ARC Gives Back to the Greater Austin Community

Austin Regional Clinic supports health care goals in the Greater Austin Community both by providing health care to individuals, and also by contributing to and participating in programs that focus on improving health conditions for EVERYONE in the ten communities we serve through medical care, screenings, research or education. ARC is proud to support the various local events and organizations listed below.

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ARC at McCoy’s Building Supply

Nearly two dozen staff members from McCoy’s Building Supply, one of the largest employers in San Marcos, Texas, attended a Men’s Health talk from ARC Family Medicine physician Dr. Michael de Lota.

ARC in the Community

ARC recently attended events from Buda to Leander and several points in between. See what we’ve been up to.

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Front Porch Days

Pediatrician Dr. Raymond Teoh and his team at ARC Kyle Plum Creek participated in the Front Porch Days, a two-day celebration hosted by the City of Kyle.

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Old Town Street Festival

The team at ARC Leander attended the Old Town Street Festival for the second year in a row.

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Town Hall Meeting and Family Resource Fair

The team from ARC Manor recently attended the Town Hall Meeting and Family Resource Fair, co-hosted by Travis County and the City of Manor.

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Daisy 5k

Pediatricians Dr. Shirlene Samuel, ARC South 1st Specialty, and Dr. Sapna Shah, ARC Anderson Mill, attended the annual Daisy 5k.

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Urban Scavenger Hunt

Ursurla Banks, LVN, Rheumatology, and members of the ARC Far West Medical Tower team spent the better part of a Sunday performing good deeds.

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Elm Grove Jamboree

The ARC Buda team joined in the annual Spring Jamboree, held by Elm Grove Elementary School to support students and teachers with their classroom needs.

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Manor Heritage Festival

Hosted by the Manor Chamber of Commerce, the Manor Heritage Festival proved to be a festive day full of music, food, and fun for our ARC manor team.

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Lake Travis SpringFest

ARC Bee Cave’s Dr. Jennifer Christensen, Pediatrics, Dr. Adriana Pratt, Family Medicine, and Monica Davis, clinic manager, had ‘the BIGGEST time in the smallest town’ while attending the annual SpringFest, hosted by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce.

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Buda Wiener Dog Races

The ARC Buda team was thrilled to support the city’s biggest event of the year, the Buda Wiener Dog Races, which attracts over 20,000 people and hundreds of their dachshund companions from all around Texas.

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Seton Ignite’s Forever Fabulous 2019

Dr. Renu Chalasani, Obstetrics/Gynecology, joined clinic manager, Alisa Jeffrey, and the team from ARC Seton Northwest for a great time attending the annual Forever Fabulous event hosted at Ascension Seton Northwest.

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Steiner Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration

Dr. Colleen Adkins and ARC Wilson Parke clinic manager, Greg Stermolle had a great time meeting the children and families of the Steiner Ranch community at the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, April 20.

Bee Cave Mighty Kite Flight

For the second year in a row the team from ARC Bee Cave, including Family Medicine physician Dr. Adrianna Pratt, joined the annual festivities for three hours of live music, great food, and kite flying. Thank you to the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce for hosting the fun-filled event. We get better at flying kites each year!

Mustang Hustle Fitness Fun Run

The first annual Mustang Hustle Fitness Run was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Canyon Vista Middle School. The event was held to promote mental and physical wellness and included a 5K run/walk, interspersed with fitness stations and obstacles. ARC pediatrician, Dr. Elizabeth Knapp, accompanied by Gregg Blair, ARC operations director, shared in the fun.

Manor Easter Egg Dash

The 2nd Annual Manor Easter Egg Dash held on Saturday April 13 was a great success! Not even rain could stop more than 300 kids from attending while Mary Brown, clinic manager at ARC Manor, and clinic staff handed out ARC cups with sweet treats, goodie bags, coloring books, and more. It was also a great opportunity to touch base with many families to let them know we are here when they need us.

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Austin Regional Clinic was proud to support the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis event hosted by the Arthritis Foundation at Concordia University on Saturday, April 13. In addition to a sponsorship, the eight-person team,“Tower of Terrors,” represented ARC and raised an additional $1,000 for the cause. The charitable event helps raise money and awareness for the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis in the U.S.

Gus Garcia Family & Friends Workshop

Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, the all-boys academy in East Austin that helps students achieve their greatest potential, held a Friends & Family Workshop, on Saturday, March 30. ARC Manor was proud to support the event and let families know that they were just down the road.

Ignite Women’s Health Day 2019

Seton Medical Center Williamson and Ignite Women's Health presented ‘Women’s Health Day,' an event that educates and encourages women in a healthy lifestyle to promote healthier communities, on Saturday, March 2nd.

Peace, Music, and Awards at BudaStock

The 17th Annual Buda Chamber of Commerce Gala – BudaStock , was held on Saturday, March 2nd at the TDS Wildlife Pavilion. The evening was filled with music, awards, fabulous food, favorite threads from the 60s, and a “far out” time. Drs. Margaret Gilmore, MaryAnn Gamble, Mike Ward, and Mai Duong, along with Clinic Manager, Victoria Escamilla and clinic staff, Cortney Falkenberg, and Ervenia Soto attended the event.

9th Annual Negley Races

Drs. Kaleb Hamilton and Shane Constable, Family Medicine physicians at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, joined by staff, Nick Erwin and Kelly Alvarez, participated in the races at Negley Elementary School. This is the PTA’s fundraiser for the year, featuring 5K, 3K, and 1K races to walk, jog or run, and promote healthy living in the community.

Heath & Wellness in Kyle

Kaila Smith, Ob/Gyn nurse practitioner at ARC South OB and ARC Kyle Plum Creek, along with Kristen Howell, LVN and Felix Horton, LVN joined Chelsea Goebler and Lindsey Jennings with ARC Healthiness to participate in the Kyle Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness Fair.

ARC in the Community: Audiology

How often should I get my hearing tested? What do hearing aids cost and does health insurance cover them? Are those remote/cordless headphones for watching TV good/bad for ears?

Dr. Norman Chenven, ARC Founding CEO, Guest Speaker at the Buda Chamber Luncheon

Dr. Norman Chenven, ARC Founding CEO, was the guest speaker at the monthly Buda Chamber of Commerce luncheon on November 14.

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2018 Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival

ARC was honored to be the first medical group to be invited as a vendor for the 27th Annual Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival, the largest, single-day Native American Powwow in the country.

ARC’s Dr. Jurado Shares Tips on “Turning down the Noise”

ARC’s Dr. Marco Jurado, recently spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of South Austin on proactive steps everyone can take to protect and preserve their hearing.

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October Walk with a Doc – Manor

On Saturday, October 20, Dr. Jacqueline M. Champlain, and Dr. Farron C. Hunt, both Family Medicine physicians at ARC Manor, led a group in a Walk with a Doc (WWAD) event at Manor High School. Also joining in the fun were neighbors Dr. Liz Montero, DMD and Dr. Swetha Sama, DMD, both from Manor Kids Dentist who handed out new toothbrushes to all the walkers so they could switch out after a cold this season.

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Spooktober 2018

On Sunday, October 27th, staff from ARC Manor scared up a good time at the 7th annual Spooktober event for Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center.

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Heart Walk

Did you know that someone in this country dies from heart disease, stroke or another cardiovascular disease every 43 seconds? Four teams and more than 60 ARC employees, as well as friends and family, took to the Austin streets to work to change that on Saturday, October 20, at the 2018 Austin Heart & Stroke Walk organized by the American Heart Association.

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Hutto Olde Tyme Days

On October 20, the ARC Hutto staff, including pediatrician Dr. Amy Hunt, shared in the family fun at this year’s Hutto Olde Tyme Days.

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Hootenanny on the Hill in Kyle

Cooler fall weather always means fun fall festivals around central Texas.

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2018 LEEF Mudstacle & Family Adventure Run

Dr. Lee Dockray, MD, FAAP, and staff from ARC Leander enjoyed some good, clean fun while offering first aid to the participants of Leander’s annual Mudstacle.

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Manor Sports Physicals Day

In cooperation with Manor ISD, physicians and staff from ARC Manor conducted sports physicals for student athletes on July 28, 2018. Dr. Jacqueline M. Champlain, Family Medicine physician, and Dr. Jacques Benun, Pediatrician, both with ARC Manor, saw 50+ student athletes and parents at the Manor Mustangs field house in one day. They were assisted by clinical and support staff from ARC Manor. Dr. Champlain afterwards described the day as “amazing!” ARC Manor offers Family Medicine and Pediatric doctors who can take care of your whole family, from newborns to adults – and they are always accepting new patients! If you would like to make an appointment with them, you can do so online or by calling the clinic at 512-582-6075.

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Manor ISD School Resource Fair

The 18th Annual Manor ISD School Resource Fair & School Supply Distribution Event was held Friday, Aug. 17. This event provides free school supplies to Manor ISD families who attend. There were also free haircuts and information about resources from the Manor and Austin communities. At their booth, the staff from ARC Manor joined the fun by offering games and health information. The 500+ attendees were encouraged to donate 2-3 canned food items to help replenish the Manor ISD Food Pantry.

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27th Annual Travis County Walk/Alzheimer’s Texas Walk

The 27th Annual Travis County Walk/Alzheimer’s Texas Walk was held on October 6 at Camp Mabry. The Alzheimer’s Texas Walk is a meaningful way to share in a morning of building awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and advancing the mission of Alzheimer’s Texas. Best of all, 100% of funds raised stay local!

 

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Lake Travis High School Homecoming Parade & Extravaganza

The 2018 Lake Travis High School (LTHS) Homecoming Parade & Extravaganza was held on October 3 in the parking lot between Main Campus and Cavalier Stadium. Sponsored by the LTHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), this dynamic community event was an unforgettable Lake Travis experience for all attendees all the while raising funds to support teachers and students through the LTHS PTO.

 

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Pflugerville Pfamily Pfestival 2018

The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce hosted its 18th Annual Pfamily Pfestival and Expo on Saturday, September 29 in Pflugerville, Texas. This hugely popular event features more than 80 vendor booths, entertainment, food, children's activities, and tons of fun!

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Men's Health Tailgate 2018

Seton Northwest sponsored a different type of tailgate--a Men's Health Tailgate, on Saturday, September 29, 2018! This event did offer a (healthy) tailgate buffet, but there were also free health screenings and biometric measurements tailored toward men.

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Bella Colinas Oktoberfest/Fall Festival

The 2018 Bella Colinas Oktoberfest/Fall Festival, sponsored by the Bella Colinas HOA, is a fun-filled family event that includes kids’ activities, lots of good food, and general bonhomie between neighbors and businesses from the area.

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2018 Senior Information Expo

Treasure of the Hills Senior Activity Center and the City of Cedar Park recently held the 13th Annual Senior Info Expo at the Cedar Park Recreation Center on August 25, 2018.

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Family Fun Fair

ARC Pflugerville joined Casey’s Circle and Round Rock Parks & Rec AIR (Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation) for a fun day at the Play for All Park in Round Rock on September 22.  The park was closed to the public, and open only to families of children with special needs for a Family Fun Fair.

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Walk with a Doc – Manor

On Saturday, September 8, Dr. Jacqueline Champlain, Family Medicine physician at ARC Manor, led a group in a Walk with a Doc (WWAD) event at Manor High School. Dr. Champlain said, “Our first WWAD in Manor was a success! We had a great group of local walkers!”

 

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Championship Hearts Teen Heart Screenings

Over the course of the summer, ARC teamed up with Championship Hearts Foundation (CHF) to provide free heart screenings in Texas for teen athletes, marching band, cheer and drill team members, and any student ages 14 to 18

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