A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Nancy Binford received undergraduate degrees from Rice University in History and French. After college, while pursuing a career in modern dance, Dr. Binford also worked at MD Anderson in the Texas Medical Center writing grants for medical research. Based on the encouragement of coworkers at MD Anderson, Dr. Binford decided to apply to medical school. She then attended UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she received her medical training as well as her training in obstetrics and gynecology as a resident physician.

Since beginning her medical practice in 1998, Dr. Binford has enjoyed caring for the gynecologic needs of women in every stage of their life including the teen years, women’s reproductive years, and during women’s transition into menopause. In addition to offering wellness care, she is interested in the evaluation and treatment of diseases of the reproductive organs as well as infertility. Dr. Binford is also proud to offer in-office sonography which is necessary for the evaluation of many gynecologic problems.

Dr. Binford also continues to delight in the miracle of new life and caring for women during their pregnancies. Through her excellent medical training and experience as well as her attention to detail and thorough approach, Dr. Binford has become known for her expertise in the care of women with high risk pregnancies. She routinely cares for women of advanced maternal age, women carrying twins or triplets, women with histories of infertility or previous pregnancy loss, and women with preexisting medical conditions needing careful management during pregnancy.

In addition to her knowledge, experience, and expertise as a physician, Dr. Binford is well-known for her excellence at the bedside. She is known for her desire to listen and hear the concerns of her patients, her abilities in communicating to patients and their families in thorough and effective ways, and for her compassion in helping patients who are ill and in distress. It is Dr. Binford’s heartfelt commitment to provide the utmost in exceptional and compassionate medical care for all her patients.

While in residency, Dr. Binford and her spouse brought a son and daughter into the world. Family time with her husband and children brings Dr. Binford her biggest joy. She and her family enjoy traveling together, particularly to the mountains of west Texas and the cool waters of the Frio River in central Texas. Otherwise, in her spare time, Dr. Binford enjoys walks with her dogs, gardening, and reading.

Christy Tashjian, CPM, WHNP,  graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in 1994 and proceeded to study midwifery while working at home health agencies.  After working as a homebirth midwife in Austin and surrounding areas for 16 years, she decided to get a master’s degree in nursing. She became a Nurse Practitioner in 2013.  Along with Balcones OBGyn, Christy also is a midwife consultant and educator with the Austin-based Mama Sana Vibrant Woman project focusing on group pregnancy care and support for low income people of color. Christy works with and supports the LGBTQ+ community specifically in helping with fertility and conception.  She joined the staff of Balcones Ob/Gyn in August 2018 to bring her varied experience in pregnancy care and women’s health to the practice.

Christy lives with her wife and three children on their farmette where she spends time wrangling multiple goats, chickens, and a feisty donkey, gardening in rocky soil, making goat cheese, herbal remedies and bitters, spinning yarn and knitting it, and staring at the sky from a swing under the trees.

Rachael Burton is a Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who earned her master’s degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University.   Her strong women’s health foundation was forged while serving families through high-risk obstetrics, pediatrics, and infertility nursing.  She had the honor of working with obstetricians serving the underprivileged and underserved families of Central Texas for several years.  Rachael delights in teaching women about their bodies because she has found that if you educate the woman, she is prepared to care for her entire family.