Our Providers

About Our Houston Car Accident Clinic

Learn about our providers at our Houston car accident clinic and injury rehabilitation center, QualCare Rehabilitation and Allied Medical Centers. We use a varied approach at evaluating our patients, all of which draws from multidisciplinary areas. Our providers specialize in treating work-related injuries, injuries from car accidents, or other injuries that resulted from the negligent behavior of others. We can especially help with injuries of the spine, extremities, and soft tissues. Our car accident doctors are ready to guide you on the road toward recovery. If you would like to speak with our staff, please contact us today!

Brett L. Garner, DC, CCSP

Dr. Garner is one of the founding owners and Chief Executive Officer of QualCare Rehabilitation. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Southwest Texas State University and earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 1996.

He is certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association.

William H. Hicks, DC

Dr. Hicks is one of the founding owners and is Chief of Operations of QualCare Rehabilitation. He is a 1999 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College. He completed a one-year residency at the Spine Neurosurgical and Rehabilitation Center in 2000.

He is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association. He has served as a Board Member for the National Chronic Pain Society. Dr. Hicks has completed numerous postgraduate training courses with a focus on rehabilitation, occupational medicine, and evidence based physical medicine. He has completed advanced training in the use of the Third and Fourth Edition of the AMA Guides. He has successfully completed the (TRSAT) Texas Impairment Ratings Skills Assessment Test. Dr. Hicks has published articles in the Chronic Pain Report with an article to include discussing "Degenerative Disc Disease."

His practice includes all aspects of multi-disciplinary care including physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, behavioral medicine, physical medicine, nutrition, and vocational counseling.

Shahid H. Syed, MD

Dr. Syed is the owner of Allied Medical Centers and has been in practice with Allied Medical Centers since 2006. He serves as President and Medical Director supervising all Nurse Practicioners and Physician Assistants.

Dr. Syed received his Medical Degree from Pakistan in 1974. He served his Residency in General Practice at St. John Hospital in Cleveland Ohio. For 20 years thereafter he has served as Medical Director and Director of Occupation Health services for General Motors and ExxonMobil working as an Occupational Health Physician in emergency response and injury care.

He currently performs Independent medical examination, medical consultation and reviews, disability evaluation and impairment rating evaluations with emphasis on Workers Compensation injury/illness management and Personal injury/illness care and rehabilitation. Dr. Syed has been Board certified in Occupational Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine since 1997.

John Connell, DC

Dr. John Connell, DC is the Clinic Director of QualCare Rehabilitation East Location since 2009. Dr. Connell has a Bachelor's of Science in Human Biology and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College which he earned in 1995. Dr. Connell has been practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic for the last eighteen years and is certified by the state of Texas as a Designated Doctor for the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission and Peer/Utilization Review.

Dr. Connell continues to utilize and expand the skills he has learned in an attempt to provide the highest quality care to the people of his community and for the advancement of his profession as a healthcare provider.

Lee Andrea Nickel, LPT

Lee Nickel is the primary licensed physical therapist for QualCare Rehabilitation since June 2002. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Health from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas.

Jeffrey M. Garner, DC

Dr. Jeff Garner is the Clinical Director of QualCare Rehabilitation North Location since 2006. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College which he earned in 1999. Dr. Garner is a member of both the American Chiropractic Association and Texas Chiropractic Association. Dr. Garner has also recently been featured in NSIDE Texas M.D.

Karla Solis-Auces, LPC

Karla Solis-Auces, LPC is a psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and an associate member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Mrs. Solis-Auces is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for the state of Texas and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy in her practice.

Esteban Rodriguez, D.C.

Dr. Esteban Rodriguez, DC is the Clinical Director of QualCare Rehabilitation Southwest Location since 2010. Dr. Rodriguez has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston Downtown. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 2009. He is a member of American Chiropractic Association, Texas Chiropractic Association, and the Chiropractic Alumni Association. Dr. Rodriguez is an active supporter and advocate for local charities, churches, and non-profit organizations including the Aplastic Anemia International Foundation, Be The Match, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and JDRF.

Call (713) 588-0042 today to get in touch with our team and schedule an appointment.

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Locations

  • East Location 10934 East Fwy. Houston, TX 77029
  • Midtown Location 1120 Dennis St. Houston, TX 77004
  • North Location 2070 FM 1960 West. Houston, TX 77090
  • Southwest Location 5718 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77081
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