Meet the Staff



Our mission is to provide quality obstetrics and gynecology healthcare while considering cost-effective measures at the same time. As an employer, husband, and father, I have seen my own insurance premiums increase. Therefore, practicing responsibly as well as efficiently helps us all.

My patient encounter is a dialogue, not a monologue. I like to discuss the medical issues, then come together on the options in diagnosis and treatment. Our focus is women’s health care. Each year we review your general health history, including: allergies, medications, body system review, medical and surgical history, vaccinations, risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancers.

Dr. Lively and his wife Melanie, have been married for 27 years. Melanie is the administrator for his practice. They have three children and have lived in Odessa for 25 years. Dr. Lively enjoys traveling with his family, snow skiing, hiking and wake boarding.


Robert E. Lee High School, Midland, Texas 1976

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry 1980

Texas Tech University, School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine 1988

Post-Doctoral Training

Lubbock General Hospital; Methodist Hospital in Lubbock; Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital in Houston; MD Anderson Hospital in Houston; Texas Women’s Hospital in Houston; University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston-1992


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994


  • Ector County Medical Society Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • National Society of Cosmetic Physicians

Academic and Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Staff-Basin Healthcare Center, Odessa, Texas
  • President-Ector County Medical Society
  • Quality Care Committee-Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, Texas
  • Credentials Committee-Odessa Regional Medical Center, Odessa, Texas
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Allied Health

Hospital Appointments

  • Odessa Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Center Hospital

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Doctor per Texas Monthly Magazine 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Ambassador to China 2005