Christine Contreras, MD
Dr. Contreras is a life-long San Antonio resident who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with her medical degree. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Medical School- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency in Neurology - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
About Lazarus Family Practice
St. Lazarus Family Practice is a new approach to primary care: minimum referrals, sufficient appointment times, and patient-centered care.
Dr. Christine Contreras started St. Lazarus Family Practice because she realized that other practices were prioritizing income over the well-being of patients. In the past, at corporate-owned clinics, Dr. Contreras was required to see highly complex patients in 10 minutes, which leads to substandard medical care. In medicine, physicians take an oath to do no harm, and 10 minute appointment restrictions can be quite harmful to a patient’s physical and emotional health, especially in complex cases.
At Dr. Contreras’ new clinic, St. Lazarus Family Practice, patients will always be the center of attention, which includes providing adequate time for every patient. While providing sufficient time for every patient can lead to longer wait times, this is a necessary stipulation in providing first-class care to every individual and family. We love people, and people love us; we plan to keep it that way.