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.
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
ARC Northwest Hills Specialty
Ages seen: 18 - 99
Joined ARC: 2022
Dr. Al-Abboodi grew up in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, and moved to the U.S. in 2009 as a Fulbright Scholar. He tries to keep a healthy balance between his work and personal life, trying to get to the gym when he is not working. Dr. Al-Abboodi also has a carpentry project he has been trying to finish in his small garage. His favorite area locale is the Oasis restaurant hill, where he can oversee the entire lake.
Dr. Al-Abboodi performs screenings and procedures at:
I chose the path of medicine as I always look for an opportunity to help people, and there is no better way to help someone than making them healthier. Gastroenterology gives me a wide scope of practice, including procedural skills and short-and long-term patient/doctor relationships. I have a surgical background and I feel that gastroenterology is strongly related to other surgical specialties. I have a simple, yet practical approach to care. I always think that the patient I am talking to today is my family member. This approach has always helped me make the right call for my patient through my entire medical career.
An anoscopy allows your provider to examine the anal canal and rectum with an anoscope to help diagnose anal and rectal conditions.
A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.
Screening tests for Colorectal Cancer, as well as methods to try to prevent it. In addition to regular colorectal cancer screenings, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.
What you eat can contribute to digestive problems. Changing your diet and lifestyle, avoiding certain foods, and managing stress may offer significant benefits.
An esophageal dilation is used to widen a narrowed section of your esophagus, relieving difficulty swallowing or dysphagia.
This procedure allows the healthcare provider to check the inside of a part of the large intestine.
Gastroenterologists can evaluate and treat diseases that affect the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus) as well as the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects your stomach. It can damage the tissue in your stomach and the first part of your small intestine.
Hemorrhoid band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands.
IV delivered drug infusions for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
A small bowel enteroscopy is a test that allows a provider to examine the deeper small intestine.
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.
An upper endoscopy is a procedure to examine the inner lining of the upper digestive tract.
Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"
My wife actually went through this last year. So this is really our second visit.
The Doctor was very Nice And very understanding He explained very well and was caring What could Happen to me He is Given me a choice To Decide What I Want to do and also Texting my Heart ♥️ Doctor if it would be save on the procedure.
Very knowledgeable and professional doctor and staff; the BEST!!
Like that the staff & provider are very kind & caring.
Lack of a 2 sided dialogue.
Everyone was nice and the facility was inviting.
Dr. Al-Abboodi is currently accepting new patients. Call to schedule at:
Children (ages 3-11)
Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Toddlers (ages 0-2)