Meet our Beaumont Team
Dr. Mary Martin, DO
Changing People’s Lives One at a Time
Dr. Martin’s path to becoming a sought-after OBGYN physician with Texas Center for Health had an unlikely start. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and, as the daughter of a professional horse trader, she thought she would become a veterinarian.
In college, she majored in animal science and taught in that field for several years. Later, she became reinterested in medicine, but it wasn’t to become a vet; instead, she applied to medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, thinking she would become a family practice physician.
“As I got into the OBGYN rotation, the surgery was fascinating,” she said. “We were the first specialists to do laparoscopy and that really interested me.” She graduated from medical school in 1991, then did a residency in OB/GYN medicine at the University of Virginia-affiliated Carilion Center for Women and Children in Roanoke, Virginia. After that, she moved back to the Midwest, working in the Indiana/Chicago area and Oklahoma City, then joined the TCH staff of medical providers in 2020.
“What drew me to Texas Center for Health is that it is always patient-centered. It’s like your best girlfriends come in every day to visit and you get to sit down and talk to them about what’s going on in their lives, so there’s never been an urgency, never any churning out patients like cattle in a chute. They’re reaching out because trust has been gained. Doing gynecology is not like looking into someone’s ear. It’s very intimate, and the things we discuss are very intimate, so it has not surprised me in the least that in times of uncertainty and stress that women have turned to me for things that are totally unrelated. Besides your pastor or minister, your gynecologist and your hairdresser are the people you will confide in.”
She went on to say, “I might never be on billboards and famous for what I do, but you change people’s lives one at a time.”
Dr. Martin’s Catholic faith informs her medical practice. “I follow the teachings, which means I don’t prescribe artificial contraception and I don’t do sterilization.” She said that some people see this as a limitation, “but what it allows me to do is to work up the underlying reasons why women develop gynecological problems and to explain our fertility, which is actually limited to 96 hours in an entire month. If they don’t hear it here, they’re not going to hear it any place else. That knowledge has taken me around the world to talk about these things.” She’s internationally known for her expertise in the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family planning and is a Fellow with the Reproductive Health Research Center of Santiago, Chile.
Outside work, Dr. Martin’s main interests are cutting horses and dogs. Cutting horses are bred to go into a herd of cattle, single out a cow and separate it from the herd so it can be roped and then doctored. She has a two-year-old filly in training, a broodmare due to foal, and a companion pony for the mare. Her home is on 10 acres outside Beaumont, a land she says is an old rice paddy. Dr. Martin has two adult children she’s proud of: a married daughter with a year-old baby, and a son who is active army and currently stationed in Kenya.
She specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, bioidentical hormone supplementation, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and InterStim therapy for bladder and bowel incontinence for both men and women. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Gita Meshri, DO
Giving Patients Choices
Dr. Meshri finds immense gratification in finding and treating diseases overlooked by other physicians and is a believer in the benefits of natural medicine and yoga.
She completed her residency in California and is a board-certified OBGYN with 22 years of experience and extensive training in high-risk pregnancy and surgical laparoscopy. She’s spent the last few years practicing in Texas and Oklahoma.
Currently, Dr. Meshri is working toward improved patient care for women with the invention of a pain-free speculum. As a compassionate and innovative doctor, she emphasizes treatment options for her patients, encouraging them to take charge of their own health.
When she’s not working, Dr. Meshri she loves spending time with her two children, ages 10 and 13, and as a mom, encourages them to pursue their dreams. She enjoys horseback riding, tennis, reading, natural remedies and gourmet cooking.
Lora Verrill RN, MSN, FNP-C
Specialist in Women’s Health
Lora has been nursing for 30 years. She became a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health in 2013. Lora has a passion to make her patients' lives better. Her goal is to optimize women’s health in a comfortable & safe environment. “It is a blessing for me to partner with my patients on what is most important to them.”
Lora is happily married to her husband of 39 years and has two children and a grandson. Faith, family, and friends are her priorities. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends and spending time at the beach. Her favorite activities are reading and camping. Lora is excited to join the team at Texas Center for Health and is accepting new patients.
Rhonda Monceaux, FNP-C
Specialist in Women’s Health
Rhonda Monceaux, FNP-C has been caring for the people of Southeast Texas for 22 years. In 1999, she began her career in nursing as an LVN in Telemetry / ICU. In 2001 Rhonda took the next step in her career becoming an RN working in labor and delivery.
Rhonda loves helping women with their pregnancy and birthing journey, supporting, and teaching patients throughout the entire process, and caring for each with compassion and empathy.
Rhonda began her latest journey as a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019 with excellent, quality patient care and satisfaction always being her goal. She is excited to join the team at Texas Center for Health and cannot wait to see what God has in store for her future.
In her time off, Rhonda loves spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids. They enjoy family beach trips and RV traveling to different resorts. Rhonda has been married for 34 years and has four sons and seven grandchildren!
Maliyhah Al-Bayan, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Al-Bayan is the younger of two children. She graduated magna cum laude from Hampton University in Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to earn her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology.
During her matriculation at Meharry, Dr. Al-Bayan developed an interest in clinical research and took part in several research studies focusing on health conditions that disproportionately affect minority populations. She remains committed to patient education and advocacy, especially in underserved communities.
Currently, Dr. Al-Bayan is a junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She was drawn to the field of OB/GYN due to its unique incorporation of continuity care, preventative medicine, and surgical interventions. She considers it an immense honor to be able to witness the miracle of childbirth for a living, caring for patients from preconception to postpartum and beyond.
In her spare time, Dr. Al-Bayan loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Georgina O. Iyamu MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Born in Houston, TX, but a native of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Georgina Iyamu earned her BS in Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University, her MPH at Emory University, and MD from Meharry Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College and served as the Chief Resident during her last year.
Dr. Iyamu has received numerous awards including the American Rhodes Scholar, and the Clifford E. Minton and Alma H. Minton Memorial Endowed Scholarship. She participated in various research projects involving the role anticancer chemotherapy plays in post-thaw sperm function, evaluating proteomic analyses of diminished AHSG expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, creating standardized clinical screening protocols to reduce complications of thrombophilia in pregnant patients, and increasing underrepresented minorities access to healthcare professions through pipeline opportunities, just to name a few.
She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Women Association, American Association of Cancer Research, American Public Health Association, and a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Dr. Iyamu has a varied personality including ambition, perseverance, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. She is a well-determined and vigorous individual, yet pleasantly calm. Her purpose is to constantly deliver quality health care to women and the medically underserved, through every phase of their lives, from the reproductive years to menopause and beyond.
In her leisure time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, running, and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Our Houston Team
Mazin Al Saleh, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Born in Baghdad, IRAQ, Dr. Al Saleh earned his Bachelor's degree in Medicine at Baghdad University. He finished his fellowship training and earned a board degree in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Baghdad. Dr. Al Seleh Moved to the United States and completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Al Saleh has been in practice in Clovis, NM, since 2004, and recently moved to the Houston area. He sees patients from 16 -70 years old.
Dr. Al Saleh specializes in helping women find relief from gynecological conditions that affect their lives like irregular and heavy periods, pelvic pain, or bladder problems like urinary incontinence. His goal is consistently to provide compassionate, quality health care to women through every stage of their lives.
Dr. Al Selah has extensive experience in high risks pregnancies, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, and urogynecology. He has a particular interest in menopause health and hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Al Saleh is married, he has 3 kids. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.