Providers

Dr. Steven M. Pounders, MD

Dr. Steven M. Pounders was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated from Hillcrest High School. He earned a BA from Austin College in Sherman, TX with a concentration in German and General Science. He played piano and oboe with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Sherman Symphony. He received his MD from UTMB in Galveston, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He began his work at UT Southwestern as co director of the AIDS clinic in 1988 for 1 year and then went in to private practice in Dallas.

 

He has privileges at Baylor University Medical Center, Texas Health Resources—Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, UT Southwestern as consultant, and is a member of the new Accountable Care Organizations Baylor Quality Alliance and at UTSW. He is medical director of the Resource Center of Dallas, is credentialed with the HIV Academy of Medicine and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is a major donor with HRC, sponsors the Black Tie Dinner of Dallas, Lambda Legal, and Legacy Counseling. He enjoys mid-century architecture and art and loves automobiles.

 

His motto is to give patients choice and knows that the best healthcare outcomes occur when patient and provider partner together.

Dr. Chad Nyland, DO

Dr. Chad Nyland is a Dallas-Fort Worth native who was raised in the Mid-cities of the Metroplex. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Pre-Med at the University of North Texas in Denton. He then continued his journey of higher education at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNT Health Science Center where he earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. After three years of Family Medicine Residency Training at Methodist Charlton Medical Center of Dallas, he then joined UT Southwestern’s Family Medicine Clinic. After gaining more experience there, he then found a wonderful opportunity at Dr. Steven Pounder’s Office of Internal Medicine.

 

Dr. Nyland started working at Dr. Pounder’s office in October of 2015. He is glad to have joined such a thriving clinic in the Oaklawn/Dallas community, where he can continue to focus his care on acute issues and prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. Medical conditions of interest for him include: Diabetes, Hypertension, Allergies, HIV, Asthma, COPD, Depression, Anxiety and many more. Dr. Nyland loves to help, treat and educate his patients about their health ailments to empower them in taking an active role in their care.

 

Dr. Nyland enjoys dining out with friends and family, having a good night in with his favorite shows, and traveling when he can to tropical destinations. A motto that he aspires to is “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

D. Trew Deckard, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS

Trew is dedicated to prevention and health improvement to his patients through studied, compassionate, directed care. He began his pursuit in medicine after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas in Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He then received his Masters of Health Sciences and his Medical Training as a Physician Assistant from Duke University Medical School when he concentrated his studies in Prevention, Behavioral Health, HIV Medicine and Research.

 

Trew has practiced in Internal Medicine and as an HIV Specialist since 2000. He is a member of and on Faculty for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has been credentialed as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) since 2003, in the Texas Chair of AAHIVM and sits on 3 additional active committees. He is also a member of the Texas Association of Physician Assistants (TAPA).

 

Trew’s areas of interest are in Primary Health Care and Prevention, Behavioral Health, HIV Prevention and Management, Anal Dysplasia, Gay Men’s Health, and Chronic Health Care. He was in North Carolina, grew up in Nashville, moved to California as a young adult, and has since resided in Texas. Trew has been partnered for 15 years. He has resided and practiced in Dallas since completing his medical education. He has a love for all animals, a passion for many genres of music, and enjoys experiencing other cultures through interaction and travel.

 

Cameron Wyatt, APRN, FNP-C

 

Cameron Wyatt is a certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Dr. Pounders’ practice in 2017. He was born and raised in East Texas and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2007 to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and earn his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

 

Cameron worked in the Emergency Department at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Irving as a Registered Nurse while earning his Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. He graduated with honors and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

 

While emergency medicine was an exciting, rewarding, and challenging experience, Cameron discovered a true passion for primary care and HIV medicine while working at Parkland’s Amelia Court HIV Clinic.

 

Cameron enjoys getting to know his patients and working with them to set and achieve their health and wellness goals. When he’s not working, Cameron’s interests include staying active and spending time outdoors, keeping up with current events, traveling, and making memories with his friends and family.

 

Chad Crager, APRN, FNP-C

 

Chad Crager was born in Kansas, and grew up in Dallas, TX.  His clinical background includes being a Registered Nurse since 2009. While working in Critical Care areas in the hospital setting, he furthered his education by attending Texas Woman’s University. There he graduated with honors (Sigma Theta Tau) and earned a Master’s in Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and licensed with the Texas Board of Nursing.

 

During his educational training he realized the fulfillment in developing long lasting patient relationships as a provider in primary care and HIV medicine. In efforts to provide high-quality care he works to build a strong partnership with his patients to achieve disease prevention and health promotion. He achieved his professional goal to care for patients of his community when he joined Dr. Steven Pounders’ practice in 2017.

 

When Chad is not caring for patients, he is active in his local church and loves to explore different destinations and cultures. His favorite vacations usually include scuba diving to enjoy the vast world under the water.