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In her over 20 years as a medical doctor, Dr. Nancy Scheinost has emerged as a specialist in a number of fields, including osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, internal medicine, and rheumatology. To remain abreast of developments in these fields, Dr. Scheinost holds memberships in a number of specialist and medical associations. These include the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, Inc., the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Brazos-Robertson County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Dr. Nancy Scheinost cowrote, with Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, the paper Prevalence of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis in the Elderly, and, with Dr. Roger R. Good and Dr. P. Pradeep Kumar, Treatment of Hodgkin's Patients with Large Mediastinal Masses.
Throughout her time in college, Dr. Nancy Scheinost garnered praise and accolades for her dedication to her studies. In 1981, she became a Phi Kappa Alpha Honorary and in 1982 was admitted as an Honorary into Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa. From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Scheinost was a member of the University of Nebraska honors program and received an honors scholarship from the university in 1981. Every semester from 1979 to 1983, she earned a spot on the Dean’s List and won the Panhellenic Scholarship Award every year for four years.
After completing her studies, Dr. Nancy Scheinost landed a position at Sadler Clinics in Woodlands and Conroe, Texas, where she saw between 25 and 30 patients daily. During this time, she served as an on-call internist on weekends at local hospitals. Dr. Scheinost began working at Rheumatology of Brazos Valley, a private practice, in 1996.