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Ekokobe Fonkem, DO

Neuro-oncology
Accepts New Patients
portal
Locations
About
"Dr. Fonkem completed a one-year fellowship with American Society of Clinical Oncology and was appointed to the Conquer Cancer Foundation grant review committee. He is also a member of the steering committing of the newly formed Society of Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa and an abstracts reviewer for Society of Neuro-Oncology Education Day. Dr. Fonkem is involved in basic, translational and clinical research on both primary and metastatic brain cancers, as well as its neurological complications. He received a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by his medical degree in 2007 at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH. He then completed Neurology residency training at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, in 2011, followed by a Neuro-Oncology fellowship at Harvard University Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, in 2012. Dr. Fonkem has published extensively in the area of general neurology and neuro-oncology. He has also lectured extensively in various universities in the United States, Asia and Africa."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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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 Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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: NeuroOncology, Harvard Medical School - Childrens Hospital (2012)
  • Residency: Neurology, Ohio State University College Of Medicine/health (2011)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Ohio State University College Of Medicine/health (2008)
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2007)
Certifications
  • Neurology (General Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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, Ekokobe Fonkem, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(91)
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Jun 23, 2019
I don\'t think he understands me or my condition. He pulled out and checked his cell phone when I was talking to him. I don\'t feel as if he is trying to understand. I have a hard time understanding him and his accent. I would expect more from a neurologist.
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Jun 18, 2019
Always asks for my input and explains something I may not fully understand.
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Jun 18, 2019
Everyone was very nice and courteous. The doctor listened, answered all my questions - just wished that he had a magic wand to solve my problem! Unfortunately he suspects that I\'m developing Diabetic Alzheimer\'s, and there\'s no magic wand nor any magic pill to "fix" that!
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Jun 8, 2019
I love this provider that is why I am willing to travel From Copperas Cove to temple to see him
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May 31, 2019
love dr F.
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May 21, 2019
the doctor was extremely nice but I felt being scheduled for a 40 minute appointment and only getting 15 minutes for my first appointment was not sufficient. Also, with as nice as the doctor is, I had a difficult time understanding him because of his accent. He gave me a diagnosis with no explanation of what it is or why I have it. Not even a printout of the condition. I had to go home and Google what it was.
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May 17, 2019
Very dedicated and competent doctor
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May 16, 2019
took time to listen and was very caring
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May 14, 2019
The doctor was the best.
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May 14, 2019
very good doctor he care
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May 3, 2019
This provider interrupted me several times and I felt my concerns were not taken seriously. He seemed more interested in talking to my husband. I felt like a crazy house wife. When I asked about a concern with my neck he said,"Maybe you can get a new bed, I\'m sure your husband doesn\'t mind writing checks for you. Happy wife, happy life."
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Apr 26, 2019
Excellent - caring and comforting
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Apr 26, 2019
I always have a lot of questions every visit, yet they make me feel like I\'m the most important person in the room and answer every last one of my questions. I really appreciate the kindness/concern they show me and my family every time.
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Apr 23, 2019
I trust him completely.
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Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Fonkem changed my life with his ability to help with my migraine problem! I am so grateful!
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Apr 20, 2019
Caring physician.
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Apr 15, 2019
he was very professional, knowledgeable, and caring answering all questions. I felt secure in his assessment and would reccomend him to others.
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Apr 14, 2019
Just an excellent doctor. Very good communicator. He knows his stuff, and he listens to the patient carefully and always has a smile on his face.
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Apr 9, 2019
Excellent Service
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Apr 9, 2019
have received excellent care. he discusses needs and my concerns. we discuss plan of care. I have been very happy with him and S&W.
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Apr 9, 2019
knowledgeable, communicates, answers questions and asks questions. Everything you want in knowing you are getting good quality and caring treatment.
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Apr 2, 2019
They made me feel comfortable.
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Mar 15, 2019
Dr. Fonkem is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to Scott and White. That man knows his job and somehow can make giving life altering news almost bearable. His care for his patients go beyond the typical 8-5 work hours. He is truly one of a kind and hope he remains at S&W as long as I\'m a patient there.
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Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Fonkem & staff have been helpful, kind, supportive & thorough throughout our visits at the clinic.
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Mar 10, 2019
very caring and informative with myself and family.
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Mar 8, 2019
Extremely satisfied with the service and the institution. Dr. FolKom is excellent and very caring.
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Mar 3, 2019
Great service and friendly staff
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Mar 1, 2019
Always courteous, friendly, happy to answer questions
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Feb 28, 2019
The Dr. plus the student asst. showed lots of concern, & ask lots of questions to try to figure out what my problem might be with my memory loss. They have ordered blood tests & other tests to try to figure out my problem. I was very well satisfied when I left the office. I love S & W hospital. I wouldn\'t go anywhere else.
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Feb 14, 2019
professional and friendly doctor. the nurse was also friendly and professional as well. overall a good experience
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Feb 12, 2019
Efficiently run practice, excellent care!
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Feb 12, 2019
Dr Fonkem is genuinely interested in my case and wee being. He\'s very friendly and explains everything very well
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Feb 11, 2019
also pleased with my visit
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Feb 5, 2019
dr. Fonkem was very good and quite courteous. He is obviously very knowledgeable about my particular injury and was very helpful during the visit.
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Jan 26, 2019
I feel like the doctor cared and listened to me
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