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David Randall Pinkston, MD

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

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
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 - 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 - 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 Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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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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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
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics (1994)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics (1990)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A & M University (1989)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (1994)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology (General Cert) Lifetime - American Board of Otolaryngology
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, David Randall Pinkston, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(119)
Overall: 4.6*
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Feb 4, 2020
My husband and I both have been to Dr. Pinkston and we appreciate his professional but very friendly service to us both every time we see him. He took the time to answer my questions and explained the best solution for my problem. We recommend him highly!!
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Jan 29, 2020
He listened. He took extra steps to checkout my ear problem with the Audiologist and scheduled my next appt in case I need it.
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Jan 26, 2020
very nice
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Jan 9, 2020
Didn't even know why I was there. Said I should go to other doctors.
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Jan 4, 2020
Excellent physician.
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Dec 31, 2019
Dr. Pinksgton is amazing! He has taken care of 3 of my children and he is very patient with my 2 autistic girls and is always compassionate with my childrens needs. He fully explains my childrens needs and why surgery needs to be preformed. thank you fir being an amazing doctor!
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Dec 27, 2019
very professional and caring!
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Dec 19, 2019
confidence was reinforced with this Dr.
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Dec 17, 2019
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Nov 20, 2019
very pleased
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Nov 16, 2019
it was my first visit with him . Not only he took time to evaluate, he also removed the nasal mass that was bothering me for a while. Staff was great and friendly as well. thanks for everything.
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Nov 15, 2019
This provider made me feel like I was wasting his time. I will not be scheduling a follow-up with him.
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Nov 9, 2019
Very experienced physician and conservative in his approach to care
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Nov 3, 2019
the team was excellent
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Oct 26, 2019
Dr. Pinkston was friendly, kind, and explained the process in detail. He put my mind at ease and helped me feel confident that I was making the right decision for my child's care.
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Oct 15, 2019
I have had wonderful care from Dr. Pinkston for more than 20 years.
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Oct 15, 2019
The provider was very professional, thoughtful and sensitive to my concerns. The staff was courteous and helpful during my visit.
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Oct 13, 2019
a very caring doctor with interest in my case.
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Oct 12, 2019
Very professional - thorough, considerate, patient, knowledgeable, communicative about procedure and what he was seeing.
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Oct 8, 2019
great doctor! understood me perfectly on the symptoms that my daughter was having
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Oct 8, 2019
excellent doctor
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Oct 1, 2019
First time to see Dr Pinkston and I would absolutely recommend him. He was very nice and I am optimistic the proceedure he performed will cure my problem.
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Sep 28, 2019
Dr. Pinkston is a very caring and proficient provider. I trust his judgement completely.
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Sep 28, 2019
excellent service
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Sep 14, 2019
included not only me but my husband as well
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Sep 12, 2019
Appreciate Dr. Pinkston's care for me for the past 6 or 7 years.
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Sep 12, 2019
Outstanding Provider extremely Professional very experienced courteous thorough, top of the line thank you!
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Aug 31, 2019
care is always excellent.
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Aug 29, 2019
Total professional!!
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