Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Kaila Smith

Kaila A. Smith, NP

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.

Kaila Smith is currently accepting new patients at: ARC South OB
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ARC Kyle Plum Creek
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More Info

Since childhood, I have been fascinated with health and the human body, and becoming a Nurse Practitioner in the medical field allowed me to have a more involved and personal relationship with patients. I love caring for women of all ages and stages in life. My main focus is to listen carefully to patients’ concerns and needs, so I can address their issues fully and efficiently. Educating my patients is important, and giving compassionate care, while providing evidence-based medical care, is always my goal.

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Personal Summary

In her free time, Kaila Smith enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. They love fishing, hunting, hiking, and most outdoor activities. She and her husband are “huge sports fans,” and enjoy attending and watching various sporting events throughout the year. Her favorite Central Texas spot is in her hometown area of Smithville, with its tall oak trees, friendly people, and the peace and quiet of a small town.

Professional Positions and Honors

  • Member, Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice
  • Received academic and nursing scholarships during clinical education
  • Named to the Dean’s List at Angelo State University

Recommended Resources

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Joined ARC

2014

Education

B.S. in Nursing, 2010
Master’s in Nursing, 2014
both from Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

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