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 disease 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

Undergraduate: Rice University: 1992
Medical: UT Medical School San Antonio: 1996
Residency: Family Practice Resident, Central Texas Medical Foundation: 1999

Board Certifications:

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine: 1999


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 in 2004 and master of science in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2015. 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 evidenced-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

Undergraduate: Baylor University, 2004
Graduate: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 2015

Board Certifications:

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


American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses

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