Our Mission

Central Family Practice began in 1998, right here in Austin. We’re a local, practitioner-owned clinic determined to provide low cost health care to all, particularly those with little or no insurance. CFP is an especially good fit for small business owners, self-employed people, and those with high deductibles or HSAs (Health Savings Accounts).

We are Austin’s oldest integrated health care clinic. Integrated Health is where conventional medicine blends with alternative medicine to find what works best for each person. This is also called complementary medicine. We are well-respected within both the alternative and traditional medical communities. We care for entire families and believe doing so can provide a family with the very best health care. We also have an intense focus on women’s health issues.

Central Family Practice consists of Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, an Acupuncturist, and an Esthetician. We consider Central Family Practice to be a bridge between Western and Eastern modalities and medicines. We are nonjudgmental and respect your wishes as a person seeking medical care. We believe you will find Central Family Practice to be a place you can call your medical home. We welcome you.

Connie Ryan, RNC, WHNP
Elliot Trester, MD
Theresa J. Pugh, MD
Eva Montes, PA
Peggy Ghorbani, MSOM, L.Ac
Julie Lack, Licensed Esthetician