Pauline Martin, FNP-BC
Many years ago, Pauline realized that the focus of medicine is often on the treatment of symptoms rather than going to the root of the problem or preventing it altogether if possible. She believes that it is important to approach health from a more holistic view; mind, body, and spirit, and integrating conventional and complimentary medicine in order to maximize health. It is also extremely important that each person be an active participant in his or her treatment plan.
Pauline Martin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in German and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a nurse in Labor and Delivery and then went on to expand her knowledge and training by completing her Family Nurse Practitioner certification at Georgia Southern College in 1986.
She has worked in a variety of settings taking care of patients of all age groups. Pauline also spent over four years working for the Department of State in Chad, Africa and Mexico City where her patients along with Embassy and related personnel, included Peace Corps Volunteers whom she had to visit out in the bush. This was an excellent exposure to tropical and parasitic illnesses as well as honing her diagnostic skills since often there were limited resources to assist her. She went on to work in the recompression chamber for diving injuries in Cozumel, Mexico before coming back to Austin and practicing in the community here since 1994. She continues to keep current by attending conferences and serving as a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students.
Pauline is experienced in the diagnosis and management of thyroid, hormones, chronic fatigue, allergies, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, autoimmune diseases and gut issues. She also enjoys working with overall health, anti-aging, and disease prevention. She loves working with women prior to conception and during and after pregnancy. Pauline also is very experienced and delights in working with all ages of children from birth on.
Pauline enjoys running, horseback riding, scuba diving, and traveling in her spare time. She speaks excellent Spanish and rusty French and German.