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Cara Marie Govednik, MD

General Surgery
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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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
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 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 Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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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 Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus 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 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 - 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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - 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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center (San Antonio) (2008)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2013)
  • Fellowship: Surgery, Endocrine, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2014)
Certifications
  • Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Surgery/General 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 11, 2020, Cara Marie Govednik, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(78)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 1, 2020
Dr Govednik was easy to talk to and spent adequate time with me explaining surgery options.
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Aug 29, 2020
my Dr. is the best. she is truly a wonderful person and I would gladly recamend her.
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Aug 27, 2020
was given the attention I needed and more
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Aug 22, 2020
Loved Dr. Govednik and the nurses were all wonderful.
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Aug 1, 2020
very knowledgeable, caring, patient, concerned, answered all questions asked. collaborative. not in a hurry. friendly. I am very pleased with her!
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Jul 30, 2020
She is very caring!
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Jul 30, 2020
Excellent Surgeon
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Jun 25, 2020
love Dr. G. she is kind. caring and a great surgeon. she did such great surgery on me you can hardly see where it was. awesome.
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Jun 23, 2020
Answered questions. did proceedures that were needed. gave results, & answered questions
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Jun 17, 2020
From the beginning to still now..Dr. G and her staff has been more than a care provider but made me feel like always a part of the family..
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Jun 14, 2020
Dr Cara and staff expressed deep concern for my condition and helped me understand what I needed to do.j
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Jun 11, 2020
professional, courteous, all options explained in language I understood
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Jun 6, 2020
This is my first time seeing this provider and she was thorough, compassionate and patient in explaining everything that needed to be done.
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Jun 6, 2020
Dr Govenick did some great work on my right breast, she answered all my questions and helped me feel at ease with my progress through the diagnosis and treatment. I was terribly afraid and still worried but know I have a group of professionals to extend my life with quality care.
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May 29, 2020
horrible, overworked, rude. and this was to a newly blinded 59yo male, who just lost everything he owned, in a house fire, on top of losing his sight
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May 29, 2020
Performed the complete investigatory procedures and evaluation at the initial visit...did not have schedule procedure appointment.
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May 21, 2020
relaxed and professional
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May 21, 2020
very good
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May 18, 2020
I was very pleased with my experience with my care provider it can be hard sometimes to find a provider that makes you feel you are in good hands. I appreciate that our follow up and willingness to answer questions also.
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Apr 28, 2020
it was very good. I have no complaints.
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