After graduation she received a scholarship through the Peru Texas Partners program to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Plan II honors. She then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for medical school and pediatrics residency.
Following residency, she worked in the Christus Santa Rosa Children's Emergency Room for over fifteen years. During this time, she met Dr Thomas Spurgat, and in 2006 they opened the first Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care in San Antonio. Since then, Little Spurs has grown to 14 locations in San Antonio and Dallas, with 4 more opening this year.
Dr. Tezel has served on the Bexar County Child Fatality Review Board, and is past president, and current board member, of San Antonio Pediatric Society. One of her proudest accomplishments as Chief Medical Officer at Little Spurs is the accreditation through the Urgent Care Association. She feels that the rigorous accreditation standards have helped enhanced patient care and added a level of professionalism to the clinical staff. As a member of the UCA board Dr. Tezel will continue to work to maintain high standards for all UCA members, and potential members, especially in pediatric urgent care. All patients seeking care through UCA members should expect only the highest level of care from professional staff.
Dr. Tezel continues to reside in San Antonio along with her husband Mark who works for the National Park Service. They have four children, and one grandchild. They enjoy spending time with the family, traveling and hiking throughout our National Parks.
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