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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 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 Nov 13, 2019, Brian Michael Knieriem, OD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(523)
Overall: 4.8*
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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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Jan 3, 2020
Dr. knieriem always takes the time to listen not only about your medical situation but you as a person. He is a qualified doctor and fine human being.
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Jan 2, 2020
plight and listen to my concerns
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Jan 2, 2020
Very professional.
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Jan 2, 2020
I look forward to seeing Dr. Knieriem each year for my annual eye exam. He is very knowledgeable and makes me feel respected and cared for.
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Jan 2, 2020
They took very good care of me
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Jan 1, 2020
Experienced, thorough professional.
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Jan 1, 2020
very caring and did a great job
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Jan 1, 2020
Every thing was very comfortable and pleasant.
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Dec 31, 2019
Friendly, professional
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Dec 31, 2019
great guy. friendly & knowledgeable.
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Dec 31, 2019
very professional and courteous
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Dec 11, 2019
they put the patient's care their priority.
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Dec 11, 2019
very intuitive, very personable, answered any & all questions
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Dec 11, 2019
great
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Dec 4, 2019
excellent doctor
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Dec 4, 2019
thank you for your very good service. impressive.
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Dec 4, 2019
Excellent visit
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Nov 30, 2019
The doctor was so kind, definitely a Christian. I was totally cared for and I appreciate the wonderful treatment by all who worked with me.
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Nov 27, 2019
he was good seemed to carefully decide my treatment
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr. Knieriem is a great doctor.
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Nov 26, 2019
very informative in condition I was experiencing. provider was compassionate about my fear. provider was very reassuring and took the time to pray for me and the care team who will perform my surgery.
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Nov 26, 2019
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY
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Nov 26, 2019
Excellent care
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Nov 21, 2019
very good
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Nov 20, 2019
Dr. Knieriem takes time to explain everything. I will continue to see him because of the time he takes with me.
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Nov 20, 2019
Doctor has a great bedside manner. very kind.
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Nov 16, 2019
Very well done.
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Nov 16, 2019
did not check if testing covered by insurance before treatment
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Nov 16, 2019
Good care and good information.
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Nov 15, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Knieriem for over 20 years. So he knows my conditions very well and takes good care of me as well.
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Nov 15, 2019
Excellent, as usual!
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Nov 15, 2019
very pleased
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Nov 14, 2019
alway caring and professional
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Nov 14, 2019
always makes me feel confident
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Nov 14, 2019
Used this provider for several years. Very impressed with the level of care provided.
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Nov 13, 2019
great
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Nov 12, 2019
Excellent doctor and quality care
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Nov 10, 2019
My provider took very good care of my eyes. it is a blessing to have him. He is excellent!
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Nov 8, 2019
was well looked after the appointment was on time and the provider showed that he cared and I got my good results
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Nov 8, 2019
I have never been so impressed with an eye dr. as I was with Dr. Knieriem. Everything about him was remarkable. I had about given up on my problem. Thank you BSW for accepting my insurance.
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Nov 7, 2019
The Dr. knew my history so I felt he was well informed
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Oct 31, 2019
very friendly and he is really nice especially with the patient
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Oct 31, 2019
well pleased with service
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Oct 29, 2019
Great. Very friendly. I was very blessed to find such a wonderful team.
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Oct 27, 2019
Dr. Knieriam was very professional, obviously very efficient in his exam and using the equipment, very friendly. I have found him to be right in line with all treatment and staff at BS&W.
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Oct 27, 2019
caring doctor and takes time
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Oct 26, 2019
he is wonderful, as a Doc and as a Man!
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Oct 26, 2019
excellent service
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Oct 26, 2019
Dr. Kneriem and his staff are caring and professional.
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Oct 25, 2019
excellent provider. very poor availability for appointments at eye clinic.
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Oct 24, 2019
This doctor has been seeing me for years for my eye care I would not won't to change doctors
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Oct 23, 2019
Always have great appointments and all staff is involved in the process. They always show courtesy toward the patient.
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Oct 23, 2019
dr Knieriem has been my eye doctor for many years.
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Oct 23, 2019
Very personable. Listened not to provide a response but to provide informative feedback
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Oct 22, 2019
very fine
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Oct 22, 2019
wonderful
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Oct 21, 2019
Very informative. Answered all questions.
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Oct 19, 2019
I have been a patient for my doctor since 1995. I am so pleased with my care.
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Oct 17, 2019
The doctor was very informative and gave me a very thorough eye exam.
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Oct 16, 2019
very thorough and professional service
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Oct 16, 2019
Dr. Knieriem, is very friendly and easy to talk to about my eye sight.
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Oct 15, 2019
I wouldn't want to see anyone else.
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Oct 13, 2019
He is a very kind and thorough Doctor
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Oct 11, 2019
he took the time to review his notes from the last time I saw him and noted the differences since them. He asked how I had been since then and showed interest in me as a person not just another appointment.
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Oct 11, 2019
he took the time to explain all the issues and what he considered was the possible cause and then we discussed with me the best thing to do to help great service
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Oct 10, 2019
A wonderful caring provider
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