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Dedication. Expertise. Passion.


Juliane Zapalac

Mrs. Juliane Zapalac is a locally grown and locally practicing physician assistant with more than 10 years of experience in family medicine/internal medicine serving Bay City and surrounding areas.  She strongly advocates patient education and responsibility, and firmly believes every patient should be treated like family.   

Her roots begin in Markham, Texas and are still planted in this community and school district.  She is a proud 2001 graduate and valedictorian of Tidehaven High School, who then furthered her education at Sam Houston State University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2005.  From there, Juliane pursued her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health in Midland, Texas.  She resided there for 27 months and not a day longer.  (Anyone that’s been to Midland will know why…)

After graduating summa cum laude and returning to her roots to provide healthcare to her beloved community, Juliane married in 2009 the only person to drive her crazy, both figuratively and literally, from 1st grade at Markham Elementary through both, Tidehaven High and Sam Houston State, Mr. Aaron Garcia.  In 2015, they were blessed with rambunctious twin boys, Zane and Zander, and have since unsuccessfully tried to catch up on rest. 

Aside from her 2 full time jobs of Mom and PA, Juliane enjoys attending Tidehaven and Sam Houston sporting events, rocking out at concerts, participating in Tough Mudders, reeling in reds, and of course playing superheroes.         


Amy Gonzalez-Townsend, FNP-C

Amy Gonzalez- Townsend, FNP-C is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, born and raised in Bay City, TX.  She is married to Cody Townsend and has been blessed with fraternal twins Ellie and Eldan. She has over 13 years of medical experience, with

7 years in registered nursing.  As a nurse practitioner, she is qualified to practice in primary care; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents,

and adults.

She began her medical journey as a Licensed vocational nurse at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. Here she spent her time working in surgical services recovering post-operative patients and assisting in surgical procedures. She decided to return to school to obtain her certification as a Registered nurse and continued working for the hospital's pharmacy and mental health psych department. She transitioned to the specialty of hemodialysis and became a Registered charge nurse at American Renal Associates where she dedicated herself to serving patients in the center, the hospital, and in patient's homes who required treatment. She feels privileged for her working experiences with patients and the delicate responsibility a nurse upholds.

While working full time, she maintained academic excellence and was always involved in her twin's activities. She completed her bachelor's in nursing science in 2016 at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Amy received the " The Dean's & President's List " award and graduated with honors for her excellence in academic achievement. She initiated her dream by obtaining her master's in nursing with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner, at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Amy is rooted in her hometown and dedicates herself to caring for her community. She firmly believes that no one should struggle to find high-quality health care. Her practice serves the community for their urgent care and primary needs at Barry J. Liberoni, M.D., P.A. in Bay City, TX. Her main focus is prevention and wellness across the lifespan and hormone replacement therapy. She is committed to compassionate care and respects her patient's individual choices. Her style of practice can be traditional or alternative medicine and believes we are made up as a whole person.

When not working Amy is devoted to her loving family and enjoys camping, fishing, watching movies, traveling, and her twins' extracurricular activities. Her core value is to have a well-built foundation in hard work and education.

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Jerad Hyde, Family Nurse Practitioner  

Jerad currently partners closely with Dr. Barry Liberoni in an Internal Medicine Clinic.  

He provides care to his patient’s utilizing evidence-based research to ensure excellent patient outcomes.  After receiving his Master’s of Science in Nursing through the University of Texas Arlington he became board-certified as a family nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  Jerad’s passion for providing patient care extends from pediatrics through geriatrics. He can assess, diagnose, and treat the acute and chronic conditions that present in the clinic. He is also able to perform minor procedures such as suturing, incision and drainage of abscesses, cyst removal, and skin biopsies. He is able to order lab and imaging tests such as ultrasounds, CT’s, and MRI’s, and interpret said labs and imaging.  When necessary, he will refer patients the appropriate specialists.  


Jerad was born in Louisiana but moved to Bay City at the age of nine with his family. He was raised in Bay City and graduated from Bay City High School in 1993. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Jerad had dedicated his time to serving the community by providing care for Matagorda County and surrounding area citizens at Matagorda Regional Medical Center as an emergency room nurse for 14 years.  His current hobbies include fishing and spending time with his family. 

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Andrea Saha, FNP-C

Andi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Central University in 2013. During her time there, she also enjoyed playing collegiate soccer as an ECU Tiger. After graduation from the nursing program at ECU, she moved back to her hometown of Dallas where she gained seven years of experience as a Registered Nurse.

While working in the Medical ICU at Baylor University Medical Center for three years, she treated critically ill patients with many diagnoses who were on ventilators and dialysis. She then worked in the Cardiac ICU at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital for four years caring for patients after suffering various ailments such as heart attacks, abnormal heart rhythms, and other vascular problems.

While working at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Andi received her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman's University in Dallas in 2020 with her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

During this time, she also enjoyed volunteering at her church's clinic, Watermark Urgent Care, where she was able to provide patients with top-quality physical care and also had the privilege to discuss with them their faith beliefs. Through Watermark Urgent Care, Andi visited Haiti on a medical mission trip which will always be some of her fondest memories.

After graduation from TWU, she and her husband, Mark Saha, moved back to his hometown of El Maton, TX. They have since been blessed with their son, Lane. Andi had to do a little adjusting from the “city life” in Dallas to the “country life” in El Maton, but she has fully adjusted and would not want to live anywhere else. She thoroughly enjoys every sort of outdoor activity, spending time with family, and being involved in a weekly women's bible study. She is very excited to be serving the community of Bay City.

While she would rather meet you in a more casual setting, she looks forward to providing you with the best medical care possible.

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