Jacqueline R. Karathra, MD
Dr. Karathra grew up in the beautiful city of Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada, then moved across the country to Hamilton, Ontario, for her residency. In her free time, Dr. Karathra enjoys getting outside and exploring Austin with her husband. She loves dancing, trying out new recipes, and hanging out with friends. She is also involved with her local church and youth ministry. Dr. Karathra also loves to travel, most recently visiting Portugal, Bosnia, and Peru.
I love being part of my patients’ lives and having the privilege of watching their families grow through different life stages. Family Medicine gives me the unique opportunity to get to know my patients well throughout their lives and learn about the unique circumstances that affect their health. I love being able to work together with patients to see the bigger picture of how we can optimize their health so they can more fully enjoy their lives. I believe less is more, and early prevention is key. Many health conditions can be improved with simple lifestyle modification, exercise, and medications when necessary. The patient-physician relationship is a partnership where my role is to advise, educate, and listen to my patient's concerns, and their role is to take active ownership of their health so we can work together to address health concerns.
- Adult Mental Health
Adult Mental Health
You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.
- Annual Physical Exam
Annual Physical Exam
An annual wellness exam helps you touch base with your ARC doctor, address health issues, and talk about preventative measures for you.
- Breast Exams
Breast exams are check-ups, mammograms, and other types of screenings that look for for changes or problems in the breast tissue.
- Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care Management
Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.
- Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
Austin Regional Clinic offers annual diabetic retinopathy screenings to our patients with diabetes. Screening is easy, takes less than five minutes to complete, and does not require any pupil dilatation or eye protection.
- Flu Shots
A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.
- Medicare Wellness
A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.
- Mental Health Medication Management
Mental Health Medication Management
ARC offers mental health medication management for patients with behavioral or cognitive health conditions.
- Minor Procedures
ARC Family Medicine doctors can perform in-clinic minor procedures.
- Musculoskeletal Care
ARC Family Medicine doctors can provide care, treatment, or referrals to address musculoskeletal issues that cause you pain and discomfort.
- Pap Smear
Annual pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer.
- Prostate Screenings
Prostate screenings help detect early signs of prostate cancer.
- Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits
Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits
Our providers are available 365 days a year for minor emergencies, including sprains, colds and flu, minor burns, seasonal allergies, and more. We're here for you on days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
- Well-Check Exam
A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.
Locations & Hours
Medical SchoolUniversity of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2021
ResidencyMcMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2023
EducationBachelor of Medical Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2017
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Member, American Medical Association
Awards & Honors
- Dr. Tess Trueman Scholarship in Medicine, 2019
- Don and Norine Lowry Scholarship for Women of Excellence, 2017
- George Grover Leadership Scholarship, 2017