Austin Regional Clinic honors two physicians with award

December 10, 2014.   Austin Regional Clinic honored two physicians at its bi-annual Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday, December 9.

Dr. Alinda Cox, Obstetrics/Gynecology physician at ARC South OB, and Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, Pediatrician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, were co-recipients of the Dr. Larry Kravitz Award for Outstanding Service to ARC and the Community.

The award, presented by ARC Executive Board Member Alison Ziari, MD, recognizes exceptional service and leadership to both the organization and to the communities ARC serves, and beyond into the global community. 

Dr. Cox, who has been with ARC for over 25 years, was honored for her international humanitarian work on medical missions in many countries, including Ghana, India, Swaziland, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Haiti.  Dr. Cox has provided much-needed primary, surgical, and Ob/Gyn care to hundreds of impoverished and underserved women, men and children in those countries.  She has also served as a past Chief of the Ob/Gyn Department at Seton Medical Center Austin, and as a speaker at local churches, encouraging ways to prevent pregnancy.

Dr. Edwards was recognized for her passion and dedication to the issue of childhood obesity at the local, state and federal levels.  Dr. Edwards co-founded the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity at Dell Children’s Medical Center in 2002, and served as President of the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in 2012-2013. In that capacity, she represented TPS as a major force advocating for all professionals who care for children in Texas.  She serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, and advocates for healthy children and healthy communities through various associations and boards.

“Austin Regional Clinic is proud to have these physicians in our organization,” said Dr. Anas Daghestani, President of the ARC Board. “Both have been with ARC for many years, and are committed to the health and well being of not only their many loyal patients, but of the community as well.  ARC is honored to recognize Dr. Cox and Dr. Edwards with the Dr. Larry Kravitz award, with our heartfelt congratulations and thanks for their service to ARC and their communities at home and abroad.”

About Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic is a multispecialty medical group committed to providing comprehensive health care services throughout the greater Austin area.  Founded by three physicians in 1980, ARC now provides health care to over 380,000 area residents in 21 locations in seven cities, including both primary and specialty care. It is unique to the Austin area because of the widespread locations, convenient services and quality assurance programs. ARC patients enjoy access to such conveniences as same-day appointments, after hours clinics, and nursing services through the night. Most ARC offices also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some offices offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and weight loss programs. Patients can also request future or same-day appointments from the ARC web site. For more information, visit

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