Andrew Papendieck, M.D.

Andrew Papendieck, M.D.

Phonetic pronunciation of last name: "PAH - pen - deek"

Clinical Expertise: Primary Care, Wellness, Men's Health, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Sports Medicine (non-operative), Procedural care under local anesthesia

I am a board-certified family medicine physician practicing broad-scope family medicine. I treat patients of all ages and with all conditions.

I consider myself a diagnostician and a specialist of each patient, rather than a specialist of any particular field of medicine/disease. Patients can expect that I will respect their perspectives and value their individual life goals, which are essential in guiding our interactions and personalized recommendations. I intend to serve as a health consultant and as a life-long primary caretaker for patients and their families, to the extent desired, and that I can do so.

If I had to name a particular interest in medicine, other than my patients, it would be longevity. Longevity could be a product of a longer lifespan coupled with improved quality of life, quantified by measures of intrinsic dimensions of health - cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and physical. To target this objective, it is paramount to gain a better understanding of one’s body and its functions, aberrations, and deficiencies. This process can vary significantly between patients depending on their health condition, goals, and time/resource availability. With this individualized data, custom goals can be established, and scientifically-founded recommendations can be made to replenish and optimize one’s body and mind. The application of longevity permeates and informs my entire medical practice and is embraced to differing extents depending on each patient's life objectives and priorities.

Care Philosophy

"It is an amazing privilege to care for others as a career. In doing so, I aim to become a partner with patients, building continued relationships, providing comprehensive care, and making myself available at times of need, including same-day appointments. This construct includes an emphasis on patient-centeredness, promotion of healthy lifestyles and disease prevention, recognition of the context of illness, evidence-based decision making, and a family focus. As a physician, I am trusted with the tremendous responsibility of another’s health–a covenant that I do not take lightly. Together with my patients, we will strive to prevent and manage illness. If the needs of care should extend outside the bounds of my capabilities, it is incumbent upon me to readily recognize the need for escalating care or specialty referral to help my patients navigate our complex, evolving healthcare field."

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

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Medical: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Residency: Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Affiliations:

Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians

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