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Valerie Kathleen Beard, PA-C

Foot & Ankle Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About

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: Univ. Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas (1984)
  • Education: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) (1984)
Certifications
  • Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of
Reviews(95)
Overall: 4.5*
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Feb 23, 2020
Fast, professional
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Feb 14, 2020
I felt like the doctor never really explained my injury. No Empathy shown towards me. I wasted a 45vmin drive to go to the doctor. Still have soreness in my hand. Nothing resolved or suggested. I will never come back to this location ever again. Completely wasted my time.
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Feb 12, 2020
I would highly recommend the facility just not the Dr. and PA. the PA was extremely rude and spent less than 2 minutes with my daughter. The Dr. spent less time than that. Was very angry when I left the appointment. Had to get 2nd opinion because I didn't trust what Dr said
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Feb 6, 2020
I came with a MRI and they did xrays which really seemed unnecessary. What did they learn from the xray they could not have learned from the MRI. Did not go through the MRI report and explain the findings. I had to keep asking about it and she did not take the time to explain, I received a better explanation from a chiropractor. Her actions made me feel like it was not worth her time and frankly that I was not worth her time.
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Jan 23, 2020
Explaiined my feet--all doctors do this. Explained surgery--never had that explained in the past. Will continue wearing boot as needed and stretching.
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Jan 23, 2020
Dr. Beard was always on time with my appointment. The staff that worked with her was very friendly. She has helped me well with my foot issue and I would highly recognize to anyone family and friends.
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Jan 16, 2020
Great job
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr. Beard is awesome! Her concern with my condition was more than comforting.
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Dec 20, 2019
flippant/dismissive concerning patient's complaints of pain & difficulty using shoulder.
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Dec 10, 2019
excellent PO and very honest and caring of the injury I am dealing with
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Dec 10, 2019
Ms. Beard made sure I understood her answers and listened to my questions and concerns.
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Dec 10, 2019
even though the office was very busy the day of my appointment, she still took her time with me and explained my healing process.
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Nov 1, 2019
Great provider, Very pleased.
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Nov 1, 2019
Excellent provider...no complaints.
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