PH Care Centers

Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley

Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley
5300 N McColl Rd, Suite 100
McAllen, TX 78504

History

Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley (PSCV) has been providing care for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension for the past 13 years. PSCV staff consists of seven physicians, three nurse practitioners, and three physician assistants. Six physicians are Board Certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, one physician in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, and all have experience taking care of the critically ill patient with decompensated pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right heart failure patient.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is offered to all PH patients in all premises or at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas.

PSCV has extensive experience treating patients with acutely decompensated PH and/or right heart failure and providing care for PH patients requiring hospitalization for unrelated co-morbidities. All standard therapies, including inhaled nitric oxide, are at their disposal.

PSCV organizes, co-organizes and/or facilitates regular meetings of the local PH support group and host a yearly 5K PH awareness event.

PH Program Physicians

  • Adolfo E. Kaplan, M.D. (center director)
  • Renzo Arauco-Brown, M.D. (center co-director)

Center Coordinator

  • Margie Rodriguez, F.N.P.

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2013

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 60

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 9

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) Referral
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Adolfo E. Kaplan, M.D.

Adolfo E. Kaplan, M.D.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine; Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

Education

  • 1993 – MD – National University of Tucuman, School of Medicine, Tucuman, Argentina

Postgraduate Training

  • 2001 – Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
  • 1998 – Resident, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

Academic Appointments

  • 2015-present – Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2015- present – Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, McAllen, TX
    2007- present – Medical Co-Director, Intensive Care Unit Knapp’s Medical Center, Weslaco, TX
    2005-present – Associate Medical Director, Sleep Center, Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, Rio Grande Valley, TX

Margarita Rodriguez, R.N., M.S.N., FNP-C

Professional Credentials

  • Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • 2008 – MSN – University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, TX
  • 2003 – BS – University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, TX

Current Professional Experience

  • 2008-present – Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, Edinburg, TX

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley can do so by contacting:

  • Telephone: 956-630-1000
Regional Clinical Program