Patients, help us protect our high-risk patients - please wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or COVID-19 exposure.
Effective 3/13/23, ARC transitions to optional masking for our staff and physicians, with required masking during specific situations. Read more.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and passed a law that allowed you to automatically keep your Medicaid coverage (continuous Medicaid). Based on the new federal law, continuous Medicaid eligibility will end on March 31, 2023, so you need to renew your benefits when it’s time to ensure your coverage will continue if you are eligible.
Patients should look for notices from HHSC in YELLOW envelopes that say "ACTION REQUIRED" in RED lettering. Notices will come in the mail and/or via portal if clients chose electronic notices. They should respond quickly when they receive it.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Como respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, el gobierno federal declaró una Emergencia de Salud Pública (PHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y aprobó una ley que le permitió a usted mantener automáticamente su cobertura de Medicaid (cobertura continua de Medicaid). Según la nueva ley federal, la elegibilidad para la cobertura continua de Medicaid se terminará el 31 de marzo, de 2023, por eso necesita renovar sus beneficios cuando se llegue el momento para asegurar que su cobertura va a continuar si usted todavía es elegible.
Pacientes deben buscar avisos de la HHSC en sobres AMARILLOS con el texto “ACCIÓN REQUERIDA” en letras ROJAS. Los avisos llegarán por correo y/o a través del portal en línea si los clientes eligieron recibir avisos electrónicos. Deberían responder con rapidez cuando lo reciban.
Si no responde a las solicitudes de renovación o de información de la HHSC, podría perder su cobertura.
ARC MyChart downtime: Due to technical maintenance, ARC MyChart will be unavailable 7:00pm Saturday, April 1 to 7:00am Sunday, April 2. To schedule an appointment during this time, please call 512-272-4636 and press "1". You can reach all-night phone nurses by calling any clinic and pressing “4” to speak with a nurse.
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 entire 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.
ARC partnered with Binary Fountain to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Binary Fountain 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.
Patients for whom we have a mobile phone number receive a text survey within two hours of checking in for 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.
ARC posts all positive and negative patient feedback that is relevant to the entire visit. We refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.
ARC asks 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 six below. We calculate our location star ratings based on the responses to all the below questions.
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.
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 90 days of comments which are the most relevant for the practice.
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.
Comments are reviewed and approved prior to being published to the website. If a comment contains any personally identifiable information, that information will be removed from the comment.
Accepting new patients
Available at Multiple Locations
Ages seen: 0 - 99
Joined ARC: 2009
Dr. Simpson loves living in Austin. As a graduate of The University of Texas, she enjoys attending football and basketball games to cheer on the Horns. In her free time, Dr. Simpson enjoys running and listening to music.
As an allergist, I gain great satisfaction from improving the quality of life for my patients.
Allergy shots or drops can provide relief for your allergy symptoms. Both are effective and safe allergy immunotherapy treatments for seasonal allergies.
At ARC, our Allergy and Asthma physicians diagnose and treat allergies; including pollen, mold, bee venom, pet dander, food, and notably in Austin, cedar; and asthma, which can be caused by allergies or by other triggers, such as exercise.
Allergy tests will help you and your healthcare provider or allergist know what substances cause your allergy symptoms.
Anti-IgE is a form of treatment for allergic conditions that has been approved for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives with an unknown cause).
Food and drug challenges are done to help you identify an allergy to a specific food/drug and the amount of that food/drug it may take to cause an allergic reaction.
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.
Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"
Thank you so much for taking care of me.
Dr. Simpson is a wonderful, compassionate doctor. She takes the time to understand the situation and help with a solution. O
Dr. Simpson truly cares about my needs and she has been instrumental in my progress. I know that I am in Excellent hands.
Received answers on why my son struggled so much and now we can decide on what needs to be done next. Thank you doctor Simpson!
I am a new patient and the registration, care and professionalism was outstanding.
Dr Simpson is the absolute best allergist in Austin. She is a brilliant and caring physician and so wonderful!
Twenty-five Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) physicians, representing nine specialties, have been named Texas Super Doctors® 2022 by Texas Monthly magazine.
December 1, 2022
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Austin Monthly magazine has named 25 ARC pediatricians and specialists as “Top Docs for Kids 2022” in its April issue. Find out who's on the list.
April 8, 2022
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Twenty-two Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) physicians, representing eight specialties, have been named Texas Super Doctors® 2021 by Texas Monthly magazine. Read more.
November 30, 2021
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Recently Kelly Simpson, MD addressed the question of whether allergies can cause a sore throat. Read more.
July 6, 2021
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Practical tips for dealing with summer allergies from ARC Allergists Dr. Juan Rodriguez Ramos and Dr. Kelly Simpson. Achoo.
June 14, 2021
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Dr. Simpson is currently accepting new patients at:
Children (ages 3-11)
Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Toddlers (ages 0-2)