Dr. Spencer’s Care Team

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

Dr. Anne (Barrie) Spencer grew up in Georgia. After completing medical school at Emory University, she finished her Family Medicine Residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and then moved to Austin, Texas with her family. She enjoys running on Lady Bird Lake Trail, spending time with her family, and travel adventures to National Parks.

Care Philosophy

“My aim is to provide compassionate care for families and to partner with each individual in their medical journey. I believe the best clinical outcomes result when there is a strong partnership between the patient and health provider. My practice includes comprehensive prevention and wellness exams, optimal management of chronic conditions, as well as, same-day access for acute care. Through readily accessible office visits, secure electronic and personal communication with patients, and an excellent care team, I strive to ensure valuable patient care experiences for all of our patients.”

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 Whitehead, PA-C

Jenna was born and raised in North Austin. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Biology and the University of Texas Pan American with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband listening to live music, going to the lake/greenbelt with their two dogs, and hanging out with family and friends.

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 patient's 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, APRN, 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 active participants 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

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