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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 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 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 - 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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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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
  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University Of Mary Hardin - Baylor (2014)
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Reviews(214)
Overall: 4.7*
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Patient Comments**

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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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Oct 4, 2019
I always schedule my appointments with Ms. Barnes. She is the best!
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Oct 3, 2019
very caring and thorough professional.
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Oct 3, 2019
she talks to me and answers questions and concerns.
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Oct 2, 2019
Barnes was very friendly and listened to my concerns and explained everything clearly.
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Sep 30, 2019
Melissa was professional and caring. I was very well taken care of.
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Sep 30, 2019
Friendly, courteous & professional!
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Sep 30, 2019
Acted like I had no reason to be there and should of stayed home until she saw son dry heaving and his xray result. Then it was oh my and she wanted to help and did.
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Sep 28, 2019
excellent health education and wonderful bedside manner
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Sep 26, 2019
When I can't get into the Cove clinic, then I try to get in to see Ms. Barnes. She has always been very helpful and thorough with her exams and explanations. She isn't too busy to give quality care to her patients.
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Sep 25, 2019
very good care and informative about my problem and explaining how to take care of it. - very competent.
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Sep 25, 2019
NP Barnes was very professional, attentive and efficient.
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Sep 25, 2019
melissa is great and I am glad to have her as my NP
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Sep 24, 2019
FNP Barnes was extremely professional and the treatment recommended was a product of mutual discussion. She is the high caliber medical professional that I've seen across the BSW spectrum. Well done!!
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Sep 24, 2019
Great, knowledgeable provider.
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Sep 23, 2019
She is very professional and courteous and respectful
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Sep 19, 2019
I absolutely love NP Barnes. She brings a unique perspective coming from the nursing side of the field. She always listens and shows genuine care and concern for my problems. Because of this, my daughter and son's girlfriend also have chosen her as their primary care go to.
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Sep 15, 2019
knowledgeable, caring friendly
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Sep 4, 2019
I had an exceptional experience. Mrs. Batnes went above and beyond in trying to solve my medical concerns. She was comforting and reassuring that I would make a full recovery from my medical condition. It was a pleasure having her assist me.
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Sep 2, 2019
Excellent
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Sep 1, 2019
Melissa is fantastic!
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Aug 29, 2019
Dr.Barnes was amazing and really attentive with my child even came in afterwards to check on her. Very pleased with her and anytime we come to this office so will request to see her.
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Aug 24, 2019
she is the best
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Aug 22, 2019
I was very pleased with the entire visit
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Aug 21, 2019
She was very helpful, interactive, and showed genuine co cern for my issue! She was also very relatable! Great Doctor!
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Aug 15, 2019
Melissa Barnes is the best. She has given me better care than any doctor ever has. She is concerned,thoughtful, and thorough. I always get great feedback from her. I was very pleased with my experience at Scott and White.
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Aug 15, 2019
melissa barrnes is awesome she is smart and shpws concern and does the best to make i was taken care off the nurse or assistant got up and walked out on me when telliing my issues but i wont go no where because pf pa melissa barnes best dr i came across ever
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Aug 14, 2019
good service
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Aug 9, 2019
showed concern. spoke with me about making myself a priority. Sweet personality. Did exactly what a provider should do for their patients.
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Aug 7, 2019
Focused, knowledgeable, and involved.
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Aug 6, 2019
She took the time to explain things and she gave me the feeling that she listen and care very much in regards to my questions and concerns
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Aug 1, 2019
she is a wonderful person who cares for her patients
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Aug 1, 2019
Friendly, professional, concerned, caring & responsive to my needs.
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Jul 30, 2019
Dr. Barnes keep me motivate to my lifestyle changes for my health. Great doctor.
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Jul 28, 2019
Always straight for, giving me options and very helpful on giving me references, making sure I am taking care of. Love her character
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