Debbi Winder, PA-C
Early on in her career, Debbi felt conventional medicine was somewhat fragmented and “missing something”. She felt it was important to look for the cause of a problem rather than increasing the snowball effect using pharmaceuticals. She believes many things affect a person’s health and it is important to address the whole person and underlying causes. Optimum health requires the integration of all systems.
Physician Assistant, Debbi Winder received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology/pre-med at The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her medical training and Physician Assistant certification at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1985. She went on to complete her Naturopathic Endocrinology certification through the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditaion Board.
Debbi’s broad professional background includes women and children’s health, internal medicine, emergency medicine, clinical medical research, and public healthcare. She has been a clinical preceptor for physician assistant, nurse practitioner medical students and medical residents through the years.
Her experience in non-profit public healthcare has provided Debbi with strong diagnostic skills. This population taught her to really listen to the patient and do a careful exam, because these people did not have the resources for lab work and expensive tests. It taught her to more carefully evaluate the patient with a more comprehensive approach.
After working many years in conventional medical settings, Debbi began further training in complementary/functional medicine and has been providing integrative health care to patients since 2002. She continues to integrate conventional and complementary approaches when evaluating and treating patients.
Debbi is well versed in many modalities to include bio-identical hormone therapy, neurotransmitter balancing, thyroid issues, adrenal issues, detoxification, chelation, oxidative therapies and nutritional IV therapies.
Debbi enjoys running, NIA dance, Pilates, hiking, yoga, gardening & traveling in her spare time.