Austin Diagnostic Center
Austin Diagnostic Clinic, a multispecialty healthcare facility, opened its doors in Leander on March 3, becoming the city’s first new office in six years.
Austin Diagnostic Clinic, which is celebrating its 70th year this year, has ten facilities in Central Texas, including Leander, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Round Rock. CEO Bob Bush stated that founder Henry Renfert envisioned the Mayo Clinic of the South.
Dr. Paul Carothers sees patients in general medicine at ADC in Leander, while Dr. Jaclyn Marroquin sees patients in children. However, there are plans for more specialties at the Leander clinic location.
“Endocrinology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology are our goals here in Leander,” Bush explained. “Those specialties are not currently available in this market.”
ADC in Leander is housed in the same building as Austin Heart, a cardiac and vascular care provider, with other specialties on the way.
“We’re looking forward to being in Leander,” Bush remarked. “We’re bringing something to Leander that’s excellent for the neighbourhood, so folks don’t have to go far away to obtain decent treatment.”
Texas Unity Clinic
Unity Clinic of Texas, a nonprofit organisation, is under construction in Leander and is expected to operate in the autumn.
Unity Clinic of Texas helps low-income people of Williamson County and adjacent regions who are uninsured or underinsured with free medical treatment. The clinic tackles a variety of illnesses, including hypertension, diabetes, excessive cholesterol, ear infections, and others. Physician consultations and lab tests are free; nevertheless, medicine is the patient’s responsibility, according to board member Lakshmi Atkuri.
A core group of six physicians will rotate through the clinic. It is also a pool of numerous physicians who are willing to volunteer, according to Atkuri. All staff and physicians at Unity Clinic of Texas are volunteers in order to keep prices low.
For the time being, the clinic will only be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Later, the clinic’s hours will be extended to 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
Unity Clinic of Texas’s first and only site is in Leander. There are volunteer clinics in Austin and Round Rock, but none in Leander, according to Atkuri.
“People have been quite kind in giving to the cause, knowing that it would assist the health of so many uninsured,” she added.
A 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery, critical care capabilities, robotic services, and maternity and newborn services will be available at the 150,000-square-foot facility. The hospital will begin with 34 beds, with capacity for expansion, and will produce around 200 new full-time jobs.
The hospital is part of the St. David’s HealthCare medical complex in Leander’s third phase. The first and second phases comprised the construction of an emergency centre and a medical office building, both of which are now open.
St. David’s HealthCare has announced a $953 million investment in Central Texas healthcare facilities, which includes the Leander hospital.
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