Meet Our Team
Institute for Functional Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, 1987
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine:
University of Texas Medical Branch
June 1987– June 1990
Myra Ancelet Reed, MD
Growing up with parents that were the best role models you could have, inspired me to become a physician. They were both compassionate, talented physicians. My mom delivered many of the babies at a time when women were rare in medicine. My father was the talented, happy general surgeon that could operate on any part of the body. Living in this caring environment was the influence that has carried me through to pursue the type of practice that I strive to implement today.
I have given great consideration to what my patients’ experience with healthcare is usually like and I want to change the rushed, impersonal nature of medicine. That’s why I have structured my practice so that we can return to the more personal care I remember from my childhood – with a focus on prevention and total wellbeing. With all the changes in healthcare of increased insurance restrictions and reporting, long waits with short visits, poor health outcomes, and an emphasis on acute care while patients are becoming more unhealthy, I decided to make a change. I wanted to be able to be proactive and focus on prevention while reversing chronic diseases. Bottom line – focus on my patient, not the System and share my passion for medicine that focuses on improving my patients’ health and keeping them well!
I am committed to providing you with peace of mind and support whenever you need it —I’m available by phone, email, text, skype – or if needed in person, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for my patients. And when you’re here in the office, you’ll get my full attention and unrushed appointments without the lengthy office wait.
As a patient, we will address all your issues so you can feel confident that the most advanced, up-to-date medical care is available to you. Together we can find ways to help you live your healthiest life. I’ll draw on my extensive medical experience to treat you and your family right here, without unnecessary referrals to specialists. But if that occasional referral is needed, we will expedite that care to the most qualified doctor or center, giving you peace of mind and taking away your anxieties.
You only get one life, and I feel honored to be a part of making it the best one possible.
Tiffany Wilson Raley
Nursing is a calling for me and I am so glad I listened! Caring for and interacting with patients on a daily basis is the most rewarding career I could have chosen for myself. I strive every day to be the light in someone’s day. Whether it is labs my patients need or just someone to listen to them, I enjoy every second of it. Working for Dr. Reed has allowed me to create a stronger bond with my patients and that is so important to me.
I am currently an LPN with 5 years of experience and I am working on continuing my education to become an RN. I feel fortunate to be in my position within this personalized care practice and look forward to keeping our patients happy and healthy!
Weight Loss Coach
I love to encourage and coach patients on how to follow the recommendations of Dr. Myra Reed. We use healthy eating plans, good nutrition, regular exercise, positive thinking and other healthy life style choices to achieve optimal health, wellness and weight loss. I absolutely love what I do!!! It is extremely rewarding to see patients lose weight, grow in self-confidence, reach goals and attain better health.
I have an Associates’ Degree from Tulsa Community College. I received my Health Coaching Certification from Dr. Sears. I have worked with patients and clients for 7 years as a Health Coach, Weight Loss Coach, Health Educator, Wellness Coordinator, and a Weight Loss Program Director. I have worked in ministry as well. I have coached both in medical and community settings, doing one-on-one as well as group coaching. I am always researching and learning, and I love the Functional Medicine approach to health and weight loss utilized by Dr. Myra Reed.
I love my job and all of our patients!
I love meeting and greeting our patients throughout the day. It is very important to me to be a part of the health and wellness of our community. Watching people transition to better health under Dr. Myra Reed’s care is very exciting. Developing relationships with each individual patient is what it is all about!
Originally from Thomasville, Georgia, I moved here in 1989. I married my husband, Ken Smith, in 1994, and we have two beautiful children, Taylor and Victoria. I have been working for Dr. Myra Reed for over ten years and loved every minute of it.