Meet the Providers

D. Michael Forman, M.D.

Dr. Forman was born in Virginia and grew up in Florida obtaining his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of Miami. Dr. Forman served as a chief resident in the Department of Anesthesiology/ Pain Management during residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Forman has been in private practice in South Texas for over 25 years previously serving as Chief of Anesthesia services at Valley Baptist Medical Center- Harlingen where he currently holds staff privileges.

He is a long-standing member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Texas Pain Society, and the Texas Medical Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and pain management and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

Victor A. Pallares, M.D.

Dr. Pallares is a graduate of the University of Miami Medical School, and he has been in private practice for over 25 years. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Brownsville Herald’s prestigious Reader’s Choice Award in pain management.

He is married to his wife of 28 years, and together they have two wonderful and accomplished adult children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, collecting sports trading cards, and cheering on his Miami Hurricanes!

Mona Ehasz, D.O.

Dr. Ehasz went to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida, subsequently trained in anesthesiology at the University of Miami, Florida. Upon graduation, she moved to Harlingen and entered private practice in anesthesiology. She then went on to obtain her advanced training in pain management in order to take care of the precarious pain patient population. She is excited to join Optimum and start serving the RGV.