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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
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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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 - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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)
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 Mar 4, 2019, David Anders Provost, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(139)
Overall: 4.6*
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Apr 29, 2019
Have always been very pleased with care given by Scott & White. All of the staff have been very professional, efficient, courteous and friendly. Would recommend the provider to anyone.
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Apr 28, 2019
Dr. Provost seemed very happy and enthusiastic about performing my surgery. He took his time explaining it to me one on one and was friendly and comforting. The staff and nurses and MA\'s were especially sweet and friendly.
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Apr 28, 2019
skillful surgeon with proven results.
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Apr 26, 2019
very good
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Apr 24, 2019
I have had a great experience with All Baylor Scott and White staff very pleased with the service and care I have recieved.
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Apr 19, 2019
Always caring and easy to talk too. very professional and makes me feel welcome.
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Apr 17, 2019
He treats you like a person and not a dollar sign. He listens and acknowledges your questions with the return of easy understanding and genuine concerns about what you asked.
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Apr 14, 2019
very pleasant
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Apr 10, 2019
Excellent
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Apr 9, 2019
I felt very nervous all the way up to meeting Dr. Provost. once he shook my hand and we began talking I completely felt at ease. He gave me alot of great information and is letting me be involved with the plans and decisions of my care. I will definitely be recommending him to others.
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Apr 8, 2019
very caring and professional
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Apr 5, 2019
best doctor ever very nice staff
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Apr 4, 2019
PA or NP.. great educating, encouraging, concerned with the future of my health.
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Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Provost was excellent in every way. He explained things clearly and was very caring to my concerns regarding my health. I look forward to having my surgery and having him be my provider through this journey. I have already recommended him to several of my family members and friends.
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Apr 2, 2019
excellent caring people
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Mar 28, 2019
This was a 9 month bariatric follow up visit. I travel to make these appointments with hotel expenses, etc., and was a little dissapointed that I did not see Dr. Provost personally. The PA was very considerate, and I realize Dr. Provost was probably in surgery. I do hope to actually be able to visit with him on the next appointment date--just hate becoming a number in the system.
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Mar 21, 2019
he\'s always awesome and takes time to answer questions
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Mar 19, 2019
Excellent Customer Service.
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Mar 12, 2019
patient, courteous, concerned
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Mar 12, 2019
This dr. is awesome. He gives firm advice but is not at all insulting whine doing so.
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Mar 8, 2019
Dr. Provost and his staff were amazing, very comforting and put my worries about surgery at ease.
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr Provost and his team went above and beyond , I can not think of one thing they need to improve on! I received the BEST of care!!!
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr Provost was very good at explaining m options and listening to my questions and concerns.
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Mar 4, 2019
She was so friendly and very encouraging with my weight loss journey. She addressed all my concerns and sent me to the lab for bloodwork to make sure I had everything I needed in order to heal properly and my meds were at the right dosage. She was very concerned for my welfare.
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Mar 4, 2019
The best care and the nicest people made it an unforgettable experience that I\'ve ever had in a medical facility.
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Feb 26, 2019
everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Provost spent time and expressed concern about my problem.
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Feb 26, 2019
Dr. Provost and staff are professional, friendly, and caring. They are the BEST!
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Feb 21, 2019
excellent care they are the best
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Feb 19, 2019
see his staff and not the doctor
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Feb 19, 2019
everyone at the hospital made sure I was well taken care of. made my visit very comfortable.
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Feb 14, 2019
This is the best clinic! Everyone is super friendly, helpful and really seems to care about helping patients get healthy!
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Feb 12, 2019
I did not saw him . It was someone from his doctor team
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Feb 5, 2019
Excellent!!! we have NEVER had a bad experience. Everyone has ALWAYS treated us with the upmost respect and friendliness. We always brag about BSW to our hometown. Which by the way is 4hrs south from Temple.... so worth the trip
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Jan 17, 2019
Dr.Provost understands the problems of overweight people and takes the time to explain options you can best choose for your eating habits.
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Jan 9, 2019
I am satisfied with my appointment
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Jan 5, 2019
he was very caring
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Jan 2, 2019
excellent staff
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Dec 26, 2018
I believe Dr. Provost and his staff have always provided the best care ever.
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Dec 21, 2018
I have complained a number of times about my issue with nausea and only get condescening care about it. I get told it is my fault. That I am not following instructions. But, I have constant nausea and it gets worse after just one or two small bites of food. While I am no longer bleeding internally and risking dying, I am spending 2 or 3 days of the week unable to eat and in bed as I feel so bad. I am going to see if my PCP can suggest another option for me besides Dr. Provost. Another issue is that when I made the appointment, I was VERY clear I wanted to see him and not the NP and yet she is who walked in the room first. This failure to listen to the patient requests is very unlike Baylor Scott and White that I know.
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Dec 18, 2018
great
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Dec 18, 2018
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Dec 11, 2018
I only saw the doctor for about 2 minutes, he didn\'t listen at all about my concerns. he came in the room after the PA and just told me that if I keep vomiting there is nothing he can do. He didn\'t even ask about my symptoms that I was having even know I had an ulcer and a bowel obstruction. He told me he really can not help since I live in Austin. The doctor actually yelled at me for having emergency surgery in Austin, he felt I should of drove to Temple. I tried to explain that it was a life or death surgery. I told him if he wanted the notes all he had to do was to get the records. He just told I was wrong.
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Dec 11, 2018
My first visit to BS&W-- was very impressed with the services including wait time, attentiveness, & feeling of really being cared about-- have shared that with many people
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Dec 7, 2018
Actually saw the PA for routine follow up of gastric bypass surgery. As always, a very personable experience.
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Dec 6, 2018
Saw Dr. Provost once before surgery and since, I have only seen the PA and never the doctor. That is frustrating!
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Dec 4, 2018
my answers my contradicate themselves. This surgeon is the best at what he does but he is not into the followup and journey I am on with this. I felt that he dismissed me as not doing all I could do for weight loss when in fact I am doing more than most the people I know that have had the same procedure. So, surgery was great the followup experience not so great.
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Dec 4, 2018
they take real good care of you and answer all questions.
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