Meet Our Providers

Ezara Gutierrez, D.O.

Ezara Gutierrez, D.O.

Dr. Gutierrez is a board-certified Family Medicine physician whose passion is rooted in preventative medicine and primary care.

Dr. Gutierrez grew up here in San Antonio, Texas, and it was always her dream to return to her hometown after traveling and serve her community. Dr. Gutierrez is a proud graduate of Incarnate Word High School here in San Antonio, and then went off to earn her Bachelors of Science from Loyola University Chicago, where she met her husband. While in Chicago she became an EMT and learned from patients and experiences while working on an ambulance and in Emergency Departments. She then attended medical school in Virginia, and graduated from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she was taught to treat the whole person. During her early medical training, she discovered her love for primary care and building patient relationships.

Dr. Gutierrez then came back home and continued her medical training in a community-based family medicine residency program at Christus Santa Rosa Health System here in San Antonio, where she was trained to be a full scope family physician caring for all age groups. While there, she was honored with the William Osler Award, which recognizes excellence in bedside manner and the promotion of a strong physician-patient relationship. During her residency training she was also awarded the Heart for Service award twice for medical service to her community. Dr. Gutierrez intends to continue her service to the community while in private practice.

Dr. Gutierrez is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a diplomate. When she’s not caring for patients, and working on building lasting patient-doctor relationship she loves to spend time with her family, eat delicious San Antonio Mexican food, read, and participate in local activities.


Melissa Hernandez MSN, APRN FNP- BC

Melissa Hernandez MSN, APRN FNP- BC

Melissa Hernandez is native to San Antonio educated at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio with a Masters in Science: Nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner board certified. She has a 24 year career in nursing with 13 of those at the Advance Nurse Practitioner level. Ms. Hernandez began her nursing career in the operating room working as an OR circulator, where she first realized that the application of preventative medicine could positively impact patients. She then decided to continue expanding her education to care for patients. As her career advanced, she felt the need to interact with patients more, and began her journey to become an Advance Practice nurse. During her clinical training at the UT Health Science Center, she discovered her passion for primary care, and fostering healthcare provider-patient relationships.

Her strong desire to make a difference in healthcare, and build patient relationships in a practice setting that felt like family inspired her to start Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic in November 2013. She strived to curate an environment built on preventative medicine and patient centered medical care. Expanding upon that sentiment, Ms. Hernandez went into practice with her daughter Dr. Gutierrez. Together this mother-daughter team, along with the wonderful staff at BHWC, strive to make patients feel like family, and make a long lasting contribution to the community where they were raised.

Ms. Hernandez is the proud mother of two children, and enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and reading on her patio. Her goal is to educate patients on prevention and early disease through multifactorial lifestyle intervention to prevent the risk of illness. She spends quality time with patients and educates on improving quality of life.

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We’re here to care for your family. For your convenience, our office is open 6 days a week. While we encourage you to make an appointment, walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule your appointment, please call (210) 544-5715 or click here to request an appointment online.