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Casey Mitchell Drawert, M.D.

Obituary for Casey Mitchell Drawert, M.D.

December 17, 1973 - March 11, 2016
San Antonio, Texas | Age 42

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CASEY MITCHELL DRAWERT
December 17, 1973 – March 11, 2016

Casey Mitchell Drawert, M.D., age 42, a loving mother and dedicated critical care anesthesiologist, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 11, 2016. Casey left this earth too early for us to understand. She was born in Shreveport, LA, on December 17, 1973, and graduated from Loyola College Prep in 1991. She received a BS in Nursing from Stephen F. Austin State University, and subsequently practiced as a nurse for six years, during which time her love for medicine grew. She then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio receiving her medical degree in 2005. Upon graduation, she completed a general surgery internship and an anesthesia residency at UTHSC. She then completed a critical care fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Casey truly excelled at everything she set her mind to do. She received awards for the excellent patient care she provided at every step of her training. Casey was inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism Honor Society during medical school. In residency, she was nominated as the most outstanding resident in both critical care and obstetric anesthesia. At the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, she was honored to be their Fellow of the Year in her specialty. In 2011, she moved back to Texas, her home of 20 years, to start her life as a practicing physician in both academic medicine and private practice. The last five years have been full of rich experiences as she gave back to her community through teaching medical residents and students, saving lives, and being a doctor to so many in need. She loved to travel, and she always gave back to those in need in several ways, including her annual medical mission trip to Ecuador. Her trainees described her as "an amazing mentor, motherly, brilliant, genuine, down to earth, and passionate." The most perfect descriptions of her, however, come from two of her colleagues: "funny, vibrant woman with a big heart, strong faith, and a sharp wit" who "puts her entire heart and soul into caring for patients."
It was well known that her true passion was being a mother. Her children were miracles for her, and they became her everything. She was incredibly organized, thoughtful, and present for them despite her prominent position in her career. She helped lead Girl Scout events, and she volunteered regularly at the kids' schools. Active in her church and a faithful Christian, she did everything with intentionality and grace. During the times when her love and advice are missed, all can be comforted that she chose to provide life through organ donation, a true act of love. Casey is survived by her two beautiful children, Molly and Hudson, and their father, Steve Drawert; her loving mother, Donna Lowderback Austin; and her father and step-mother, Gary and Val Mitchell. She was also dearly loved by her aunts, Patsy Weeks and Francis Mitchell, and her many cousins. She had a special cousin, Dr. Brittni Miller who followed in Casey's footsteps to become a physician. Casey's cherished step-siblings are Carey Holm, Jessica Austin Jack, Skip Austin, Sarah Greer, Libby Jester, and all of their spouses and children. Casey was proceeded in death by her brother, Colby Mitchell; her step-father, John Austin; and grandparents, Mandy and James Lowderback and Modene and Ralph Mitchell; as well as her uncles, Larry Weeks and Thomas Mitchell. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

SERVICE
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
11:00 A.M.
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH CHAPEL

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Casey's favorite charity, Camp Xmatkuil, a mission outreach in Mexico, by going to Globaloutreach.org and mentioning Fund ID #4052. Otherwise you can donate to National Domestic Violence by going to thehotline.org.

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