those in need in the Latino community, and to pursue her aspirations to matriculate into medical school. Outside of work, Simey’s passions include running, hiking, and dancing. Simey loves being a part of the team at Clínica Médicos as she is able to expand her knowledge of cultural diversity and the rich lingual variety in the Latino culture.
Sandra grew up in the Copper Basin area in Tennessee moved to the Benton area in 2013, She has a total of 15 years experience in billing and coding. Looking forward to learning more about the Latino culture. Enjoys being part of the Clinica Medicos family. Her hobbies include hiking, going to waterfalls, and spending time with her family.
Carola was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She moved to Memphis with her family when she was 12 years old where she later graduated High School. She is devoted to her ministry work where she has the opportunity to serve the Latino community. Her hobbies include biking, traveling the world, spending time with her family, friends, and her cat Cherí. She has an Associates degree in Information System.
Alvaro was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the US in 1996. He is currently in school at Dalton State College for Nursing and Social Work. Alvaro enjoys spending time with his daughter. He is motivated by the improvement and quality of life of others. Working at Clinica Medicos has given him the opportunity to work directly with the hispanic population in the Tennessee and North Georgia area. His goals are to graduate from college and implement his studies.