“Partnering with each patient is a privilege and the results can be life-changing, which is why I love what I do.”

Kristine Kjolhede, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner and founder of THRIVE Hormonal Health and Wellness, PLLC

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Kristine was raised on a horse farm near Columbus, Ohio until her father’s retirement from the Air Force prompted the family’s move to Boerne, Texas, a short distance from his hometown of San Antonio.

Kristine attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a B.S. in Meteorology in 1989. She spent the next 20 years forecasting and broadcasting weather to millions of viewers in markets like Waco, Austin, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In 2007 Kristine saw a need to help alleviate fear and educate young children about severe spring and winter storms, prompting her to write a series of children’s books and hosting weather education seminars for teachers.

In 2009 Kristine felt a calling to help others in a more personal way, through the art and science of medicine. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Arlington with a B.S. in Nursing. While working as an ER nurse with Cook Children’s Medical Center, she continued her education earning her M.S. in Nursing from Maryville University and certification in Family Practice in 2017.

During this 8-year journey, Kristine grew to realize the sick-care model of caring for her patients wasn’t working, and discovered, personally, the miracle and benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). In 2018 she was trained and certified in the EvexiPEL method, and has never looked back!

Helping hundreds of men and women ages 30-80 get well and thrive through hormone optimization, Kristine addresses the root cause of so many health issues including: anxiety, depression, weight gain/muscle loss, sleep and sexual performance disorders, loss of mental clarity, vitality, and overall sense of well-being.

When Kristine isn’t practicing, she loves sharing the Hill Country life with her husband and 2 furry family members, while being a proud mother to her 22-yr old son (studying at Texas A&M University), and her 19-yr old daughter (studying at Indiana University as a scholarship volleyball athlete).

Tops on Kristine’s to-do list include: Long hikes, running, cycling, working in the yard, and cooking for family and friends.


Bachelor of Science (BS), 2013 Magna Cum Laude, Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Master of Science (MS), 2017 Nursing, Family Practice
Maryville University, Saint Louis, Missouri


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Texas Board of Nursing
Registered Nurse (RN) Texas Board of Nursing


Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
Certified bio-identical Hormone Provider, EvexiPEL, Evexias Health Solutions
Basic life Support (BLS) American Heart Association

The Art and Science of Botulinum Toxin A- Esthetic Skin Institute
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300 Beardsley Lane Building E, Austin

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  • Avatar Monica Ariola ★★★★★ a week ago
    For two years I knew something was off, I wasn’t sleeping, had very low energy and despite how much I worked out nothing changed. I would get blood work every year to check my hormone levels and every year was told I was within normal range. … More I started researching Hormone Therapy and am so glad I found Kristine. When she went over my blood work and confirmed how I was feeling isn’t normal, I started crying. I am feeling like myself again. I’m sleeping all night, I have energy again, and I’ve lost weight. Kristine is so professional and caring. I am so grateful for her and her knowledge.
  • Avatar Kelli Liska ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I am so glad I found Kristine at Thrive Hormonal Health. Not only has she helped get my hormones balanced, she has helped me heal my gut after a lifetime of chronic problems. I love that she takes her time to listen and develop a thorough … More treatment plan.
  • Avatar J R ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    A gem in the local functional medicine and hormone replacement therapy community! FNP Kjolhede and THRIVE provided me with the most comprehensive, attentive, personalized medical care and treatment I have experienced to date. I came to … More Kristine with a complex medical history, and was not sure what to expect. Not only did she reach out to me shortly after my inquiry, my initial appointment was in depth, did not feel rushed, and extremely detailed in treatment plan. Kristine explained each step of my personalized care plan, what to expect, and what was next. She even called to check in on me a few weeks after my initial appointment. In addition, Kristine was able to run several labs that told a much more detailed story about my symptoms that had previously been undetected in a traditional medical system setting. In 5 weeks, I have noticed improvement in several areas that I had been suffering from for way too long. She truly listened to my unique needs, and developed my treatment plan for what was right for me and my body, and I cannot thank her enough. I am so glad I decided to invest in THRIVE, because THRIVE is certainly vested in me and my health. I highly recommend going to Kristine for your hormone, wellness, and nutrient needs. I now have an improved quality of life, and am excited to know that all is not lost. Thank you, Kristine!
  • Avatar Melissa Starnes ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I was having significant difficulties with sleeping and my energy levels had decreased. My ability to sleep at night had diminished down to 3 hours a night. Since I turned 50 this past year, I started doing some research on hormone deficiency … More and a friend referred me to Kristine. Kristine asked me questions about my overall health that other practitioners had not done. She referred me for bloodwork to check all my hormone levels and with the proper hormone therapy that Kristine suggested, my sleep has returned back to being able to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. My energy levels have improved significantly and I feel like myself again! I cannot express how amazing Kristine is and I cannot thank her enough for helping me!

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