Eugene K. Gicheru, M. D.
Dr. Gicheru was conferred with a BA in Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Texas in May 1998, and Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in June 2002. He served his Emergency Medicine Internship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas from July 2002 to June 2003, and his Emergency Medicine Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas from July 2003 to June 2005. While in residency, he also worked as a physician on a contract basis at an emergency clinic known as Care Now. Armed with the experience he gained while at Care Now, Dr. Gicheru went into partnership with Dr.s Bean, Caldera-Nieves and two other doctors to start a new urgent care practice called Care United; he functioned as Managing Partner of the partnership entities and as an attending physician at the locations on a rotating basis. A bit more detail about Care United will follow.
Dr. Gicheru is currently an attending physician under contract for EMCARE, practicing in the emergency section of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Gicheru is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Texas Medical Association, Collin County Medical Association, and Urgent Care Association of America. He received the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award in 2002 and was a nominee for the Gold-Headed Cane Award, University of Texas Medical Branch.
Lawrence Bean, M. D.
Dr. Bean received a Bachelors of Science in Biology Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2000, and was conferred with a Medical Doctor degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas in May of 2003. He completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2006.
In addition to being a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society at the University of Texas at Arlington and President of the Emergency Medicine Student Association at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Bean was asked to be the Commencement Speaker at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Science Graduation. Dr. Bean is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Bean was a 20% owner and served as the Medical Director at Care United, about which more is to follow.
Dr. Bean currently is an attending Physician at the Emergency section of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as the Resident Education Supervisor. He also serves as a physician volunteer on medical missions for Baptist Medical Missions International.
Javier R. Caldera-Nieves, M.D.
Dr. Caldera-Nieves was conferred with a B.S. in Biology from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1997 and a Doctor of Medicine from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico in June, 2001. He is currently an attending physician at Baylor University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma at Dallas, Texas. Dr. Caldera-Nieves is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology, The American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Texas College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Caldera-Nieves was a clinical instructor in emergency medicine at UT Southwestern and a Toxicology Fellow at Parkland Hospital and the North Texas Poison Center in Dallas. During his medical school training, he served in the following positions:
• President of the School of Medicine Student Council
• Member of the Committee for Election of the School of Medicine Dean
• President of the Natural Sciences Student Council
• Treasurer at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus.
He is currently a member of the General Students Council of the University of Puerto Rico and of the Alpha Beta Chi Fraternity. He received awards for most distinguished PGYII of 2002-2003, University of Puerto Rico Emergency Medicine Program, and received the Ramon Emeterio Betances Prize 2001-2003, which is awarded to the schools most distinguished Medical Student.
Dr. Caldera-Nieves has published a chapter in Haddad and Winchester’s book Antiviral and Antifungal Agents and Common Toxicity. He has also published an article, Oral Anticoagulants Toxicity in EM Reports. In May of 2005, Dr. Caldera presented Snakes Crotalid Envenomation at the International Toxicology conference in Berlin, Germany.
Along with Drs. Gicheru and Bean, Dr. Caldera-Nieves owned 20% of Care United.
Michael Olatunji, M.D.
Dr. Olatunji received a Bachelors of Science in Biology Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in August 1998, and was conferred with a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in May of 2002. He completed his internship and residency at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas in 2005. He has held an active license from the Texas Medical Board and the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2005.
He has been a member of the American College of Physicians since 2005 and a member of the Texas Medical Association from 2005 until 2011.
Dr. Olatunji currently practices internal medicine at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas, Methodist Charlton Med Center in Dallas, Texas, and at Select Specialty South Dallas, Dallas, Texas. He was internal medicine Hospitalist at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas from September 2009 to September 2007. Dr. Olatunji currently serves as a member of the Hospital Utilization Review Committee and is the Patient Quality/Admission Care Review Coordinator.