Biography for Caroline Vickers
Caroline Vickers, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC is a native Austinite who has been a nurse practitioner since 2015. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a BS in Human Biology. As she learned about social determinates of health and disease in her undergraduate career, she developed a passion for primary care. She chose to pursue a career in nursing because nurse practitioners are trained to provide excellent patient-focused and evidence-based care. She earned her MSN at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, which boasts the third ranked Adult-Gerontology Primary Care program in the nation.
After graduation, she returned to Austin to begin her nursing practice. She first worked in a non-profit clinic, providing care to the under-served. Most recently, she worked for four years in an internal medicine clinic in north Austin. Fall of 2020 marks five years in practice and the start of her practice with Dr. Byrd.
Caroline is board certified to see patients aged 13 and older and is specially trained in gerontology. She sees patients for preventative care, chronic disease management, and acute illness treatment. As a nurse practitioner, she can make medical diagnoses; order labs, imaging and other diagnostic tests; interpret the results of tests; and develop treatment plans, which includes writing prescription medications.
When she is not working in the clinic, she is playing tennis, jogging at Town Lake, or working with the Junior League of Austin to promote voluntarism and community improvement.