Rinajoyce Fernandez Abril-Walker

Rinajoyce Fernandez Abril-Walker, CNM, IBCLC

Overall patient rating:

Book Appointment Craig Ranch OBGYN

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Not Accepting New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Not Available


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:

Pellets (Hormone Therapy)

On time, she listens & follows up.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Efficient front office and I love Dr. Petrowski!!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr Allen listened to my concerns and explained my options thoroughly. He prescribed medication in line with my plans and goals

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

I love the office and staff- everyone is always kind and helpful. However, I arrived 15 minutes early for my 4pm appointment, and didn’t even see the doctor until 5pm. It was first prenatal appointment and her machine was super blurry so we couldn’t really see the baby anyway. I’m sure it will be better next time, but this appointment was a really exciting one that ended with more disappointment than I expected.

Pessary Insertion / Removal

Morgan had no problem addressing my situation with my pessary.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I am always provided with excellent service from Dr. Banks and her team! Dr. Banks, you're a Rock Star!!!

Gynecological Exams

Dr.Robins always takes the time to listen and answer any questions I might have . I never feel rushed during my appointment.

Pap Smear

I have been a patient of Dr. John Paul Roberts for many years. He is the best Doctor and friend of my family.


Doctor is so friendly and responds to all queries immediately.

Pessary Insertion / Removal

Excellent doctor. He is caring and spends time listening to me. He goes above and beyond any other doctors I have seen.

Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

I would give 5 stars but the clinic always cancle or reschedule my appointment even it's urgent.

Physical Exam / Check-up

Staff is so pleasant... and hardly any wait time.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

The doctor was professional and knowledgeable.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Very quick visit, Everyone was courteous and professional.

Annual Exam

Staff was nice. Dr. Syal listened to me and was nice.


Everyone was so nice and had a good visit with Dr White.

Annual Exam

Dr. Stamatis and the staff are wonderful and very thorough.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I’ve been a patient for 24 years. It’s an excellent practice.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr.Allen is very caring and listens. She spends time with you and listens to your concerns and answers your questions. She is the best OB/GYN I have ever had.

Annual Well Woman Exam

On time, friendly staff, and did not feel rushed