Our Team


Ana Bukhari, Lab Director

Since 2008, Ana's career and hobbies have surrounded diagnostic medicine as she gained experience in reference laboratories, CROs and Physician-owned laboratories.  Over the past 12 years, Ana has gained experience in Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology,  Immunohematology, Hematology, Toxicology, Molecular Diagnostics, Coagulation and Urinalysis. She is an expert in Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management as well as insight on federal laboratory regulations through CLIA, COLA, and CAP.  

In her spare time, Ana enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She enjoys learning about other cultures and trying new food on her travels. Recently, she has taken an interest in gardening.

Laurette Smith, MD

Dr. Laurette Smith is our Clinical Director. She is a Board-Certified OB-GYN, and a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Smith is the founder and medical director of Ideal Weight and Skin (IWAS) clinics in Cedar Park and Georgetown, Texas.

The global pandemic has sparked an interest and a necessity for increased assistance by medical professionals and Dr. Smith is all in.

Omar Akhter, MD

Dr. Omar Akhter is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician in Austin. 

He completed medical school from his native country of Pakistan before

moving to New York City for Internal Medicine Residency training and subsequently working as a hospital physician in New Jersey. 

Through these years of working in the hospital within our conventional medical system, he realized a more comprehensive approach to the patient was required, one that incorporated fundamental aspects of nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and sleep in tackling the epidemic of chronic disease in our society. 

He now runs a Direct Primary Care practice in Austin with the goal of implementing that philosophy with his patients.  The Direct Primary Care model does not bill any third parties, but

instead works on a monthly subscription aiming to make care accessible and affordable to the community.

Should you have a positive test, Dr. Akhter will personally give you a call

and review your treatment options with you. 

Bianca Torres, MA

Bianca initially started studying to be

a medical assistant to help her family with medical needs. She joined us to

complete her school’s externship requirement and loved the team so

much, she wanted to join us!


There was no way we could not add

her to our permanent team.She has proven to be an invaluable addition

to our family and Austin Covid Labs

is so much better because of her.

A Central Texas native, Bianca is from Georgetown where she raises her son and her kitty.


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