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Asha Tharakan, NP

Pulmonary Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Asha Tharakan, NP

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Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Accepts New Patients
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Accepts New Patients
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Accepts New Patients
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Accepts New Patients
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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Background

Education
  • Education: Pace University School of Nursing (2014)
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Reviews (229) for Asha Tharakan, NP

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Nov 13, 2022
I felt the provider was very thorough in her evaluation and her assessment of my situation. She also took the time to spend with me and answer all of my questions.
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr Asha has very good bedside manner. She is kind, thorough and very informative.
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Nov 11, 2022
Friendly, good listener. Made me feel comfortable
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Nov 3, 2022
She seemed very knowledgeable.
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Nov 3, 2022
Asha listens well; is competent; cheerful; and provides clear instructions.
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Oct 24, 2022
Very caring listen to my concerns.
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Oct 22, 2022
She's highly known and showed her concern for me. Explained things expertly.
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Oct 10, 2022
Very professional and friendly
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Oct 8, 2022
Was typing & looking at computer screen constantly as I talked to her.
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Oct 5, 2022
Knowledgeable and communicates well.
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Oct 4, 2022
Patient, pleasant, good listener, offered suggestions to help my breathing, & very thorough. I feel very confident in Asha.
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Oct 3, 2022
I appreciate the time. One time and time spent discussing any concerns.
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Oct 1, 2022
Good
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Oct 1, 2022
She is very sweet and knowledgeable. She clearly and thoroughly explained my sleep study results to me.
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Sep 30, 2022
She was extremely personable and listened to other issues beside my reason for visit. I really liked her demeanor and enjoyed visit, which is not common for me with doctors.
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Sep 30, 2022
Took time to go over the sleep study and explain everything. Answered my questions. Very patient and caring while being professional and concerned.
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Sep 29, 2022
Very good listener
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Sep 26, 2022
Courteous, easy to understand, was able to provide step-by-step "if-then-else" on plan of action for my situation. I did not give a 10 as yet because I am waiting for the actual follow-through to completion.
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Sep 23, 2022
Prescribed CPAP machine and instructions. Very good results for me. Very pleased with her.
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Sep 17, 2022
She listened to my concerns and took care of my issue. I'm very greatful
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Sep 16, 2022
Ashu is knowledgeable and efficient, yet still friendly. That's a tough combination to find.
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Sep 14, 2022
Superior communicator and thoroughly knowledgeable professional.
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Sep 12, 2022
Very quick and efficient service.
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Sep 11, 2022
I was in and out with minimal delay.
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Sep 10, 2022
She was very friendly, professional, and explained the issues at hand.
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Sep 9, 2022
Asha is courteous and pleasant. She is very qualified, performs her job well. She is efficient with her time, while still being a good listener.
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Sep 8, 2022
She cared and thorough.
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Sep 1, 2022
Excellent PA.
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Aug 25, 2022
Knowledgeble, friendly, and professional
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Aug 24, 2022
Very professional
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Aug 23, 2022
Friendly and precise
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Aug 23, 2022
Great visit.
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Aug 20, 2022
Listened, very caring and kind. Explained my situation in layman's terms.
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Aug 20, 2022
Great experience with the doctor and entire staff!
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Aug 19, 2022
She had great communication and scheduled a common sense test to try to figure out why my oxygen levels dropped off to 88-91. She listened and was nice.
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Aug 17, 2022
Saw the PA, and she was delightful.
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Aug 17, 2022
She is knowledgeable and honest, willing to work me in when in a crisis
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Aug 16, 2022
Very professional and on-time
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Aug 12, 2022
Excellent experience. Answered all my concerns
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Aug 12, 2022
The provider is knowledgeable and listens to the patient. She answered every question I had in a professional manner
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Aug 11, 2022
Answered questions, concerns.
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Aug 11, 2022
Kind and compassionate!
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Aug 7, 2022
Very kind, listened, very smart, helpful, thorough
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Aug 5, 2022
Very competent
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Aug 4, 2022
Clear information provided. Answered questions and spent ample time with me.
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Aug 4, 2022
Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Aug 1, 2022
First visit and she was great! Made sure I understood the process and answered my questions.
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Jul 30, 2022
Asha is very nice and extremely profesional. Answered every question I had.
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Jul 30, 2022
Outstanding !
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Jul 29, 2022
Prompt. Listened. She asked questions and listened. She explained what her diagnosis was and how she maxed that diagnosis. She was helpful and friendly. She sent me for a ct scan. I'm waiting for the results.
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Jul 23, 2022
Excellent communication skills and very knowledgeable
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Jul 22, 2022
Best ever PA....bar none.
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Jul 14, 2022
Showed concern about how I was feeling & listened to my symptoms & gave very good suggestions on how to proceed.
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Jul 12, 2022
Great
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Jun 23, 2022
So kind. Thorough. Very good explanations.
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Jun 22, 2022
Easy to talk with, she also listen very well.
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Jun 21, 2022
Very prompt, caring.
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Jun 18, 2022
Very caring
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Jun 17, 2022
APRN Tharakan blessed me with attentive, personable, and competent care. They even saved me the trouble of a premature follow-up appointment by double-checking incorrect information I had accidentally provided. That kind of care makes all the difference! Thank you so much, APRN Tharakan!
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Jun 17, 2022
Listens and explains everything
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Jun 14, 2022
Asha was excellent! She asked pertinent questions, carefully explained options. She made sure I understood, walked me to the exit area
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Jun 13, 2022
Overall a very good experience.
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Jun 12, 2022
She met my high expectations
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Jun 9, 2022
It was hard to vet in doctor scheduled so far in advance, seen NP Asha, she was awesome
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Jun 9, 2022
My experience was a very good one. The staff was great. Asha was very thorough, understanding and kind.
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Jun 8, 2022
She listened to me and explained everything very well. Wonderful NP.
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Jun 3, 2022
Thorough, knowledgeable, enjoyable
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Jun 3, 2022
She was very professional and attentive. I was very relaxed with her.
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Jun 2, 2022
Very good care
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Jun 2, 2022
She was very nice and very informative
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