Dr. Max Best


Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of Keystone School and St.  Mary’s University, Dr. Best enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966 served honorably until 1971.

Dr. Best received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed his internship at L.S.U. Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He then practiced family medicine until he resumed his Air Force career in 1985 serving as a Flight Surgeon until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001.

Dr. Best has become a highly experienced emergency medicine physician amassing more than 30,000 hours in Emergency Room service. He is a member of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, National Association for Ambulatory Care, the Texas Medical Association and the Bexar County Medical Society.

Dr. Best has made his home in Castroville for the past ten years where his commitment to community is made by his dedication to healthcare in the Urgent Care Clinic.


Dr. Richard L. Neel, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Neel is from Lake Jackson, Texas and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, receiving his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration (MPH) from Harvard University and completed his residency in Aerospace Medicine and his fellowship in Occupational Medicine.  Dr. Neel is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine.

Dr. Neel served over 20 years as a Chief Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force before his retirement as a Colonel. He lived in Europe for eight years serving as personal physician for Ambassadors, General Officers and Senior State Department Personnel.

During his adventurous Air Force Career he was deployed for combat operations in the Middle East and Bosnia.  He has over a thousand hours of flying time in jet fighters, bombers and helicopters.

His many decorations include an Air Medal for assisting in the helicopter rescue of 32 people from a sinking tanker during a North Atlantic Hurricane. He led emergency response teams for NASA space shuttle emergency landing sites in Spain, Morocco and The Gambia. On September 11, 2001 he led an Air Force Emergency Team at the Pentagon.

In his now quieter post-Air Force career, Dr. Neel has worked in San Antonio as a Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine and wound care and as an Area Medical Director for a national company of occupational and urgent care clinics.

Dr. Neel currently lives in Bulverde with his family and works with his former Air Force friend Dr. Best bringing healthcare to the community of Castroville and implementing the Health and Wellness Program.


Dr. Ann Black


Dr. Black is from San Antonio, TX. She graduated from The University of Texas Medical School of Houston, and has 27 years of Family Practice experience.We are proud to offer the services of Dr. Ann Black as our Women’s Health and Wellness Physician.

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