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John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN

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Dell Med Directory Bio: John A. Bertelson, MD


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD


Residency, Neurology, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fellowship, Behavioral Neurology, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Neuroimaging, DENT Neurologic Institute

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN, is a behavioral neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and other neurological disorders of cognition. Additionally, Dr. Bertelson is an assistant professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Bertelson earned dual bachelor’s degrees from Rice University and earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed a residency in neurology at the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, a fellowship in behavioral neurology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and a second fellowship in neuroimaging at DENT Neurologic Institute. Prior to enrolling at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he worked briefly as a chemical engineer.

Dr. Bertelson also serves as an associate professor in the Texas Tech School of Medicine Department of Neurology. He is an investigator on numerous studies of experimental agents used in patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and has frequently been recognized as one of Austin’s Top Doctors in Austin Monthly Magazine. His clinical interests include cognitive disorders, traumatic brain injury, and neuroimaging. He is a member of the American Society of Neuroimaging, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Texas Neurological Association.


  • Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neuroimaging

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Austin Monthly Top Doctor
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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