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Nicholas Paul Mckernan, MD

Pain Management
Accepts New Patients
portal
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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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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 - Group
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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 - 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 - 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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - 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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson) (2007)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Scott and White Graduate Medical Education (2011)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, University of Utah Health Sciences Center (2012)
Certifications
  • Anesthesiology (General Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
Reviews(246)
Overall: 4.8*
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May 30, 2020
Great Pain Management Doctor.
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May 30, 2020
the BEST!
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May 28, 2020
Dr.Mckernan and staff showed nothing but professionalism, care, and concern during my visit. They told precarious (masks, handwashng, sanitizing) to ensure both our safety. Each person i encountered had wonderful manners and i could tell they enjoyed there jobs and wanted to help others. I felt very comfortable from the phone interview to meeting with Dr. especially being a new patient. Thank you BSW Administration and staff for putting yourselves out front for others during these uncertain times. You are our heroes and each one of you are appreciated.
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May 27, 2020
excellent
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May 27, 2020
I have found that Dr Mckernan has one of the best caring sides to any dr I have had at Scott & white. He seems truly concerned about your well being.
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May 26, 2020
I alway received the best of care when I see the Provided at Scott's & White Clinic
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May 23, 2020
Excellent physician showing interest and concern for my medical care.
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May 23, 2020
Dr McKernan is great. He's always patient & attentive.
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May 21, 2020
Dr. McKernan and the entire staff at Pain Management are the best. They mot only make it possible for me to live with very little pain but they are all so caring and professional. They do everything they can to make sure that I am well taken care of. I am so thankful for all of them.
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May 19, 2020
Hes always good with me, I really like him alot
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May 16, 2020
very good
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May 15, 2020
total courtesy
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May 14, 2020
Dr McKernan truly cares about his patients.
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May 13, 2020
every good best
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May 7, 2020
Ifelt like I met the best doctor I could have hoped for. I also felt like he was a very nice and good man.
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May 4, 2020
Very nice Doctor!
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May 4, 2020
very caring person
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May 3, 2020
Have not but great things to say about Dr. McKirnan and his Staff.
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May 2, 2020
All the Dr & Nurses & Office staff were awesome
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May 1, 2020
Well coordinated visit - Constantly cleaning was impressive
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May 1, 2020
He told me step what he was going to do, and how it.would be done.
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Apr 27, 2020
the staff treated me like family
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Apr 24, 2020
Dr McKernan did a fabulous job. made me feel so much better. thank you
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Apr 23, 2020
DR. took the time to get to know me and understand my issues. He was very helpful I really hope the procedure he did works to relieve my back pain.
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Apr 21, 2020
VERY GOOD HAD NO PROBLEM THEY ARE THE BEST.
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Apr 5, 2020
courtesy and care was exceptional
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Mar 27, 2020
He is very carrying and cares about your health.
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Mar 22, 2020
they were very nice and sweet people I enjoyed the stay
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Mar 20, 2020
very good I'll be back to see hem when the tme comes
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Mar 17, 2020
excellent Dr & nurses, treatment, and care.
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Mar 12, 2020
Fine tuned machine.
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Mar 9, 2020
Happy camper
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Mar 8, 2020
He listens!
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Mar 8, 2020
Dr. Mckernan and his staff were very caring and reassuring during the procedure.
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Mar 5, 2020
Focused well on my needs
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Feb 20, 2020
extremely well treated and informed.
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Feb 18, 2020
very caring and professional. he takes a personal interest in my needs.
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Feb 13, 2020
I love Dr. McKernan. He listens to me & explains everything in language so I can understand.
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Feb 12, 2020
I really like ALL my experiences with Scott and White. Staff is friendly, very helpful, and go above and beyond to ensure my comfort and to ensure I understand every step
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Feb 12, 2020
Dr McKernan was very professional and friendly. very interested in my neck issue
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Feb 12, 2020
very satisfied
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Feb 12, 2020
A caring and detailed physician.
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Feb 9, 2020
the team is very caring, he makes you feel very comfortable and answers all questions
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Feb 6, 2020
Very efficient, caring, cautious and thorough.
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Jan 24, 2020
Great Dr and Hospital. I brag about your hospital all the time. I've been to a lot of hospitals in Houston area, and this past year with me and family have been to S&W hospitals in Brenham, College Station, and Temple. By far S&W hospitals are the best at everything. You are treated as a person and not a number. Even the staff at front door are so caring compared to Houston Medical Hospitals. They should send their Ceo's to your organization to see how to improve. Thank You for what y'all do.
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Jan 23, 2020
Dr McKernan explains everything thoroughly, is very friendly and polite. I trust him to give me the best care.
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Jan 23, 2020
staff and my doctor and the entire Scott White hospital I would call the true Angel's of Mercy. I can't thank everyone enough. Go Bless everyone .
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Jan 22, 2020
Very friendly and helpful staff and Dr!
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Jan 22, 2020
dr and staff are all was wonderful!
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Jan 22, 2020
very. considered. and. showed. intrerest. in. helping. with. my. issue
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Jan 22, 2020
very nice
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Jan 21, 2020
Very Good
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Jan 21, 2020
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