Susan L Andrew, MD

Susan L Andrew, MD graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She worked for two years as a research assistant in the Department of Tumor Immunology at the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She then attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. Following graduation, she trained in Internal Medicine at Memorial Hospital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She entered private practice in Allergy and Immunology in 1988. She is involved in teaching students at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Care System (UTMB and UT Houston). She is a preceptor for students for the Texas Association of Internal Medicine. She is a past president of the Greater Houston Allergy Society. She is a current delegate to the Texas Medical Association by serving as the Interspecialty Society representative for the Texas Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society. She attends state and national meetings to continue her medical education. She is involved in research which helps keep her up to date in the newest therapies. She has been designated as a Superdoctor in Texas in the field of Allergy and Immunology. She has been involved in civic associations as well and has been given the Unsung Hero Award for Galveston Daily News, she is a Paul Harris Award recipient for Rotary International. She has been the recipient of the Roll of Fame Award for Rotary District 5910. Dr. Andrew and her husband have three grown sons and live on the Mainland in Galveston County.

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Ward Prentice

Ward Prentice, PA-C joined Mainland Allergy Clinic in 1996 after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Previously he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Texas Tech University in 1985. He is a certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

In addition to taking care of allergy patients, Ward has supervised generations of medical and physician assistant students rotating through Mainland Allergy Clinic. He is actively involved in clinical trials with Mainland Medical Research Institute, the research arm for Mainland Allergy Clinic. He volunteers every year at Tuba City Regional Medical Center, a facility which provides medical care to Native Americans in Arizona and nearby states.

Kristy Cooley-O’Brien

Kristy Cooley-O’Brien, PA-C joined Mainland Allergy Clinic in August 2012. She is a native Houstonian, having grown up in Southwest Houston. She joined the practice with over 10 years of experience in the asthma and allergy. She also has experience in emergency medicine. She graduated in 2000 with Highest Honors earning her Bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 1996. She is a certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She precepts physician assistant students as well as helps to teach student physicians who rotate through Mainland Allergy Clinic.

Kristy is married and has 2 children. She enjoys building a connection with her patients. She can also empathize with her patients as she has a son with asthma, eczema, and peanut allergy.