Our Office COVID-19 Information

We are updating our guest and Covid-19 policies. 

  • No guests are allowed except for one guest during your ultrasound visit.
  • Children are not allowed in the office.
  • We require masks for all patients, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Failure to follow these policies could result in rescheduling your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.

Protecting your health, and the health of our staff and providers is a priority. We ask that if you are experiencing a fever of 100.4 plus or productive cough to call us at 512-425-3825, Option 3 so that we can determine the best way to meet your medical needs.


See our Childbirth Education Updates HERE.

St. David' Healthcare Visitation Policy Changes & COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

It’s been a year and a half since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Texas. As the virus continues to evolve, and COVID-19 continues to bear down on our community, we have remained steadfast in our resolve to combat it. Below are updates on some important and timely issues related to COVID-19 that we wanted to share with you.

Visitation Policy Changes
Due to a recent legislative mandate (Texas House Bill 2211), we are making changes to our visitation policy to comply with the new law. As of September 1, all patients will be allowed one visitor per day during visiting hours.
• Visiting hours are 5am-8pm
• Visitors must be 18 years of age or older
• Visitors must pass the entrance screening
• Visitors must wear a mask at all times
• Any patient seeking emergency care may have one visitor

One visitor may remain overnight for the following services or circumstances:
• Pediatrics under 18 years old
• NICU
• Laboring mothers
• Patient advocates for elderly, disabled or impaired patients
• Undergoing surgery or a procedure
• End-of-life care

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, physicians, colleagues and visitors. Universal masking remains in effect and additional PPE may be required. All visitors are required to comply with these policies.

Visitation may be denied if an attending physician determines in-person visitation with the patient may lead to the transmission of an infectious agent that poses a serious community health risk.

COVID-19 Vaccination Booster
After careful consideration of the latest medical data, the FDA recently authorized mRNA COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised people. A recommendation for the general population is expected soon. This measure is designed to further protect you from COVID-19 as immunity wanes with time and this virus continues to spread.

As a result, we are actively planning for hospital-based third dose vaccination clinics in late September or early October. These vaccinations will only be available to colleagues who have already received both prior doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Please remember to verify your vaccination status prior to September 15 through the HCA Healthcare COVID-19 immunization link.

A third shot is now available and recommended for those who are immunocompromised and, therefore, at greater risk of serious, prolonged illness. Immunocompromised colleagues are encouraged to speak with their physician about whether getting an additional dose is appropriate. This helpful link can identify the closest and most convenient location to receive the vaccine.

For now, booster shots are being advised for the mRNA vaccines only, which does not currently include the Johnson & Johnson shot. It is also recommended to receive the same vaccine administered during the prior two dose series.

For the thousands of St. David’s HealthCare colleagues who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, thank you for choosing to protect yourself and the people around you.
Moment of Silence

The Texas Hospital Association is encouraging hospitals throughout the state to observe “five minutes of silence” at noon on Friday, September 3, to honor those impacted by COVID-19. The observance hopes to shine light on the number of people who have died from COVID-19, on healthcare heroes – like you – who have bravely fought the pandemic, and on the importance of taking action to prevent further illness. We encourage you to participate in this time of reflection, honor and remembrance.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Our physicians are among the most trusted in Central Texas. The community has trusted us to care for them for decades, and now we’re asking them to trust us about the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to watch the below video that features several of our physicians talking about the COVID-19 vaccine, and join us in sharing it with friends and family.

Watch Video Here

Thank you for your tireless work to beat COVID-19. Together, we can move forward and end the pandemic.

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every stage & every age

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512-425-3825

located near Mopac & Parmer
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UT Women’s Athletic Program

Individualized care at
every stage & every age

New Patients Welcome!

512-425-3825

located near Mopac & Parmer
gynecologic consultant to the

UT Women’s Athletic Program

Natural Beginning Birth Center

Helpful Links

When surfing the web for information regarding women’s health issues, try to stay with reputable sites from respected sources. Try to avoid anecdotal sites where information is likely to be inaccurate or misleading.

Here are some of my favorites:

Pregnancy

These sites are fun and informative, covering topics such as conception, fetal development, childbirth methods, breastfeeding, and newborn care.

www.parentsplace.com

www.pregnancyguideonline.com

www.epregnancy.com

www.askdrsears.com
(Prominent pediatrician supportive of natural birth and attachment parenting)

www.hencigoer.com
(Prominent researcher of natural birthing data)

www.motherfriendly.org
(Coalition for Improving Maternity Services)

www.drugwatch.com/women/pregnancy/
(Facts about Pregnancy)

Childbirth

These sites provide information on childbirth techniques, local natural birthing classes, doulas, and birth plans.

Childbirth Techniques
Doulas in Austin
Birth Plan Guide

www.abcaus.org
(Any Baby Can – free childbirth classes)

www.ican-online.org
(I Can of Austin – International Cesarean Awareness Network)

Prematurity

www.handtohold.org/category/parents/
(See the hands reaching toward each other in support – Hand to Hold )

www.kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/nicu_caring.html
(When your baby’s in the NICU – Kidshealth)

www.storknet.com/cubbies/nicu/index.html
(StorkNet’s NICU Support Cubby)

www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/index_nicu.asp
(Parenting in the NICU – March of Dimes)

www.nicuparentsupport.org
(Parent Support Site)

Parenting

www.austinbabyonline.com
(natural parenting store that specializes in organic products)

www.attachmentparenting.org
(details on attachment parenting / cosleeping)

www.sensibleparenting.com
(Austin-based parenting classes)

www.earlyparenting.com
(Dr. Carrie Conte – Austin expert on the psychology of parenting)

www.abcaus.org
(Any Baby Can – free parenting classes)

Breastfeeding

http://www.llli.org
(La Leche League International with local support groups)

www.maternityandnursing.com
(“Special Addition” Austin store that specializes in breastfeeding equipment and education – see Classes)

www.mmbaustin.org
(Mother Milk Bank of Austin – one of the nation’s largest banks of human milk for use in neonatal ICU care)

Prenatal / Postnatal Exercise

www.yogayoga.com

www.strollerstrides.com
(see locations)

Surgical Resources

Endometrial Ablation

www.novasure.com

Birth Defects Prevention

The March of Dimes website is the best source for information on healthy pregnancies including prevention of birth defects and premature deliveries.

www.modimes.org

Menopause

The website of the North American Menopause Society, the leading scientific nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women’s health during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause.

www.menopause.org

This site is provided by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to offer information about hormone therapy and the Women’s Health Initiative.

www.estrogeninfo.com

Cancer

Visit the American Cancer Society website for comprehensive and latest information on all types of cancer.

www.cancer.org

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation has a great web site about women’s cancers.

www.wcn.org

General Women’s Health

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a great resource for all issues related to women’s health. Up-to-date information on medical issues as well as political, legal, and legislative initiatives.

www.acog.org

The website for the Harvard Women’s Health Watch covers a wide range of topics of particular interest to women including breast cancer, diet and nutrition, exercise, vitamins and supplements, and much more. I always learn a lot from this site.

www.health.harvard.edu

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www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html

Food Safety for Moms-to-Be

www.cfsan.fda.gov

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is the practice of:

Maansi Piparia

MD, FACOG

Rebecca Teng

MD, FACOG

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MD, FACOG

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