was born on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica. She spent most of her formative years with her grandmother who worked as the local mid- wife delivering hundreds of babies at home. Her grandmother also served as the local “informal” community nurse. Dr. Cooper-Dockery remembers accompanying her grandmother to a few of these home deliveries, and also watched as her grandmother cared for the town’s sick and ailing patients. The seed for community service was planted during those early years as a result of living with her grandmother. Even during medical school she continued to be involved in medical missions in the rural cities of Mexico.
Dr. Cooper-Dockery joined Hope International Medical Missions and volunteered her medical expertise in Haiti in response to the January 12, 2009 earthquake relief effort. On her return from Medical Missions, Dr. Cooper-Dockery began to discuss with her husband Nelson how they could make a more significant long-term contribution to the overwhelming social and medical needs in Haiti while continuing to serve their own community in South Texas and Faithful Path Ministries was born.
Dr. Cooper-Dockery owns and operates
Cooper Internal Medicine located in McAllen and Edinburg Texas. She has distinguished herself as one of the leading internist in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). She is committed to providing compassionate healthcare to the people of RGV valley for over 14 years.
In 2008 Dr. Cooper-Dockery launched
Cooper House Doctor which is an extension of her Internal Medicine practice which focused on bringing medical care to the elderly home bound patients. Dr. Cooper-Dockery believes that visiting these patients at home an extension of her ministry.
Dr. Cooper-Dockery is very involved in various medical missions both nationally and internationally. She has dedicated one of the medical offices to the Faithful Path International Ministries. This office will also serve as United States Headquarters for the ministry.
Dr. Cooper-Dockery is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in the Rio Grande Valley since 1996. She received her specialty training from New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and her medical degree from the University Of Montemorelos Nuevo Leon Mexico, with an undergraduate degree from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica West Indies.
In addition of being a well respected physician, she is a dynamic leader with strong grounded roots in the Rio Grande Valley since 1996. In 2005 Dr. Cooper Dockery co-founded South Texas Lyric Opera –a nonprofit organization that promotes the art of opera in south Texas, where she currently serves as Vice-President of Finance.
Dr. Cooper-Dockery speaks English and Spanish fluently; she also served as an American Sign Language interpreter in her local church and is very involved with the Deaf ministry.