Time and listening are powerful medicine
August 27, 2020
Austin Regional Clinic is pleased to announce that Kazia L. Parsons MD, Family Medicine, has joined the team at ARC.
Dr. Parsons says, “I chose Family Medicine because the specialty is so much more than treating conditions. We get an opportunity to be a huge part of our patient’s lives—not just their health.” She continues, “Sometimes the most powerful medicine we can ever give is just our time and to let our patients know a friend is listening.”
Dr. Parsons says that her subspecialty is LGBTQIA+ and Gender Health medicine. She explains, “My love and respect for this community goes back to my childhood and it has been my privilege to be the first graduate of the only LGBTQ+ subspecialty residency training track in the country. I am so excited to continue this incredibly underserved and important work in Austin.”
Doctor patient partnership
“I believe that the doctor-patient relationship works best when it’s a partnership,” says Dr. Parsons. “Medicine is an art and it is our duty to help create a health plan that is tailored to each individual.”
What advice does Dr. Parson give her patients? “Always be honest with your physician and ask questions about your sexual health. We are not here to judge, only to take the best care of you that we can! Remember everyone, regardless of risk, should know their HIV status!”
In her free time, Dr. Parsons has been exploring Austin. She says, “Being new to the city, there’s a lot to find. When I’m at home I enjoy cuddling with my corgi and love to cook!”
If you would like to make an appointment with an ARC Family Medicine physician, you can do so online at ARCBookNow.com or by calling 512-272-4636.
Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Parsons!