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Dr. Barrera attended The University of Texas at Austin and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. He received the Degree of Doctor of Osteopathy on May 19, 1979. He is currently in private practice in central Austin caring for infants, children and adolescents. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Southwestern Medical School, North Texas State Health Science Center, and The University of Texas School of Nursing. He is an avid swimmer and indulges in Yoga. He is happily married, has three beautiful daughters and five wonderful grandchildren.
Dr. Jenny Jacomides, a Board Certified pediatrician, attended the University of Texas at Austin. She then finished Medical School at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Jacomides completed her pediatric residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Following residency, Dr. Jacomides joined the Southwestern Medical School Faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. She taught medical students and residents while working in Pediatric Urgent Care and as a Pediatric Hospitalist. She also oversaw newborn care at the Parkland Memorial hospital newborn nursery.
In 2006, Dr. Jacomides moved to Austin with her family. She enjoys living in the Hill Country and taking care of patients in private practice. Her husband, Dr. Lucas Jacomides, is an urologist in the Round Rock area. In her personal time, Dr. Jacomides enjoys spending time with her children. She also enjoys art, photography and travel.
Daniel Wood is a nationally certified physician assistant and has been a practicing since 2000. He is a past president of the Society of Physician Assistants in Pediatrics and has spoken nationally numerous times on topics concerning children.
Wood grew up in Houston and moved to Austin in 2013 from San Antonio. He attended The Ohio State University and received his masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In his free time, he enjoys exercising, reading and cooking with his wife Karen and children, Noah and Juliette.
Katie graduated with a Master's in Nursing from the Western University of Health Sciences in 2009 and her post Master’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Texas in 2017. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has worked in primary care since becoming a nurse practitioner. She is happy to join Pediatric Center of North Austin where she can build long term patient-family relationships to provide comprehensive primary and acute care to infants, children and adolescents across their development. Her clinical interests include newborn care and parent education, breastfeeding support, ADHD, and asthma care.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Katie has 10 years of experience as a bedside nurse working at two world-renowned pediatric intensive units, UCLA and Texas Children’s in Houston, as well as a pediatric transplant coordinator for children who needed new livers and kidneys.
She relocated with her family to her husband’s hometown of Austin in 2015 to be closer to family. While originally from Wisconsin, she would rather sweat out the hot summers in Texas than freeze in the cold winters of the Midwest. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters exploring all that Austin has to offer. You can find them hiking at local parks, riding their bikes around the neighborhood or playing with their 3 dogs and 2 cats at home.