Care Philosophy

DrCarney headSQ WhiteBack.120x120.optLinda Carney MD helps you to prevent and reverse disease! So many health problems are worsened by lifestyle habits, such as inappropriate nutrition, inadequate sleep, drinking, smoking, lack of exercise and stretching, as well as negative thought patterns. Dr. Carney helps patients prevent and reverse disease through balanced lifestyle changes, and in particular, demonstrates how to implement anti-inflammatory, high fiber, nutrient dense plant-based, Starch-Smart® dietary changes. She also prescribes medicines when necessary or when her patients choose not to believe that certain foods or habits contribute to illness.

AllMedPhysicians LogoAfter spending years working as an Emergency Physician, Dr. Carney realized that she would rather be like a FENCE of protection, at the top of the cliff, instead of like an AMBULANCE at the bottom of a cliff. Her emphasis on Whole Person Care helps to prevent people from falling off the cliff, down into illness. She also helps repair people whose health was impaired after slipping off of that cliff. Dr. Carney simplifies the science so that all may understand how lifestyle choices may impair health or promote health. The best evidenced-based medicine has scientifically proven how disease may be reversed by adopting a plant-based diet of whole foods with less than 20% of calories from fats. This web-site points you towards science that is credible, effective, and peer-reviewed.

Another fitting analogy is that of being like a WARNING sign placed before a bend in the road that is washed out ahead, but whose threat is not yet visible from where the WARNING sign is located. Dr. Carney believes that most people want to be warned if their health habits are steering them towards danger. Sadly, and unfortunately, not everyone believes that certain lifestyle habits are contributing to that danger.

Although she loved practicing medicine at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, in the San Francisco Bay area of her native California, Dr. Carney traded the practice of corporate medicine for operating her own Wellness Primary Care Practice since 2006 as a solo physician, located in Buda, Texas. This allowed her the freedom to focus on reversing disease naturally, with less pressure to prescribe medications or tests, so that prevention of disease could supersede the corporate world's demand for financial productivity. Her hourly rate of income sunk by 75% but her level of satisfaction increased greatly due to helping MANY people to lose weight, heal disease, and improve their quality of life. "That trade-off was worth it!" Dr. Carney says. It is thrilling for Dr. Carney to see her patients not only control their diseases through medications but actually reverse and or irradicate their diseases, frequently resulting in no longer needing medication. Results include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Cancer patients in remission
  2. Diabetics whose blood sugars are under control naturally, no longer requiring medications
  3. Heart Disease patients whose cholesterol levels dropped lower than they ever imagined possible, with some now in the essentially "Heart Attack Proof" range
  4. Weight Loss for people who believed they had already tried everything, but never tried the lifestyle advocated by Dr. Carney
  5. Greatly improved sleep and the increased energy levels, and numerous other health benefits, that accompany restful sleep
  6. Restored Cognitive Function and reversal of anxiety-laden thought patterns
  7. Reduction in discomforts of menopause, PMS, or menstrual cramps or irregular bleeding
  8. Sexual function restoration
  9. Reversal of anemia, acne, asthma, rhematoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and low back pain
  10. Assisting young athletes and body-builders attain peak performance and physique
  11. Reductions in the symptoms of ADD and ADHD
  12. Prevention of dementia
  13. Lowering blood pressure naturally without drugs

Truly, perfect health depends on perfect circulation. Our vascular system is so important to every part of our body, that it deserves to be monitored regularly via biomarkers (numbers), such as our weight, blood pressure, & lipid levels, (cholesterol, etc), to prevent atherosclerosis from accelerating the aging process and the breakdown of our joints, senses, and memory, among other potential risks. Every day, our immune system is strengthened or weakened by the foods we choose. The immune system, much of which is located in our intestines, searches our body daily for abnormal cells, destroying them before they can multiply into a cancer. Don't lose hope if you have a strong family history of cancer. Optimizing your lifestyle choices now can make a difference in your cancer risks. Even if you already have been diagnosed with cancer, lifestyle changes offer hope.

Health education is so important to Linda Carney MD that she maintains a well-stocked library of Health Education DVDs, which are available not only for purchase but also for her patients and the public to come and watch, free of charge. For those patients wishing to spend no more money than necessary on drugs and surgery, Dr. Carney offers book recommendations and online videos to help you optimize your health through good habits. Lifestyle changes can help to make you healthy by choice, not by chance. Ask to see our cooking demonstration videos!

Dr. Carney has served on numerous occasions as the Medical Director for the Engine 2 Diet Immersion for the employees of Whole Foods Markets and the public, as hired by Rip Esselstyn, of the acclaimed documentary "Forks Over Knives".

Read some patient testimonies about Dr. Linda Carney's exemplary care:

Going the extra mile!

Dr. Carney is truly a caring, concerned doctor. I first went to her for some digestion issues that I was having. She worked with me over several visits and with various symptoms until she was able to help me identify the root of my symptoms. I am now feeling much better and no longer have the worries that were starting to weigh on me. She and her staff are wonderful!

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Knowledgeable About Nutrition

Hi everyone, I am new to this group (but not new to veganism). My primary care doctor, Dr. Linda Carney, is fantastic, although unfortunately her office is in Buda. Since I live in south Austin, it really isn't that bad of a drive for me, and since I never get sick, I only need to go once a year for check-ups. What I like about Dr. Carney is that she is vegan and promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle to her patients and she seems to be very interested in-and knowledgeable about-nutrition (and her office is full of books on vegan nutrition). She is also very nice and seems genuinely interested in her patients (I haven't had that experience with all doctors).

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You calm my soul

Dr. Carney and Staff, You guys are the greatest: This is the first time that I feel that I am being really cared for as a whole person, and Dr. Carney you calm my soul when I am in your presence. Please never change. I wish you all a blessed Christmas and may God bless you for your healing work.

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She listens to all my concerns

I have been a patient of Dr. Carney's for more than a year. She is a very conscientious physician. She is very thorough in her examinations. Having an onsite lab collection point is very convenient as well. She listens to all my concerns, answers all my questions & she them comes up with a care plan. The entire staff is very kind & professional.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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Dr. Carney and staff are great!

Dr. Carney has definitely changed my opinion of doctors and the health care profession. Until just recently, I have been averse to going to the doctor for anything. However, I just moved to Austin and needed my blood pressure and cholesterol meds refilled and just happened to contact Dr. Carney's office (in my insurance network). I was able to get in fairly quickly and she reviewed my family history and the meds I was on and was reluctant to refill my meds without doing a complete workup on me. I agreed to all that she did because it was so vitally necessary given my family history and the diseases they were afflicted with. She is a doctor that believes in educating and resolving medical issues at the root of the problems instead of just treating symptoms. She has worked with me to change my diet and to live a healthier lifestyle and for that I am truly grateful! I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone interested in finding a doctor who genuinely cares for the patients' health and well-being.

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I Rate Dr. Carney 10 Stars!

Dr. Carney is one of the most dedicated physicians I know. She cares about the whole person--physical, mental, and spiritual health. Her kind, gentle, and unhurried bedside manner makes her easy to talk with. She also knows her stuff! She seeks to find the source of the problem--not just slap a band-aid on it like so many other physicians. I can't believe some of the negative reviews I've read, but I rate Dr. Carney 10 stars. If you seek overall health or a solution to a medical problem, Dr. Carney is absolutely great!

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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