Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Sharon Vaz

Sharon A. Vaz, MD, MPH

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 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.

Dr. Vaz is currently accepting new patients at: ARC Seton Northwest
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More Info

It is a privilege to be able to guide women through some of the most personal and powerful moments of their lives. I enjoy the variety of clinical experiences in the field of OB/GYN, from adolescents going through puberty to women navigating family planning, pregnancy, and menopause. My goal is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to every patient, in order to help women understand their bodies, manage their symptoms, and make educated choices about their reproductive health.

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Personal Summary

When she is not working, Dr. Vaz enjoys traveling to new destinations, hosting and visiting friends and family, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. Being relatively new to the region, she welcomes recommendations on your favorite spots!

Professional Positions and Honors

Dr. Vaz holds these professional memberships and honors:
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Member, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Tar Heel Resident Teaching Awards, 2016 - 2019
  • Administrative Chief Resident, 2018-2019
  • Resident Research Award, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2018

Recommended Resources

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Joined ARC

2019

Education

B.S. in Cell Biology/Neuroscience and Public Health, Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2010

Medical School

MD - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 2015 MPH in Health Systems & Policy - Rutgers School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ, 2015

Residency / Internship

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2019

Languages

Spanish

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