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Ekokobe Fonkem, DO

Neuro-oncology
Accepts New Patients
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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 Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO 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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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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)
  • Fellowship: NeuroOncology, Harvard Medical School (2012)
  • Residency: Neurology, Ohio State University Hospital (2011)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Hospital (2008)
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 May 13, 2019, Ekokobe Fonkem, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(68)
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Oct 6, 2019
dr interested in patient care
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Oct 3, 2019
Dr. Fonkem is one of the best at what he does and always a pleasure to see him!
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Sep 27, 2019
extremely. Kind
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Sep 6, 2019
Very pleased with the provider and answered all my questions concerning my problems .
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Sep 1, 2019
Awesome staff
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Aug 17, 2019
I will personally miss the care/genuine concern from Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem. He has given me a new way of looking at the brain and I will be forever grateful. It's sad to see him go but, the future holds so much more for him and his future patients. Plus the fact that he leaves in place the more than professional/caring staff, I have no worries. Thank you for being a part of saving my life.
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Aug 15, 2019
my last to visits regardless of my complains of discomfort and pain due to injury Dr. Fonkin did nothing, rubbed my shoulders does that help, he asked. I requested a referral to a chiropractor and physical therapy or someone who may improve my physical discomfort, he did nothing. this last visit same thing, nothing made excuses how can any discomfort be made better if the reason of discomfort is not known? I rebuttal your the doctor find out what is causing it. his response, he will be leaving s&w moving to AZ, so I will not be seeing him my next visit in a year. :-( so am I just suppose to live with this? very disappointed
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Aug 14, 2019
this provider is exceptional
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Jul 28, 2019
Great neuroonc physician involved in a difficult disease with no guaranteed improvement.
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Jul 20, 2019
Dr. Fonkem is very friendly and personable. He addresses my concerns professionally and takes care of what I need. I could not ask for a better doctor.
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Jul 16, 2019
Great Doctor, he really care for his patients!
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Jul 11, 2019
He is the greatest at his calling.
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Jul 9, 2019
He really takes the time to listen and puts a plan in action for your care.
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Jul 2, 2019
the provider took his time to listen to my concerns.
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Jun 30, 2019
Did not feel comfortable with this Doctor.
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Jun 27, 2019
one of the best experiences I have had! Dr. Fonkem is so kind and caring! what a breath of fresh air. the health care system needs more doctors like him and BSW! thank you for setting the high standards!
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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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