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Melissa Kay Barnes, FNP

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • 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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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 - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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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 - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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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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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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
  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University Of Mary Hardin - Baylor (2014)
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Reviews(217)
Overall: 4.7*
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Feb 25, 2020
i want to make her my primary care doctor
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Feb 22, 2020
I love that I'm never made to feel like the provider is in a hurry, and that I'm just another sheep to move in and out. She always takes her time in our appointments.
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Feb 22, 2020
She's a great person and I actually like coming in to see her. I've had other doctors I didn't care to come in to see so I just didn't make appointments.
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Feb 19, 2020
doing so much better then last time I visited.
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Feb 16, 2020
The staff was one of the best I have seen. Concerned for me and did all the right things to get me back on my feet.
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Feb 14, 2020
melissa barnes is 1 of the best pa on the s&w staff. she is and has always given me the best care and is very attentive and talks to me like a person not a number.
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Feb 8, 2020
Ms. Barnes was wonderful. I was not able to attend the appointment but she knew how concerned I was about my child. She called me to let me know what she found, how to treat it, and signs and symptoms to look out for. Ms. Barnes put me at ease.
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Feb 8, 2020
Dr. Barnes is very good at her job. She is understanding, and listens to what have to say.
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Feb 7, 2020
Ms. Barnes was exceptional! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely easy to talk with even about an embarrassing topic. I would recommend this provider to anyone with a similar medical need. Thank you, Ms. Barnes!
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Feb 3, 2020
I was in and out quick and i was greatly tooken care of
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Jan 23, 2020
very professional and caring
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Jan 23, 2020
good energy, positive demeanor
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Jan 16, 2020
every one did an awesome job and answered every question I had.
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Jan 14, 2020
very caring
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Jan 9, 2020
I would Definitely go to her again
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Jan 8, 2020
Ms Barnes is always thorough and listens to all my concerns
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Jan 7, 2020
I can't say enough about Melissa Barnes. One of the most thoughtful providers at S/W. She is the Best ! Her approach is warm and comforting. She is a great listener.That quality makes for a willingness on my part to do exactly as she instructs. I have seen actual improvements in my Labs, due to her spot on Treatment.
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Dec 31, 2019
my care provider is the best
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Dec 31, 2019
very good friendly.
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Dec 31, 2019
Very nice, caring and helpful.
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Dec 30, 2019
Very friendly, very personable provider. Explained well.
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Dec 28, 2019
All the staff was very groans the care provider was even better and I will continue to see her because she's a great person
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Dec 26, 2019
She was professional knowledgable and friendly
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Dec 22, 2019
she is very knowledgeable and patient
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Dec 21, 2019
Dr. Barnes is a great doctor and the nurses and staff are very kind. I love this clinic.
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Dec 20, 2019
she was very good and information she gave was very informative
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Dec 19, 2019
Mrs. Barnes is always attentive and thorough. She is always my first choice as a provider for my child.
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Dec 17, 2019
very professional and explained each and every question openly
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Dec 16, 2019
Very kind and helpful
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Dec 14, 2019
I felt like I was being rushed out the office nobody cared about my concerns and it was their decision that matter and not mines. the worst experience I had at this office
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Dec 12, 2019
I loved her can I make her my doctor I only want to see her
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Dec 7, 2019
Ms. Barnes is truly outstanding!!
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Dec 7, 2019
I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very professional and very friendly. Great staff!!
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Dec 5, 2019
There was no bedside manner whatsoever, no concern for sensitivity or interest.
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Dec 3, 2019
out standing
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Dec 1, 2019
Very kind and concerned. listened to me as I told her my problem and made recommendations and what I should do as a after care.
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Nov 22, 2019
It was great. everyone was very professional and courteous. No issues at all.
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Nov 18, 2019
I love my doctor she always on point i really appreciate her and she listens to me.
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Nov 15, 2019
Dr. Barnes was especially helpful, knowledgeable, and definitely care about my condition to see I got the best care the Baylor Scott & White System could provide. She took personal action to make sure I was cared for and followed up on.
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Nov 14, 2019
Melissa sat and listened to what I had to say. She gave my some pointers on how to handle the problem and what we were going to do.
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Nov 11, 2019
She didn't address my pink eye. Said it was allergies. 4 days later my eye is still gooey and very red ( i get this a couple times a year) I have been contacting her too via Baylor sw mail about pain during urination which we also discussed. I am still having painful unination, leaking, and pain on left side and back lower. ( I also get utis a few times a year) She is usually very thorough but felt like was in a hurry this day. Don't get me wrong, I really like her, I would just like her to help me a bit more. Someone also knocked on the door to probably keep her on track...not sure. Felt a bit rushed. And I wasn't late.
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Nov 8, 2019
Outstanding, friendly,, pleasant, knowable,.
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Nov 6, 2019
the nurse gave great care. she made sure I was taken care of before I left.
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Nov 5, 2019
She was very nice, knowledgeable, and courteous.
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Nov 4, 2019
caring and thorough, professional
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Oct 28, 2019
I love her! She's the best. If I could make her my primary I would.
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Oct 25, 2019
Very knowledgable and professional
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Oct 24, 2019
Melissa Barnes was great, and is great every time I visit.
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Oct 24, 2019
I always have good encounters with Melissa. She seems sincere.
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Oct 24, 2019
Experienced with treating my illness.
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Oct 23, 2019
Dr Barnes listened to my concerns and answers my questions about possible medication for my child in a way i could understand. She was quick but thorough and didn't skimp on our time at the clinic.
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Oct 23, 2019
Whenever I go to have my appointment, I'm treated very nicely, it's like a family vibe I get from there(: I love having a one and one conversation about my health as well as giving me advice
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Oct 22, 2019
I appreciate you!, and what you do!
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Oct 15, 2019
my daughter was scared and the provider was very calm in talking to her and was able to show pics of what she will have to do to fix my daughter toe. the provider put my daughter at ease and I am very thankful she will help my baby girl feel better.
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Oct 15, 2019
super nice and truly concerned about why we were there
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Oct 12, 2019
Dr Barnes was very thorough. explained my lab results. is trying to set me up for pt and caregiver. helped me with a personal problem. she's the best!!
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Oct 11, 2019
She is always pleasant easy to understand.
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Oct 10, 2019
I was very thankful for ms Barnes advice and concern with my situation. she ordered the proper labs that helped me with find out exactly where my body was at, as far as health wise.
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