Dr. Rodriguez hails from the warm and friendly country, the Philippines. She finished her medical studies there, learning how to manage medical conditions in a mostly limited-resource setting. She came to the US for further training (internal medicine residency) with the desire to be at the frontier of medicine, "practicing the way it should be."
She headed the Communicable Disease Unit of the Austin Public Health as it's medical director from August 2014-January 2020. Under her leadership, the Austin Tuberculosis Clinic partnered with University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in order to make the Austin Tuberculosis Clinic part of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium, an international collaboration led by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This made it possible to offer Austin Tuberculosis Clinic patients to participate in innovative clinical trials and gain access to the latest treatment regimens. She also spearheaded the launch of HIV PrEP services in the Austin Sexual Health Clinic in 2019.
Her interest lies in keeping the young adults health so that they can enjoy the prime of their life. However, she is also experienced in managing the chronic conditions that tend to afflict the older patient in such a way that the patients get to live their lives in the best way possible.
She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, two sons Logan and Liam, her dog Nola, and her cat Bruce. She enjoys practicing modern calligraphy and staying in shape by riding her Peloton bike.
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway