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Dr. Hays Arnold III, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Arnold, a former Lieutenant Colonel who served in the US Army for more than 11 years, joined our practice in July 2010. Dr. Arnold is skilled in all areas of gastroenterology procedures, with special expertise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GERD. Describing himself as nationalistic, or someone whose pride in his country moves him to action, Dr. Arnold was stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center, serving most recently as Chief of Clinical Services in the Gastroenterology Division. He was deployed in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 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. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in his children’s sporting activities and tackling home renovation projects. Dr. Arnold is married and has 4 children.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northeast Baptist Hospital
  • Northeast Methodist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Florida, Doctor of Medicine
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Princeton University (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP) Fellow American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699765461

Office locations

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

12850 Toepperwein Road

Live Oak, TX 78233

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I may have to wait, however in my experience he gives the same time that is needed to each patient. He has your undivided attention during your appointment. He is a great doctor and I have no problems waiting if I need to.
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The wait time was long,but knowing that Dr. Arnold treats all patients will extreme care and profession, I did not mind the wait.
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Dr. Arnold truly cares about his patients. Our daughter was sick for over 6 years with various GI issues and after our first meeting with him, he came up with a game plan. Today, she is completely healthy and feeling great!
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Dr Hays is an extreamly kind hearted doctor. His bedside manor is amazing- he answered all my questions and helped me understand my upcoming procedures. He is very intelligent and is one of the best doctors I’ve seen. He is verycompassionate and makes you feel so comfortable. Thank you doctor- you are one of a kind!! I highly recommend Dr Hays.
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Dr. Hays Arnold is one of the best Dr.'s I see.I have recommended to a lot of friends and the love him just like I do !
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Hays is the best. Hands down.
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I highly recommend Dr. Arnold, I always feel comfortable and at ease every time I go see him. I’ve actually received phone calls from him and asked how I was doing after having a procedure. His staff of nurses are thebest, very friendly and always helpful as well. I would not change my Gastroenterologist. Thank you Dr. Arnold and staff for all y’all do.
Less than 1 month ago
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I would recommend him as he listened to my concerns and was interested in my health problems. Kudos to all the staff from the check in at the front desk to the end of my appointment. I was very impressed! Thank you!
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Dr Arnold was very kind and explained my test results in a manner easily understood. He was focused, professional and made me feel at ease.
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Dr. Arnold is an unique doctor who shows empathy toward his patients. He is kind and gentle and knows how to relieve a patient's anxiety. He takes time to explain his diagnosis, which is important. He's definitely a five star out of five in my humble opinion.
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Dr. Arnold exudes an air of genuine caring and concern. You cannot help but like him right away.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Arnold is very thorough and takes his time to get to know you as a patient. Listens to you and your complaints and doesn't just try to put a bandaid on the situation. I have Medicaid and the medicine heoriginally prescribed wasn't covered and he went through all the medicines to find out what would be covered to help me. He is a great doctor.
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Great Experience! The office was very clean and well staffed. Dr. Arnold was very attentive and thorough in his diagnosis. I'm grateful for his knowledge and expertise. Jack E.
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He is one of the most kindest , professional , caring Doctors Ive ever met .... He listens he does not just write a prescription and send you home ... Really does care ... would recommend him to everyone ... Respect and Integrity at its finest .....
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IT WAS EXCELLENT I WAS CALLED ON TIME AND DR. ARNOLD CAME IN A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE WHOLE STAFF IS EXCELLENT THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING
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I really enjoy my visits with Dr. Arnold. He makes me feel very comfortable and images it easy to discuss my health problems. He is very thorough and the most personable Dr. I have ever seen. I refer all of my friends and family to his office.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was very informative and gave me peace of mind. I just needed to to adjust my diet. I am a big believer of small snack bags. Thanks a million!!!
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Dr Hayes is awesome and would recommend him to my family and friends. He does not rush you. He takes the time to answer all your questions.
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I have quite a few doctors keeping me alive. At 75, I have used this body to the max. There is nothing left that anyone would like to receive via donation. Dr. Arnold is one of the finest doctors that I have met..
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I appreciate Doctor Arnold s pleasant and warm professional mannerisms. A real pleasure to be treated by such a doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs his services. ??????
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Don't like the wait but Dr. Arnold is amazing, wouldn't consider any other.
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The front desk staff were super friendly, the nurse was very nice, and Dr. Hays was amazing. Very laid back and friendly. Will definitely refer others to him. The wait til was a bit long, but it was a nice big waiting room with TV so it was OK.
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Polite and competent staff. Timely visit. Dr. Arnold is extremely efficient, and competent. Answered all my questions regarding previous procedure, outcome & medications. Recommended I contact him in 30 days regarding medication effectiveness. Extremely pleased with Dr. Arnold and highly recommend him as a physician.
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shows personal interest in me and my condition. very clear on path forward.
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He explained everything to me in detail. I would highly recommend him. I am so happy I found a Doctor like him. He is sincere and very caring.
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Dr,Arnold is always so helpful. He listens to your concerns and then makes a recommendation. He is never r in a rush and makes you feel as if you are his only appointmemt. I have recommended my sister and mother to Dr. Arnold and rhey feel rhe same way.
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Very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Arnold is just wonderful! He came highly recommended from my own patients and colleagues, and they were 100% right. So glad I made an appointment! He and his staff are just lovely!
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Dr. Arnold is FANTASTIC! He listened to my concerns and offered options for my care. I am also pleased with his staff services. I am very glad that I drove the 130 miles to see him. I planned to recommend Dr.Arnold to family, friends and who ever may asked .
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He's such an encouraging person, and an equally exceptional Doctor.
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He was kind, thoughtful, and respectful. He looked at everything I am doing and going through to asses my next steps. I am grateful for all of that forward thinking.
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He is wonderful. Take the time to address all of your concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Arnold has a great grasp of this patients symptoms. I would, will, happily recommend his delivery of information regarding my well being. Extremely approachable and easily understand the recommends he he made!! Thank you. Extremely helpful and pleasant professional staff.
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He was very nice and understanding and explained things very well it was a great experience
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Dr. Arnold and staff are very caring and professional. When Dr. Arnold gives you the results of your test or labs, he's very honest about the diagnosis but tells you in a very caring way. One of his staff, Kimberly, wasvery explanatory when giving instructions on a procedure I'll be having in the near future. I was very satisfied with all! :)
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Dr. Arnold is a highly competent and professional healer. He has been my personal issue physician and strategist for a number of years. I chose him because he is the best. He listens and gives great direction and counsel. I owea large portion of the quality of life I enjoy to his care. His clinic and staff are exceptional.
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He is a good doctor, very professional, he takes time to listen to his patients and to discuss remedies.
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Trust me he and his staff are the best in San antonio I highly recommended
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Dr. Arnold is very friendly and personable. He took the time to read the information in my file and ask questions to be sure of everything. He discussed the possible need for a procedure to rule out any problem that Imight have, but not be aware of.. We agreed on a change in my diet to see if my numbers improve. When we discuss the results of the re-test, we will decide what to do in my best interest. I did not feel like I was being pushed/rushed into anything. His "MA", Deborah is really nice, also. Very thorough and thoughtful.
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I was blown away! I have a lot of medical issues and I am fairly young and I'm a women. Most of the doctores I've had I've needed to push and force to get them to listen to me, and takeme seriously. I've had to fight doctors just to take blood and do labs to get the right diagnoses. Dr. Hays was amazing he listened to hear what I said, not to just have a response. He is a rare fined in this new age of treatment. Most Doctors just treat symptoms and don't get to the root cause of things. I feel like Dr Hays will continue to dig to get the right diagnosis!!
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A Wonderful caring Doctor who take time for his patients. He explained everything to me regard illness, testing and treatment. I wish all my doctor were like him.
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Kind, courtesy and professional. Patience and explained in lay terms.
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Visits are always handled professionally, timely, and beneficial. Dr Arnold always explains the procedures in a manner that you can understand and takes the necessary time to make his patients feel comfortable. I am blessed to have him for my doctor. Thank you Dr. Arnold Jeannette L
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Very good visit.
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Dr Arnold is a very caring and compassionate person. Very informative. I highly recommend Dr Arnold.
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Dr. Arnold is the best they come.
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Good location. Very beautiful office and treatment area Dr. Arnold is certainly the best G.I. doctor that could be found. Very knowledgeable and so easy to talk with and actually looks at you instead of the computer! Excellent military background and credentials.
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Dr. Hays was very professional and established a genuine caring doctor and patient rapport. He was thorough with his examination and assessment of previous data and information. He took ample time to explain findings, and what would be thecourse of action to follow. His staff was courteous and friendly from the receptionist to the lady that made the necessary further appointments. I highly recommend Dr. Hays.
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Dr. Hays Arnold is a great Doctor. He is thorough, proactive and takes time with his patience. The front desk workers are wonderful, professional and the office is well organized. I wish every doctors office ran as smooth as Dr. Arnold Hays and his workers!
More than 1 year ago
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Very down to earth professional, very personable, made me feel very comfortable and in good hands.
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