Claire Whitehead, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner

Lorie Kmetz, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Public Health

  • University of Texas, MSN program for Family Nurse Practitioners.


  • Bilingual – English, Spanish


This place was great for me my life has changed an I feel great now. Thanks Carma!
Joey Castillo
Dr. Powell is amazing, as well as the staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Kate Penshorn
Excellent mental health professionals in Austin!!! They truly care about their patients by offering first-class services!!
David B. Hutts


Week Days 8:00 - 5:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Austin: 512-212-4670

Florida: 754-800-6301

Virginia: 571-450-1600


  • Central Austin Office
    630 West 34th Street Suite 301
    Austin, TX 78705
  • South Congress Office
    4201 S Congress, Ste 203
    Austin, TX 78745

  • Pompano Beach Office
    150 E. Sample Road, Suite 320
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064
  • Annandale Office
    5105P Backlick Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003


CARMAhealth strives to provide lifelong medical and behavioral care and support to individuals struggling with past and present substance use disorder.
Integrated, intuitive and compassionate care through each stage of the addiction treatment and recovery cycle, from detox to long-term management.

Expert care, compassionate support, and lasting advocacy as you or your loved one endeavor to regain and manage your medical and behavioral health.

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