Our Pearland health center is located off Beltway 8 and Hwy 288 with easy access for patients located in the southern part of the Houston metro area. Located on the second floor of the Pearland Medical Building, our office is open Monday - Friday from 8am – 5pm.
Lead Medical Assistant
Jannette was born in New York and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Hightower High School and obtained her Medical Assistant Certificate from National Institute of Technology. She chose to specialize in diabetes care because she loves the daily interaction with patients and helping them become more knowledgeable of their diabetes.
Jannette is happy to be a part of DA, because “No other health centers care for their patients the way DiabetesAmerica does!" She enjoys spending time with her patients, listening to them and learning from their experiences. She is married and has 2 beautiful kids. In her leisure time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Most weekends her family always has something planned to do even if it is just to go out to the park, going out to eat or watching movies together.
Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and completed her post baccalaureate Nutrition degree and internship at the University of Houston. She’s been a Registered Dietitian for eight years and has recently become a Certified Diabetes Educator. Before joining the team at DiabetesAmerica, Cheryl worked at the Mainland Medical Center and Sandcastle Dialysis Center, both in Texas City.
Cheryl is very excited about joining DiabetesAmerica. Her daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 17 years and was her inspiration for returning to school to become a Dietitian and CDE. She looks forward to working with the DiabetesAmerica team to promote wellness and personalized diabetes healthcare to our patients.
Cheryl and her husband have two daughters—both are part of the health care system; one is an ICU nurse and the other has plans to become a physical therapist. The family is very active with their church in Alvin. Cheryl enjoys scrapbooking, reading, taking kickboxing classes, camping in their RV and waterskiing.
Timothy Daniel, MD, PhD
Dr. Timothy Daniel is Board Certified Internal Medicine with more than 12 years experience in diabetes. Prior to DiabetesAmerica he was Staff Physician at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Daniel is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin.
He has more than ten publications, four patents, several published reports and presentations, and medical awards. His interests are diabetes management, prevention, and diabetes in the aging population.
Valerie came to Texas from St. Louis, Missouri in May of 2002. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Valerie completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics certificate at St. Louis University, and completed her dietetic internship and Masters of Public Health degree at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
Before joining DiabetesAmercia, Valerie worked at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, as a diabetes educator. Prior to that, she worked as a clinical dietitian at Ben Taub General Hospital. Valerie loves working in the field of diabetes and nutrition because she enjoys the daily interaction with patients and their families. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to teach people about their health and hopefully be a positive influence in their life.” Valerie is passionate about making healthy lifestyle choices and enjoys motivating others to do the same.
Valerie enjoys working out, practicing yoga, and cooking. Valerie also likes being outside enjoying the sunshine, relaxing by the pool on a warm, sunny day. She loves spending quality time, playing, and reading books with her little girl. Valerie loves spending time with her family, including 13 nieces and nephews located in Houston and in St. Louis. On the weekends you may catch Valerie cruising around town with her husband driving their 1972 Red Ford Bronco.
Cindy is a first-generation Chinese-American Houstonian. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Minor in Biology. Cindy worked at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for over 7 years and instructed the ADA-recognized Diabetes Classes in Pearland, Texas.
Cindy’s first experience with diabetes was when she was studying Pre-Law in 1990. Her father became very ill with complications from diabetes. After spending much time in the hospital with him, and witnessing the awesome care he received from the nurses, Cindy immediately changed her career path to nursing. She recognized the lack of diabetes education her father received and knew that if given the opportunity, she could help others learn to live with diabetes. “You can have diabetes and still eat some of your favorite foods. You don’t have to give up everything.” Cindy is excited about being a diabetes educator with DiabetesAmerica and wants to empower patients to take charge of their diabetes. DiabetesAmerica gives our patients the tools for living with diabetes.
Cindy loves spending time with her husband, Derek, and their 2 adorable little girls, Allison, 3 and Alyssa 2. Her hobbies are jogging, reading a good book and scrap-booking.
Christine has more than 15 years experience in diabetes education and nutrition management. Prior to joining DiabetesAmerica, Christine was the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Sodexho Healthcare Services, stationed at Bayshore Medical Center where she managed the clinical nutrition program for over 350 bed hospital inpatients and the outpatient nutritional counseling program.
Christine has been instrumental in developing collaborative nutritional screening programs with nursing and medicine. Christine obtained her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is native from upstate New Jersey. Christine has two children.
Helen was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Her family moved to Houston when she was 2 years old. They moved to Pearland when she was 12 years old and have been living in the Pearland area for over 20 years. She graduated as a medical assistant at The Bradford School of Business in 1998.
Prior to working at DiabetesAmerica, Helen worked at Baylor Methodist Primary Care Associates, The Houston Family Practice and the Clearlake Family Physicians.
She chose to specialize in diabetes care, because her mother has been a diabetic for more than 10 years and she wanted to better understand how to improve her mother’s diabetes management. Helen is excited to be part of Diabetes America-Pearland because she grew up in the area and she knows some of the patients. She believes that patients feel more comfortable when they have a familiar face they can relate to!
Claudia Makhoul, MD
Dr. Makhoul received her medical degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She then completed her residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics at the Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Prior to joining DiabetesAmerica Team, she worked at an endocrine private practice in Louisiana where she mostly focused on treating patients with diabetes.
Dr. Makhoul believes that good education, prevention, and early intervention are key in the management of the diabetes.
She currently lives in the Houston area where she enjoys the busy city lifestyle along with her husband and two children.