An Experienced Team
Our board-certified pediatricians and experienced nursing and support staff combine their medical expertise with respect, sincerity, and understanding to offer urgent healthcare quickly and competently to our pediatric patients.
Our goal is to quickly restore health to sick or injured patients while reducing anxiety associated with these sudden illnesses and providing families with a reliable, safe, and comforting experience.
Dr. Almouie has been in practice for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Tishreen University College of Medicine, Lattakia, Syria, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Almouie is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional interests include Asthma and Allergy, Dermatology, and Alternative Medicine. He and his wife share five beautiful children and enjoy traveling and nature. He founded Kidz Now Urgent Care in 2021 with a mission of consistently providing exceptional and compassionate healthcare in response to pediatric illnesses and injuries.
Ghulam H Musharaf, MD staff physician at Kids Now UC. I am a pediatric nephrologist with almost 25 years of experience as a pediatrician. A proud first-generation American Indian. Did pediatric residency from LSUHSC Shreveport, LA, and pediatric nephrology from prestigious Children’s Mercy Hospitals Kansas City, Kansas.
Extensive experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and communicating information to children and parents in a clear, detailed, and gentle manner.
As a parent of 5 beautiful kids, I know how to establish an instantaneous relationship and make doctor visits more enjoyable for the child.
Evelyn Straughter is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner skilled in team-oriented nursing professional with six years of experience in multiple disciplines such as Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Telemetry, Bariatric, Orthopedics, Medical, Surgical, Renal specialties, and pre/post-operative patients. Evelyn is a 12-year veteran of U.S. Air Force and after serving her country decided to begin her true passion of nursing. She earned her Registered Nursing degree at San Antonio College, Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology from American Military University, and her Master in Nursing degree from Regis College. Her true passion has always been caring for the pediatric population but she also enjoying caring for the whole life span. When she is not providing compassionate care to her patients, Evelyn and her family enjoy spending family time, traveling, and being outdoors.
Angela is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience caring for the pediatric population and advocating for families. She earned her bachelor degree in Community Health from Texas A&M University before completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She started her career at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (now Christus Childrens) in the Pediatric Intermediate Care/Critical Care Unit. She quickly grew in leadership positions and was selected to be the House Supervisor for the entire hospital. Angela went back to school after becoming passionate about preventing future hospitalizations and earned her Nurse Practitioner degree at Texas Tech University. After six years working in the hospital setting, she transitioned to providing excellent and holistic care in the urgent care setting. When she is not caring for patients, Angela enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and their puppy.
Kara Raful is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been working in Acute Care Pediatrics for the past 12 years. She has 6 years of work experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital. She has also spent the majority of her adult life volunteering/working with underprivileged and refugee children all over the world. Prior to her career in nursing she spent years doing missionary work, specifically with children, in Kenya, India, Thailand, Egypt, Bolivia and Mexico. Kara now devotes her time to serving the communities of San Antonio.
Originally from Colorado, Taos Good is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of Neonatal Intensive Care experience. She began her career at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, completed several travel nursing assignments, and ultimately settled in Texas caring for the tiniest patients at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Taos enjoys treating pediatric patients of all ages, creating a care plan that fits both the patient and family to promote optimal health and wellness. When she is not caring for patients, Taos enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three dogs.
Elise is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She earned her Doctor of Nurse Practice degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Originally from New Jersey, she is excited to have San Antonio as her new home. As a cardiac nurse for over seven years, she is passionate about caring for patients’ urgent needs. When she isn’t caring for patients, her other passions include painting, cooking, dance, music, andbeing in outdoors. Elise looks forward to providing care that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and compassion in the pediatric setting.
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