Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Family Medicine
1505 Liberty Street
Richmond, TX 77469 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Going to the doctor should not be intimidating or anxiety provoking. When you come to my office, I want your visit to be met with comfort, caring, warmth and humor -- coordinated with professional and informed attention to your medical problems. Your health is your most important possession. A partnership built on trust and collaboration makes it possible for us to manage your most important asset together.

Dr. Mefford's Credentials

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University of Texas, Memorial Family Practice
Houston, TX
Family Practice 1995-1998
Chief Resident 1997-1998

University of Texas, Memorial Family Practice
Houston, TX

Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Doctorate of Medicine 1995

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Doctor of Philosophy, Analytical Chemistry 1978

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1974

OakBend Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
America's Top Family Doctors, Consumers Research Council of America 2003-2012
Beta Kappa Chi, Scientific Honor Society
Presidential Citation: National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education 1987
Supervisor, Texas Higher Education Coordination Board Family Practice Residency Program, Rural Rotation 2006-present
Chief of Staff, OakBend Medical Center 2004
Mefford, I.N., Kincl, L., Dykstra, K.H., Simpson, J.T., Markey, S.P., Dietz, S. and Wightman, R.M., Facile Oxidative Decarboxylation of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic Acid Catalyzed by Copper and Manganese Ions, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1290,224-230, 199

Burnet, P.W., Mefford, I.N., Smith, C.C., Gold, P.W. and Steinberg, E.M., Hippocampal 5-HT1A Receptor Binding Site Densities, 5-HT1A Receptor Messenger Ribonucleic Acid Abundance and Serotonin Levels Parallel the Activity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adr

Mefford, I.N. and Wade, E.U., Proton pump inhibitors as a treatment method for type II diabetes, Medical Hypotheses, 73, 29-32, 2009.

Mefford. I., Crouch, M.A. and Wade, E., Effect of concomitant proton pump inhibitor therapy on type 2 diabetes control, Family Medicine, 42 (suppl 2), 2010

Crouch, M.A., Mefford, I.N. and Wade, E.U., Proton pump inhibitor therapy associated with lower glycosylated hemoglobin levels in type 2 diabetes, J Am Board Fam Med, 25, 50-54, 2012

Mefford, I.N., Mefford, J.T. and Burris, C.A., Improved diabetes control and pancreatic function in a type 2 diabetic after omeprazole administration, Case Reports in Endocrinology, Volume 2012, Article ID 468609, 2012
American Medical Association
Research, Clinical Trials (Especially related to Diabetes), Primary Investigator for 5 Clinical Trials since 2008, Gardening, Cattle (Owner of Mefford Family Farms with Belgian Blue Cows in Kentucky) and College Basketball
from Tracy in TX March 28, 2017 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Best Doc and staff ever...almost make sick being fun!

from Louis in TX February 13, 2015 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Having an M.D. who is willing and capable of coordinating with multiple specialists is so important in my husband's life. As a stroke patient, he has had multiple specialists. It became almost overwhelming to coordinate among them all. And sometimes there were conflicting opinions about drugs, etc.
My husband has been with Dr. Mefford only a short time, but already we have seen… See more

from Steve in TX March 7, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

I've been driving approximately 80 miles round trip to see Dr. Mefford for the past 12 years or so when I could've settled for a doctor a lot closer. That in itself should tell you how valuable he is to me, but let me say more! Dr. Mefford has the best bedside manner I've ever experienced from a doctor. Always friendly, always takes time to listen. His diagnosis have always… See more

from Laura & Nahum in TX February 25, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

As new members, our experience with Dr. Mefford is limited, however in the short time we've been with him all of our contacts have been positive. Some of these are:

On Laura's hospital stay in November, Dr. Mefflord was very attentive and kept her in over the weekend even with pressure from the hospital to release her, because we didn't have help at home for her.… See more

from Louis O. in TX February 20, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

My MDVIP doctor is really good. I can count on him whenever I need any medical thing or suggestions or advice. He is close, handy and available.
His wonderful garden has provided beautiful flowers, succulent foods and a fine place to rest and talk.
He has such a wonderful pool at the proximity of the garden to make it even more handy. Now, if someone would just tell him that the… See more

from Richard in TX February 19, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr. Mefford has been good for me. He listens and reacts to my concerns about my health. I appreciate his care for my conditions and his ability to allow me to be a part of my diagnosis. This makes me feel good and that I can tell him everything that is happening to me without an over reaction. I have appreciated the written document on my health which he and I can discuss each time we meet… See more

from Kevin in TX February 19, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

I would like to recognize the excellent care Dr. Mefford provides me as one of his long time patients. Ive just turned sixty and Ive been an active endurance athlete for over 30 years. I can always depend on Dr. Mefford to take the time to discuss and address any issue I bring his way to keep both my general health and endurance training on track. After joining the MDVIP network with Dr.… See more

from Lou in TX February 8, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr. Mefford has been taking care of our health needs for several years. My wife and I are now 86 and the nicest compliment we receive is You don't look or act that old which is a tribute to the care he has given us. We are very grateful for the personal interest he takes in our well being and when we thank him, he says, You're my friends and I want to keep you in good health so you… See more

from A. J. (Tony) in TX February 8, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Following Open Heart Surgery, I lost about 60 pounds. Yes, I was over weight! I now am lighter, but still have that Santa Claus tummy! On one of my last visits, I weighed in at about 195#! I suggested that I was trying to lose another 10 pounds! No! Your fine right where you are! Wow, the first time I heard that since 1958!

from Cynthia in TX February 7, 2014 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dear Dr. Mefford,

I am so happy and blessed to have you as my doctor. Over the years, you have treated me with respect and kindness. Congratulations on being named Oakbend's 2013 Physician of the Year.

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year