I always said to my patients "I will treat your kids like my own".
Cynthia Somers, M.D. FAAP, graduated from medical school with honors in 1998. She completed her pediatric training at Wayne State University in Michigan in 2004, where she received the "Resident of the year" award. She continued her training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medial Center, Children Medical Center, where she finished her training in Pediatric Infectious Disease in 2007.
Dr. Somers conducted several research studies in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) bronchiolitis at UT Southwestern and participated in multiple infant formula studies. She was also a recipient of research grants by MedImmune and the Infectious Disease Society.
She has been a speaker on several national and international specialty meetings.
Dr. Somers is a board certified pediatrician by the American Academic of Pediatrics. She is also certified in Pediatric Advance life support by the American Heart Association.
Dr. Somers has been working as a Pediatrician and Infectious Disease specialist in Longview since 2009. She is an active staff physician at Longview Regional Medical Center and at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center.
She lives in Longview with her husband Jorge Massare, M.D. who is a Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist. They have three childresn Fatima, Sofia and Jorge who attend local school and are very involved with sports and school activities.
Born in Fort Huachuca, AZ, Stephanie Porter was the daughter of an U.S. Army family. During her childhood, she resided in various countries including Germany, Japan, and Korea. She attended College at Texas A&M University at the main campus in College Station, Texas, and graduated in 1995 as a Bio-med major, with Honors. She was awarded an Air Force Medical Scholarship for attendance at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and completed the program in 1999. Her pediatric residency, at Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas, was completed in 2002. She served four years as an Air Force Medical Officer at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, achieving the position as Medical Director of the Pediatric Clinic. After completion of Active Duty, she transitioned to Dallas Children's Medical Center's Emergency Room Pediatric Acute Care Unit and later to Instructor and Hospitalist at the University of Texas Southwest Medical School. There she worked as a general hospitalist and taught both residents and medical students. She then established a Pediatric Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Over the next eleven years, her husband, a physical therapist, was accepted into medical school at Saint George University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his medical training as a pain specialist in the United States. During that time she transitioned through Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Finally, She has come to rest and stay in Longview, Texas.
Stephanie is a mother of three boys; Rayden, Asher, and Kade. They enjoy hiking, skiing, and watching OU and A&M football. The family also enjoys smoking a good brisket and recently tried their hand at pickleball. She also enjoys mission trips having been to South Africa, Honduras and southern Mexico, and hopes to do more. Her passion is working with children and wanting them to reach their maximum potential, which stands as the foundation to her pediatric care.
Lacy was raised in East Texas and attended New Diana High School in Diana, Tx where she currently resides. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Relations at East Texas Baptist University, and then went on to attend the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX where she received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2011. Lacy and her husband, Jacob have been married 14 years and have three beautiful children. Some of Lacy’s hobbies include water sports, interior design, traveling, riding horses with her daughter, and watching her sons play sports. She also loves serving with New Beginnings Baptist Church and enjoys going on international mission trips. Lacy feels so honored to be able to take care of our patients at Somers Pediatrics and strives to treat every patient as if they were her own family. She considers it a joy to be able to do something she loves every day!