Meet the Providers

Carmen D. Rocco, M.D.

I was born in Habana, Cuba. My father was a pediatrician and practiced here in Brownsville (Dr. Rafael de la Cruz). My mother is and has always been a housewife although she has worked as an educator and a nurse assistant. I have a brother and a sister.

I graduated from high school in Austin, Texas, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. I attended medical school at the Medical Branch in Galveston in 1986.

During my years in Galveston, I had opportunities to write and became funded to do many education programs and programs that impacted underserved populations. I also experienced health care firsthand when I was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes (Hodgkin’s Disease) in 1985 and underwent surgery and treatment in 1986. I have practiced in Brownsville since 1986. I first worked with my father and exclusively with the Brownsville Community Health Center until 1998.

I am board certified in pediatrics and I am on the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and University of Texas Medical Branch-San Antonio. I am married to Jim Goza. We have three children. I am devoted to children: mine, yours, and our community’s. It is a wonderful experience to share in the health care of your child.

Yvet Cisneros, M.D.

Novera Akram, M.D.

Maria E. Castillo, N.P.

Feb Ray F. Demasiado, N.P.

Benito Munoz Jr., N.P.

Sonia Y. Ochoa Thomas, P.A.

Aaron Salinas, N.P.

Rosa Linda Silvestro, N.P.

Laura R. Schwartz, N.P.