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.

Ashlie Teixeira-Smith Curriculum

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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

“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.”