Bharati Kolte, MD
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 the year 2000. For the last 13 years, she practiced hospital-based medicine at the Heart Hospital of Austin, Seton Medical Center, and other hospitals in the Austin area. She was responsible for providing care to patients in Austin Regional Clinic's Advanced Care Coordination Clinic from 2011 to 2013. While caring for chronically ill patients, she became acutely aware of the need to help patients change their lifestyle to successfully treat multiple chronic diseases. This experience led her to change her career path from hospital medicine to outpatient medicine.
In October 2017 Dr. Kolte became board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and uses lifestyle modification in prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases.
Dr. Kolte lives in Austin with her husband, 2 children, and a puppy. When not in the clinic, she loves to sing, cook, and spend time with her family and neighbors.
Stephen Fuentes, DO
Dr. Stephen Fuentes was born and raised in Texas. He served 4 years in the Air Force prior to starting his journey to medical school. He completed his undergraduate training in Kinesiology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Baylor Scott & White in Round Rock, TX. He is board certified in Family Medicine from the American Board of Family Physicians and is studying to complete his board certification from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Stephen’s focus in medicine is prevention through lifestyle modification and education of his patients. He has seen first-hand how debilitating diseases are exacerbated by the Standard American Diet (SAD) and a sedentary lifestyle. He believes that incorporating healthier habits is the key to prevention and reversal of chronic disease.
Stephen lives in the Austin area with his wife and 3 boys. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with his kids, long distance running, and exercising.
Running accomplishments: 2008 Boston Marathon Finisher and personal best marathon time of 2:57 at the 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon.
Sherry Fulmer, FNP-C
Sherry Fulmer is an AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and Bachelor of Nursing at Columbus State University. Sherry’s transition to primary care is rooted in empowering patients to live in optimal health, free from many of the chronic conditions she cared for in her seven years in the Intensive Care Unit. Her international upbringing across the Middle East and Europe expanded her global perspective beyond physical health to include mental, emotional, and spiritual factors. Sherry’s journey to whole food plant based living is inspired by providing her family with nutritious, evidence-based choices. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two daughters. She also loves to cook, travel, and try to play golf.
Jasmine Lewis, FNP-C
Jasmine Lewis is an AANP Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She began her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. She then moved to Seattle, WA where she studied Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, focusing on clinical nutrition, exercise science, psychology, and botanical medicine. It was here that she became passionate about promoting health and reversing chronic disease. She wanted to integrate this knowledge into the conventional healthcare model in order to offer this kind of lifestyle medicine to all patients. She was accepted to the Nurse Practitioner program at Seattle University, where she earned her Masters of Nursing degree in 2008. Since that time she has worked in a variety of settings including primary care, pain management, and oncology. She is especially thrilled to be part of the Flora Medical Clinic team.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, doing yoga, riding bikes, cooking, socializing with friends, and enjoying local live music.
Mindy Tran, FNP-C
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 she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and visiting as many National Parks as she can.
Lifestyle Medicine Health Coach
Audrey manages the practice operations and 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.
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.
Following her passion for good food, nutrition and exercise, Rachel is on her journey to become a nurse with a concentration in psychology and mental health and a focus in nutrition and educating others on the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet.
Genesis Valenzuela is a Medical Doctor from Dominican Republic who is currently studying for the USMLE to become a certified doctor in the Unites States. She has joined our clinic as a medical assistant due to her interest in Lifestyle Medicine. She believes the most important part of medicine is prevention and wellbeing (mind and body). She plays multiple sports, enjoys cooking with her mother and taking long walks with her dog.
Sara fills many roles at Flora. She manages appointments, assists with billing, speaks with potential patients, and provides our team with both administrative and clinical medical assistance.