Mark Ambler, MD

Mark S. Ambler, MD Pronunciation Guide

Family Medicine
4.8of 5 | (744) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

ARC Southwest Ages seen: 2 - 99 Languages: Spanish Joined ARC: 2001

About Mark S. Ambler, MD

  • Dr. Ambler currently has long wait times for new patients. Please see below for the physician and advanced practice clinician (APC) he recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC.

    If Dr. Ambler is your primary care physician, please book your appointment via your ARC MyChart account or call 512-ARC-INFO (512-272-4636).


    Dr. Ambler enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and swimming with his two children. He is currently taking piano lessons with his daughter, and believes that you really can teach an old dog new tricks.

Medical care is a cooperative effort that includes physician advice, patient preferences, and a combination of treatment with lifestyle changes, supplements, and medications.

Services

Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health

You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.

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Annual Physical Exam

Annual Physical Exam

An annual wellness exam helps you touch base with your ARC doctor, address health issues, and talk about preventative measures for you.

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Breast Exams

Breast Exams

Breast exams are check-ups, mammograms, and other types of screenings that look for for changes or problems in the breast tissue.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Austin Regional Clinic offers annual diabetic retinopathy screenings to our patients with diabetes. Screening is easy, takes less than five minutes to complete, and does not require any pupil dilatation or eye protection.

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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)

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a way for people who do not have HIV to prevent getting HIV. This treatment, designed for people who are at substantial risk of getting HIV infection, consists of taking a pill every day. 

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Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.

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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Mental Health Medication Management

Mental Health Medication Management

ARC offers mental health medication management for patients with behavioral or cognitive health conditions.

Minor Procedures

Minor Procedures

ARC Family Medicine doctors can perform in-clinic minor procedures.

Musculoskeletal Care

Musculoskeletal Care

ARC Family Medicine doctors can provide care, treatment, or referrals to address musculoskeletal issues that cause you pain and discomfort.

Pap Smear

Pap Smear

Annual pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer.

Prostate Screenings

Prostate Screenings

Prostate screenings help detect early signs of prostate cancer.

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Our providers are available 365 days a year for minor emergencies, including sprains, colds and flu, minor burns, seasonal allergies, and more. We're here for you on days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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 doctors cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, 1998
  • Residency
    Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program, Houston, TX, 2001
  • Education
    B.A. in Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1994
  • Professional Positions
    • Associate Chief, ARC Family Medicine Department
    • Medical Director, Connected Senior Care Advantage
    • Volunteer Physician, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 20212022
    • "Super Doctors," Texas Monthly, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202021, 2022, 2023  

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • April 12, 2024

    I walked in with lacerations and the staff accommodated me quickly and kindly even though I did not have an appointment. The whole team was exceptional - thank y’all for everything!

  • April 12, 2024

    Dr. Ambler is a very patient person and explains thoroughly different options.

  • April 12, 2024

    Everything I had a concern about was addressed directly, without equivocation, and with good humour.

  • April 11, 2024

    The doctor took his time, listening to me explain my symptoms and my previous history. He didn’t rush through and explained to me what he thought was going on and prescribed me medication to get better quickly. I appreciate that very much!

  • April 10, 2024

    All over good

  • April 10, 2024

    Dr. Ambler is always thorough and caring. I am confident in his care.

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