Austin Regional Clinic

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Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic

Howard Marcus

Howard R. Marcus, MD

Internal Medicine

4.6 of 5
(208) View Reviews
About our provider ratings

ARC Patient Feedback

Guide to ARC Patient Feedback and Ratings

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.

Who runs the survey?

ARC partnered with Binary Fountain to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Binary Fountain 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.

How do patients receive the survey?

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.

Do you post all positive and negative comments?

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.

What questions do we ask?

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.

  1. Rate how easy it was to make your appointment.
  2. Rate the helpfulness of the front-desk staff.
  3. Rate the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA).
  4. Did the doctor or NP/PA provide you with the care your expected?/li>
  5. How likely is it that you would refer a friend/family member to this doctor or NP/PA?
  6. Please let us know anything that you particularly liked or disliked about your experience with today’s office visit.
  7. If you would like to be contacted about your visit today, please provide your phone number.

Why don't all providers display a rating?

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.

Why can I only see comments from the last 90 days?

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.

Can anyone complete a survey or post a comment about a physician?

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.

How is patient information protected?

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.

Dr.  Marcus is an ARC Internal Medicine doctor who sees patients at ARC clinics as needed. ARC Float Physicians
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More Info

An inspiration in my decision to become a doctor came from our family's general practitioner when I was growing up, who demonstrated those traits of caring and skill that all physicians should emulate. I chose to become a primary care general internist because I value the long term relationships we have with our patients and their families as well as the everyday challenge of diagnosis and treatment of a vast variety of medical conditions.

Personal Summary

Dr. Marcus and his wife have six grandchildren who are a major focus of their lives. He enjoys taking his sailboat out on Lake Travis, taking an occasional trip to an interesting destination, and listening to classical music.

Services Offered

Professional Positions and Honors

  • Best Doctors in America®, 2017-18
  • "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2007-2015
  • "Top Doctors," (formerly Best Doctors), Austin Monthly, 2011, 2013 
  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Member, Texas Academy of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Chairman, Texas Alliance for Patient Access
  • Chairman, The Doctors Company Texas Policyholders’ Advisory Board
  • Executive Director, Medical Defense Political Action Committee
  • Consultant, Texas Medical Committee on Professional Liability
  • Consultant to Best Doctors, Inc, Boston, MA
  • Consultant to the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association
  • Patient’s Choice Award,, 2011
  • Advocate of the Year Award, Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, 2010
  • Texas Medical Liability Trust Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • Attending Physician of the Year, 1988-89, Central Texas Medical Foundation
  • United States Public Health Service Commendation Medal, 1974

Recommended Resources

Joined ARC



B.S., Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1967

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1971

Residency / Internship

University of Rochester Associated Hospitals Program, Rochester, NY,1976


Board Certified in Internal Medicine

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