HOUSTON (October 06, 2008)

Board-Certified Family Medicine Specialist Miranda Wang-Gor, MD, has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pearland, a physician-led subsidiary of Memorial Hermann Health System.

Dr. Wang-Gor joins the Pearland clinic's three board-certified family medicine specialists: Janette K. Bateman, MD; Kristy Bai, MD; and Mary Cross, MD.

"I am very excited about joining this thriving practice," Dr. Wang-Gor said. "I look forward to providing care to individuals and families throughout Pearland."

Dr. Wang-Gor most recently practiced at East Houston Medical Group and is highly trained in pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient care.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Wang-Gor received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in family practice and community medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.

Practicing within Memorial Hermann Medical Group will allow Dr. Wang-Gor to focus on patients' personal healthcare needs while enjoying access to the resources and innovations of a respected healthcare system.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Wang-Gor join our growing enterprise," said Medical Director Ernest Bartimmo, MD "As part of Memorial Hermann Medical Group, our doctors can spend more time practicing medicine and less time worrying about running a business. By emphasizing the strengths of the partners, the patient is the ultimate winner."

Dr. Wang-Gor will continue to grow her medical practice while Memorial Hermann provides business office and technology support services, including deploying an integrated electronic medical record, billing and collecting, insurance reimbursement contracting and information technology.