Teriya M. Richmond, MD, MPH, PLLC
Teriya Monick Richmond was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. After graduating from Whitney Young Magnet High School, she received a full academic scholarship to Mount Saint College in Clinton, Iowa.
Graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Richmond continued her education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and School of Public Health where she received her Doctorate of Medicine and Masters of Public Health. She also completed an internship at the Chicago Department of Public HIV/AIDS as a part of her graduate school education.
Dr. Richmond is committed to bringing quality, evidence-based medical care to the minority community, and has a passion for women’s health issues. As a result, in 2007 she pursued her Family and Community Medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. There, she successfully completed the underserved medicine tract. While in residency at Baylor, Dr. Richmond was elected by a group of her peers and appointed by the residency director to serve as Chief Resident.
Previously, Dr. Richmond provided patient care to the uninsured/underinsured patients at Acres Home Health Center, MLK Health Center, Ben Taub Hospital, and LBJ Hospital. She prides herself in providing excellent evidence-based medicine, offering services like chronic medical disease management, in-office gynecology procedures, and contraception management care in a community setting. In her practice, she encourages healthy eating, a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and psychological well-being to treat chronic illness. In keeping with her passion for women's health issues, Dr. Richmond was the first physician in the Harris Health System to facilitate Centering Pregnancy, an innovative way to deliver traditional prenatal care in a group setting. Dr. Richmond also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Houston in the Family Medicine department. Most recently, Dr. Richmond became the CEO of Teriya M. Richmond, MD, MPH, PLLC, and opened up her very own practice to provide women's health services in historic Houston’s 3rd ward community in February 2017. After 3 years of private practice, Dr. Richmond partnered with Essential Body Bar to offer multidisciplinary medical and spa services into one upscale space. She has also been appointed the Chief Medical Officer of AIDS Foundation Houston after 1 year of serving on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Richmond previously served as president of Mary Susan Moore Medical Society for 2 terms. Mary Susan Moore Medical Society is the black, female physician organization of Houston, and is a former co-chair of the Mentorship Committee. Dr. Richmond is also a certified aerobics instructor and teaches aerobics in and around the community. She is a mentor for Virtuous Stars, serves as the Physician Advisor for Angels Surviving Cancer, and is a run coordinator for Black Girls Run. More recently, Dr Richmond was a Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Upstart Finalist.
A trailblazer on the move, Dr. Richmond has also initiated her own women’s empowerment brand, Mocha Millennium Women. Mocha Millennium Woman (MMW) encourages women to be confident in who they are through fitness, fashion, and fun. Her motto is “Physician by day, Aerobics instructor by night, Wife/Mother 24/7.” Proceeds from MMW community events like “Healthy Hair Healthy Body,” go to programs that benefit programs like Project Rowhouse Young Mothers program as well as provide scholarships for young people in the beauty and medical industry. To further extend message, she became an Amazon Best Seller author of “As the Wind Blows” with 5 other authors who share personal experiences of trial and triumph.
Dr. Richmond is a National Health Service Corp Scholar. Publications and Papers include “Overweight and Obese Prevalence Rates in African American and Hispanic Children: An Analysis of Data from the 2003-2004 National Survey of Children’s Health,” published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, and Masters Capstone Paper and Presentation entitled “African American and Latina Mother and Daughter Attitudes Towards the Uptake of the Cervical Cancer Vaccination.” She is currently on the admissions committee and Adjunct Professor at the new University of Houston College of Medicine.
She continues her clinical research career with a focus in women’s health on topics including endometriosis, cervical cancer and bacterial vaginosis.
Her speaking experience extends from small group, panels to being appointed to the Eli-Lily speakers bureau for Diabetes prevention in faith based settings.
In her spare time, Dr. Richmond is an avid 5K/10K/Half Marathon now Full Marathon runner for charity and she enjoys weight training, shopping, and spending time with her husband Jack and their two sons Jaxon and Jazz.