South Oaks Family Medicine
8517 FM 1826 Bldg 2
Austin, Texas 78737
Office Hours 7:30-5
On Call 24/7/365
new VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS
(You will need to schedule an appointment by calling the office. Then, enter your provider's waiting room by clicking below, or follow the instructions provided by your nurse.)
Geoff Cox, MD
Michael Russell, DO
Ashley Stiegler, MD
Sangita Rahman, MD
Pauline Martin, FNP-C
Jeri Belyea, PA
Covid-19 (coronavirus) Updates:
We have expanded our availability and are here for you!
To our beloved South Oaks Family:
Your healthcare needs continue despite the current Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We remain open and available for all established patients, and welcome new patient appointments to address your concerns. In our evolving efforts to deliver comprehensive compassionate care amid this ongoing pandemic, we would like to inform you and your families of the many options available to address your healthcare needs. To be specific, we will not turn away anyone who has a need or desire to be seen at this time and encourage you to maintain your routine medical appointments.
Our physicians and staff are observing all precautions and procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Austin Public Health Department to continue to be your medical home and reliable resource for your families in this time of need.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I still be seen for Annual Wellness Exams, Routine Office Visits and Follow-Up Appointments?
YES--We consider these exams to be essential. Your ongoing health and well being remains our top priority. For your safety, the interior of our office is reserved for those without any symptoms of, or exposure to Covid-19 (coronavirus).
We encourage you to continue your annual wellness exams, vaccinations and health screenings, in addition to appointments for chronic medical conditions such as, Diabetes, Hypertension, Depression, Anxiety, Acute/Chronic Pain and other medical concerns during this crisis, as is recommended by the CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We have implemented the following protocols to ensure your protection:
Can I still be seen if I’m feeling sick?
YES-- For these visits, you should remain in your car for what we call a Drive-By Encounter. It cannot be overstated that you share in the responsibility to help us ensure public safety. This means that those of you who are feeling ill, or who have potentially been exposed to infection, should not enter our office building. We will see you outside the building while you remain in your vehicles. After scheduling this type of appointment, you will call us when you arrive to check in by phone. You will then be seen in your vehicles by our nurses and providers, who will follow the appropriate precautions. Covid-19 (coronavirus) testing is available for those who meet the criteria as is determined by your provider.
Can I Schedule Telemedicine/Virtual Appointments:
YES--For those of you who are unable or unwilling to come in, or just wanting to avoid any and all unnecessary contacts, we are excited to offer Virtual, Digital, Electronic and Telemedicine office visits. You can consult with us using a real-time audio/visual interface accessible through one of the links below. Simply call the office and request a Telemedicince office visit. Our nurses will then contact you to collect information, check you in online, and walk you through the process. Please be aware that certain complaints may not be amenable to such encounters and may require an in person office visit. Our triage staff will consult with our physicians to determine what type of visit is right for you. Please call us for more information.
Thank you for you patience and understanding during these exceptional circumstances and hardships. We are grateful for your trust and honored to be your partner in health.
To help sew masks for healthcare workers:
Upon arrival, our goal will be for each patient to be given one of these CDC-approved masks that has been washed and in which a new barrier has been inserted.
Since 1995 we have offered comprehensive, compassionate health care for the entire family. We care for patients from infants to the elderly throughout the life cycle. Our approach to medicine is open-minded and evidence-based. Our entire goal is to improve the health of all of our patients. Usually we can accomplish this with healthy nutrition, regular exercise, plenty of water, compassionate support, relaxation techniques and the passage of time. Occasionally medications or other interventions are needed.
Dr. Cox and nurse Sally treat a patient during a "Drive-By appointment."
We moved in June 28, 2019. Here are some pictures of our new office: