Lorie Kmetz is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in primary care and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with substance use disorders. Lorie graduated from the University of Texas’ MSN program for Family Nurse Practitioners. Before entering the field of advanced practice nursing, Lorie worked for 7 years in oncology, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. Lorie’s empathy for and clinical interest in substance use disorders derives from experiences as a Clinical Nurse Navigator providing case management services to oncology patients, some of whom were also struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. This experience helped lead her to CARMAhealth and also inspired her to pursue a
Master in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University where she is focused on health policy issues. Lorie is also fluent in Spanish and a native of Central Texas.