Your Primary Care Physician
Dr. Christine Contreras, M.D.
Dr. Contreras is a life-long San Antonio resident who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with her medical degree. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and completed her intern year at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in Internal Medicine with additional study in the department of Neurology. In addition to providing top notch preventive care, Dr. Contreras is also well trained in cosmetic procedures with the use of Botox and dermal fillers. Her passion is education and partners with only the most talented physicians in the city of San Antonio to provide top notch care for patients. Her unique ability to think outside the box allows her to tailor therapy to her patient's needs and symptoms for a comprehensive approach to primary and preventive care.
About Lazarus Family Practice
St. Lazarus Family Practice is a new approach to primary care: minimum referrals, sufficient appointment times, and patient-centered care.
Dr. Christine Contreras started St. Lazarus Family Practice because she realized that other practices were prioritizing income over the well-being of patients. In the past, at corporate-owned clinics, Dr. Contreras was required to see highly complex patients in 10 minutes, which leads to substandard medical care. In medicine, physicians take an oath to do no harm, and 10 minute appointment restrictions can be quite harmful to a patient’s physical and emotional health, especially in complex cases.
At St. Lazarus Family Practice, patients will always be the center of attention, which includes providing adequate time for every patient. While providing sufficient time for every patient can lead to longer wait times, this is a necessary stipulation in providing first-class care to every individual and family. We love people, and people love us; we plan to keep it that way.
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Dr. Tracey Cawthorn is psychiatrist with a board certification in General Adult Psychiatry and a board certification in the Geriatric Psychiatry subspecialty through the ABPN. She completed her medical school, general psychiatry residency, and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) after completion of her intern year of general psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. During my career, she has been able to provide treatment for patients in multiple settings including outpatient clinics, acute inpatient hospital units, post-acute care facilities, acute crisis stabilization units, skilled nursing facilities, teaching facilities, and specialized treatment centers. She has served as medical director of both an acute inpatient psychiatric unit, an outpatient clinic, and a long term care practice. Dr. Cawthorn has extensive experience in other areas such as neuropsychiatric disorders, psychosomatic disorders, primary sleep disorders, refractory severe psychotic disorders, ECT, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, severe illness in the San Antonio State Hospital system, acute traumatic brain disorder, acute spinal cord injuries, and addiction medicine with focus on detox, dual diagnosis, and maintenance of sobriety. Dr. Cawthorn offers telehealth services to residents of long term care facilities, routine home outpatient care, and detention center inmates who require mental health services.