Dr. Suresh Prasad, MD, FACP, BC-ADM has practiced medicine for over 15 years in the Permian Basin and remains both inquisitive and patient-focused. He is from India and attended Patna Medical College and Hospital. While there, he was awarded the “Shifton Gold Medal” for securing the highest rank in general medicine. After finishing medical school, Dr. Prasad enrolled in the Edgewater Medical Center residency program in Chicago, IL for his Internship and Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Odessa, TX for his residency. Upon completing his residency programs, he began working in Monahans in 1999. Next, Dr. Prasad opened his own practice in 2004, Permian Internal Medicine Associates, where he currently is the president and holds certifications in internal medicine, hypertension, diabetes, sleep medicine, and obesity medicine. He also served as the medical director at Odessa Sleep Associates and as the chairman of the P & T committee at Odessa Regional Medical Center. Further, Dr. Prasad is also the cofounder of premier research group, the Permian Research Foundation (PRF), which has brought west Texas to the forefront of Medical Research. He is a clinical assistant professor for the department of internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center and is involved in teaching residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and nurse practioner students. He has received “Bridge to Excellence physician ( BTE) ” Recognition in diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD and cardiac care, the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016, On-Time award 2014, TTUHSC School of Medicine “Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Outreach,” and Community Statesman Heritage Foundation Award in Health and Science for 2012. He was elected for Fellowship by American College of Physician (FACP) in 2010 as well.
Dr. Kalpana, MD has been in the Permian Basin practicing medicine for over 12 years and is best known for her excellent bedside manner and ability to communicate with her patients in a thorough and effective manner. She was born in India where she went to Patna Medical College and Hospital. She attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center residency program in Odessa, TX. Dr. Kalpana Prasad began working in Monahans in 2002 after completing her residency program. In 2005, she joined Permian Internal Medicine Associates. Dr. Kalpana Prasad also is the cofounder of Permian Research Foundation. She is involved in teaching residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and nurse practioner students and is a clinical assistant professor for the department of internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Kalpana Prasad received the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and “Bridges to Excellence (BTE)” Recognition in diabetes, cardiac care, hypertension, and asthma. She was elected for Fellowship by American College of Physician (FACP) in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with husband and two children, cooking, dancing, and volunteering.
Kimberly Cedillo, MSN, RN, FNP-C was born and raised in the Midland, Texas. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. As a nurse, Kimberly worked in the critical care setting both at the bedside, and as the unit’s case manager helping to navigate patients through the healthcare system. She also has experience providing compassionate end of life care for hospice patients and families in the inpatient setting. With a desire to serve her patients on a higher level, Kimberly pursued her Master’s in Nursing with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Throughout her nursing education, her honors include induction into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as well as multiple placements on Texas Tech University’s President’s List. Kimberly is married with two beautiful children and attends Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Midland, Texas.
Grace was born and raised in Odessa, TX. She moved to Temple, Texas after high school and received her Certificate of Surgical Technology from Temple College. While at Temple College she was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She was elected president of the Surgical Technology club and was the elected graduation speaker. She completed her surgical training at Baylor Scott and White hospital. She returned home to work at Medical Center Hospital for 11 years in the main operating room. She assisted on elective and trauma surgeries. While working she was active in the community and participated in Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Toys for Tots and campaigned for the Women’s Crisis Center of Odessa. She also was a member of the Mercy Trips Healthcare Outreach Medical Team and traveled to Uganda, Africa twice to assist on pro bono surgeries. While working and taking trauma call she completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. While at UTPB she was elected to Student Senate and she was placed on the dean’s list for her academic achievements. With a desire to have more of a leadership role in providing patient care she applied and was accepted into the Texas Tech Physician Assistant program. She graduated with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. While in the PA program her and her classmates campaigned for AIDS, autism and breast cancer awareness. She is certified by the NCCPA and licensed by the Texas Medical Board. Grace and her husband Luis Andrade along with their daughter, Laurel Faith, are members of the church of Christ.