Dr. Brent Cardwell is originally from Kansas and attended Kansas State University, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Chemistry. He continued his studies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he earned many honors including an award as the top student in Neonatology (care of newborn infants). While in Medical School, he realized his passion for ensuring the care and well being of children and went on to complete his pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN. While in residency, he met and married Dr. Jennifer Cardwell (who is also a pediatrician). They have lived in Austin since 2001 and have two daughters, Grace and McKenna, who keep them very active with soccer and dance.
Dr. Cardwell is board certified in Pediatric medicine which identifies him as a specialist in the care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents. He has a special dedication to the diagnosis and management of patients with asthma as well as ADD/ADHD.
Dr. Cardwell is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Dell Medical School and The University of Texas-Medical Branch, Austin. He was a member of the Dell Medical School Curriculum Task Force to help establish the Pediatric Curriculum for the new medical school. He also serves as a Preceptor for Residents in the Dell Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Cardwell is an active member of the Texas Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as the Chair of the Pediatric Council. He is also President of the Central Texas Primary Care Alliance Texas Medical Association and a Board Member for the Viper Nation Education Foundation.
Dr. Betzi Mathew is board certified in pediatrics. She attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and did her pediatric residency specialty training at Texas Children's Hospital. She has been practicing in Austin since 2003. Dr. Mathew and her husband, Tony, have two daughters, Rekha and Anjali. She enjoys hiking along the greenbelt and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Dr. Lee Keegan grew up here in Austin, Texas. She attended college at Texas A&M University where she graduated magna cum laude and then went on to medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Keegan is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Keegan is involved with the Austin Children’s Shelter Guild leadership team. She enjoys supporting this wonderful organization that cares for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
In her spare time, Dr. Keegan loves spending time with her husband, Chris, and daughters Kate and Caroline. She enjoys being outside, spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking, getting together with friends, and burying her nose in a good book. Q&A with Dr. Keegan »
Check out Dr. Keegan’s blog, Cedar Park Kid Doc for more helpful insights on topics for babies, kids and families of all ages.
Dr. Moore is an Austin native. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and was a member of the Baylor Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
She completed her pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee where she received awards in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit and in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Dr. Moore, her husband, Alex, and her son, Henry, live in Leander, along with their rescue dogs. She has been a full time pediatrician at Cedar Park Pediatric & Family Medicine since August 2012. Dr. Moore is an avid runner, and has a special interest in obesity prevention and counseling as well as sports medicine. She also has an immense interest in breastfeeding medicine and is currently undergoing training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
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Dr. Jennifer Cardwell is originally from West Virginia. She attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she graduated summa cum laude. There she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa and was chosen as the outstanding collegiate senior in the Biological Sciences Department. From there she returned to her home state to attend medical school at West Virginia University. While in medical school, she was in the top 5% of her class and was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha (national honor medical society) and also was given an award as the fourth year medical student who most strengthened clinical medicine through empathy and compassion.
After medical school, she completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This is where she met her husband, Dr. Brent Cardwell. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her hobbies include reading and cooking. She and Dr. Brent Cardwell have two little girls.
Dr. Lisa Hutchens moved to Texas in high school, attended college at North Texas State University, and went to medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She completed her pediatric residency in Norfolk, Virginia, then spent 3 years working at the Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital in Oklahoma. While her husband completed his sports medicine fellowship in Birmingham, she was a clinical instructor in the ambulatory care clinic supervising residents and medical students at the University of Alabama Children's Hospital. In 1991 the family moved to Austin and Dr. Hutchens chose to stay at home and care for her then young children. Since 1996 she has practiced pediatrics part-time in the Austin area.
Dr. Hutchens is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hutchens is married to Dr. Mark Hutchens and they have 2 grown children, Jared and Alana. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and sports.
Dr. Jacob LeBas is originally from Louisiana. He graduated with honors from Louisiana State University with a degree in nutritional sciences. He then attended LSU School of Medicine, graduating in 2012. He completed his pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was the Chief Resident within the primary care program.
During his residency Dr. LeBas worked extensively with the early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) council and presented research centered on early hearing screening at the national level. He was also involved in establishing an obesity prevention and intervention program for children. He and his wife Samantha have recently relocated to Austin with their two children, Rhemy and Odette. He is an avid reader, cook, and hiker, and for what it’s worth, he makes his own roux.
Erin Newman is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). In 1993, she graduated with a master degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing in Ohio. She has practiced for many years in various primary care settings and served as a nursing instructor at the University of Kentucky.
As a PNP, she is passionate about caring for children and adolescents. She enjoys using play during her visits in order to put small children at ease and make it a more enjoyable experience. She strives to listen, support and empower families in a holistic manner to meet all the needs of its members.
In her free time, she enjoys acting as president of the Texas Chapter of ABLE (Assisting Better Living Everywhere). The charity focuses on improving living and learning conditions around the world.
Her most treasured role is that of wife and mother. She has been happily married for 20 years and is the proud mother of 4 boys, including a set of twins.
Dr. Cameron T. King attended the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then completed his family practice residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He has practiced in the Austin and Cedar Park area since 2001. Dr. King and his wife, Debbie, have three children, Isabelle, Anwen, and Emilia. Dr. King's interests include family activities, physical fitness, boating, wakeboarding and hydrofoiling.
Dr. King was voted “Best Doctor” by Hill Country News in 2014 and 2015
Ashley Mott, PA-C
Ashley Mott is a full-time Physician Assistant supporting Dr. Cameron T. King with Family Medicine patients at our Cypress Creek clinic. Learn more about the role of a Physician Assistant here. Ashley is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed by the Texas Medical Board, she is also a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.
Ashley received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University in 2011 after completing a Masters of Forensic Science and Toxicology in 2009 at Sam Houston State University and a Bachelors in Biology in 2006. Ashley decided to pursue family medicine because she enjoys treating a variety of medical conditions; including women's health, chronic care management, procedural medicine, and preventative health, while also being able to provide care for the whole family.
In 2014, Ashley moved from her hometown in The Woodlands to the Cedar Park area with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, crafts and other do-it-yourself projects.
Meredith LaRue, FNP-C
Meredith is a Nurse Practitioner and the newest member of our team of family medicine providers. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Meredith is board certified by the Texas Board of Nursing and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family medicine. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Texas Nurse Practitioners. Meredith enjoys practicing preventative medicine, and caring for the entire family throughout their lives. She is also passionate about the prevention and management of adolescent obesity.
In her spare time, Meredith enjoys traveling, adventuring around Austin with her dog, going to concerts, trying new forms of exercise and cooking. She volunteers at her church and loves being with friends and family. Meredith has recently moved to Cedar Park from her hometown of Belton, Texas.