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Cara Marie Govednik, MD

General Surgery
Accepts New Patients
portal
Locations
About
Dr. Govednik received her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in her third year. She completed her post-graduate surgical training at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple, TX, and then completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, specializing in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. Dr. Govednik is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. She is certified in breast ultrasound, thyroid ultrasound and the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Govednik is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M College of Medicine and practices general surgery with a focus on breast cancer, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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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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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 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 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
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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 - 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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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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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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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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
  • Fellowship: Surgery, Endocrine, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2014)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2013)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Health Sciences Center (San Antonio) (2008)
  • Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery, Tx A&m Hsc Coll Of Med (2014)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Tx A&m Hsc Coll Of Med (2013)
Certifications
  • Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Surgery
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, Cara Marie Govednik, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(65)
Overall: 4.7*
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr G listened and addressed concerns in a logical, compassionate way. She provided options and explained benefits and negs of the options. Walking in I was very hesitant about wanting to work with the oncology group I'd previous met with. She put me at ease quickly and made me feel comfortable with the plan of care WE came up with TOGETHER instead of this is BSW protocol' and you won't benefit unless u follow it precisely.
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Nov 15, 2019
relaxed & thorough !
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Nov 8, 2019
Provider was very caring, thorough and understanding with my needs.
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Oct 12, 2019
Dr was very knowledgeable, polite, transparent and professional. I was elated to see the time and attention given to my case. The nurse and administrative personnel were exceptional. I was very pleased overall.
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Oct 12, 2019
Dr. G was awesome. she was super friendly and made me feel comfortable with the care I was receiving. Her assistant was top notch! I was super anxious about the procedure that I had to have, but she tried her best to prepare me beforehand and talk me through it. I was 100% satisfied with my very first visit at this facility and with the staff.
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Oct 1, 2019
Very professional well Respect and very caring for her patient. Great Doctor to have around.
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Sep 28, 2019
very thorough and kind
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Sep 20, 2019
I was made aware of what was going to happen, made sure I had no pain, pleasant, and very knowledgeable.
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Sep 18, 2019
dr and staff ...both caring and professional!
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Sep 11, 2019
perfect
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Sep 2, 2019
Dr. Govednik is a very skilled surgeon and also was respondent to my needs and sincerely displayed interest and concern about my medical issues.
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Aug 31, 2019
She did such a good job on my gallbladder surgery, you can't even tell by looking that it even happened. No visible scars.
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Aug 31, 2019
very caring. made sure I was comfortable and understood what was to take place pleasant experience.
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Aug 24, 2019
never said what lumps could be or why it happed never explained why I am having so much fatiqued...did not be concered at all of these lumps on lypmy nodes and why it happened said to wait on biopsy unless I am worried...of course I AM WORRIED.. she said to just watch it and come back Oct 21st which is concerning because I still do not know what is going on with me....all this money with no answers...
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Aug 20, 2019
I didn't see the doctor until 2.45pm appointment was at 2pm I arrive early the doctor spent 10 mins with me.
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Aug 15, 2019
Excellent, professional care with a personal interest in my opinion. Very, very pleased.
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Aug 13, 2019
she did not let me have any day of the treatment plan. I wanted surgery, regardless of the cost and pain, but she did not agree to it. in addition she took forever to answer my follow up questions I had asked through my chart.
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