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Alyce D Alven, OD

Optometry

Accepts New Patients
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About Alyce D Alven, OD

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LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
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
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
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
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
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
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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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
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
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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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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
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
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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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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
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: Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry - Ce Office (2016)
Certifications
  • Optometry - American Board of Optometry

Reviews (327) for Alyce D Alven, OD

Overall: 4.7*
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Nov 13, 2022
Excellent doctor and staff
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Nov 13, 2022
Everyone was so nice and process me quickly. They explained everything they were doing and why
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Nov 11, 2022
Excellent visit. Excellent doctor. Very thorough
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Nov 10, 2022
She was really friendly
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Nov 9, 2022
Very professional
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Nov 7, 2022
The Dr genuinely cares about my eye health and truly listens to my concerns.
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Nov 4, 2022
She was very thorough and friendly.
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Nov 3, 2022
She was very polite and very professional.
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Nov 3, 2022
I was thoroughly examined and cared for by this doctor. She is fantastic.
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Nov 2, 2022
Most efficient my care and answered all my questions
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Nov 2, 2022
Showed knowledge and caring.
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Nov 1, 2022
Very good
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Oct 30, 2022
It was ok, this was my first visit
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Oct 28, 2022
She was very thorough, answered all my questions, she was very personable yet professional, and made me feel very comfortable.
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Oct 28, 2022
The Doctor was very friendly and answered all my daughters' questions.
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Oct 28, 2022
The Doctor was extremely nice and answered all of our questions.
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Oct 28, 2022
Dr Alvin is concerned about the condition of my eyes and finding a solution. Very caring.
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Oct 28, 2022
She was great with my son!
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Oct 27, 2022
Excellent. Provided details. Answered all questions.
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Oct 23, 2022
Great
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Oct 23, 2022
She was friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. My questions wre answered. I didn't feel rushed.
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Oct 23, 2022
I am elderly and she explained everything about what she was doing before doing it.
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Oct 20, 2022
The doctor was gracious, professional and disarming. I enjoyed very much meeting her.
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Oct 19, 2022
I can't think of when I treated better or more professional. This doctor has made a large difference in my life. I thank god she is my doctor
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Oct 18, 2022
Nice lady, knew her stuff and answered my questions well.
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Oct 16, 2022
I received the best of care during my appointment with staff and doctor with my eye exam today.
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Oct 15, 2022
Excellent!!! The Dr. Told me something that no other doctors before ever have.
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Oct 15, 2022
She was nice
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Oct 14, 2022
She knew what my problem was after opening the door and looking at me. Very efficient.
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Oct 14, 2022
She is very kind, informative, has great bed side manners and fashionable.
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Oct 13, 2022
Friendly, pays attention, encouraging, ask questions, shows an understanding of what am saying.
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Oct 12, 2022
She was very professional and explained everything clearly.
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Oct 10, 2022
Very thorough in helping me understand symptoms and reasons behind my situation.
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Oct 9, 2022
Very professional but felt like she listened toMe and my wuestions
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Oct 9, 2022
Very helpful, caring and friendly
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Oct 9, 2022
Best eye doctor I have ever seen.
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Oct 7, 2022
Welcoming, nice
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Oct 5, 2022
Attentive, thorough. Talked to me
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Oct 4, 2022
They nurse was awesome! Very efficient and quick at her job. The provider was very personable and would definitely recommend her to others.
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Oct 3, 2022
Very quick
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Oct 3, 2022
She is a blessing to work witb
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Oct 2, 2022
Very professional
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Oct 1, 2022
Listened well and offered professional advice. Made me feel comfortable. Would recommend Dr Aven.
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Oct 1, 2022
Very professional without being rude.
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Sep 30, 2022
Professional, friendly, informative. Great visit.
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Sep 27, 2022
She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
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Sep 26, 2022
Very kind, bedside manner was nice, made jokes with my daughter to make her feel more at ease.
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Sep 26, 2022
Very knowledgeable and she explained issues so that I could understand. She did not hurry through the exam.
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Sep 25, 2022
Very thorough and clear
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Sep 24, 2022
1st time visit with this doctor.
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Sep 24, 2022
Easy to talk to, friendly
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Sep 22, 2022
Very informative and kind
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Sep 21, 2022
She's attentive and friendly!
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Sep 21, 2022
First visit was good. Slightly longer wait than expected but doctor was thorough and spent a good amount of time with me. She answered all my questions.
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Sep 21, 2022
She listened to my concerns very well,
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Sep 21, 2022
Very personable and listened to my concerns and answered questions.
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Sep 17, 2022
Attentive & thorough, pleasant
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Sep 17, 2022
Very nice explaining things very well
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Sep 17, 2022
Professional, kind, personable
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Sep 17, 2022
My appt.went very well,n her assist.So very courteous n Dr Alvyn very Sweet n not the News I wanted but I wasn't ready yet for cataract surgery n I am very Satisfied !!
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Sep 17, 2022
Very professional, concerned, caring.
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Sep 17, 2022
She provided me some very helpful information.
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Sep 16, 2022
Professional and explained everything.
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Sep 15, 2022
She really took the time to explain everything to me
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Sep 15, 2022
First time seeing this provider
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Sep 15, 2022
Knowledgeable, pleasant, and felt like she explained things well.
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Sep 14, 2022
Professional-caring-compassionate
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Sep 14, 2022
I liked the Dentist right away. This was my first time to see her and I was elated! Very professional as well as being very kind.
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Sep 13, 2022
Very professional and kind
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Sep 12, 2022
First visit with Dr Allen. Very pleasant and informative. Very natural and no stress at all. Felt as if we had been with her foe a long time.
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Sep 9, 2022
Provider is very personable and knowledgeable.
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Sep 8, 2022
Not in a rush and listening to what my problems were that I felt that I was having
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Sep 8, 2022
Energetic and positive
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Sep 7, 2022
Easy to talk to
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Sep 6, 2022
Service was quick and efficient.
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Sep 3, 2022
She was professional in her knowledge and assessment of my needs.
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Sep 2, 2022
Competent, professional and courteous service. Genuinely committed to my eye health.
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Sep 2, 2022
She asked questions and explained things
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Sep 2, 2022
Great
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Sep 2, 2022
Very professional
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Sep 2, 2022
Friendly, caring, knowledgeable.
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Sep 2, 2022
Professional and caring. She did a great job explaining to me
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Sep 1, 2022
Quick response for checkup and explaining problems.
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Sep 1, 2022
I think she's a great doctor I had a good experience and like a patient care
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Aug 31, 2022
She was very profesional & through.
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Aug 30, 2022
Personable, professional, knowledgeable!
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Aug 29, 2022
Already recommended her to friends :-)
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Aug 29, 2022
This was my first visit with this provider
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Aug 28, 2022
Very good eye exam and explanation of services.
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Aug 27, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 27, 2022
Very thorough. Gave good explanation for outcome.
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Aug 27, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 27, 2022
Excellent doctor and staff. The checking desk needs help. Very long lines at times
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Aug 27, 2022
She's very knowledgeable and has good bedside manner. Really like her!
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Aug 24, 2022
Quality visit
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Alvin was very personable and thorough. I would highly recommend her to a friend or family member.
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Aug 20, 2022
Fast, friendly, thorough, professional, nice
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Aug 19, 2022
Friendly service from check-in to exam. Was thorough and showed concern while also providing reassurance.
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Alven was very attentive to my 12 year old daughters needs and questions. She is a gem in the desert and we will be returning
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Aug 16, 2022
She is so very kind and compassionate and willing to go beyond the scope of her basis job.
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Aug 15, 2022
She was very thorough
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Aug 15, 2022
Had a great experience. She was very good
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Aug 14, 2022
The technician was through allowing the provider to focus on me as a patient and only me. Especially my concerns over my previous radiation exposures.
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Aug 14, 2022
She was very nice.
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Aug 13, 2022
It was a very good visit. The Doctor was very professional and very thorough
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Aug 12, 2022
First visit and found this provider to be a very caring Dr.
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Aug 11, 2022
Enjoyed my visit with this doctor.
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Aug 11, 2022
Friendly
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Aug 9, 2022
Very caring, friendly, and informative
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Aug 7, 2022
Most compassionate and gracious with good humor. Highly skilled provider with wonderful patient rapport. Thank you.
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Aug 6, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 6, 2022
Professional, friendly, answered questions
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Aug 5, 2022
Very friendly and answered all my questions. And provided info about contact lenses dept.
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Aug 4, 2022
Very knowledgeable. Hope to get her again at next year's examination.
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Aug 4, 2022
Dr Alven is great. I have great trust in her taking care of my eyesight.
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Aug 4, 2022
Excellent Dr. Very thorough Dr with excellent mannerisms.
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Aug 2, 2022
Very thorough and friendly.
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Aug 1, 2022
Dr. Alven was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Jul 31, 2022
Very pleasant and professional. Provided information and willing to answer questions
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Jul 28, 2022
Professional and caring
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Jul 27, 2022
The Doctor was very professional along with her staff.
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Jul 27, 2022
She was very kind and informative about my eyes.
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Jul 26, 2022
Very friendly
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Jul 25, 2022
First clinic visit. Outstanding Provider who listened to my concerns and gave great feedback. Very positive and professional experience overall and I will recommend this Provider to my family and friends.
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Jul 23, 2022
Very professional, good people skills and very thorough exam.
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Jul 23, 2022
So personable and knowledgeable! Love her
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Jul 22, 2022
Thorough yearly eye exam .
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Jul 21, 2022
Great attention to my vision dilemma & she gave me options. Liked her very much!
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