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Betty-Ann Elise Svendsen, MD

Pediatrics
Accepts New Patients
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Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station
  • 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
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
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 - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1995)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Texas A&M College of Medicine (1998)
Certifications
  • Pediatrics (General Cert) - American Board of Pediatrics
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Betty-Ann Elise Svendsen, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(156)
Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 10, 2020
she is wonderful. always listens and involves you in decisions
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Sep 9, 2020
great doctor, keep up the good work
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Sep 8, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is wonderful
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Sep 6, 2020
dr S has been SO GREAT with my girls. 13 yrs of stellar care. Thank you all so very much.
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Sep 5, 2020
The doctor listened to all of my concerns as a mother with patience. She answered them individually. Reassured me. I feel better after visiting with her. my daughter loves her
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Sep 5, 2020
we trust Dr. Svendsen and she does her best to be flexible with our family of 3 kids.
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Sep 4, 2020
We love Dr. Svendsen- she is so good with the kids and really takes the extra time to talk through any concerns.
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Sep 4, 2020
knowledgable
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Aug 13, 2020
great doc! I appreciated her warm bedside manner
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Aug 12, 2020
Thank you!
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Aug 10, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is professional as always & great at listening to our concerns and needs.
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Aug 9, 2020
Very thorough and caring
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Aug 7, 2020
She is amazing!
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Aug 6, 2020
always great care
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Aug 6, 2020
We are new to Dr. Svendson as our previous pedi has moved. Dr. Svendson made us feel very comfortable and I was thankful for her kindness, and felt very confident in her skills as a clinician.
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Aug 5, 2020
She is always attentive to the needs and concerns of my kids. I'm grateful she is there to listen and respond.
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Aug 3, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is always pleasant, attentive & professional
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Jul 25, 2020
Dr Svendsen has been such a blessing for our children. She is amazing.
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Jul 21, 2020
always a wonderful experience. she has been our boys pediatrician since they were born. she really cares about them.
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Jul 14, 2020
We love Dr. Svendsen!!!
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Jul 13, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is an amazing doctor and my children actually enjoy going to see her.
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Jul 13, 2020
She always makes us feel valued. I can't think of a time when I have ever visited that I haven't left feeling better about my kids' illness or check up.
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Jul 13, 2020
she always takes time to answer my questions and it's easy to see that she cares.
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Jul 11, 2020
we have been with Dr. Svendsen since our boys were born and we have always been so happy with the care she gives. she really cares about our boys and us.
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Jul 8, 2020
I have never experienced in the 7+ years I've used Scott and white as a service provider had such a pleasant experience. The staff was extremely friendly and the doctor was very "warm" I liked how she explained everything and made sure we were comfortable. I also like how she acknowledged me and held conversations with me. The nurse who administered my sons shot was great as well she made sure my son was comfortable , she talked him through everything and helped to ease his anxiety because she could tell he was nervous about his shots. I just really liked my experience that day.
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Jul 3, 2020
We love Dr. Svendsen! She's been our son's pediatrician since he was born, and now she's seeing our newborn daughter. She's been great with our kiddos and patient with our questions. Her staff is equally wonderful!
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Jul 3, 2020
Dr. Svendsen went above and beyond for kiddo on this last visit. Our daughter has special needs and injured her ear badly enough that she needed sutures. Dr. Svendsen handled everything for us--contacting the ER, arranging for a plastic surgeon and making sure that everyone who would come in contact with our daughter knew that she had autism. Our daughter's visit to the ER went beautifully, and her follow-up appointment with Dr. Svendsen was great. Dr. Svendsen truly is one of the best in your system. Whatever it takes to keep her at your hospital, do it!
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Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is AMAZING with my kids and keeps them on track to a healthy present and future
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Jun 30, 2020
She was very patient and helpful in easing fears and anxiety about the issues we went to discuss.
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Jun 28, 2020
Dr. Svendsen and staff have always been great with my kids! Grateful to have them in BCS!
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Jun 27, 2020
wonderful visit
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Jun 25, 2020
I really like Dr Svendsen. She always makes my daughter, and myself feel comfortable. We never feel rushed.
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr Svednsen always listens and truly cares about helping her patients, it shows and is greatly appreciated.
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Jun 18, 2020
Completely puts my mind at ease and has educated me on issues regarding both my sons.
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr Svendsen takes great care of our family!
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Svendsen takes great care of our family!
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr Svendsen takes great care of our family!
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Jun 16, 2020
great! no complaints
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Jun 13, 2020
this is our first time my son meet doctor Svendsen, and my son love her, he all smile when he meet her. doctor Svendsen give a thorough exam and explained my son condition thoroughly so we understand his condition better.
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Jun 10, 2020
Dr Svendsen has been my daughter's pediatrician for 18 years. She is the best. I have trusted her and appreciated her wisdom, her calm demeanor, and her ability to relate to both me and my daughter. Dr Svendsen is exceptional.
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Jun 9, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is very professional. She is considerate and knowledgeable. Best pediatrician ever!
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Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Svendsen continues to be an amazing doctor to our children.
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May 29, 2020
Dr. Svendsen always takes the time to listen and answer questions.
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May 28, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is amazing. I trust her with the care of children, which she has done for over 20 years.
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May 19, 2020
Dr. S seems to really love her profession. She is kind and shows deep care for our son's health. She is a fine pediatrician.
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May 9, 2020
Dr. Svendsen has a wonderful attitude and provided a fun, relaxed visit. She showed genuine concern about my son. She asked all the right questions to determine his overall health at his level of understanding. She also gave him some personal anecdotes from her own life to better relate to him. This was his first time with her (the primary care physician he had all his life recently left), and he really enjoyed her.
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May 4, 2020
Dr. Svendsen is such a great doctor that I hope never to have to choose another provider for my daughter. She trusts her so much to open up and speak about ANYTHING concerning her health, well being, etc.
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Apr 28, 2020
My husband recently started working for (and now has insurance through) CHI St Joseph. However, we will continue using Dr Svendsen and BSW, because she has known and treated each of my children since birth. She is kind, genuine, and caring. She takes our concerns seriously.
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Apr 28, 2020
great experience. listens well to concerns and easy to talk to
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Apr 26, 2020
I have already recommended him to friends.
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Apr 26, 2020
I have already recommended him to friends.
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Apr 18, 2020
very professional, answer's every question and is knowledgeable
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Apr 17, 2020
went great!
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Apr 16, 2020
Asked what questions/concerns I had about newborn's health. I felt any questions I had were answered in a way that put my (a new parent's) mind at ease. She had a great attitude and really positive energy.
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Apr 10, 2020
We had an exceptional experience visiting with a pediatrician that is not our regular. She spent time talking us through things knowing this wasn't our first and we very much appreciated her for that!
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Apr 2, 2020
My kids love Dr. Svendsen and my husband and I trust her and the care she provides to all our children.
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Apr 2, 2020
She was amazing! very insightful and helpful. everyone went above and beyond to protect my baby and I during this CoVid situation. highly recommended! much better experience that with the first lady we had.
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