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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 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 Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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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 Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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(227)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 13, 2020
shows extreme care for you and your problems. addresses all issues in an efficient, calm manner. explains procedures well
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Sep 12, 2020
very well satisfied, got the relief I wanted.
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Sep 11, 2020
took care of my issue immediately, went the extra mile to help my issue right then.
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Sep 6, 2020
I've had good experience with him in the past and I will continue to use his services. He knows what he's talking about and his treatments make my life very much better.
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Sep 4, 2020
Very good
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Sep 1, 2020
Dr. McKernan was wonderful. He took the time to go over everything, listen to my problems, come up with solutions to help manage my pain better. I wish I had seen him sooner! will definitely recommend to friends and family.
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Sep 1, 2020
always listens and gives me options
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Aug 27, 2020
Very thorough doctor. Nice and knowledgeable too.
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Aug 26, 2020
very good
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Aug 25, 2020
so professional and really paid attention.
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Aug 22, 2020
very satisfied.
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Aug 22, 2020
very concerned about my back pain and together we came up with a plan
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Aug 21, 2020
great care
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Aug 20, 2020
very impressed, great physician and staff!
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Aug 20, 2020
first visit was fine. but judging will require more time.
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Aug 19, 2020
excellent
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Aug 18, 2020
vary awesome doctor
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Aug 18, 2020
very good always has been. I'll be bac
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Aug 14, 2020
He always takes the time to visit with me and explain each detail. He's never rushing to get me taken care of.
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Aug 14, 2020
it's always a pleasure to see the pain management dr. he's always courteous and takes his time with all his patients
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Aug 7, 2020
He listened to me and seemed concerned and suggested several options to me.
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Aug 6, 2020
excellent and I was the focal point of attention from start to finish of appointment and treatment.
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Aug 3, 2020
The provider was caring, thorough, and patient. my husband & I were both impressed with how he wanted to help me and he was just very very caring.
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Jul 29, 2020
Very professional care
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Jul 18, 2020
excellent listener to your questions and shows concerns for your problem mom s
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Jul 17, 2020
The entire experience is consistently exceptional. I dont look forward to the injections but I can honestly that I can functon as a person at a much higher level as a direct result of Dr. McKernan's intervention and hos excellent staffs' support. I mean every word.
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Jul 17, 2020
very satisfied
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Jul 17, 2020
He does not rush through the visit and is very kind.
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Jul 16, 2020
Answered my questions, courteous, respectful
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Jul 14, 2020
I felt very confident about his treatment.
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Jul 12, 2020
Dr. Mckernan is very caring physician . Easy to talk to about my medical condition.
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Jul 1, 2020
Fantastic as always. Able to diagnose and treat problem while maintaining quick office time.
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Jul 1, 2020
Dr. McKernan and his staff are awesome.
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Jun 30, 2020
ALL GOOD
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Jun 30, 2020
she made me feel very comfortable with discussion and questions.
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Jun 28, 2020
excellent
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Jun 28, 2020
The provider listens carefully to your concerns.
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Jun 28, 2020
Dr McKernan has taken care of my pain exceptionally well and has explained my condition and the problems associated with having an autoimmune disease, inflammation, and pain. Because he is so good at letting me know what can be done and how often I trust his decisions.
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Jun 26, 2020
made me aware by visual presentation, of my medical problem.
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Jun 26, 2020
He's very nice but he doesn't understand the pain involved in the shots he's giving me.
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Jun 25, 2020
I know that my health is in great hands with Dr McKernan and his staff.
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Jun 20, 2020
Have recommended him to others in the past.
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Jun 20, 2020
Dr. McKernan is a very attentive listener and asked questions that I felt helped him fully assess my problem. He has a very upbeat & positive approach and projects confidence (not cockiness) in his skills.
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Jun 19, 2020
very good doctor one of through best I've had.
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Jun 16, 2020
I have complete trust in Dr McKernnan
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Jun 11, 2020
always up front and honest.
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr. McKernan has always been very respectful when we talk and when he is performing my caudal injection. I could not ask for a better pain specialist.
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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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