Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Jessica Darnutzer

Jessica L. Darnutzer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Cardiology

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 collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from tablets in our exam rooms and text surveys. 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?

Patients for whom we have a mobile phone number receive a text survey within two hours of checking in for their visit. Tablets with the feedback survey may be available in the exam room or at the front desk. 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 Reviews tab on the provider bio page on the website. We calculate our provider star ratings based on the responses to question number four below. We calculate our location star ratings based on the responses to all 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.

Why can I only see comments from the last 30 days?

ARC physicians and staff review all comments and act to rectify issues. Since the purpose of the feedback is to allow us to improve the overall patient experience we display the last 30 days of comments which are the most relevant for the practice.

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 in our clinics.

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.

Jessica Darnutzer sees patients between ages 18-65. To book an appointment with Jessica Darnutzer, call ARC Far West Medical Tower at 512-346-8888. ARC Far West Medical Tower
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More Info

Being a nurse is a heritable trait in my family going back to my great-grandmother in the 1920s. I began my career working as a nurse’s aide at age 19, which confirmed to me that the bedside is where I belong. It is an incredible honor and privilege to work with people during times of uncertainty in their lives. I believe in meeting each patient where they are, and caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. As a nurse practitioner, I aim to connect with patients and to partner with them to achieve their goals of what health means to them.

Personal Summary

Jessica Darnutzer is a native Texan, raised in Texarkana. When she is not at work, she enjoys impromptu kitchen dance parties with her two small daughters, “banging away on my baby grand piano,” Ballet Austin performances with her husband, tap-dancing lessons, and “chipping away at the ever-growing pile of novels on my bedside table!” Her favorite Central Texas locale is, naturally, the Long Center, watching Ballet Austin.

Professional Positions and Honors

Ms. Darnutzer holds these memberships and honors: 
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society 
  • Member, Austin Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
  • Member, Texas Nurses Association 
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Joined ARC

2019

Education

BA in English, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, 2006
BS in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
MS in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

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