Alan was born in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1978 he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology from West Virginia University. He continued with his medical studies in the same school and obtained his degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 1982. He moved to Stratford, New Jersey, where he made his internship at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and also worked several years with the United States Public Health Service.
Dr. Berg moved to Dallas in 1996 and has been practicing medicine in the Metroplex ever since. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and belongs to the Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians. Alan is currently a Member of the American Osteopathic Association and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas.
As a Spanish speaking professional, he has been serving the Hispanic community in Dallas for several years.
Juanita was born and raised in Colombia and moved to USA 38 years ago to attend post-graduate studies in Community Health at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, after graduating from college in Colombia with a Bachelor degree in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry.
She later on attended Des Moines University's College of Health Sciences and graduated as a Physician Assistant, earning awards upon graduation for outstanding achievement in Primary Care and in patient assessment. She practiced medicine in a Family Practice clinic in Jefferson, IA. for 3 years, moving then to Dallas, TX. where she has been since, serving mostly the Hispanic and low income patients of the area. She is Board Certified by the NCCPA (National Commission an Certification of PA) She comes from a family of doctors, starting by her great grandfather who was an outstanding professor of medicine and surgery in Colombia, as was her grandfather and are now her brothers, nieces and nephews. She is married with 2 daughters and devotes her life to her patients and her family.
To the founders of the Clinic, the passion for medicine comes in its blood. Both come from families with doctors and men of science. Dr. Berg is descendent of Marcus Whitman, an American doctor and missionary whom founded the first mission in the Oregon trail in 1836, and devoted part of his life to improve the health of the Indian communities. His father, an eminent scientist, made important developments as a chemical engineer in the U.S.
Juanita is sister, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of medical doctors. Her great-granduncle the eminent doctor and teacher Pompilio Martinez Navarrete performed the first open heart surgery in Colombia, in 1910, he also achieved 12 cranial trepanations, a real scientific achievement in those times. His grandfather, doctor Jorge Cerón Bernal was an eminent doctor and surgeon in Colombia. Juanita, and immigrant, has many years of medical experience working with the Hispanic community. As a student in Iowa, she has her first experience working with the free clinics established in Des Moines by doctor James Blessman. There she experienced the urgency of the Hispanic patients to have health services in their own language and leave aside their fear due to cultural barriers when they go to the doctor. After moving to Dallas, working many years in different Hispanic clinics, she realized even more the enormous need of her own community, particularly in the medical field. As a person of fate, since April 2006 and with the support of a group of partners that share the same principles, she began to mull the idea of opening a clinic in Oak Cliff, eager the serve the Hispanic community with a compassionate, quality and efficient service without long waiting times.
Today, this dream has become tangible. The Clinic located in the NE corner of Westmoreland road an Fort Worth Avenue, opened its doors in April 2008. All the employees are bilingual and offers service for the whole family, including general medicine for adults and children, gynecology, management of chronic illnesses as diabetes and hypertension, small medical emergencies, small surgery, laboratory tests, school physicals and much more. The clinic has very modern and comfortable installations, including the latest equipment technology.
If you are looking for medical service in a friendly and compassionate environment, you have an excellent option at Compassion Care Clinic.