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Brite John Chalunkal, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management
Accepts New Patients
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Brite John Chalunkal, DO specializes in spine disorders and is dedicated to delivering quality care. He is experienced in cervical/lumbar injections and spinal cord stimulation under fluoroscopic guidance along with EMG/NCS and ultrasound guided joint injections. Dr. Chalunkal is fellowshiptrained in pain medicine and where appropriate will treat spine disorders and injuries without surgery using therapy, injections, and other conservative modalities. Dr. Chalunkal is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Westbury, NY and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Chalunkal completed his fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Michigan Health Sciences - Department of Anesthesiology in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Chalunkal is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. He is on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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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 - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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 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 - Federal Select PPO
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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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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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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 Network-Group
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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 - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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 - 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 POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - 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
  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine, U. Of Michigan Health Science Hospital: Mi (2014)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital: Ny (2013)
  • Internship: Rotating, Nassau University Medical Center, Ny (2010)
  • Medical School: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine: Ny (2009)
  • Education: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)
  • Fellowship: University Of Michigan (2014)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital (2013)
  • Internship: Rotating, Nassau University Medical Center (2010)
Certifications
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Phys Med & Reh/Pain Medic
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 13, 2019, Brite John Chalunkal, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(218)
Overall: 4.9*
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Feb 11, 2020
very attentive; good care and follow-up
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Feb 11, 2020
very personal care!
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Feb 8, 2020
Knowledgable and personable and professional
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Feb 4, 2020
always a pleasant experience and prompt service
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Jan 31, 2020
Excellent care.
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Jan 28, 2020
friendly, helpful, eager to know my opinions regarding my care
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Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Chulunkal and his staff were so pleasant and sweet. It made my visit enjoyable even though I got 4 shots in my neck!
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Jan 21, 2020
Dr Chalunkal and staff are always kind and caring. they make it a pleasure to visit with them.
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Jan 21, 2020
professional, informative, caring, friendly
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Jan 20, 2020
first visit went very well. Dr listened to concerns and took them into consideration when making recommendations.
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Jan 19, 2020
Dr. Chalunkal is comfortable to talk to and easy to understand. His explanations of my condition are clear without medical jargon. he is very personable and a pleasure to see.
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Jan 18, 2020
Professional and cares about your health.
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Jan 17, 2020
Always a great visit. Attentive, friendly, and kind.
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Jan 15, 2020
friendlyknowledgeable
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Jan 13, 2020
Dr. Chalunkal is always very friendly and answers any questions I may have.
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Jan 8, 2020
he is the kindest, most compassionate doctor I've ever had.
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Jan 7, 2020
Dr. C was excellent as always.
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Jan 6, 2020
dr C. is always kind and compassionate along with having great clinical skills.
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Jan 4, 2020
He is the nicest, most calm and compassionate doctor that I have EVER had!
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Jan 2, 2020
The doctor and staff are really concerned with my problems and that makes me really appreciate there help.
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Dec 31, 2019
he is very caring and thorough.
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Dec 30, 2019
One of our favorite doctors
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Dec 29, 2019
The doctor is very caring and young. I hope this doesn't change as he gets older and more overwhelmed with patients. it's rare to find doctor's that actually care anymore and that's a real shame.
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Dec 29, 2019
extremely knowledgeable & conservative approach
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Dec 28, 2019
Dr always takes the time to assure me about any concerns and occasionally has gone above and beyond to discuss issues and offer solutions.
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr.Chalunkal and his staff are awesome.I trust him and his staff.
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Dec 26, 2019
always explains in laymen terms. really nice people looking up and saying hello. didn't feel like I was imposing
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr. C was right on time, thorough and very considerate. He communicates well and is very likable.
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr.C engages you immediage4ly. Within minutes you feel that you have known this guy all your life or grew up next door. Prince of a guy.
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Dec 24, 2019
extremely knowledgeable. very professional. very through. best doctor I have ever been to
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Dec 24, 2019
very good patient relationship.
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Dec 21, 2019
Nothing but good words for the help and,understanding
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Dec 19, 2019
Staff and Doctor always caring and willing to spend time to make things clear.
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Dec 16, 2019
very impressed with his knowledge and excellent way of explaining what his options and results would be and options available.
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Dec 11, 2019
Dr. C is an exceptional.
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Dec 11, 2019
It was my first visit. I like him and think he will provide excellent care for me.
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Dec 10, 2019
Dr Cha is a very gentle and caring Doctor
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Dec 4, 2019
very professional
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Nov 4, 2019
experience is the best I've had in a long time, I just pray it continues in the future.
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Nov 4, 2019
Personable, friendly & unhurried although he was behind schedule due to an emergency.
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Nov 3, 2019
they made all instructions very clear and answered all questions.
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Nov 2, 2019
Dr Chalunkal and his staff are always great.
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Nov 2, 2019
Very caring about patient, answers questions to my satisfaction & has wonderful personality with people.
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Oct 31, 2019
very caring, professional, shows concern for my pain issues, explains medical treatments and procedures. Excellent provider!
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Oct 25, 2019
excellent care and results!
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Oct 24, 2019
Awesome group of people! They really care about their patients and really make you feel like you are wanted there. Doctor C. and his staff are a real blessing to us all.
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Oct 23, 2019
Very nice and took the time. Did not feel rushed and he was truly interested in my concerns and problems.
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Oct 22, 2019
great doctor with a great staff.
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Oct 21, 2019
always good experience !
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Oct 20, 2019
listens very caring
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Oct 19, 2019
always warm, friendly, and helpful
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