Dr. Schultz’s Care Team

Rita Schultz, DO

Dr. Schultz is a native Texan from the Houston area. She has a special interest in pediatrics, women’s health, and preventative medicine.

Care Philosophy

"I believe that good medical care comes from a partnership between patient and physician. Every patient is different and I strive to tailor each relationship accordingly. My goal is to give you all of the information and help you to understand your diagnosis and overall health. I believe that knowledge is a good thing (although some home internet research can be a bit scary). Everything is open for discussion and we can make decisions together to treat any conditions you may have and prevent future illness. I enjoy caring for people of all ages- from small children to geriatrics. I see men and women. I have a particular interest in preventive medicine and one of my favorite things to do is help patients improve their health and get off of medication."

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical: North Texas Health Science Center – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mercy Methodist Family Practice – Sacramento, CA

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine


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

Cynde Gardner, PA-C

Cynde was born and raised in Texas. She has a BS degree from Texas A&M University in Biomedical Sciences. She received her Physician Assistant degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. After becoming licensed with the State Board, Cynde began working for SAFPC in 2003. Cynde’s special interests include women’s health and heart disease. Outside of work, she is an avid reader and spends much of her free time with her nieces and nephew. She also loves movies and is always up for a good joke!

Care Philosophy

Cynde Gardner, PA-C enjoys building collaborative relationships with her patients in which they choose how “hands-on” they want to be. She sees all ages and does comprehensive as well as preventive care. She especially likes working with women’s health care. The ultimate aim is to have a solid partnership between the patient, the clinic, and their provider.

Accepting New Patients: Yes
In Practice Since: 1993

Christina Brown, FNP-C

Christina was raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in nursing and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's degree in nursing. She practiced as a nurse for 6 years with adult and pediatric populations before working as a family nurse practitioner. She lives with her dog Kai in Austin. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and going to UT basketball games when she has free time.

Care Philosophy

"I went into nursing so I could help people of all ages. After working in the hospital setting for over 6 years in both acute and critical care units I learned how important it is to advocate for my patients. Patients should be treated as a whole and the provider and patient should work as a team. I enjoy listening to my patients and believe that communication and education is the key to providing high-quality care."

Accepting New Patients: Yes
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