About Us

Meet The Team

Laura Mendez 


Born and raised in the Panhandle of Texas, Ms. Mendez has many years of medical experience, having worked as an RN in the ER, ICU, L & D and in Psychiatry. She moved to Dallas in 1993 to complete the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas Southwestern Campus. She then relocated from the Panhandle to the Houston area in 1995.


Nine years ago, she established Optimal Health of Houston- a practice that focuses on Gynecology and Functional Medicine for women, addressing the core issues in illness rather than treating only the symptoms.

She is proud of her reputation in the Houston community and takes new appointments primarily by patient referrals.

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Mona Hawk 


Mona was born and raised here in Houston. She was a talented athlete in high school and received a scholarship for college. She worked with the Harris County Sheriff’s office as well as the Houston Police Department until her children were old enough to be aware of the dangers of her job. She then found a daytime job as an office manager for a physician’s office. She has worked for several physicians and we were lucky enough to get her when her last employer retired. She helped get Optimal Health of Houston, PLLC up and running and wears many hats here at the office.

Our Mission at Optimal Health of Houston is to provide evaluation of your health status with cutting edge testing modalities and provide you with the education to understand how to improve or maintain your health, therefore empowering you to be the best that you can be and have a healthy quality of life.

Ashley Asous 


Ashley was born and raised here in Houston as well, although she has a close relationship with Gruene,

Texas as she spent may a Summer floating the river and listening to music at Gruene Hall with her family

and friends. She is married to George, who is a Physical Therapist at the North Cypress Sports Medicine

Center. Ashley loves spending time with their daughter, Georgia Grace.

Amber Osteen

Born in Humble, Amber began working as a receptionist in a Day Spa. She was so impressed with how great the clients looked after treatments and how much better they felt about themselves. She herself had skin issues growing up, so she felt that she would be able to relate on a more personal level with clients, so she pursued a career as an Aesthetician. Amber is a one of a kind Aesthetician whose love for skin is surpassed only by her need to get her clients feeling and looking their best. She is a true believer that beauty starts from the inside (which makes her a great addition to our team!) and she is ready to address your skincare challenges and help you relax from everyday stress. Amber loves perfecting your waxing needs and prides herself on quick, accurate service. If you’re looking for attention to detail, consider eyelash or brow tinting for more definition. Many women now prefer a makeup free look and this is a great way to enhance it. With six years of experience, she has mastered skin care products, educated herself on the latest treatments and continues to train with top leaders in the industry. She's grateful for the opportunity to work with you and enhance your skin's natural radiance.

"I have not felt well for several years. After several specialist who did not help. I saw Laura. I am now starting to feel like my old self! Thank you Laura, Ashley, and Mona!"

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