Ehab Hanna, MD
Dr. Ehab Hanna is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine with extensive experience in handling complex medical problems. Graduated from Cairo University in 1998, Dr. Hanna completed his Residency at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey. He also worked with Texas Health Resources with an expertise in handling complex medical problems.
In 2012, Dr. Ehab Hanna opened The Vine Medical Center, an adult primary Care Office on the Huguley Hospital Campus. In 2016, a need for expansion deemed necessary in order to make more services available for his patients and a sleep lab was added.
Dr. Hanna also serves as an assistant professor TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. His passion for learning as well as teaching inspires him to pursue more opportunities where he can serve more people with his gifts and abilities.
Here, at The Vine Medical Center and Sleep Lab, we emphasize the importance of preventative care in order to maintain good health and improve the quality of life.
Dr. Ehab Hanna is happily married and richly blessed with two children, Daniel and Julia.
Dr. Nagwa N. Lamaie
Dr. Nagwa N. Lamaze received her medical degree from Cairo University El Kasr El Einy Medical School. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She then obtained her Certificate of Added Qualification in Sleep Medicine through the American Boards of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Lamiae, holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Incarnate Word, School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical School in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Lamaie is on Clinical Staff with the Sleep Medicine Department at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
She is currently on staff at The Texas School of Sleep Medicine and Technology in San Antonio; an AASM accredited school for teaching ASTEP program for sleep certification.
She serves as the Medical Director of The Vine Sleep lab and fulfills both clinical and supervisory responsibilities. She has extensive experience in evaluating and managing adult & pediatric patients with sleep-related disorders including but not limited to sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy. She incorporates her knowledge and skills in evaluating and managing a variety of sleep disorders which adversely affect sleep quality and quantity for adults & children. Her area of expertise includes interpreting polysomnography studies for both adults and children ages two years old & up.
One of her main goals is to serve the community & help increase the awareness regarding sleep related disorders. This includes but is not limited to the most prevalent disorder, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. She is a firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true, considering the strong association between sleep-related disorders and some of the most commonly encountered comorbidities in the outpatient setting. For example; obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cerebrovascular disease and depression.
Rhonda Casper is a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Rhonda obtained her Masters in Nursing from Walden University. Rhonda has been a Registered nurse since 1997 earning her Associates in Nursing, from Connors State College in Warner Oklahoma. Rhonda has over 23 years of clinical experience in ICU, Telemetry, medical/surgical, ob/gyn, and geriatrics. Most recently Rhonda has worked as a case manager in hospice and palliative care.
Rhonda started her Registered nurse career at the VA medical center in Muskogee, Ok. There Rhonda worked on the Medical/Oncology unit and eventually became the manager for the unit. After leaving the VA, Rhonda then worked several years at a teaching hospital in Oklahoma where she was the nurse manager for the Telemetry/Step down unit. After leaving the hospital, Rhonda found her passion in working with the elderly population. Rhonda continued working as a Director of Nursing at several different long-term care facilities until she completed her Masters and FNP certification.
“I completed 2 externship rotations with Dr Hanna and his wonderful office staff. Dr Hanna taught me so much during that time, not just clinical information but he showed me how to provide the care and compassion that is needed when being allowed to be someone’s care provider. He took the time to listen to each and every patient and family member, and taught me that we are caring for the whole person not just a symptom/or disease. I am so humbled to being given the opportunity to work with him and to put into practice what I learned”.
Christina Applegate, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Christina Applegate, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Christina began her career in health care as a Registered Nurse after earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing through Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Most recently she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner through the University of Texas Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
With over 8 years of experience in healthcare, Christina has worked with patients across the lifespan by serving the community in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas. Christina started as a registered nurse in a Mobile Healthcare unit at Texas Health Resources providing the necessary health care services to the surrounding areas of Fort Worth that have limited access to health care facilities. She then provided care at Cook Children’s, where she worked on the Cardiac Stepdown unit to care for patients with pediatric cardiac anomalies. She continued to work with Texas Health Resources as a Charge Nurse for the cardiac step down unit where she provided care for patients post cardiac surgery. Most recently, Christina worked on the COVID-19 unit as a charge nurse throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout her experience working as a Registered Nurse she found her passion for family care which led her to pursue and complete her Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner along with her FNP certification.
Dr. Vidya Pai, M.D.
Dr. Vidya Pai is a board-certified Sleep Physician with a focus on pulmonary disease and sleep medicine. Dr. Pai has a special interest in treating respiratory sleep disorders, mainly obstructive sleep apnea, as well as non-respiratory sleep disorders, such as insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias, restless leg syndrome, and circadian rhythm disorders in adults and children.
Dr. Pai completed her internship at Drexel University and her residency at Michigan State University. She then completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the prestigious Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pai has an interest in Sleep research and has published several peer reviews articles. She serves as the Medical Director in the Vine Medical Center Sleep Lab.
Uchenna Iloma ,FNP-C
Uchenna Iloma is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017. Before that, Uchenna earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (2003), Nigeria and also obtained a Midwifery certification from University of Benin, Nigeria (2005). In 2013, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington. Uchenna is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Uchenna has over 14 years of clinical experience working with Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Ante-Natal, Post-natal, Gynecology, Gynecology-Oncology patients as well as care of patient Post Mastectomy, Plastics and Uro-gynecology reconstruction. She started her nursing career in 2006 as a Registered Nurse at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas and in 2009, she moved to Baylor Scott & White in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009.
“During the course of my training, I learned quite a lot about chronic disease management and I knew I was going to love caring for patients struggling with these diseases. When I was interviewed by Dr Hanna and the office manager, Angie, there was an in-explainable peace that I felt within. The clinic environment was welcoming as well. I really enjoy caring for the patients and their families. I have always believed that you cannot successfully treat a patient as a single person but with the family unit involved and that is something I have seen and done here at The Vine Medical Center. Everyone treats each other as family”
Allison Lee is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She originally attended ECPI University in Newport News, Virginia, where she received her Associates of Nursing degree. Allison then pursued her interest in nursing and graduated from Chamberlain University School of Nursing in Addison, Illinois with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. Her love for her patients and their well-being, led her to further her education and earn her Master’s in Nursing from Chamberlain University, School of Nursing in Addison, Illinois.
Allison has over 9 years of clinical experience. Upon moving to Texas in 2011, Allison started her nursing career at Parkland Health and Hospital where she worked for the Post-Partum and Antepartum Units. Allison worked there for 2 years and then she transitioned to Fort Worth where she worked in the Step-Down Intensive Care Unit at John Peter Smith Hospital. Allison then joined Texas Health Resources Central Staffing Office where she was assigned to work at 29 hospital entities on multiple floors in varying roles including: The Transfer Center, Progressive Care, Telemetry, Medical Surgical, Women Services and Emergency Department.
As a hospital nurse, she enjoys taking care of families, providing them education, and watching them get well. Upon joining Dr Hanna and his team, she knew immediately that she was in the right place because of the compassion and superior level of care he provides to each of his patients.
Allison is a proud United States Navy veteran that served her country for 8 years before being honorably discharged. She is happily married to her husband Shawn and the proud mother of two beautiful kids Haley and Christian.