Inspired by the long term care her grandfather received from a physical therapist during his battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dr. Adriana Yvette Lopez pursued medicine as more than a calling, but as a personal pursuit for something greater than herself. Because of her grandfather’s condition – a debilitating disease took his ability to walk independently and kept him from being able to work with his hands – she was determined to give her life to a service of healthcare and others, and now that dream is her reality.
Through her volunteer experiences and coursework, she became passionate about the study of obstetrics and gynecology, and the women she now serves. Simply put, she loves working with women and getting to be a part of such important times in their lives, the celebrations and even the mundane. She looks forward to being their care partner and confidant, a trust advisor and even a friend to her patients.
Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, she earned her Bachelors of Science in biomedical science at Texas A&M University in 2008 and her medical degree in 2012 from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Adriana finished her residency in June 2016, just prior to joining MacArthur Medical Center.
“I love the diversity in OBGYN and being involved in preventive care.”
Adriana is the first physician after several generations in her family since her great-great-grandfather who was a physician in the 1800s in Mexico. She is maintaining the tradition as she has also encouraged her younger sister to become a doctor. She and her sister actually practiced together in the same educational program at the same time, another point of pride for her.
What excites Adriana most about practicing, as you might expect, is caring for others in all stages of life, when they need a bit of extra care or when they stop in for a routine visit. She loves developing long-term relationships with patients and being a part of special moments in their lives, such as deliveries.
“I love the diversity in OBGYN and being involved in preventive care,” she said.
In addition to the diversity of the care provided and the patients served, Adriana also enjoys the diversity of new adopted home town, Dallas/Fort Worth, where she can put her fluency in Spanish to great use.
When not practicing medicine, she loves to spend time with her family; cooking and baking; spinning (indoor cycling for those who don’t know) and globetrotting.
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