CARRIE F. BLADES, MD

Dr. Carrie Blades grew up in Atascocita, TX, and is a graduate from Humble High School’s Class of 1994. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1997. Dr. Blades attended Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport for medical school and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Blades has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 2006.

She and her husband, Larry, and their two children, Ally and Andrew, moved to Cypress, Texas in 2006. Dr. Blades started her transition into Bio-identical Hormone replacement in 2015 and is certified in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement through Worldlink Medical.


 

Charlotte Lachner, Nurse Practitioner

Charlotte Lachner is a native of Cypress and graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2005. She then traveled to (the other) UT and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2009. Charlotte returned home and practiced as an ICU nurse before completing her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Texas in the Houston Medical Center in 2013. She has had the pleasure of working in plastic surgery, allergy and immunology, family and concierge medicine, and in emergency medicine as a nurse practitioner. Charlotte finally found her calling in the world of Bio-Identical Hormone replacement in early 2019 and is certified in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement through Worldlink Medical.

Charlotte, her husband Pete, and their daughter Madeleine live in Cypress with their two fur baby miniature schnauzers, Harper and Dash.

 

Jessica Strickland, Nurse Practitioner

Jessica is a native of Houston and graduated from Cypress Creek HS in 1996. She then went to Baylor University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000. She practiced as an ICU nurse before completing her Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston in 2011. She practiced with a pulmonary and critical care group for the last 9 years before finding her interest in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She is very excited about being a part of helping her patients stay healthy instead of always treating illness and is certified in Advanced Bio-identical Hormone Replacement.

Jessica and her husband, Burt, have 2 teenage boys, Ty and Nolan, and 2 fur babies, Athena and Apollo. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for dog rescue.

Jenifer Harrison, Nurse Practitioner

Jenifer Harrison is a Family Nurse Practitioner with dual board certification from American Nurses Credential Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University and Master in Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Jenifer brings over four years of experience in Functional Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, and Thyroid optimization.

Jenifer grew up in Cypress area and went to Cypress Creek High School. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Cole. They have 2 adult children, Paige and Brennan, a son-in-law Cameron, 3 dogs and 1 cat. Paige is an RN and lives out of state with Cameron and granddog, Stassi. Brennan is a sophomore at Texas A&M University studying Industrial Distribution.

In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family, friends, reading and playing with her dogs.

Patricia Gonzales, Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Gonzalez (Pati) grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Carl Schurz High School in 1998.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1999.  She earned an associate in applied science with a concentration in Medical Assisting from Robert Morris University in 1999.  She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Robert Morris University with a concentration in computer networking in 2000.  She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Elgin Community College in 2010.  She then continued her education in Nursing at Chamberlain University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2015 and Masters of Science in Nursing in 2018.  She graduated with honors and was inducted as a member of Sigma Beta Delta, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Theta Tau Honors Societies.  

Patricia worked for a dermatology practice in Illinois for 15 years before moving to Texas in 2020 with her husband, 2 teenage children and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and dancing.

 

 

Simi Jacob, Registered Nurse

Simi was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has always known (since 1st grade, to be exact!) that nursing was her calling. She graduated nursing school from Texas Tech University in 2015 and worked in NICU for 5 years and plastic surgery for 2 years before falling in love with aesthetic nursing. Aesthetics combines art and science, which are two of Simi’s greatest passions, and she is excited to share that passion with patients at Blades.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new countries, Bollywood dancing, and watching crime documentaries. Simi and her husband Joseph live in east downtown with their newest family member: a doberman puppy named Josie.

 

Tammi Wasson, Office Manager, M.A.

Tammi is a native of Houston who has been in the medical field since 2001. She has worked with providers who specialize in BHRT and Aesthetics since 2012 and feels this is where her passion is, to make people feel great again.

She is married with 3 children, loves to travel and is a huge Texans fan.

 

Stefany Obando, Front Office Manager

Stefany moved to Houston from New York City in 2006. In 2009 she started working in the medical field where she soon realized how much she enjoyed it, and has ever since. Stefany enjoys to spend time with her family and friends. Stefany and her husband live in the Cypress area. They have an amazing daughter and fur daughter.

Misha Dorsey, Registered Nurse

Misha grew up in Spearman, TX before graduating from Texas A & M with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health. She then continued her education at UT Arlington graduating with a Bachelors in Nursing. She has worked as an ER nurse for the past 14 years.

Misha and her husband Duane live in Cypress with their two boys, Brock and Bryce. She enjoys reading and watching football & baseball.

 

Suzette Webster, Marketing Director

Suzette is a Native Houstonian, who graduated from a CFISD area high school in 1992. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has raised two sons. She decided to join the medical field after continuing her education in Medical Transcription. After receiving her certification, she worked with an orthopedic, podiatry and family practice. Suzette was introduced to BHRT in 2009. Her passion for BHRT materialized after her frustration of intolerable side effects attributed to synthetic hormones. Her dedication to BHRT has developed into passion for wellness and aesthetics as a whole.

Suzette enjoys Pilates, Yoga, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her fur babies.

 

Dana Grimsley, Administrative Assistant

Dana grew up in Lafayette Louisiana, were she graduated in 1989 with a BS degree in marketing. She married in 1992 and lived all over the country before settling in Tomball in 2009. Dana was introduced to BHRT medicine in 2013 and strives to take care of her health with a more natural approach. She has 3 children, with the youngest starting college and wanted to fulfill her days with a new purpose.

Dana enjoys diving into the word of God, family, friends and Lagree fitness.

 

Courtney Miller, Administrative Assistant

Courtney is a native to Cypress, TX and graduated from Cypress Falls High school in 2019. Her passion is helping people get healthy and to feel good about themselves. She loves food, the outdoors and traveling.

Rachel Sanchez, Medical Assistant

Rachel has been a Certified Medical Assistant since the beginning of 2017. She lives in the Cypress area with her husband and 2 children.

She loves spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors. Her passion is helping people get healthy.

 

Yvonne Bonilla, Medical Assistant 

Yvonne is a San Diego native who moved to Houston about 5 years ago after her husband left the Marine Corp. She has been working as a medical assistant for about 5 years. Yvonne loves the outdoors and spending time with family. 

 

Dina Mai, Medical Assistant

Dina has been a medical assistant for 13 years. Her biggest reward is knowing that she can make a life-changing difference in a patient’s life. She loves spending time with my family, which includes her spouse and son. Dina and her family have lived in the Houston area for 26 years.

 

Ashley Espindola, Medical Assistant

Ashley is a native Houstonian and a graduate of Langham Creek High School. She pursued her medical assistant career at Pima Medical Institute. She has always had a passion for helping others, which is why she enjoys working in the medical field.

Ashley lives with her husband and 3 kids in the Cypress area. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, watching movies and attending church.

Katrina Prince, Administrative Assistant

Katrina moved to Houston from Northern California in 1997, while pursuing a career in the music industry.  In 2000, she started working in the medical field where she had the pleasure to work in the CyFair community for several years.  She accredits her wonderful transformation to all of the amazing people that she has come across during her journey. She has 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 granddaughter, and 1 grand dog!  She has come full circle, and is grateful for the opportunity to be back in the area.

 

Sarah Porcayo, Medical Assistant

Sarah has been a medical assistant since 2009, with a background in Internal Medicine. She has always enjoyed helping and encouraging people to meet their health and weight  goals. She is a native Houstonian and attended Klein Forest High School. She currently lives in Hockley with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new foods, and loves the Houston Astros!

 

 

Tara Lee, Medical Assistant 

Tara is a native of Wharton, TX. After graduating High School, she joined the U.S Air Force and served 20 years, working in various medical fields. After retiring from the Air Force, she returned to Katy and continued her medical career as a Medical Assistant and Radiology Tech.

Tara is married with 2 kids and has an adorable Yorkie named Milo. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, shopping, working out and watching movies.

 

Ariel Lane, Medical Assistant 

Ariel is a Waller, Texas native and has been a Medical Assistant since 2018. She has a background in Dermatology, but a passion for Aesthetics and Wellness - where she can help others look and feel their best. 

In her free time she enjoys every second with her precious 3 year-old daughter, Blakely. 

Jana Rose, Administrative Assistant

Jana relocated back to the Magnolia area 11 years ago. She is a proud mom and grandma. Family means everything to her. She is excited to be a part of the Blades Wellness Family. Helping and encouraging others to be their best is her goal.

Kerry Pickett, Administrative Assistant

Kerry is a native Houstonian and is happy to be back “home”.  She and her husband are very proud of their two sons and one daughter-in-law.  She is excited to be a part of the team and looks forward to seeing our patients each day!

Tiffany Guzman, Administrative Assistant

Tiffany Guzman is a native Houstonian  with 7 years of customer service experience. She enjoys learning new things and gaining as much knowledge as possible. She has always had a passion for wellness and aesthetics! 

When she is not at work she enjoys hanging out with her two boys and spending time with family.

Mabel Bolanos, Medical Assistant

Mabel attended Northwest Educational Center where she received her medical assistant certification. Mabel has many years of experience in customer service. She is a licensed cosmetologist, specializing in lash extensions with a passion for health and beauty. Mabel focuses on a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family, friends and working out. She is happy to be a part of such a great team and community.

Maggie Beltran, Medical Assistant

Maggie is a native from Katy, Tx. She graduated from Katy High School in 2006. She pursued her medical assistant career at Fortis College. HAs been in the medical field since 2015. She enjoys working in the medical field helping others. Maggie lives with her husband and two teen boys in the Katy area. She enjoys having family time and watching crime movies and shows.
 

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