ARC Shareholders Honor Dr. Larry Kravitz with New Award

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Austin Regional Clinic creates new award for physicians

May 11, 2012. Austin Regional Clinic created and presented a new award at its bi-annual Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday, May 8.

The Dr. Larry Kravitz Award for Outstanding Service to ARC and the Community was given to Dr. Kravitz in a surprise presentation by Dr. James Merryman, President of the ARC Board.

The award recognizes exceptional service and leadership to both the organization and to the communities ARC serves, and beyond into the global community. It will be awarded annually to an ARC physician who demonstrates the award’s criteria.

Dr. Kravitz has an extensive background of both professional and community service, including

  • 32 years of practice in Family Medicine, 24 of those with Austin Regional Clinic
  • Nominee, Physician of the Year, Travis County Medical Society, 2011
  • Team physician for the Austin Toros Basketball and Texas Stars Hockey teams
  • Mentoring medical students from Baylor College of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Nurse Practitioner Program, and Texas Tech Nurse Practitioner Program. .
  • Mentoring Anderson High School (Austin) Robotics Team and University of Texas Biomedical Engineering Students in creating a unique knee brace to help osteoarthritis patients who have unsuccessfully tried other options  
  • Expert panelist for the Texas Medical Board

Dr. Kravitz is also a member of the Nitro Masters Swimming Team, placing in the top ten in two competitions in the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals.

“Austin Regional Clinic is extraordinarily fortunate to have Dr. Kravitz in our organization, “ said Dr. James Merryman. “He is recognized as one of the most respected and well-liked physicians by his colleagues and staff throughout ARC, and by his devoted and loyal patients. He continuously receives kudos from his patients, and has made tremendous contributions to the community. We’re delighted to recognize him and create this award in his honor.”

Read more about Dr. Larry Kravitz


Austin Regional Clinic – Austin Regional Clinic is a multispecialty medical group committed to providing comprehensive health care services throughout the greater Austin area. Founded by three physicians in 1980, it now provides healthcare to over 380,000 area residents with 18 locations in six cities, including both primary and specialty care. It is unique to the Austin area because of the widespread locations, convenient services and quality assurance programs. ARC patients enjoy such conveniences as same-day appointments, daytime urgent care, after hours care, and nursing services via telephone through the night. Most ARC clinics also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some clinics offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and weight loss programs. Patients can also request future or same-day appointments from the ARC web site. For more information, visit

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