FAQs

What is the PRACTICE TRANSITION?

After 30 years in Family Practice in Austin, Dr. Stavinoha stopped seeing patients on 8/15/2016. He and his wife, Susan, will pursue other professional and personal goals.


How were Dr. Stavinoha’s patients notified of the transition?

Patients seen since 8/1/2014 were sent the following notification letter:


Who will take the place of Dr. Stavinoha in his office?

Seton Family of Doctors is available to provide a comprehensive medical home to patients who continue to receive care at the same location.

As Dr. Stavinoha has had Seton privileges throughout his career, patients will enjoy continuing within the same community of hospital and specialty care.


Will my MEDICAL INSURANCE be accepted by Seton Family of Doctors?

Yes. Seton Family of Doctors accepts all medical insurances filed by Dr. Stavinoha.

Also, patients insured by Medicare are encouraged to receive their medical care at Seton Family of Doctors.


What about my MEDICAL RECORDS?

For patients continuing their care at the Jollyville location of Seton Family of Doctors, no transfer of medical records is necessary. At the patient’s request, his/her medical record from the practice of Dr. Stavinoha will be available to the Seton physician.

Dr. Stavinoha remains the custodian of all medical records of his patients. For those seeing physicians elsewhere, he is happy to provide copies of those records to recipients specified by the patient.

To request transfer of medical records, please click the link below. Each adult patient must consent with his/her own signature.

To pay for transfer of medical records, send a check for $25 made to William Stavinoha, MD to:

William Stavinoha, MD
7311 Stonewall Hill
San Antonio, TX 78256


Upon completion of request and payment for transfer of medical records, the patient’s entire medical record will be sent via the US Postal Service on computer disk (CD) within 15 days.

Since medical records may easily be transferred to another computer disk, patients often request their records sent to themselves, for distribution to physicians in the future.