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Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD
Hand Surgery
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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
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
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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: Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center (1999)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Scott And White Graduate Medical Education (1998)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1993)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Orthopaedic 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, Douglas Sean Fornfeist, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(168)
Overall: 4.9*
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Apr 30, 2019
this provider is exemplary in practical and applied knowledge. I would consider this practicioner to be one of my very favorite care providers. He is attentive and listens to any new information I may have regarding any of my injuries.
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Apr 27, 2019
very pleased
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Fornfest is hands down so to speak the BEST hand doctor. He\'s got the best bedside manner and I would highly recommend him.
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Apr 19, 2019
genuinely cares for his patients!
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Apr 18, 2019
excellent services
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Apr 16, 2019
EXCELLENT!!
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is an exceptional, kind and caring doctor. I have known him for years and his demeanor and passion for his patients has not changed.
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Apr 11, 2019
Very personable and kind. Showed concern as to my level of discomfort and assured it was at it\'s minimum level during treatment.
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Apr 9, 2019
Dr Fornfiest I always courteous, caring and extremely knowledgeable. He\'s one of your very best surgeons and is careful to teach his residents excellent patient & surgical skills.
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Apr 8, 2019
Coming in to see Dr. Forneist is always a wonderful experience. He is always caring and attentive to my needs. He always has a smile on his face.
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Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is always caring and answers my questions and offers advice when I need it.
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Apr 5, 2019
He was very careing. Explain what he was going to do. put me at ease
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Apr 3, 2019
if i could rate Dr a higher rating, than then i would.
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Apr 3, 2019
If a doctor\'s visit can be a pleasant experience, this one is at the top. Everyone is friendly and helpful with great attitudes.
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Mar 27, 2019
Everyone was clean, courteous, friendly, & factual. I would not want someone to do my surgery, if I did not know them. Dr Formfeist did surgery on my other hand, & I had no problem at all. Beside that, I worked with & around him when he was a "pup". Very special man, doctor.
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Mar 23, 2019
very blessed to have the opportunity for Dr. Fornfeist and his team care for me.
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Mar 21, 2019
Excellent is all that needs to be said.
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Mar 19, 2019
He is very caring about his patients. I would definitely reccomend him to family and friends. He does a great job at explaining what is going on with the issue I\'m having and things I can do at home to try and help.
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is not only a good surgeon but he is a good person himself. He is compassionate, honest and trustworthy. I am blessed to have him manage my care.
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Mar 15, 2019
Great Dr. When he walks in the room you feel as though you are the only patient he has from start to finish.
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Mar 15, 2019
Dr. Fornfiest is a fantastic doctor. Always caring and yet very professional. I\'m glad to have him as my doctor.Thank you!
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Mar 12, 2019
greatest ortho doctor & surgeon
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Mar 10, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is caring and listens to concerns. He is clear in his explanations and takes the time necessary to ensure patient understanding.
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Mar 9, 2019
The doctor was good but when he finished with me I had to wait for a while for the person to get to there desk to set up appointments with the nurse and the day to do my surgery and 2 weeks after and 6 weeks after
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Mar 9, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Fornfeist since 1999 and had 3 surgeries. I now need another surgery and I don\'t trust anyone else to perform the procedure on my dominant hand. He is the best!!!
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Mar 8, 2019
should be 15 out of 10 Dr. Fornfiest is simply the best before during and after surgery
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Mar 7, 2019
This was a return visit after my surgery
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Mar 1, 2019
Ongoing patient of Dr. Fornfeist for many years....he\'s the best!
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Mar 1, 2019
dr fornfeist office staff is always awesome!!!!
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Feb 28, 2019
Great experience, Dr Fornfeist is a very caring doctor, explains all procedures and plans of care.
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Feb 26, 2019
wonderful, caring man!
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Feb 26, 2019
very nice caring Dr.
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Feb 26, 2019
I was seen fast and questions answered. I talked with Dr. Fornfeist about what next and was given a shot that really took my breath away. it has helped some but I still hurt. everyone was kind, compassionate and courteous. Thank you.
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Feb 25, 2019
considering that the referring physician did not send all appropriate information and MRI\'s, the doctor listened to me and accepted it as the truth since it was and treated me accordingly that day and set my next appointment out for a couple weeks later so he has time to review my MRI and base a decision on that.
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Feb 22, 2019
Excellent, as always
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Feb 20, 2019
always excellent care
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. For deist is by far the best upper extremity surgeon around. he did 1 of my 4 surgeries on a very difficult elbow with significant problems a and will continue to be my surgeon on my upcoming surgery or any others. hHe and his staff are very accommodating and have the best bed side manner. he is very thorough and truly cares about his patients.
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is professional, caring and kind.
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is very caring and concerned with his patient\'s needs. My husband and I have both used him for our hand problems for many years. He is the only hand specialist we see!
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Feb 13, 2019
great care. he is the best.
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Feb 8, 2019
very obvious that doc. is very caring about patient\'s well being...will go the extra mile to meet patient\'s needs. I appreciate his willingness to listen to patient and his eagerness to help me in whatever capacity he can.
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Feb 8, 2019
it was all good. can\'t think of anything that would have made it better
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Feb 7, 2019
immediately recognized problem and explained what needed to be done. discussed time commitment.
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Feb 5, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is the BEST.
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Jan 30, 2019
I have trusted and appreciated Dr Fornfeist completely since he gave me the use of my arm after a severe break 15 years ago. He\'s the consummate surgeon in care and ability
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Jan 29, 2019
Dr Fornfeist is an amazing doctor, he is great at communicating and explaining. Wonderful personality.
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Jan 29, 2019
compassionate.
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Jan 26, 2019
very detailed in explaining the plan of care, kind and understanding...with great concern to patient
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Jan 24, 2019
very polite and caring. He explained the problem and procedure very thoroughly. answered all my questions.
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Jan 22, 2019
He\'s the best! The people at the Bone&Joint are the best! The people are always nice and helpful!
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Jan 15, 2019
Knowledgeable, efficient and personable
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Jan 15, 2019
Dr Fornfeist is a very kind and competent physician
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Jan 15, 2019
excellent
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Jan 15, 2019
Very good communicator. Gave clear direct communication of expectations of next steps for me. Easy to speak with and listens to patients. He seems the best in the field, polite and kind. I have given his name to others and they are all following up with him for their care.
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Jan 10, 2019
Dr. Fornfeist is a great physician! I have known him for many years and his attitude and demeanor has not changed. Great person on the inside and out and is truly concerned and knowledgeable about your questions and concerns.
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Dec 26, 2018
Excellent!
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Dec 25, 2018
Very personable, knowledgeable,very well mannered and explained everything excellantly.
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Dec 23, 2018
Will return to this provider for future care if needed.
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Dec 20, 2018
Always takes time to answer any question I might have.
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Dec 19, 2018
perfect
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Dec 18, 2018
Doctor was truly outstanding. he explained my condition in terms I could understand. I feel very fortunate to have Dr Fornfiest as my service provider.
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Dec 14, 2018
Amazing
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Dec 11, 2018
the provider and the entire staff was very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my visit.
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Dec 11, 2018
Always on time. Very courteous. Gives a great shot in my finger joint. My FAVORITE Doctor! Answers my questions and listens.
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Dec 6, 2018
wonderful! thoroughly explained problem and solution. answered all my questions.
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Dec 4, 2018
he is very good and has always been really helpful
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Dec 4, 2018
very good doctor showed alot of concern about my problem
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Nov 30, 2018
Dr. Fornfeist was professional with an excellent "bedside" manner. He also got me in and treated very quickly. In fact, I was finished and out the door before it was even my scheduled appointment time.
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Nov 29, 2018
he explained everything to me and answered all my questions. took his time, not rushed thru like herd of cows.
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Nov 28, 2018
A very caring and personable doctor.
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