René Salazar, MD


Languages

Spanish


Education

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MD


Residency/Fellowship

Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship, Latino Health Disparities, University of California, San Francisco

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

René Salazar, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician in UT Health Austin’s Primary Care Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Salazar is a professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Medical Education and the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity for the Dell Medical School Department of Medical Education.

Dr. Salazar earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed both an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco as well as a research fellowship focusing on Latino health disparities that was supported by the University of California, San Francisco Division of General Internal Medicine and Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He was a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he maintained a busy clinical practice for over a decade.

Dr. Salazar has over ten years of experience supporting diversity and promoting an inclusive climate. As the chair of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine’s Residency Diversity Committee and the Director of Diversity for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, he led efforts to recruit diverse residents and clinical fellows. While at University of California, San Francisco, he helped develop a campus-wide unconscious bias educational initiative to increase awareness and provide skills to address unconscious bias among faculty, staff, students, and trainees. He has presented his work at national meetings, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. His work has also been featured on National Public Radio (NPR).

Specializations

  • Primary care for adults

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics | Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network - All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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