Who We Are
MedCenter Rehab is a team of 15 dedicated health care professionals with a rich history of providing unprecedented services to the greater San Antonio area since 1990. Our facility offers a distinct list of services that complement each other by providing some of the most unique rehabilitation programs in the country. We feel our group offers and delivers an exceptional rehabilitation and recovery experience.
MedCenter Rehab’s foremost priority has always been centered in placing each individual patient first.
Our friendly staff will always provide the greatest personalized care available while making you feel comfortable and special. Our unique services will assist and facilitate your road to restoration, recovery, and return to full function as best possible. Whether you are recovering from surgery, returning to competitive sports, or requiring functional restoration following serious injury, we will provide you with the means and motivation to do it. The unprecedented services we provide are what we enjoy and are what we do very well.
What Makes Us Unique
Unique to MedCenter Rehab are the rehabilitation solutions for individuals who have more to recover than just physical deficits.
When traditional physical therapies fail, utilizing a functional restoration approach is the next best evidence-based option. In additional to the requisite physical aspects of rehab, incorporating the mental, psychological, behavioral, and motivational issues of the restorative sciences have proven to be the clinical approach that has been missing. We all are compositely mind, body, and persona. Any of these parameters can be unfavorably affected by injury, trauma, loss, or limitation of life functions. Poor response or outcome to routine medical care or routine medical procedures, slow recovery time, sub-optimal outcomes, or onset of chronic pain place special challenges to a full, robust recovery. In such cases, a more comprehensive therapeutic approach is required to manifest a successful process toward optimal recovery. For the specially challenged case, where rehabilitation success has been frustrated, unattainable or lost, special multidisciplinary programs have proven successful according to the best research available.
Richard “Ric” Evans is President and founder of MedCenter Rehab which initially opened in 1990 as Medical Center Physical Therapy. Ric began his career in the US Army in 1982 as a Physical Therapist earning a Master-Degree in PT (right here) at Fort Sam while attaining the rank of Captain. Exiting the military in 1986, Ric started his own independent practice in 1990 in San Antonio. After expanding clinical services on a variety of fronts over the next 20 years; it was felt that adding “Rehab” to our name would help the public recognize we provided more than Physical Therapy. Ric obtained his Doctoral Degree in 2008 along with his Board Certification in Orthopedics. He is credentialed in Functional Capacity Evaluations and Ergonomics and has clinical specialties in multidisciplinary rehab (Work Hardening and Chronic Pain, and Functional Restoration). These rehab services received the much-coveted distinction as being CARF accredited in 2013, a two-year process.
Dr. Dunn was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to San Antonio when he was two. He graduated from Central Catholic High School before attending Austin College in Sherman, Texas. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts, he went to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he graduated in 1992 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then returned to San Antonio to private practice treating patients with acupuncture which he learned from his father, a professor of anatomy and acupuncturist. He then joined MedCenter Rehab as the medical director, workman’s compensation specialist, VA evaluator and Department of Transportation tester. He is married to Teresa for 29 years and has two daughters.
PhilTesting Technician/ Assistant Manager
After 10 years in the Air Force, Phil decided to change lanes and pursue a career in Physical Therapy. In 2019, he was awarded his BS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (Summa Cum Laude). He started at MedCenter Rehab as an intern and has been Testing Technician for a year and a half. He will be attending Physical Therapy school at the University of the Incarnate Word starting Fall 2021.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. She believes that exercise and mental health are key components that work together to achieve overall wellness. Being a native from the Rio Grande Valley, in her free time, she enjoys a nice trip to South Padre Island to enjoy friends, family, and some volleyball on the beach.
LinoHead PT Technician
My name is Lino Sanchez, I'm 24 years young and a UTSA alumnus. I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, but I've called the beautiful city of San Antonio home since 2015. I'm currently on the path to becoming your licensed physical therapist in the foreseeable future.
HeidyFront Desk Supervisor
Heidy was born and raised in San Antonio Tx, Go Spurs!. She joined the MCPT family January 2020 and has enjoyed every minute of it. When not at work she likes to spend her free time with her cat reading a book or watching her favorite tv shows.
Saida earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at San Antonio, with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. She came across MedCenter Rehab through an internship, where she started as a Physical Therapy technician and worked her way to the position she is in today, Program Coordinator. Saida is committed to inspire, motivate, and invest in the lives of those in our care.