‘Pride Family’ News – Provider Change

It is with regret that we inform you that Dr. Risa Curtis will no longer be seeing patients at Pride Family Medicine. We wish her the very best in her future ventures. Our staff has attempted to call all patients with pending appointments to reschedule. If you have a pending appointment and have not spoken to our staff, please contact us ASAP.

Pride Family Medicine and all of its providers are dedicated to providing all of our patients with the Primary Medical Care that they need and will continue to use all resources available for any gynecologic specialty care that may be necessary.

As always, you have a choice of where you want to go for your medical care.

Your medical records are always confidential and a copy can be released to another provider or to another person you designate only with your permission. Please notify us at 512-379-7272 if you desire to have your records transferred and we will be happy to assist you.

If you plan to continue with our office, and we hope you do, simply schedule with one of out other providers. If you would like to learn more about our providers, their bios are available on our website.

Nurse Practitioners Raissa Behm FNP and Ashley Whatley are still seeing patients and our newest providers, Steven Paris, FNP and Suranjan Panday, DNP are actively taking on new patients.

Steven Paris FNP-C, AAHIVS

Steve is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and credentialed HIV Specialist. He received his undergraduate nursing degree from Samuel Merritt University in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After several years of bedside nursing, he completed his nurse practitioner training at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Pride Family Medicine he worked for several years at the Kind Clinic providing HIV prevention and treatment, gender affirming care, and sexual health services primarily focused towards the LGBTQIA+ community.

His goal is to provide individualized primary care services that fit the goals and needs of his patients. He has a special interest in caring for for people living with HIV/AIDS, men’s health, and gender affirming care.

Steve is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and has lived in Austin and San Francisco. He is an avid gardener with a passion for native plants and is a regular volunteer at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. He can often be found kayaking with friends on our local rivers. He lives with his two lively cats, Pip and Benny.

Surajan Panday DNP, FNP

Surajan is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received his undergraduate degrees in nursing from Quincy College and Lamar University. After 23 years of bedside nursing, primarily in critical care, he obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in family practice from UT Health San Antonio.

His goal is to provide inclusive care with a holistic and collaborative approach that focuses on the complete physical and emotional needs of patients from all backgrounds. His special interest is to be an Ally to those that identify as LGBTQIA+ and anyone living with HIV/AIDS.

Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, he lived in Sierra Leone, Italy, Boston, New Orleans and Miami before making Austin his home in 2006. When he is not at work, Surajan lives with his partner of several years and an extremely feisty Jack Russell Terrier, Coco. He enjoys traveling, amateur gardening, random hobbies and spending time with friends.

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