Steven M. Pounders, MD

Internal Medicine
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219 Get Directions
Steven M. Pounders, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

512.50 every 3 months
1,025.00 every 6 months
2,050.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My passion as your internal medicine physician is to provide you with personalized healthcare that is patient-centered and proactive. In my MDVIP-affiliated practice, you will be treated in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and you will benefit from the full extent of my training and commitment to staying abreast of leading-edge medical treatments. As a primary care physician, I treat such conditions as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, migraines and most chronic diseases. I also see patients for HIV infection.  

As one of the few primary care doctors in Dallas offering this personalized healthcare approach, I provide a level of attention that can help you manage medical conditions and better live the happy, active life you deserve. My MDVIP-affiliated practice, often compared to a concierge medicine practice, also offers conveniences like same- or next-day appointments. 

My primary care practice is located in Dallas, Texas, and currently serves Addison, Carrollton, Dallas, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, University Park and all of North Texas. I also see patients with dual residency in other states including New York, California and Hawaii. I am affiliated with Baylor-Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian and UT-Southwestern Hospitals.

Dr. Pounders' Credentials

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Baylor College of Medicine
Houtson, TX
Internal Medicine 1986-1988

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical School:
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Doctorate of Medicine 1985

Austin College
Sherman, TX
Bachelor of Arts, General Sciences and German 1981

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievment Award, The Wall Street Journal, 2021
Austin College Trustees Merit Scholarship
Shoap Fellowship for Outstanding Student in Modern Languages
Best Male Practitioner, The Texas Triangle Publication Round Up Awards 2003
Design Industry Foundation Fights AIDS (DIFFA) Health Award, 2008 
Dallas Voice, Reader's Choice Awards, Best HIV Specialist, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Kuchling Humanitarian Award, Dallas Black Tie Dinner, 2016
Excellence in Community Service for Health and Science, The Dallas Historical Society, 2017

Baylor University Medical Center, Attending Physician, 1989-present
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Consulting Privildeges
THR Presbyterian Hospital, Consulting Priviledges
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society
American Academy of HIV Specialist

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Pounders

from Terry in TX January 22, 2024 for Steven M. Pounders, MD

Have been going to Dr Pounders for years I’m a nurse at large hospital in Dallas and I’ve never had a physician that has helped me with health issues that go back to childhood. He listens , he’s knowledgeable, he’s kind and compassionate. He will work with you until issues are resolved. The office is great and a response is always quick Have worked with many doctors (I’m 71) and he’s in a… See more

from Sonya in TX January 19, 2024 for Steven M. Pounders, MD

I have to take some meds ODT because of medical reasons and he fights the insurance companies and when they try to make me change my meds because they want me to take cheaper ones that don't come ODT he fights that too. He is a blessing getting me my meds on holidays even. Ever a champion of my health he has gotten my cholesterol down and says I will live to be 100, based on my labs.… See more

from James in TX March 12, 2020 for Steven M. Pounders, MD

I have been seeing Steven for close to twenty years. Since he introduced MDVIP the car given to me has made me life substantially better! After suffering from a near death experience and being put on heavy pain medication I gained over 60 pounds. Once I was titrated off the heavy pain medication he has helped me loose 58 pounds in the last three years, my sugar level are back to normal, my… See more

from Mark in TX March 11, 2020 for Steven M. Pounders, MD
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When I tested positive for HIV in 1991, I sought out the best specialist in Dallas. I was referred to Dr Pounders. In 29 years, he has not only kept me alive. He has become my best friend.

from Amy in TX February 27, 2018 for Steven M. Pounders, MD

Dr. Pounders has been my physician for well over 15 years. He's compassionate, listens to you, is very thorough and as always, it's the nail right on the head on treatment options and care. He's the best!

from James Robert April 4, 2017 for Steven M. Pounders, MD

dr. Pounders is definitely the best doctor ever had ,he's warm and gentle and always so easy to talk to and discuss my needs, ( which are probably a bit much for him to digest sometimes)
Being a 33 year surviver living with Hiv
he understands my crazyness and unconditionally manages ups and downs that I've come across along way and adjusts everything according to get me… See more