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Brian Michael Knieriem, OD

Optometry
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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 Only
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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 HMO
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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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Aetna - US Access
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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
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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
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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
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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 - AARP Medicare Complete
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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 - CHIP
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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 - 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
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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 Mar 4, 2019, Brian Michael Knieriem, OD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(494)
Overall: 4.8*
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Aug 1, 2019
I have always been well treated by Dr Knieriem and his staff.
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Aug 1, 2019
Very nice
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Jul 31, 2019
I always am treated courteously by all personnel at my yearly eye check up and feel I receive excellent care.
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Jul 25, 2019
Dr. Knieriem has been my eye care provider for over 20 years. He is courteous, caring, and highly skilled.
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Jul 23, 2019
Very good experience
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Jul 13, 2019
very good
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Jul 13, 2019
I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER COMMENDING EVERYBODY INVOLVED. YOU JUST NEED MORE DR. DR. KNIERIEMS!
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Jul 11, 2019
He is always very kind and professional
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Jul 10, 2019
Kind and thorough. No concerns
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Jul 10, 2019
great experience. very pleased.
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Jul 10, 2019
The Doctor and his staff they were very good and very professional at there work they made me feel very comfortable.
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Jun 29, 2019
very professional care
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Jun 28, 2019
From checking in all the way to seeing the Doctor.. Everyone was great and treated us with totall respect... Very Great Experience..
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Jun 27, 2019
Very reassuring and knowledgeable
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Jun 27, 2019
excellent
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Jun 26, 2019
great job by all
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Jun 25, 2019
excellent.
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Jun 24, 2019
very professional and thorough
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Jun 24, 2019
Dr.Knierien always meets my expectations.
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Jun 21, 2019
wait time for the Dr. was a little long but otherwise the visit with the Dr. was very good.
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Jun 14, 2019
Very Good!
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr Kneriem has always been cheerful and encouraging. He helps me to stay focused on my A1C and blood pressure as it relates to my eyes. He even recalled and asked questions about my last summer\'s vacation. Just amazing how he remembered! He is an all around doctor! I pray for more like him!
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Jun 12, 2019
Dr. Knieriem and his staff are always friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Great provider!
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Jun 9, 2019
The provider gave me the right care I needed and I was very pleased.
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Jun 8, 2019
very good visit!
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Jun 8, 2019
I had to wait 45 minutes past the appointment time to see the doctor
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Jun 8, 2019
I have seen for years he is a very good doctor.
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Jun 8, 2019
Friendly and professional, couldn\'t be more pleased.
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Jun 6, 2019
Excellent service.
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Jun 6, 2019
overall was a good visit
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Jun 3, 2019
very nice and helpful. enjoy going to this doctor
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Jun 1, 2019
Dr. Knierium understands my other health issues and shows his knowledge of how these can impact my eye health.
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Jun 1, 2019
met my expectations
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May 31, 2019
Dr Knieriem and his staf have takencare of me for a long time. I sure dolike what they do!
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May 31, 2019
Very Good.
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May 31, 2019
everyone was very helpful and kind
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May 30, 2019
Dr. Knieriem explained my vision issues with clarity and I think I understand the best course to take in maintaining my ocular health.
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May 30, 2019
I was urgently sent to see this provider as I was going through a bout of shingles on the right side of my head & neck, turning into post herpatic neuralgia with frequent shooting pains. There was concern as the pains were shooting to my R eye, down my jaw & neck. I had one of these just as the assistant began assessment, she did a great job of helping me go through the episode, she was also quick to inform this doctor so he could quickly evaluate me so I could get back home ASAP. Afterward he prayed for me and my husband. Such a personal & caring provider!! Great experience!9
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May 30, 2019
great doctor.
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May 29, 2019
always feel like I am being cared for
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May 29, 2019
the doctor & his assistant were very patient and gave detailed explanations. I am very pleased with the care I received
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May 29, 2019
Been seeing him for years, always pleasant and professional.
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May 28, 2019
first time to see this doctor...., impressed. met all needs. answered all questions. will definitely see again!
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May 25, 2019
very kind through and there to do his best to help me.
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May 25, 2019
very friendly and anxious to do excellent job
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May 24, 2019
He was very patient and listened to my questions and concerns. and gave me thorough explanations.
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May 24, 2019
He is caring, kind, and personable. I have come to him for a number of years and will continue to do so. I live in Waco but do not mind the short drive.
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May 23, 2019
Dr. Knieriem is always pleasant and professional.
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May 22, 2019
very professional. very friendly
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May 22, 2019
always pleasant and everyone very helpful. the experience was sucessfull in every way. Dr and his assistant were of the best.
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May 21, 2019
the wait time was excessive but it was the end of the day and I respect the time he takes with his patients to make sure they are cared for.
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May 21, 2019
It is ALWAYS a pleasure to see Dr. Knieriem. His kindness, competence, concern and knowledge are without peer in my experience.
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May 20, 2019
I have seen Dr. Knieriem for a number of years (10?) since having my two cataract surgeries at this clinic. He is the type of doctor I prefer seeing - a quiet, gentle person who has a caring attitude. He performs the examinations thoroughly and patiently, explains what changes have occurred, and reminds me that I need to keep my diabetes under control to save my eyesight. An appointment with Dr. Knieriem is always a happy time for me, never a dreaded visit.
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May 20, 2019
Dr. Knieriem is always thorough and always ready to answer any questions I have.
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May 18, 2019
all good
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May 18, 2019
very concerned that every thing was OK
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May 17, 2019
Dr Knierium is a wonderful doctor who is concerned and careful about his patient.
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May 17, 2019
excellent !!!
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May 16, 2019
very good
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May 16, 2019
very good
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May 16, 2019
very satisfied with my care
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May 15, 2019
He was very personable and Mede me feel at ease.
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May 15, 2019
he is a very compassionate caring physician.
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May 14, 2019
He always listens to my concerns and has a solution.
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May 14, 2019
Dr. Kneriiam has been my optical provider for nearly 20 years. I have had many problems with my eyes over the years and Dr. Kneriam has done a very good job of solving my problems or getting me to the right people that did solve my problems.
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May 14, 2019
Excellent experience very happy with the staff & Doctor
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May 13, 2019
excellent in every way as usual.Brian has cared for my eyes for 25 yrs. I\'d give him a 10 but only GOD is a 10
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May 11, 2019
answered all questions very well. gave informative information. I trust him
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May 9, 2019
He is always so friendly and always explains everything about my condition.
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May 9, 2019
I couldn\'t have received better care anywhere from any other provider.
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May 9, 2019
have always had a great experience.
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May 9, 2019
I appreciate Brian\'s concern and care as he works with my vision Staff was super; starting with front desk and all the way to completion
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May 8, 2019
waited 55 minutes for provider after eyes dilated. He is excellent.
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May 7, 2019
Care with this provider is always excellent. I have no negative comments at all. Polite, professional, caring. All apply to Dr. Knerium.
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May 4, 2019
He\'s always good.
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May 4, 2019
He took time with me & didn\'t make me feel rushed.
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May 2, 2019
very thorough
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May 1, 2019
Polite,kind,considerate, and professional. Highly recommend Dr. Knieriem to anyone.
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Apr 30, 2019
professional and caring
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Apr 30, 2019
excellent, professional , caring and knowledgeable describes this physician.
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Apr 27, 2019
He was professional,warm,nice,polite and caring.
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Apr 26, 2019
extremely professional and friendly
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Apr 26, 2019
professional expertise.
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Apr 26, 2019
great customer service
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Apr 24, 2019
personable and professional
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Apr 24, 2019
excellent
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Apr 24, 2019
Very pleased with this provider and staff at this clinic.
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Apr 23, 2019
always caring and attentive
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Apr 23, 2019
well pleased
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Apr 23, 2019
Dr. kneirium is the Greatest in every way.
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Apr 23, 2019
only issue I had was report time was for 7:15am and they waited until 7:15am to open the doors? 8 to 10 other patients were waiting outside until someone opened the doors.
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Apr 15, 2019
Always treated with respect. very clear in information about why I was there.
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Apr 11, 2019
I thought the entire staff were very caring and helpful
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Apr 11, 2019
well done
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Apr 10, 2019
one of the best people I know. he is the absolute best.
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Apr 10, 2019
This was my first visit to see this Dr. I am very pleased with him.
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Apr 10, 2019
Great visit
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Apr 9, 2019
Thank you very much for expert evaluation and skillful care.
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Apr 8, 2019
He was excellent and I was very pleased with his service and professionalism.
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Apr 8, 2019
always get great care at Scott and White
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Apr 8, 2019
Dr Knierium was very professional & showed concern for my issues with cataracts. I found out that the cataracts are ready to be removed & he helped me set up an appointment with the cataract surgeon which is my next step. He was kind & very concerned to answer all my questions & concerns. I would definitely recommend him to others
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Apr 6, 2019
friendly and thorough
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Apr 6, 2019
good visit
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Apr 5, 2019
very professional and caring.
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Apr 4, 2019
exceptional Doctor and wonderful person
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Apr 3, 2019
a very fine person and a great doctor.
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Apr 3, 2019
friendly and informative of my visit
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Apr 3, 2019
took back to room to see dr but waited 30 minutes for him to come in
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Apr 2, 2019
my doctor is wonderful
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Apr 2, 2019
Great
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Mar 28, 2019
Provider was very concerned and explained to me the purpose of the visit and how it all ties into my current medical condition.
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Mar 27, 2019
excellent doctor!
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Mar 26, 2019
great
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Mar 26, 2019
Doctor and staff provided professional care and requested additional follow up.
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Mar 26, 2019
overall very outstanding
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Mar 23, 2019
friendly and professional
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Mar 21, 2019
very good
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Mar 19, 2019
Doctor seemed very good, assistant could have taken blood pressure before testing eye pressure with a device.
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Mar 19, 2019
personable, professional, not rushed.
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Mar 19, 2019
very personable Dr.
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Mar 18, 2019
always professional and efficient
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Mar 17, 2019
Pleased with care and especially assistant who makes you feel special. Good visit.
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Mar 16, 2019
Dr. Kneriam and the staff at the eye clinic You\'re always very kind and friendly. I always enjoy going to the clinic.
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Mar 15, 2019
very personable, professional & informative...I will definitely be using him in the future for my eye care!
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Mar 14, 2019
Answered questions and informative.
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Mar 12, 2019
good
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Mar 12, 2019
yes, we love the Scott & White eye clinic, and Dr. Kneiern is so good.
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Mar 12, 2019
Personable yet professional; compassionate; thorough; knowledgeable.
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Mar 12, 2019
He was very good and very thorough.
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Mar 12, 2019
have always seen dr. knierman for my eyes. he is very knowledgeable and courteous
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Mar 12, 2019
very good but the cost of eye wear was a bit more than I expected for some one on a limited income.
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Mar 10, 2019
I received the best of care
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Mar 7, 2019
Provides Excellent care
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Mar 7, 2019
Friendly and warm. Cares.
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Mar 3, 2019
Has been my eye doctor since before he came to S&W. He is an awesome person and care provider.
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Mar 3, 2019
kind, considerate, caring.
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Mar 1, 2019
great
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Mar 1, 2019
I had a very good check-up. The doctor answered all my questions.
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Feb 26, 2019
Taken care of me for years and have been satisfied and am still satisfied.
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Feb 26, 2019
Dr. K is the best. Like being treated by a friend. Excellent in every way. whole family loves him
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