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Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery

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About Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Dr. Podgaetz has a professional goal to identify the best treatments for his patients - tailoring therapy by considering not only the disease, but also the personal situation of each patient and family. Dr. Podgaetz completed medical school at La Salle University School of Medicine in Mexico City. He moved to the United States to complete his internship in general surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. From there he continued his training at Mayo Clinic and George Washing University in Washington D.C. It was there he found interest in thoracic oncology, treating pulmonary, esophageal and mediastinal tumors leading him to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Podgaetz believes and promotes the benefits of minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS and Robotic) for his patients as this helps accelerate recovery, minimize pain and shorten hospital stay. One of his areas of interest is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for thoracic surgery. This multimodal strategy synergistically helps patients recover faster and regain their full preoperative functional status sooner. He has been teaching since 2003 and is committed to surgical education, helping new generations of young surgeons learn and become proficient in thoracic surgery diseases. Dr. Podgaetz has authored multiple peer reviewed publications, articles, chapters, abstract and presentations at national and international meetings. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cycling and reading/audiobooks.

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LanguagesEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Waxahachie
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Baptist St Anthony Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Individual/Family
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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 Premier HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier HMO-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier PPO
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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 - BSW Solutions 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-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 Network-Group
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
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
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
DFW ConnectedCare - American Airlines Employee Benefit Plan
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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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 - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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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
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior Health Plan - CHIP
Superior Health Plan - CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Foster Care
Superior Health Plan - STAR
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest HealthCare - VA-PCCC
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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
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+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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: Universidad La Salle (2003)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2006)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital (2008)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracics, Massachusetts General Hospital (2012)
Certifications
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery/Thoracic and Cardiac 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 Aug 25, 2020, Eitan Podgaetz, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (73) for Eitan Podgaetz, MD

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Sep 12, 2023
The best surgeon in his field. This Se. Really cares that his patients have the best outcome post surgery.
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Sep 4, 2023
Dr provided care, compassion, knowledge in a very difficult situation. Took prompt divisive action to help me in my crisis.
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Aug 29, 2023
Very informative and knowledgeable. Answered all questions after giving me my options. He did rush me and took his time.
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Aug 24, 2023
The best Doctor and staff that there is. Very informative and caring.
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Aug 15, 2023
I've been his patient for a number of years. I have always found him to be kind, thorough, and compassionate.
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Aug 15, 2023
My experience with this doctor was outstanding. He took the time needed to understand my medical issue. He asked probing quesrions to make be understood. He answered my questions in terms that were understandable and thorough. He explained the treatment plan and any side affects and complicating and made sure I understood it. He was prifessional and caring and showed empathy. He's one of the nicest doctors I've ever met.
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Aug 15, 2023
Cordial, knowledgeable, and professional.
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Aug 10, 2023
Office was very efficient and saw me at my appointment time with very little wait. The doctor was very responsive to all my questions and took the time to explain exactly what my issue was and how it would be handled.
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Aug 9, 2023
Dr. Podgaetz is an extraordinary physician. I appreciate that he listens to my concerns and gives honest scenarios in my case. He literally saved my life.
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Aug 6, 2023
Very open, honest and informative
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Aug 5, 2023
Dr. P is a great doctor and listens to my questions and provides informative answers and always has the patient's best interests at heart.
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Aug 5, 2023
He was professional as well as personable & seemed to care about me. He explained my condition very thoroughly
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Jul 20, 2023
Most impressed with information exchanges
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Jul 13, 2023
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful
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Jul 11, 2023
Outstanding, very knowedge In his medical field.
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Jul 10, 2023
My daughter and I were very impressed by how he spoke to both of us, making sure he included her in the discussion.
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Jul 5, 2023
Professional, concerned and listens.
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Jun 28, 2023
Doctor answered all the questions reviewed my file and do exactly what was going on
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Jun 20, 2023
Takes time to talk, doesn't rush, great bedside manner and LISTENS
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Jun 15, 2023
Very good at explaining in layman terms. Very professional and easy to discuss concerns.
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Jun 14, 2023
Very thorough, offered several options to my situation
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Jun 13, 2023
He knows what he is doing, he pulls no punches. He is a confident surgeon.
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Jun 9, 2023
He was great up front with me considerate gave me my options he was concerned about my condition I was very pleased with Tha outcome I want him to remain my lung specialist
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Jun 9, 2023
He was very informative and answered all of our questions
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Jun 6, 2023
Explain everything well and easy to understand.
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Jun 5, 2023
Answered my questions patiently.
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May 30, 2023
Very professional and informative. Felt extremely safe and comfortable while in his care.
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May 24, 2023
Good explanations, diagnosis, and treatment alternatives and recommendations.
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May 6, 2023
Best I now
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May 2, 2023
Dr Podgaetz was very thorough and helpful in explaining what my current status was and what my options are for dealing with them.
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May 2, 2023
I feel some doctors are here for the money only don't really focus on the patient or give them enough time to really listen to them. That is not the case with Dr. Podgaetz. He took the time to look into my previous CT scans on this issue and discussed them with me. I didn't expect the answer I got but it was for the best of me. Due to my previous surgeries it was better for me to wait. I liked that he was honest and not did surgery just to get paid. I am very pleased and thankful for his Service. I will continue my treatment with him till my issue is resolved. Thank you for your time.
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Apr 25, 2023
I felt I was in good hands.
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Apr 23, 2023
He was very accurate and made me understand what was going on
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Apr 20, 2023
A great visit!!!!!
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Apr 19, 2023
Extremely friendly and helpful!
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Apr 18, 2023
Very honest. Not in it for the money.
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