Seton Family of Doctors

Jane "Dr. R-S" A. Ripperger-Suhler, MD

Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training, Division Leader, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Jane "Dr. R-S" A. Ripperger-Suhler, MD

Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training, Division Leader, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. R-S is an Austin native and lives here in Austin. She has two grown children and is an avid Longhorn fan, having inherited that trait from her parents. In fact, she likes most sports, especially futbol. She can be seen about town running or riding her bicycle.

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Edgar B. Davis
  • Seton Highland Lakes
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Hays
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
  • Seton Shoal Creek
  • Seton Smithville Regional Hospital
  • Seton Southwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Seton Mind Institute
  • Texas Child Study Center

My Passion for Healthcare

I have always been eager to understand the origins of things. My desire to understand how life happens led me to study the sciences and enter medical school, while my curiosity about what creates behavior led me to study psychiatry. I have worked with children as babysitter, camp counselor, teacher, or parent for my entire life, so it was natural for me to continue that work as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. I am passionate about helping children and families have happy, successful lives together.

Services I Provide

  1. Psychiatric Evaluations
  2. Psychopharmacologic Management
  3. Psychiatric Consultation

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

  • Residency

    University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ

  • Fellowship

    University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ

  • Board Certification

    AB of Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent

    American Board of Psychiatry

My Clinical Focus

I focus on two areas of child and adolescent psychiatry. While I see children and youth with a variety of struggles in my clinic, I have a special interest in helping families affected by autism. I have worked in this area for 15 years, evaluating and treating, as well as teaching and researching. In addition, I am involved in teaching young doctors to become child and adolescent psychiatrists. I direct the training program at The University of Texas Dell Medical School and enjoy contributing to the development of others in this field.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • ARIA - Benefit Plans Covered: Covenant Management System Employee Benefit Plan (CMS-EBP) and Healthy Equations Self Funded Benefit Plans (HEBP)
  • Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC)
  • Beacon - Medicaid
  • Beacon - Sendero Idealcare (Effective 09/01/2015) Commercial HMO/Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • BlueCross - PPO/POS/Par Plan
  • Coventry Health Care - Commercial/Network Access
  • First Health - PPO, HMO, EPO, Medicare Advantage
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • LifeSynch (Humana) - Commercial/Medicare Advantage
  • Magellan Health - PPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Mental Health Associates (MH Net) - Coordinated Care Network (CCN), Preferred Provider Network (PPN), Medicare Advantage
  • SIMS Foundation - Non Profit
  • United Behavioral Health - Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health - Medicaid STAR + PLUS
  • Value Options (TIN 74-2869762) - Commercial

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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