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.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Attention Medicaid recipients: It’s time to renew! Look for notices from HHSC in YELLOW envelopes that say "ACTION REQUIRED" in RED lettering, or sent electronically to members who signed up for electronic notices.
Complete and return renewal packets and requests for information on time. Contact HHSC to report any changes (such as contact information, pregnancy, or household changes) as soon as possible.
No longer qualified for Medicaid?
Children: Most kids can still be covered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program / CHIP. For details, check your Medicaid notice or call 800-964-2777.
Adults: Adults may be able to get financial assistance to pay for a health insurance plan through the health insurance Marketplace. To apply, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.
Update your information at YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1 and select option 2.
Si no responde a las solicitudes de renovación o de información de la HHSC, podría perder su cobertura.
Atención beneficiarios de Medicaid: ¡Es momento de renovar sus beneficios! Esté atento a los avisos de renovación enviados por correo postal en sobres AMARILLOS que dicen “ACCIÓN REQUERIDA” en rojo, o por correo electrónico a quienes se inscribieron para recibir avisos electrónicos.
Llene y envíe los paquetes de renovación y las solicitudes de información a tiempo. Comuníquese con la HHSC para reportar cualquier cambio (como información de contacto, si hay un embarazo y cambios en el hogar) lo antes posible.
¿No califica más para Medicaid?
Niños: La mayoría de los niños todavía pueden obtener cobertura a través del Programa de seguro médico para niños/CHIP. Para obtener más detalles, consulte su aviso de Medicaid o llame al 800-964-2777.
Adultos: Los adultos pueden obtener cobertura del Mercado de seguros médicos. Visite www.healthcare.gov o llame al 800-318-2596.
Actualice su información en YourTexasBenefits.com o llame al 2-1-1 y seleccione la opción 2.
Helping you get back control of your hormones
Endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system, a complex group of glands. The endocrine system produces and releases hormones that influence or control a wide range of physiological activities like respiration, metabolism, mood, growth, and development.
ARC endocrinologist Dr. Maya Bledsoe will work with you to explore the hormonal imbalances that may be affecting your health. Dr. Bledsoe specializes in four specific endocrine system areas; male and female reproductive and infertility problems, thyroid and parathyroid disorders & diseases, and hormonal disorders.
Dr. Bledsoe works with the ARC staff to coordinate your care and provide the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options available to address your healthcare needs.
Same-Day appointments available 7 days a week, including nights and holidays.
Thyroid care includes the treatment and management of parathyroid disorders affecting the endocrine system.
ARC offers care and treatment for conditions affecting the pituitary gland.
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.
Thyroid care includes the treatment and management of thyroid disorders affecting the endocrine system.
Calcium disorders include osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, and other calcium-related conditions.
Some factors like age, chronic diseases, and abnormalities can affect how a woman ovulates, gets pregnant, or gives birth to a baby.
Female disorders can cause infertility, a reproductive system problem that affects the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the person's system.
Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that commonly causes the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).
Growth hormone conditions can cause abnormalities that affect a person's stature, hormones, or genetics.
Hashimoto thyroiditis is the most common type of thyroiditis problem. It may also be called chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.
Hormonal imbalances are caused by having too little or too much of a hormone in your body.
Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid gland (found in your neck) is too active. An overactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. This makes your metabolism work at a faster rate.
Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid disorder. It means your thyroid gland (found in your neck) is not active enough. Its job is to make thyroid hormones. If the gland is underactive, it may not make enough thyroid hormone.
Male infertility may be due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Injuries, chronic illnesses, lifestyle choices, and other factors can cause male infertility.
Menorrhagia is heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. It can be related to a number of conditions, including problems with the uterus, hormone problems, or other conditions.
Ovarian dysfunction is a condition in which the ovaries stop working and menstrual periods stop before age 40. This can cause fertility problems and symptoms of menopause.
Hyperparathyroidism, or parathyroid disease, occurs when one or more of your parathyroid glands are overactive.
The most important role of progesterone is to get your uterus ready so it can receive, implant, and support a fertilized egg during pregnancy. Progesterone imbalances can affect your ability to become pregnant.
Endocrine disorders can be caused by improper function of the glands that secrete hormones, the receptors that respond to hormones, and the organs that are directly impacted by hormones.
Thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. It can also lead to other issues that may need to be treated by a doctor.
Changes in the thyroid gland are often easy to see and feel. Lumps or bumps, called nodules, are common. Most of them are not cancer (benign) but may have to be treated by a doctor.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that can be obtained through supplements, food, or sunlight. Vitamin D supplementation is the main treatment for deficiency issues.
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 Press Ganey to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Press Ganey 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.