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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)

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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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Excellent Dr. and very professional.
Less than 1 month ago
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Excellent doctor: patient, provides detailed explanation of procedure, excellent bedside manners, uses no pressure.
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been to lots of doctor's office and in my 78 years this was the best ever, i felt completely comfortable, pleasant person(DR) to talk with, I highly recommend Dr Arnold to anyone needed a GI doctor.
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Dr. Arnold takes the time to build a relationship with his patients and takes the time to thoroughly explain his diagnosis.
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Compassionate doctor who truly listens and responds to each question and concern. Takes the time necessary to explain his professional, medical opinion. Relieved and confident to be in his care.
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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Arnold. He is very genuine and shows how much he cares for his patients. Every staff member is knowledgeable and professional.
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Very thorough and caring. Made me feel very at ease. He did not rush me and took the time to answer me concerns.
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I love this doctor! Made me feel so comfortable, awesome personality, one of the best I have seen. I was anxious going in but felt great when I left the office. (Alice,S, age 79
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I was very happy with my appt. The front office and back office women were very friendly. Dr Arnold made me feel comfortable and listened very well to my concerns. It made me feel heard and not just a number
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Dr. Arnold patiently and explicitly told me all about my medication. I felt really relieved knowing all about PPI's.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was very impressed. he was attentive to my questions and concerns about upcoming test procedures. Not just the Dr. but all the staff members. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Arnold or Gastroenterlogy Consultants of SA to anyone.
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He's clearly very intelligent and cares about his patients. He's efficient and listened to my questions but didn't seem rushed. Hard to find in a doctor nowadays!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Arnold is very easy to talk to; I feel like he listens to what I'm saying and he takes the time to explain what he's looking for, what he's finding, and what comes next.
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I have been seeing Dr. Arnold for more then 15byears. He is an excellent dr very friendly and up to date with his medical knowledge. I would recommend Dr. Arnold to everyone.
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Dr. Hays is one of the most professional doctors that treats me! His bedside manner is impeccable!. He takes a personal interest in what you have to say and explains the medical information in a manner that you can understand. Unlikesome doctors, Dr Hays, takes the time needed to take care of the issues during your appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Hays!
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Caring and kind, knowledgeable and professional. Truly the best.
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Dr. Arnold was friendly, professional, and concerned. He answered my questions, gave me some good advice, and responded to a physical problem I presented. The visit was not rushed and I was entirely comfortable. Instead of disappearing whenthe visit ended (as most Dr.s do) he walked with me back to the reception area, held the door for me, and warned me about a small step up. That rates five stars in my book.
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I was very happy with the the service
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I've been with Dr. Arnold for many years. He is the most sincere and caring doctor I have ever had. He is honest and frank, but compassionate and kind. I will continue to see him and hope that he practices for many years to come.
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As always, excellent!
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Dr. Arnold was very attentive and explained things very clearly seem to be quite patient this was my first visit with him
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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 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. 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 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 6 months 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 6 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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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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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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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 6 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 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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