Mark Eldore, M.D.
Board Certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility | OB/GYN
Dr. Eldore was born in Spokane, Washington. In 1988, he married his high-school sweetheart and began the educational process that would eventually lead to his medical degree. Dr. Eldore and his wife have four children ranging in age from late teens to mid-twenties. He is a dedicated husband and father and loves, above all else, spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Eldore graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in 1995. Afterwards, he and his family moved to Temple, Texas to complete his OB/GYN residency training program at Scott and White Hospital until 1999. He spent the next 4 years practicing medicine in The United States Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. His desire to return to Texas brought him to Athens in 2003, where he planted roots, raised his family, and has owned and operated Athens Women's & Children's Center ever since.
Driven by a desire to develop new skills and help his patients in different ways, Dr. Eldore developed an increasing interest and involvement in aesthetic treatments. In 2006, he began serving as medical director for a local aesthetics practice, owned by Julie Harrell LE, CLT and began administering Botox and Juvederm after receiving hands on training in California. In 2009, Dr. Eldore and Ms. Harrell opened Ageless Image, a medical spa in Athens. Ageless Image is now the premier med-spa in the region and, together, Dr. Eldore and Julie offer essentially all types of aesthetic, hormonal, and wellness services for men and women.
In 2012, Dr. Eldore was introduced to bio-identical hormone therapy using pellet implants. He quickly became fascinated with this therapy and, with great excitement, he incorporated it into his medical practice. The powerful benefits, the prolonged effectiveness, and the ease of administration made estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy an instant hit and, before long, hundreds of patients throughout the region were receiving hormone pellet therapy through his practice. He now focuses a large amount of time and effort on providing BioTE, an incredible hormone replacement solution for fatigue, sexual dysfunction, mood elevation/stabilization, vasomotor symptoms ( hot flushes, etc. ), genitourinary atrophy, sleep disruption, weight gain, and much more. Dr. Eldore is the area expert on bio-identical hormone therapy and, due to the success and rapid growth of his hormone therapy clientele, he was chosen to help provide clinical training to new BioTE physicians and practitioners from around the nation at the company’s corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Over the last several years, Dr. Eldore has provided essential training and insight to scores of BioTE trainees. He considers it an honor and a privilege to be able to be part of the process that is spreading the availability of BioTE throughout the nation and beyond.
Kaylie A. Eldore-Temporal
Kaylie Eldore-Temporal was born in Washington State and spent the next several years moving throughout the U.S. for her father’s medical education and training. Kaylie moved with her family to Athens in 2003. She attended the University of Texas at Tyler and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation, Kaylie was accepted into the Texas Tech University Physician Assistant program where she received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Kaylie and her husband are very excited to be a part of the local community.
A newer member of the Athens Women’s and Children’s Center, Kaylie has always had an interest in working in women’s health. “I understand how nervous female patients can be when they have to visit their doctor or health care provider about ‘female issues’. My goal is to help ease that anxiety as much as I can while helping patients with their health concerns, questions, and wellness.” She is excited to be back and working in an area that has special memories for her.
Certified Nurse Midwife
Robin Fincher is a Certified Nurse Midwife with a special interest in women's health care. She has been practicing obstetrics and caring for women of all ages for the past 11 years. She has been a BioTE Certified Practitioner for 3 years.
Robin earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Tyler. For graduate school she attended Frontier Nursing University where she earned both a certificate in Nurse-Midwifery and a Master's of Science degree in Nursing. Right after graduation, Robin went to work at the ETMC Obstetric Clinic for the first year and then joined Dr Eldore at Athens Women and Children Center for the next eight years. After leaving his office in 2013, Robin went to work for Texas Health Resources in Kaufman. During her time there, she helped to establish a prenatal clinic and delivered many babies at Presbyterian Hospital.
Robin has been happily married for 22 years and she and her husband, Matt, have three children. With their two daughters in college, they decided it was time to return to their roots and recently built a home on the family farm in Canton. She is very excited to be working here at Athens Women and Children Center and is looking forward to providing care again for the women in this community.
Family Nurse Practitioner | RN, FNP-C
Melissa is a lifelong resident of East Texas who grew up in Palestine. She attended Trinity Valley Community College in Palestine and then continued her studies at the University of Texas at Tyler, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
After graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse at East Texas Medical Center in Athens for five years on the pediatric and surgical units. While working, she was also attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing degree with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization. Since graduation in 2008, she has been happily employed at Athens Women's and Children's Center.
Lauren Crumm, PA-C
A former military brat and the oldest of four children, Lauren Crumm received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
After graduation, Lauren worked at a pediatrics practice in Houston, TX before moving to Athens to join the team at Athens Women's and Children's Center. Lauren is passionate about the health and welfare of children and enjoys spending time with patients and their families.
Dana Kennedy, CPNP
Dana Kennedy is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her nursing degree in 2003 at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens and Kaufman and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. Her love of pediatrics guided her to continue her education and she graduated in 2015 from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, specializing in pediatrics.
Dana began her nursing career at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas where she worked in the postpartum and newborn nursery unit for 13 years. She gained experience as a nurse practitioner in primary care at Children's Health and worked in Crandall before joining Athens Women's and Children's Center. Dana enjoys spending her time off with her son Carter and her dogs, Kip and Samson. She has been a life-long resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area and is excited to give back to her community by providing care to the pediatric population
Wendy Wilson, Ob/Gyn Sonographer
Wendy Wilson graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with a BA in Psychology in 2000. She returned to Tyler Junior College years later and obtained her degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Wendy has worked for the past 11 years as an OB/Gyn Sonographer in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department of Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Wendy, her husband and son, recently moved to Athens and soon after began working as an OB/Gyn Sonographer at Athens Women’s & Children’s Center.
“I love being an OB Sonographer and enjoy sharing in the excitement with each family as they see their new baby. I am very excited to be a new part of the team at Athens Women’s & Children’s Center.”