To the Patients of Dr. John Hierholzer,
I hope this letter finds you healthy and enjoying your summer! It has been my immense pleasure to serve as your physician and care for you these past years at Health by Design.
I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that October 6, 2023, will be my last day at Health by Design. I have enjoyed serving as one of the doctors in the clinic and getting to know you personally, and I am grateful for the trust you have put in me and the Health by Design team over the years.
We have worked hard to ensure that you will continue to receive exceptional, relational healthcare, that is individualized to you, and I leave you in the expert hands of my physician colleagues listed below. I am confident that they will deliver to you the quality of healthcare that you deserve. Annika Gonzalez, MD
is the physician lead for the Health by Design executive exam and concierge programs and a board-certified Family Physician. She has been serving the San Antonio community for almost twenty years and brings a wealth of experience from her time in private practice and as an attending physician teaching residents for almost 15 years. She completed her medical degree at McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX, and her residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa here in San Antonio. She is certified in Culinary Medicine and brings her passion for nutrition and health to all patient care. Hugo Salazar, MD
joins the Health by Design executive exam and concierge program as a board-certified Family Physician and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine. He was previously the medical director for St. Mary's University in San Antonio while working with the Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio and more recently as the physician lead at the Fund Clinics for Health by Design. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and both family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in San Antonio. He is passionate about preventative medicine and views all patients as potential athletes.
Again, it has been my pleasure working with each of you and I appreciate the opportunity you gave me to serve as your physician. My office staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
John Hierholzer, MD