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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 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
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
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
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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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
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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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
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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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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 Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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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
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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
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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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
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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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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
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 +
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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
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 (132) for Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD

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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
The best!!!
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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 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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Aug 7, 2022
He was very professional, gentle, courteous and explained everything about test results and options.
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Aug 2, 2022
He is awesome
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Jul 26, 2022
Ver caring and thorough.
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Jul 21, 2022
Great Doctor
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Jul 21, 2022
Nice guy.... Everything went great...
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Jul 20, 2022
The doctor Dr. Fortnight was so very kind and pleasant to be with. Thanks to a doctor who cares about his patients.
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Jul 11, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist did remarkable surgery on my thumbs 10 years ago and he knew who I was the instant he walked in. He is one of the best!!
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Jul 6, 2022
Dr. Forfeits has cared for me twice before. I'm totally confident in his care.
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Jul 2, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is simply the best. He is very friendly and is always concerned with my well-being. He is an excellent doctor.
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Jun 29, 2022
He was very professional, pleasant and took time to answer all my questions
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Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is the best there is. I would trust him to take care of my family's care. If you had more providers like him, you would have a better facility.
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Jun 27, 2022
On time, very through
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Jun 26, 2022
Dr Fornfeist was quick, efficient, and showed genuine concern. I felt well taken care of before, during, and after my surgery.
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Jun 23, 2022
Service provided was outstanding
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Jun 22, 2022
Outstanding hand surgeon. Very pleased with the outcome.
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Jun 22, 2022
Doug is an excellent physician
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Jun 22, 2022
Love my doctor. He is the best.
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Jun 18, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is a caring doctor. I can't find any unkind thing about him. He has helped with numerous surgeries to both of my wrist. I tell everyone about him. I may be facing another surgery on my wrist. I still trust Dr. Fornfeist
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Jun 16, 2022
He gave me great confidence with his professionalism and the professionalism of his staff. Everyone was knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful, it's an excellent office.
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Jun 16, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist was very pleasant and informative. Any questions I had were answered thoroughly.
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Jun 15, 2022
Very caring doctor
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Jun 15, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist was prompt, very kind and very professional.
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Jun 14, 2022
I really like Dr Fornfeist. He is always friendly and caring! I don't mind going to see him!
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Jun 11, 2022
Great Dr.
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Jun 10, 2022
Dr has helped our family for years.
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Jun 10, 2022
I had the best care and service! Very knowledgeable and experienced
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Jun 6, 2022
He was professional and talked to me in terms I could understand. Gave me my options and let me decide. Him and his staff were outstanding!
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Jun 6, 2022
The provider listened to my concerns and was very helpful with my problem.
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May 28, 2022
Great Doctor and staff
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May 27, 2022
This provider is the best one I have on my list. He appears to genuinely care about my health. His overall treatment of my physical issues has been very excellent.
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May 26, 2022
He was very good and happy
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May 26, 2022
When only the best will do!
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May 26, 2022
Very professional and personable. I was very comfortable with his explanations about the procedure.
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May 22, 2022
My favorite doctor, Dr. Fornfiest is wonderful, skilled, caring, and considerate.
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May 21, 2022
When Dr Fornfeist came into the room I was instantly impressed with his mannerism and friendliness. I have dealt with pain in my hands for many years. The pain has steadily gotten worse and I know it will continue to do so. While speaking with Dr Fornfeist he was able to help me have hope for less pain in my hands. I have always considered it hopeless and had accepted I would always be in worsening pain. I now have hope and believe in Dr Fornfeist's abilities to help me live a better quality life.
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May 14, 2022
Has always shown great care for me as a patient listens and has never been rude or rushed great doctor
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May 13, 2022
We just love Dr. Fornfeist and trust him completely with my hand care. He is friendly, thoughtful, and thorough.
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May 9, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is the best. He has taken care of my hands for many years. I won't go anywhere else.
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May 9, 2022
Outstanding, as always
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May 7, 2022
Dr. Fornsfeit is so pleasant and friendly and takes his time & listens to every concern!
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May 7, 2022
I liked the way l was treated very good
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May 4, 2022
He is one of the nicest Drs at Baylor
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May 4, 2022
Always on time and professional
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May 4, 2022
Dr Fornfeist is the possible orthopedic surgeon for All of the hand issues I have/had
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May 3, 2022
Great care provider
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Apr 29, 2022
Dr.Fornfiest is a very good doctor, I have been seeing him for several years.
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Apr 28, 2022
He cares about his patients and it shows
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Apr 27, 2022
He did surgery and my outcome was very good!
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Apr 27, 2022
First time with this doctor. Very good experience.
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Apr 27, 2022
I trust him completely with my care
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Apr 27, 2022
He is the kindest, most caring Dr I've ever seen. Ver professional and great sense of humor and ver good at what he does!
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Apr 24, 2022
It has always been a good experience with the care provider.
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Apr 19, 2022
Dr Fornfeit is a wonderful dr. He is caring and provides excellent care
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Apr 13, 2022
He is the absolute best ! I would hate going to anyone else in this field .
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Apr 13, 2022
Very professional and kind. Was very helpful.
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Apr 9, 2022
Excellent care and concern
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Apr 8, 2022
Dr. Fornfeist is a wonderful physician whose skill and professionalism are extraordinary!
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Apr 1, 2022
Great care provider
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Apr 1, 2022
Very understanding, an excellent listener,Very patient.We felt comfortable discussing our problem with him.
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