Victor D. Vela, M.D.

A native of San Antonio, Dr. Vela attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, masters degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

Dr. Vela spent eight years in the Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa and nine years in the San Antonio Medical Center. He works closely with excellent specialists in Boerne and the San Antonio Medical Center. He is a member of the TMA and American Academies’ of Family Physicians.

Dr. Vela served as a member of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This fifteen member council, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, was established by congress in 1990 and meets quarterly to advise the HHS Secretary on proposed changes in regulations which relate to physician’ services under Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr. Vela also served on the Board of Directors of Youth Alternatives, Inc., a private non-profit agency that provides individual, group and family counseling as well as emergency shelter placement for young people in need. Youth Alternatives runs Meadowlands, a residential treatment facility in Boerne and The Bridge, a runaway shelter and counseling center in San Antonio.

Dr. Vela is married, has two sons and enjoys sports, outdoor activities and reading. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Miguel Atala

Dr. Miguel Atala is a native Houstonian where he attended Robert E. Lee High School. Dr. Atala attended Lee High School and competed in football and track. Dr. Atala later graduated from Texas State University in 2000 with a BS in Biology with a minor in Exercise Sports Science. Dr. Atala continued his education at the prestigious Texas Chiropractic College. He specialized in Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries and has completed post graduate level courses in Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Treatment, Sports Injuries, and is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner.

Dr. Miguel Atala joined Airrosti in 2007 and practiced in Kingwood, Tx before deciding to move to San Antonio and accept a position in Boerne. Dr. Atala has family in San Antonio and jumped at the chance to move closer to his family and live in the Texas Hill Country.

Stephen B. Hicks PA-C

PA Hicks enlisted in the U S Air Force in 1971 and was a Medical Service Specialist earning an Associate Degree in Nursing from the Community College of the Air Force. Continuing his education he became a Certified Cardiopulmonary Technologist and earned an Associate Degree in Cardiopulmonary Technology also from the Community College of the Air Force.

Eager to continue his education Mr. Hicks enrolled in Texas Christian University in 1979 and in 1982 was enrolled in the United States Air Force Physician Assistant program through the University of Oklahoma and upon graduation in 1984 was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and was transferred to Wilford Hall Medical Center here in San Antonio. PA Hicks retired from active duty as a Captain in 1992 and has remained in San Antonio in a busy practice ever since.

Mr. Hicks is married and has two grown daughters and three wonderful grandchildren. He enjoys yard work and family. He is dedicated to patient care not paper care and is eager to use his skills and education to keep you healthy and when needed to assist you when ill.