ur healthcare providers focus on preventing disease and illness and maintaining a patient’s good health. They treat illness and injury by providing a broad range of health care services traditionally provided by a physician. Our providers perform physicals, diagnose illnesses, order treatments and tests, interpret medical tests, provide counsel on preventive health care and write prescriptions.
René McCarty is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant with more than 25 years of experience in Family Medicine, Women's Health and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). She enjoys helping people of all ages maximize their health, but has specialized training in the use of bio-identical hormones.
She attends multiple conferences a year specific to hormone therapy and has several certifications including one in sexual health and treatment. She reads and studies hormonal function extensively, focusing on hormone replacement therapy and the many benefits provided to her patients, as it is her passion in medicine.
Lisa Blackwelder is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years in Nursing. Her background includes Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, ER and Nursery. She practiced as a Women's Health NP for many years after graduating from UT Tyler before going back to school at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to earn her FNP.
Lisa treats patients of all ages. She strives to manage the healthcare of the entire family, and encourages patients to be active participates in their own health and wellness. An avid triathlete, Lisa pursues long-lasting health for herself and her patients.
Brandi Malone is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in Internal Medicine as a nurse practitioner for 2 years. Prior to completing the Masters in Nursing for the FNP, Brandi worked at a level II Trauma Center with Trinity Mother Frances Emergency Room for 5 years. She also earned a Bachelor of Biology degree from UT Tyler before attending the BSN program.
Brandi aspires to be recognized in the community for the exceptional standard of care provided to patients and treating patients equally despite limitations. She also wishes to build a trusting relationship with her patients to colaborate regarding decisions of healthcare.
Physician Assistants and Nurse PractitionersP
hysician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are formally trained, licensed medical professionals. They have a collaborative relationship with a physician supervisor; Charles D. Haas, M.D. who serves as Medical Director for the LifeTime Health Center clinic.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are advanced medical providers with autonomy and are not to be confused with a medical assistant. They are trained to serve in a variety of clinical settings and in all medical specialties. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are rigorously trained in the same medical model as physicians. This training advances a PA’s or NP’s expertise in all areas of medicine in a condensed time frame. Training is roughly two-thirds the length of traditional medical school with 108 weeks of general primary care education. PAs and NPs may enhance their chosen medical specialty in a structured residency program, hand in hand with their physician colleagues.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are also required to pass a national medical certification board; PAs re-certify every six years while NPs re-certify every two years with either CME hours or a certification examination.