Our staff providers and volunteer providers see and treat about 75 patients every day.

John English, M.D.

CEO, Medical Director

Dr. John English is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been practicing medicine since 1993. Prior to becoming the Medical Director of Bethesda Health Clinic, he practiced medicine at Trinity Clinic in Tyler, Texas. John holds a M.D. degree from U.T. Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Matt Humphries, M.D.

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Matt Humphries is board certified in Family Practice, and he has been practicing medicine since 1996. From 1996 to 2015, Matt served as a Medical Missionary in East Asia with the International Mission Board.  Matt holds a M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and he completed his residency at the University of Alabama.  Matt also holds a B.S. in Biology from Baylor University.

Jathan Cantu, M.D.

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Jathan Cantu is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Prior to joining Bethesda in 2018, Jathan practiced in a multi-specialty group, a family practice group, a private doctor’s group, a hospital, and a rural health clinic.  Jathan holds a M.D. degree from Baylor University and a B.A. in Biology from Rice University.

Lianne Hansen-Sanchez, M.D.


Dr. Lianne Hansen-Sanchez volunteered at Bethesda for many years before joining the staff in 2016. Prior to Bethesda, Lianne was in private practice in Albuquerque New Mexico. Lianne holds an M.D. from Tulane Medical School. Her internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology was completed at the University of California, San Diego.  Her undergraduate degree is from UCLA.

Elisa Morrison, APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner


Andrea Loyd, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Loyd joined Bethesda in 2010 as a nurse practitioner working part-time. She became a nurse practitioner to serve people and help them feel empowered to improve their health. Said Andrea, “I see myself as a tool that God can use to help people in a practical way, fulfilling God’s call on my life as a teenager to go into a healthcare.” Andrea has a BS in Biology from Hardin Simmons University, a BS in Nursing from UT Arlington, and a MS in Nursing from UT Arlington. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing and the East Texas Nurse Practitioners Association. Andrea has been married to Frank, a local emergency room physician, for 23 years. They have two children. Andrea loves to spend time outdoors, read, and spend time with her puppy dogs.

Taylor H. Holland III, D.D.S.


Dr. Taylor Holland joined Bethesda fulltime in 2016 following 47 years in private practice. Taylor is a member of the Smith County Dental Society, East Texas Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association. Taylor holds a D.D.S from Baylor University College of Dentistry. He also graduated from Tyler Jr. College and holds a B.A. in Biology from North Texas State University.

Jony Palaparthi, D.D.S.


Dr. Jony Palaparthi joined Bethesda in 2018. She is a member of the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Jony holds a D.D.S. from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia.

Candice Denison, D.D.S.



Kayla Morton, D.D.S.



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