Ricardo Lerma, Jr. PA-C, is a graduate of Mercedes High School and is a first generation college student.

In 2005, Mr. Lerma graduated from the University of Texas–Pan American where he obtained a biology degree, and was later accepted into the clinical laboratories science program. After receiving his clinical laboratories science degree in 2006 and while working as a medical technologist at Valley Baptist Medical Center, he was accepted into the physician assistance program at the University of Texas–Pan American. He received his physician assistant degree in 2008 and a masters degree in physician assistant studies in 2009.

Mr. Lerma has been practicing family medicine since August 2008 and has been employed with RGV Adult & Geriatric Medicine since September 2016. Mr. Lerma continues to serve his home town community, Mercedes, Texas.

Kaizen Clinical Partners

We are excited to announce that we are now part of a new organization called Kaizen Clinical Partners.

RGV Adult & Internal Medicine Specialists, PA has joined forces with Donna Medical Clinic, PA and Pedro J. Peñalo, MD, PA in order to serve our community in the Rio Grande Valley through a stronger work force, better resources for our patients, and shared values. Together, we will create a sustainable healthy society by improving well-being in our communities. We will become better every year at delivering equitable, excellent, and efficient primary and preventive care to all we serve.

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