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Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD

Hand and Wrist Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepts New Patients
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About Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD

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

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
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
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
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
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
Accepts New Patients
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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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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
Accepts New Patients
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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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
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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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
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
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
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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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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (1993)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Scott and White Graduate Medical Education (1998)
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center (1999)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Surgery of the Hand
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, Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (127) for Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD

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Jan 10, 2023
He is great taking care of me.
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Jan 10, 2023
This is the 2nd time I have seen Dr Fornfeist and he is always knowledgeable, courteous, informative & kind.
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Dec 28, 2022
Care provided was outstanding
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Dec 25, 2022
Dr Fornfeist is one of my favorite doctors at S&W. He has performed several surgeries on my hands and I would not consider using anyone else. He has also gotten me appointments to see him within a week when the scheduling desk had me booked out 4-5 months.
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Dec 10, 2022
He is caring, and answers any questions clearly.
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Dec 8, 2022
Very professional with a great personality. I truly believe that he is the best hand surgeon in the state.
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Nov 26, 2022
I fell and thought I broke my wrist. Contacted Doug and he got me xrayed and splinted no fx
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Nov 24, 2022
He was sure to ask ALOT of questions which was great & he actually listened to me instead of being pushy like some other doctors have been in the past .
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Nov 23, 2022
Very concerned about my care.
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Nov 19, 2022
Very caring about my problem
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Nov 16, 2022
He is the best
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Nov 15, 2022
He is the best doctor, so caring
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Nov 12, 2022
Awesome
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr Fornfeist is always timely, friendly, compassionate and interested in me and my family. He has really helped me maintain and improve the function of my hands. He is also very respectful to his staff, quick to introduce them and seamlessly involves them my care.
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Nov 9, 2022
He was thorough & polite. Explained my options & recovery time.
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Nov 6, 2022
Dr Fornfeist is awesome! He makes me feel special and that he really cares about how I'm doing.
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Nov 5, 2022
Very polite and courteous. Explained everything clearly in detail. Took time to see if I had any questions. Very professional !
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Nov 4, 2022
Friendly, courteous, and kind. Very knowledgeable and caring.
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Nov 2, 2022
He is the best provider.He helped me so much.He went above and beyond to help me feel better.
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Nov 2, 2022
Concerned and very through
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Nov 1, 2022
Great
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Oct 31, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is an excellent Doctor! He is knowledgeable and compassionate.
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Oct 25, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Fornfeist for 12 years because of an incident after surgery that gave me ulnar neuropathy with my left hand and wrist. The numbness still remains and every time I go to see him, he is always very kind and displays a true interest in my progress/lack of progress. We know at this point nothing will get better, only worse.
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Oct 24, 2022
He shows real concern
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Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is a consummate professional whose kindness and empathy during every visit always leaves me feeling better.
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Oct 15, 2022
He's great. Updated on all his techniques.
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Oct 14, 2022
For the most part, It Is always a good experience when I see Dr. Fornfeist.
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Oct 14, 2022
Dr Fornfeist was very professional. He introduced himself and everyone who came into the room with him. He listened carefully to my medical issue, read through the paperwork and test I brought from my doctor from home and explained what he could and could not do. He was also careful to outline any risks involved.
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Oct 12, 2022
Excellent surgeon; very easy to talk to, very thorough and very caring
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Oct 8, 2022
Dr Fornfeist has done a wonderful job in working on my hand. I have friends and family that may be in the same need as me for joint replacement in the hands. I have already recommended him for their doctor because of the experience I've had.
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Oct 6, 2022
Outstanding doctor
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Oct 5, 2022
Very caring and shows an interest in his patients and their outcomes
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Sep 29, 2022
I could not have been more pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Fornfeist.I would highly recommend him to anyone having a hand problem.
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Sep 29, 2022
He was so empathetic about my pain and answered all my questions.
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Sep 28, 2022
The greatest!
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Sep 25, 2022
Kind, professional, very experienced. My hand feels better the next day
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Sep 24, 2022
Very happy with my experience.
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Sep 24, 2022
Very understanding, experienced, and explains thoroughly.
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Sep 21, 2022
Professional and caring
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Sep 21, 2022
The provider was very informative, professional, respectful, and caring.
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Sep 21, 2022
Wonderful. Knowledgealbe and great bedside manner
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Sep 17, 2022
Very nice and showed real interest in my problem. Have seen him in the past, will continue to see him.
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Aug 25, 2022
I consider him the best hand specialist in the country.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist's wonderful skill, dedication, and care of my hands have enabled me to continue to participate in all the activities I treasure.He has provided me the best possible care over nearly two decades - I am happy to travel 100 miles round trip to seek his continuing care.
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Aug 23, 2022
I have gone to him for over 20 years and trust him with my hands. He is the best!
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Aug 22, 2022
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Aug 19, 2022
Very good
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Aug 18, 2022
Always on time and very concerned about any pain. He explains thing very well
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Aug 17, 2022
Such a nice and competent doctor explains things so well, feel I have all the information to make informed decisions about my care.
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Aug 17, 2022
The best!!!
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Aug 16, 2022
He was very courteous and explained in detail my prognosis.
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Aug 14, 2022
He is the best doctor.
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Aug 13, 2022
Very professional
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