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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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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 - 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 - 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)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, University Of Utah Health Sciences Center (2012)
Certifications
  • Pain Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medic
  • Anesthesiology (General Cert) - American Board of Anesthesiology
Reviews(245)
Overall: 4.8*
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Jan 9, 2020
I have always had excellent care.
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Jan 3, 2020
Excellent, compassionate, professional
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Jan 3, 2020
really liked him. Seemed very knowledgeable and concerned about my health.
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Dec 29, 2019
The kindness and compassion shown to me was wonderful!
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Dec 27, 2019
great competent doctor
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Dec 24, 2019
very pleasant experience
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Dec 20, 2019
Have recommended him to a friend. She saw him and was very pleased.
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Dec 18, 2019
enjoyed my visit
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Dec 14, 2019
very good
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Dec 11, 2019
First time I met Dr.
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Dec 10, 2019
thay where good nice to me
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Dec 4, 2019
always very polite, great customer service. the whole staff is wonderful!
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Dec 4, 2019
the best
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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
very pleased with the doctor and staff. excellent bedside manners and explained everything thoroughly
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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 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
good
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Sep 4, 2019
Great care. as always!!!
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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 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 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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