Nancy Austin's desire to work in health care was ignited in eighth grade. Her grandfather was often ill, and she was fascinated as she watched his doctors, nurses and providers take care of him. From that point, Nancy knew that she wanted to be "hands on" in health care.
As a critical care nurse in a variety of areas including the CVICU, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU and flight nursing, Nancy realized she wanted to guide patients long-term in maintaining their health. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and worked for a short time in the Emergency Room. Nancy believes this experience gave her a broad background and honed her skills which she now applies to an everyday clinic setting.
Nancy believes in building relationships with her patients, and tells them to invest in their health and treatment plan. Nancy strives to be an advocate for her patients. A disease or condition is just one problem, not the whole person, and she makes sure every patient understands what they are doing, what medicines they are taking and why.
Nancy treats patients of every age, including children and babies. She is trained in all areas of family health including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac issues, women’s health, COPD, asthma, sports physicals and well visits for adults and children.
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spengin time with her grandchildren, cooking, gardening and traveling.
- Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas at Galveston, Galveston, TX
- Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of Texas Health Critical Science Center, Houston, TX