Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Primary Care That Makes You Primary

Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Family Medicine
4.7 /5
43 reviews

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Residency

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

Internship

University of Texas, Memorial Family Practice
Houston, TX
1995-1996

Medical School

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

Postgraduate

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

Undergraduate

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

OakBend Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Supervisor, Texas Higher Education Coordination Board Family Practice Residency Program, Rural Rotation 2006-present
Chief of Staff, OakBend Medical Center 2004

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

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

Texas

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

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Meet Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD


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.

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Primary Care That Makes You Primary

A new healthcare model to suit your lifestyle
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Benefits of joining Dr. Mefford's practice with MDVIP

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MDVIP Wellness Program

Expect comprehensive screenings and tests and a custom wellness plan designed for you.

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Better Doctor-Patient Relationship

97% of MDVIP members are satisfied with their relationship (vs 58% in traditional PCP).

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Same/Next-Day Appointments

See Dr. Mefford quickly and take your time during each appointment.

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Reachable 24/7

Reach Dr. Mefford by phone or text after-hours, and on weekends.

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Smaller Practice Size

MDVIP practices are smaller than most primary care practices, which means your doctor has more time to help you.

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Your Dedicated Doctor

See Dr. Mefford when you go to the office — not someone else like a nurse practitioner or physician assistant

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Travel Benefits

If you need urgent care while traveling, your physician can help arrange your care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor.

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Medical Centers of Excellence

For patients who need care beyond what is available locally, MDVIP can connect your doctor with specialists at some of the country’s leading medical institutions

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Better Health Outcomes

Members have better control of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors who operate in the MDVIP models typically see far fewer patients than traditional primary care doctors. That gives them more time to develop deeper doctor-patient relationships that can lead to better outcomes. They can also offer conveniences that most primary care doctors can’t, including same- and next-day appointments. They’re available after hours for urgent matters. And they have time to focus on prevention. That focus begins with the MDVIP Wellness Program, which patients pay for with their annual membership fee.

Most MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices accept insurance (your physician can tell you whether they accept your specific insurance plan). Your annual fee pays for preventive care medical services that insurance usually doesn’t cover (e.g., advanced diagnostic testing and screenings). Your MDVIP-affiliated physician will continue to bill your insurance and charge copays, co-insurances and deductibles as he or she currently does for other medical services like sick visits.

MDVIP makes wellness and prevention easier by providing your physician with innovative tools and technology. MDVIP supports your physician’s practice and seeks to eliminate barriers to a positive healthcare experience. Your doctor will determine whether and how to incorporate these tools at his/her discretion.

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

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Testimonials from patients of Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Thank you, Dr. Mefford

from Cynthia in TX • April 14, 2024
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My husband and I met and became patients when Dr. Mefford opened his practice in Richmond at the now Oak Bend Professional Building. Because he is such a caring and good doctor his practice grew rapidly. Consequently, for all of his patients, the waiting times grew longer. We were glad when he joined concierge medicine and MDVIP. It has made a huge difference and had a positive impact on our Read more...

Dr. Mefford is the BEST!

from Ruby in TX • March 10, 2024
I wanted to become a part of MDVIP because Dr. Mefford became a MDVIP doctor. He was my Aunt's and Mother's doctor (before MDVIP) and then became mine! His whole Office Team (thank y'all too!) treats me with respect and kindness and love and I am so grateful to have him as my doctor! He is never in a rush during my appointment and he'll explain in detail anything I need to Read more...

March Madness

from Tracy in TX • March 10, 2024
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Dr. Ivan Mefford is an avid basketball fan including his own history of playing basketball during his childhood. He has put together a March Madness challenge for all of his patients to selectively choose what team they think will win the March Madness tournament!
It shows how much he wants his patients to share a common theme under his watchful care and it is truly appreciated by everyone Read more...

always willing to talk to me

from Barbara in TX • February 11, 2024
Dr. Ivan Mefford is always willing to talk to me whether I am really sick or not , to boost my spirits and make me feel better....some time in ones life you need that !..Even small steps will get you where you are going

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from Lene in TX • January 19, 2024
Dr. Mefford is a warm, kind person who always has time to not only discuss your issues but also has time for a chat. I completely trust his ability to help in any aspect of my health.

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Locations & Hours

Primary Office

1505 Liberty Street
Richmond, TX 77469

call 281.762.6520

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Hours

Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual, and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

Get Started Today

Fill out the form to join now, receive more information, or schedule a meeting with Dr. Mefford.

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*MDVIP respects your privacy and will only use your personal information as stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By providing your number, you are giving your express written consent to receive telemarketing calls or text messages using an automatic phone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice at that number. You can contact us at any time if you wish to stop receiving such messages.

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