“My patients take priority in my practice…this has been my work for years,” says Dr. Maria Botez of her practice, EEP Internal Medicine. Her qualifications and personal convictions are impressive—Dr. Botez had a dream of becoming an MD throughout her time spent growing up in her home country of Romania. She graduated from the country’s top medical school in 1994, passed strenuous exams to obtain an internal medicine residency in New York after immigrating to the United States with her family and, in 2008, finally found herself in El Paso. Following her success at both the Hospitals of Providence and Las Cruces’ Memorial Hospital, she found herself opening her own internal medicine practice in 2011.
Dr. Botez stresses her relationships with her patients—“My patients are my family. I’m getting old with my patients, and together it’s a nice feeling. My employees have the same goals and feelings too,” she says. Her practice’s mindset is focused on preventative action, so her patients remain consistently healthy. “Our last resort is medical treatment,” she says, focusing on nutrition, diet and exercise. While she emphasizes her work with her diabetic patients, the practice also sees patients with many other chronic medical conditions.
EEP Internal Medicine, P.A.
11170 La Quinta Pl., Ste. A
El Paso, Texas 79936
By: AUSTIN NORTH Photographed by: DAVID PARISH