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Anita Priya Shankar, MD

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Accepts New Patients
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About Anita Priya Shankar, MD

Dr. Shankar is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and enjoys taking care of the entire family – from newborns to the elderly. She practices preventative care and evidenced-based medicine. She views herself as her patient’s (and their family’s) partner in health and believes in shared-decision making with her patients by building strong relationships based on compassion, respect, trust, and good communication. Prior to joining Baylor Scott and White, Dr. Shankar practiced in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She received the Outstanding Resident in Ambulatory Medicine for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics award during her medical training, and was recognized as an All-Star Clinician Communicator by her former employer. She is glad to be back in Texas, and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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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 - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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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 Network-Group
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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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
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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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
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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 - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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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
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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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
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+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center/Mcgovern Med School (2011)
  • Internship: IM and Peds, McGovern Medical Center at UT Health (2012)
  • Residency: IM and Peds, McGovern Medical Center at UT Health (2015)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (150) for Anita Priya Shankar, MD

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Dec 17, 2022
She took time to ask questions about my health and spent time explaining and answering my questions.
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Dec 13, 2022
She is professional and very courteous.
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Dec 10, 2022
Very interested why I was there and made me feel very special
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Dec 9, 2022
Dr Shankar is friendly and listens well to my concerns
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Dec 1, 2022
Prompt, asked my concerns, examined for the issues I had and explained best course of treatment.
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Dec 1, 2022
She is always very kind, professional, and actually listens to you. She has a very kind heart.
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Dec 1, 2022
Dr. Shankar is friendly, professional and thorough. She takes the time to really listen. She meets me where I am medically and works towards solutions that are practical and sustainable. Super doctor!
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Nov 25, 2022
Very positive. Listened to my concerns and followed up on previous issues.
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Nov 24, 2022
Doctor spent the time to explain findings. Very knowledgeable.
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Nov 22, 2022
She was so kind and helpful.
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Nov 16, 2022
Outstanding
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Nov 16, 2022
Listens well and shows empathy. Super sweet!
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Nov 12, 2022
Patient, knowledgeable
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr. Shankar is patient, kind and always willing to give me whatever time I need to have all my questions answered. All my encounters with anyone and everyone in your facility has been nothing but satisfactory.
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Nov 9, 2022
Very caring and answered all my concerns
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Nov 9, 2022
Explains health care and cause very thorough.
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Nov 7, 2022
Dr. Shankar is extremely caring and kind. She listens so well to any concerns or comments and answers all questions I have.
Nov 5, 2022
Dr Shankar is caring, listens and makes me feel very comfortable.
Nov 5, 2022
She is an Excellent physician! Attentive, Through, Patience, Caring, Efficient and Effective! I glad she is my Doctor!
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Nov 3, 2022
Friendly, easy to approach, she gets to the point, doesn't rush
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Nov 1, 2022
Very responsive and prompt giving solutions
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Oct 30, 2022
Everything okay
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Oct 30, 2022
Listened to all concerns, knowledgeable, clear on actions taken
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Oct 29, 2022
She was attentive, friendly and professional.
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Sankar is responsive both in person and by email. She has a very good bedside manner. She quickly assesses the situation and takes appropriate steps to remedy the situation. Her follow up is wonderful to make sure things have resolved.
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Oct 27, 2022
Very professional and courteous.
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Oct 27, 2022
Impressive dr
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Oct 21, 2022
Dr Anita Shankar treats me like family and genuinely cares for my well-being !
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Oct 19, 2022
Dr Shankar takes time to listen and fully explain and address my concerns.
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Oct 16, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 15, 2022
Very nice and knowledgable about my health issues.
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Oct 13, 2022
The absolute best doctor in practice!!
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Oct 13, 2022
Kind and attentive
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Oct 12, 2022
Extremely attentive and caring
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Oct 12, 2022
Dr. Shankar is very nurturing and makes me feel at ease with her. She always listens and never rushes me. She's the best!
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Oct 9, 2022
She is attentive and kind. Also very though
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Oct 9, 2022
Dr. Shankar really takes the time to listen to your concerns. She is great at explaining everything and she truly cares about her patients. This is the best experience I have ever had as a patient. Dr. Shankar is a wonderful doctor.
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Oct 5, 2022
Friendly, knowledgeable, professional
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Oct 5, 2022
She is highly talented in her field and dedicated also
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Oct 5, 2022
She was kind.
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Oct 5, 2022
Friendly,helpful,& efficient Staff. In Examination Room quickly. When I first met Dr. Shankar, I immediately felt at ease due to her warm greeting. Then instead of asking why I was there (which has been the "norm" in my experience, she had obviously read the New Patient History forms I had filled out & brought with me (as well as read some information online from another Baylor Physician I have been seeing for many years. Therefore, I did not have to repeat information and Dr. Shankar was "in control" of the appointment (impressive & comforting)! She was informative, appropriate,gave important information,& she listened! An extremely intelligent,well educated,conversational, compassionate,respectful,& warm young lady (Physician)!
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Oct 4, 2022
Dr.Shankar is excellent. I am so happy to be her patient. Her staff and the front desk ladies are very nice, pleasant and helpful to work with. I am very happy with all servicrs.
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Oct 2, 2022
Took her time listening to concerns, made sure to listen to all needs
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Oct 1, 2022
She is very thorough and listens to the problems carefully and provide recommendations. She is a very good doctor.
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Sep 30, 2022
Good communicator, very thorough, very kind. Best doctor I have seen at your facility
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr. Shankar really took the time to listen to my concerns. I never felt rushed. I really felt comfortable with her.
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Sep 29, 2022
Pleasant and thorough My First appt most conversational - asking all questions.
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Sep 28, 2022
Dr. Shankar is amazing!! Very sweet & always a great listener. Wonderful at her job
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Sep 27, 2022
Very knowledgeable & kind
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Sep 27, 2022
Great
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Sep 23, 2022
Tender loving care
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Sep 22, 2022
Very caring
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Sep 19, 2022
Love love love Dr. Shankar. She is smart, calm, caring and makes my child feel comfortable in an uncomfortable setting.
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Sep 19, 2022
She is an excellent doctor. Happy to have her as my provider!
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Sep 19, 2022
One of the best physicians I have encountered.
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Sep 17, 2022
Because of my Covid symptoms my visit was a video visit in the parking lot of the clinic. The doctor came to my car and and did a great job examining me and made me feel comfortable during that unusual exam she listened to me when I told her I was certain that I had the flu did a flu test and I was notified within 20 minutes that the flu test was positive. The desk staff the doctor and the nurse were all fabulous.
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Sep 15, 2022
Just a good Doctor
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Sep 15, 2022
Clear and concise, kind and friendly
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Sep 13, 2022
Listened, caring, good questions and answers.
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Sep 10, 2022
Everyone I had contact with was very nice and friendly. I got into my appointment early and was seen quickly by the doctor.
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Sep 9, 2022
Dr. Shankar is very attentive and asks appropriate questions to help me explain my health and wellness needs. She has always responded with appropriate medications, as needed, and referrals.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very informative, empathetic, and thorough!
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Sep 7, 2022
Thank you !
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Sep 3, 2022
She was knowledgeable, comfortable to speak with, her demeanor & professionalism confirmed my decision to move my care to Baylor
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Sep 1, 2022
New doctor for me and she was patient and willing to listen to concerns and background information
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Sep 1, 2022
Compassionate and excellent rapport w teenager
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Aug 30, 2022
Very pleased with dr anita. She is very caring and listened to everything I needed to discuss. Never felt like she was rushing me. Best PCD Ive had
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Aug 21, 2022
Very thorough in her examination and due delegence in finding the root cause. Listens to the patient.
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Aug 20, 2022
She went above & beyond of what was expected of her. She is the best.
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Aug 20, 2022
She went above an beyond to make my granddaughter comfortable and happy.
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Aug 19, 2022
I enjoy the Dr, very much, she is very easy to talk to, talking to you, not at you.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very personal and caring. Listened well.
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Aug 16, 2022
Good listener. Very pleasant.
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Aug 13, 2022
Timely, thorough, informative sand engaging. I like how she and her team also accommodated my wife's enrollment with the group and even got her an appointment.
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Aug 12, 2022
Very through and personable! Made me feel confident she examined the records I provided from previous provider!
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Aug 12, 2022
I was able to get the appointment time and date I needed. She was very helpful and informative.
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Aug 10, 2022
She was so sweet and kind. She really helped me feel comfortable!
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Aug 10, 2022
Dr. Anita is a very good physician. She listens carefully and answers any questions you have. I am so thankful that I selected her as my PCP.
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr Shankar is literally the best. She's so professional, caring, kind and knowledgeable. She has really helped me with my healthcare needs so well. I am a complex case to with many problems and she never gives up on me and always makes time to really listen to my needs and address them
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Aug 5, 2022
Have recommended Dr. Shankar to my son and his family
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