Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will start the new year by opening a multispecialty facility in Aliana on January 3, 2022. This new Houston Methodist Comprehensive Care Center is designed to meet the growing health and wellness needs of families in Richmond and surrounding areas. The facility will offer primary care and a variety of specialty care – including orthopedics and sports medicine, rheumatology, and physical therapy – complete with onsite lab services for quick and accurate test results. The center is conveniently located at 10745 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond, TX 77407, in The Grand shopping center at Aliana.


The Houston Methodist Comprehensive Care Center features a multidisciplinary team of primary care and specialty care providers who offer a collaborative approach to care.
“From preventive care to advanced treatments, patients of all ages can benefit from the convenience of a having multiple specialties under one roof,” said Chris Siebenaler, regional senior vice president and CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “We are excited to continue serving the Fort Bend community in a way that combines convenience with the high-quality care that patients have come to know and expect from Houston Methodist Sugar Land.” 


The Houston Methodist Primary Care Group practice within the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) in Aliana includes Melida Tellez, M.D., Harika Medi, M.D., and Sharmin Ali, FNP. “This center will enhance the patient experience by offering a variety of services in one convenient location,” said Tellez. “I am excited to relocate my practice to Aliana and continue providing quality care to my existing and new patients.”


Niharika Ganti, M.D., board-certified rheumatologist, is also joining Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates in Aliana, another practice within the CCC. “Often, rheumatologic conditions can be debilitating and affect quality of life. My philosophy is to champion the well-being of my patients by providing comprehensive, compassionate care and being there for them at the time of their greatest need," said Ganti. “I am thrilled to join Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates in Aliana, where I can continue offering individualized and compassionate care.” 


Nish Shah, M.D., board-certified primary care sports medicine physician, will also see patients in Aliana. "My goal is to help my patients return to doing what they love whether they suffer from common aches and pains or have sustained a more complex injury. So much of our overall well-being is related to maintaining an active lifestyle,” said Shah. “By helping manage the medical and orthopedic conditions of my patients, I can help keep them moving and living life to the fullest.”


Physical therapy (PT) will be provided on the first floor of the building by experienced PT specialists from Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The new location will feature an innovative treadmill that uses anti-gravity technology – pioneered by NASA – to reduce weight on the lower extremities, providing faster rehabilitation and safer conditioning.


Visit houstonmethodist.org/comprehensive-care-centers to learn more or schedule an appointment at Houston Methodist Comprehensive Care Center in Aliana.