Meet Our Physicians
Our Brain and Spine
While many aspects of a practice can make or break it, every patient ultimately will see the doctor and observe what kind of intellect and character he or she has. We invite you to meet our physicians.
Dr. Howard Lang
Born in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Howard Lang grew up on a ranch in southwestern Washington State. He graduated in 1965 from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Following this, he graduated in 1969 from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he went on to complete a rotating internship in Trenton, Michigan, in 1970. His entry into a private Family Medicine Practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was brief. After 2 years of family practice with obstetrics, he was drafted into the military for a 2-year tour of duty at Dyess Air Force Base Hospital as a physician during the Vietnam War.
This led him to Texas, where he has been practicing medicine since 1974. He was board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in 1981. A deep interest in the root causes of disease beginning about 1975 combined with an interest in the disciplines of Allergy, Immunology, Nutrition, Endocrinology and Environmental Medicine ultimately led to being board certified by the International Board of Environmental Medicine in 1995.
He has been elected to and has served in multiple positions as an officer and director of the Pan American Allergy Society and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He is a Past President of the Pan American Allergy Society. He has lectured frequently as a faculty member at physician training courses and seminars given by the Pan American Allergy Society for continuing medical education for physicians and allied health care personnel.
Dr. Howard Lang married his charming wife, Mary, in 1969. They have three cherished children… 2 daughters and a son who is the youngest. Each of their children are married, and each of them have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl each, totaling 9 grandchildren. All three of his children graduated from Texas A&M University before doing post-graduate work.
Dr. Derek H. Lang
Derek was born in the D/FW area and has lived here for the majority of his life. He had the opportunity to grow up with a dad who was a doctor, but who also loved being a dad. Derek expressed interest in the path of medicine from a very young age, and in those early years his desire to be a doctor grew primarily from a desire to care for his family. While growing up, he was focused on academics, but he also spent a significant amount of time with athletic and church activities. At school, he played football and soccer, and he was a long distance runner on the cross country and track teams. Recreationally, he played soccer and sand volleyball outside of school. At church, he was an active member within the youth ministry and went to multiple summer camps as a youth counselor. He also picked up freestyle dancing during high school. He graduated 11th in his class, with honors, from L.D. Bell High School in 1996.
From there, Derek went to College Station, Texas. Although college coursework was a priority, he also remained active in a local church and intramural sports, including soccer and volleyball. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a B.S. in Biomedical Science, and then it was on to medical school.
In fall of 2000, Derek started medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, which is part of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He continued playing some soccer, but studies during those years took up a great deal of his available time. He attended a medical mission trip in the summer of 2001, and he remained active at his local church during the entire 4 years. Upon graduating from medical school in the top half of his class, he moved with his wife to the Appalachian Mountains for his internship and residency in Family Medicine through East Tennessee State University.
He worked in the urgent care setting for 10 years before joining Lang Family Medicine full time in 2016. He has served as Vice President, President, and CME Chairman of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for 9 years. Derek is happily married since 2003 and has 3 children. He also enjoys teaching at his local church on the subjects of identity and destiny. Although he relishes many other activities, such as hiking to waterfalls in the mountains, watching sunsets, biking, soccer, volleyball and freestyle dancing, his favorite ventures in his adult life are being a husband and father.
Meet Our Staff
Our Heart and Soul
There is no doubt that the medical staff carries the office in many cases. They take care of so many things from A to Z that contribute to your satisfaction. Our staff is priceless, and we invite you to get to know them.
Cindy is our invaluable clinic manager. She has been in healthcare administration for over 17 years and has been managing our office since 2005. She is a native of Texas and has lived in Arlington all of her life. She has 3 grown sons who also live in the metroplex. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a dachshund named Daisy who occupies a great deal of her time. Cindy really loves to travel, whether it be short road trips or a plane ride to somewhere new. She enjoys being outdoors, cookouts, going to the beach, gardening and many other things that nature has to offer. She loves the challenge of doing projects around her house.
Art is our most seasoned allergy technician. Born in Washington State, he and his family moved to Oregon for a while before moving back to a ranch in Castle Rock, Washington. Art had the experience of raising livestock on the ranch for the remainder of his childhood. He received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University and then he attended professional art school at the University of California at Santa Barbara. During the Vietnam war, he was drafted into the Army, and he served for 2 years. During this time, he was a staff photographer while overseas in Europe. Art has been in our office for over 40 years. When Art isn’t working, he enjoys photography, cycling, Formula One auto racing, traveling, and road trips. Art enjoys adventure and prefers to drive his car instead of flying.
Ivy is a most valuable part of our nursing team. She has been in the medical field for many years and has been a member of our office since 2008. She was born in Chicago and at a young age moved to Michigan. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Alabama to attend school, and that’s where she met and married her husband William. Together they have 2 grown children and 8 grandchildren. When Ivy isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and shopping. She also enjoys cooking scrumptious meals and entertaining family and friends.
Dot is our treasured front desk coordinator. Prior to joining our office in 2016, she had 25 years of management-level pharmaceutical experience in both the traditional and compounding setting. She is a native of Texas and lives in Fort Worth. Married to her husband Gary, they have two grown children and 4 grandsons. She loves traveling and shopping in the Hill Country, and she cooks award-winning homemade chili. Her favorite hobby is spending as much time with her grandsons as possible. Dot and her husband enjoy camping and traveling to New Mexico and Colorado.
Tiffanie is a medical assistant here and has been with us since July 2019. During this time, she has grown quickly and efficiently into an esteemed member of our nursing team. She began work in the medical field in 2003, and she earned her certification in 2005. During her career, she has gained a great deal of experience managing IV therapies and administering treatment plans in the alternative medicine setting. Tiffanie grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has lived here for most of her life. She is married to her husband Tony since 2002, and they have 3 lovely children. She also enjoys being active in several women’s ministries at her local church. Although she loves her ministries and her work, she values faith and family as her top priorities.
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