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 Angela Allen, Office Manager

Angela Allen, Office ManagerAngela was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. In 2003, she began spending her summers in Colorado working with a backpacking ministry, taking youth groups up some of Colorado's 14'ers. She moved to Abilene in 2004 to attend college at Abilene Christian University, studying Youth and Family Ministry. After graduation, she spent a few years training Police Service Dogs with a company just west of Abilene until she came to work for Premier Women's Healthcare of Abilene in 2010. She recently joined Dr. Kroeger's practice as his office manager in 2012.

In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, going on motorcycle rides, camping or watching her dogs compete in area dog shows. 

Angela's favorite quote: "You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the momory of what one saw higher up.  When one can no longer see, one can at least still know." –Rene Daumal

Angela is soft-spoken, but her smile says everything. Always friendly, and always courteous, she will be available to assist you through the financial aspects of your healthcare with us. If you have questions regarding payments, insurance claims, or you just want to let her know how you think the office is doing and where we can improve, you can contact Angela and she will be glad to help you out.

 Elena Reyes, Receptionist

Elena Reyes, ReceptionistAttended Rochester H.S., CJC, studying for Medical Assistant Degree

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” –William Shakespeare

“I enjoy the feeling you get when you see a patient walk through the door with a smile on her face, and leave their appointments the same way; knowing our providers and staff have taken every opportunity to take care of our patient  in their own way.

“Working at Premier Women’s Healthcare of Abilene, I enjoy my interaction with the patients. Whether it be confirming an appointment over the phone, or directing them to the lab, my day is complete knowing our patients have had a wonderful experience in the office and look forward to coming back.

“In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, Brionna and Symbri. I also enjoy working in the garden, reading and any crafty project, big or small.”

 Shelly Smith, Receptionist

Shelly Smith, ReceptionistBachelor of Arts: Music

“Her children rise up and call her blessed.” –Proverbs 31:28

“I love being able to help people, so using my skills to work for doctors seems awesome to me! I enjoy the family atmosphere in the practice, seeing the employees as friends and family, not just co-workers.

“Most of my spare time is spent with my husband and daughters, Lindsay and Shelby. We enjoy riding motorcycles or trips to the beach. I love to read, sew, quilt, and you can usually find me with some yarn and a crochet hook in my hand.”



 Laura Lawrence, LVN

Laura Lawrence, LVNLaura was born in Massachusetts, but migrated to Texas at the age of 10. Most recently she moved from Fort Worth, Texas to Abilene in June 2010.  She received her nurse's training in Austin and has over 35 years of experience in Labor and Delivery, postpartum care, and office Ob/Gyn. 

She is married with 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She loves road trips, reading, biking, and spending her free time with her family. Although she rarely likes to point this out, if you look closely, you'll notice a similarity between her and Dr. Glass.

Laura's favorite Bible verse: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."  Psalm 23

Laura is the mother-figure in our clinic. She is genuine and caring, and understands a wide range of medical issues regarding women's health. Laura has many roles in the office, so she is rarely sitting idle. When not having to assist with patient care in the clinic, she is returning calls and answering your questions about your health care, making calls concerning your recent labwork, calling in prescriptions, and mailing out letters to inform you of your results. She will be the one preparing your surgery times, and making preoperative arrangements. 

 Jennifer Shaner, MA

Jennifer Shaner, MAJennifer was born and raised in the Abilene area. Although she moved to Portland, Oregon in 2005, it wasn't long before she found herself back at home here. Jennifer received her Medical Assisting degree from Cisco Junior College in 2002. She has worked in multiple physician offices since earning her degree, but chooses to stay in Ob/Gyn because she loves working with women and specializing in women's healthcare. She has over 6 years of experience in Ob/Gyn. 

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys anything that involves the outdoors like camping. When not outside, you can find Jennifer working on her various craft projects around the house. 

Her favorite quote: "It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love. It matters only that you love."  –John Lennon

Jennifer is a wonderful addition to our staff. She brings energy and laughter to the office every day. She is very professional and will make you feel comfortable during your visit. With rare exceptions, Jennifer will be the one to greet you at the door, take your vitals, obtain your history, and get you ready to see the doctor. 

 Brooke Silvi, RN

Brooke Silvi, RN“Your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of greater worth in God’s sight.” –1 Peter 3:3-4

“I enjoy building relationships with our patients. It is a great work environment here! Everyone is very team-oriented and puts patients first.

“I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends. I also like working out, crafting and baking.”


For an exceptional standard of care from dedicated professionals, call Premier Women’s Healthcare of Abilene at (325) 437-1590 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your preferred consultation time. We provide our services to the Taylor County, TX communities of Abilene, Brownwoood, Eastland and Sweetwater.


Dr. Kroeger was my doctor for my second pregnancy. My first appointment with him I was 8 weeks along and he performed a sonogram. He then gave me the surprise of my life when he told me I was having triplets! It was a very emotional day,

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