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:

    Prescription Medication / Rx Refill

    My health is very important and y’all have helped the best way possible!

    Routine Pregnancy / Prenatal Appointment

    Friendly, compassionate, knowledgeable,

    Gynecological Problem Visit

    she was very kind and gentle and understanding and thorough! excellent experience

    Treatment / Procedure

    Lightning fast appointment in and out, yet received amazing care.

    Annual Exam

    She is prompt, and kind and gives helpful information

    Office Visit / Follow-up

    Did not wait long, Dana listened and trusted what I was telling her, and gave me some good pointers about my vacation/sun exposure/meds!

    Treatment / Procedure

    Dr. Wicker is a great listener! She listens and then provides excellent guidance for solving complicated relationship and physical issues. Wonderful person and physician!

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dana always takes her time. She listens. Shes patient. Love Dana! Appreciate that she listens and always grinds a way to solve a problem.

    Annual Exam

    I find Dr. Shepherd to be very personable.

    Annual Exam

    Dr. Shepard is a great partner, provides thoughtful guidance, and listens openly to my concerns.