Crystal earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. While working as a registered nurse for 8 years she found her passion in Women’s Health. Returning to UTA, she earned a Master of Science in nursing and has been certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Through her 8 years of experience as a registered nurse, advance training as a Nurse Practitioner, and partnership with Dr. Ripperda, Crystal is committed to empowering women to make evidence-based, informed healthcare choices and providing them the tools to implement those decisions. A trusting relationship is critical to this process and Crystal is determined to develop this relationship with every patient.
Crystal lives in Aledo with her husband Allen of 12 years and her two kids Jaxon & Parker. She enjoys classic movies, Elvis, Disney, and the beach.
Crystal has expertise, experience, and a special interest in:
- Women’s health and wellness
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Overactive bladder, including Posterior Tibial Nerve stimulation (PTNS)
- Urinary incontinence
- Pessary insertion and management
- Pre- and post-operative care of gynecologic surgery patients
- Menopausal treatment
- Vaginal atrophy
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Chronic vaginal infections