John V. Puig II, M.D.
is a Family Medicine Physician specializing in Sports Medicine. He was born and raised in Laredo. He graduated from United High School, where he played various sports. His hobbies include, golf, football, weight lifting, owning and caring for aquarium saltwater fish. He maintains an interest in all types of sports and a desire to assist in the care and well-being of all the athletes associated with these sports. Since graduating from the University of Texas Health Science in San Antonio, he has been committed to Laredo and is serving the community as a health care provider.
He is Board Certified for both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is the proprietor of Laredo sports Medicine Clinic as well as the Team Physician for most athletic organizations from the high school level to the pros. He has dedicated his life to the treatment of sports related injuries and is always on the cutting edge of medicine. His sports medicine training and experiences coupled with his continued interest in the city of Laredo qualify him as an excellent Sports Medicine Doctor.
- Diplomat American Board of Family Practice
- Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialist
Miguel A. Solis Jr., M.D.
graduated from Martin High School where he played in the Mighty Tiger band. He obtained his medical degree from the Universidad de Monterrey and completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He continued on as an assistant professor at UTHSC Houston. Dr. Solis completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri Kansas City and returned to Laredo to serve his hometown. He is part owner of Laredo Medicine Clinic as well as the Team Physician for most athletic organizations from the high school level to the pros.
- Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
- Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine
- Texas Medical License
- Missouri Medical License
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- ECFMG Certification
- Mexican Medical License
Dr. Anish G. R. Potty, MD
Born and raised in Pandalam, India, Dr. Potty is an Orthopaedic Surgeon that has completed multiple fellowships under the guidance of world experts in pioneer orthopedic institutes. Dr. Potty participates in sports such as squash, cricket, and golf. He also enjoys practicing yoga to stay fit and traveling to learn about other civilizations.
In 2001, he received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. After practicing plastic surgery for some time, he decided he needed more of a challenge. He found that challenge in orthopaedics. When asked why he chose to pursue orthopaedic surgery, he stated, “I always knew I could fix bones. I enjoy feeling the adrenaline that each case gives me in the operating room and the satisfaction of a great surgical outcome.” Specializing in pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine, Dr. Potty is ready and excited to provide optimal surgical results for the Laredo community.
Irene Esparza, PA-C
Irene Esparza was born and raised in Laredo, TX where she played volleyball, basketball, track, and softball during her high school years. She graduated from Laredo Junior College in 1990 and received her Bachelors in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She later received her Master’s in Education Administration from Texas A&M University at Kingsville in 2003 and received her second Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2008. She has always been interested in the medical field due to the shortage of medical doctors in Laredo. An opportunity surfaced after 13 years of teaching science and coaching volleyball. She is fortunate to be able to combine the two. She loves helping the community by sharing her skills that includes volunteer coaching. Her training and knowledge help get the injured athletes back on the field or court to represent their school.
Amber Rodriguez, PA-C
was born and raised in West Virginia where she played soccer during her high school years. She graduated from Poca High School in 2003 and Alderson Broaddus College in 2008. She has always been interested in Science and Anatomy. She has a passion for fitness and health and motivating others to live a healthy lifestyle. While working at Laredo Sports Medicine Clinic, she is able to combine all of her interests and passion into one job.
Helping the community has always been important to her. She supports the community by attending events such as races, farmers markets, festivals and Community Theater. She also likes to share her passion for fitness and health through offering yoga classes for kids and teens. She moved to Laredo to be with her family and decided her knowledge, passions and skills can help the community stay strong, healthy, and injury free!
Mayra Cordova, PA-C
Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas.
Bachelor of Science in Biology; UT Brownsville 2010
Master in Physician Assistant Studies UT Health Science Center San Antonio 2014
Hobbies: Volleyball, running, reading, spending time with my family (husband and two dogs)
Interests: Community involvement, health and fitness, nutrition
Pursued employment opportunity at LSMC after being a patient. I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and treatment I received from staff. Determined to make a difference in patients’ lives daily.
Alexa Flores, PA-C
Was born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX where she was a cheerleader during her high school years. She graduated from Eagle Pass High School and received her Bachelors in Biology from the University of the Incarnate Word. She later received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is board certified by the NCCPA and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Whether you are a devoted athlete or a weekend warrior, Alexa looks forward to assisting you with your recovery and getting you back in the game!