Village Health Partners is now a part of Catalyst Physician Group.

Dr. Sander Gothard - West Plano Medical Village

About Dr. Gothard

Dr. Gothard sees patients at our brand-new West Plano Medical Village location. It’s less than a minute away from Legacy Medical Village, where he previously saw patients.

Dr. Gothard is among a few distinguished physicians to be repeatedly recognized by D Magazine and Texas Monthly as a Best Doctor. He shares his gratitude for the recognition with his colleagues and patients. Dr. Gothard specializes in pediatric and adult preventive medicine, chronic disease management, and hormone replacement.

He is a founding physician of Village Health Partners in Plano, which was recognized as the best practice in the country by Physicians Practice magazine and by Congress for its use of technology to improve health care. Village Health Partners serves patients in the North Texas area across four locations and continues to grow. Village Health Partners accepts new patients, offers same-day appointments, evening and weekend hours, telemedicine, and online scheduling.

How Dr. Gothard practices whole-person wellness

He and his wife reside in Plano with their three children, and they are active in their community.


B.A., The University of Texas At Austin
M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Residency, Memorial-Hermann Hospital, Houston

Care team

Dr. Gothard works hand in hand with advanced practitioners Kristen Dirks, Shelley Loomstein, and Kristen Mahurin at his care station.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.

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"I went to their new location this morning in West Plano as a new patient. Dr. Gothard is amazing. He made my experience perfect and was very welcoming. I felt comfortable and safe! I haven't been to the doctors in many years, so I was a little worried, but Dr. Gothard is the reason why I've had the best experience for a doctor's appointment ever! I'm looking forward to many more years with Dr. Gothard. You're awesome."



"Dr Gothard is the absolute best. He has been my mom's doctor for 20 plus years, treating her with expert medical knowledge, taking time to listen during each appointment and referring her to excellent specialists as needed. He has helped her transition as she ages and not only treats her medically but emotionally, asking all the right questions to guide us to the next steps in this journey. My mom trusts him implicitly, as do I, because of the time he spends with us, his compassion, follow up and knowledge. He realizes the importance of family involvement, listens to all my concerns as her daughter and responds quickly and personally to all questions, whether it is a phone call or in the portal. His team is amazing, helping me with home health and senior living options, insurance questions, and Jean Santos, RN, is my 'go to' for everything. She is patient, compassionate and always finds a solution. I am so grateful for Dr. Gothard and his team."



"Dr. Castle was excellent. I have been a patient of Dr. Gothard's for many years. He is a very special provider. No doubt Dr. Castle will be likewise."


Office Visit

"My husband saw Dr. Gothard, and mentioned that I might enjoy seeing his P.A. since I was looking for a PCP. Shelley Loomstein, PA saved my life! Literally, she listened to me when other doctors didn't and sent me for testing. I love that the office does not have a waiting area and that everyone comes to your room. It is safe, quick and really helps me with my stress. Shelley is also great about answering messages in the portal. I highly recommend Shelley."



"Been a patient with Dr Gothard for few years and he is a very thorough, detail oriented doctor who will listen to my concerns and address each and every one. He is very proactive and has amazing bed side manners. Best is, he connects with his patients by assuring to respond to our questions promptly on their portal. All the doctors he has recommended over the years are great as well."



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