L to R: Jennifer Frazier, Iva Able, Karen Goad PT, Nolen Esparza PT, LaDonna Burns, Jerri Frazier PT, Travis Briggs, Candace Perkins
Jerri Frazier, PT received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 1978. She worked at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown before moving to Silsbee in 1982. She has been providing physical therapy to patients in Hardin, Jasper and Tyler counties since that time. She worked independently for area school districts, home health agencies. She has worked at Silsbee Doctor’s Hospital from 1990 until it closed in 1999 at which time she was the Department Director. When the hospital closed, she realized that Hardin County would not have access to out-patient physical therapy. She then partnered with Moorman and Associates and opened a clinic in Silsbee in 1999.
In September of 2007, she opened Frazier Physical Therapy, Ltd. The clinic has grown and today sees an average of 20-35 patients a day. She recently welcomed partner, Nolen Esparza.
Nolen Esparza, PT is a Silsbee native in which he grew up and graduated Silsbee High School in 2003. From there he attended East Texas Baptist University for his undergraduate studies where he also played baseball. Following his sophomore year he then transferred to Stephen F. Austin where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2007. For his physical therapy graduate studies, he then attended Texas State University and graduated in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy.
After graduation Nolen worked and lived in The Woodlands, TX where he worked and became rehab manager at St. Luke’s Hospitals: The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Vintage. He then spent the remainder of his time in The Woodlands working in home health while also providing therapy to a local nursing home. Nolen has since returned home to Silsbee, TX, in December of 2014, to partner with Jerri Frazier in order to provide care to the people of Silsbee and the surrounding areas.
Kay Goad, PT is a 69′ Beaumont French High graduate who attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Kay then transferred to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1973. Kay has worked in local hospitals in the acute care setting primarily Baptist and Christus Hospital . For seventeen years Kay taught Lamaze Night childbirth classes and was a certified ASPO instructor.
She also worked at outpatient clinics in Houston, as well as the physicians & surgeons center. Kay worked with the Beaumont Orthopedic group and is now working part time at Frazier Physical Therapy where we are glad to have her. She also enjoys her grandchildren, traveling, yard work, and beach time with her family.