Welcome to River Place OB GYN

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River Place OB GYN, led by Dr. John Thoppil, is located in beautiful West Austin, Texas. This boutique practice has major league experience, leading-edge technology and a commitment to delivering the highest quality of individualized care to women throughout each stage of their lives.

Award-winning OB GYN Dr. John Thoppil, an Austin Monthly Top Doc for the third consecutive year, opened River Place OBGYN in 2013 with the goal of providing outstanding care – from wellness exams, weight management, birth control and full obstetric care, including high-risk pregnancies – along with unmatched personalized customer service.

From the spa-like atmosphere to among the shortest wait times in town, the culture at River Place OB GYN is one in which every patient is valued and knows it.

This year Texas-native and top-rated OB-GYN Dr. Rachel Shepherd joined the team. Dr. Thoppil and Dr. Shepherd pride themselves on staying up-to-date on the latest evidence-based treatment methods.

Dr. Thoppil and Dr. Shepherd are always accessible to patients and deliver most of their own patients. Don’t be surprised to find them personally calling you back with test results.

The team strives to build long-term relationships with patients and aim to make River Place OB/GYN your true medical home, which is why River Place providers are often considered as the Best OB GYN in Austin.

We started River Place Ob/Gyn in 2013 because we felt the community needed a more intimate feeling of high-quality women’s health practice. Our patients have been so supportive and we have grown to now have 3 locations. We felt like Pflugerville is such a special community and wanted to be the first full-time women’s health specialist in town. We opened in late 2018 and are so happy to be part of this amazing place.
We practice with one goal: providing outstanding care – from wellness exams, weight management, birth control, and full obstetric care, including high-risk pregnancies – along with unmatched personalized customer service.

From the spa-like atmosphere to among the shortest wait times in town, the culture at Pflugerville OB-GYN is one in which every patient is valued and knows it.

We primarily operate and deliver at nearby St Davids North Austin Medical Center, which offers a level 3 neonatal ICU and full-service women’s health.

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  • Rachel Shepherd

    MD
  • John Thoppil

    MD
  • Laura Terrebonne

    FNP
  • Dana Wicker

    WHNP

We Provide The Following Services

  • Obstetrics + Reproduction
  • Pregnancy Care and Delivery
  • Contraception
  • Ultrasound and Imaging
  • Gynecology + Wellness
  • Annual Exams
  • Menopause
  • Urogynecology

River Place OB GYN: Austin Office

  • Monday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday: 7:00AM - 1:00PM

River Place OB GYN: Pflugerville Office

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 7:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Friday: 7:00AM - 2:00PM

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    Patient Reviews

    Overall patient rating for River Place OB GYN:

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my questions

    Gynecological Problem Visit

    Kind, compassionate, answered all questions. She’s the best!

    Annual Exam

    She is calm and friendly and warm. She took her time with me and helped explain something I had questions about. I really appreciate who she is!

    Gynecological Problem Visit

    She is knows her stuff and always makes you feel heard!

    Prescription Medication / Rx Refill

    Dana and her staff listed to my concerns and problems and we cane up with a plan to battle my severe morning sickness. Dana is amazing

    OB Care

    She provides great care! I never feel rushed and I feel like she genuinely cares. I feel very satisfied with the care she provides :)

    Annual Exam

    The staff is always so lovely and professional, as well as Dr. Shepherd!

    Annual Exam

    Very great doctor. Love and caring doctor. Very friendly facility and staff.

    Follow-up

    Dr. S is awesome, super friendly and cares about her patients

    Annual Exam

    Wait time is always on track or very reasonable. Dr. Shepherd is knowledgeable, thorough and personable. Staff from front desk to clinical are wonderful. I have referred family as well.