MEHOP welcomed new provider Jan. 4

Tho Nguyen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

   Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP) will begin the new year welcoming Tho Nguyen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C as the newest addition to their Family Medical Practice in Bay City.  
   Tho will begin seeing patients Jan. 4. 
   Prior to receiving her Masters of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing, Tho was a registered nurse (RN) with Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy.  
   “When I first read about MEHOP, I was excited about how they help serve the community,” said Tho.  
   “I highly value the aspect of serving all populations with and without insurance as I believe everyone has a right to proper and compassionate health care.”  
   MEHOP is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.  
   MEHOP accepts private/employer-based insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid and offers fee for service discounts based on household size and income. 
   MEHOP has provided primary health care services to Matagorda and Wharton counties for over 20 years.  
   These services currently include: family medicine, behavioral health, pediatrics, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and family dental.   
   Enabling services are also provided such as health education, transportation to Bay City MEHOP appointments, prescription assistance and case management to assist with care coordination and advocacy to meet an individual’s and family’s health related needs through available resources.  
   Growing up in a low-income family in Houston, Tho noticed the major economic, health, and healthcare disparities that occur. “My goal is to help increase health care knowledge with patients, who in turn can help themselves, families, and even communities by raising awareness about how important preventative healthcare truly is,” said Tho.  
   Fluent in Vietnamese, Tho will be able to further remove barriers to healthcare for the community’s culturally and linguistically diverse population.  
   Appointments can be made by calling 979-245-2008 or for current MEHOP patients who would like to schedule a well-visit by logging into their Patient Portal account.  
   For additional information visit their website at

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