In 2019, Dr. Brimberry was one of the first physicians to be certified by the State of Texas to provide access to medicinal cannabis for conditions related to palliative medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a Board certified Hospice Medical Director. Dr. Brimberry has delivered palliative care to Central Texas for many years. Through his service in this field, he has helped patients navigate the symptoms of terminal cancer, ALS, muscle spasticity and other severe life limiting diseases. He is very excited that Texas has opened up the Compassionate Use Program so that Texas patients can now legally access high quality cannabis products.
Katie has worked alongside Dr. Matthew Brimberry for the last five years as a family nurse practitioner. When Dr. Brimberry started certifying patients in 2019, Katie was very excited to be part of the trailblazing team that follows Compassionate Use Program patients in Texas. In 2020, Katie completed her Cannabis Care Certification through Americans for Safe Access. She is excited to work with Dr. Brimberry in guiding patients in their medicinal cannabis therapies. Her goal is to improve the health of an increasing patient population turning to these therapies to deal with serious illness.
Before she discovered her love for medicine, Katie worked as a computer and real estate consultant. She is conversant in Spanish, has lived, traveled and studied extensively in Latin America and Europe, and has lost count of the number of exchange students she’s accepted into her full house. When not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her close-knit family, traveling the country in their RV, and playing with their three dogs.
Alexis is our patient prescreener and intake specialist and is usually the first contact with our patients. She is versed in the current accepted conditions for the Compassionate Use Program and helps guide patients through their enrollment. We are lucky to have Alexis on our team as she has recently moved to Texas after working in Alaska. Being highly qualified as an EMT in a palliative care clinic, it is great to have her on our team.
When she is not coordinating patient intake she is minding her step as she conquers the next mountain hike.