Juan S. Pico, DO

Dr. Pico is originally from New York City and completed his education at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, earning a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1993. He then completed his 3-year Internal Medicine internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas, as a U.S. Army officer.

He has practiced medicine all over the world, with duty stations in Alaska, Colorado, and Germany, before returning to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) to serve as Chief of Internal Medicine. He also served several combat tours as a Field Surgeon in both Bosnia and Iraq. His motto was “Bring good medicine to bad places” and deliver the best possible medical care to soldiers despite hostile environments and adverse conditions. With 30 years of practice and experience, Dr. Pico feels at home teaching medicine to students and colleagues in the “ivory towers” as he does administering life-saving medical care in tents in the dessert. His awards include the Bronze Star and the Combat Medical Badge.

“But patients don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

After retiring from the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Dr. Pico continued to practice Internal Medicine at Northeast Internal Medical Associates (NIMA), under the Methodist Healthcare System for 13 years, devoting himself to his patient’s health and well-being. He believes in partnering with patients in order to produce the best possible outcomes.

The healthcare challenges over the recent years should only strengthen the resolve to stay strong and robust in the midst of these uncertain times. In 2023, Dr. Pico joined with like-minded physicians at Pasteur Medical Associates to focus his Internal Medicine practice and deliver the best medical care he is able.

Juan and his wife Laura have been married for 27 years and have raised two sons. Benjamin is a U.S. Air Force attorney-at-law serving in the JAG Corps. Brandon will be graduating Texas A&M University this year and will be embarking on his career in engineering.

“God has my thankfulness and my gratitude. Indeed, I used to pray for what I want. But now I pray for what God wants, and that I can understand it. I thank you for the opportunity to be your doctor.”