Mary A. Cross, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

It has been my pleasure to have been able to practice "Marcus Welby" type of good old -fashioned family medicine for many years.

I have been privileged to have known my patients and their families also as friends and neighbors, as teammates, and as colleagues. It is that doctor-patient relationship which gives perspective and insight into healthcare that cannot be taught in medical schools or in residency programs.

Now, more than ever, in the face of change and upheaval in medicine, staying well has taken on new importance. Being "all that you can be" no longer applies just too young, healthy military recruits. It is the new motto for all of us.

We are living in the information age. We have the ability to use technology to our advantage. We can blend the most advanced medical research and testing with the tried and true doctor-patient team approach.

We can count our calories and cook and eat from healthier menus. We can walk, run, aerobicize, or choose an exercise program to plan our attack on individual illnesses. At the same time we, together, can be planning our course for wellness.

In this fast-paced era of instant-messaging, it is essential to spend time addressing your health. There is nothing more important.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1971
Graduated with Highest Honors
Medical School
University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
Internship
United States Public Health Service Hospital
New Orleans, LA
1976-1977
Residency
US Government Service
1977-1980

Indian Health Service
Neah Bay, WA
1977

USPHS Hospital
Norfolk, VA
1978-1979

USPHS Hospital
Nassau Bay, TX
1979-1980

Licensure

Texas
Florida

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Practice
American Association of Physician Specialists
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society
Memorial Hermann Healthnet Providers

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Clinical Professor, Family Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center 1980-present
Clinical Professor, Family Practice, University of Texas Medical Branch 1996-present
Memorial Hermann Hospital System
- Chairman, Market Quality Committee 2011-2012
- Board of Directors 2007-2013
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Southeast
- Chairman, Bylaws Committee 2012-2013
- Chief of Staff 2009-2010
- Chairman, Credentials Committee 2005-2008 and 2012-2013
- Chairman, Medical Staff Quality Committee 2006
- Chairman, Department of Family Practice 2005
Memorial Hermann Healthnet Providers
- Chariman , Credentials Committee 2012-2013
- Board of Directors 2004-2013
- Chairman, Clinical Integration Committee 2008
Clinical Professor, Family Practice, University of Virginia School of Medicine 1977-1979

Hospital Affiliations

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Honors and Awards

America's Top Family Doctors, Consumers' Research Council of America 2007-2013
Finalist Physician of the Year, Memorial Hermann Hospital - Southeast 2008-2009

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Mary

    I love it when I call my doctor's office & a person answers the phone & says her name. She is not rushed. No lengthy menu to liste...