Providers

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J. Lowell Haro, MD

Austin’s first Pain Management physician certified through the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Haro founded Pain Management Consultants, P.A, Austin’s first full-time pain management practice, in 1994.

Dr. Haro completed his Anesthesiology and Pain Management training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and his Bachelors degree from Tulane University.

He has been an Austin anesthesiologist and Pain Management practitioner since 1980 and a fisherman his entire life.

 

Jeff Higginbotham

Jeffrey Higginbotham, MD

Dr. Higginbotham is a graduate of University of North Texas and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2004. After finishing his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Dr. Higginbotham completed a Pain Management Fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is certified in Pain Management through the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Higginbotham is married and the father of two young children. Dr. Higginbotham enjoys running marathons, golfing, fishing and most other forms of outdoor recreation.

Clayton Adams, MD

Dr. Adams is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he also earned his medical degree.  Dr. Adams was chief resident during his Anesthesiology Residency and completed his Pain Management Fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  He is certified in Anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Adams is married and has two young sons.  In his spare time Dr. Adams enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his family.

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Diane Dewan, P.A.-C.

Diane Dewan, P.A.-C. received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Physician Assistant Certificate at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Dewan worked in Family Medicine, End Stage Renal Disease, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Renal Transplant prior to coming to Pain Management Consultants in 1995. She is also certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mrs. Dewan is married and the mother of three children. Her outside interests include fitness, travel, tennis, golf, and snow skiing.

 

Richard Todd, P.A.-C.

Richard Todd, P.A.-C. graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Science. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Mr. Todd has been in practice since 1993, with extensive experience in surgery including Cardiothoracic, Vascular, General, and Orthopedic. More recently he worked in Physical Medicine and Rehab as well as Pain Management. Mr. Todd joined the Pain Management Consultants team in January 2011.

Mr. Todd is married and has one son. Originally from Dallas, he and his family came to Austin in 1995. He enjoys bird hunting, photography, motorcycles and plays guitar when time allows.

Kristy Markell, P.A.-C.

Kristy Markell, P.A.-C. completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University and received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Markell has been working in the field of Pain Management since 2010, and joined the Pain Management Consultants team in July, 2013.

In her spare time, Ms. Markell enjoys singing, theater, reading and traveling. She also enjoys being outdoors and walking her dog.

 

Cynthia Velasquez RN, MSN, APRN

Ms. Velasquez received both her bachelor’s degree and her Master’s of Science in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds board certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health through the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

Ms. Velasquez began her career in Pain Management in 2014 and joined Pain Management Consultants in November, 2018.

She is the proud mother of two sons and loves to spend time with them enjoying the many cultural activities Austin has to offer. She enjoys traveling, reading and her tiny Chihuahua.