4 Lakeway Centre Court, Unit A, Austin, TX 78734  |  (512) 842-7MED (7633)  |  info@directmed.care



Dr. Katriny Ikbal


I am a Board Certified Family Physician with an extreme passion for patient care. I received my undergraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin and attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for medical school. I trained here in Austin at the UT Southwestern Family Medicine Program.


Before founding DirectMed, I spent the previous several years working in various urgent care clinics. That’s where I saw the need for a family medical practice built around more meaningful patient­/doctor relationships and a focus on long­ term family health. I am devoted to giving you, my patient, the absolute best care possible. I feel that the amount of time I can spend with my patients is key to understanding their needs. I became disillusioned with the old way, because insurance ­based healthcare severely limits patient­/doctor interactions.


Then I learned about the Direct Primary Care model that is growing quickly throughout the U.S. I realized it was the answer that I and millions of underserved patients had been looking for.


When I am not serving my patients, I love spending time with my family and our two dogs and one cat. I love travel, movies, baking and yoga.


Mary Ann Ikbal, RN

Mary Ann is my mother and my partner in caring for our patients. She is a Registered Nurse with 16 years of experience, many of them as an ER nurse. Like me, she is dedicated to delivering the highest quality direct patient care and service. Also like me, she enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with her family.


Neer Patel

Keeping it all in the family, Neer, besides being my husband, is responsible for the business side of things. He’s an engineer by trade, but an entrepreneur at heart. He also comes from a long line of physicians. So he understands my desire to get family medicine back to what it used to be—real patient /doctor relationships.

He is working hard to integrate technology into our practice that will make those relationships stronger and more convenient for our patients.