Rinajoyce Fernandez Abril-Walker

Rinajoyce Fernandez Abril-Walker, CNM, IBCLC

Overall patient rating:

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Graduate School: Frontier Nursing University

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Rinajoyce (“Rina”) grew up in California before moving to Texas in 1996 when her father retired from the Navy. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2008 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. From there, Rina has worked as a Registered Nurse in Women’s and Children’s Services including Antepartum, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Nursery, and NICU.

Her love of travel allowed her to work as a travel Registered Nurse in Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Portland, Oregon. She returned back to Texas to complete her Master’s Degree in Nurse-Midwifery in 2014 from Frontier Nursing University.

Rina has a special place in her midwifery heart for out of hospital births, having had an unmedicated waterbirth with her first child at Bay Area Birth Center in Pasadena, Texas and her second and third children at home among her former preceptor midwives and later coworkers. Rina has attended births at home, birth centers and hospitals. She prefers working in hospitals to help bring the low intervention, out of hospital, natural childbirth experience she experienced herself to the hospital setting. Rina is passionate about supporting women in however they choose to labor and give birth in a loving, supportive and safe environment.

She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and takes great joy in helping families achieve their breastfeeding/pumping goals. Rina has a combined total of 7+ years breastfeeding/pumping for her three children.

She is relocated from Nacogdoches, TX and is married to her college sweetheart Clinton. They have three children Colin, Rosaline and Lillian. Outside of work, she enjoys learning Spanish, spending time with her close-knit family and trying new foods.

Patient Reviews

Overall patient rating for UWH of Texas:

Pap Smear

It took longer than expected to see Dr. Wang. Otherwise all other aspects were great.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Pagette and her assistant assured me that I am all right except for a bit of aging skin

Annual Well Woman Exam

I love Dr. Westmoreland, her front desk ladies are a little rude and make it hard to interact with them.

Annual Well Woman Exam

First meeting with her. Very professional. Very nice. Great bedside manner.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Doctor Karsan and her staff are always being very thorough and helpful. They ask questions and listen to your needs and wants.

Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Ultrasound / Sonogram

The technician was thorough and informative.

Annual Well Woman Exam

From the time I got there, my visit went like clock work. Not much waiting between procedures and I was actually out very quickly.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Professional, nice, caring

Gynecological Problem Visit

The wait time to be seen is often very long. rarely am i ever seen on or near time.


NP is friendly, knowledgeable and takes her time. I prefer her to do my hormone pellets than my doctor.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr Harris is a wonderful doctor who listens and gives great care.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Imtiaz and her team are very professional and are extremely helpful and informative.

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

The ultrasound techs did a great job. They explained every detail as they worked. Dr. Mortan was wonderful and provided me all og my opinions.

Gynecological Exams

He took his time explaining my concerns and very friendly.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Not her fault but I only get to see Dr Karsan every other year and I missed my opportunity with her due to a delivering mom (totally understandable) and Georgia is always amazing but sometimes you have things you would like to discuss with your primary caregiver.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I loved that I was in and out in a timely manner. I love the staff and Dr. Harris.

Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Ultrasound / Sonogram

I felt like we got all of our questions answered and we never felt rushed.

Prescription Medication / Rx Refill

It was my first time getting to meet Laura and she was so helpful and so supportive. I am very excited to continue meeting the providers at Adriatica.

Routine Pregnancy / Prenatal Appointment

Dr. Wang and all the staffs are so kind. They are all easy to approach to.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Harris is always very thorough and willing to answer any questions or address any concerns. His manner of interacting makes me feel very comfortable and confident that I am getting the best care available.