Meet Our Staff

Dr. Kwame Asamoah is a native of California who relocated to the Austin area in 2007. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine where he earned a PhD and his medical degree. While he enjoyed exploring challenging questions through his research, he realized that his passion was in clinical care.  He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and then headed south to settle in the Austin area.

As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Asamoah has worked in numerous emergency   departments throughout central and east Texas. After noting a growing trend of minor medical  emergencies presenting to the emergency room, he became increasingly aware of the need for more and better options for urgent and acute medical care in the community. Deciding that he wanted to make a greater contribution to this growing need, Dr. Asamoah opened a clinic that focuses on rapid, cost-effective and convenient medical care. In addition to running Express MD Urgent Care, Dr. Asamoah continues working in area emergency rooms.

In his spare time, Dr. Asamoah enjoys exploring the sights and sounds of the city with his wife and 2 daughters. He also enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and reading.

Kwame Asamoah, MD

Dr. Kwame Asamoah is a native of California who relocated to the Austin area in 2007. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine where he earned a PhD and his medical degree. While he enjoyed exploring challenging questions through his research, he realized that his passion was in clinical care. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and then headed south to settle in the Austin area. As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Asamoah has worked in numerous emergency departments throughout central and east Texas. After noting a growing trend of minor medical emergencies presenting to the emergency room, he became increasingly aware of the need for more and better options for urgent and acute medical care in the community. Deciding that he wanted to make a greater contribution to this growing need, Dr. Asamoah opened a clinic that focuses on rapid, cost-effective and convenient medical care. In addition to running Express MD Urgent Care, Dr. Asamoah continues working in area emergency rooms. In his spare time, Dr. Asamoah enjoys exploring the sights and sounds of the city with his wife and 2 daughters. He also enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and reading.
For over twelve years, Dawn Dyer has developed expertise in the field of Occupational Medicine. She has refined her skills through a variety of corporate positions working as an accountant manager and occupational medicine coordinator for multiple national and regional employers. This wealth of experience has enabled Dawn to understand the needs of ExpressMD’s employer clients and to maintain strict quality standards in developing our Occupational Medicine Program.

Dawn graduated from Texas State College with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences and an academic Minor in business.  In her spare time, Dawn enjoys the outdoors and a number of sports activities with her husband and two children.

Dawn Dyer

For over twelve years, Dawn Dyer has developed expertise in the field of Occupational Medicine. She has refined her skills through a variety of corporate positions working as an accountant manager and occupational medicine coordinator for multiple national and regional employers. This wealth of experience has enabled Dawn to understand the needs of ExpressMD’s employer clients and to maintain strict quality standards in developing our Occupational Medicine Program. Dawn graduated from Texas State College with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences and an academic Minor in business. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys the outdoors and a number of sports activities with her husband and two children.
Candice moved from Stillwater, Oklahoma to Austin Texas the year she started high school. Shortly after graduating from Cedar Park HS she moved to Southern California, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree at Cal State Fullerton. Candice then went to nursing school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. After graduating as a RN she worked at Hoag Hospital specializing in Neurology and Cardiology. After working several years as a nurse she decided to go back to school to further her career and then was accepted back into Western and completed her Master of Science and nurse practitioner degree. Candice is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has experience in Family Practice and Surgery as well as working in a medical clinic.

Candice lives in Austin with her Ridgeback Brody. She enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, as well as participating in medical mission trips.

Candice Hessel, NP

Candice moved from Stillwater, Oklahoma to Austin Texas the year she started high school. Shortly after graduating from Cedar Park HS she moved to Southern California, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree at Cal State Fullerton. Candice then went to nursing school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. After graduating as a RN she worked at Hoag Hospital specializing in Neurology and Cardiology. After working several years as a nurse she decided to go back to school to further her career and then was accepted back into Western and completed her Master of Science and nurse practitioner degree. Candice is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has experience in Family Practice and Surgery as well as working in a medical clinic. Candice lives in Austin with her Ridgeback Brody. She enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, as well as participating in medical mission trips.
Pat Anthony takes great pride in recognizing and providing excellent customer service. She is passionate about offering high quality, ethical and compassionate services within the scope of health care practices.

Pat graduated from the University of Washington earning a Master’s degree in Social Work with an administrative concentration. She has 32 years of social work experience, primarily in health care settings. Pat directed start-up as well as established health care programs for a healthcare cooperation in Northern California.

Pat has two adult children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law and four grandchildren who bring much joy to her life.

Patricia Anthony, MSW

Pat Anthony takes great pride in recognizing and providing excellent customer service. She is passionate about offering high quality, ethical and compassionate services within the scope of health care practices. Pat graduated from the University of Washington earning a Master’s degree in Social Work with an administrative concentration. She has 32 years of social work experience, primarily in health care settings. Pat directed start-up as well as established health care programs for a healthcare cooperation in Northern California. Pat has two adult children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law and four grandchildren who bring much joy to her life.
Monica is originally from Oklahoma where she graduated from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center with a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies. While completing her training as a Physician Assistant, she completed a variety of rotations including pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine. Monica joins us with a wealth of experience from her previous work in the fields of endocrinology, urgent care, and most recently a busy emergency department. She enjoys the urgent care setting for the variety of illnesses she encounters and the opportunity to make true connections with her patients.

Monica moved to Austin with her husband in 1996.   She loves enjoys running and being active, playing with her dog Kiska, reading, traveling, and spending ample time with friends and family. She’s enthusiastic to join the ExpressMD team so please welcome her to Pflugerville the next time you stop by!

Monica Shipman, PA

Monica is originally from Oklahoma where she graduated from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center with a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies. While completing her training as a Physician Assistant, she completed a variety of rotations including pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine. Monica joins us with a wealth of experience from her previous work in the fields of endocrinology, urgent care, and most recently a busy emergency department. She enjoys the urgent care setting for the variety of illnesses she encounters and the opportunity to make true connections with her patients. Monica moved to Austin with her husband in 1996. She loves enjoys running and being active, playing with her dog Kiska, reading, traveling, and spending ample time with friends and family. She’s enthusiastic to join the ExpressMD team so please welcome her to Pflugerville the next time you stop by!