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David Anders Provost, MD

Bariatric Surgery
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About
"Dr. Provost has practiced bariatric surgery for over 20 years, performing the first laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in Texas in April 1999. He is chief of the section of bariatric and general surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple in Temple, TX. Dr. Provost is active in surgeon education and training in laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and revisions and complications. He has served the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) on multiple committees, as well as two terms on the ASMBS Executive Council. Dr. Provost also served as Secretary of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery, the Texas Chapter of the ASMBS. He served as President of the ASMBS Foundation, having served on the Foundation board from 2007 - 2014. Dr. Provost also serves as an associate editor for SOARD, the official journal of the ASMBS. As former chair of the Bariatric Surgery Review Committee and now as a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and co-chair of the Verifications and Standards committee, Dr. Provost has been a leader in the national accreditation of bariatric centers."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
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
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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 - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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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 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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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
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University Of Minnesota @ Minneapolis (1995)
  • Residency: Surgery, University Of Texas Southwestern (Austin) (1994)
  • Internship: Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center (1994)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1987)
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 Nov 13, 2019, David Anders Provost, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(127)
Overall: 4.5*
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Feb 12, 2020
I am so happy at this clinic from the minute I get there everyone so helpful and totally awesome doctor very good friendly doctor knows his specialty wouldn't trade doctor or clinic for anything I travel 6 hours just to see my doctor and it's awesome to get there and everyone is ready to help
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Jan 12, 2020
The best
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Jan 11, 2020
very good
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Jan 9, 2020
well mannered. and clean had knowledge about my provlem
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Jan 4, 2020
Dr. Provost Jr. is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST DR. I've ever had, he is very explanatory in what is going on with you and he takes such great care of you each time you're with him, he will draw you a diagram to explain what is going on with you, we all love him and his staff so very much, I'll never see any other dr in this field, because he's the very best! We drive 3 hrs. one way just to see him and it's so very worth it in jesus' name
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Jan 4, 2020
very experienced in the procedure I need. very kind.
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Jan 4, 2020
my first visit, so can't score a 10 until I have more data on follow-up care. He did seem concerned and answered all of my questions
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Jan 4, 2020
I am very pleased with the level of care. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
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Jan 4, 2020
I was left in the room for over 1 hour if I hadn't opened the door I would have been waiting longer to me as a patient this is not acceptable!!!
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Jan 2, 2020
Dr Provost does not rush & listens to your concerns. He has made such a positive impact to my life by affording me the tool to be able to lose half my body weight & maintain a healthy lifestyle. I'm beyond grateful to him & his staff for their care!!
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Jan 1, 2020
Dr. Provost explained what happens when Bariatrics surgery is performed and why one procedure is better than the other. It helped me understand and make a decision.
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr. Provost, was very nice and made me feel like he really was concern about my problems
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Dec 20, 2019
caring,encouraging,educated,
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Dec 11, 2019
First impression is that he is a genuine person and wants to help.
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Dec 7, 2019
all my doctors are the bombdigity
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Nov 30, 2019
This provider is one of the best doctors I have come across with
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr. provost is one of the best, caring personalable surgeons I've had. he took time and made time to come see me in the hospital and in-between clinics to check on me to see how I was doing. if I had to do this again. though I pray I don't. I would want him as my Dr. again
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Nov 21, 2019
I am very happy with the service and care I receive and would not seek service anywhere else. trust and confidence in Dr Provost.
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Nov 15, 2019
Dr. Provost was very informative & caring about my upcoming procedure.
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Nov 15, 2019
it was very excellent
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Nov 15, 2019
all Good
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Nov 15, 2019
rated this provider as a 5 because of the fAct that over the past 16 months, the provider didn't mAke effort to contact me on the progress of my candidacy. All communication efforts came from me, not the bariatric surgery office.i
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Nov 6, 2019
He came in and explained what he does and that if this what I wanted to do then he would provide me with information related to what we discussed.
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Nov 1, 2019
He was very genuine and showed his concerns about the choice I was making
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Oct 25, 2019
excellent
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Oct 25, 2019
Very good.
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Oct 16, 2019
him and his staff are always a pleasure!
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Oct 14, 2019
the Doctor and staff were very nice and informative
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Oct 12, 2019
I was very impressed with how through he was explaining everything.
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Oct 12, 2019
informative and helpful
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