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Brian Michael Knieriem, OD

Optometry
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • 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
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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
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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 - 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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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - 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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • Education: OD, University of Alabama/Physician Assistant Program (1984)
Certifications
  • Optometry - American Board of Optometry
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, Brian Michael Knieriem, OD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(489)
Overall: 4.8*
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May 31, 2020
A very godly and caring man. Liked him alot
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May 31, 2020
Very good
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May 30, 2020
excellent care provider
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May 30, 2020
Always a good experience with this doctor.
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May 30, 2020
The best care provider ever. Wonderful person.
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May 30, 2020
Excellent knowledgeable care provider and one of the nicest people you will ever deal with.
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May 29, 2020
very nice and careing
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May 29, 2020
He showed alot concen about my questions and answered them and answered them where I could understand.
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May 29, 2020
Been going to Dr. Knerium for years. Really respect him.
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May 27, 2020
very good
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May 27, 2020
very friendly a helpful !
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May 26, 2020
He was caring, thorough, and kind.
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May 26, 2020
good care
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May 26, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. Knieriem for many years and have always been exceptionally satisfied with him and the clinic staff.
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May 25, 2020
Dr. Knierium was very friendly, nice, and promptly took care of my problem. I was very comfortable with him and liked him very much.
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May 24, 2020
genuine, excellent doctor
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May 23, 2020
Very good
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May 22, 2020
excellent doctor
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May 21, 2020
Dr Knieriem is always thorough, kind and explains very well. I value his expertise and am thankful for his prayers.
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May 20, 2020
Exceptional
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May 19, 2020
Excellent! Listens. Explains everything well. I am blessed by each visit with him.
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May 19, 2020
Dr & staff are extremely friendly, courteous and professional! A+++++
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May 18, 2020
The Nurse was extremely patient with me and very thorough .The Doctor repeated a test to alleviate my concerns.
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May 17, 2020
Excellent
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May 17, 2020
he is very caring, he is awesome.
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May 16, 2020
He's The Best.
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May 16, 2020
It was excellent
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May 15, 2020
very professional and proficient
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May 15, 2020
Dr Knieriem is a caring and knowledgeable doctor.
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May 14, 2020
Dr is caring and explains what my eyes needs.
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May 14, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. Knieriem for many years. He has always been a kind, caring, personable physician. I always recommend him to anyone who asks.
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May 13, 2020
quite
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May 13, 2020
excellent
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May 13, 2020
always feel he has my best interest at heart. good attitude. never rushed
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May 12, 2020
the doctor and nurses the performed my exam were fantastic!
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May 11, 2020
Dr. Knierem is always very caring and concerned for my eye health. He explains things in terms that I can understand
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May 11, 2020
Kind, compassionate Christian man. He diagnosed my issue and provided the medicine that has cured me. Can't imagine anything better in a care provider.
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May 10, 2020
very professional and took care of my eye problem.
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May 7, 2020
I have gone to Dr. K for many years and he also treated my dad for eye issues so it is nice that he knows me and my family history. Always very personal and caring.
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May 6, 2020
He's always been good to me.
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May 5, 2020
I was impressed with how quickly the clinic was able to reschedule my appt after it was initially canceled due to COVID. All of the staff and care team used appropriate precautions with screening and checking in while still making me feel welcome and respected. Lastly, Dr. K is awesome! He took time to explain things to me and gave great medical advice.
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May 4, 2020
He answered all my questions and took care of my problem.
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May 3, 2020
Dr. Knieriem Is a considerate, knowledgeable, gracious physician. I have no complaints at all about the care and attention I received during the visit.
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May 3, 2020
He was very helpful and explained things tome.
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May 2, 2020
Very personable and knowledgeable.
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Apr 29, 2020
my appointment was rescheduled due to Covid19. Both the nurse and the doctor took the time to talk to me to see how I was feeling and if there were any problems. Told him about my redness and he exyto me that it is dry eye issues and gave me a list of eye drops. Also gave me his card to call if I have any other issues. Very professional all around
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Apr 28, 2020
He is always friendly caring and efficient.
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Apr 11, 2020
very nice and cheerful. was concerned with my problem.
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Mar 24, 2020
I've been going to Dr. Knieriem for many years. He is smart, kind, friendly, thorough, and a great optometrist.
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Mar 22, 2020
Always nice and competent.
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Mar 21, 2020
The doctor and I disagree on how to treat my issues, but I am trying what he recommended.
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Mar 20, 2020
very Godly person
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Mar 19, 2020
excellent
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Mar 18, 2020
I love Dr Kneriem and have confidently recommended him to many friends and family members
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Mar 18, 2020
nice guy
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Mar 16, 2020
Warm and responsive to my questions and concerns about my eye health
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Mar 16, 2020
I have seen him for 20+ years, he has always treated me like I am the only patient scheduled that day. He is compassionate and attentive.
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Mar 15, 2020
Excellent!
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Mar 14, 2020
Appeared knowledgeable, polite and punctual
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Mar 14, 2020
my family has always had a great experience when visiting this office.
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Mar 12, 2020
Displays professional conduct, appearance is very neat and groomed, has a pleasant personality and very patient friendly; would not be able to receive any better care anywhere. Quite pleased with my experience
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Mar 10, 2020
Every person I encountered during this visit were courteous, professional and friendly.
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Mar 9, 2020
thorough, professional, friendly
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Mar 7, 2020
All nurses, staff and the Dr. provided the up most great care
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Mar 7, 2020
Dr. Knieriem is the best!
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Mar 7, 2020
This was a very positive experience. My provider, his staff assistant, and the clinic technicians were friendly, courteous, and above all, professional in evaluating my vision throughout my visit.
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Mar 7, 2020
Excellent professional and compassion
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Mar 7, 2020
I've been with Dr Kneriem for a long time and have always enjoyed his professionalism and respect, very personable and excellent doctor.
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Mar 6, 2020
excellent
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Mar 5, 2020
Excellent care.
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Mar 5, 2020
as good and caring as I was told by my friends (his patients)
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Mar 4, 2020
both the doctor and his assistant explained what my condition entril and the steps that can be taken to correct the issue. other than my primary care doctor, this is the first time i have encountered this type of service. Thank you.
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Mar 4, 2020
very good experience
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Mar 3, 2020
Dr Knieriem is the very best. consider him a friend as well as great doctor
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Mar 3, 2020
The doctor did a very thorough exam and called me himself to give me the results of a test that was done.
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Feb 18, 2020
everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Feb 16, 2020
Always feels a little rushed.
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Feb 16, 2020
Staff were very professional in all areas from reception to assistant and the Doctor.
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Feb 15, 2020
First visit as we are new to Temple. Very impressed with him.
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Feb 14, 2020
he is by far the best around
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Feb 14, 2020
Ever thing was very good.
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Feb 13, 2020
wonderful treatment, an awesome team of professionals
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Feb 13, 2020
very good , on time
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Feb 13, 2020
Dr. Knieriem is always courteous, professional, and thorough. He actually cares about his patients.
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Feb 13, 2020
Providers were excellent: congenial, caring and very informative.
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Feb 12, 2020
very good
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Feb 12, 2020
All staff members I encountered, from the receptionist, the technician, and the physician, were all very courteous, kind, had very positive attitudes, and showed real care about me and my concerns.
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Feb 11, 2020
Very professional and friendly. Answered all of my guestions. Dr. Knierman has been my provider for many years and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Feb 11, 2020
We've using Dr Knieriem for years and just love him! He cares about his patients!
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Feb 11, 2020
very good
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Feb 11, 2020
friendly, professional, knowledgeable, skilled
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Feb 11, 2020
felt I was provided with a thorough eye exam
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Feb 11, 2020
Always spot on!
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Feb 10, 2020
He has always taken care of my eye health. He is kind and friendly.
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Feb 9, 2020
Comforting, professional, and thorough.
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Feb 9, 2020
Always very friendly and helpful
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Feb 7, 2020
Thorough. Gave information as I asked.
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Feb 5, 2020
excellent
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Feb 5, 2020
wonderful provider and staff!
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Feb 4, 2020
great experience
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Feb 4, 2020
very thorough and easy to talk to
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Feb 3, 2020
excellent
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Jan 30, 2020
a good visit,he is an excellent doctor and a great assess to the Baylor Scott& White team
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Jan 30, 2020
Nice man
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Jan 29, 2020
I have personally known Brian since I met him and his wife taking ballroom dancing lessons about 15 years. he is a wonderful, caring person and an excellent Therapeutic Optometrist.
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Jan 28, 2020
other appointments for more testing made for me. I think that was good .
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Jan 28, 2020
listen to what I said! had answers to my concerns! Friendly and Funny!
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Jan 28, 2020
entire visit when smoothly and everyone was polite and helpful
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Jan 27, 2020
I have used this doctor for about 10 or more years. He has always been on time and took a lot of time examining me and talking to me. I was very disappointed on this visit. After the assistant finished with the examination and putting in drops to dilate my eyes, I waited approximately 45-50 minutes before the doctor came in. He walked in and said well everything is the same so I won't see you for another year. He was ready for me to leave. Last year he talked with me a long time about cataracts and that this year I would probably need cataract surgery. He mentioned nothing about that this time and I had to ask him about it. He said no not this year. Last year he gave me a prescription for new glasses but said that since I probably would need cataract surgery this year I didn't have to get new glasses if I didn't want to. I told him that I still had the prescription. He said that it isn't good past one year but made no effort to give me a new one. He didn't seem interested at all and I guess it could be because he was running late. My appointment was for 1:15 pm so don't think he could be that late. As an afterthought he wheeled his chair over to me and looked at my eyes through the machine for maybe one minute and then said I was through. He has always been different, I don't know why it was this way this time. I will continue to see him, but was not pleased with the way I was treated.
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Jan 27, 2020
Feel very comfortable with Dr. K. I've seen him for awhile and he's a great family and Christian man. Very appreciative of that.
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Jan 27, 2020
It was a pleasure. Very kind, courteous, patient, my child and I were so comfortable with with. It is such a pleasant visit. My child and I walked out feeling very happy and well taken care of. He took his time with my daughter, he made my day for sure!
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Jan 26, 2020
I have seen this provider for years for my routine eye exams. I also saw him late last year for a more urgent eye issue. He is always pleasant and caring.
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Jan 24, 2020
he's great!
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Jan 24, 2020
Very caring and knowledgeable.
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Jan 24, 2020
very professional and great care
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Jan 23, 2020
Comparably eye people!
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Jan 23, 2020
I have always appreciated this doctor...he listens, is responsive, is well informed and is kind. My only concern is he doesn't practice in Waco.
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Jan 23, 2020
carrying listened to my concerns.
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Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Knieriem is an absolutely jewel. he is very professional with a huge amount of heart.
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Jan 21, 2020
The doctor and staff were very professional as always.
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Jan 18, 2020
Knowledgeable caring professional
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Jan 18, 2020
Always very professional. Easy to talk to and explains all my concerns extremely well. Very satisfied with my visits with him.
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Jan 16, 2020
He was very courteous and after the exam I felt he explained things very well and anyone who needs to go to the clinic I will recommend him he is an awesome dr
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Jan 16, 2020
It was good
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Jan 16, 2020
He was in a hurry, spent about 3 minutes with and off we went for ex-ray and that was it. I don't how he arrived with the new prescription he gave me.
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Jan 16, 2020
always polite and helpful
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Jan 15, 2020
I got in and out quicker than I expected. both the assistant and the doctor answered my questions. both were very friendly.
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Jan 14, 2020
great
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Jan 14, 2020
Very Personable
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Jan 11, 2020
He listened to my concerns and took time to check my eyes. my husband and I were very pleased with his care.
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Jan 11, 2020
very good
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Jan 11, 2020
really enjoy this Dr he is very informative & gives wonderful suggestionshe is a very good Dr & very personable
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Jan 10, 2020
He is very caring, competent, efficient practice, Christian. LOVE seeing him!!
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Jan 9, 2020
he is great
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Jan 8, 2020
wouldn't have anyone else check my eyes!
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Jan 8, 2020
experience and professional service and advice
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Jan 7, 2020
very good care
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Jan 4, 2020
Wonderful service from my provider.
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