Meet Our Medical Team
Paul A. Fabela M.D.
Chief Physician Officer
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School
Residency: University of Utah Hospital
Next to being a husband and father, there is no greater calling than that of being a physician.
From the time I was a child growing up in Denton, Texas, I knew I wanted to become a physician. Even then, I was fascinated by the complexities of the human body and its ability to fight disease. As a physician, I also came to appreciate and revere the relationships I have with my patients and how they essentially become an extended member of my family.
As chief physician officer of DPC Healthcare, I am excited to create an atmosphere of consistent-quality, evidence-based care where the patient comes first. It is my hope that DPC Healthcare becomes a collaborative care platform that focuses on the whole patient. That means creating a team approach to help people get better when they are sick, while also practicing preventative care to keep people healthy.
I will continue my internal medicine practice at our Alliance location. I provide a number of services, including annual health exams and physicals, managing chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and high cholesterol; and treatment of acute conditions such as flu, asthma, strep throat, and colds. I also perform a wide range of procedures such as joint injections and skin biopsies.
I’m board certified in internal medicine. Before joining DPC Healthcare, I worked with Lone Star Medical Group, as well as USMD, where I led initiatives in quality metrics and productivity. I also served as the medical director of the Care Today program for the city of Fort Worth, where I provided care at an on-site clinic and brought specialized programs like diabetes management to the campus.
As DPC Healthcare forges new relationships with employers in the area, I will continue to coordinate programs that address the needs of specific employee populations — whether it’s a physical therapy program to address musculoskeletal injuries or a cooking class to encourage lifestyle changes for groups struggling with obesity.
When I’m not at the clinic, I enjoy working out, watching the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with my wife, son, and daughter.
Tram Nguyen, M.D.
Medical Director, Alliance Clinic
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Texas A&M University, Baylor Scott & White
We keep trying until we find what works. I don’t give up on patients.
As the medical director at the DPC Healthcare Alliance Clinic, I’m excited to be leading a practice that focuses on the whole patient. Whether my patients are working to lose weight or tackling another big lifestyle change, I make it a point to stay in close contact to help them stay on track — or get back on track when challenges arise.
Practicing direct primary care allows me to spend as much time I want with patients, giving them the best care possible. Therefore, it allows me to perform a wide range of procedures here at the clinic, including sutures, biopsies, IUDs, and many others. I also provide numerous medical services such physicals, acute care, and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Communication is a big thing to me, and I am excited to use the Spruce app to communicate with my patients 24/7. Whether in monitoring a new medicine I prescribed or following up with food and exercise journals that were discussed at the last visit, I will be there for my patients. I’m a good listener, which helps me personalize the medical advice I give to each patient. I also have the patience and perseverance to rethink lifestyle strategies that may not be working for someone.
I grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and Arlington, Texas, but was born in Biên Hòa, Vietnam. I’m fluent in both English and Vietnamese, and I speak and understand basic Spanish. Family is very important to me. I’m happy to have very close parent and sibling relationships, and I cherish the time I’m able to spend with my nieces and nephews. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, working out, and bicycling around my neighborhood. I also love the Dallas Cowboys, which gives me plenty of reasons to root for the home team during football season.