“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

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300 Beardsley Lane Building E, Austin

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  • Avatar Denise Jarratt ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I’m new to the area and needed a healthcare provider. I’m very happy to have found Kristine. She meets all my autoimmune, endocrine, bio-identical hormone, skin and anti-aging needs. She’s knowledgeable, professional, caring and helpful. … More I highly recommend her services.
  • Avatar Suzanne Amberg ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I am sleeping through the night & my joints no longer ache! I am so pleased with not only the treatment course but of her follow up. Shortly after starting treatment, I had to travel out of state. She made sure I could have my blood … More tests and then called me several times to check in. I ran out of my prescription & she took time on her day off to call the out of state pharmacy. My husband is a physician & I know the extra mile she is taking with her patients.
  • Avatar Kipp Kennedy ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I highly recommend Thrive Hormonal Health and Wellness. I spent years of frustration going to different doctors asking what was going on with my body, only to have them tell me I am fine for my age. Kristine Kjolhede, MSN, FNP-C, worked … More with me to find the truth of what my body was doing and devised a plan of action that actually addressed what was happening. Now, my hormones are getting in balance again and my body is responding well. Thank you Kristine Kjolhede!
  • Avatar Roberta Ross ★★★★★ a week ago
    Went to Kristine to see about the hormone treatment. I felt old, tired and uninspired in my life. My son had mentioned hormone replacement to me after he read about it. So I had nothing to loose. It made all the difference in the world. … More My energy level went way up, my zest for life did a major turn around and my thoughts about being old and ready to die were gone. I have a new attitude, took a job and am living my life as if the hands of time were turned back. I recommend this to any woman that feels “old”. I am 67 but don’t feel it any longer and wish I had started this a long time ago. Don’t wait try it!

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