Dr. Avis Meeks Day describes her perfect day

Dr. Avis Meeks Day describes her perfect day

In a recent profile in Axios, Avis Meeks Day, MD, Pediatrics at ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics, described her experience of being a pediatrician in Austin, and also her perfect day in Austin!

31 years and counting

Dr. Day joined Austin Regional Clinic in 1990. At that time, she says, "I don't think there were any other Black pediatricians in town when I started." Of then, and now, she says, "My ability to connect with their child and take care of their child has kept patients with me. The fact I'm Black is not going to change. If a little Black kid sees a great Black doctor, great. Same goes for a little kid that's not Black. I hope my influence is positive. I've had several kids go into medical school, and they're from a variety of colors and backgrounds."

It's a perfect day

In this article, Dr. Day describes her perfect day, saying, "Breakfast at Magnolia — that's long been a favorite after seeing patients at Dell Children's Hospital Then I'd like to take in the view off the library downtown. And for the afternoon, I like visiting friends, having a late lunch — and maybe walking around the Domain. I like to find card shops — just go and find great chuckles to send to friends. Then just come home and chill. My husband is a great cook — that's how the kids made it to adulthood without starving. We call him Chef Boyar-Day. He does a great spaghetti and meatballs."

Deserving of recognition

We are thrilled to report that Dr. Day was just recently recognized by the Austin Black Business Journal as one of the 2021 Top 10 Black Doctors. Dr. Day has been quite deservedly recognized for her hard work and dedication by other organizations of late as well:

  • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
  • "Austin's Top Doctors," Austin Monthly, 2021
  • Top Docs for Kids 2021, Austin Monthly magazine

Make an appointment today

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Day, you can make an appointment online or by calling ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics at 512-443-1311.

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