About Caroline Vickers, MSN, APRN

Caroline Vickers is a native Austinite who has been practicing primary care nursing 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, evidence-based and cost-effective care to all who need it. 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 has been with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic since 2016. She sees patients for preventative care, chronic disease management, and acute illnesses. 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. Per Texas Board of Nursing rules, she does not prescribe Schedule II controlled medications. She does prescribe Schedule III through V controlled medications as appropriate, but any patient requiring these medications chronically will need to be co-managed by a physician colleague. She maintains a panel of her own patients and sees patients of other ADC Internal Medicine providers on an as needed basis for both acute and chronic issues.

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.

Education

Education
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Certifications & Memberships

Board-certified adult-geriatric nurse practitioner

Gender

Female

Languages Spoken

English

Specialty

Internal Medicine

Office Locations

Austin Diagnostic Clinic
12221 N. Mopac
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 901-4009