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Karen Merkel, FNP, NP (Urgent Care)

Family Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Karen Merkel, FNP, NP (Urgent Care)

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LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • 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
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 Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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 Acces
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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
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
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Accepts New Patients
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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
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
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Accepts New Patients
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
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
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Education: MS Nursing Family Nurse Prac, Texas Women's University (2014)
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Reviews (125) for Karen Merkel, FNP, NP (Urgent Care)

Overall: 4.6*
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Patient Comments**

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Nov 9, 2022
Karen was great, took the time to listen, answer questions and go through my chart to see what med I took last time that didn't take care of my UTI
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Nov 8, 2022
Very pleased with her compassion & attentiveness
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Nov 4, 2022
Very professional, very good experience
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Nov 4, 2022
Went to urgent care clinic (I was a walk in) to have my extremely red eye looked at. Was able to be seen pretty quickly and was reassured by care giver that this problem was not very serious and would resolve itself. Very professional, understood my concern and very thorough it her explanation.
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Oct 31, 2022
Wonderful experience, very caring provider.
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Oct 25, 2022
My doctor was awesome! She was patient with me as I filled her in on my medical background, shared her own personal story with me which let me know she really understood me and my health concerns. Additionally I felt she was knowledgeable and confident in her diagnosis of my issues and overall I had a really positive experience in spite of my illness. I would definitely recommend this clinician to friends, family and anyone in need of medical care.
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Oct 25, 2022
Empathize with me & understood how I felt & provided quick efficient service, best customer service & excellent manners
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Oct 22, 2022
Caring, took the time to explain everything thoroughly.
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Oct 21, 2022
Karen was so personable! She listened to my concerns and together we came up with a plan!
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Oct 20, 2022
She was thorough & informative. She was quick in sending me my test results also.
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Oct 19, 2022
Kind and thorough
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Oct 13, 2022
She was incredibly sweet and told me everything I needed to know
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Oct 8, 2022
Quick, efficient, friendly!
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Oct 7, 2022
Very knowledgeable
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Oct 4, 2022
Very kind and thorough
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Oct 1, 2022
She was very thorough,, kind, patient and understanding and knowledgeable about my problem and took good care of everything!
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Sep 28, 2022
Very nice
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Sep 9, 2022
Patient, thorough
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Sep 8, 2022
Thorough, didn't rush our visit.
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Sep 8, 2022
Love seeing her! NP's always do a great job
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Sep 1, 2022
Very positive
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Sep 1, 2022
She was very informative and answered all my questions
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Aug 12, 2022
She was wonderful
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Aug 8, 2022
Karen was efficient and caring.
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Aug 2, 2022
Very good treatment!
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Jul 28, 2022
No bedside manner
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Jul 24, 2022
Very friendly with my daughter!
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Jul 14, 2022
Friendly, but professionally. Answered my questions. Consulted (my opinion) before proceeding.
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Jul 10, 2022
Doctor was awesome
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Jun 29, 2022
Pleasant first experience with Ms. Merkel
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Jun 21, 2022
Karen was great! All of your staff is great! They do a great job treating patients with compassion, actively listening, and involving the patient in the treatment decisions. I very much appreciate all of them!
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Jun 12, 2022
Exceptional, professional individual
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