New Chief Medical Director  

Medical Director Debra Gummelt, DO


Harbor Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Dr. Debra Gummelt as our new Chief Medical Officer. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gummelt will be responsible for oversight and medical leadership for all Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physicians, and licensed hospice agencies throughout Harbor Healthcare System. This leadership role works to ensure continuous improvement of quality, compliance, and mentorship though an administrative voice for Harbor Healthcare System.


Prior to joining the Harbor family, Dr. Gummelt has spent the last 18 years as a Hospice and Home Health Medical Director in Conroe, Texas. In her previous Medical Director positions, Dr. Gummelt has demonstrated great success and leadership in patient care.


She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran College and then when on to receive her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine with Honors from the University of North Texas. Dr. Gummelt is prestigious member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and has recognized as an Active Teacher in Family Medicine from the Conroe Medical Education Foundation.


Harbor Healthcare System is honored to have Dr. Gummelt join the Harbor family. Her experience will be instrumental in achieving our mission of providing the highest quality of care for our patients and their families. Harbor Healthcare System was founded by Dr. Qamar Arfeen in Beaumont, Texas.