Dr. Carmen Cawley worked in a small mission church with her Mother when young and her experiences created a desire to help others. She attended Baylor University where she was awarded top Pre-Med student her freshman year and graduated with an English degree. Medical school and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at U.T.H.S.C.S.A. She has participated and led medical mission trips to Mexico and to underserved areas along the Texas border, and looks forward to having more time to dedicate to medical missions in the future.
Dr. Cawley is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician who served on the clinical faculty of University of Texas Health Science Center for 14 years where she enjoyed teaching medical students, working as a medicine consultant for the Family Practice Division from 1994-97, then as a clinician in the General Medicine Division. In 2000, she was recruited to be the first medical director of the Adult Medicine clinic at the Texas Diabetes Institute where she enjoyed working for 8 years under Dr. Ralph DeFronzo and Dr. Charles Reasner, two of the top diabetes experts in the country. In 2008, she was awarded Physician of the Year at the Texas Diabetes Institute. At the ceremony, she summarized her philosophy of practicing medicine–”treat every patient the way that you would want to be treated.” From 2008-2009, she provided primary care for our nation’s finest, the injured veterans on the Spinal Cord Unit of the Audie L. Murphy V.A. Hospital. After leaving ALMMVAH in September 2009, she has been in private practices in northeast San Antonio and in Stone Oak. She started her own private practice, Sage Medicine, in October of 2012.
Carmen Cawley is married and has two sons. She is blessed with a supportive husband, Steve, who is a great cook, computer expert among other talents. Matthew is a graduate of U.T. Austin with a Masters degree in Computer Science. He now works at Amazon in Seattle, WA. David is a student at U.T. Austin majoring in Biomedical Engineering and is Vice President of the U.T. a capella group Songhorn Singers. Her two dogs, Ginger and Scruffy, insist on walking with Dr. Cawley in her neighborhood daily.
In fact, Dr. Cawley insists that all her patients exercise daily as there is no single health habit that can benefit one’s mood, memory, weight, heart, vascular, lung, gastrointestinal, and bone health as much as exercise. Keeping patients healthy, happy and living their lives to the fullest is the focus of her clinic. Key to this is the proper diagnosis and treatment of disease processes. In an effort to find more solutions to health problems, Dr. Cawley remains open-minded to new ideas and education. Communication is key and her goal to make patients feel comfortable sharing all of their health concerns with her and in turn to share the latest health research and treatment ideas with them.
Cheryl was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the second of five children. She graduated in 1985 from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI with a B.S. in Nursing. After college, she worked for 10 years as a Registered Nurse in various hospital and outpatient settings. She received her Master’s of Nursing in 1994 from the University of Washington in Seattle as an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her post-Master’s certification as an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner in 2001 from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Cheryl has enjoyed working in various settings including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Neurology and Urgent Care for over 20 years. She is Board Certified as both an Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She believes spending time to understand the unique needs each patient presents is paramount to treatment and she enjoys promoting wellness. She and Dr. Cawley began their careers working together at University Health Care Clinics in 1994. Cheryl impressed Dr. Cawley as one of the most compassionate and competent providers that she had ever worked with. Dr. Cawley pursued Cheryl as a provider to work side by side seeing patients at Sage Medicine and has complete trust that she will make appropriate decisions independently or in consultation with Dr. Cawley if needed.
Mrs. Collins enjoys having her 2 successful grown girls in town. Jessica is a high school chemistry teacher at Antonian College Prep High School in San Antonio and Kimberly is a graduate of TX A&M University in Health Careers who is pursuing a career in critical care nursing with the Methodist Healthcare system in town. Cheryl spends her leisure time enjoying family, friends, and staying active in her church.