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David Anders Provost, MD

Bariatric Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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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 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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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - Texas Statewide 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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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: 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)
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University Of Minnesota Medical School (1995)
  • Residency: Surgery, University Of Texas Medical School (1995)
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, David Anders Provost, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(150)
Overall: 4.6*
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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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Oct 11, 2019
pleased with Dr Provost
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Oct 6, 2019
Dr. Provost and his staff gave me the best care ever
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Oct 4, 2019
they are very thoughtful and through at this time sensitive time.
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Oct 2, 2019
impressive hospital and staff!
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Sep 28, 2019
very good
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Sep 27, 2019
He did not try to treat the burning pain in my stomach because his pa and him focused on my pain medication as the problem. He did no examination or even listen to me when i said i have had no issuse before this surgery and infact the gerd acid reflex has worsen since surgery. All he focused on was my pain medicine that is not prescribed by him. Infact i was taking two prescriptions that were doing to same thing and not adding any benefit for avid reflex, so instead of focusing on my pain medicine he and hes staff should focus on the medinice prescribed in his field. Im still in pain and left so upset i dont think i will return to bswh gastric surgery and will be looking for a new surgeon.
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Sep 27, 2019
everything i needed. I am happy
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Sep 27, 2019
The reason I came and what was address was to different issues. I have been rescheduled for 2 weeks out after waiting a month for the original appointment. Very disappointed in getting a resolution.
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Sep 20, 2019
Dr Provost in my opinion is a top grade A provider. He is very concerned about his patient and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that I am safe and healthy. Would recommend him to the world. And he treats you like a person not a paycheck.
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Sep 18, 2019
Excellent !
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Sep 18, 2019
everyone was adamant about my concerns and Friendly
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Sep 18, 2019
First class facility.
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Sep 13, 2019
best of care.,patiently spoke with me and explain ever
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Aug 19, 2019
he was very detailed and explained everything really well. he's such a nice guy and gave a really good vibe. very professional and i always find it nice when doctors or even anyone smile. so it was nice that he smiled and made sure i understood everything.
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Aug 16, 2019
Dr. Provost and staff are always professional, friendly, and express sincere attention to my situation.
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Aug 14, 2019
bedside manner not so great
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Aug 13, 2019
No complaints
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Aug 9, 2019
love this hospital
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Aug 9, 2019
very good
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Jul 29, 2019
I am very pleased with my surgery and follow up care. I am thankful I had access to an experienced surgeon
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Jul 19, 2019
seasoned veteran, an expert in his field
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Jul 19, 2019
I followed Dr. Provost from Dallas to Dentonand now to Temple. He's the best and I trust no one else.
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Jul 10, 2019
It was great
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Jul 2, 2019
pa very knowledgeable and helpful.friendly
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Jun 30, 2019
listened, gave options, took my chosen option and solved problem immediately!
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Jun 24, 2019
great experience
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Jun 24, 2019
Dr. Provost was very rude, just seemed very negative and seemed very unhelpful by saying things that were negative about how I had eaten in a very very rude way. Like how many hamburgers did you eat? because I had gained 19 lb without any restriction after 14 years. he had absolutely no empathy or understanding of a person who has major Weight issues! as far as I am concerned he's in the wrong profession
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Jun 22, 2019
great
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Jun 21, 2019
Excellent care provider and team.
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Jun 19, 2019
very informative
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Jun 19, 2019
My experience with this provider was very good. He was thorough and answered all of my questions. Very professional.
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Jun 2, 2019
Dr.Provost and the Scott & White staff was extremely helpful and certous. I have never been to this hospital and from the time I walked in everyone was so helpful.Dr.Provost and his staff got me in the office the next morning. I had a procedure done the next morning. my wait was a little longer than expected but the docter came in the room as well as the nurse and anastelogist. Dr.Provost is a wonderful docter and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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May 31, 2019
dr. Provost was very kind in courtesy to explain everything about my bariatric sleeve surgery in detail what complications may occur and what may not occur so I am very satisfied thank you very much
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May 31, 2019
best place for type of care you are seeking
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May 29, 2019
cold and impersonal
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May 26, 2019
it's always a pleasure to see this doctor he is so friendly
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May 22, 2019
good ,knowledgeable all business
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