Geriatric Medicine

Meet the Program Leadership and Core Faculty

Chair
Vice Chair
Geriatric Medicine
Lesca Hadley, MD, MBA, FAAFP, AGSF, CMD
Medical Degree: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital
Fellowship: John Peter Smith Hospital
lhadley@jpshealth.org

My Texas roots run deep. My family is from west Texas, and I was raised on a farm near Cleburne, Texas. After graduating with a Biology degree from Abilene Christian University, I completed medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas followed by a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatrics Fellowship at JPS. Since 2005, I have served as the Geriatric Fellowship Program Director at JPS. I enjoy seeing patients in the outpatient, inpatient, home, and long-term care settings. In addition to Geriatrics, I have a passion for Refugee and Global Health. I have been blessed by caring for patients and teaching Geriatrics and Palliative Care in numerous countries throughout the world. When away from work, I enjoy outdoor activities, especially horseback riding.

Why JPS? Nowhere else will you get the same breadth of training, JPS sets the standard.

Chair
Program Director
Geriatric Medicine
Medical Director-Magnolia Health Clinic
Reena Mathews, MD
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: John Peter Smith Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
RMathews@jpshealth.org

After graduating the JPS Geriatric Fellowship, Dr. Mathews focused on building an outpatient Geriatric practice in an underserved part of the community which further kindled her interest in learning more about social determinants of health. As the Geriatric Service line grew at JPS, she took on a more active role in academics and leadership. She has a strong desire to help provide excellent Geriatric care throughout the continuum of care settings and as a lifelong student she is participating in the Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute and other grant initiatives with the HRSA WEHAIL grant. Born and raised in Toronto Canada, Dr. Mathews has a fondness for all things “Maple” including Leaf’s hockey, autumn leaves and anything maple glazed. In her spare time, she can be found gardening, travelling and exploring the DFW food scene with her husband.

Chair
Associate Program Director
Geriatric Medicine
Medical Director – Arlington Heights Health and Rehabilitation
C. Anthony Burton, MD, MPH
Medical Degree: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Texas Residency: John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: John Peter Smith Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
CBurton@jpshealth.org

Dr. Anthony Burton is one of the core faculty in Geriatrics. His clinical work includes general primary care and specialty care in geriatrics, across the care continuum including the Magnolia Clinic, Inpatient Consult Service, Home Visits, and Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. His academic work focuses on resident education in quality improvement and enhancing family medicine resident education in geriatrics as part of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, which trains health care and social service providers in geriatric principles. He is also medical director of Arlington Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Burton attended medical and public health school at The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. He completed the Certificate in Academic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Faculty Development Center, as well as the Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute at Texas Christian University. He is board certified in Geriatrics and Family Medicine.