Dr. Spencer’s Care Team

Office Location:

Premier Family Physicians @ Southwest Medical Village

5625 Eiger Rd
Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78735

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

Kevin Spencer, M.D.

Dr. Spencer has been in practice since 1997. He is married to Barrie and has 2 children. He enjoys reading, hiking, coaching sports, time with family, and exercising.

Care Philosophy

Kevin P. Spencer, MD specializes in Family Medicine. He cares for school age children and adults in his practice. He believes prevention, wellness, and sports exams are critical in assessing a person’s health risks and strategizing towards their health goals. He manages risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol with high proven standards to prevent early disease. He is available to see urgent complaints on a same day basis.

“My aim is to be a true partner with my patients. I provide personalized care hallmarked by intently listening to them. This allows me to meet their needs and expectations and then arrive at correct conclusions in diagnosis and management decisions. At Premier Family Physicians, we are committed to serving our patients. We utilize technology in a prudent and private way to offer services like appointment reminders, secure electronic communication with your doctor, and educational tools. We give focused attention to making the entire patient experience excellent both in the delivery of their care, but also, in their interaction with our excellent staff.”

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education:

Undergraduate: Murray State University in Kentucky: 1990
Medical: University of Texas Medical School – Houston: 1994
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina: 1997

Board Certifications:

Board Certified Family Practice

In Practice Since: 1997
Affiliations:

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

Anne B. (Barrie) Spencer, M.D.

Dr. Anne B. (Barrie) Spencer is married to Dr. Kevin Spencer and they have twin daughters. She enjoys time with family, hiking, reading and exercising.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Spencer enjoys providing compassionate care for families. Her practice includes same day access for acute care, comprehensive prevention and wellness exams, and management of chronic illnesses. She believes the best clinical outcomes result when there is a strong partnership between the patient and health provider. Thus, through readily accessible office visits, courteous office staff communication, and secure electronic communication, she builds this partnership to ensure excellent clinical care.

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education:

Undergraduate: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA: 1988
Medical: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA: 1994
Graduate: University of Pennsylvania: 1990
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC: 1997

Board Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Affiliations:

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

Jenna Lounsberry, PA-C

Jenna was born and raised in North Austin. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Biology and University of Texas Pan American with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. As a recent graduate she has an interest in primary care and is excited to start her career. Outside of work she loves spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Care Philosophy

Jenna grew up with parents in the health profession and understands the importance of quality health care. She has always had a passion for helping people and knew at a very young age she wanted to be in health care. Compassion and communication are especially important to her when it comes to patient care. She has a special interest in orthopedics and sports medicine as well as treating chronic illnesses such as hypertension, depression, diabetes and high cholesterol. With the new software she can keep track of patients disease management as well as prevention. The portal also keeps an open communication between patients and provider which she encourages all patients to utilize.

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education:

Undergraduate: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science: Biology: 2009
Medical: University of Texas Pan American, Masters in Physician Assistant Studies: 2012

Michelle Pruett, PA-C

Michelle grew up in the Boerne / New Braunfels area. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1998 with a degree in Psychology. She then earned her BS in Physician Assistant Studies at UT Southwestern in Dallas 2001. After living in Dallas for 3 years, she returned to the Hill Country and worked in the Marble Falls / Llano area. She returned to Austin, where she and her husband Darryl live with their son Gavin (2007). While Michelle especially likes pediatrics and women’s health, she enjoys getting to know many generations of a family and treating all ages.

Care Philosophy

Michelle comes from a long line of family members in the helping professions, from firefighters to teachers, and has certainly found her home in Family Practice. Especially since starting a family of her own, she understands how important continuity of care and access are to individuals and families. She believes in health maintenance and disease prevention are worth the investment and loves educating patients on taking care of their bodies. Our new software allows much better tracking of both disease management and prevention which frees up more time for Michelle to focus on those issues.

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education:

Undergraduate: University of Texas, Bachelor of Science: Psychology: 1998
Medical: UT Southwestern: 2001
Physician Assistant Studies

Languages other than English: Spanish
In Practice Since: 2002
Affiliations:

Central Texas Physician Assistant Society: 2004 - 2006, President
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants

Kristen Emptage, FNP-C

Kristen grew up in Temperance, MI. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the family nurse practitioner program at The University of Toledo in 2007 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She then moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she started working in primary care. After 9 years, she relocated to Austin with her husband and two daughters. In her free time Kristen enjoys reading, cycling, spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors with her 3 dogs.

Care Philosophy

“I value building strong partnerships with patients. Providing patients with the information they need to become an active participant in their health. I strive to practice with good communication, compassion and purpose, with the goal of helping patients achieve the highest level of health and wellness.”

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Education:

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from University of Toledo, Toledo, OH: 2001-2005
Master's of Science in Nursing from University of Toledo, Toledo, OH: 2005-2007

In Practice Since: 2007
Affiliations:

American Academy of Nursing Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Katie Breihan, 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
Education:

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

Affiliations:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses Organization

Languages other than English: Spanish
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