About Us

We are a locally-owned and family-operated business.

When you visit Innovative Urgent Care & Family Clinic, you know that you will receive the personal attention and individualized care that you and your family deserve.

Convenient, Expert, Local Healthcare at Affordable Prices

Our Commitment To Your Care.

  1. We will offer personalized, patient-driven care and are committed to personally knowing each patient and their values.
  2. Our goal is to offer convenient and accessible care so our patients get care when and how they need it.
  3. We offer extended hours to allow for same day care and walk-in’s will be the norm.
  4. Our professional service fees will be transparent so patients understand their medical treatment and what it costs in advance.
  5. Our care will be comprehensive and efficient in nature, with coordinated referrals to specialists as needed in a timely manner.
  6. All care will be evidenced-based practice to ensure optimal outcomes.
  7. We will offer discounted membership pricing for those who are uninsured or under-insured.

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Comprehensive Services Under One Roof

Expert Providers.
Professional Care.

We love what we do, so we practice with a passion.

Peter John Schanen

Dr. P. John Schanen, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-C - Bandera Clinic Director

I am passionate about the success of my patients. I love to see them succeed; the greatest success is my patient’s good health, wellness and happiness.

One of my favorite quotes is: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~Schweiter

Born and raised outside of Corpus Christi, Texas, John lived in Helotes for over 14 years now but considers the Boerne to be home. He has been married for 26 years and has two children who are also very supportive and involved in his business. He has been working as a clinician in various ERs in the Corpus Christi and San Antonio areas for the last decade, but has also worked in urgent care and primary care settings. His passion, however, is wellness care and the professional rewards that come with watching his patients thrive in good health.

Before becoming a nurse practitioner, John owned and operated 7 outpatient physical therapy clinics located throughout South Texas for over 10 years. As a non practicing owner, the challenge and reward of not providing direct patient care was missing, so in 2009 he sold the business and enrolled in school with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner and opening clinics of his own.

When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he enjoys reading, golfing, snow skiing, and traveling with his family. John works in collaboration with Jeffrey Johnson, DO, a family medicine practitioner.

Mistie Kocurek, FNP

Mistie, Kocurek, APRN, FNP-C, Bandera Clinician

Mistie graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio, Texas where she earned both her undergraduate and her graduate degree. She has a background in hospital leadership and critical care as an RN in San Antonio for over 10 years before transitioning into the Nurse Practitioner role.

While in the hospital working at the bedside as an RN, she developed a passion for importance in continuity of care making it a priority for her practice concepts. As a FNP, she has worked in a variety of settings, including internal medicine, family practice, aesthetics, weight loss management, men’s and women’s health, and pain management.

Mistie is a native to the Hill Country area growing up in the hills of Uvalde, Real, and Kinney Counties. She has made Bandera, Texas her home for over 15 years and loves it! 

Mistie, her husband Trent, and their small family of 5 children spend a lot of their spare time outside with nature, hunting, engaging in sports, and family gatherings. Mistie also has a passion for animals and enjoys ranching where she engages in raising and harvesting many goods from her goats, honey bees, chickens, and other various animals.

Huynh Nelson, FNP

Huynh Nelson, APRN, FNP-C, Boerne Clinician

Huynh (pronounced “wynn”) was born and raised in Tyler Texas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2013. She has over 18 years of work experience with the University of Texas Health East Texas in capacities ranging from Intermediate Care, Telemetry, Medical/Surgical, and Pediatrics. During her tenure at the University of Texas East Texas, her roles spanned from volunteer, nurse aide, to Registered Nurse, Graduate Nurse Preceptor, and Charge Nurse. She graduated from Purdue Global University in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner.  

Huynh moved to the San Antonio area with her husband in 2017. She has been working for private practice Internal and Family Practice clinics in the area as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2020. Huynh and her husband moved to Boerne in 2020 with their two children to return to the small town feeling they love so much.

When Huynh is not working, she and her family love to visit friends and family, travel, explore and try new foods the Texas Hill Country has to offer. As the oldest of four siblings, Huynh was raised to care for others; a trait which she carries over to her profession to this day. 

Lacy McMillon

Stephanie Rickerson, MPAS, PA-C, San Antonio Clinic Director

Stephanie was born and raised in College Station, TX, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Texas A&M University. After graduating, she worked in clinical research with an endocrinology focus in San Antonio before moving to Harlingen, TX to attend PA school. She completed her Master in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Stephanie has a background in family practice and brings a passion for patient-centered quality care. She is excited to serve the San Antonio area at Innovative Urgent Care & Family Health Center.

When not working, you can find Stephanie traveling and hiking with her husband and two dogs.

Jeffrey Johnson, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, DO, Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Jeffrey D. Johnson is a dedicated and concerned primary care physician with over 30 years of experience practicing medicine in Texas. Dr. Johnson obtained his medical degree from the University of North Texas. He also completed his residency in family medicine in the Corpus Christi area. For his excellence in leadership, research, and achievement, he received the Chancellor’s Award from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Johnson is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

Dr. Guillermo A. Reyes, MD, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Reyes received his Fellowship and Graduate studies from Baylor College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University. He has been honored as a Diplomat with American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases and is affiliated with many local hospitals as he strives to stay current with the changing cardiovascular technologies.

Throughout his career, Dr. Reyes has broadened his knowledge base by writing publications. His bilingual ability further enhances his value to his peers and his patients.

What exactly is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)?

For the certified nurse practitioner (NP), care along the wellness-illness continuum is a dynamic process in which direct primary and acute care is provided across settings. NPs are members of the health delivery system, practicing autonomously in areas as diverse as family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, and women’s health care. NPs are prepared to diagnose and treat patients with undifferentiated symptoms as well as those with established diagnoses.

Both primary and acute care NPs provide initial, ongoing, and comprehensive care, which includes taking comprehensive histories, providing physical examinations and other health assessment and screening activities, and diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with acute and chronic illnesses and diseases. This includes ordering, performing, supervising, and interpreting laboratory and imaging studies; prescribing medication and durable medical equipment; and making appropriate referrals for patients and families.

Clinical NP care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. Certified nurse practitioners are prepared to practice as primary care NPs and acute care NPs, which have separate national consensus-based competencies and separate certification processes.

Like physicians, Nurse Practitioners are involved in more than just direct patient care. Many participate in education, research, and legislative activities to improve the quality of healthcare in the United States.

What exactly is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP)?

An ENP is a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who treats patients of all ages in emergency departments (EDs) or urgent care facilities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. ENPs practice in community EDs, trauma centers, critical access hospitals and urgent care clinics. These practice settings require ENPs to work long hours — including night shifts, weekends and holidays — and to be on call.

Since the majority of patients who are seen in EDs are treated and discharged with minor health problems, ENPs must be prepared to provide primary care services, including managing patients with chronic disease conditions, caring for women with obstetric and gynecological problems and caring for infants and young children, who make up a significant percentage of all ED patients. However, ENPs must also be prepared to initiate care for patients with urgent, higher acuity illness, traumas and injuries and to provide acute resuscitation and stabilization of patients with life-threatening emergencies.

Most ENPs are family nurse practitioners (FNPs) who obtain additional emergency specialty education either through the completion of an academic or post-graduate fellowship program or through on-the-job training and continuing education (CE). Nurses interested in pursuing ENP preparation and board certification must first obtain certification as an FNP. Then, you can select from a growing number of academic and post-graduate ENP specialty training programs.

While, like all FNPs, ENPs are prepared to provide primary care services — such as educating patients, managing acute and chronic diseases and prescribing treatments — ENPs must also understand how to recognize and quickly manage complex patient needs. The pace of care translates to ENPs typically seeing a higher number of patients per shift and prescribing a greater number of medications. ENPs must also be masters at multitasking, prioritization and working within a care team.

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