Our Staff

Dr Carol Ann Linebarger: Family Physician

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and attended high school in Bonners Ferry, Idaho where  I developed a love of nature, hiking, and camping. I attended UT Austin (Hook-em!) and rowed for Texas Crew, then studied abroad in Sydney, Australia for a year. After receiving my B.S. in Biology in 2008 I backpacked around the world, then spent several months in West Africa volunteering at a hospital (and survived malaria). In the spirit of adventure, I settled back in Sydney for medical school where I lived before moving back to Texas and completing Family Medicine residency in Galveston in 2018.


Professionally, I am passionate about preventive medicine, mindfulness/meditation, and educating patients on the importance of mental health in relation to physical wellbeing. I hold a 200-hour certificate in Integrative and Behavioral Medicine from the University of Arizona. I enjoy all aspects of primary care especially men's and women's health, and working with people to manage addictions such as food or alcohol.


I have a gorgeous daughter (Twila Beth, born 9/14/18) and married to a wonderful man, fellow Austinite Jason Jones, a successful realtor in town. I consider myself to be intelligent, thoughtful, direct and compassionate. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking, SCUBA diving, Crossfit, trying new restaurants, and playing with my pups-Kali and Hank.

Dr. Michael Garrett: Family Physician


I received my M.D. from Indiana University in 1997. I completed Family Medicine Residency at Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana in 2000. With 17 years of full-time ER experience, I can treat a wide spectrum of injuries and illnesses, from newborns to the elderly. I am board certified in Family Medicine.

I live in Austin with my wife Jill, and our two children, Max and Kate. I love great literature (Victor Hugo and Ayn Rand are my favorites), great music, and great art.  I have a special interest in the work of Maria Montessori, as well as in snorkeling and scuba diving. I am a saltwater aquarium enthusiast with a soft spot for clownfish.

I founded Direct MD Austin in December 2013, and I'm also a proud founding member of the DPC Alliance.

Jobie Walters Lee--Medical assistant, office manager

I grew up in Indiana and attended Purdue University with a double major in Health Promotions and Exercise & Fitness. I met my husband while in college. My husband and two kids moved to Austin in 2016 and we wish we had come sooner.

I love food, travel and animals. My favorite cuisines are Thai and sushi. I don't travel enough but so far my favorite place to go is Italy. When I'm not at work I spend time with family and our pets.

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