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Austin Regional Clinic Doctors receive special recognition
Texas Monthly’s SUPER DOCTORS: Rising Stars 2012 listing
includes 4 Austin Regional Clinic physicians


June 22, 2012 — Austin Regional Clinic Four Austin Regional Clinic physicians representing four specialties are featured in the July, 2012 issue of Texas Monthly in its list of Texas Super Doctors: Rising Stars 2012. The publishers of Texas Monthly and Key Professional Media, Inc., released this list of Texas Rising Stars, stating that they are “the physicians who are trusted and sought out by colleagues for medical care.” The doctors were selected by their peers and verified by the Key Professional Media research staff.

Key Professional Media, Inc. asked more than 40,000 medical professionals in Texas to nominate one or more doctors, other than themselves, from 41 specified medical specialties based on one question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?” The research team identified newer Texas doctors who have been fully-licensed approximately 10 years or less. The “Rising Stars” distinction is a new category , specifically recognizing younger physicians, for Texas Super Doctors, which publishes its main list in December.

“We consider all our doctors to be “super doctors,” and that our system of coordinated care and preventive care benefits patients and saves healthcare dollars in the long run. We are proud of our four young ARC physicians who are receiving this special recognition from their peers,” said Dr. Norman Chenven, Founder and CEO of Austin Regional Clinic.

The following Austin Regional Clinic physicians are included in the Texas Super Doctors : Rising Stars 2012 listing:

imageMelanie M. Belt, MD
Joined ARC in 2007
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Meghana DandekarMeghana S. Dandekar, MD
Joined ARC in 2008
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Lydia wolfLydia Wolf, MD
Joined ARC in 2006
Board Certified in Internal Medicine


About Austin Regional Clinic – Austin Regional Clinic is a multispecialty medical group committed to providing comprehensive health care services throughout the greater Austin area. Founded by three physicians in 1980, it now provides health care to over 380,000 area residents in 18 locations in six cities, including both primary and specialty care. It is unique to the Austin area because of the widespread locations, convenient services and quality assurance programs. ARC Patients enjoy such conveniences as same-day appointments, daytime urgent care, after hours clinics, and nursing services through the night. Most ARC offices also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some offices offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and weight loss programs. Patients can also request future or same-day appointments from the ARC web site. For more information, visit