Dr. Lifshen's Care Team

Michael S. Lifshen, M.D.

Dr. Michael S. Lifshen, M.D.

Dr. Lifshen is married and has two daughters, Samantha and Jenna. They also cohabitate with three cats (Perry, Beluga, and Cricket) and two dogs (Cinnamon and Roscoe). We also have two horses (Presley and Ella) but luckily they are boarding at barns.

Care Philosophy:

"My philosophy revolves around being proactive when possible and developing partnerships with patients. When there is an acute problem, we want to see the patient as soon as possible, evaluate, and treat efficiently. For chronic medical problems, it is essential to have both short term and long-term goals to maintain or improve a patient’s health and quality of life."

Accepting New Patients: Yes, Including Medicare, Private Pay, and Most Commercial Insurances

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, BA-Anthropology: 1979 - 1983
Medical: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston: 1987
Residency: Family Medicine Memorial Southwest Hospital, Houston: 1990
Internship: Family Medicine Memorial Southwest Hospital, Houston: 1988
Fellowship: Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice

Academic Appointments:

Clinical Assistant Professor, UTMB, Galveston
Medical Director for Medical Review of Texas

Board Certifications:

Board Certified Family Practice: 1990, Re-certified 1996, 2003, 2013


Medical Director for Backstage Medical Services
Medical Director of Telelif
Texas Academy of Family Practice
Former Family Physician for Austin Ice Bats Hockey team
American Academy of Family Practice
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Honors and Awards:

Phi Beta Pi Alumnus of the Year
Texas Monthly Blue Ribbon Panel: 2012 - Present
Texas Super Doctors 2011 - Present

Jamie Fleeger, PA-C

Jamie Fleeger, PA-C

Jamie Fleeger became a certified physician assistant after graduating from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1985. Jamie brings a combined 20 years of experience to the Premier Family Physicians team. Though she has experience in different fields of medicine such as urology and internal medicine she has found her passion in family medicine. Her love for caring for families as a whole is what fuels her passion.

For the past 20 years Jamie had been committing to yearly medical missions through Christian Medical Missions. In her free time she loves to cook, travel, and enjoys experiencing new cultures around the world.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Undergraduate: Baylor University – Waco, Texas, B.S.: 1981
Drury College – Springfield, MO: 1978
Medical: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, B.S. - P.A.: 1985

Board Certifications:

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Ellyn Lizakowski, APRN, NP-C

Dr. Ellyn Scholz, NP-C

Ellyn Lizakowski is one of our providers at Premier Family Physicians that offers Nexplanon and IUDs for long-acting reversible birth control providing 3 to 10 years of pregnancy prevention. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please call us at (512) 892-7076.

Ellyn was a critical care registered nurse for 5 years before returning to The University of Texas at Austin to earn her Master of Science in Nursing in 2012. As a primary care Family Nurse Practitioner, Ellyn can diagnose, prescribe, and manage overall care for all ages. Ellyn's areas of particular interest include adolescent care, women's health, and chronic disease management. She credits her nursing background and passion for patient health and well-being as the catalyst for developing strong, impactful partnerships with her patients. Ellyn is accepting new patients at the Westlake location.

Outside the office, Ellyn enjoys exploring the ever-changing Austin culinary scene and attending Longhorn football games. When she isn't out and about around town, you can find her practicing her own cooking techniques or traveling around the world with friends and family.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies from the University of Texas in Austin: 2003
Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University: 2005
Medical: Masters of Science in Nursing: 2012

Board Certifications:

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Prescriptive Authority


American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Texas Nurse Practitioners

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