Russell Mascarenhas, M.D. serves as Medical Director for the Refugio Rural Health Clinic and the Austwell-Tivoli Medical Clinic. His primary location practice is at the Refugio Rural Health Clinic; however, he works two days a month at the Austwell-Tivoli Medical Clinic. He also serves as Chief of Staff and EMS Medical Director for Refugio County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mascarenhas is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been associated with the hospital and its rural health clinics since September of 1999.
Dr. Joseph Jenkins, DO
Joseph Jenkins, D.O. has been a Family Medicine Physician at Refugio County Memorial Hospital in the clinic and ER since June 2015. Prior to coming to Refugio, he was a physician for the United States Army, ultimately achieving the rank of Major before his honorable discharge in 2015. While in the Army, Dr. Jenkins was the Medical Director for the Copperas Cove Medical Home in Copperas Cove, TX; Adjunct Faculty for the Family Residency Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX; and the Brigade Surgeon for 1st Cavalry’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, with whom he deployed to Gamberi, Afghanistan.
Dr. Jenkins completed the Family Residency program at Fort Hood as Chief Resident, also receiving the honor of Resident of the Year and Resident Teacher of the Year. Doctor Jenkins graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX after getting his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX.
Dr. Jenkins married his high school sweetheart and the couple has three beautiful children. He and his family currently live in Port Lavaca where they are active in their church and enjoy spending time on the water. In his spare time, Dr. Jenkins loves to fish.
Dr. Katasha Perry-Lindley, MD
Bio coming soon!
Mr. John Wineman, PA-C
John Wineman is the primary practioner at Woodsboro Medical Clinic and is supervised by Dr. Russell Mascarenhas. Mr. Wineman has been with Woodsboro Medical Clinic since it was opened in June of 2000. He will treat and see all ages of patients and is proficient in Texas Health Steps for children on the Medicaid Program. Mr. Wineman and his wife live in Refugio and have three children who attend school at Refugio ISD.
Ms. Kayla Staples, RN, FNP
Kayla Staples graduated in May 2011 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Master's of Science in Nursing. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She works at the Refugio Rural Health Clinic and Austwell-Tivoli Medical Clinic. She works at the Woodsboro Medical Clinic when needed.
Kayla encourages preventive care and enjoys the teaching aspect of the medical field. Kayla is a Christian and realizes the importance of faith in the healing process. She is a lifelong horseback rider and has been involved in ranching since her childhood. As a result, she is interested in ranch and farm safety. Kayla is proud to work in Refugio County helping the people of her home county.