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Charles Herbert Stern, MD

Family Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Charles Herbert Stern, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Accepts New Patients
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (1986)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (1989)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
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 Aug 25, 2020, Charles Herbert Stern, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (179) for Charles Herbert Stern, MD

Overall: 4.9*
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Jan 11, 2023
Dr Stern is very thorough and knowledgeable
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Jan 9, 2023
Always caring. Treats me like a human being and not just a number
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Jan 6, 2023
Dr. Stern has been my doctor for over 25 years. I would not go anywhere else.
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Jan 6, 2023
We love Dr Sternalways spot on concerning our health. Never allow him to retire
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Jan 2, 2023
I consider him a friend and a professional.
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Dec 30, 2022
He has been giving me good advice about my health issues.
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Dec 22, 2022
He has cared for my husband and I for over 25 years. We feel so blessed to have had his wise care and attribute our good health to his counsel.
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Dec 17, 2022
Very kind and observing doctor
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Dec 16, 2022
Dr Stern is always so thorough
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Dec 16, 2022
It was great
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Dec 13, 2022
Very educational and very enjoyable. Always helpful with any issue I might have.
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Dec 12, 2022
Dr.Stern always takes the time to listen and prescribe the best medical advice possible. He has been my doctor for over 25 years and I trust him completely.
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Dec 9, 2022
Keeps me alive with clear instructions and proper medication.
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Dec 8, 2022
Was very pleased with the visit
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Dec 6, 2022
Took his time to answer all my questions. Very attentive.
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Dec 6, 2022
Best doctor I've ever had
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Dec 2, 2022
He is a great doctor. Always know that he is taking care of our family needs. Very professionally and kind.
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Dec 1, 2022
Caring. Discusses issues in a way that's easy to understand. Personable. Professional.
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Nov 29, 2022
Dr Stern has always been informative on steps I need to take to improve my health.
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Nov 27, 2022
Great experience
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Nov 22, 2022
Long time provider for me and my father. Communicate well. Easy to talk with regarding my care.
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Nov 22, 2022
Takes time to listen to you. Answers questions and explains things.
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Nov 22, 2022
He's the best
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Nov 21, 2022
He is always caring, informative, listens to me and is good at what he does.
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Nov 20, 2022
Dr stern is one the the best doctors! I've been seeing him for a long time .
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Nov 18, 2022
Very caring
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Nov 17, 2022
DR. STERN IS AN OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN. HE IS THOROUGH, EXPLAINS WELL, AND A JOY TO VISIT!
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Nov 17, 2022
Dr, Stern in an excellent doctor!
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Nov 17, 2022
Dr. Stern is careful, knowledgeable, and concerned. It is obvious that he cares about his patients and wants to give good medical care.
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Nov 16, 2022
Been with him since about 1996. He listens to me
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Nov 15, 2022
Takes plenty of time listening to my questions and explains in detail the answer to my questions
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Nov 15, 2022
Was pleasant and me feel good!! The staff were very friendly. All with smiley faces.
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Nov 13, 2022
Dr Stern is an amazing physician in. I fee so confident very kind most definitely a Physician that I trust . Very kind and compassionate.
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Nov 13, 2022
Dr. Stern is always the best and very concerned for my health.
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Nov 12, 2022
Good
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr Stern is a blessing and takes care of me and advises me and knows my needs.
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Nov 8, 2022
Very good
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Nov 8, 2022
Dr Stern listens to me and provides information or instructions to better my health.
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Nov 6, 2022
Dr Stern is the best doctor I have Ever had. He is on top of my issues, is very caring and Never ever makes you feel like cattle being herded through your appointment. This goes for everyone I have come into contact with at this clinic. The very best clinic.
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Nov 4, 2022
Excellent
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Nov 3, 2022
Dr Stern is kind, patient and obviously cares about his patients. He provides excellent care to our family
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Nov 3, 2022
He is professional and caring,
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Nov 3, 2022
He listens and explains well
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Nov 2, 2022
As always completely trust Dr Stern
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Oct 21, 2022
Excellent. Professional in every way
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Oct 20, 2022
Trustworthy, honest, kind doctor who is immensely qualified and provides excellent services
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Oct 14, 2022
All is well
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Oct 14, 2022
Good doctir
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Oct 11, 2022
Took time to listen to me and provide care
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Oct 7, 2022
Dr. Stern is a doctor who really cares about his patients. He is easy to talk to and he explains/answers any questions one has to ask.
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Oct 6, 2022
Listens to concerns and offers help and suggestions
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Oct 6, 2022
He has been my physician for over 20 years and I feel comfortable seeking medical care from him
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Oct 5, 2022
Always great
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Oct 4, 2022
I always enjoy my visits with Dr Stern
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Oct 3, 2022
I always feel that Dr. Stern listens carefully, does not rush our conversations, and provides me with excellent medical care.
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr Stern is very attentive and shows a genuine concern for me.
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Sep 29, 2022
Always, informative, making positive encouraging advice, and uses professional curtesy. I trust him with my health decisions.
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Sep 18, 2022
Cares so much
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Sep 16, 2022
He always cares
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Sep 16, 2022
Always caring over many years.
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Sep 13, 2022
Very attentive to my sons needs and gives him advice to properly maintain his health
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Sep 10, 2022
Love Dr Stern, he is so professional also very approachable.
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Sep 9, 2022
Kind person
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Sep 8, 2022
Very good
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Sep 7, 2022
I was extremely pleased with the care provided. Dr. Stern was very kind, receptive, compassionate, and professional. I feel very comfortable in his presence. He is gracious and unhurried. He listened intently to my concerns, prepared a complete treatment plan, and explained it clearly. He is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable. I feel blessed to be in his care.
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Sep 2, 2022
Very good!
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Aug 30, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 30, 2022
Attentive, precise, courteous
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Aug 25, 2022
He is a wonderful doctor.
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Aug 25, 2022
Friendly, but professional. Listens to what I say (and sometimes what I don't say.) Responsive to my needs and questions. Great Doc.
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Aug 25, 2022
I've been a pt with Sr Stern since 2000 and am very pleased with him as my PCP. He is very understanding and compassionate and caring about his pt. I've never left his office being dissatisfied with my care. He goes over and beyond when he treats me. I'm very pleased with my choice of primary care physician.
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Aug 25, 2022
I am completely comfortable with seeing Dr Stern and his staff
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Aug 23, 2022
Good experience
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Aug 23, 2022
Spends time to explain things in detail so u can fully understand. Extremely personable and caring.
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Aug 19, 2022
Very friendly staff and Dr Stern is wonderful. one of the nurses I really think she could be a little bit more friendly just really don't care for her
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Aug 19, 2022
Great. Very attentive and concerned. Extremely helpful
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Aug 18, 2022
Answers my questions well with the most updated medical information; Very knowledgeable.
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Aug 18, 2022
Stays current with medical science. Listens. Encouraging
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Aug 16, 2022
Very personable with care.
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Aug 16, 2022
Had him many years and I am still not on insulin.
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Aug 14, 2022
He always listens, shows concern and interest in providing the best care for me.
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Aug 13, 2022
Dr Stern has been my dr for 21 years. He is always very helpful and makes me feel better. It's such a relief knowing I can always count on him to help me through my anxiety and depression. Dr stern is the best!
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Aug 13, 2022
The one and only
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Aug 7, 2022
Terrific bedside manner, but his knowledge and level of care for me has always been of the highest quality. As far as I can tell, he's the best physician in the county
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