About Us

Accreditations and Certifications

The 47th Medical Group Laughlin AFB Texas, was awarded the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission on October 21, 2019. For this Accreditation, the 47th Medical Group underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on October 14, 2019. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for procedures that involve use of sedation or anesthesia, infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training.

The 47 Medical Group holds an additional Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification with the Joint Commission, also awarded October 6, 2022. For this Certification, the 47th Medical Group underwent a rigorous onsite survey from October 3, 2022 to October 5, 2022. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with standards related to how effectively the primary care clinician and the interdisciplinary team work in partnership with patients to provide comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care. Our Laboratory holds a certification from the College of American Pathology (CAP) which was awarded June 15, 2019.

Should you have a question or concern about the care provided at the 47 Medical Group, please feel free to contact the patient advocate by texting (830) 309-2209 or going to the Joint Commission Website at https://www.jointcommission.org/

Col Angela Lacek
47th Medical Group Commander

Lt Col Jennifer Pippen
47th Medical Group Chief of Medicine

Family Health

Capt Takwi Muma
Family Medicine

Heather Simons
Registered Nurse


Maj Nicole Pries

Ms. Carolina Aguilar
Registered Nurse

Women's Health

Ms. Lisa Spivey
Family Nurse Practitioner 
Mary Johnson
Licensed Practical Nurse
Operational Medicine Clinic

Maj Brian McMullin
Family and Flight Surgeon

Capt Brenton Smith
Family and Flight Surgeon

Maj Bradley Dispense
Family Medicine 

Maj Gwendolyn Walker 
Registered Nurse

Specialty Clinic


Lt Col Makay Neilson

Mental Health

Maj Stephen Hughes
Clinical Psychologist 

Maj Alicia Lapp
Clinical Psychologist 

Family Advocacy

Lt Naidalys Ruiz Cadero
Clinical Social Work


Mrs. Mauraiel Hackett
Behavioral Health


TSgt Erin Barriga
Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor 


Capt Gabriel Sharp

Capt Austin Shmidle

Dental Clinic

Lt Col Bryan Wilson
Comprehensive Dentistry 

Capt Christopher McGue
General Dentist


Special Needs Coordinator (SNC) 
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Mrs. Dualos
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