Candice Shipp, APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

Candice R. Shipp, APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC Pronunciation Guide

Obstetrics/Gynecology
4.8of 5 | (335) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Center Street Ages seen: 12 - 99 Joined ARC: 2022

About Candice R. Shipp, APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

  • Candice grew up in Chicago, IL, and moved to San Antonio in 1995. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing, reading, drinking coffee, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her family and dog, Duke. When asked about her favorite area spot, Candice says, “Home! I love being at home, especially when it’s hot!” She also enjoys driving through the Hill Country and taking in all of the beauty Central Texas has to offer.

    Learn more about Nurse Practitioners.

I decided to pursue a career in nursing after the birth of my first child. My nurses were supportive and helpful and made me feel confident during that time when I felt vulnerable, influencing my decision to change career paths. I believe that holistic care is paramount, and I focus on all aspects of a patient’s well being and how their condition or reason for accessing health care will impact their physical, emotional, and social well being. I believe primary prevention is key in helping patients reach their healthcare goals and is essential in empowering them to live their best lives. My hope is that every patient I meet feels well cared for and supported through the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based care and individualized health education.

Services

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), adolescents should have their first routine gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 years old, which includes an introduction to the gynecologist and general health counseling, as well as discussion of any concerns.

Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual Gynecological Exam

The annual gynecological exam is a yearly preventative and diagnostic examination that helps monitor any ongoing physical or hormonal conditions. The examination typically includes a routine breast and pelvic exam, and may include a screening for sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Learn More

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.

Learn More

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.

Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Fertility care at ARC focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and restoring your reproductive and gynecological health.

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. 

Learn More

Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care is an approach to healthcare that respects and responds to the diverse health needs and experiences of our patients, regardless of their gender identity and/or expression. We welcome our patients to an environment free from bias and discrimination that is tailored to each individual's health needs (i.e. gender-inclusive language and terminology).

Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening

Genetic screening is the process of testing for a genetic disorders that may be passed to offspring.

Learn More

High Risk Pregnancy Care

High Risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or the fetus has an increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to uncomplicated pregnancies.

Learn More

Menopause

Menopause

An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.

Learn More

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.

Learn More

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens. 

Learn More

Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

Your ARC doctor will show you what to expect and how to manage soreness and discharge, soreness, mood changes, and more after delivery.

Learn More

Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal care provides the best care for you and your unborn child. It also helps prepare you for the delivery of a healthy baby.

Learn More

Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

If you're planning to become pregnant, you want to take the best care of you and your baby to help reduce risks. Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an ARC Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner. 

Learn More

Preparing for Your Baby

Preparing for Your Baby

Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Learn More

Sonography

Sonography

A sonogram is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves, or ultrasound waves, to look at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

Learn More

STD Screening and Treatment

STD Screening and Treatment

STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.

Learn More

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

Learn More

Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner; Registered Nurse; International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Medical School
    N/A
  • Residency
    N/A
  • Education
    BA in Journalism, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2004
    MS in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
    Post-Master’s Certificate, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, 2017
    Post-Master Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas at Austin, 2022
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, Texas Nurse Practitioners 
    • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
    • Member, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • February 23, 2024

    Candice was amazing! She made me feel so comfortable and made the appointment an environment friendly and open.

  • February 22, 2024

    Dr. Shipp was wonderful. Very caring and helpful. Thank you.

  • February 22, 2024

    Candice was extremely helpful and made me feel comfortable when I was terrified to talk about some things. I just love her.

  • February 20, 2024

    Dr Shipp was very friendly and gentle, as well as informative of everything she was doing. I felt very comfortable with this doctor

  • February 13, 2024

    I’ve never had a more positive and better appointment and it was all thanks to Candice! So polite, really listened to my concerns, and made me feel completely comfortable. I won’t ever seen anyone else!

  • February 8, 2024

    I love how sweet my obygn was she was super friendly

Mentions