Dr. Patricia Hayes joins Partners in Primary Care as the Area Medical Director for the Texas Market. She is a double board-certified physician specialized in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Hayes earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She previously served as Medical Director for the Department of Family Practice at Legacy Community Health in Houston, Texas overseeing 60 providers across 13 clinical sites throughout Houston, Baytown and Beaumont and 5 clinical specialties including geriatrics. Dr. Hayes’s prior experience has provided her with a deep breath of knowledge in developing and managing comprehensive team-based patient care models with a focus on the identification and management of high-risk patients with demonstrated improvements in patient outcomes and quality. She has also successfully created robust chronic disease management programs aimed at patients for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and has experience practicing in an underserved and resource limited environment.
Dr. Hayes chose to pursue her passion for medicine as a way to positively impact the lives of others in her community. She greatly values the opportunity to get to know her patients and their families, and believes in creating bonds with them as she guides them along their health journey. Dr. Hayes understands that by taking the time to listen to her patients about their concerns, she is able to get to the root of their health issues and better address them with a personalized treatment plan that is high quality and cost conscious. She enjoys being able to collaboratively work with the Partners’ Care Team to support her patients by putting them at the front and center of their care. Dr. Hayes defines the ideal patient-physician partnership to be one built on trust and collaboration, this allows both patient and provider to work towards achieving shared health and wellness goals.
Dr. Hayes speaks Spanish and Portuguese in addition to English. Outside the office, Dr. Hayes enjoys traveling, dining out and trying new restaurants and spending quality time with her family and friends.