Providing Obstetrics and Gynecological Services to the women of Austin since 1999.

Seton Health Alliance/Aetna Whole Health Notice
Dear Patients with Seton Only Benefits, 

We are writing to inform you that we have received notification from Seton Health Alliance/Aetna Whole Health that our request to participate in their network in 2017 has been declined. Seton Health Alliance/Aetna Whole Health stated that our request was declined because of a "lack of network need". In consideration of their decision we will no longer provide services at Seton Southwest Hospital effective February 6, 2017 and will also resign our contract with Seton Health Plan for Seton Employees.

We value our relationship with you and would like to continue to meet your gynecology needs. If you would like to voice your concerns we recommend speaking with your human resources department, Aetna, or Seton Health Alliance. I am sorry that I am unable to provide a specific person for you to contact.

We have established excellent visit fees for you, our established patients. We would love to continue to see you for your annual and routine care! Please note that Seton Health Alliance/Aetna Whole Health has advised that you may do so, but our office visit charges would be treated as out of network. The out of network fee for a routine annual, problem and MA visit are listed below. For services other than basic labs provided in the clinic, you would be referred to in network lab, radiology and surgery providers if needed.

We regret any confusion that this process has caused. Feel free to email our practice administrator, Dena Merrill at with any questions.

Thank you for the trust you have placed in us. We wish you continued health and hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards,

The Physicians and Staff of Hill Country Ob/Gyn

Established Patient Annual $150.00
Visit, urinalysis and UPT (Urine Pregnancy Test) if needed.

Established Problem Visit $125.00
Visit, urinalysis and UPT if needed

MA only (UTI, BP Checks, etc.) $35.00
Visit, urinalysis and UPT if needed
Meet the Docs
Our next Meet the Docs panel is Wednesday, March 22 at St. David's South Austin Medical Center from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This event is an opportunity to meet our doctors and learn about the amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience at St. David's SAMC. Also includes a tour to see the Labor and Delivery unit.

Wednesday, March 22

Meet the Docs Registration
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by emailing

Giving Back to the Community
We are so blessed here at HCOBGYN so we have decided to make 2017 the year of giving back!  We have some exciting things in the works to give back to our community and would love your help! Stay tuned to our website, Facebook page and future newsletters for updates!

As part of our commitment to giving back, we are hosting a toiletry drive for SAFE. Please join us in collecting these essentials that we often take for granted. Below is just an example of items needed. SAFE helps children, teens and adults. 
  • Q-Tips
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Tampons
  • Maxi-Pads
  • Panty Liners
  • Deordorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Hairspray
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail Files
  • Lotion 
Stop by the Brodie Lane location to drop off your donation.
Introducing Our New Physician
Leah Mello, MD

We are pleased to announce that Leah Mello, MD has joined  our practice and will be seeing patients July 2017. 

Dr. Mello is originally from Oregon with a significant amount her adult life receiving education in Nevada. She and her husband moved to Texas for residency and fell in love with the warm Texas welcome they received. They believe Austin is the jewel of Texas and are excited to introduce their family to the people, landscape, and culture of Austin. She was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology by her love for women's health care. She has a special interest in obstetrics and minimally invasive surgery. In her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, hiking, biking, dining, theater, and attending cultural events.

University of Nevada School of Medicine, MD, 2013
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bachelor of Science Biology, 2009
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bachelor of Science Psychology, 2009

John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, OB/GYN, 2017

Board Eligible
Parent Education Classes at HCOBGYN
Hill Country Parent Education offers classes exclusively for patients of Hill Country OB/GYN. The classes are a fun way to get informed on what you need to know before the birth of your baby. Classes meet monthly and include Childbirth Preparation, Infant Care and Breastfeeding. Visit for more information. 

Here are the benefits of these classes:
  • Small class size - personalized experience
  • Respect for all types of birth plans - emphasis is on informed choices
  • Conveniently located at Brodie Lane office
  • Experienced instructors familiar with physicians of HCOBGYN and SMCSA
  • Comprehensive information given in a fun and relaxed atmosphere
  • Easy online registration
Childbirth Preparation Classes held Saturdays from 10am-4pm at the Hill Country Brodie Lane location:
January 21
February 18
March 18 
April 15 
May 20
June 17
P (512) 462-1936 | F (512) 394-9388

9805 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX 78748
7900 FM 1826
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78737