ARC East 7th

ARC East 7th

CLOSED Opens 8:00am (CST)

Clinic Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed


2785 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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737-910-6700
Fax: 512-406-6296

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About Clinic

ARC East 7th has Family Medicine doctors, and Gastroenterologists, Neurologists, and Pediatricians for your entire family's needs. See a doctor in your neighborhood, request an appointment online.

ARC Connected Care

Our Electronic Medical Records system, along with the ARC MyChart keeps you connected with your care team and makes it easier to help you coordinate your health care. Connected care is part of ARC Access.

Hours

Clinic Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Services

24-Hour Phone Nurses

24-Hour Phone Nurses

You can reach all-night phone nurses by calling any clinic and pressing “4” to speak with a nurse.

After Hours Clinics Nearby

After Hours Clinics Nearby

ARC After Hours Clinic locations are staffed by pediatricians and family medicine physicians who can care for you and your loved ones’ immediate health issues during hours your primary care physician is unavailable - nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.

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Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP)

HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP)

HIV prevention treatment

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a way to prevent people who do not have HIV/AIDS from getting it. This treatment, designed for people who are at substantial risk of getting HIV infection, consists of taking a pill every day. The pill (Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through high-risk behaviors, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.

Effectiveness of PrEP treatment

When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. People who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.

PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool, but it does not protect against STDs. When combined with condoms and other prevention methods, PrEP offers greater protection than when used alone.

PrEP FAQs

  • How effective is PrEP treatment?

    PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by up to 99% when taken as prescribed.

    Although there is less information about how effective PrEP pills are among people who inject drugs, we know that PrEP pills reduce the risk of getting HIV by at least 74% when taken as prescribed. Currently, PrEP shots are not recommended for people who inject drugs.

    PrEP is less effective when not taken as prescribed.

  • How long does it take for PrEP treatment to work?

    For receptive anal sex (bottoming), PrEP pills reach maximum protection from HIV at about 7 days of daily use.

    For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP pills reach maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.

    No data is available for PrEP pill effectiveness for insertive anal sex (topping) or insertive vaginal sex.

    We don’t know how long it takes for PrEP shots to reach maximum protection during sex.

  • What are the side effects that may come from PrEP treatment?

    Some people experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. These side effects usually go away over time.

    Tell your ARC provider about any side effects that are severe or do not go away.

  • If I am not at ongoing risk for getting HIV, can I take PrEP only when I’m at risk?

    Taking PrEP pills only when you are at risk for contracting HIV is known as “on-demand” PrEP. The “on-demand” method is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is not recommended by CDC. Taking PrEP as prescribed is currently the only FDA-approved schedule for taking PrEP to prevent HIV. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.

  • What if I need to stop taking PrEP?

    There are several reasons why people stop taking PrEP:

    • Your risk of getting HIV becomes low because of changes in your life.
    • You don’t want to take a pill as prescribed or often forget to take your pills.
    • You have side effects from the medicine that are interfering with your life.
    • Blood tests show that your body is reacting to PrEP in unsafe ways.

    Talk to your ARC provider about other HIV prevention methods that may work better for you if you need to stop taking PrEP.

  • If I stopped taking PrEP, how do I start taking it again?

    Talk to your ARC provider if you would like to start taking PrEP again. You will need to take an HIV test before you start PrEP to make sure you don’t have HIV.

  • Can I take PrEP just once if I think I might have recently been exposed to HIV?

    PrEP is for people who are at ongoing risk for HIV.

    PrEP is not the right choice for people who may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours.

    If you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, talk to your ARC provider, an emergency room doctor, or an urgent care provider about PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).

  • Can I take PrEP while on birth control?

    There are no known interactions between PrEP and hormone-based birth control methods, e.g., the pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, or IUD. It is safe to use both at the same time.

  • Will PrEP interfere with my hormone therapy?

    There are no known drug conflicts between PrEP and hormone therapy, and there is no reason why the drugs cannot be taken at the same time.

  • Can I stop using condoms if I take PrEP?

  • Can I take PrEP during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

    Condoms are less effective at preventing STDs that can be transmitted through sores or cuts on the skin, like human papillomavirusgenital herpes, and syphilis.

  • Can adolescents take PrEP?

    Yes. PrEP pills are approved for use by adolescents without HIV who weigh at least 77 pounds (35 kg) and at risk for getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

As with many other conditions, finding HIV early offers more chances for successful treatment. ARC offers HIV testing. ARC also offers PrEP treatment for people who do not have HIV.

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LGBTQIA+ Medicine

LGBTQIA+ Medicine

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan.  It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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On-Site Lab Services

On-Site Lab Services

The labs at ARC clinics can test for things like COVID-19, diabetes, strep, and flu. Other tests that your doctor can request include blood work, a metabolic panel, or lipid and liver panels.

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens. 

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Pediatric Mental Health

Pediatric Mental Health

When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician will help you determine the kind of help you need and will help you access the right resources for your child. 

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Radiology Services

Radiology Services

Radiology services at ARC uses imaging to both diagnose and treat disease visualized within the human body. Our full and partial body radiology equipment is a state-of-the-art digital radiology system that offers fast processing, elimination of films, and the ability of our doctors to view images and reports online.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctor's cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Specialties

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    Family Medicine

  • Pediatrics

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    Gastroenterology

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    Healthiness Program

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    Neurology

Clinic Providers

  • Kazia L. Parsons, MD
    Kazia L. Parsons, MD
    Family Medicine
    4.9out of 5

    Accepting new patients

    4.9out of 5
    Family Medicine
  • Natalie A. Williams, MD
    Natalie A. Williams, MD
    Family Medicine
    4.8out of 5

    Accepting new patients

    4.8out of 5
    Family Medicine
  • Keri Lee T. Pinnock, MD
    Keri Lee T. Pinnock, MD
    Gastroenterology
    4.7out of 5

    Accepting new patients

    4.7out of 5
    Gastroenterology
  • Sami N. Adib, MD
    Sami N. Adib, MD
    Gastroenterology
    4.6out of 5

    Accepting new patients Languages: French, Arabic

    4.6out of 5
    Gastroenterology
  • Patrick C. Nolan, MD, PhD
    Patrick C. Nolan, MD, PhD
    Neurology
    4.8out of 5

    Accepting new patients

    4.8out of 5
    Neurology
  • Scott A. Boruchow, MD
    Scott A. Boruchow, MD
    Neurology
    4.8out of 5

    Accepting new patients

    4.8out of 5
    Neurology
  • Sunaina Suhag, MD, FAAP
    Sunaina Suhag, MD, FAAP
    Pediatrics
    4.8out of 5

    Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi

    4.8out of 5
    Pediatrics

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