Our Providers

Julio A. Saviñon, MD

Dr. Saviñon is Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Saviñon has over 17 years in the practice of medicine and is a registered member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Teaching Appointment: Since 2002, Dr. Saviñon has served as adjunct associate professor for the Regional Academic Health Center ( RAHC ).



Maricruz Rivera-Bloomquist, MSN, FNP-BC

Maricruz Rivera-Bloomquist is a native of Weslaco, TX who graduated from Weslaco High School in 1989 and pursued an education in nursing beginning in Kansas. Mari acquired a scholarship for volleyball in Kansas, but later transferred and played volleyball for the University of Texas – Pan America in Edinburg, TX.

Mari graduated with her first nursing degree in 1994, and began practicing as a Registered Nurse for Rio Grande Regional Hospital and later, transitioned into the home health nursing arena. In 1998, Mari began working for Knapp Medical Center where she worked full time until 2010. Mari did not feel educationally complete; therefore, she returned to school while working at Knapp Medical Center and graduated from UTPA with her Master’s degree in nursing, MSN, with specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in May of 2010.

Mari currently holds a Texas Registered Nurse license and Advance Practice Registered Nurse license through the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Mari is also board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Today, Maricruz Rivera-Bloomquist MSN, FNP-BC, is practicing the profession she enjoys, with Dr. Julio Savinon, MD / Internal Medicine in Harlingen, TX. Mari is married to Mr. Kevin H. Bloomquist, and has 3 children, Brittany, Blake and Brock, they reside in Weslaco, TX.

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