Seton Family of Doctors

Clay A. Cauthen, MA, MD

Transplant Cardiologist

Clay A. Cauthen, MA, MD Now Accepting New Patients
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Clay A. Cauthen, MA, MD

Transplant Cardiologist

Dr. Cauthen lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children. He is currently a transplant cardiologist at Seton Medical Park Tower. He sits on the curriculum committee for the Dell Medical School and volunteers as a clinical instructor at the Brackenridge University Medical Center.

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Seton Hospital Affiliation

Seton Medical Center Austin

Seton Medical Center Hays

Seton Medical Center Williamson

Seton Southwest Hospital

University Medical Center Brackenridge

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Provides Care Through

Seton Heart Institute

My Passion for Healthcare

There is a picture that I drew when I was in first grade of a doctor. It now hangs on my wall at home. It is a stereotypical picture of a physician with a head mirror and stethoscope. My mother framed it and gave it to me during my first year in medical school. She reminded me of what I wanted to be since I was a little boy. However, when I was a young adult I thought that I would be a scientist and a teacher. After doing research and teaching for years, I decided that I wanted to help people by combining teaching, science and human interaction. Thus, I became a doctor.

Services I Provide

  1. General Cardiology
  2. Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology
  3. Heart Imaging
  4. Cardiac Catheterization
  5. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Tests
  6. Echocardiography
  7. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Tenessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

  • Residency

    University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA

  • Fellowship

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • Board Certification

    ABIM/Cardiovascular Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine

My Clinical Focus

Dr. Cauthen has clinical interests in congestive heart failure, systolic heart failure, diastolic heart failure, advanced mechanical circulatory support (temporary and permanent), ventricular assist devices (VADs), heart transplantation, cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension, cardio-oncology, obesity related cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease and undifferentiated shortness of breath.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Heart Care with Seton

Our cardiologists get to know each patient by heart, and that means you can benefit from better care. Not only do we treat immediate heart health concerns, but we also provide access to additional support and resources that you and your family need to return to vibrant health.

Our board-certified cardiologists can diagnose and treat heart conditions ranging from high blood pressure and arrhythmia to heart failure. The Seton Heart Institute is known for offering some of the most advanced, comprehensive heart care in the area.

The Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Center is the only heart transplant center in Central Texas. In addition, Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas to have earned Joint Commission certification for its Destination Therapy Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program.

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