Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

William Otto

William R. Otto, MD

Allergy and Asthma

4.9 of 5
(291) View Reviews
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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. Otto is currently accepting new patients | Telemedicine visits are available. ARC Far West Medical Tower
📞 512-346-8888📞 512-346-8888

More Info

I treat patients the way I would like to be treated. Allergic disorders tend to be chronic, so I like to spend a little extra time teaching patients about their allergies, discussing treatment options, and arriving at a practical approach to therapy.

If you are a new patient with Dr. William Otto, please complete the Allergy History Form and mail it back to his office prior your first visit.
Dr. Otto has a special interest in Hereditary Angioedema.

ARC has adjusted allergy shot frequency and clinic schedules to allow for greater time between shots and social distancing in our lobby areas where patients must wait for 30 minutes after their shot. This safety precaution results in less open slots per day. Your allergist will notify you about your new schedule. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to balance patient care and safety.

Personal Summary

Dr. Otto is originally from Houston, but like many Austinites, he got here as fast as he could. He and his wife have two daughters and one Wheaten terrier. Dr. Otto enjoys spending time with family, music (and playing guitar), movies, travel, and walking on the Town Lake trails.

Services Offered

Professional Positions and Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Member, Allergy & Immunology Section
  • Member, Clinical Immunology Society
  • Member, International Complement Society
  • Member, Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society
  • Membership Committee, Travis County Medical Society
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2017-18
  • "Super Doctor", Texas Monthly, 2007, 2010, 2011
  • "Top Doctor," Austin Monthly, 2011, 2013 
  • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatric Specialists 2020

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Joined ARC



Bachelor of Arts degree, The University of Texas at Austin, 1975

Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1978

Residency / Internship

Texas Tech Health Science Center in 1980. Scott & White in 1981


Allergy-Immunology Fellowship Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Los Angeles, CA, 1983


Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology

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