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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

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

Awards and publications

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

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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 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 1 month 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 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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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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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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Kind, courtesy and professional. Patience and explained in lay terms.
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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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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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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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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 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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DR Hayes and all office staff I dealt with were extremely pleasant and helpful!!!
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Very good visit! Dr Arnold answered all questions and covered all areas of concern. We look forward to a good relationship with Dr Arnold and believe he will be a kind and thoughtful Doctor in his caring for our family.
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I knew one procedure was necessary and a second one was advised. Both procedures were explained thoroughly. And my appt is scheduled for next week!! Definitely in a timely fashion. After meeting with Dr Arnold, I have no anxieties or apprehensions.And while not looking forward to a Colonoscopy, I'm not nervous and know I will be pain free, very important.
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Best doctor I have ever been to in my entire life. Also staff is the best and very friendly and helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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outstanding
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Dr. Arnolds cares about his patients well-being. He explains whatever medical condition you have and he follows up with you until you are feeling better . Great atmosphere. Great Doctor. I would recommend Dr. Arnold to everyone.
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Excellent. Staff was friendly and caring. Dr. Arnold was attentive and engaged. Was nice to treated with concern for my well being.
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Dr Arnold is compassionate, caring and delivers a quality service. Wish I could say the same about most of the other doctors that my wife and I see.
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It was a great visit. He was a good listener & gave me excellent advice.
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Dr. Arnold is a true, caring physician with a bedside manner to match. All office personnel are very professional, helpful and knowledgeable about their respective jobs. Highly recommend Dr. Arnold.
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As always outstanding.
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Dr. Arnold was the first gastro I've seen who actually seemed to take my input seriously. I have quite a few admittedly rare and difficult diagnoses, but Dr. Arnold had experience with several of them, and said he would research theother to try to get my symptoms under control. It's refreshing to have a doctor willing to work with you, even when you're a difficult patient to treat.
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I would recomend Dr Hays Aronld to anyone. My father saw him as a patient and I was extremly satisified, So when my Doctor referrred me to him, I did it without hesitation. Thank you, to your staff also they are extremly kind and coureteous.
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Dr. Arnold is the most impressive physician that I have ever encountered! In addition to his acumen, he is one of those very rare people with a passion for excellence - he has an absolute commitment to providing the highest possiblecare for his patients. He takes whatever time is necessary to deliver the messages that resonate with his patients. There is not a doubt in my mind that whatever issue I may have he will make the best efforts possible to resolve it. In addition, his team is also superb, from the front desk to the nurses. My appointment was for 9:45 am and the staff person came for me at exactly that time. Dr. Arnold's patients can consider themselves truly blessed! Paul A.
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I was very pleased with Dr. Arnold, he was warm and friendly plus informative. I came by transportation and arrived very early so I can't give an accurate wait time. I might add when I was leaving one of the girlsemailed a transportation system not even looking at my papers and emailed (I assume) the wrong place, after waiting one hour I called my transportation people and they never received an email so they finally sent one of the proper drivers to pick me up
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