Denver Harbor Family Health Center welcomes Dr. Kaizeen Mody 

Vecino Health Centers is pleased to announce Dr. Kaizeen Mody’s arrival to the Denver Harbor Family Health Center staff.

Committed to women’s and maternal health

Trained as a family medicine physician, Dr. Mody comes to Denver Harbor after completing additional training through a fellowship in obstetrics. Obstetrics is a branch of medicine and surgery focused on childbirth and the care of women giving birth. She provides care to women before and during their pregnancy, delivery, and after birth and can be the doctor for their babies. 

“Women have such an important role in taking care of their families; they often don’t think about their health, ”says Dr. Mody. “It is important that they know how vital their health is to themselves, their families, and our community.”

Caring for patients through all stages of life

Dr. Mody looks forward to providing care to all family members. Her interest in medicine and community health care comes naturally. She is a sixth-generation doctor in her family and draws on particular inspiration from her grandfather, a beloved community family doctor.

“It’s special to be able to take care of people through all stages of their lives,” she says. “It is rare these days, especially in large cities like Houston.”

A multilingual doctor of osteopathic medicine

Dr. Mody speaks English, Spanish, and Gujarati. She earned her medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. She completed her residency in family medicine at Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, in 2021 and her obstetric fellowship at AdventHealth Family Medicine in Orlando, FL, in 2022.   

Osteopathic medicine is a branch of medicine dedicated to treating and healing patients as a whole, rather than focusing on one specific condition or body part. Read more about osteopathic doctors.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Mody on the medical team,” says Dr. Enjoli Benitez, chief medical officer of Vecino Health Centers. “Her commitment to patient care and expertise in women’s health are invaluable in improving the health of our patients and the community.” 

Teaching other doctors

Besides treating patients, Dr. Mody is passing her expertise on to other doctors as a faculty member of the Houston Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, located at Denver Harbor Family Health Center.

Accepting New Patients

Dr. Mody is currently accepting new patients.
Call 713-674-3326 to make an appointment.

What’s the difference between a DO and an MD?

Some doctors have MDs after their names, others have DO. Like MDs, DOs are fully licensed physicians trained to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses and medical conditions. Keep reading to learn about the similarities and differences between a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) and a medical doctor (MD).

What is an osteopathic doctor (DO)?

Like MDs, DOs go to medical school, where they spend several years learning how to care for patients of all backgrounds and ages. Osteopathic medicine is dedicated to treating and healing patients as a whole, rather than focusing on one specific condition or body part. As part of their medical training, DOs learn to look beyond your symptoms to see how your lifestyle (i.e., diet, physical activity, emotions, stress levels, etc.) impacts your health and well-being.

DOs have extra education, usually about 200 hours, to learn osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). It is also called osteopathic manipulative technique (OMT). DOs learn how bones, nerves, and muscles work together and influence people’s health. OMM focuses on methods to relieve back pain, neck pain, strained muscles, and other conditions.

DOs practice in all medical specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, surgery, and many more. After graduating from medical school, they train in the same internship/residency specialty programs as their MD colleagues. They take the same exams to quality to practice medicine. 

DOs are fully trained and licensed doctors

Both DOs and MDs are equally qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication. As a matter of fact, other than having different letters in their name tags, most people can’t tell the difference between an MD and a DO when receiving care. 

Vecino Health Centers’ doctors, whether DO or MD, are dedicated to your and your family’s good health. Our doctors provide care to patients of all ages, including infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Some of the services they provide include diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, health screenings and tests, immunizations, prenatal and postnatal care, and helping your with lifestyle changes to prevent health conditions before they develop.