Dr. Schultz’s Care Team

Office Location:

Premier Family Physicians @ Southwest Medical Village

5625 Eiger Rd
Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78735

Phone: (512) 892-7076
Fax: (855) 270-9668

Rita Schultz, D.O.

Dr. Schultz is a native Texan from the Houston area. She has 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: 1996
Medical: North Texas Health Science Center – College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2000
Residency: Mercy Methodist Family Practice – Sacramento, CA: 2003

Board Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Practice


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 in 1992. She has been licensed with the State Board since 1995, and 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

GayLynne Carson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

GayLynne Carson 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.

GayLynne Carson was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas to an Army Nurse and Special Needs Educator. She started her nursing career in Victoria, Texas in Acute Care Oncology/ Urology and Outpatient Chemotherapy. She then transitioned to Hospice and Palliative Care, and later returned to Acute Care Medical-Surgical and Observation Units. After 11 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, GayLynne obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner degree through University of Houston Victoria-Sugarland in 2015. She has enjoyed serving patients of all ages in Family Practice, Community Health Centers, and College Health. She has been practicing at Premier Family Physicians since July 2019.

Aside from following in her mother's footsteps as a nurse, her proudest accomplishments are her daughter, Lillie, and son, Walter. She enjoys scuba diving locally, visiting National and State parks, and volunteering in the community.

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing compassionate, quality, comprehensive care utilizing evidence based practice. As a patient advocate, I empower patients to be active participants in making decisions about their health care. I enjoy caring for all ages and medical complexities, and in addition to traditional practice, I am open to discussing alternative homeopathic therapies as recommended by the National Institutes of Health. My schedule allows for same day access for acute illness, chronic medical management, preventative care, women's health services and wellness exams for all ages. I will work with you to assure your concerns are heard and you are satisfied with the plan of care.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

The Victoria College, Associate's Degree in Nursing (2003)
University of Houston-Victoria, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2013)
University of Houston-Victoria, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2015)

Board Certifications:

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Katie Breihan, APRN, NP-C

After a career as a computer system consultant and real estate agent, Katie developed a passion for medicine. She returned to school and became a critical care nurse at University Medical Center Brackenridge while earning her masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Competent in Spanish, she has a special interest in Austin’s Hispanic population and in chronic disease management. Katie enjoys a vibrant household where she, her husband John, and their 3 children often share their home with those in need or in transition.

Care Philosophy:

Patients and their caregivers are looking for a healthcare partner who cares about them and knows what matters to them. I feel privileged to walk alongside my patients as they travel their unique path of wellness and illness, providing knowledge and judgment and connections. My approach is holistic, listening for insight into the mind-body-spirit influences on a person’s health. With the help of a secure email portal that allows us to stay in touch easily, I can know you and your needs. Together, we will make a plan for you – one that helps you to navigate the complexities of managing illness, and to achieve optimal health with lifestyle and disease prevention choices.

Accepting New Patients: Yes

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelors of Arts in International Business, Spanish, and French: 1980
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 2010
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: 2015

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
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses Organization

Languages other than English: Spanish
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