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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Live Oak Health Partners welcomes new pulmonologist, Dr. Nayer El-Ashram
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS –Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP) is pleased to welcome Dr. Nayer El-Ashram, MD, a pulmonologist with specialties in intensive care and chest diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, sleep disorders and respiratory failure. He will begin scheduling patients later this month.

Dr. El-Ashram served his residency in Internal Medicine at Bergen Pines County Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey and obtained a Fellowship in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. El-Ashram moved to Texas in 1991 and has served in several hospitals and communities in North Texas.

“Live Oak Health Partners is thrilled to welcome Dr. El-Ashram to our medical team,” said Dr. Lenore DePagter, physician practice administrator at LOHP. “Our goal is to bring high-quality medical professionals and new specialties to our communities so that our citizens don’t have to leave the area for medical care.”

Dr. El-Ashram is a member of the medical staff at Central Texas Medical Center, where he will be caring for patients in the Intensive Care Unit and performing pulmonary consults for patients in the other inpatient areas of the hospital.

Dr. El-Ahsram is looking forward to providing care to the people of San Marcos and surrounding communities of Wimberley, Lockhart and Kyle. His office is located in the Central Texas Medical Center Professional Office Building; 1305 Wonder World Drive, Suite 309 in San Marcos.

For information about LOHP, visit and follow them on Facebook. To make an appointment with Dr. Al-Ashram, call (512) 805-5640.


About Live Oak Health Partners
Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP) was formed January 1, 2012 by the joining of two existing medical practices in San Marcos: Central Texas Medical Associates and Specialty Physicians of Central Texas. It is the first locally operated multi-specialty group in Hays County. 27 Primary Care and Specialty Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners provide high-quality coordinated medical care to the citizens of Hays County and the surrounding communities. LOHP specialty care services include allergies/ENT, general surgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, weight loss surgery and gynecology. Several Live Oak surgeons currently perform procedures using the physician-guided da Vinci robotic surgical system.

The Live Oak Community Clinic operates the clinical services at the Hays County Personal Health Department, providing family care, well child exams, prenatal care and immunizations to Hays County residents in need. The Live Oak Walk-In Care clinic offers extended evening and weekend for efficient affordable acute care and occupational medicine services.

LOHP also has locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley and Lockhart. For more information, visit our website or visit the group’s Facebook page. To schedule an appointment, call 512-396-3911 for Primary Care or 512-353-6400 for Specialty Care.


Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666