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Valerie Kathleen Beard, PAC

Foot & Ankle Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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Assistant to Drs. Christian Royer and Babu Reddy Valerie Beard is a certified physician assistant licensed in the state of Texas. She has been in practice for 25 years, assisting in surgery and clinical evaluations, in several areas of Orthopedics. She works exclusively with Dr. Christian Royer and Dr. Veerabhadra Reddy who specialize in Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. She practices out of both our Baylor and Medical City offices. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science and her Physician Assistant Certificate from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas in 1985. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and a member of, both, The Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and The American Academy of Physician Assistants. As a Physician Assistant, Valerie can provide medical care that would otherwise be provided by physicians. For example, she can assist in surgery, perform history and physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests, perform minor surgery and prescribe medications.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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.
Background
Education
  • Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) (1984)
Certifications
  • Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Reviews(67)
Overall: 4.7*
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Sep 14, 2020
Valerie is the best, She takes time to make sure all my questions are answered. She is very professional.
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Sep 2, 2020
provided options of care
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Aug 28, 2020
Valerie listened and answered my questions. I appreciated being part of the treatment decision.
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Aug 20, 2020
To time toExplain everything and answered all questions and concerns.
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Aug 7, 2020
Great!
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Aug 2, 2020
thorough
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Jul 14, 2020
Valerie was short handed and was 1 hour late. once she got in room, she was great.
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Jul 5, 2020
Very good experience.
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Jul 3, 2020
she seems very knowledgeable and skilled
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Jul 2, 2020
acted like she was trying to hurry me
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Jun 26, 2020
first time visit and experience was great.
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Jun 26, 2020
I had not met the doctor prior to surgery. she came in as I was being prepared for surgery and spoke with me and explained the procedure and risks to me at that time. I am glad I was given such a skilled surgeon. Healing is faster than I expected.
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Jun 26, 2020
Very pleased
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Jun 21, 2020
I felt comfortable to ask questions and was treated with professionalism.
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Jun 15, 2020
knowledgeable and courteous staff, clean, safe, facility. valerie was great!
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Jun 3, 2020
She was very nice and knew how much pain I was in and seemed to care.
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Apr 2, 2020
was professional and knew his stuff. My pain & numbness was gone in 2 days.
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