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Brian J Hood, MD

Neurosurgery

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About Brian J Hood, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
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
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
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
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Tulsa (2006)
  • Internship: Surgery, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Tulsa (2007)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2013)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spine Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
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 (160) for Brian J Hood, MD

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Sep 10, 2022
Dr. Hood spent time explaining my MRI film as well as my options. Was pleased with his easy manner and knowledge.
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Sep 10, 2022
He listened to everything I had to share. Gave me options that I appreciate
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Sep 10, 2022
Asked about and listened to reason for visit. Used plastic spine to explain the situation in my back causing my back pain. He had reviewed and understood the previous Doctor opinions and tests on my back.
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Sep 10, 2022
He has a great personality and is very perfesional
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Sep 8, 2022
Explaining clearly problems to patient
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Sep 8, 2022
I love Dr Hood,he is so friendly ,explains the roots of ya problems and solutions to them..he is personable.
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Sep 3, 2022
Personable yet professional. Straight forward comments. A take-action type of doctor. Looking forward to his opinions regarding my treatment.
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Sep 3, 2022
Explained everything
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Aug 30, 2022
Explains in detail all treatment plans
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Aug 30, 2022
He was good
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Aug 25, 2022
Dr. Hood provides a complete caring and professional personna. He listens and understands his patients concerns which provides a sense of trust.
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Aug 25, 2022
Great surgeon and provided great after care.
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Aug 20, 2022
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Professional staff.
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Aug 20, 2022
Excellent listener. Very knowledgeable. Explains things well.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very personable
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Aug 18, 2022
Compassionate, caring, and good listener.
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Aug 17, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 16, 2022
Great experience.
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Aug 16, 2022
Very polite and listened well to how I was hurting
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Aug 14, 2022
He's a great provider.
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Aug 11, 2022
He & his PA was very thorough & didn't rush, but took the time to listen. He also gave me options to try to fix my problem.
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Jul 7, 2022
Dr Hood explained my problem in a courteous and professional way. Answered all my questions.
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Jul 7, 2022
I like his direct style.
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Jul 7, 2022
I felt cared for from the moment I entered that office.
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Jun 28, 2022
He makes me feel very comfortable. I was able to speak freely without fear of intimidation. He's great.
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Jun 27, 2022
Very good doctor
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Jun 26, 2022
Dr. Hood was so kind to us after my son's traumatic brain injury. He never rushed us, he answered all of our questions, he was patient and so knowledgeable. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor to guide us through the situation we were in.
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Jun 22, 2022
Received relevant information about issue and Dr listened about concerns with possible treatment options.
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Jun 20, 2022
Dr. Hood put me at ease.
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Jun 18, 2022
Very helpful in giving us choices of procedures.
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Jun 16, 2022
Dr Hood put me at ease with his kind personality and a bit of humor. I really felt comfortable and confident I was in good hands. I appreciate that.
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Jun 16, 2022
Dr.Hood has the best personality , very smart and you can tell he knows what he is doing.. Very down to earth , easy to talk too.
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Jun 14, 2022
Was very impressed with Dr Hood and his whole staff. Very compassionate and caring. Was a blessing to have met them and am grateful I was led in their direction.
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Jun 14, 2022
A good listener
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Jun 13, 2022
Excellent care provider. Very knowledgeable. Listened to my concerns and inputs. Made me feel comfortable with his advice. Appreciate the way he explained the issues and concerns about my medical condition, prognosis and care.
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Jun 11, 2022
This was a very nice experience considering I am in pain. The staff and the doctor were very nice and friendly and took their time with me. They actually got me in early which is remarkable.
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Jun 11, 2022
This was an initial visit. It was excellent.
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Jun 9, 2022
Great personality. 1st time seeing him.
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Jun 7, 2022
Dr Hood listens to your issues and explains things well
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May 28, 2022
Dr. Hood was very patient and thorough in his analysis. He explained his findings very clearly and answered all questions in detail.
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May 27, 2022
Very good
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May 26, 2022
Very pleasant and friendly. Very punctual.
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May 26, 2022
Wonderful experience. I was very impressed.
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May 19, 2022
Very relaxed , very friendly , good listener
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May 17, 2022
Personable and professional
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May 17, 2022
Dr Hood was very professional and he made you feel he really cared
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May 10, 2022
He explained what would happen if I decide to have the surgery and gave me my options
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May 7, 2022
Very satisfied with his diagnosis and treatment
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May 5, 2022
Excellent relationship established real fast. Set me at ease very quickly.
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May 3, 2022
Could not be more please than I was in the approach and attention that I received from Dr Hood.
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May 2, 2022
He was very patient with me, listened to what I had to say and gave me options
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Apr 19, 2022
Dr Hood in my opinion, is a excellent Dr. He explained very throughly my problem, and the procedure to fix the issue. I have complete confidence in Dr Hood, and will recommend his service to everyone.
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Apr 15, 2022
Doctor showed concern for my well-being. He was very genuine and professional.
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Apr 10, 2022
He reviewed the records I brought and didn't lecture me.
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