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Jamie Shutter
Jamie Shutter
Director
Melinda McMichael, M.D.
Melinda McMichael, M.D.
Interim Co-Medical Director
James Wen-Huang Tai, M.D.
James Wen-Huang Tai, M.D.
Interim Co-Medical Director
Kathy Mosteller
Kathy Mosteller
Nursing Director
LeAnn Gutierrez
LeAnn Gutierrez
Associate Director for Business and Ancillary Services
Robert Reed
Robert Reed
Assistant Director for Health Information Technology Services
Susan Hochman
Susan Hochman
Assistant Director for Health Promotion and Public Information

General Medicine



Ginger Bloomer, M.D. Ginger Bloomer, M.D.

Hometown: Texas, USA

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Bloomer earned her bachelor of arts in anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin in 1984. In 1990, she earned her doctor of medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. From 1990 to 1993, she served her residency in Family Practice at Providence Hospital in Seattle, WA.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice

Professional Experience:
1992 - 1993
Staff Physician
Student Health Center; Seattle University; Seattle, WA

1992 - 1993
Staff Physician
Therapeutic Health Services; Drug Rehabilitation Program; Seattle, WA

1993 - 2002
Primary Care Physician; University Family Health Center - Southeast; San Antonio, TX; also served as Director of Quality

2002 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Bloomer helps students reach their potential by encouraging healthful lifestyle choices. She has an interest in students with anxiety, depression, and GLBTQ issues as well as in general medical practice.


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Monique Cortez, M.D.

Monique Cortez, M.D.

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Education and Clinical Training: Dr. Cortez earned her bachelor of science in zoology here at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. In 1999 she earned her doctor of medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston followed by a three-year residency in family medicine at the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program in Waco, Texas.

Certifications:
Board Certified In Family Practice
Licensed to practice medicine in Texas

Professional Experience:
June 2012-June 2013
Staff Physician
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

May 2011-May 2012
Physician Advisor
Executive Health Resources
Philadelphia, PA

May 2011-May 2012
Urgent Care Physician Austin Regional Clinic
Austin, TX

August 2002-May 2011
Primary Care Physician
Austin Regional Clinic
Austin, TX

2013 - Present
General Medicine Physician
University Health Services
University of Texas, Austin

Interests:
Dr. Cortez finds the challenges and opportunities of working with a university population very rewarding. She enjoys educating students about their health and the opportunities they have to establish habits that will help them live healthier, happier, longer lives.

When students ask about a career in medicine, she recommends a strong foundation in science, but also that the student find a creative outlet for his/her own personal expression. The stresses and challenges that come with a health professions career can best be met with a healthy heart and brain, "Don't forget to take care of yourself because only by taking care of your whole self can you fully care for others." Creative outlets maintain life balance and contribute to not only mental health but also to physical health and a sense of well-being.

Dr. Cortez loves to runs marathons on road and trail, cook, garden and bike, is an author as well as an actor, has been known to make really cool cupcakes for friends and family, makes her own infused salts and sugars, and makes a fabulous pepper jelly that her family loves. She lives In Austin with her husband and their four legged family members.


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Tara Cutler, MHS, PA-C Tara Cutler, MHS, PA-C

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Education and Clinical Training:
Tara earned her bachelor of science in biology in 2001 at Idaho State University in Pocatello. In 2003, she earned her master's degree in health science - Physician Assistant at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.

Certifications:
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certified in Advanced Life Support

Professional Experience:
2004 - 2006
Physician Assistant, Internal Medicine
Southwest Medical Associates
Las Vegas, NV

2006 - Present
Staff Physician Assistant
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Tara enjoys traveling, playing sports (especially softball) and spending time with family and friends.


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Kate Czar, PhD Kate Czar, PhD

Hometown: Schnecksville, PA

Education and Clinical Training:
Kate completed a B.A. in Psychology at Millersville University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi (2012). Her clinical training has included experience in various settings, such as residential substance abuse and dependence treatment, outpatient behavioral medicine (with an emphasis on pain management), and university counseling centers.

Certifications:
Licensed Psychologist, Texas


Professional Experience:
2013 - Present
Integrated Health Psychologist
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Kate enjoys working with diverse students with various presenting concerns. She is particularly interested in anxiety management, substance-related issues, grief and loss, LGBTQ identity exploration, and a holistic view of health and wellness. She values the use of mindfulness, relaxation, and strength-based approaches in therapy. Her goal is to help students empower themselves to live happier, healthier lives.

Beyond her professional life, Kate is a huge animal-lover, is passionate about plants and the environment, and loves enjoying all that the amazing city of Austin has to offer. She adores traveling and being exposed to new cultures and people. She also loves movies, music, eating, and playing various sports.


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Jill Grimes, MD FAAFP Jill Grimes, MD FAAFP

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Grimes was a Presidential Endowed Scholar at Texas A&M University, earning a BA in biology with a minor in Spanish in 1987. She earned her MD at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991, and then completed her three-year residency training for family medicine here in Austin.

Certifications:
Board certified in Family Medicine

Professional Experience:
1994 - 1996
Private Practice
Travis Physician Associates
Austin, TX

1996 - 2001
Private Practice
Partners in Health MDPA
Austin, TX

2000 - Present
Clinical Instructor
UMASS Medical School

2008 - Present
Multi-Media Medical Expert
Online, Print, Radio, TV

2009 - Present
Associate Editor
5-Minute Clinical Consult Textbook

2002 - 2012
Private Practice
West Lake Family Practice

2013 - Present
Staff Physician
UT Austin University Health Services

Interests:

Dr. Grimes is passionate about prevention and, as a family physician her practical advice covers all ages, genders, and body parts. She educates patients and students by sharing stories and accurate medical information in a non-judgmental fashion. Outside of medicine, Dr. Grimes especially enjoys outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and boating - especially when she can escape to cooler climates in the mountains.


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Sherry Guyton, F.N.P-B.C. Sherry Guyton, FNP-BC

Hometown: Richmond, VA (Austinite since 1968)

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. Guyton earned her bachelor of liberal sciences in child development in 1983 at St. Edward's University in Austin, and her bachelor of science in nursing in 1987 at The University of Texas at Austin. In 1994, she earned her master of science in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis in Community Health and counseling. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's program at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1997.

Certifications:
Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Advanced Practice Nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Experience:
1987 - 1989
Staff Nurse in Labor and Delivery
Post-Partum and Newborn Nursery
Georgetown Community Hospital
Georgetown, TX

1989 - 1996
Director of Health Services
Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX

1994 - 1995
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
St. David's and Brackenridge Hospitals
Austin, TX

1998 - 2004
Family Nurse Practitioner
Private practices in the Austin area

2002 - 2004
Family Nurse Practitioner/Manager
Round Rock Health Clinic
Round Rock, TX

2004 - Present
Family Nurse Practitioner
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

2007 - Present
Electronic Health Record Developer and Trainer
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
In July of 2007, Ms. Guyton began working with the IT department at UHS to develop electronic forms and to train UHS providers for a transition from paper charting to electronic health records. She still works in the clinics, and says she chose University Health Services because "I love working with college students and I love UT!" She enjoys spending time reading, doing woodworking, working with stained glass, and spending time with her friends, children, and grandchildren.


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Karen Hickey, FNP-C Karen Hickey, FNP-C

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. Hickey earned her bachelor of science in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin in 1995. In 2002, she earned her master of science in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin.

Certifications:
Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Experience:
2002 - 2004
Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine
Private Practice
San Marcos, TX

2004 - 2011
Nurse Practitioner
Family Practice
Round Rock, TX

2011 - Present
Nurse Practitioner
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Karen's interests beyond practicing medicine include gardening, boating, yoga and travel.


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Louis K. (Ken) Hine, M.D. Louis K. (Ken) Hine, M.D.

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Hine earned his bachelor of arts in biology at UT Austin in 1979. He then attended medical school at UT San Antonio where he received his doctor of medicine in 1983. After that, he trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and then at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Between those internships, he attended Harvard University where he earned his master's degree in public health followed by a two-year fellowship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Certifications:
Board certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:
1987 - 1989
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
U.S. Centers for Disease Control

1989 - 1993
Medical Director for Communicable Diseases
Community Clinics
Austin-Travis County Health Department

1993 - 2014
Private Practice, Internal Medicine
Austin Regional Clinic

2014 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:

Dr. Hine loves to see good theater and to travel, especially in Great Britain and in the United States desert southwest. He likes to bike around downtown and Lady Bird Lake and to go for walks with his spouse and his dogs. He enjoys reading WWII and Cold War spy fiction and simply being with his family and children.

In his medical practice, he strives to meet people on their own terms and to help them help themselves. He enjoys puzzling through problems, but also relishes helping his patients heal and understand the meaning of the problem.

To prospective students in healthcare, Dr. Hine would say: "Study what you love; do what you do well. Medicine and the other healing arts and professions can be rewarding as well as difficult. They're full of opportunities for lifelong learning and for doing good. Above all, you must know yourself and be content in your choices."

Dr. Hine lives in Austin with his spouse, daughters, and their animal menagerie (at last count: four dogs, one cat and a bird). He is happy to be back on the Forty Acres.


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Nicole Lackowski, P.A.-C. Nicole Lackowski, PA-C

Hometown: Houston, TX

Education and Clinical Training:
Nicole earned her bachelor of science in 1995 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. In 1997, she earned her master's degree in science and her certificate in physician assistant studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Certifications:
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Professional Experience:
1997 - 2005
Physician Assistant
Oster Boulevard Family Practice
Bryan, TX

2006 - Present
Staff Physician Assistant
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Nicole is married with two children and a dog. She loves swimming and spending time with family and friends.


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Jeff Latimer, M.D. Jeff Latimer, M.D.

Hometown: Parkersburg, W.Va.

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Latimer earned his bachelor of arts in biology in 1976 at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. In 1980, he earned his doctor of medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his internal medicine residency in 1983 at The University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals in San Antonio.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:
1984 - 1995
Corvallis Clinic, Inc.
Internal Medicine/Urgent Care Department
Corvallis, OR

1995 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Latimer's interests include playing most sports, coaching youth team sports, and photography. His wife, Tricia, is a clinical pharmacist with Scott and White Health Plan in Temple, TX. He has one daughter who is pre-med in college and a son who plays football in high school.


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Danielle Key MPAS, P.A.-C. Karen Lee, M.D.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Lee earned her bachelor of science in biochemistry in 1973 at the University of California at Davis. In 1977, she earned her doctor of medicine at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine. She served her residency from 1977 to 1980 in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:
1977 - 1978
Clinical Instructor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

1978 - 1981
Physician
Private Practice
Austin, TX

1981 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Lee enjoys the practice of college health because the university environment, the opportunity to balance family and career, and especially the students.


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Mirella Mays, F.N.P Mirella M. Mays, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Hometown: Austin, TX

Education and Clinical Training:
Mirella earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. She earned her master of science in nursing and completed the family nurse practitioner program in 1998 at the University of Texas in Austin.

Certifications:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Experience:
1998 - 2009
Family Nurse Practitioner
City of Austin Primary Care

2009 - 2012
Family Nurse Practitioner
Community Care of Austin

2012 - Present
Family Nurse Practitioner
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Mirella's professional interests include empowering individuals to become healthier both physically and mentally. Mirella is married to her college sweetheart she met while attending the University of Texas in 1988 and they have a five year old son and 20 year old daughter who is a sophomore at the University of Texas in Austin. Mirella loves any outdoor activities especially spending time on beautiful beaches. She loves traveling and visiting new places. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.


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Melinda McMichael, M.D. Melinda McMichael, M.D.

Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. McMichael earned her bachelor of science in chemical science in 1975 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. In 1978, she earned her doctor of medicine from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City. She served her residency from 1978 to 1982 in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:
1981 - 1982
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

1987 - 1991 and 1998 - 2000
Medical Director
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

1982 - Present
Staff Physcian
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. McMichael enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. In 2007, she was appointed to the Texas Medical Board for a six-year term. Dr. McMichael observes: Most college students ask intelligent questions and want to be involved in their evaluation and treatment. Some doctors might find it uncomfortable to be challenged by their patients on a regular basis, but I think it has made me a better, more thoughtful doctor. The wide variety of medical problems in college students is both intellectually interesting and satisfying to treat because students generally listen and follow through with treatment plans -- or at least want to discuss it if they decide not to! In addition, caring for college students has given me the opportunity to make a difference by helping students recognize poor health habits and intervene early to prevent long-term chronic illness.


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Norma L. Naghaviani, M.D. Norma L. Naghaviani, M.D.

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Education/Clinical Training:
Dr. Naghaviani earned her bachelor of science in biology in 1980 at The University of Texas at San Antonio. In 1984, she earned her doctor of medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She served her residency in Family Practice at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock from 1984 to 1987.


Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Practice

Professional Experience:
1987 - 1991
Associate Professor
Texas Tech Health Science Center; El Paso, TX

1991 - 1992
Physician
Private Practice; Austin, TX

1992 - 1996
Physician
Community Health, City of Austin/Travis County Health Department; Austin, TX

1996 - 1999
Physician
Private Practice; Austin, TX

2000 - 2003
Community Health Physician
Community Health, City of Austin/Travis County Health Department
Austin, TX

2003 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Besides practicing medicine, Dr. Naghaviani says that she "loves family gatherings, nature activities (like gardening, hiking and collecting rocks), reading, and singing God's praises.


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Elena V. Stephens, M.D. Elena V. Stephens, M.D.

Hometown: Saratov, Russia

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Stephens earned her doctor of medicine from Saratov State Medical University in Russia in 1991. She served an internship from 1991 to 1992 at the Internal Medicine Department at Clinical Hospital #2 in Saratov, Russia. After working as a physician in Russia for a few years, Dr. Stephens relocated to the United States. From 2000 to 2002, she served a residency in Family Practice through The University of Texas Medical Branch at CHRISTUS Hospital - Saint Elizabeth in Beaumont, TX followed in 2002 to 2003 with a residency in Family Practice at the Austin Medical Educational Program.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Medicine

Professional Experience:
1992 - 1993
Physician
Internal Medicine Department
Clinical Hospital #2
Saratov, Russia

1993 - 1995
Physician
Saratov Military Hospital
Saratov, Russia

1998 - 1999
Family Practice Extern
Baylor/Grapevine Family and Industrial Clinic
Grapevine, TX

1998 - 2000
Clinical Assistant
Obstetrics/Gynecology Practice
Carrollton, TX

1999 - 2000
Clinical Observer
Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

1999 - 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow; Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

2003 - 2004
Locum Tenens Physician/Community Health Clinic
Pflugerville, TX

2003 - 2004
Locum Tenens Physician
Buttercup Medical Center
Cedar Park, TX

2003 - Present
Staff Physcian
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Stephens enjoys classical music, playing the piano, fine arts, reading, gardening, traveling, and camping.


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James Wen-Huang Tai, M.D. James Wen-Huang Tai, M.D.

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Tai earned his doctor of medicine in 1980 at the University of Michigan Inteflex Program, a combined pre-medical and medical school, in Ann Arbor. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1983 in at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:
1983 - 1985
Physician
Private Practice
Austin, TX

1983 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Tai is board certified in Internal Medicine, which means he cares for a diverse patient population with all kinds of problems ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to potentially serious problems and chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes. Here, he discusses why he chose medicine and what he likes about his vocation:

"I chose medicine because I felt it was a field that offered many options. General internal medicine combines my interests in science, the arts, and individuals and allows me to work in a variety of areas. Every day is a little different. Some cases need straightforward evidence-based decision making while others require less well-defined verbal and nonverbal practices. Working in a university environment involves constant change and is an ongoing learning experience. If you are thinking about a career in healthcare, I suggest exploring not only medical school but also nursing fields, advanced practice nursing programs, physician assistant programs, and pharmacy programs as they all play integral roles in healthcare now."

Dr. Tai enjoys swimming, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. His wife is a gynecologist in Austin. They have four grown children.


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Shalini Tewari, M.D. Shalini Tewari, M.D.

Hometown: New York, NY transplant to Austin

Education Education and Clinical Training Dr. Tewari graduated from the Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL earning her M.D. degree in 1996. She served her residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, M.D. from 1996-1999. She went on to complete a clinical Geriatrics fellowship at the former St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center in New York, NY from 2003-2004.

Professional Licenses
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Professional Experience:
1999-2002
Private Practice , Baltimore and Silver Springs, M.D.

2003-2004
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY

2005-2009
Private Practice, New York, NY, half time
Staff Physician at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, half time (returned to work from 8/10-12/10 in middle of maternity leave/stay at home mom period)

2010-2012
Maternity Leave/Stay at home mom to twins with short return to work period

8/2012-current
Staff Physician at University Health Services at the University of Texas in Austin

Interests:
Spending time with her twin preschoolers and seeing the world through their eyes. Working with and helping college students and appreciating their unique perspectives. Enjoying the flexibility in achieving a work/life balance that college health affords.


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Sports Medicine Clinic



Patrick List, M.D. Patrick List, M.D.

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. List earned his bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and in 2000, received his doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland in 2003 followed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship in 2005 at the American Sports Medicine Institute.

Certifications:
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
Certified Clinical Densitometrist

Professional Experience:
1991 - 1997
Ohio Army National Guard
MASH Unit

2003 - 2004
Chief Resident/Faculty Member, Internal Medicine
Fraklin Square Hospital
Baltimore, M.D.

2005 - 2007
Internal Medicine
Bayview Physicians
Virginia Beach, VA

2007 - 2010
Sports Medicine
Slocum Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Eugene, OR

Interests:
Dr. List likes sports of all types, especially soccer. He also enjoys fishing and gardening.


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Robin Merket, M.D. Robin Merket, M.D.

Hometown: Hamlin, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Merket earned her bachelor of science in biology 1991 from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. In 1996, she earned her doctor of medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She served her residency in Family Practice through the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa in 1999, and followed up the next year with a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Certifications:
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Professional Experience:
1999 - 2000
Team Physician Coverage
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

1999 - 2000
Team Physician Coverage for Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN

2001 - 2005
Physician
Southeast Texas Medical Associates
Beaumont, TX

2002 - 2005
Team Physician
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

2003
Physician Coverage
Houston Shell Open Golf Tournament
Houston, TX

2004
Medical Tent Coverage
Ironman Triathlon World Championship
Kona, HI

2005 - Present
Staff Physician
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Dr. Merket's hobbies include softball, cycling, triathlon and travel.


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Women's Health Clinic



Andrea Armstrong RN, FNP-C Andrea Armstrong RN, FNP-C

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2000, Texas Woman's University
Master of Science in Nursing 2008, Texas Woman's University
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Certifications:
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Experience:
2000-2008 Labor and Delivery RN, High Risk Maternal-Fetal Unit, Hermann Hospital, Houston ,TX
2008-2009, Nurse Practitioner, Planned Parenthood, Houston,TX
2010-2011, Nurse Practitioner, HISD Student Health Clinic, Houston, TX
2011-2013, Private Practice, Austin, TX

Interests:
Gardening, dancing, rescuing critters.


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Barbara Blizzard, C.N.M. Barbara Blizzard, RN, CNM

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. Blizzard earned her bachelor of science in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. In 1974, she earned her master of science in nursing and nurse midwifery from the University of Mississippi in Jackson.

Certifications:
American College of Nurse Midwives

Professional Experience:
1974 - 1987
Nurse Midwife
Various positions in St. Louis, Arkansas, and Austin

1987 - Present
Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Clinic, University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

1994 - Present
Team Leader
Women's Health Clinic, University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Ms. Blizzard enjoys spending time with her family and many pets. She is also an avid Lady Longhorn basketball fan.


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Joyce Fleming, R.N.C., W.H.N.P. Joyce Fleming, RNC, WHNP

Hometown: Hammond, Indiana

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. Fleming earned her bachelor of arts in forensic studies and sociology in 1978 at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1985, she earned her bachelor of science in nursing at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Ten years later, Ms. Fleming earned her master's of science in nursing from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Certifications:
Certified as a Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation.

Professional Experience:
Ms. Fleming served and retired from the Army as an Army Nurse Corps Officer. She has prior experience in medical/surgical intensive care, post-anesthesia care, pediatrics, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and field nursing. For over a decade, she has provided care to women as a Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner. She joined University Health Services in August of 2003.

2003 - Present
Professional Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Clinic
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Ms. Fleming has been married for more than 30 years and has raised two children. She enjoys reading, shopping for antiques, community activities, and trying a different restaurant each week. She actively supports various UT and community activities and programs.


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Cindy McAllister, RNC, WHNP Cindy McAllister, RNC, WHNP

Hometown: Pearland, Texas

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. McAllister earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Texas Woman's University in 1976. She finished the Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Dallas in 1990.

Certifications:
Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Certified as a Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation

Professional Experience:

1977 - 1987
Registered Nurse
Various Central Texas hospitals and clinics

1987 - 1992
Public Health Nurse, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, & Interim Director of Medical Services
Hays County Health Department
San Marcos, TX

1992 - 1997
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Caring Center for Women
San Marcos, TX

1997 - 2002
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Galveston County Health District 4C's Clinic
San Marcos, TX

2002 - 2003
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group
Texas City, TX

2004 - 2010
Maternal Child Specialist, WHNP
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

2010 - Present
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Clinic, University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests and Hobbies:
Ms. McAllister returned to Austin in 2010 with her husband after a 13-year detour to the Texas Gulf coast. She enjoys reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, listening to live music, gardening, cooking, reading, and exercising with her golden retriever, Ruby. When asked to describe her experiences with college students, Ms. McAllister responded:

"I am impressed by how many students come to their visit with basic information regarding their symptoms, and I feel this helps them leave the visit with a stronger understanding of their diagnosis and plan of care. Educating patients about preventive healthcare is something I really enjoy - especially how diet, rest, stress, and how we cope affect our general well-being. I appreciate the students, and find helping them with their health concerns and identifying the many resources available to them quite rewarding."


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Nutrition Services


Annie Mahon, PhD, MS, RDN Annie Mahon, PhD, MS, RDN

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Mahon earned her bachelor of arts in social sciences in 1987 at New York University in New York City. In 1998, she earned her master of science in nutrition from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and started working towards her doctorate shortly thereafter. After completing the doctoral coursework and laboratory research, she began working at Purdue in 2004 as their Coordinator of Nutrition Education Programs. Two years later, she completed her work on her doctorate and received her Ph.D. from Purdue.

Certifications:
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian

Professional Experience:
2004-2012
Coordinator, Nutrition Education Programs
Student Health Center
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

2013-Present
Dietitian
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Personal Information:
Annie loves to play tennis and swim, watch collegiate woman's volleyball, and knit and crochet. Since she arrived in 2012-13, she has enjoyed becoming familiar with Austin and exploring fun things to do around the city like walking near Town Lake with her husband and dog.

Annie likes to meet new people, and looks forward to working with UT students on their nutrition issues. She says, "Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Come talk with me if you have nutrition questions or concerns. Let's explore your options and discuss solutions that meet your individual needs." Annie's experience has focused on eating disorders, weight management, vegetarian diets, sports nutrition, and food allergies as well as other nutritionally-managed health conditions and diseases. Her goal is assist students with their food decisions in order to have a positive impact on their health and academic performance.


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Allergy Immunization Clinic



Charlotte Katzin, RN, BSN Charlotte Katzin, RN, BSN

Hometown: Litchfield, Connecticut

Education and Clinical Training:
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Cum Laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Certifications:
RN, Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Professional Experience:
1985-1987
Nursing Supervisor/Patient Care Coordinator - Anderson Parker Inc. Austin, Texas

1987 - 2003
RN Team Leader - Family Practice - Austin Regional Clinic - Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas

2003 - Present
RN Nurse Manager - Allergy/Immunization Clinic - University Health Services - UT Austin

Personal Information:
Charlotte enjoys sports and physical activities. During the last 15 years she has enjoyed mountain biking, juggling, geocaching, volleyball, tennis, and swimming in Barton Springs. She has completed five sprint distance triathlons.

Charlotte's words of encouragement to nursing students, "I have never regretted my decision to go into nursing" are heartfelt. Whether it was working in geriatrics, community health, visiting nursing, college health, or caring for her aging parents, Charlotte has felt passionate and committed to her work as a nurse.


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Physical Therapy Clinic



Julie Clouse, PTA, CKTP Julie Clouse, PTA, CKTP

Hometown: Lumberton, TX

Education and Clinical Training:
Julie first also earned an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in 2001 from Galveston College, where she was a scholarship volleyball player and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor’s society Honor Society. In 2004, she earned her Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from North Harris Montgomery College in Houston, TX.

Certifications:
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

Professional Experience:
2004 - 2009
Physical Therapist Assistant
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Austin, TX

2009 - 2013
Physical Therapist Assistant
Spine Austin
Austin, TX

2013 - Present
Physical Therapist Assistant
University Health Services – UT Austin
Austin, TX

Interests:

Julie really appreciates the diverse group of students she treats at UT Austin. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and her dogs.


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Karen Keeler, PT, MCMT, OCS Karen Keeler, PT, MCMT, OCS

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Education and Clinical Training:
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University in 2002. In 2005, she earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Certifications:
Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy - 2012
APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy - 2013

Professional Experience:
2005 - 2007
Staff Physical Therapist
Warm Springs Rehabilitation
San Antonio, TX

2007 - 2009
Traveling Contract Physical Therapist
Medrec, Inc.
Various Locations

2009 - 2010
Staff Physical Therapist
Baptist HealthLink –Bitters
San Antonio, TX

2010 - 2012
Site Coordinator
Baptist HealthLink – Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

2014 - Present
Staff Physical Therapist
University Health Services - University of Texas
Austin, TX

Interests:

Karen enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dog. She travels as often as she can, even if it’s just a weekend trip to the Texas coast. She enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors.


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Gina Wagner, PT, DPT, COMT, ATC, LAT Gina Wagner, PT, DPT, COMT, ATC, LAT

Hometown: Doland, South Dakota

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Wagner is dual-credentialed as a doctor of physical therapy and a licensed athletic trainer. She earned her bachelor of science in psychology from South Dakota State University in 1986 while minoring in athletic training and completing her pre-PT curriculum. In 1988, she received her first physical therapy degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner went on to earn a master of education degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2002 and a doctorate in physical therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in 2008.

Certifications:
BOC Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Certified BACKtoGOLF Therapist

Professional Experience:
1988 - 1989
Staff Physical Therapist, South Dakota Developmental Center
Private practice partner, Community Memorial Hospital
Redfield, SD

1989 - 1994
Senior Physical Therapist, Sports Therapy Arthritis Rehabilitation
Head Athletic Trainer, Las Vegas High School
Las Vegas, NV

1994 - 1996
Founding Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director, Lake Area Technological Institute
Adjunct Faculty, Mount Marty College
Watertown, SD

1996 - 2002
Coordinator of Sports Medicine, Senior Physical Therapist
ETMC Rehabilitation Center
Tyler, TX

2002 - 2007
Regional Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
East Texas Regional Health Care System
Tyler, TX

2002 - 2007
Adjunct Faculty Member
Health and Kinesiology Department
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX

2004 - 2007
Head Athletic Trainer
Trinity Valley Community College
Athens, TX

2008 - 2011
Private practice owner and director of PerformancePro Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tyler, TX

2011 - 2011
Director of Human Performance and Outpatient Rehabilitation
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
The Woodlands, TX

2011 - 2013
Center Manager
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Rockwall, TX

2013 - present
Senior Physical Therapist/Department Manager
University Health Services
University of Texas at Austin

Interests:

Dr. Wagner relishes teaching so that she can share her passion for her profession with her peers as well as students. She enjoys attending collegiate sports activities and helping to rehabilitate athletes of any sport and skill level. She has been appointed to provide sports medicine coverage for the State Games of America and as a volunteer at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center on numerous occasions.

Some of Dr. Wagner's clinical interests include shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot rehabilitation; sport-specific training and rehabilitation; sports performance enhancement; manual therapy utilizing joint and soft tissue mobilization and Graston instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization; core strengthening and stabilization; and spine and postural rehabilitation. She also specializes in biomechanical gait analysis, foot and ankle biomechanical evaluation, and custom foot orthotics.

In her free time, Dr. Wagner enjoys travel, music, attending sporting events, and writing poetry.


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Integrated Health



Keith Arrington, LCHW

Keith Arrington, LCSW

Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas

Education and Clinical Training: Mr. Arrington has earned three degrees from the University of Texas: a Bachelor of Arts in government, a Bachelor of business administration in accounting, and an Master of Science in Social Work.

Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Texas

Professional Experience:
1996 - 1999
Hospice Program Coordinator
Project Transitions
Austin, TX

1999 - Present
Clinical Social Worker
University Health Services
The University of Texas at Austin

Interests:
Mr Arrington enjoys going to movies, reading, especially about spirituality, religion, and politics. He also enjoys good Tex-Mex, traveling to new places, and listening to Willie Nelson.


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Elana Bizer, LMSW Elana Bizer, LMSW

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education and Clinical Training:
Ms. Bizer earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from Temple University in 1990. She then attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she completed her health counseling certificate in 2003. She earned her masters of science in social work from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007.

Licensure:
Licensed Mental Health Social Worker, State of Texas

Professional Experience:
Ms. Bizer was a journalist for fifteen years before she transitioned to working as a health counselor and psychotherapist. She continues to write and publish on topics concerning health and wellness.

2005 - 2006
Counselor/MSSW Intern at Communities in Schools
Austin, TX

2007
Therapist/MSSW Intern
Capital Area Mental Health Center
Austin, TX

2008
Clinical Social Worker at People's Community Clinic
Austin, TX

2006 - Present
Clinical Social Worker
University Health Services
University of Texas, Austin

Interests:
Ms. Bizer is interested in the inter-relationship between emotional and physical health and enjoys working with individuals to facilitate wellness on both levels. She utilizes a client-centered, mindfulness-based style of counseling which incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, relational, and mind-body approaches. Outside of work, Ms. Bizer is passionate about all things involving food (including cooking, blogging about nutrition, and, of course, eating). In addition, she enjoys yoga, art, hiking, and traveling overseas.


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Cary Tucker , RN, LCSW Cary Tucker, RN, LCSW

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Education
1983
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
The University of Texas at Austin

2001
Masters of Science in Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Licenses
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Texas
Registered Nurse, State of Texas

Professional Employment
The University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center
2011- Present Associate Director
2006-2011 Program Director for Integrated Health

Interests:
Trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Areas of interest include mindfulness and psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, humor, spirituality, and a holistic approach to health and healing


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