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Our Staff

Nasha Holt, MD

Medical Director, Headache Institute of Texas

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio (lived there for 3 weeks before frequent moves growing up in our Air Force family: Arizona, Turkey, Massachusetts, Texas, Ohio again, New Mexico, England, California, Florida, Ohio again, Norway, Canada, Tennessee).

Favorite Quote: I’d far rather be happy than right any day. (Slartibartfast, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Favorite Book:The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky

Nasha Holt, MD has been in private practice since 1987. Dr. Holt received her medical degree from McMaster University Medical School in Ontario, Canada. She practiced Family Medicine until 2006, when she focused her practice exclusively on the care of patients with headaches and neck-generated head and face problems. She pursued extensive training in the Strategic Orthopedics Spine System, which provides a specialized physical therapy approach to neck-generated head and face pain. She believes that a holistic approach gives patients the best chance of recovery from chronic pain conditions which have often impacted many areas of their lives. Most of the patients she sees have been in chronic pain for years, and their lives have become very disrupted by the time they see her. Many of them suffer from depression and anxiety.

Dr. Holt gets to the root cause of head and face pain through a detailed mechanical evaluation of the patient's cervical spine. This forms the basis for instructing patients in progressive, therapeutic neck exercises that heal common sources of head and face pain. At the same time, Dr. Holt systematically addresses health-promoting changes in the areas of sleep, exercise, diet, nutritional supplements and stress management strategies. Her patients have huge needs in these areas.

Dr. Holt, her children and her extended family have lived in San Antonio since 1997.

Allison George

Office Manager, Headache Institute of Texas

Hometown: Born in Los Angeles, CA, but have spent most of my life in San Antonio, TX, which is where I call home

Favorite Quote: “Let go and let God.”

Favorite Book: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Allison George attended Texas A & M University Corpus Christi for 3 years, majoring in Early Childhood Education. Her background in education helped her develop tools for effectively engaging with patients and for coaching them through our comprehensive wellness program. She started her career at the Headache Institute of Texas in 2013. Seeing our patients recover from chronic head and face pain as they work their way through our program inspired her passion for building our headache practice. This, in turn, has allowed her to climb the ranks from a part-time front desk employee to office manager. Over her tenure, Allison has become an integral part of the practice, facilitating growth of the Headache Institute of Texas, and allowing more headache sufferers to find relief.

Mram Musa

Doctor's Aide, Headache Institute of Texas

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Favorite Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Mram Musa received her undergraduate degree in Biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2021. Her role here has provided her with the opportunity to observe and contribute to the transformative power of taking a holistic approach to patient care. She has seen how treating a patient’s symptoms is just one aspect of providing comprehensive care, and that understanding the patient’s lifestyle, environment, and overall well-being is crucial to developing an effective treatment plan. She has ambitions to pursue a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and she finds that her work here equips her with valuable experience that she can apply in the future.

Emily Menard

Doctor's Aide, Headache Institute of Texas

Hometown: Castroville, Texas

Favorite Quote: “Today you are you, that’s truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss

Top 3 Hobbies: Music, Baking, Art

Emily Menard is a service-oriented receptionist at The Headache Institute of Texas with a degree in art. She finds her purpose in helping others through her empathetic attitude born from her personal history with chronic illness.

As a teen, Emily entered her first service job as a waitress at an Airforce retirement community near her hometown in Castroville, Texas, where she discovered her passion for helping others with special needs to make the world around them brighter and more accessible. She later took up a job at her local public library as an assistant, planning clubs and events, and teaching art and cooking classes to children and adults of all walks of life.

It is Emily’s goal to create a calming and compassionate environment at The Headache Institute of Texas by being a vigilant listener and by providing the tools and resources needed by each unique patient.