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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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(198)
Overall: 4.7*
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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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Jul 6, 2019
very friendly and helpful
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Jul 4, 2019
I absolutely love every experience with Mrs. Barns. Her bedside manner is absolutely amazing an I've never felt more comfortable and confident in a provider.
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Jul 2, 2019
Ms. Barnes, including all the staff with an MD after their namers is the best I have had at BSW to either answer ALL my questions or promptly look up the answer so I understood my situation when I went to leave!
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Jul 2, 2019
Melissa is fantastic and is to the point whilst explaining the 5 W's (if applicable). I never had an appt with this provider before and glad the phone specialist put me with Ms. Barnes.
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Jun 29, 2019
Mrs. Barnes is my favorite provider ahe is always nice and caring. She makes sure I understand any treatment ahe gives me. She answers every question and is easy to talk to.
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Jun 29, 2019
shes excellent
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Jun 29, 2019
The provider's delivery came off very rude and discouraging. She tried to tell me that the symptoms I was having was not correct. I wasted my money paying a copay for her to tell me she was going to give me a prescription but the medicine can be brought over the counter. I was very displeased with my visit.
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Jun 29, 2019
Melissa is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is thorough and met all my needs.
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Jun 27, 2019
I went in for one thing and she found out that I had a couple other things that needed to be taken care of right away so she addressed those also. Excellent care provider...
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Jun 26, 2019
provider was kind and explained fully what she was doing and then why a urgent referral to eye clinic was necessary
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Jun 25, 2019
She was wonderful! I was upset about something in personal life and she was so sweet about it.
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Jun 25, 2019
she is the only staff person that I have felt comfortable with, was interested in answering my questions and seemed genuinely interested in me! if she didn't know, she looked it up!
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Jun 23, 2019
I'm always happy with this care never want to go to the other places. thank you so much
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Jun 21, 2019
She was nice..had a disagreement about some medicine. she didn't treat my asthma & when I went into the lobby I started wheezing. my mother told the receptionist to reach her & let her know & nothing was done, but other than that for the most part everything went well.
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Jun 21, 2019
Barnes was absolutely amazing. She listen to every word I said and explained everything. Answered every question in detail. I now know what it's like to see/have a great provider.
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Jun 16, 2019
NP Barnes is wonderful. I love her bedside manner and she's always great abput communication on mychart. The other staff were all very nice and I choose to drive to this clinic because the staff is great.
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Jun 16, 2019
honestly the best experience I have ever had at a doctors office
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Jun 14, 2019
My experience with Mrs. Barnes went very well. I had an exceptional service with all of the staff I interacted with.
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Jun 13, 2019
awesome visit
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Jun 10, 2019
first time at this doctor she is very good answer my questions where I could understand them very good
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Jun 10, 2019
Friendly, listened, informative, genuine concern.
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Jun 10, 2019
I love my doctor. she makes me feel comfortable and is down to earth!
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Jun 8, 2019
Mrs. Barnes is efficient, but still very detailed when asking questions and trying to determine possible causes of what was ailing me. She is always super pleasant and friendly. She is very knowledgeable and I have complete confidence in her as a medical professional.
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Jun 6, 2019
the were so friendly and I got everything I needed from my appointment
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Jun 6, 2019
She is very thorough, listens well, and reassured you. She's amazing!
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Jun 5, 2019
She always listens to any questions or concerns I have. The appointment didn't take long at all, and I didn't have to wait long. It was great service.
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Jun 5, 2019
She is an excellent provider and she definitely helped me with my situation.
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May 31, 2019
She helped me understand things I didn't know. She was very kind and very helpful.
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May 31, 2019
very good.
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May 26, 2019
Best care I've ever had, glad she took the extra steps to ensure my health gets to its tip-top shape.
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May 23, 2019
very pleased with my visit
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May 23, 2019
She was very friendly, easy to talk to, and caring.
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May 23, 2019
Great provider good listener
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May 20, 2019
I heard good things about Ms. Barnes, and she definitely lived up to my expectations. She took her time with me, listened to me, explored my concerns, and explained everything completely.
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May 18, 2019
She always listens and you can tell that she cares.
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