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Our Medical Staff

Meet Our Team

Our physicians are recognized throughout the state as dedicated, experienced and
compassionate professionals in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Robert Jarvis, MD

Robert Jarvis, MD
Medical Director of Adult Psychiatry

As an experienced board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Jarvis can help adults with:

  • Mood disorders, including major depression and bipolar disorder, with an emphasis on management of treatment-resistant and treatment-refractory depression.
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication management
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy

Dr. Jarvis received his medical degree and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. During his residency at UAMS, Dr. Jarvis served as the chief resident. He earned his BA in psychology and music from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He joined The BridgeWay in 2002 and was promoted to Medical Director in January 2019.

Tyler Bayles, MD

Tyler Bayles, MD
Medical Director of Substance Abuse Treatment for Inpatient Care, Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization

As an experienced psychiatrist, Dr. Bayles can help adults with:

  • Mood disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Addiction, and substance use and abuse
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse
  • Medication management

Dr. Bayles received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2002 and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2007. A Major in the US Army Reserve, he joined The BridgeWay in 2015 and was promoted to Medical Director of Substance Abuse Treatment in January 2019.

John Schay, MD
Comprehensive Psychiatry, Adults

As an experienced board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Schay can help adults with:

  • Mood disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Addiction, and substance use and abuse
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication management

Dr. Schay received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005 and completed his psychiatry residency at the UAMS in 2009. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He joined The BridgeWay in 2009.

Jane Kang, MD

Jane Kang, MD
Comprehensive Psychiatry, Adults, and Seniors Inpatient and Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization

As an experienced board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Kang can help adults and seniors with:

  • Mood disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication management

Dr. Kang received her medical degree from Louisiana State University of Medical School in 2000 and completed her residency in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyShe joined The BridgeWay in 2019.

Jeffrey Palmer, MD

Jeffrey Palmer, MD
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Inpatient and Residential Treatment

As a board-certified psychiatrist experienced, Dr. Palmer can help children and adolescents with:

  • Mood disorders, including major depression and bipolar disorder
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication management

Dr. Palmer completed his undergraduate education at St. Louis University with a degree in psychology and earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed his Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He joined The BridgeWay in 2005 and was promoted to Medical Director of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2007.

Justin Powell, MD

Justin Powell, MD
Comprehensive Psychiatry, Adults

As an experienced board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Powell can help adults with:

  • Mood disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Addiction, and substance use and abuse
  • Dual diagnosis, a mood disorder combined with substance abuse
  • Medication management

Dr. Powell received his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2010 where he also completed his psychiatry residency in 2014. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He joined The BridgeWay in 2018.