Dr. Schultz’s Care Team

Rita Schultz, D.O.

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

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 the University of Houston Victoria-Sugarland. 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 will advocate for you to get the best care possible. 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
The University of Houston-Victoria, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The University of Houston-Victoria, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Board Certifications:

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

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