Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Family Medicine
1505 Liberty Street
Richmond, TX 77469 Get Directions
Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each 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

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from Patricia in TX March 15, 2020 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

A little over three years ago, I was diagnosed with a serious blood problem, which would require me to be constantly monitored by a Physician who specializes in blood disorders. As I don't live in the immediate vicinity of a major city, that would have meant constant trips to Houston for labs, treatments, etc. Dr. Mefford and my specialist agreed to work together and Dr. Mefford has gone above… See more

from Rosemary in TX March 12, 2020 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr. Ivan Mefford took care of my husband until he passed away 11 years ago and myself all these years; I met him many years ago and his bedside manner was perfect. I just have to say knowing him and going to his clinic has helped me in every way possible and his office Staff and nurses are equally nice; What doctor would come with his nurse all the way to where a patient lives and do blood… See more

from Robin in TX March 2, 2020 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr.Mefford is more than our doctor, so much more... We’ve been a MDVIP family with the doc since we moved to Richmond, TX. Matter of fact, we saw him twice the first week we moved in with out then 5 year old. Today that kid is 13, and healthy thanks to Dr. Mefford. He’s always been just a call away through our son growing up and having a broken leg, several bouts with the flu, cuts, scrapes… See more

from jennifer in TX March 6, 2018 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr. Mefford is one of the best, most caring and patient doctors me and my family have ever had. He never hesitates to get back to us and see us at a moments notice. Him and his staff make us feel right at home. They are all a real blessing to me and my family.

from Charles in TX March 4, 2018 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr, Ivan knows his stuff!
Pleasant with good recommendations to address medical issues as well as potential side effects... & they work !
Also, nurse Olga is great, always pleasant, proficient & accommodating.
Receptionist/admin Carla is welcoming & works with my schedule to get me in when required.

from Jamey in TX March 1, 2018 for Ivan N. Mefford, MD, PhD

Dr. Mefford made both of mom's hospital experience, pain and worry free. The ability to instantly get a hold of your doctor, I feel made her time in the hospital more efficient. The LIS messed up her medication orders, and he was immediately able to verify what he wanted and get it changed. I did not have to wait until he made rounds and argue with the nurse all day till he arrived. I… See more