Dr. T. Austin McNamara
Dr. T. Austin McNamara was born and raised in Jonesboro until his family moved to the Caribbean during his formative years. Moving back to the States a few years later, he pursued the sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, eventually graduating with a BA in Neuroscience. From there, he made the decision to attend University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to attain his MD. Deciding to pursue a career in Family Medicine, he then returned to Jonesboro to attend residency at UAMS for Family Medicine. Having had several years of experience as a Family doctor, he then wanted to give back and help foster the next crop of Family Medicine doctors by moving to Batesville to assist in starting UAMS North Central.
Dr. McNamara enjoys spending time with his wife, Katheryn. Primarily, they enjoy outdoor activities such as relaxing on a lake, river, or beach, as well as spending time with their two dogs, Jones and Pancake. They also frequently enjoy movies, board games, and reading books on a rainy day.
Dr. Julia Roulier
Dr. Julia Roulier grew up in a military family and moved to Northern Virginia, just before junior high school. She pursued her education at the University of Virginia, both as an undergraduate and medical student, and remained in Charlottesville where she completed her training as a resident in the University of Virginia Family Medicine Department. After residency, she worked in several different clinical settings in Virginia and New York–including private practices, an HMO, and a public health clinic. After relocating to Batesville, Arkansas in 2000, she worked in a private family medicine clinic; in that capacity, she took advantage of the opportunity to participate in a patient centered medical home program, playing a key role in a care coordination team. Moreover, at various times in her career, Dr. Roulier has served as a faculty preceptor for family medicine residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students.
Dr. Roulier had known from an early age that she wanted to be a physician. Although her experience in medical settings had been limited to large military facilities with no continuity of care, she was drawn to family medicine through an elective course, titled “The Doctor, Patient and Illness.” This course was impactful because it emphasized the importance of building strong relationships with patients and contributing to overall community health. From the very beginning of her career, Dr. Roulier has valued forging bonds of trust with her patients and has adopted a holistic approach to treatment, one that addresses her patients’ physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
Dr. Roulier is married to Dr. Scott Roulier, professor of political science at Lyon College. They share a love for travel, movies, rich coffee, good food and their two sons. They enjoy working with students and have collaborated on several medical/educational trips to Mexico City, where they partner with an NGO working in slum communities. In her free time, Dr. Roulier runs, swims, and practices yoga—all of which allow her to pursue her passion for cooking, mostly without guilt.
M. Jordan Weaver, MD, FAAFP
From a young age Dr. Weaver knew that he was destined for a career in medicine. It wasn’t until a rotation during college through White River Medical Center with his grandfather, Bob L. Slaughter, MD, that he realized his love for Family Medicine. Dr. Weaver graduated from University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a BS in Biology and obtained his MD from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After completing residency training at UAMS Northeast in Jonesboro, Dr. Weaver returned to his hometown of Batesville and assumed Dr. Slaughter’s practice after 52 years of service to the area. Dr. Weaver was in solo private practice for 7 years prior to his return to UAMS Northeast as part-time faculty in 2017. For the next year he continued to maintain his private practice and teach part-time in Jonesboro while developing the UAMS North Central program. In August 2018 Dr. Weaver closed his private practice to devote his attention to academics full-time as the Medical and Residency Program Director for UAMS North Central. Dr. Weaver enjoys teaching residents but continues to focus on delivering direct patient care both in outpatient clinic at UAMS North Central Family Medical Center and at Wood-Lawn Heights Nursing Facility. Dr. Weaver serves as the Assistant Medical Director at Wood-Lawn where he has a large nursing home practice and is responsible for the Geriatrics curriculum. Dr. Weaver holds several leadership roles in the community including White River Health System Board of Directors, Elite Home Health Medical Director, Caring Hands Hospice Medical Director and Independence County Health Officer. Dr. Weaver and his wife Nancy have 2 active children. His interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, travel and Razorback sports.