Texas Monthly’s SUPER DOCTORS®: Rising Stars 2020 listing includes six Austin Regional Clinic physicians

Six Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) physicians representing five specialties are featured in the July, 2020 issue of Texas Monthly in its list of Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars Edition 2020.  The publishers of Texas Monthly and MSP Communications released this list of Texas Rising Stars, recognizing medical professionals who have shown excellence in the healthcare field and who are already making an impact early in their careers. The doctors were selected by their peers and verified by the MSP Communications in a process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with independent research.

“We congratulate our six ‘rising stars’,” said Dr. Anas Daghestani, ARC CEO,  “especially since they were nominated by their peers. They and their more than 340 ARC colleagues serve Central Texans with the coordinated, accessible, high-quality care for which ARC is known and respected, even more so now in this global COVID-19 pandemic.”

MSP Communications asked thousands of medical professionals in Texas to nominate one or more doctors, other than themselves, from 45 specified medical specialties, asking who they would choose in seeking medical care. The research team identified newer Texas doctors who have been fully-licensed approximately 10 years or less.  The “Rising Stars” distinction, now in its ninth year, specifically recognizes younger physicians for Texas Super Doctors, which publishes its main list in December.  Only 2.5% of all active Texas physicians are selected to the Texas Rising Stars list.

These Austin Regional Clinic physicians are Texas Super Doctors® : Rising Stars 2020:

Colleen S. Adkins, MD
Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology
ARC Round Rock, ARC Medical Plaza SpecialtyARC Wilson Parke


Caroline A. Camosy, MD
Board Certified in Pediatrics
ARC Southwest


Matthew Driscoll, MD
Board Certified in Orthopedics
ARC Medical Park Tower Orthopedics, ARC Now (Cedar Park), ARC Round Rock, ARC South 1st Specialty & PediatricsARC Kyle Plum Creek


Adriana A. Pratt, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
ARC Bee Cave


Knema P. Rezaei Bazzazidad, MD
Board Certified in Pediatrics
ARC Southwest


John “Caleb” Simmons, MD
Board Certified in Otolaryngology
ARC South 1st Specialty & Pediatrics



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, it now provides health care to 525,000 area residents in 28 locations in 12 cities and three counties, including both primary and specialty care. ARC 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, 24/7 online appointment and phone scheduling, telemedicine visits, ARC MyChart patient portal, after hours clinics, and nursing services through the night. Most ARC clinics also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some clinics offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and Healthiness programs. For more information, visit www.austinregionalclinic.com


Lynda Shanblum
Austin Regional Clinic


For appointments, call 512-ARC-INFO (512-272-4636)


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