Our Team

Dedicated Experts Committed to Your Care

Dedicated Professionals

At Purposeful Healing, our team is committed to providing you with the best healthcare experience possible. Our doctors, nurses, therapists, and personal trainers work together to provide personalized care that’s tailored to your unique needs.

Dr. Yaser Elqutub

DO

Dr. Mark Anthony Rodriguez

DPT

Jalessa Palmer

RN

James Scott

Certified Personal Trainer

Reem Elhossary

Reiki Master

Dr. Margaret Moravec

Ph.D

Curtis Olsen

Manual Therapist

Get To Know Us

At Purposeful Healing, we believe that getting to know your healthcare providers is an essential part of building trust and creating a comfortable and supportive environment for healing.

Dr. Yaser Elqutub, DO

Dr. Yaser Elqutub completed his medical school training from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX, and was a chief resident at the UT Southwestern Family Medicine program in Dallas, TX. He is originally from Houston, TX with close ties to the Dallas area.

In his undergraduate career, Dr. Elqutub majored in Scientific Inquiry with a minor in philosophy at the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, where he also played collegiate football. He was ranked as a National Academic All-American, and even featured on ESPN’s College Awards show for being elected as the Captain of the All-State Good Work’s Team. Other accolades include being a finalist for the Bill Campbell Trophy Award, N-th Degree Award, NSU’s 2011 Homecoming King, and more.

After college, Dr. Elqutub pursued a professional football career in the Canadian Football League with the B.C Lions, as well as the Indoor Football League with the West Texas Wildcatters. He eventually put up his helmet to put on his white coat when he discovered what Osteopathic Medicine was. His passion includes Osteopathic Manipulation, Integrative Medicine, and Holistic Medicine. He is known for his bedside manner, listening skills, and his holistic approach to medicine. He is happily married to his high school sweet heart, Sophia, and they are fortunate to have 2 wonderful boys.

Dr. Mark Anthony Rodriguez, DPT

Mark Anthony Rodriguez, Doctor of Physical Therapy, graduated with a B.S. in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2018.

As a life-long athlete, and now health care professional, he strives to provide an intensive, total body approach to fitness, rehabilitation and wellness.

In his time as a physical therapist he has had the opportunity to treat and gain experience across multiple therapy settings including: inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, concierge therapy, and telemedicine rehab.

He currently resides as a Director of Rehabilitation at an Independent Living Facility and treats patients with Baylor Scott and White’s Outpatient Division and specializes in orthopedic, spine, balance training, and sports physical therapy across the lifespan.

Dr. Mark Anthony Rodriguez is very excited to bring his skill set and experience to the Purposeful Healing Team.

In his personal time, he enjoys working out, shooting the lights out in a basketball gym, and spending time with his lovely wife and two children.

Jalessa Palmer, RN

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas with a smile that’ll brightens up anyone’s day. Known for her personality and great spirit, we are thrilled to have Jalessa as a part of our team at Purposeful Healing Direct Primary Care!

“Not only do I love helping others but I have an unconditional love for animals and nature; which has fueled my vegetarian diet. With over 10 years of experience in healthcare, I’ve come to find one of my many passions is to be a great resource for anyone in need.

I believe that in order to be an advocate for patients and their families, it is my duty to maintain and expand my knowledge and skills. I find happiness in uplifting others in a time of need. I was born to be a healer.”

James Scott, Certified Personal Trainer

We are so excited to have our newest member of the team, James Scott. James is from the Houston area and has always enjoyed helping others. James is best known for his bedside manners and making people feel comfortable when working with them. He will tailor work outs specifically to his patient’s needs. His passions include working out, business development, and family.

Reem Elhossary, Reiki Master

Reem Elhossary is a master level Reiki therapist who is the newest addition to the Purposeful Healing DPC membership. She has lived in Dallas for over 20 years. Reem came to discover alternative therapies due to her own medical journey.  

What is Reiki you might ask? Reiki is a form of alterative treatment that is designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to promote healing. When the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) is activated, it slows our heart and breathing rates, lowers blood pressure and promotes digestion. Our body enters a state of relaxation, and this relaxation breeds recovery.

Reiki practitioners act as conduits to release these trapped energies and allow the body to heal as it is designed to do naturally. Most clients enter a relaxation stage and may fall asleep during the session and wake up feeling refreshed, lighter and more peaceful. For more information, check out her practice at https://www.cleanseandconnectreiki.com/.

Dr. Margaret Moravec, Ph.D

We are thrilled to have the expertise of one of our newest addition to the team. Dr. Moravec is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice since 2009.  She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. As part of this five-year degree program, she completed three years of supervised training in schools, at a university counseling center, and with male and female Veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other issues at a Veterans Affairs hospital. She completed an accredited year long pre-doctoral internship at a Veterans Affairs hospital, and then engaged in a post-doctoral training program at the VA, specializing in trauma and anxiety disorders. Dr. Moravec received further supervised experience as a staff member in the VA, and has continued her education through training programs in therapy modalities.

Curtis Olsen, Manual Therapist

We are thrilled at have Curtis on the team. Curtis is a professional medical masseuse with expertise in manual therapy for both chronic and acute medical conditions. He works alongside the physician to come up with a comprehensive plan for the most optimal manual therapy- which leads to lasting relief and faster recovery time. Curtis treats various conditions such as acute or chronic injuries, tendonitis, assists with flexibility and mobility, lymphatic drainage, and more!