Afreen Pappa, M.D.
Family Medicine
Afreen Pappa, M.D.
Location(s): Briarforest, TX
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Education
  • McGovern Medical School (University of Texas Medical School at Houston), Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas at Memorial Southwest Family Medicine Residency Program, Houston, Texas
Board certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
About me

I was born in Pakistan and have lived in the Houston area since the age of 2, when my father emigrated to pursue a master’s degree at Texas A&M University. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Houston Baptist University and went on to medical school at the University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine. I completed my residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program and have worked in both private practice and academic/community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine since then.

I am fluent in Urdu/Hindi and fairly fluent in Spanish. I grew up learning Urdu in my family and learned Spanish in high school and put it to use while working in community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.  I improved my Spanish skills in order to provide better care to a large population of Spanish-speaking patients.

I’ve always wanted to make people’s lives better. I felt that medicine was the way that I could combine my interest in science with my desire to help people. One of the best things about my work is that I’ve been able to help my patients enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the health care they need to live well. I enjoy the time spent learning about my patients’ lives outside of the exam room. This bonding allows for the development of a stronger doctor-patient relationship.

At Sanitas, we provide comprehensive care that helps patients lead healthy, productive lives.  We want to ensure you feel well cared for by our team. In addition, you can expect me to work with you in the medical decision-making process. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, watching tv, working on crochet projects, eating good food, and traveling with my husband and 3 sons. 

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