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Dr. Rachel Shepherd, MD

OB-GYN

Austin, TX

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5.0
Recent reviews
very cozy lobby area. Dr Shepherd is very patient, kind and a good listener, have already scheduled my next visit withher.
very cozy lobby area. Dr Shepherd is very patient, kind and a good listener, have already scheduled my next visit with her.
Ling N. · April 18, 2019
Dr. Shepherd was amazing. I actually went to her for a second opinion and ended up liking her so much thatI’m going to switch over to her.
Dr. Shepherd was amazing. I actually went to her for a second opinion and ended up liking her so much that I’m going to switch over to her.
Heather P. · April 16, 2019

About Dr. Rachel Shepherd

Rachel Shepherd is a concerned and caring OB-GYN serving the community of Austin, TX. Dr. Shepherd obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio. She also completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University. Dr. Shepherd is a part of River Place OBGYN. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Texas Medical Association. She received Julie Baker splendid torch award, award for professionalism and humanism in women’s health, and excellence in teaching medical students award. . Dr. Shepherd is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. She takes her time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all her patients. She conducts her appointments with the personalized care and attention that she would expect for her own family

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Medicine
  • Brown University, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1568773166

Dr. Rachel Shepherd's office location

River Place OBGYN

6611 River Place Blvd, #202

Austin, TX 78730

Patient reviews for Dr. Rachel Shepherd

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Dr. Shepherd has a very gentle touch and walks you through everything she's doing. She has a calming and non-invasive bedside manner. She took the time to walk me through all of my options for birth control and talk to meabout how my age relates to my fertility and the risks involved in conceiving at my age. I've been looking for a doctor I can see and trust for a long time and I imagine Dr. Shepherd will be that person.
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Dr. Shepherd was very sweet and made me feel extremely comfortable. She was quick to make sure i was comfortable with the outcome of my apt and listened to all my concerns.
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Absolutely wonderful experience. Painless check in. I was seen promptly by extremely personable, knowledgeable, courteous, and professional staff.
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Doctor and staff very nice.
Less than 1 month ago
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Answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable.
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Good visit. Very thorough as always. She answered all of my questions.
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Complete the check in paper work online before the appointment if you can. That will be most of your waiting time. Staff is very professional and thorough
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Amazing! This was my first GYN appointment, and Dr. Shepherd answered all my questions patiently, was kind, and walked me through everything. I highly recommend Dr. Shepherd. It couldn't have been a better experience!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Shepherd took all the time I needed to explain and allow me to ask questions. The office staff and assistants were very kind too.
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I felt completely comfortable and really liked my visit.
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Very helpful, professional and caring
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I love Dr. Shepherd! Originally I sought out a male doctor because my experience with female doctors hasn’t been the best. I’ve found them to be very strong and “opinionated”. Dr. Shepherd is completely opposite. She’s genuinely sweet and empathetic.When it comes to making decisions about your body she doesn’t TELL you what to do, she asks and explains her reasoning which I really appreciate. This is the first pap-smear I’ve ever had that wasn’t uncomfortable. I’d recommend Dr. Shepherd to anyone with no hesitation.
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I’m glad I found Dr. Shepherd! She was very friendly and knowledgeable and didn’t make me feel rushed. She gladly looked over lab work I brought from previous providers to help me create an appropriate plan for my female health needs.
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The staff were so friendly and welcoming! Such a wonderful experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Shepherd is great and has a very nice and professional staff. I drive over an hour to go to River Place and it is definitely worth it!
Less than 6 months ago
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Great start with my new doctor. Everyone was wonderful!
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Professional, courteous and respectful to the needs of the patient. Highly recommended!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shepered was very kind and nice when I first visited the clinic. But it seems to me the hospital got busy and she does not have enough time to treat every patient with care.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shepherd war great, she took all the time tomorrow listen to my concerns, and explained to me everything I needed to know.
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Dr. Shepherd has a wonderful and calm manner. She listened attentively, took notes and addressed each concern above what I expected. She was professional but very warm. I feel so fortunate as a new resident to Austin that I found her and the wonderful staff at River Place ObGyn.
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Very pleased. In and out!
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Dr. Shepherd apologized for my wait. She and her nurse made me feel welcome, did not make me feel rushed and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and my concerns. I am very glad I found her and will definitely go back.
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She was awesome. Very warm and welcoming
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The doctor and her medical assistants were so awesome!!! They were fast, really made me feel comfortable, answered all my questions (even the silly ones) and she'll be my go to for any more lady stuff!
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Excellent! She was very very kind and reassuring. Highly recommend her!!
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She was amazing and actually sat down and chatted to me! She told me all the info i needed then asked if i had and questions which she answered as well! Lovely having Dr.Rachel Shepherd.
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I was very happy with my first appointment with Dr. Shepherd, the staff and the overall office experience itself.
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The office was efficient and welcoming. Dr. Shepherd was excellent, helpful, and I really feel she is an advocate for my health.
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She was very professional and talked me through every step of the way. She's really sweet and will answer all questions. She gives pros + cons for each treatment/birth control options. She even gave me a coupon for birth control. She'slooking out for your best interest! 10 out of 10 stars.
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She was direct, helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shepherd was unbelievably warm and kind. She took her time in explaining anything and everything I didn't understand and made sure that I was comfortable with all of the treatment plans and diagnoses. The office is very clean and modernand the receptionist is also very kind and professional. I am so happy to have found a doctor that I look forward to seeing!
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Dr. Shepherd was very comforting and sweet. She was easy to talk to, which made my exam quick and painless. She also was very informative and answered any questions that I had. I definitely recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shepherd is great! Very engaged in questions and helpful advice. I took my teenage daughter to see her too. Highly recommend her.
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Very nice and thorough staff throughout the whole process. Dr Shepherd was really great, friendly and took her time.
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Very friendly . Answered my questions
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I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Shepherd! She's amazing, super knowledgeable, always takes the time to answer all questions (no matter how uncomfortable they might be) and she's super professional. I always feel comfortable in heroffice and she provides me with great information and guidance. I would highly recommend Dr. Shepherd to anyone looking for an OB.
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Dr. Shepherd was very professional. Answered all my questions clearly and honestly. I would recommend this office, for sure!
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Dr. Shepherd works in a beautiful clean office and was willing to have a real conversation with me instead of trying to hurry the appointment along for the next patient. She is very smart and professional. I highly recommend this doctor!
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Very friendly and welcoming staff. Dr. Shepherd is relatable, caring, and kind. The office is clean, well-maintained, and nicely decorated! All in all, a very comforting experience for a young woman.
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I love Dr. Shepherd! She is very thorough and answered all of my questions. I will recommend her to all of my friends.
More than 1 year ago
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I love everyone at River Place OB GYN. Dr. Shepherd is amazing and personable. She makes you feel like the most important person in the room instead of just another patient. She's highly knowledgeable and invested in her patients and thecare she provides. Highly recommend her for anyone not completely impressed by their current care. River Place OB GYN is a great practice filled with caring professionals focused on providing the best patient care possible.
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Dr. Shepherd was a refreshing experience after visiting other doctors in the area. She listened patiently to my symptoms and then described an action plan that made sense. She also seemed very knowledgeable and calm. The office staff was courteous, and the office itself was clean and inviting.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, nice, doctor! I hate going to the doctor in general and she made me feel very comfortable and made sure any questions I had were answered. I highly recommend her. Also, bonus! A very nice office
More than 1 year ago
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She's so friendly and makes you really feel at ease. Love her
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Dr Rachel Shepherd was very personable and answered all my questions with knowledge. I would recommend her to any gal looking for a new Ob-gyn.
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Wonderful Bedside Manner and I felt very comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Shepherd to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shepherd is both professional and an excellent listener. She is thoughtful and asks relevant questions based upon your situation. She also has a calming presence which helps when at just about any Dr. as that is not always a placeone feels calm. I highly recommend her and will continue seeing her.
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Dr. Shepherd was amazing! I had a little anxiety going into the appointment but because of her professional and calm demeanor, all fears were put to rest. She educated me on my symptoms and pathology, offered various treatment options and wastruly kind and compassionate. What typically would have been a stressful appointment proved to be different and mostly due to Dr. Shepard. I would recommend her to anyone!! Thank you again, Dr. Shepherd. You're the best!
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