Dr. Gabriel’s Care Team

David J. Gabriel, M.D.

Care Philosophy

New medical products and tests continue to be introduced that changes how physicians practice medicine. However, the relationship between family doctor and patient does not "change" so much as it "grows" as we journey through life together. I am privileged to work for amazing people, my patients, some for two decades. My style is to put medical science through a practical sense filter on an individualized basis to provide advice to prevent illness, to help heal when illness occurs, and to provide comfort when recovery cannot be achieved.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio


University Texas Health Science Center

Karla Doss, PA-C

Karla spent her childhood growing up around Air Force, as her father was a veterinarian in the 2nd Air Force. She fell in love with Texas and with the hill country when she joined a small family practice in Burnet. She spent a number of years in Galveston working in women's health - providing prenatal care and family planning for clinics in a 5 county area. Serving on the faculty at the UTMB Physician Assistant Program, Karla helped to train senior PA students in OB/GYN and spent four years working in the Adolescent Pregnancy Unit. Karla lived 25 years in Corpus Christi raising 3 fine young sons into 3 fine young men - swim team mom for her all-state swimmer, scout leader for her 3 Eagle Scouts, youth group leader, etc. For 19 years she provided medical care for Camp Longhorn Inks in Burnet, TX - getting to go to camp with her kids and becoming a true part of the CLH family. She moved to Austin in 2010 and is married to a professional chef who works at Barton Creek Resort. They adore traveling around the world and absolutely love Austin. Karla and Jim sing in their church choir and enjoy live music all around the Austin area.

Care Philosophy

"Family medicine affords the unique opportunity to truly develop ongoing relationships with patients and their families. This is my favorite aspect of the job as a Physician Assistant. I love a small practice that easily allows continuity of care throughout a patient's life."

Accepting New Patients: Yes

UT Austin Undergraduate
UT Southwestern Medical School - PA Program
Preceptorship - Shepperd Memorial Clinic, Burnet, TX


American Academy of Physician Assistants
Central Texas Association of Physician Assistants
Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants

Blair Kuecker, APRN, NP-C

Blair was raised in Pflugerville, Texas. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She began her nursing career as an associate degree nurse, then obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Prior to joining Premier Family Physicians in 2016, Blair served as a registered nurse within St. David’s healthcare system caring for antepartum, postpartum, and gynecological patients. In her free time, Blair likes spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys a variety of fitness and outdoor activities and exploring the Austin area.

Care Philosophy

Blair enjoys caring for patients of all ages and believes in providing her patients with high-quality care. She strives to build meaningful relationships and encourages her patients to be actively involved in their care. Blair maintains a passion for health and fitness and has a special interest in preventative medicine, and women’s health. She also enjoys utilizing holistic or alternative therapies in addition to traditional treatments.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Austin Community College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Texas Tech University
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Board Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Texas Board of Nursing: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Prescriptive Authority


American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

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