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Nicholas Paul Mckernan, MD

Pain Management
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. McKernan attended the University of Arizona for medical school. He then completed a residency in Anesthesia at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Temple, TX, followed by a Pain Fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. McKernan is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He is a member of the Texas Pain Society.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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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 - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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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 HMO
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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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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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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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - CHIP
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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 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, University Of Utah Hospitals And Clinics (2012)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Scott And White Graduate Medical Education (2011)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Arizona College Of Medicine (Tucson) (2007)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Scott And White Memorial Hospital (2011)
Certifications
  • Pain Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medic
  • Anesthesiology (General Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology
Reviews(204)
Overall: 4.8*
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Nov 22, 2019
wonderful and caring!!!!
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Nov 22, 2019
I felt he could have explained my problem in more detail.
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Nov 15, 2019
Very caring, patient
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Nov 14, 2019
He is always so caring and remembering who I am, what are my issues and about my family. He is careful to do only that which is necessary, but absolutely helpful in relieving my pain. He is knowledgeable and courteous. A GREAT physician!
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Nov 13, 2019
doctor and staff are very courteous and caring
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Nov 11, 2019
the doctor and his staff are always concerned about my care and or willing to answer any questions I may have .
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Nov 10, 2019
very nice
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Nov 9, 2019
I felt her was concerned for my well being and was offering me several options.
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Nov 7, 2019
Very pleased with my visit.
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Nov 5, 2019
He is an excellent doctor
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Nov 4, 2019
above and beyond about caring for all my health issues
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Oct 31, 2019
I have been seeing this provider for several years now and he has made it possible for me to live a normal, realtively pain-free life. For his diligence and care I am very thankful.
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Oct 25, 2019
I wanna thank Dr. McKernan and the excellent staff for the great treatment yesterday on my lower back.
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Oct 22, 2019
He is a very good and respect person and a doctor.
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Oct 17, 2019
I was in a lot of pain and had several concerns but Dr Mckernan was awesome, he answered all my questions and I left the visit feeling so good!! He's awesome!!!
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Oct 17, 2019
I am satisfied for now
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Oct 10, 2019
My visit was very well organized and in detail, I appreciated the time he gave me and answered my questions.
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Oct 10, 2019
Excellent care, I have a real problem with the privacy of the curtain divided exam rooms. I get to hear all of the neighbors issues and personal problems and they listen to mine. Only a sheer curtain dividing. Has to be a better way.
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Oct 10, 2019
very pleased with the doctor and staff. excellent bedside manners and explained everything thoroughly
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Oct 4, 2019
Friendly, Attentive and took the time to fully explain my condition and made a plan for addressing it. Very pleased.
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Oct 3, 2019
Doc McKernan is ALWAYS very caring and concerned with how I am feeling. Makes a huge difference to me.
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Oct 3, 2019
love him
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Oct 2, 2019
Dr. McKernan is a top flight doctor who represents the Baylor Scott & White System well.
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Sep 28, 2019
He was very nice and attentive
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Sep 26, 2019
Dr was very understanding about my pain level and staff was courteous
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Sep 25, 2019
very good
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Sep 19, 2019
Excellent, Dr. McKernan is very caring and patient, he gives explanations I can understand. He is not rushed
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Sep 18, 2019
Courteous, very prompt, attentive to our concerns, and he had a plan for treatment. I was very satisfied.
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Sep 18, 2019
Great staff. Excellent doctor experience.
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Sep 14, 2019
Did a RFA on my back. Explained procedure before beginning and kept me informed as he wnt aalong during the procedure. I made a mistake about my appointment time and arrived over an hour early. He was able to work me in.
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Sep 12, 2019
Nick is an outstanding, positive, professional, diligent, remarkable young physician.
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Sep 11, 2019
Friendly well knowledged
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Sep 7, 2019
normally he is very good but seemed to be in a hurry this day.
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Sep 6, 2019
Dr McKernon always listens and does his best to help. is always sympathetic and kind.
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Sep 6, 2019
couldn't of been better
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Sep 5, 2019
it was pleasant.
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Sep 4, 2019
Dr. McKernan is very professional, kind and listens to my concerns.
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Sep 4, 2019
good
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Sep 4, 2019
good care
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Sep 4, 2019
Dr. McKernan listens and is willing to try different methods to correct my issues.
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Sep 4, 2019
Great care. as always!!!
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Sep 2, 2019
The treatment that the doctor provided is definitely helping.
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Sep 2, 2019
Very hands on
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Aug 29, 2019
very caring and kind. very interested
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Aug 27, 2019
They were very busy and some patients came in late and they were running behind to get to other patient. The whole staff and Dr were apologizing for getting behind. They handle the situation professionally!
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Aug 27, 2019
very pleased had all my records at there fingertips. explain to me what was going on and what they were going to do.
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Aug 22, 2019
very nice staff
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Aug 22, 2019
very good
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Aug 22, 2019
He listens and works out the best treatment to manage my pain.
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Aug 22, 2019
Able to ease pain so as to not experience surgery.
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Aug 22, 2019
He always goes above board in his care of patients. If he left and went to a different place, I would have to as well. He is superb and the staff that work with him. Thank you and God Bless!
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Aug 17, 2019
Dr. McKernan is amazing! He always makes me feel better and more knowledgeable about my condition. He also answers all of my questions and concerns.
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Aug 17, 2019
very professional and courteous service
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Aug 15, 2019
my Dr understand me and explain my health. thank you I feel better
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Aug 14, 2019
Kind, always responsive to questions. Was scheduled in Sept and was able to get in much sooner which I appreciated. However, due to circumstances during procedure, Dr wasn't able to inject in problematic area but did his best in trying by going in another angle. He made sure I was doing alright thru out the procedure. Nurse asst prepared and provided cold cloth due to clamy feeling, and was great in assuring I was ok to walk out given my BP was so low after procedure. I do wish Dr had come back in after procedure to reiterate the trouble he ran into and solutions he offered but I understand his busy schedule.
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Aug 14, 2019
always an excellent visit
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Aug 13, 2019
Everything and everybody went very well and professionally. I was very nervous and concerned about my treatment and everyone including my doctor made me feel much calmer and satisfied about what was about to happen! That meant a lot to me, trust me. I am grateful for the treatment team however as of the treatment itself I know as I read the paper work it may take up to 6 weeks for the treatment to take, well I sure am tired of hurting that is for sure and the pain definitely hasn't stopped! Just a foot note to whoever is reading this. Please thank my Doctor and team for me anyway I am grateful!! Be Blessed!!!
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Aug 12, 2019
Excellent communicator regarding my treatment before and during treatment.
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Aug 9, 2019
great provider, he really cares about his patients
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Aug 9, 2019
Care is always fantastic!
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Aug 3, 2019
Dr McKernan has assisted me for the last 4 years with all kinds of pain. He always explains the medication & what I should expect in terms of relish, so that I can make an educated decision as to when to call him with concerns. He spends enough time with me to answer questions, I always notice that he goes over my chart and Hx quite thoroughly, and prior to all my surgeries he & I discuss his POC after the surgery to help me manage my pain - usually quelling any fears I may have about the procedures as well. Dr McKernanis personable & friendly in an extremely professional manner. I have recommended him to many friends & relatives.
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Jul 29, 2019
He is among the best and most respected of the doctors I see. He genuinely cares about my health AND well-being. His approach to managing my pain issues is highly effective. Please express my gratitude to Dr. McKernan and staff!
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Jul 25, 2019
I feel that Dr McKernan is a very goo
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Jul 24, 2019
as a preliminary visit to address nerve pain, I can't tell you if I am going to receive exemplary care, however, I was impressed with the Doctor's concern and explanation of my care plan. he was friendly, professional and willing to answer my questions, as well as willing to take what I know about my into account.
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Jul 22, 2019
Very professional, with very good care by Doctor and Staff.
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Jul 22, 2019
HE IS THE MOST KINDIST AND HELPING DR. I HAVE EVER HAD. HE IS GREAT
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Jul 19, 2019
he made me feel very comfortable, as an overweight person, he did not make me feel self consious, and appeared to really be concerned about my health overall. i appreciated his attitude very much.
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr. McKernan and his staff are always very nice. They also remember their patients. My last name changed prior to my visit and he knew right off the bat that I had a different last name prior. I will recommend him to anyone.
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Jul 16, 2019
Dr McKernon and Staff are very dedicated to their patients.
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Jul 11, 2019
Attentive and intuitive
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Jul 11, 2019
Excellent service
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Jul 10, 2019
Excellent visit with a very competent Dr.
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Jul 3, 2019
Dr McKernan is a fantastic dr. He has always been concerned about my health. he has relieved the pain in my back. i feel amazing, thanks to him.
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Jun 29, 2019
my experience with my care provider was very good and pleasant I had no problems and I never have problems the staff and everyone treat me with kind and respect
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Jun 26, 2019
Dr. McKernan is an excellent pain management doctor. He answers any questions, and explains in a clear and easy manner. He is friendly and very considerate.
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Jun 24, 2019
Dr. McKernan is always so friendly and concerned about any problems I've been having. And is always willing to help in any way possible.
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Jun 20, 2019
all the people in the Pain Mgmt are great..
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Jun 19, 2019
The Dr is always friendly & talks to you about your issues & ask about how I'm doing!! That's rare these days & he doesn't rush you through your visit! So far I'm very pleased w/him!
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Jun 18, 2019
dr. McKernan is always kind, courteous and very professional. he helped a lot yesterday in my making new decisions about my ongoing pain which has become very debilitating.
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Jun 18, 2019
I love Dr. McKernan and his staff, I always feel cared for and that I am important to them when dealing with my pain issues. This time I was in a great deal of pain and they did a really good job. Cannot say enough good things about this clinic.
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