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ABOUT 2018-10-14T18:30:31+00:00

Meet Barbara

Barbara Christman, FNP, began her career as a Midwife in 1978, and delivered babies both in their homes and at her birth center for 20 years. During this time she also studied herbalism, nutrition, homeopathy and Aryuvedic medicine.

In 1998, Barbara graduated with a Master’s degree from UT as a Family Nurse Practitioner and then began her independent Holistic Health practice. She returned for post graduate studies in New York, becoming a Holistic Health Counselor, and received certification as an Applied Clinical Nutritionist from Parker Chiropractic College.

Her office is located onN. Lake Hills Drive. She is always happy to see both new and established clients. She spends her spare time traveling and exploring different countries, catching up with her 2 sons, 2 daughters and their growing multi-cultural families or sitting on 2nd story screened porch room reading a new book. She also explores different prana shakti energy building and releases specifically aimed at the feminine or creative energy through meditation and weekly dance classes.

Education / Certifications

CE Institutes:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Holistic Nurses’ Association
  • Assn for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
  • Austin Area Norton Practitioner Alliance
  • Austin Community College
  • Banner Health Arizona
  • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Center for Mind-Body Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Institute for Natural Resources
  • Institute for Wellness and Education
  • Institute of Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
  • Texas Board of Nursing
  • Texas Chiropractic College
  • Texas Department of health
  • Th eBioterrorism Institute
  • The North American Menopause Society
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas at Austin

Certifications:

  • Applied Clinical Nutritionist
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Certified Nutrition Advisor
  • Flower Essence “Bach” Therapist
  • Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner
  • Holistic Health Counselor
  • Masters of Nursing, UT Austin
  • Menopause Clinician
  • Nature’s Sunshine Herb Specialist
  • Restorative Thyroid Specialist

Testimonials

Barbara is an amazing nurse practitioner! She gave me great information about my health and wellness. She provided me with information about supplements that would assist me at this point in my life. She also gave me some  fabulous breast oil made with pomegranate seeds and other herbs. I now do my breast exams on a regular basis for my breast health. Barbara Christman is my go to when it comes to keeping myself and my family healthy!

Luna W
Her knowledge and concern surpassed my regular gynecologist’s in regard to bioidentical hormones, as well as a sudden case of interstitial cystitis. If you’ve ever had IC you know how often it’s misdiagnosed and how helpless most doctors are to treat it. Barbara Christman is a life-saver and amazing healer/nurse practitioner.
KC

Barb is the BEST! I have known her for 13 years now and she has always been very helpful to me and gives sound medical advice, but also teaches you real prevention so that you stay healthy and don’t have to see a doctor very often. She is patient and kind, and is always cheerful. Anyone who needs a great FNP that will help you out with nutritional information and supplements as well she is your lady.

Shannon K.
I have been seeing Barbara Christman, NP for years for bio-identical hormones and thyroid issues. She takes the time to gather information about your lifestyle including stress, nutrition, exercise, activity level, etc. She has a great expertise in balancing hormones and women’s health in general. You will not find anyone that spends this much time delving into your specific issues and coming up with a plan to improve your health.
Catherine

Wow. Going to Barbara Christman is unlike any other doctor visit that you’ve ever been on. She’s an outstanding healthcare provider. Barbara is a thorough, caring, and thorough nurse practitioner. From OB/GYN to nutrition, Barbara is thinking about you, the patient, from a whole body perspective. I was really pleased with the care that I received AND I felt stoked about taking control of my health, my life. Barbara is really fabulous – this is high-quality healthcare at its best.

Michelle W.