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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 - Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • 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
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended 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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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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
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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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
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 Health Sciences Center -OKC (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 (172) for Brian J Hood, MD

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Jan 10, 2023
Very thorough,and professional
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Jan 10, 2023
Dr. Hood was very thorough when he explained things to me and left very little for me to question. I really enjoyed talking with him plus he was a great listener.
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Jan 10, 2023
Got an appointment quickly. He explained what we thought was wrong in simple terms and gave me confidence in his ability to address the problem.
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Jan 7, 2023
He takes the time to answer all your questions and doesn't rush you out of the appointment.
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Jan 7, 2023
Dr Hood is a good listener, he's kind and always available to me when I need him.
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Jan 5, 2023
So personable.. Made me feel like he had all the time in the world for me
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Jan 5, 2023
Great experience! Dr Hood was professional and knowledgeable and explain test results! He took the time to listen and made me feel better about my test results!
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Jan 3, 2023
Dr. Hood really makes me feel like he wants to help me.
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Dec 29, 2022
Diagnosed right away and was very charasmstic before and during and after Surgery
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Dec 29, 2022
Initial visit was good and additional testing was recommended and referral was provided.
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Dec 22, 2022
Very personable, kind and caring.
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Dec 22, 2022
Dr Hood explains the patient's situation and offers options to resolve issues.
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Dec 22, 2022
Caring manner, takes time to explain, and knowledgeable
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Dec 20, 2022
Great doctor
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Dec 15, 2022
He takes the time to visit with the patients.
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Dec 14, 2022
I found Dr. Hood easy to talk to and helpful with regard to helping me understand my health needs.
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Dec 13, 2022
Took his time to get to understand my situation
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Dec 9, 2022
He's affable, down to earth and knows his stuff. Amazing guy.
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Dec 6, 2022
Friendly staff and Dr Hood took time to fully communicate treatments.
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Dec 6, 2022
My husband and I are very pleased with our visit. I'm hopeful Dr can help me with my chronic back pain.
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Dec 6, 2022
He was thorough, friendly and very professional. Incredible "bed side" manor.
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Nov 19, 2022
Very professional and knowledgable. Excellent bedside manner.
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Nov 15, 2022
Dr Hood was excellent as was his staff. They were all courteous and extremely knowledgeable about my condition. Dr Hood is one of the best Doctors I've ever been treated by
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Nov 13, 2022
Excellent doctor, experienced and explained everything in detail
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Nov 12, 2022
Dr Hood was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and took the time to explain in detail the cause of my symptoms and gave several options for treatment.
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Nov 12, 2022
Dr Hood provided thorough explanation of all options, including everything from surgery to physical therapy. This allowed me to make an educated decision regarding the best solution for my problem
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Nov 8, 2022
I had a lot of questions about a potential upcoming procedure and he answered all of them comprehensively.
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Nov 3, 2022
Professional, pleasant, informative and a pleasure to meet
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Nov 2, 2022
Very personable and interested in my comfort and understanding.
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Nov 1, 2022
Very nice guy
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Nov 1, 2022
Great personality! Understand my problem and fixed my back pain.
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Oct 29, 2022
Dr. Hood listened to my concerns carefully. After discussion, a plan for diagnostic work was decided. Dr. Hood was concerned, courteous, and professional.
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Oct 27, 2022
He had thoroughly reviewed my scans before I arrived and even saw me early, as I had arrived early. Took time to explain things to me and answered all my questions. I was very comfortable with his conservative approach to my condition. He patiently answered all my questions.
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr Hood was kind, explained my condition to me and generally very down to earth, and humble. Positive and didn't suggest surgery.
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr. Hood is wonderful! He's very friendly, caring easy to talk to. He spent lots of time getting to know me and my situation.
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Oct 24, 2022
The provider and PA and front desk staff treated me with respect, listened to my concerns and ordered tests to help diagnose the issues. I couldn't be happier that they are at least attempting to figure out what's causing my pain.
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Oct 24, 2022
Dr Hood showed sincere concern about my issues.
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Oct 20, 2022
Very pleased with Dr. Hood. Very professional, knowledgeable and caring.
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Oct 20, 2022
Polite and listened to my concerns
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Oct 20, 2022
Everybody professional nice
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Oct 13, 2022
Very honest ! I appreciate a neuro surgeon that has the patients best interest in mind even if it doesn't lead to surgery right away!
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Oct 6, 2022
Dr. Hood is awesome. He has a great bedside manner, and positive attitude. He just oozes with confidence, not ego, and I felt comfortable from the moment I met him. I am glad that I got him as my surgeon!
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Oct 4, 2022
Friendly, attentive, informative and seem to be genuinely concerned about my condition
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Oct 2, 2022
Dr. Is very nice
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Oct 2, 2022
Outstanding
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Sep 28, 2022
Provider was very knowledgeable about my condition and had a vital treatment plan. Very courteous and formal with me . Best provider I've seen in a while.!
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Sep 27, 2022
Appreciated his demeanor and willingness to provide his detailed assessment, along with answering all of my questions.
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Sep 27, 2022
Dr. Hood took all the time needed to explain my condition and all of my options.
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Sep 21, 2022
He reviewed my MRI and answered all my questions. I now an comfortable moving on making a big health related decision. He is very good with the pro and cons.
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Sep 15, 2022
Excellent
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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 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 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 8, 2022
Explaining clearly problems to patient
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Sep 3, 2022
Explained everything
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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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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
Very polite and listened well to how I was hurting
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Aug 16, 2022
Great experience.
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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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