The Balcones Pain Physicians and Team are your Partners in Pain Management
Dealing with chronic pain can feel like a lonely struggle. But at Balcones Pain Consultants, we strongly believe that successful pain management is a team effort. Our experienced staff of professional caregivers will work personally with you to identify and develop the most effective course of treatment for your specific needs—so you never have to go it alone.
Conveniently Located in Austin, Cedar Park, and Marble Falls
Matt McCarty, MD
Over the last 14 years, Dr. Matt McCarty has enjoyed partnering with patients to restore function and break the grip that chronic pain has held on their lives. Dr. McCarty is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in pain medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and medical school degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and practiced successfully in Tyler, Texas for 14 years.
Once he decided to pursue his growing interest in chronic pain medicine, Dr. McCarty completed a one-year fellowship in interventional chronic pain management at the University of South Florida and moved his family to Austin to begin private practice. He believes that chronic pain can rob us of our time, energy and relationships, ultimately leading us to isolation and despair. He is committed to a partnership for success with his patients, by returning them to their community through the various treatment modalities such as physical therapy, medications, advanced interventional procedures, and behavioral therapies.
Dr. McCarty is also committed to research and innovation in the areas of medication monitoring and prescription fulfillment. He is the CEO and founder of Genotox Labs, which performs genetic testing of our individual metabolic differences in metabolizing medication, but primarily specializes in proprietary methods of urine drug monitoring. He has been honored to present the labs patent pending method called ToxPROtect, which aims to help other labs improve quality assurance surrounding lab labeling errors as well as detecting the use of substitute synthetic or other human urine in medication and sobriety monitoring.
Gus Lowry, MD
Because he understands that chronic pain affects people in many ways, Dr. Lowry employs an individualized approach to each patient’s pain to help them live the best life possible.
A native Texan, Dr. Lowry obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in both internal medicine and anesthesiology.
Having developed a desire to improve the lives of chronic pain patients, Dr. Lowry completed a one-year pain management fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is board certified in pain medicine.
Rey Ximenes, MD, FASAM
Rey Ximenes, MD, FASAM, is a multi-disciplinary pain management physician dedicated to the integration of modalities used to alleviate pain. Dr. Ximenes began his career in medicine as an anesthesiologist, working in such places as M.D. Anderson Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital, Hermann Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and The Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He was also a founding member of South Austin Anesthesiology in Austin, Texas. His training includes general anesthesia, cardio-vascular anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, as well as pain management. This gave him a broad perspective to draw upon in the practice of alleviating pain.
Dr. Ximenes is board certified in interventional pain management, acupuncture, and naturopathy. He is the past President of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and a Board Member of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture. In 2019, he became a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM).
Dr. Ximenes is well versed in the full complement of medication management techniques, as well as acupuncture, osteopathic manipulations, homeopathy, myofascial release, massage therapy, Tui Na, Qi Gong healing, nutritional counseling, herbal therapy, psychological counseling, exercise therapy/counseling (including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, aerobics, strength training, and Yoga), Reiki, meditation, and many others as well. He maintains an informal network of friends, teachers, practitioners, and healers, to provide a truly multi-disciplinarian approach to health care.
Hisham Khan, MD
Dr. Hisham Khan, MD joined Balcones Pain Consultants in July of 2018. Dr. Hisham Khan, MD is double boarded as a Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University. His pursuit of knowledge, willingness to address complex medical problems and passion for improving people’s quality of life led him to a one-year interventional pain medicine fellowship at Ohio State University.
Dr. Khan believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain medicine that deals with the biological, psychological and social aspects of chronic pain. He practices an evidence based approach to pain medicine and is a firm believer in offering treatment options that are tailored to the individual’s needs, and provide demonstrable benefit. Dr. Khan has presented his work at multiple national conferences and plans on being a lifelong learner, so he can provide his patients with innovative therapies for chronic pain.
Cody Estler, MD
Dr. Cody Estler, MD grew up just outside of Houston, Texas, and then moved to Austin Texas where he completed his Biochemistry degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Through his interest in life sciences, he pursued a career in medicine and obtained his Medical Degree at St. George Medical University. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he earned junior resident of the year in vascular surgery. He later completed his residency in Anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His passion to see patients improve functionally with a better quality of life lead him to then complete a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Estler is passionate about providing multidisciplinary evidence-based treatments to improve his patient’s quality of life. He is trained to treat a wide variety of conditions including neck and back pain, joint pain, neuropathies, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, and many others. His focus is on minimally invasive procedures that provide life-altering benefits from the least painful and conservative techniques.
Jessica M. Garcia, FNP-C, MSN, APRN
Jessica M. Garcia, FNP-C, MSN, APRN, graduated with honors as a member of Sigma Theta Tau from the University of Texas at Austin 2018. She received her BSN from the University of Texas at Austin as well in 2005. She has been an active member of the Austin Advanced Practice Nurses Association since 2016 and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners since 2018. Jessica has 13 years of nursing experience predominantly in cardiac, medical and neurologic intensive care units. She also has had experience as an operating room nurse in multiple disciplines.
Jessica is excited to join the team at Balcones Pain Consultants, where holistic care is important. She understands that treating pain involves many aspects, most importantly, listening to her patients. Her mission is to assist patients in achieving their health goals with a collaborative plan of care.
A native Texan, Jessica calls Laredo, Texas home. Jessica enjoys running, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and dog. Jessica is currently accepting patients in our South Austin Location.
Don’t let pain keep you from living life to the fullest! If you have any questions about our pain management services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (512) 834-4141 or use our secure Appointment Request Form, at right.