Edmund P. “Ted” Williams, IV, MD
Personal Description & Philosophy of Treatment:
Psychiatrist, Dr. Ted Williams, founder of Genesis Psychiatric Center in 2002, began his medical career in Family Medicine – not Psychiatry – which may be one reason why he and his clinic maintain a perspective of mental health treatment in the context of ‘family,’ and of you as a ‘whole person’ (one’s overall mental, physical, and spiritual health). Dr. Williams’ goal is to provide a clinic where patients find cutting edge, compassionate, and comprehensive ‘whole-person’ psychiatric treatment in a warm, professional setting.” In addition, he believes that a person’s growth in faith and relationship with God can be an important part of their healing, especially because many of life’s struggles don’t have easy answers. His approach to treatment is warm, non-judgmental, and professional, and he will talk about faith as much or as little as you like.
- Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Board Certified in General Psychiatry
- Board Eligible in Family Practice
- B.A. in Biology, University of Texas at Austin
- Medical Degree, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Family Practice Residency, Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
- Psychiatric Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Special Areas of Clinical Interest:
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment of depression
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Diagnosis and Medication Management of Complex Cases
- Disorders of Children and Adolescents
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
What Dr. Williams’ Colleagues Say About Him:
Dr. Williams’ colleagues describe him as “calm, reassuring, and very knowledgeable.” “He is up-to-date with the newest treatments and collaborates with leaders in psychiatry around the United States.” They also describe him as “genuinely concerned about patients, and willing to spend time educating them and helping them understand the things they need to know to get well.” They also appreciate his ability to include discussion of Christian spirituality in a balanced, nonjudgmental way.
Gary possesses extensive medical knowledge gained from over 40 years of a wide variety of medical experience and brings this to bear on the life problems brought to him by his patients. He takes a whole person approach to diagnosis and treatment and considers faith a major contributor to healing and awareness of a person’s relationship with God a factor to be explored.
Gary’s guiding philosophy is that if a patient understands why a particular therapy is being recommended then the outcomes are much improved.
He is a retired US Air Force officer and his acumen and qualities enabled him to be hand-selected for a position in the White House Medical Unit in Washington, DC, serving from 1991 to 1994 providing direct medical care for the President, Vice President and their families.
A native of California, Gary has lived in San Antonio since 1976 intermittently between different military assignments and steadily since 1994 after retiring from the Air Force.
His educational background is a BS in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MA in Social Gerontology from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has maintained national certification as a PA by board examination every 6 years since 1978.
Gary is the proud father of two daughters and the proud grandfather of two grandchildren. He and his wife have been happily married for 43 years.
Gary’s colleagues have commented that they are impressed by his extensive background in medicine and feel that this gives him a “huge advantage” in seeing the big picture in providing holistic care. They commend him for an accomplishment that he would never brag about: that he was hand selected to serve at the White House as a Physician Assistant.
Nicholas Gaultney PMHNP-BC
Nick believes in a collaborative approach to treatment that welcomes and considers the patient’s views and values, including faith in God. Nick also believes that, while medication can be helpful and sometimes essential to treatment, psychotherapy is sometimes a critical element of a patient’s healing. Nick listens carefully in a constant effort to gain a deeper understanding of the unique experiences and perspectives of each patient he meets.
Nick is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner which enables him to treat psychiatric and mental health conditions in children, adolescents, and adults.
Education and Specific Interests
Nick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Lubbock Christian University and earned his Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Nick joined Genesis Psychiatric Center in June of 2016. Nick treats a variety of psychiatric conditions but has a special interest in treating depression and ADHD.
What Nick’s Colleagues Have Said of Him
Nick’s colleagues have described him as having a friendly and calm approach that makes patients feel at ease when delving into sensitive matters related to mental health.
Cynthia Hathaway is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She specializes in mental health disorders across the lifespan to include children, adults, and the geriatric population.
Cynthia graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio in 2015 at the top of her class earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree. She performed her undergraduate studies at both the University of Washington and Seattle University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Seattle University in 1997 graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. She received her commission into the United States Air Force from the University of Washington’s ROTC program that same year. Additionally, while a student at the University of Washington, she frequented the President’s List for academic honors and competed on the Women’s Crew Team earning a Pac-10 Championship Title, a Scholar Athlete Award, and an Athletic Achievement Award.
Prior to joining Genesis Psychiatric Center, Cynthia worked as a registered nurse and flight nurse for 18 years specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Adult Trauma. Her multiple deployments as an Air Force flight nurse allowed her to deliver medical care to combat injured troops on aeromedical evacuation flights out of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Her dedicated service earned her two of our country’s highest aerial flight medals: The Air Medal and The Aerial Achievement Medal. She continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve and is the Chief Nurse of the 931st Aerospace Medicine Clinic at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas. She looks forward to retiring in June 2017 after 20 years of service.
Her dual military and civilian nursing careers have given her a wide range of experience in caring for others who have endured significant physical and mental trauma. Her vast medical experience combined with her heartfelt approach allow her to merge medicine and psychiatry delivering holistic, evidence-based care to her patients.
Her colleagues describe her as “very intelligent” and having a “refreshingly welcoming demeanor that makes people feel at ease.” They also admire her for having a “very strong understanding of neuroscience” which she incorporates into her therapeutic approach in treating mental health disorders.
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