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Cara Marie Govednik, MD
General Surgery
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Railroad Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan
Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | Texas Statewide PPO
Superior Health
Tricare
United Healthcare
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Oct 22, 2018, Cara Marie Govednik, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Residency: General Surgery, Tx A&M HSC Coll of Med, Temple, TX
  • Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery, Tx A&M HSC Coll of Med, Temple, TX
  • Medical School: Univ of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX
Certifications
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Reviews(10)
Overall: 4.71
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Sep 14, 2018
I was very disappointed with Dr G. I was dismissed when I asked questions and I didn\'t get a straight answer on why it was so important to have surgery right away. there were no other options talked about and I left with less information then what I came to the appointment with. I had to call my doctor friend back in MN to get answers to my questions. The whole experience with the surgeon and Baylor Scott and White had been a huge disappointment. I never got a call back from a nurse when I called multiple times, I was told to talk and ask questions to the surgeon but she was not helpful.
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Sep 11, 2018
not very personable, very cerebral almost to the point of arrogance
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Aug 31, 2018
made me feel at ease and comfortable very easy to talk to.
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Aug 7, 2018
I still can\'t believe how quickly I was able to get in to see the doctor. I felt as if I was some kind of VIP and received preferential treatment. Rather extraordinary!
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Aug 7, 2018
very satisfied
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Jul 11, 2018
Great Team!
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Jul 3, 2018
She has always been very kind and concerned about my care.
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Jun 1, 2018
Care provider showed great knowledge in her field and she concerned with my condition and in improving it.
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May 15, 2018
My only concern was that the doctor spent too much time (in my estimation) looking at the computer screen and not at me. It was a cancer diagnosis, which is scary. I realize computers are a major tool for medical personnel, but if a physician is telling me I need surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid, I want to think the doctor is talking to ME. In terms of medical skill and knowledge, I thought the doctor was excellent and I feel reassured she will take good care of me. But when sharing information that may be routine to her, but is anything but routine to the patient, please look at said patient when delivering the news.
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May 15, 2018
Dr. G was very thorough and answered my questions, with options. Also had a "student dr" who was very knowledgeable and courteous.
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