Dr. Hays Arnold, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Arnold
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

12850 Toepperwein Rd Live Oak, TX 78233

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(210) 614-1234

Dr. Hays Arnold, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Live Oak, TX and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Arnold has more experience with Anal & Rectal Surgery, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arnold to book an appointment.


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Dr. Arnold accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
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Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
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Tricare
TriCare for Life
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United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Arnold performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Dysphagia more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Esophageal Diseases more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Nausea more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Arnold's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Arnold's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arnold

4.9

Based on 108 ratings

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1 Star
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  • Listened & answered questions (91)
  • Explained conditions well (90)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (90)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Outstanding doctor and staff. Wait time was almost instant so nice not to have to sit and wait what seems like hours from others. He was so very nice and took his time to really listen to my problem and provide solutions. He did not rush me in-and-out. How did I get so lucky to get such a caring doctor. You will be so pleased with him if you get him to be your doctor. Other doctors could learn from him. They even called to check on me in ref to the meds I was taking. Such caring individuals. I was so happy with the doctor and his staff.
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Jun 21, 2020
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Very good experience,everyone is efficient,friendly and helpful.
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Jun 21, 2020
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Dr Arnold and his staff were absolutely wonderful. Dr Arnold was very thorough and showed a lot of empathy. He helped me with a banding procedure that was quick, painless and effective in resolving my issue. Unlike most doctors, he also cared about what I could afford, which I appreciated very much. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Arnold and highly recommend his help for anyone who has GI issues. His office staff was also very efficient and treated me with kindness and respect. Thanks to the doctor and his staff for doing such a great job and please keep up your exemplary work in this dysfunctional healthcare system!
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Sunil S., Austin TX, 06/19/2019 – Jun 20, 2020
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Dr Arnold & staff answered all my questions & followed up with my family caregiver regarding the procedures.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert Whitaker – Jun 19, 2020
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It was different. But it was a good visit. Would have liked a person to person. But everything was great
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr Arnold and staff were great! I’m very pleased with my recent experience at GC and would definitely recommend Dr Arnold.
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Margaret C – Jun 18, 2020
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have worked with Dr. Arnold for many years. He is the only GI Doctor I would have. His staff carrys out the same Professioal but friendly attitude. Felt very protected from Covid while in clinic. Follow up was very Prompt. I have recommended Dr. Arnold to friends and family.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary McKenna – Jun 18, 2020
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On 15 June I went to Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio for an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. Dr. Hays Arnold was my physician for the procedure. He and his staff were outstanding during the procedure. The nursing staff was attentive and friendly during the pre-procedure preparations reviewing my medical history, telling me what to expect and answering questions: and the technicians assisting Dr. Arnold during the procedure put me at ease. Both the anesthesiologist and Dr. Arnold met with me beforehand, told me how the procedure would go and answered my questions. Everything went well, and when I was awake they called my wife and told her she could pick me up. I had no discomfort following the procedures. The worst part of a colonoscopy is the bowel prep but the product Dr. Arnold prescribed was "Suprep." It is so much easier to tolerate than "GoLightly" which I have had to use before. When it's time for your colonoscopy, go to Dr. Arnold and Gastroenterology Consultants of SA.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeff H. – Jun 17, 2020
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Had a recent online appointment with Dr. Arnold and the entire experience was very efficient and friendly. Dr Arnold took the time to discuss my issues and he was wonderful as always. Appointment was easy to schedule and the phone conversation was on time no waiting. Absolutely love this man and the staff at this facility especially Holly! Thanks again for all that you do!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda M – Jun 17, 2020
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My visit with Dr. ARNOLD WENT.VERY WELL. DR ARNOLD ADDRESSED ALL OF MY CONCERNS,
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carolyn Butler – Jun 17, 2020
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I was 8 years overdue for a Colonoscopy based on unreasonable fear. Dr. Arnold and staff are awesome! Friendly, caring and understanding. The whole experience was comfortable and I felt foolish for avoiding it for so long. My wife is a patient also and we both highly recommend Dr. Arnold.
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Kevin – Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. Arnold answered all of my questions and told me exactly what he wanted to do. Great Dr.
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Billy Kiolbassa – Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. Arnold was very friendly and professional. Considerate and reassuring that the procedure would go very smoothly. I would highly recommend this doctor.
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dennis caballero – Jun 17, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Arnold, especially for veterans. Dr. Arnold is an excellent doctor with a valuable background serving in the United States Army as a combat field medical officer overseas.
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Great friendly place they go above and beyond.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jun 17, 2020
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My wife recommended Dr. Arnold after she had him perform a colonoscopy a couple of years ago. I have been using the military/VA for past exams but based on her comments I decided to try Gastro Consultants since it was much more conveniently located. From the day I scheduled the appointment throughout the entire process everything went smoothly and efficiently and the people were fantastic. COVID caused a delay but as soon as it was safe to re-open I was scheduled and went in for the procedure. I showed up for my appt and within minutes I was being prepped. The nurses, Dr. Arnold, the anesthesia doc - everyone - made sure I knew they would take good care of me and they did. A little less than 2 hours after I arrived I was back in my car heading home. No issues, no problems, no drama. A few days after the procedure I received a message from Dr. Arnold giving me the results and a recommendation for if/when I should schedule another one in the future. Highly recommend Dr. Arnold!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brian – Jun 17, 2020
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Excellent experience. Dr Arnold d staff did a superb job in admitting me, taking care of me and explaining everything along the way. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brian Bastow – Jun 17, 2020
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My appointment was for a procedure with Dr. Arnold. The employees, both clinical and non—Clinical, were very polite and helpful. Dr. Arnold was very thorough In explaining the procedure and sitting with me after the procedure to provide me his findings. I would definitely recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Cindy S. – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr. Arnold and staff were friendly and professional. They listened and provided the necessary care as needed. Very thorough and explains things in a consistent/understandable manner. Would recommend without a doubt!!
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Mike W. – Jun 05, 2020
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Great tell visit with Dr Arnold. Wanted to review some GI issues to pit my mind at ease and helped give some direction to avoid high fodmap Food/ingredients. Will continue to see him if I have further issues.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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About Me

Dr. Arnold is most passionate about teaching others, whether he's instructing his patients about their health care choices or encouraging a medical student during challenging situations. Early on, Dr. Arnold gravitated toward medicine, even though he had an appointment to attend West Point and recruitments to play football. He most looked forward to being able to help and teach those around him.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2006
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Brooke Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Princeton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio12850 Toepperwein Rd Live Oak, TX 78233
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio306 W Sunset Rd San Antonio, TX 78209
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Northeast Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX