Dr Ramirez was born in San Antonio and raised in Hebbronville, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Cum Laude in 1972 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He then enrolled at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine where he graduated in 1976. He completed a Rotating Internship at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital and returned to San Antonio in 1977 where he formalized a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1979.
Dr Ramirez has been continuously board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 1979 and has been in practice for 29 years. He has had a number of professional appointments and accolades including Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, Best Doctor in America Awards, Texas Monthly and San Antonio “Top Doctor” Awards. Dr. Ramirez enjoys photography, gardening and hunting and is rumored to still swing a tennis racquet.