She earned a Master’s Degree in nursing at Chamberlain University. Angie started her nursing career after earning an Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Angelina College in 1998. She has been working as a nurse in Lufkin for over 24 years building a foundation of knowledge and experience in numerous healthcare areas. Her experience includes medical-surgical nursing, post-anesthesia care, critical care, geriatrics, obstetrics, women’s health, breast and cervical cancer services, healthcare administration, lifestyle, preventive, and family medicine. She served as a member of CHI St. Luke’s Cancer Committee for 9 years. She also served as a member of CHI St. Luke’s Ethics Committee for several years and as Ethics Chair for 2 years. In 2015, Angie received the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Salute to Health Care Nurse of the Year Award.
As a family nurse practitioner, she utilizes the knowledge, skills, and experience gained in her career to provide a more holistic approach to care with a focus on lifestyle and preventive health. A typical day for Angie as a nurse practitioner includes assessing and diagnosing patients 18 and older with acute and chronic conditions. She also offers special services that include medical weight loss, men and women’s health, female and male hormone replacement, IV infusion and injectable therapies. Although Angie is certified to prescribe medication as a treatment option, she has been successful with the holistic approach of listening and educating patients before resorting to medication. She assists patients with informed decisions and encourages active involvement in their treatment plan. Angie not only focuses on the patient’s physical health, but she also considers their psychological, social, spiritual and emotional needs in the management and prevention of disease. She believes it is important to treat the symptoms of disease but most importantly to find underlying causes to improve overall health.
Angie is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loves spending time with her family at the lake and on the beach. She also loves spending time with her two dogs Belle and Duke. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, traveling, and reading.