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Bharati Kolte, MD
Founding physician. Sees patients with a team of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Bharati Kolte was born in Nagpur, a mid-sized city in central India. She studied medicine at the Government Medical College, Nagpur and completed her residency from the State University of New York at Buffalo.​  ​She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has practiced in Texas since 2000.  For the first 13 years, she practiced hospital-based medicine at the Heart Hospital of Austin, Seton Medical Center, and other hospitals in the Austin area.  While providing care for chronically ill patients in Austin Regional Clinic's Advanced Care Coordination Clinic from 2011 to 2013, she became acutely aware of the need to help patients change their lifestyle to successfully treat multiple chronic diseases. This experience inspired her to change her career path from hospital medicine to outpatient medicine and start Flora Medical Clinic in 2014.

In 2017, Dr. Kolte became Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine to use lifestyle modification for prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases.

Dr. Kolte lives in Austin with her husband, 2 children, and their dog. When not in the clinic, she loves to sing, cook, and spend time with her family and neighbors.​

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Mindy Tran, FNP-C 

Nurse Practitioner

 

Mindy Tran is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor's in Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's in Nursing at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Through caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions in the hospital setting she saw the increasingly pressing need for primary preventative measures. Mindy changed her lifestyle and diet to more wholesome and plant based foods in 2016 and is transitioning out of the hospital and into the primary care setting in hopes of helping patients through their own health and wellness journey at the preventative level.

 

In her free time Mindy enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and visiting as many National Parks as she can. 

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Melissa Mason, DNP, FNP-C 

Nurse Practitioner

 

Melissa grew up in Louisiana. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Shortly after, she moved to Austin, TX and began her nursing career as a medical-surgical/telemetry RN at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge. She later worked in outpatient endoscopy, home health, endocrinology, and cardiac electrophysiology. She went back to school to become a family nurse practitioner and obtained both her Master's and Doctorate from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, graduating summa cum laude, and was inducted into the Chi Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority. Over the course of her career, she has earned several awards for demonstrating outstanding service in sensitivity, mentoring, accountability, respect, and teamwork (i.e., 'SMART' awards). In 2018, she was recognized as a Top Doctor of Nursing Practice in Texas by the International Nurses Association Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She is currently pursuing her board certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

 

Melissa has long been a wellness enthusiast. She was drawn to nursing, in part, due to the holistic nature of the nursing model of care. She recognizes individuals as multifaceted and complex, taking into account the mind, body, and spirit when addressing patients' health and well-being. "My main objective is to educate patients, providing them with the tools necessary to make empowered decisions and take control of their health. I also want to impart a sense of genuine caring and compassion to bring patients comfort and provide the best possible healthcare experience." 

 

When she is not working, Melissa loves to cook and play board games. For exercise, she likes to cycle and walk with her husband and dogs. Other interests include mindfulness, green living, and travel.

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Audrey Glaser

Lifestyle Medicine Health Coach

Practice Manager

 

Audrey is the lifestyle health coach and practice manager.  She has been living and teaching the whole foods plant-based way of life since 2011.  From cooking and meal planning to socializing, traveling and dining out, she loves helping patients navigate the obstacles to become successful on their journey to wellness and weight loss through lifestyle change.  Audrey has a master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Kelly McCullough

Medical Assistant Care Navigator
Team Lead

 

Kelly is a native Austinite and animal lover who enjoys making people laugh. She studied biology at the University of Texas and has been a medical assistant at our practice since 2018. She is also our vaccine coordinator, our IT department, and she manages some of our patient programs. Kelly is passionate about patient-focused health care and was drawn to Flora because of its refreshing approach to treating chronic illnesses. She hopes to further her career in medicine under the guidance of Dr. Kolte. 

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Sara Pelczarski

Medical Assistant Care Navigator

Sara fills many roles at Flora. She manages appointments, assists with billing, speaks with potential new patients, and provides our team with both administrative and clinical medical assistance.

 

Anne Tran

Medical Assistant Care Navigator

Co-Coordinator of Health Striders


Anne is a graduate from the University of Houston. Currently preparing for PA school applications, she is looking to gain more patient care experience while working at Flora. Since starting, she has been inspired by the Flora team and is eager to continue the movement of practicing and promoting a more whole food, plant based lifestyle

 

Samantha Hoang 

Medical Assistant Care Navigator
Co-Coordinator of Health
Striders

Anorria Watkins 

Medical Assistant Care Navigator

Milly Heasley

 Front Desk Care Navigator

 

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