3275 College Park Drive The Woodlands, TX 7738

(936) 321-0214

Our Physicians

Samuel J. Alianell, MD

Dr.  Alianell graduated Summa Cum Laude at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and complete

Dr.  Alianell graduated Summa Cum Laude at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. He has been in private practice in Houston/The Woodlands, Texas since 1993. Dr. Alianell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of PM&R Subspecialty of Pain Management, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine  (EMG). Dr. Alianell is the Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Recovery Center, a CARF Accredited Interdisciplinary Functional Restoration / Chronic Pain Management Program in The Woodlands, TX.


Edward A. Nash, MD


Dr. Nash is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been practicing medicine after earning his doctorate degree from the University of Texas-Houston in 2002. After completion of an internship in Internal Medicine, from the University of Texas-Houston, he received specialty training from the prestigious allied Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas-Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. 

Our Physician Assistants

Christine Lucker, PA


Christine Lucker has been a practicing Physician Assistant for over 30 years. She received her BA in biology from the University of Texas in Austin and her BS in Physician Assistant studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is currently certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She has worked in the specialties of psychiatry, chronic headache management, and ENT before joining Dr. Alianell's practice 8 years ago. Christine is dedicated to listening to her patients and helping them understand their diagnosis and treatment. She and her husband have lived in The Woodlands area since 1990, have raised a daughter in the community, and continues to enjoy the natural beauty this area provides.  

Breanna Randolph, PA


Breanna was born in Chicago, IL, but later moved to Branson, MO during her high school years. She became actively involved in local pre-medical programs during those years, realizing early on that she wanted to be involved in medicine at some level. After graduating from high school in 2006, she went on to graduate with honors, receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma in December of 2009.  While working towards a degree that would lead to her applying to Physical Therapy school, her dad introduced her to the field of Physician Assistant studies. After graduating from college, she worked on completing prerequisite courses while working in the emergency room as a tech in Branson, MO. She graduated from Missouri State University’s Physician Assistant program with her Masters in December of 2013. After graduating, she and her husband moved to Houston, TX. Upon passing the NCCPA state boards, she began working with Dr. Nash right out of school and has been working alongside him since.

Our Medical Practice Staff

Hannah Bretting, Practice Manager


Hannah Bretting is the Practice Manager at Woodlands Physical Medicine. She has 20 years of experience in healthcare and has expertise in emergency medicine, rehabilitation, and orthopedics. Hannah focuses on providing Dr. Alianell's staff and patients an environment where everyone, team members and patients,  feel cared for and welcomed. She continued to expand her knowledge in 2018 through the pursuit of medical office manager certification from PMI, In her spare time, you can find Hannah in the kitchen cooking for her husband and two children. 

Amanda Negrete, Manager of Operations


Amanda Negrete is the manager of operations at Woodlands Physical Medicine. She graduated from Texas School of Business in 2003 as a medical assistant. Amanda previously worked in primary care and psychiatry before joining Dr. Alianell's practice in 2016. Amanda plans, directs, and oversees the daily operations of our clinic as well as our in-house lab. She brings her organizational skills and attention to detail to the office each day to give our patients the best care possible. Amanda is married with four children. Away from the office, Amanda enjoys watching movies with her family and loves to read in her spare time. 

Rene Estrada, Medical Assistant


Rene Estrada is a certified medical assistant with over 20 years of experience. She is board certified through the National Association for Health Professionals. Rene has been with Dr. Alianell's practice since day one. Her empathy and compassion for her patients is easy to see, and she is dedicated to understanding their needs and supporting them each step of the way. Outside of the office, Rene likes to stay home and enjoy time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys fishing, as well as relaxing while listening to records.   

Medical Scribe


Front Desk Coordinator


Back Desk Coordinator



Ali Ali, Laboratory Technician