Advanced Practice Provider
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Judy worked primarily as an intensive care R.N. After obtaining her Master's degree, she taught Nursing at Trinity Valley Community College for 15 years. Since completing the post graduate hours to become certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult and gerontological nurse practitioner, she has worked in collaborative practice with Charlie Risinger, M.D. She evaluates and treats patients with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses; hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, depression, respiratory infections. A focus on her practice is to educate patients regarding health maintenance and illness prevention. Judy also monitors all of Dr. Risinger's nursing home residents monthly. Judy has been married for 35 years to Mike Candler who works for the city of Terrell. They have lived in Terrell for almost 30 years. They both grew up in Dallas. Judy and Mike have two children: Brent, married to Dawn. Both are graduates of Texas A&M. Brent works for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Dawn is a school counselor. Their daughter, Heather, graduated from Baylor University, and works for KRLD radio. Judy and Mike are members of the First United Methodist Church in Terrell. They have a 100 year old house that is an ongoing project. Their hobbies include antiquing, reading, traveling and working on their house.
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