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Lance Alexander Read, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • 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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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 - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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 Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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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
  • Residency: Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial, Baylor College Of Dentistry (1992)
  • Dental School: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor College Of Medicine (Texas) (1987)
Certifications
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (General - American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Reviews(56)
Overall: 4.5*
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr. Read was friendly, humorous, and knowledgeable. He examined me, went to his office for a book which contained the diagnosis, brought the book back to the examining room, read the text to me. I had seen another oral surgeon and an ENT and neither diagnosed my problem. Dr. Read was able to do it in less then 10 minutes. I love this doctor.
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Jun 8, 2019
I originally went in for a consult and was very pleased and surprised Dr. Read was able to conduct the procedure during my appointment! I\'m terrified of needles and he continuously checked to make sure that I was ok during the procedure ESPECIALLY when he was giving me stitches on my tongue. It was a weird sensation that wasn\'t comfortable and I was a big baby about it all because I was so anxious/fearful. I felt bad that I whimpered through the whole thing, but I REALLY appreciated that he updated me on the progress of the procedure. Honestly with his reassurance and talking to me about what was going on (telling me how close he was to being down), I might have made myself even more panicked about the whole thing. He said I was a good patient at the end of everything which made me feel better that I didn\'t scare him and that I didn\'t need to apologize for being a whimp throughout the whole thing. Lastly, I GREATLY appreciated that he gave my option rcv the long acting numbing stuff on my tongue or to let what I already had wear off. I\'m sooo great full for that option because it lasted long enough to pick up my pain prescriptions. I think I experienced about 10min worth of pain where I was at a 10 when the numbing started to go away and it took about an hour for me to get travel to my pharmacy. It was a wonderful transition smooth transition because I couldn\'t imagine siting in the pain I experienced for more than 10min.
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Jun 8, 2019
He shows that he really cares and wants the very best for all of us patients.
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May 27, 2019
took care of my issue promptly and professionally
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May 24, 2019
extremely personable, very easy to talk to, very professional, and seemed genuinely invested in my well being. We were very impressed with Dr. Reed and his nurse.
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May 16, 2019
man this man is so amazing and I am very great full for this service
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May 9, 2019
Dr Reed took the time to go into great detail about the growth I have on my jaw. He made me feel like I was rhe most important person there. A good experience with the entire staff.
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Apr 29, 2019
Great experuence
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Apr 27, 2019
Dr. Read and staff were excellent! I was anxious about this appointment but was put at ease almost immediately! I will use him in the future and will highly recommend him!
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Apr 23, 2019
straight forward, engaging, broke my issues down and made them simple to understand so I could make informed decisions.
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Apr 18, 2019
when Dr. Reed got to me I couldn\'t have asked for better care. However he was overbooked for the day. I know that was not his fault.
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Apr 16, 2019
We had a great experience and really loved our visit with Dr. Read. We had lots of questions and looking for answers. Dr. Read was very thorough in his examination. Great bed-side manner and we felt very much at home. Made us feel relaxed and like we are in good hands.
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Apr 8, 2019
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Apr 4, 2019
It was the best ever and Dr. Read and staff are a pure blessing
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Mar 29, 2019
He just is so sympathetic and empathetic-which is sometimes hard to find in Surgeons/MD. He not on took the time to talk and answer questions that I had but anything my spouse/father had. just a wonderful MD/Surgeon
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Lance and his staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable in the care they provided me.
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Mar 12, 2019
Very caring provider who shows genuine concern about what my issues are
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Feb 24, 2019
Dr. Reid is always informative, attentive & shows compassion. I\'m very thankful for this doctor.
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Feb 19, 2019
Very nice. Courteous and professional. Showed concern.
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Feb 1, 2019
I cannot say enough good things about Dr.Reed and his staff. He amazes me with his knowledge and care. He is a gifted surgeon with excellent people skills and true concern for the patient.
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Jan 29, 2019
Very courteous and happy to see me again.
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