The friendly staff at Austin Gastroenterology welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. If you have any questions about our GI services, call the office you normally visit.
New Patients: Call Our Appointment Line
New patients can call to schedule an appointment at a number below or you can request an appointment online (this form is independent of our patient portal). You are considered a new patient if this will your first visit with us, or if it has been more than 3 years since you have seen an Austin Gastro physician.
(Cedar Park, Georgetown, Northwest/Shoal Creek, Round Rock – all 3)
(Bailey Square, Manor, St. David’s Plaza, Westlake)
(Bastrop, Dripping Springs, James Casey, Kyle, Lakeway, Marble Falls, River Place, Southwest Medical Village)
Existing Patients: Request an Appointment Online
Existing patients can call to schedule an appointment at a number below or use our patient portal to request an appointment online. To do so, you'll need to create an account and log in. After you make a request, we'll contact you to confirm your appointment.
Visit the AG Patient Portal to schedule your appointment. If you need assistance with our patient portal please call 512-579-2656 or email PortalManager@austingastro.com.
Phone: (512) 420-0186
Fax: (512) 420-0397
In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call emergency medical services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Austin Gastroenterology and they will contact us.
If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our doctors after our regular hours, please call the office you normally visit. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.
At Austin Gastroenterology, we accept Medicare and most major insurance plans (see list below). Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office to find out if we accept your plan. We also accept private-pay (or self-pay) patients.
- ARIA/Physicians Health Choice
- BCBS Par Plan
- BCBS PPO
- BCBS HMO Blue
- Cigna PPO
- Cigna HMO
- First Health
- Great West
- Humana ChoiceCare
- Humana PPO
- Humana HMO
- Seton Health Plan
- Seton Physician Health Network
- Texas True Choice
- MEGA Life
- Health Payors
- Beech Street
- Traditional Medicare
- Traditional Medicaid
Office Visits: If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Endoscopy Center: You'll be advised of any facility fees, deductibles, or coinsurance payments. These payments are collected prior to procedures at our endoscopy centers.
- For PPOs, the Center will collect any outstanding deductibles plus the co-insurance for each procedure.
- For HMOs there will be no facility fee collected unless otherwise stated in your policy.
Billing: If you have a question related to your bill or insurance, please contact our billing specialists at (512) 420-0186.
Enacted in 2001, Texas Senate Bill 1467 allows many persons age 50 or older to receive a free screening for the detection of colorectal cancer. Individuals whose insurance plan covers this benefit may choose:
- A fecal occult blood test performed annually and a diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy performed every five (5) years, or
- A screening colonoscopy performed every 10 years.
Senate Bill 1467 does not cover patients with ERISA plans, Medicare, Medicare+Choice, Medicaid, workers’ compensation products, or small employer plans written under Chapter 26 of the Texas Insurance Code. Contact your insurance provider to see if you’re eligible for this free screening.
If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit.
Please notify us within 24 hours of an office visit or 48 hours of a procedure if you need to cancel your appointment. Otherwise a fee of $25 or $50 will be applied to your account, and the charge must be paid prior to your next appointment.
Prescriptions and refills for established patients of Austin Gastroenterology are routinely issued during our regular office hours (see above). You can make your request in one of three ways:
- Call the AG office you normally visit
- Log in and send request through the patient portal
- Call your pharmacy
No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.
“The entire staff was pleasant, professional and efficient. I was so nervous and everyone, from the check-in staff to nurses and techs to the anesthesiologist and finally Dr Reddy simply made the whole experience so comfortable. Highly recommend these fine folks.”Read Testimonials