March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at West Plano ER!
Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long hours you endure, the sacrifices you make, and the courageous work you do for our community. West Plano ER would not be where it is today without our amazing team of doctors!
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein.
Get to Know Our Extraordinary Doctors
Dr. Linh Huynh
Linh Huynh, MD, a New Orleans native and LSU alumni, is an FM board-certified physician, who has practiced in emergency medicine for more than 15 years. She is a natural leader, served as chief resident and then as area medical director in her previous employment. She is a part of TMA, AAFP, and ABFM societies. Her patients appreciate her thoroughness and great bedside manner. She is an advocate for patient education and tailoring her treatments to each individual patient. In addition to English, she’s fluent in Vietnamese. In her free time, Dr. Huynh enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Professionally, her life’s goal is to be more active in providing healthcare and education to underserved communities, locally and overseas.
Dr. Abd El Kader
Dr. Abd El Kader has been board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He has over 18 years of experience in Surgery, Ob/GYN, family medicine, Hospitalist, and Emergency Medicine. His approach to patient care combines clinical excellence with a personalized doctor-patient relationship. He came to the Dallas area 10 years ago with his wife and 3 boys and immediately knew that this would be where they would call “home”. He and his family enjoy a wide range of sports activities and have a passion for traveling around the globe.
Dr. Leslie Pidgeon
Dr. Pidgeon was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is a 7th generation Texan. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and Medical School at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, completing her Internship and Residency at Methodist Health System. Since completing her Residency, Dr. Pidgeon has continued to serve Texas patients in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care with her affiliations to various medical centers. With over 15 years of experience, she has been a faculty member with the Methodist Health System, training MHS residents and medical students from UNTHSC and UTSW; and served on Peer Review, ICU, and ER committees.
Dr. Pidgeon is a past board member of Texas ACOFP-TX, has served as the president of TOMA, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association for Dallas District V. She has served as a member of the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees and TMA Delegate to the AMA. She volunteers for various nonprofit organizations, both in the medical field and in her community.
Dr. Wendie Williams
Dr. Wendie Williams has been practicing in the field for over 20 years. She moved to Dallas with her family in 2010 where she practiced at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland where she is originally from, and then received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine. After completing her residency, Dr. Williams moved to Baltimore, where she served as Associate Director of the Emergency Department.
Dr. Trent Stephenson
Dr. Stephenson completed his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at UTSW in Dallas, Texas, and now has over 12 years of experience.
Dr. Stephenson grew up in Tyler, Texas playing sports and wanting to be a physician since 1st grade. He was the kicker for the Southern Methodist Football team and was on the All-Conference academic team. While in college, he also worked as a physician scribe in the emergency department. He enjoyed seeing a wide variety of patient complaints and meeting new people every day, which lead him to choose emergency medicine as his specialty. He trained in emergency medicine at Parkland Hospital, in associated with UTSW, where he served as a chief resident. When he is not working, he is pumping iron, telling dad jokes, and spending time with his lovely wife and two children.
Dr. Dana Landry
Dr. Landry was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in the area; steeped in rich south Louisiana culture. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southeastern Louisiana University and attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where she stayed for her residency. During that time, she married her best friend, Chad. Moving to Rockwall, Texas in 2016 has provided the opportunity to extend her southern hospitality-based medical practice to the Dallas Metroplex.
We tip our hat to these six accomplished doctors who help make West Plano ER the highly regarded medical facility it is. In honor of #DoctorsDay, be sure to thank a doctor in your life who has made an impact on you!