Vineeth Kumar, MD
Dr. Kumar, our newest addition to the team, is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and a Dallas native. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Austin College where he also played on the Division III basketball team. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University and completed his residency at Baton Rouge General in Louisiana. In his final year of residency, he was elected as chief resident.
Dr. Kumar’s clinical interests include sports medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, preventive medicine, acute and chronic illnesses and men’s health with a focus on erectile dysfunction and low testosterone.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing basketball, watching sports, traveling the world and cooking. He is also a die-hard Dallas Mavericks and Cowboys fan!
Dr. Kumar is excited to be back home to serve his community!
Jeff Rickert, PA-C
Jeff Rickert is a Physician Associate who has been practicing for the last 12 years here in Rockwall. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He was a local science teacher and coach for years before receiving his Masters of Physicians Assistant Studies from the University of St Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon graduation he started practicing with Dr. Sandknop here in Rockwall. He treats sports medicine injuries, pediatric illnesses, well child visits, acute and chronic illnesses, low testosterone in males, general health maintenance visits and geriatric care.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and golfing. He lives in Rockwall with his wife Stephanie, a local school teacher, and his daughter Caitlyn and son Brent.
Becky J. Wynn, RNC, FNP
Becky Wynn has practiced in Rockwall for 22 years with Dr. Les Sandknop in a busy Family Practice. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University. She went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Business from Amber University. Later she went back to earn her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Health Sciences-Antigua.
Her clinical interests include seeing acute and chronic illness, pediatrics, women’s health, preventative health and mental health. She sees patients of all age groups. Her practice philosophy is to treat each patient as if they were her family member. She is usually seen in the office giving hugs to patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and sport fishing. She resides in Heath with her husband Erich. They have three sons: Taylor (30), Preston (26), and Brayden (7), one daughter in law Jessica, and one grandson Aiden (2).
Les T. Sandknop, DO
Dr. Les Sandknop is an established and highly qualified physician with over 38 years of experience in Family Practice. He is well regarded in the Rockwall Community and is known for his practice philosophy of treating others the way you would like to be treated. What sets his practice apart is how he takes the time to listen to his patients.
Dr. Sandknop obtained his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was at Dallas Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include seeing patients who are twelve years and older for acute and chronic illness, and preventative health.
Dr. Sandknop resides in Heath with his wife Claudia. He has two sons Ryan and Preston, two daughters in laws Katie and Haley, and grandsons Pierson and Prescott. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking and hunting.
Ronald Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is ABMS certified in Family Practice and non-ABMS certified in interventional pain practice. Dr. Jones will be seeing some general medical patients, but will devote most of his time to the diagnosis and management of skeletal, muscular, tendon, joint, nerve and low back pain.
Dr. Jones will provide Sonographic needle guidance for most injections which greatly increases the accuracy to the target joint. Dr. Jones will evaluate any joint away from the spine and low back pain.
He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been practicing for more than 20 years. He looks forward to seeing you at Sandknop Health Group.
Lauren Jones Houser, APRN – Royse City
Lauren Jones Houser is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in managing the healthcare of patients throughout the lifespan, including infancy, adults and the aged populations. Lauren graduated from Texas Woman’s University with her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Family, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the same university. Lauren’s Father, Dr. Ron Jones, established Royse City Medical and Surgical Clinic in the 70s – and following in his footsteps Lauren decided to join with Sandknop Health Group to reopen the Royse City Clinic in 2019.
In addition to chronic disease management, she has been working closely with her father who has trained her in many interventional pain management techniques, such as small joint injections, and trigger point injections to relieve inflammation and pain caused by various conditions. Lauren also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling, although she no longer practices mental health counseling, the degree assists her in providing care for those suffering from depression and anxiety.
While born and raised in Rockwall, Lauren feels a special connection with Royse City due to spending much of her childhood in the community, and she feels more than blessed to be able to participate in the health care management of those who reside there and in the surrounding areas.
In Lauren’s personal time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and fishing.
Julia Bratton, APRN
Julia Bratton is a family nurse practitioner with over 9 years of nursing experience. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Julia is a Dallas native who started her nursing career at Parkland Hospital. She worked there for over 9 years gaining invaluable experiences that prepared her for her new role here as a nurse practitioner. She believes that delivering compassionate care to every patient is an honor and a blessing.
Outside of work Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews who she adores. She also loves to travel and explore new places broadening her overall perspective on life.
Sarah Hensley, APRN
Sarah is a board-certified Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and holds a Master of
Science degree in Nursing plus a Post-Master’s degree. Sarah started her journey at Collin College where she received her Associates Degree in Nursing. She then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Texas Tech while working at a local hospital. She went on to achieve her Master of Science in Nursing and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati. After getting two years of experience, she then went back to complete a Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is now duel certified and licensed as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She is thrilled to be able to serve the community of Rockwall and surrounding areas.
Sarah is married to her husband Aaron and they have 3 children: Hannah, Gavin, and Noah. They also have 2 fur babies, Sophia a Chihuahua and Duke a Great Dane mix. Sarah and Aaron are Texans born and raised and now reside in Josephine. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys being outside, lifting weights, reading, and playing with her children and pets.
Some of the services offered by Sarah include:
Sick visits, Physical exams, Pediatric care, Chronic disease management, Well woman exams, Weight loss, Hormone replacement therapy, and everything in between.
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!