Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou
Dr. Chou is a board-certified radiation oncologist who is also a breast cancer survivor. She possesses a passion for providing comprehensive, compassionate, and excellent healthcare to her patients. She is a breast cancer specialist who has dedicated herself to the development of state-of-the-art breast care centers. In addition to Wellness Lubbock, Dr. Chou also founded Aurora Breast Center San Antonio in September 2009. Both centers feature cutting-edge breast imaging, biopsy and cancer treatment technology along with a professional and caring team.
Dr. Chou was born in Tainan, Taiwan and received her M.D. from the prestigious Medical College, National Taiwan University in 1980 (with honors). In 1983, following three years of ophthalmology residency training at National Taiwan University Hospital, Dr. Chou moved to San Antonio to pursue her “American Dream.” She started her residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and soon after became board certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Chou, who has long been recognized for her excellence in radiation oncology practice and breast care, is married to Dr. Peter Ming-Tao Ho, who is an ophthalmologist. Together, the couple have two adult children. Dr. Chou’s other passions are organic gardening and the promotion of urban organic agriculture/UOA through community education programs. These programs are supported by Ho-Chou Family Foundation, which Dr. Chou and Dr. Ho started in 2002 for the benefit of the community they belong to and love.
Rick Burrescia PA-C
Ricky Burrescia, PA-C, MPAS, was born in Texan and has acted as physician’s assistant for nearly 40 years. Mr. Burrescia received a bachelor’s degree in zoology and botany from Texas A&M University – Commerce before studying biology as a graduate student. Mr. Burrescia received his degree in health sciences at the University of Texas Health Center at Dallas and soon after moved to Lubbock, Texas after becoming a certified physician’s assistant.
Mr. Burrescia has been a PA under several prominent physicians and completed his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies via the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2005. For 16 years, Mr. Burrescia has been an integral part of the team caring for the needs of cancer patients throughout Texas and New Mexico at Radiation Oncology of the South Plains, P.A., and Wellness Lubbock. Mr. Burrescia enjoys classical guitar, golf, and outdoor activities.
Dr. Charles Wheeler
Charles Wheeler, D.O., is a Pennsylvania native who, like many Texans, got here as quickly as he could, moving with his family to the Lone Star State as a child. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas, earned his medical degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, and served his country in the United States Air Force. He has been a practicing radiologist for more than 37 years. As a general radiologist, Dr. Wheeler has interpreted a wide variety of radiologic studies at Wellness Lubbock and Lubbock Imaging Center almost since our inception, including x-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, bone densities, and CT scans.
Dr. Wheeler’s professional interests include Lubbock Osteopathic Foundation, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, American College of Osteopathic Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, as well as his specialty of radiology. Dr. Wheeler’s hobbies include enjoying college and professional sports, music, travel, non-fiction books, television and movies, and gym workouts.