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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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Felice Howard, MD

 

Physician, beginning December 1, 2022

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Felice Howard spent her formative years in Germany before moving to Texas in 1975. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with bachelor's degrees in biological sciences and German. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. She has been in practice in the Texas Hill Country since 2003.


She is board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and lifestyle medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She enjoys cooking plant-based meals, traveling, photography, birdwatching, and reading. She is fluent in German. Her passion is helping her patients take charge of their wellness and encouraging them to embrace a whole food, plant-based diet. 
 

Stephen Fuentes, DO

Physician, Resigned on 9/9/2022 due to family emergency

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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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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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Gianna Shahdad

Medical Assistant Care Navigator
 

 

Anne Tran

Medical Assistant Care Navigator
Co-Coordinator of Healthstriders

 

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. 

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.

 

Vivian Lam

Medical Assistant Care Navigator

Co-Coordinator of Healthstriders

Vivian is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin and is excited to learn from the Flora family as she prepares to apply for PA school. She is passionate about encouraging lifestyle approaches to promote healthy and happy living. As she pursues a career focused on preventive care and treatment, she looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with patients and healthcare professionals. In her free time, she enjoys casually working out, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.