Living St Luke's Legacy

With St. Luke as an inspiration, the Seton Community Health Clinics invite all specialty physicians of Central Texas to join the St. Luke's Physician Network, an association of specialists who support Seton's efforts to care for the poor and vulnerable in the community. Seton McCarthy, Seton Topfer and Seton Kozmetsky clinics provide primary care services for these patients, but depend on the generosity of St. Luke's physicians for specialty services.

The Seton Clinics care for adults and children at the 100% to 250% poverty level who are uninsured or who have Medicaid or Medicare. The patients who are completely unfunded constitute the Seton Care Plus patients and account for approximately 12,000 patient visits per year or 1/3 of total clinic visits. True to the heart of Austin, Seton Care Plus members include approximately 1,000 local uninsured musicians through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, a gracious group that willingly gives back of their talent to help in the clinics' fundraising efforts.

The St. Luke's Network currently includes greater than 150 physicians, allowing patients to receive prompt specialty attention, decreasing emergency room visits and thus hospital costs. Physicians from all specialties are still needed, but currently there are three critical specialties without any physician representation: Rheumatology, Orthopedics, & Nephrology. Most Network physicians elect to see 1-4 patients per month and do so at a discount. Seton covers the cost of all labs and offers a significant discount on any necessary imaging and hospital-based services.

This Network is an honorable way to serve. The Seton clinics provide compassionate care within the guidelines of the Catholic Ethical Directives and offer a wide range of services. They are enthusiastic about supporting the Seton mission and constantly seek to infuse spiritual support into their work environment. Please consider joining this vital effort.

For more information contact Jackie Kerr, MD, MPH at (512) 826-0519 or To join, please return the attached application form.

Called by Name

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work… Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 12

As the Catholic Healthcare Guild, we hope to affect a new sense of cooperation between the various specialties that comprise the health care system.

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Feed My Sheep: Annie's Way

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Here I am, Lord

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Hope for Infertility through Science

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Christian Medical Missions, Inc

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Primary care medical clinic, serving children and adults, located at St. William Church, Round Rock.

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