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Critical Care

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

February 2019

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Professional Background

Dr. Ochoa earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Scott and White in Temple, Texas, in 2013. He completed fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2017 at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and his fellowship training in Sleep Medicine in 2018 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was chief fellow. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in March 2019, Dr. Ochoa was an emergency room physician at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville, Louisiana. 

Professional Associations

Dr. Ochoa is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Ochoa enjoys traveling, reading, and working out.

Fun Facts

Dr. Ochoa’s mentor once asked him, “How long do you give a child to pass the third grade?” He replied, “One year.” His mentor said, “Good answer. Apply that to your adult life as well and make sure you’re a different and better version of yourself every year.”

A little-known fact about Dr. Ochoa is that he collects religious art pieces from all over the world.

​I approach every patient as if I'm treating my own family member. I try to clearly explain to every patient their disease process to make sure they have a good understanding of their plan of care. I also like to have an open dialogue with patients in a relaxed setting to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.

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Awards & Recognitions



Pulmonary Consults:  Outcomes in Management of Pneumonia. Jose Ochoa, MD, Kevin Langlois, MD, Francis Wiser, DO. Overton Brooks VA Medical center, Shreveport, LA.

Evaluation of Pneumonia Order Set Usage in Health Care-Associated Pneumonia Among Teaching and Non- Teaching Hospitalist Teams. Sunita E. Varghees, MD, Ph.D., Jose Ochoa, MD, Scott and White Healthcare, Temple, TX. 2015.

HFE Hemochromatosis: Is There Room to Improve Our Diagnosis and Treatment?  Jose Ochoa, MD, Nancy Behazin, MD, Christopher Johnson, MD, Ph.D., Juhee Song, Ph.D., Mark Jeffries, DO, Scott and White Healthcare, Temple TX, 2013 Published in American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Assessment of Skin Blood Flow Perfusion Differences in Burned and Non-Burned Skin.  Oscar Suman Ph.D., Jose Ochoa, Department of Surgery, Shiners Burn Hospital, Galveston Texas.