THE JOURNEY TO AIDIA
I have always had a passion for healthy living. Even as a young girl, I knew certain foods would make me feel bad. During residency, I continued this interest and sought additional medical training in alternative care to primarily include osteopathic manipulation and nutrition. From the beginning, I turned to Dr. Weil’s practices seeking out reliable and objective information on achieving optimal health. I have a strong passion for individualized, client-centered medicine that integrates both traditional medicine and more natural therapeutics that promote profound healing and wellness. I believe that much is accomplished as I partner with patients to develop a responsive plan that addresses immediate needs with an enduring strategy to enhance vitality and longevity.
The process is unique, direct, intentional and proactive. I have a wholehearted commitment to providing each individual with competent, comprehensive, and compassionate care that focuses not on treating symptoms merely, but addressing a person’s empowered path to creating a healthier, more vibrant and longer life. In 2018, Aidia was created to allow myself the privilege to practice medicine where both the patient flourishes and the doctor feels like a real sustainable difference has been made.
Over the course of 26 years, Dr. Shriner has developed a model practice that combines the best of traditional medicine with the latest effective methods of alternative and holistic strategies to offer patients the most comprehensive path to healing and ongoing wellness. In support of her commitment, she maintains a continuing and rigorous course of study that integrates the latest in conventional and alternative medical therapeutics in providing optimal medical care.
Dr. Shriner is a quadruple boarded physician, certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Spinal Cord Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography also has certified her in Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1992. Dr. Shriner completed her internship in internal medicine and graduated as Chief Resident from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey in 1996. While there Dr. Shriner was a regular on-site team physician for both high school and collegiate events.
In 1996, Dr. Shriner returned to Texas as the Medical Director of The Physical Rehabilitation Center of Laredo and served as the Medical Director of Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation Services from 1996-1999 where she also served as chairperson of The Laredo Medical Group Wellness and Occupational Health Committee for Mercy Health Care System of Texas. While providing excellent outpatient musculoskeletal care to the citizens of Laredo, she also accepted the responsibility of being a Designated Doctor for the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In 2000 Dr. Shriner and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she became a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center. As a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Shriner was responsible for educating young PM&R physicians. She was selected as an oral examiner for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this role, she examined new graduates as part of their process in becoming board certified in their specialty.
After returning to private practice in 2014, Dr. Shriner completed a two-year fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil at The Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine, graduating in October of 2017. In addition, Dr. Shriner trained in Medical Electroacupuncture and Chinese Scalp Acupuncture with the Helms Medical Institute. She is currently board-eligible for acupuncture by The American Board of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Shriner continues her studies in Botanical and Herbal Medicine as an active student in the foundations of Herbal Medicine program with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and continuing education with The Institute of Functional Medicine.
When not practicing medicine, and participating in numerous continuing education seminars as student and instructor, and involvement in more comprehensive programs of study, Dr. Shriner enjoys many outdoor activities, working out, and staying physically active. She especially enjoys reading, cycling, cooking, and dancing. Dr. Shriner takes delight in spending time with her extended, boisterous, loving, exuberant, Italian-American family. She is a devoted mother of two sons, and can often be found volunteering at their schools or cheering at their sporting events.
CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES (ABMS) IN:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Pain Medicine
- Spinal Cord Medicine
FELLOWSHIP TRAINED IN:
- Integrative Medicine (Board Certified, American Board of Physician Specialties)
- Physician Acupuncture (Board Eligible)
- Herbal & Natural Medicine
- Standard of Proficiency MSK Ultrasound (AOCPMR)
- Registered Musculoskeletal Sonography (ARDMS/APCA)