Jaron L. Winston, M.D.
For over 28 years, Austin-area patients, families, physicians, and professional caregivers have called on Jaron L. Winston, M.D., for his compassion and vast knowledge in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Winston graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1981. He then completed a fellowship in Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, practicing both internal medicine and pediatrics. He received his post-graduate training in psychiatry at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Specializing in Geriatric and General Psychiatry, Dr. Winston served for many years as Medical Director of Geriatric Services at St. David’s Pavilion. He often lectures and consults locally and nationally on the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other psychiatric disorders in older adults
Dr. Winston founded Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare, P.A., in 1997. He also has a research division which is called Senior Adults Specialty Research. Dr. Winston and his staff are conducting clinical trials for groundbreaking new therapies for many disorders. SASR has more memory impairment research than anyone in central Texas. Call (512)407-8628 for the latest studies or visit the website at SASRaustin.com. For many years Dr. Winston has been interested in treating patients with mood disorders. He has utilized and recommended many treatment modalities as appropriate including psychotherapy, medications, and ECT. He is very excited to be on the cutting edge by treating depressive symptoms with magnetic therapy or dTMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). This is the first treatment which is non-invasive, non-systemic and utilizes no medications. You can find more information at Texas TMS Center. Patients should be at least 20 years of age.
- Is skilled and seasoned at evaluating senior citizens for issues of competency, testamentary capacity, ability to stand trial, etc.
- Is experienced and interested in offering expert testimony for all aspects of legal matters involving the mental health of the aged.
- Has lectured and consulted both locally and nationally on issues of Geriatric Psychiatry.
John A. Bertelson, M.D., FAAN
Dr. Bertelson (or Dr. B to his many patients) brings a diverse background to his practice. He was a competitive swimmer while in high school in Malaysia. He earned degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry at Rice University. He graduated medical school at UT Houston where he earned AOA honor society distinction. Dr. B later completed a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic. He completed fellowships in Behavioral Neurology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and in Neuroimaging at the Dent Institute. Dr. B has medical school faculty appointments at Texas Tech and UT Austin and has been an investigator on numerous trials related to stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. He is frequently named a Top Doctor by Austin Monthly. Dr. Bertelson has provided care for patients in Central Texas with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders for almost 20 years.
Michael L. Brown, M.D. Fellow, APA
Dr. Brown is a native Texan and proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie, class of 1985, graduating from Texas A&M with honors in psychology. He he attended medical school on the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program, and graduated with his MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1989. His internship and residency in general psychiatry were completed at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon GA, from 1989-1993. He completed his active duty tour with the U.S. Army at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Ft. Polk LA, where he served as the chief of mental health services for the hospital and installation from 1993-1997.
In 1997, he joined Scott & White Healthcare in College Station TX where he conducted a very busy and rewarding general psychiatry practice, and served as the regional director of psychiatry and psychology for the organization. His affiliation with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was equally satisfying, and he received many teaching awards from his students. He coauthored 2 book chapters with colleagues in Family Medicine during this time. He was a Texas Monthly “Super Doctor” from 2008-2011. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
In 2015, Dr. Brown moved to Lake Charles to help care for his wife’s extended family. He joined Lake Area Psychiatry, and served on the physician staff at Christus St. Patrick Hospital as the medical director for the geropsychiatry unit there.
Dr. Brown returned to Texas in 2018, and has joined Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare in Austin, Texas. His practice focuses on geriatric psychiatry in the setting of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. He provides physician collaboration for the advanced practice nurses and physician assistants on the treatment team as well as direct patient care.
Laura Lande Eisenberg, FNP-C
Megan Quint, FNP
Cherie Simpson, Ph.D., APRN, CNS-BC
Cherie is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is board certified as a Clinical Nurse
Specialist in adult health. She received her doctorate in nursing from University of Texas School of Nursing where she taught as an assistant professor and conducted research in health promotion for family and friends caring for someone with dementia. The focus of her research was improving caregiver sleep. She has worked for Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare and Research since 2005 enjoying both direct patient care and the opportunity to work in pharmaceutical research.
Eddie Maraboto, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Eddie is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Holistic Adult Health and has worked with Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare and Research since 2012. Eddie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rice University and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Eddie visits patients who reside at several nursing homes, assisted living and Alzheimer’s/memory care communities in the Austin area.
Doug McFarland, LCSW
Doug has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas. From 1976-1990 he worked with children, youth and families in the multi-service Methodist Home in Waco, TX (children’s home and psychiatric hospital). From 1990-1996 he managed Community Hospice of Waco and directed social services and bereavement services for Family Hospice of Temple. From 1996-2010 he served the geriatric inpatient population, twelve of those years at St. David’s Pavilion (now Austin Lakes Hospital). He has been in private practice since 2010.
Sherry Key, LCSW
Sherry has for more than twenty years focused her practice exclusively on the needs of older adults and their families. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and grief and loss issues.
Martha Quinton – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Martha brings with her inpatient psychiatry experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys meeting new people and building lasting relationships, understanding that trust, respect, and communication are required to do so. She is armed with a background in architecture, always looking for innovative solutions. She is passionate about bridging evidence-based practice with evidence-based design and looks forward to the day her expertise enables her to do so. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2007 with a BA in Public Relations and Architecture. She spent 2 years in Madison, WI leading UW students along their journey of spiritual growth. She even took her skills overseas and developed lasting relationships with people in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a Masters in Nursing. She fiercely bleeds red and black to this day.
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