About James Watt Medical

Based in El Paso, we're your local, friendly primary care provider

Dr. Ahmed, MD

Internal Medicine

Graduated from Sir Sirsalimullah Medical School in 1990 and has over 30 years of diverse experience in the medical field. He is affiliated with the Hospitals of Providence (Memorial/Sierra/Transmountain), Foundation Surgical Hospital, and multiple local hospitals. He cooperates with many other doctors and local specialties.

Joanna Silva
Nurse Practitioner

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Joanna was raised in Chicago, IL. before moving to El Paso in 1998. She is a proud UTEP graduate! After nurse practitioner school, Joanna was a hospitalist N.P. before joining our team. Working at James Watt Medical Center has allowed her to explore and delve deeper into her love of helping people look and feel their very best. She's a very active person and the diversity of daily activities, the fact that each day is different, is why she thrives here. Joanna is happily married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of 2 teenage daughters and 4 fur babies. Joanna likes to cook, travel, and is very active in her church.

Steve Anaya
Nurse Practitioner

Born and raised in the Sun City, (El Paso, TX), Steve studied at UTEP for his undergrad and Texas Tech for his master's degree. He's been with our team since December 2020. He enjoys the flexibility of his daily work/life schedule. Steve loves taking care of his patients and educating them on leading a healthy lifestyle.

Katie Dorman
Nurse Practitioner

Katie wasn't born in El Paso, TX. but she got here as soon as she could! Originally from Orange, CA., she's called El Paso home since middle school. Katie studied at UTEP and played for the UTEP women's soccer team! She's worked with Dr. Ahmed since early 2021 and loves the flexibility of her work/life balance! She needs balance too as Katie is married and a mother of 3. Spending time with her family is a TOP priority. But work is just so much fun, she likes to help people feel confident and healthy.

Cody Burns
Nurse Practitioner

Cody, a native El Pasoan, brings over a decade of global medical experience across Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a BSN from Texas Tech University and an MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington, Cody is dedicated to functional medicine and a holistic approach to patient care. Beyond his medical passion, he leads an active lifestyle, indulging in his love for sports, fitness, and travel.