Dr. Erin Shiner was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She got her bachelors of science in Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her M.D. as well as a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She completed her internal Medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. She is currently a practicing board certified rheumatologist in Wichita Falls.
"I am dedicated to staying up-to-date on the most current diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations provided by medical experts in the field of rheumatology so that I can accurately assess patients for rheumatic disease. In addition, my Ph.D. education gives me a deeper understanding of rheumatologic disease and helps me further tailor therapy that is unique to the individual."
Julie Borchardt, FNP-C was born and raised in Crowell, TX. She went to Texas Tech University nursing school for a short time and quickly realized she wanted to be closer to home. She obtained an Associate Degree of Nursing from Vernon Regional Jr. college in 1997. After graduating she took a job in Wichita Falls, TX, got married and had two sons. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Midwestern State University in 2001. After working in the field as a Registered Nurse for twenty years she decided to pursue her desire to be able to be a better patient advocate and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Midwestern State University. She became a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 from Midwestern State University. She has been specializing in rheumatology since 2017. Julie is devoted to her patients and prides herself in delivering very personal patient care.
"I love caring for patients with rheumatologic diseases. It is so rewarding to see improvement in the quality of life of my patients as they start treatment. It is such a joy to be able to get to know my patients and choose a treatment plan that is right for them. I am dedicated to my patients and their unique needs."