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.
Justin was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. He obtained his BS degree in Biology at Louisiana Tech University in 2006 prior to attending medical school at Ross University in 2009. He and his family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee to join the Family Medicine residency at UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, which he completed in 2016. He joined Erlanger Health System as a staff physician and is currently working at Erlanger East Primary Care at Erlanger East hospital. He enjoys practicing full-scope Family Medicine, which is what drew him to wanting to work at Clinica Medicos when the opportunity was offered. Along with his wife and two children, they enjoy being outdoors, reading, and listening to music.
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.
Rachel 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.
Melanie Clark is originally from Queens, New York but moved to Chattanooga at age five. Her mother is originally from Lima, Peru and her father is Puerto Rican. She is studying Pre-Professional Biology at UT Chattanooga and hopes to attend medical school after. She is very excited and passionate about helping others with the Clínica Médicos' team!
Brenda was born in Iguala, Guerrero. She is the daughter of immigrants whom she is proud to have as parents. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her family. She has lived in California, Chicago, and Memphis. She then moved to Chattanooga where she attended Miller-Motte where she became a certified Phlebotomist. Currently, Brenda is working at Clinica Medicos, a place that has allowed her to grow in the medical field.
Jessica Lopez was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia. She is currently attending Dalton State College. In her spare time she likes to play soccer, hike, and spend time with her family. She is really excited to be a part of the Clínica Médicos team as we share her passion for helping others.
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.
Freyman was born and raised in a small city in Guatemala. He and his family moved to Dalton, GA in 2010. Learning English was a difficult barrier for him to overcome but his desire to one day help others helped him to overcome this barrier. Today, he is studying to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, which will allow him to share his skills and knowledge here at Clínica Médicos. He is excited to be part of Clínica Médicos because it will not only give him an opportunity to help patients, but will also allow him to grow and gain more knowledge and skills.
Meredith Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico. She moved to Chattanooga after she finished her studies in English and French at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She's very grateful for being able to help Clinica Medicos serve the hispanic community in Chattanooga.
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.
Kelsey is a native of Chattanooga who was raised on the stories and cooking of her Swedish grandmother who grew up in the Andes mountains of Venezuela. Kelsey’s childhood dream of experiencing that culture first hand was fulfilled when she first spent a year in Argentina as an exchange student at age 17, then again as a college intern for the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza. Kelsey is an International Relations and Spanish major who is excited for the opportunity to work for and with the Latino community in Chattanooga through Clinica Medicos. Kelsey lives in Chattanooga with her husband Brice. She often spends her weekends camping in the woods and parks of the SouthEast Region or playing ultimate frisbee for the local women’s club team.
Maria was born in a small town on the border of Texas called Laredo. Her passion for road trips brought her to Chattanooga; meeting her husband kept her here. She has always loved secretarial work and recently developed an interest in the medical field. Clinica Medicos offers the perfect opportunity to explore her new interest. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going out of town.
Gladis was born and raised in El Salvador, where she lived with her father and siblings. When she was 15, she moved to California where her mother and other family lives, and considers that beautiful state her home. She has been a Chattanooga resident since August 2015, and is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Southern Adventist University. She is very grateful to be a part of the Clínica Médicos family, because she can help the community with medical and accessible treatments.
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.