Daniel R. Contreras - MD
B.S. in Biology with Honors
Minor in Chemistry & History
Northeastern University, 2002-2006
M.D. – The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio School of Medicine, 2006-2010
Scott & White Family Medicine Residency
Temple, TX, 2010-2013
Dr. Contreras was born in McAllen, Texas where he spent the first 18 years of his life enjoying the beautiful culture in the Rio Grande Valley. He graduated valedictorian from McAllen High School and went on to the cold weather of Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a biology degree from Northeastern University. He built plenty of snowmen and drank lots of tea from the harbor! He met his future wife in college and lassoed her back to Texas where they enjoy hiking, swimming and dancing together.
Dr. Contreras attends St. Paul’s Church in Mission. He currently is on the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Academic Affairs.
Hobbies / Interests:
Dr. Contreras enjoys listening to vintage vinyl albums, walking, spending time with his family, and cheering his favorite sports teams to victory!
Why did you decide to become a doctor? Why did you move to Mission, TX?
“I have pursued a career in medicine to allow the opportunity to affect people’s health in a positive and constructive manner. It is a privilege and blessing to have the opportunity to work closely with my patients and keep their lives healthy. Mission is a beautiful, tropical area rich in birds and culture. My family is nearby, and I am blessed to be close to them."
My favorite book: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
My favorite local restaurant: Costa Mesa in McAllen
My favorite movie: Avatar My favorite musicians: The Beatles