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:

    Mammogram

    All staff involved for this visit were friendly and considerate. The appointment was also efficient, starting on time and finishing quickly, without long waiting times. Annual exams and visits to the OB/GYN are never something a woman looks foward to but the last provider I saw before coming to this office was a complete nightmare. It was such a relief to find River Place as an office and Dana as a provider. She makes the appointment as comfortable as possible and I am appreciative for her approach. She is friendly and yet confident and knowledgeable.

    Follow-up Visit (Problem / Complication)

    I was highly satisfied, because Dr. Shepherd listened to my concerns, is very empathetic, her exam was extremely gentle, and she gave me relevant information regarding my concerns. She exceeded my expectations.

    IUD Insertion / Removal

    Dr. Rouhani was very clear, she explained everything that she was doing whole she was doing it. She was very comforting and easy to talk to.

    Birth Control Consultation

    Doctor and staff very down to earth and easy to speak with, comfortable setting.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    I got an appointment quickly, Dana listens well to my ramblings and treats me with respect.

    Birth Control Consultation

    good communication. She is a good communicator and makes you feel comfortable.

    Candidiasis / Yeast Infection

    The doctors and staff are incredible!

    Pap Smear

    Dr. Mahta is one of the best physician's I have ever had. She is super responsive to my needs and addresses all of my issues and concerns. I am always able to get in contact with her and always feel super supported with my heath needs. You can really tell she cares about the well being of her patients!

    Candidiasis / Yeast Infection

    Good service, amazing doctor, very professional care.

    Ultrasound

    Dr. Shepherd went over and above to give me peace of mind, and never minimized my concerns.