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
Board Certified in Obesity Management
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.