Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Caroline (Carrie) Kaufman

Caroline (Carrie) A. Kaufman, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)

ARC Patient Feedback

Guide to ARC Patient Feedback and Ratings

Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) doctors, staff, and leadership are committed to providing our community with high quality convenient care. One of the ways we demonstrate this priority is through our online transparency.

You can review our provider ratings and comments on our web site with the confidence that they are all based on verified visits. We post all patient feedback relevant to the visit and only refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.

The below guide provides details about how we collect and share our patient feedback.

Who runs the survey?

ARC partnered with the local Austin company Humm Systems to install feedback tablets in our exam rooms to collect patient feedback at the time of the doctor’s visit. Humm is an independent third party customer feedback company that provides the technology to collect the feedback and display ratings and comments on our web site. All ratings are submitted by actual patients and verified by ARC.

How do patients receive the survey?

Tablets are either available in the exam room or at the front desk. All patients can provide feedback on the tablets at any time during or after their visit. Patients are asked to complete the survey and provide ratings and comments regarding their experience at different touch points of their visit. We use this feedback to recognize doctors and staff, identify issues we can correct, and enhance our care.

Do you post all positive and negative comments?

ARC posts all positive and negative patient feedback that is relevant to the visit. We refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.

What questions do we ask?

ARC asks five basic questions that touch on the overall patient experience related to their visit. Anyone seeking detailed information about each question can view the ratings for each specific question on the Feedback tab on the provider bio page on the website. We calculate our star ratings based on responses to the below questions.

  1. Ease of making appointment
  2. Helpfulness of front desk staff
  3. Helpfulness of medical staff
  4. Did doctor or NP/PA provide you with the care you expected?
  5. How likely is it that you refer a friend or family member to this doctor or NP/PA?

Why don’t all providers display a rating?

Since more recent data provides a more accurate picture, we require a minimum of 30 patient surveys per doctor in the last 12 months before we post a physician’s rating.

Can anyone complete a survey or post a comment about a physician?

No. Only patients having an outpatient visit by an ARC physician receive a survey. The results are based entirely from patients who have actually been treated by the physician.

How is patient information protected?

Patients are anonymous when they fill out the feedback tablets. There is no personally identifiable information displayed at any time.

Dr. Kaufman relocated her practice to ARC Nurture North Ob/Gyn, where she is currently accepting new patients. View the patient letter.
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Caroline (Carrie) A. Kaufman, MD - Obstetrics/Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) - Austin Regional Clinic

Caroline (Carrie) A. Kaufman, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)

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I strongly believe in the power of information and education. My philosophy in medicine is to provide my patients with the information they need to make healthcare decisions that are right for them. My office is always a no-judgment zone. I look forward to participating in many momentous occasions, from puberty to childbirth to menopause. I have several areas of interest including adolescent care, preventive medicine, and minimally invasive surgery. I work hard to truly listen and to empower people of all ages and walks of life.

Dr. Kaufman is relocating her practice from ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza to ARC Nurture North Ob/Gyn, where she will be accepting new patients on August 1st. Please see below for physicians she recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC.
 
Labor and Delivery services provided at:
St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Personal Summary

Dr. Kaufman is a transplant from Massachusetts who has found a home in Austin. She enjoys her family, live music, good food, roller derby, and advocacy. She speaks good Spanish and misses skiing. Go Patriots!

Services Offered

Professional Positions and Honors

  • Chief of ARC Ob/Gyn Department
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Dr. Eugene Toy Leadership and Advocacy Fellow
  • Member, Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Served as Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and as Residency Association President during her residency at UT Southwestern Austin

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Joined ARC

2013

Education

B.S. in Biochemistry, Cum Laude, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2002

Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2009

Residency / Internship

University of Texas Southwestern, Austin, TX, 2013

Certification

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages

Spanish

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