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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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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 - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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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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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 - 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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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 - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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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)
Certifications
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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, Brite John Chalunkal, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(217)
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Apr 23, 2019
He is a great young man who I followed to his new office. He feels like one of my sons but he is most professional in his role as my doctor.
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Apr 22, 2019
Excellent
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Apr 19, 2019
This provider has always treated me with respect and courtesy. He listens to my problems and suggests treatments that will help the first visit.
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Apr 19, 2019
he is very caring and so is all of the staff. they take time to make sure everything is understood.
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Apr 18, 2019
excellent
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Apr 18, 2019
Dr C and his staff are amazing. He is so caring and attentive. He always takes time and makes me feel important this is something that is very rare in most doctors. I just love him
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Apr 17, 2019
Excellent knowledge, care, concern, and easy to discuss illness with.
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Apr 16, 2019
dr c and his staff are amazing!
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Apr 15, 2019
very well pleased, felt very comfortable, he was very interested in my health and well-being. very satisfied with the service provided.
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Apr 14, 2019
If it were possible, I would rate this office, staff, & med team higher than a ten!EVERYONE I saw was kind, considerate, & showed great compassion for my well-being! Thank you all!
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Apr 14, 2019
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Apr 13, 2019
Very friendly, yet professional. Willing to take whatever time with me as was needed. Clearly explained results of testing.
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Apr 12, 2019
I could not be any more satisfied with the care I received. Doctor was superb and the nurses were kind and friendly and made me feel very comfortable in their care. Hospital was peaceful beautiful and very clean. Thanks to our for the care you gave.
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Apr 12, 2019
He made an effort to connect to both me and my husband...listened and questioned...explained his thinking and treatment plan completely.
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Apr 11, 2019
always friendly and knowledgeable. doesn\'t rush.
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Apr 8, 2019
Dr Chalunkal is great! his MA is one of the nicest and caring ladies ever .Both non jodgmental and friendly ! I was nervous they made me feel very calm and at ease .
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Apr 5, 2019
Great Physican.
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Apr 3, 2019
I am always treated respectfully by all members of the staff here. The doctor always answers my questions and I am never rushed when I need the time to explain any changes since my last apt. The staff never makes me feel rushed or that they aren\'t fully giving me their complete attention.
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Apr 3, 2019
i felt at ease & I felt respected & listened to while in this office. The nurse/assistant was very thorough & sympathetic with me while I filled out my health history & Dr Chalunkal spent more time with me than another probably would have listening to my vague symptoms.
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Mar 29, 2019
I have nothing but positive things to say about my visit. The facility was clean, the time it took to see me wasn\'t long at all and EVERYONE was so friendly and accommodating. I will definitely refer anyone to Dr. Chalunkal!!
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Mar 24, 2019
concerned about patient ; kind friendly manner; understands patient concern; easy to talk to
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Mar 18, 2019
my experience has been excellent and I am extremely happy with the care and attention I receive.
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Mar 17, 2019
Dr Chalunkal is a very compassionate &great physician
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Mar 16, 2019
Dr. Chalunkal takes time to listen.
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Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Chalunkal with out a doubt is one of Baylor\'s finest and his staff are wonderful
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Mar 14, 2019
He took the time to listen to my concerns . He was professional and caring with explanations that I could understand. He gave me options on how to help with my pain.
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Mar 13, 2019
he is wonderful!
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Mar 12, 2019
Dr. C is very good and very polite and he has a lot of patients. I was very nervous and he was concern and helped me to be calm and relaxed. Dr. C is great!!
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Mar 11, 2019
Thorough, patient, caring
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Mar 10, 2019
by far the best care and compassion I have ever received from a doctor and his staff. thank you so much!
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Mar 7, 2019
Loved him!!!
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Mar 7, 2019
staff was friendly, kind, cared about me. waiting room not crowded and health/nutritional educational programs on Tv for entertainment. dr C and his nurse seemed glad to see me.
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Mar 1, 2019
Dr. Chalunkal listened carefully to me. He prescribed two kinds of treatment that relieved my pain. I am so glad I went to see him, and am doing very well one week afterwards.
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Feb 26, 2019
I have always been impressed with this rprovider and the staff. They co a wonderful job.
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Feb 24, 2019
Was a great experience for my first visit to this office and Doctor. I was seen at my appointment time and Dr. Chalunkal nurse and him spent a good amount of time with me. I had a lot of questions that were all addressed in a warm caring way. I was very happy and impressed with the quality of care from this team.
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Feb 22, 2019
Received excell care and attention. My second time to this provider each time treated great. Admire all of them and the work they are doing.
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Feb 22, 2019
very professional specialist
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Feb 22, 2019
Dr. C takes time to review my situation and is easy to talk to.
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