Ashlie Teixeira-Smith, Pain Management Nurse Practitioner
Even as a young child, Ashlie Teixeira-Smith understood that she wanted to spend her life helping others improve their health.
Today, as a pain management nurse at Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Ashlie is putting her compassion and skill to good use.
Ashlie began her career as a registered nurse working in trauma and surgical intensive care. While she loved the complexity and challenge of that critical care environment, she wanted to do even more for her patients. She went back to school to earn her Nurse Practitioner certification in 2011 then worked in family medicine before joining Sierra Neurosurgery Group.
With both critical care and family medicine experience, Ashlie has a more complete understanding of her patients. Her motivation comes from seeing her patients’ daily victories, both big and small, as they work to overcome health challenges with her support.
When she’s not caring for patients, Ashlie enjoys spending time with her family, running and supporting local events.
Education & Training
- Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Nevada, Reno
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
- Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Certified in Basic Life Support
“I just love her!! She is so easy to talk to she is respectful and lets me be involved in making decisions about my condition.”
“Ashlie is excellent to deal with. She listens to everything you have to say and explains everything very clearly. She never makes you feel rushed during your visit. Ashlie is a huge asset to the practice.”
“Ashlie is extremely intuitive and spot on. She took the time I needed and we talked so I understood clearly what was going on. She has always impressed me as to the depth and extent of her knowledge about pain management. I wouldn’t trust my care regarding pain management to anyone else.”
“Excellent care Ashlie is very bright and thoughtful. She is timely and patient. I am very grateful that Ashlie is one of my providers.”
“Ashlie is excellent when it comes to listening informing and recommending my medical path for the treatment of my migraines. She is very genuine and takes the time to discuss my treatment for the condition I have been seen for.”
“Ashlie is always very professional and caring when it comes to my care. I feel lucky to be under her care.”