Dr. Scheinost, M.D. and Amber Mick, P.A. practice progressive, evidence-based medicine. They focus not only on the disease, but the whole patient. It is important when treating a patient to focus not only on treating the disease, but the physical, mental and emotional challenges that come from dealing with chronic diseases which can be hard on the patient and the family.
Dr. Scheinost and Amber practice with care and compassion and believe that the more the patient knows about his or her disease, the better they will be able to manage it on an ongoing basis. They also involve the patient in providing all options for treatment of various diseases so that the patient may make a well-informed choice.
Dr. Nancy Scheinost, M.D., PA
Amber Mick– Physician's Assistant
Kris Clifford – Office Manager - In addition overseeing the business office, Kris interacts with patients over the phone and at the reception desk.
Amy Fairbanks – Medical Assistant - Amy works with patients during office visits getting history and vitals, refills prescriptions and answers patient questions involving their condition.
Tammy Dowell – Registered Nurse - Tammy handles all infusions in house, including Remicade, Orencia, and Osteoporsis medications.
Gloria Juarez – Medical Assistant - Gloria works with patients during office visits getting history and vitals, refills prescriptions and answers patient questions involving their condition.
LaRisa Rok – Medical Administrative Assistant - LaRisa schedules appointments, checks patients in and out, and verifys insurance. She can also help with the purchase of vitamins and supplements.
Dr. Scheinost has been practicing Rheumatology in the Brazos Valley since 1996. Prior to that, she practiced Rheumatology in Conroe and The Woodlands.
She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated magna cum laude from University of Nebraska-Omaha. She also attended medical school in Omaha at University of Nebraska Medical Center. She did her internship and residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan in Scottsdale, Arizona. She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at University of California-San Diego (USCD) in La Jolla.
Dr. Scheinost is currently training with
The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is striving to integrate more "functional" medicine into her practice. Functional Medicine involves spending more time getting to the root cause of the problem, rather than just prescribing medication to cover up the symptoms. Dr. Scheinost thinks "outside the box" and looks at the big picture.
Dr. Scheinost feels it is important to spend as much time with each patient as they need and get all their questions answered, so you might have a bit of a wait once you check in with the receptionist. Dr. Scheinost looks forward to taking care of you and improving the quality of your life.
Amber Mick grew up in the Clear Lake area and received her Bachelor's degree in Allied Health Services in 1985 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She received certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants in 1986. In addition, she maintains licensure from the Texas State Medical Board and performs forty hours of continuing education every year. Rheumatology of Brazos Valley welcomed her in January 2007, bringing her 25 years of experience as a practicing PA in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, and Otorhinoloaryngology.
Amber is a native Texan and enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and anything else that is outdoors. She is also an animal lover, and has three horses, three cats, and a chocolate Labrador Retriever.
Amber is committed to quality patient care treating the whole person with knowledge, patience, and caring. Being a great medical care provider is not only having the knowledge, but taking the time to ensure that the patient understands the problem and treatment plan to empower them to take charge of their health. Amber is very excited to incorporate "functional medicine" into her practice, which can reduce the reliance on traditional medications and the risks that they carry.
By giving patients the time that they deserve, Amber can run behind on appointments. She hopes that her patients understand, as she strives to maintain punctuality.