Dr. Sharman's Care Team

Ralph S. Sharman Jr., M.D.

Dr. Sharman has been board certified by the American Board of Family Practice since 1999. He has been in practice in Dripping Springs since 1999. He grew up in Houston and earned an undergraduate degree from Rice University. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his family practice residency in Austin at Brackenridge and St. David’s hospitals. His special interests include urgent care, geriatrics, preventative medicine, diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. His personal interests include cooking, spending time with his family, reading, traveling, and hiking. Dr. Sharman resides in Dripping Springs with his wife Pamela and two daughters.

Accepting New Patients: Yes, Including Medicare, Private Pay, And Most Commercial Insurances
In Practice Since: 1999
Education

Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical: UT Medical School San Antonio
Residency: Family Practice Resident, Central Texas Medical Foundation

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Practice
Texas Medical Association

Sarah Browning, APRN, AGNP-C

Sarah Browning is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Born and raised in Waco, Texas, she earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Baylor University and master of science in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she had the privilege of serving as an emergency room registered nurse in various hospitals from New York to Alaska for over 11 years. Prepared to care for individuals ages 15 and up, she has a special interest and background in chronic disease management and caring for the geriatric population. Prior to joining Premier Family Physicians, she worked as a nurse practitioner in post-acute care managing patients with acute and chronic illnesses in the rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, and long-term care settings. When not working to improve the quality of life of others, Sarah enjoys attempting to be a chef in her own kitchen as well as exploring the world with her family, friends and her 14-pound miniature poodle, Zeus

Care Philosophy

Whether it is a well-check, managing acute/chronic diseases, or discussing end-of-life care, I believe that modern medicine requires the patient and provider to form an interactive partnership. As your healthcare provider, it is my job to educate, empower, and provide realistic options that are evidence-based and holistic. Through collaboration and thoughtful dialogue, it is my goal to help you reach an informed decision that is focused on your values and goals.

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Graduate: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Board Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Affiliations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses

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