A Welcome Message from the Provost


The Westside, Transmountain Practice of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso provides our community with superior care for their many health needs, both primary and specialty care.  In partnership with The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, we deliver easily accessible, prompt and timely services across the outpatient and hospital locations. As the foremost academic center in the El Paso region, our physicians combine expert clinical knowledge with leading research to offer care that is both evidence-based and leading edge. Our skilled physicians proudly train future generations of physicians for our community, in programs such as graduate medical education, where licensed physicians gain their Board Certifications, and undergraduate medical students from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  We are dedicated to serving you, your family, in your healthcare needs.

Our medical and surgical services:

Primary Care:


Specialty Care:

  • Family Medicine


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • General Internal Medicine


  • Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatrics


  • Nephrology



  • Pulmonology and Critical Care



  • Ophthalmology



  • Orthopedics



  • General Surgery



  • Bariatric Surgery



  • Colorectal Surgery



  • Endocrine Surgery



  • Surgical Oncology




Our Location:

Our office practice provides easy parking.  Appointments can be quickly made and our physicians provide prompt services—no waiting for hours before the physician sees you.  We spend time with you to address your full needs.  Our superb nursing staff offer highly personalized care, enabling whole person care.  Our electronic medical record system offers you a safe, secure and accessible means to directly communicate with your physician; this does not use email, but allows messaging to your physician for questions, laboratory results and advice.

Our values drive what you can expect from us:

  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Personal and Institutional Advancement

We are located on a hillside in Northwest El Paso adjacent to the scenic Transmountain Drive, which connects Northwest and Northeast El Paso through the beautiful Franklin Mountains State Park. We serve a diverse population from West El Paso, as well as areas extending into other areas of El Paso, West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

To Potential Employees:

Our unique partnership with The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus to develop a teaching hospital of national repute offers superb academic, teaching, and clinical opportunities for prospective faculty, residents, nursing, and administrative staff.  We value those willing to build a legacy and support the tradition of high touch with high tech.

Together, we are improving the quality of life on the border. We welcome you to our practice, and hope to see you soon.

A. Peter Catinella M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Westside Practice