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Awais Zafar Vance, MD

Neurosurgery

Accepts New Patients
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About Awais Zafar Vance, MD

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LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - 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
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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
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 - 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
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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 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
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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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 - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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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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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
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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
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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
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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2005)
  • Internship: Transitional Year, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (2006)
  • Residency: Radiology, Diagnostic, Brown University (2010)
  • Fellowship: Neuroradiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011)
  • Fellowship: Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery/Neurosurgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020)
Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology
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 (78) for Awais Zafar Vance, MD

Overall: 4.8*
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Jan 11, 2023
I have total respect and confidence in dr. Vance
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Jan 7, 2023
Caring, though, friendly
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Jan 7, 2023
Everything was good.
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Jan 3, 2023
Very thorough and informative
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Dec 29, 2022
Awesome , very professional, but smooth
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Dec 25, 2022
Excellent
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Dec 18, 2022
Careful listener, knowledgeable, compassionate, capable. He cleared up a complex situation, allayed our fears, and gave us a very clear and workable path forward. Excellent care.
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Dec 15, 2022
Great doctor. Nice, smart, and knowledgeable
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Dec 7, 2022
Outstanding Physician. Highly skilled neurosurgeon. Clearly "one of the best and brightest." Very committed to those he heals
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Dec 6, 2022
He truly listens and cares about your treatment.
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Dec 1, 2022
I was impressed with his overall attitude and thoroughness
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Nov 28, 2022
Dr. Explained my situations to my daughter very clearly and let us understand my illness well.
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Nov 25, 2022
He is very clear and helps you to upstanding about your care
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Nov 19, 2022
Knowledgeable and keep me informed about my treatment and what to expect next.
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Nov 17, 2022
No doctor as ever listened to me as well as Dr. Vance did. His patient communication skills are superb!
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Nov 14, 2022
Dr. Vance is a very knowledgeable, friendly and caring doctor. He saved my life!
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Nov 13, 2022
Very professional
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Nov 13, 2022
Caring
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Nov 10, 2022
Very caring , professional, and takes his time with you
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Nov 8, 2022
Very caring and explained everything to me and was not in hurry for surgery until all information has been processed
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Nov 5, 2022
De. Vance was very good to answer my questions and discuss my concerns. I appreciate everything that he has done for me.
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Oct 23, 2022
Answered all questions.
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Oct 22, 2022
He is an excellent neurosurgeon. His diagnosis was right on with the least number of diagnostic tests. The surgery he performed definitely fixed my problem. He explained everything he did as far as disgnosting testing and explained the surgical technique and what I would experience after surgery. I had to ask him to explain testing and surgery a little more than he did. He covered the basics but I had additional questions which he took time to answer.
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Oct 6, 2022
Good visit
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Oct 1, 2022
Very friendly And sincere
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Sep 21, 2022
Knowledgebale and patient
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Sep 17, 2022
He is everything my first neurologist wasn't. He walked me through all the issues and treatments. He treated me with concern and respect. He was reassuring and optimistic about my treatment plan and outcomes. I left the visit confident in my recovery.
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Sep 16, 2022
Dr. Vance is very professional and very thorough in explaining medical issues. He have a great attitude .
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Sep 3, 2022
Excellent physician, I trust Dr Vance with my life.
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Sep 2, 2022
He talked and explained everything. He
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Aug 31, 2022
Doctor Vance is very professional, knowledgeable, very understanding and explains very well what's going on with me. I would love for doctor Vance to do surgery on be all the time if he can. Thanks so much Doctor Vance for your professionalism, friendly and honesty.
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Aug 30, 2022
Caring, and gets to the point instead of going back and forth in explanations. Very professional.
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Aug 30, 2022
He is the Best Provider in Ten! God has blessed this doctor! II can't express in words the Extremally, Outstanding his practice for Dr. AWAIS ZAFAR VANCE. Dr. AWAIS ZAFAR VANCE prepared the Specialist care providers of my Stoke !!!Please forward concerning the Administrative of Baylor Scott White Hospital for Dr. AWAIS ZAFAR VANCE!!BlessedThank you !
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Aug 23, 2022
Great
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Aug 23, 2022
Very good
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Aug 11, 2022
Excellent visit, I just don't rate people a 10
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Aug 9, 2022
Exceptional service privided by Dr Vance during my visit. Well versed, knowledgeable and very helpful care provided.
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