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Eric Nathan Alford, MD

Family Medicine

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About Eric Nathan Alford, MD

Eric Alford, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and treats Central Texans at Baylor Scott & White – The Brenham Clinic. He specializes in providing comprehensive healthcare for all ages. Dr. Alford is committed to a lifetime of service and is dedicated to faithfully caring for his patients. Dr. Alford completed his family medicine residency at the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as chief resident.

In 2013, he was awarded the May Woo Wang Award for exemplifying the ideal “most compassionate physician” as a graduating resident. Dr. Alford also won the Award for Medical Student Teaching Excellence on Satellite/Auxiliary Campus for Texas A&M College of Medicine’s Aggie Integrated Medicine (AIM) program in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, Dr. Alford is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

When out of the clinic, Dr. Alford enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Care Team

Dr. Eric Alford is part of a Care Team. These teams are designed to bring you flexibility to schedule care on your timeline. They consist of a group of health providers who grow along with you and your family and get to know your specific needs. This team consists of Dr. Alford and Cole Laughter, FNP. 




LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station
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
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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 - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior Health Plan - CHIP
Superior Health Plan - CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Foster Care
Superior Health Plan - STAR
Superior Health Plan - STAR+PLUS
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest HealthCare - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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.

Meet Eric Nathan Alford, MD

Meet Eric Alford, MD

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A&M University (2010)
  • Residency: Waco Family Medicine Residency, McLennan County Medical Education & Research (2013)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
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, Eric Nathan Alford, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (227) for Eric Nathan Alford, MD

Overall: 4.8*
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Jan 11, 2023
Very attentive & knowledgeable of my medical history. Great communication skills.
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Jan 7, 2023
Concern and Care
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Jan 7, 2023
He went over and explained which I liked
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Jan 5, 2023
Excellent
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Jan 4, 2023
We love Dr. Alford! He always takes time to answer any questions & explains things to us!
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Jan 4, 2023
Best doctor I've ever encountered.
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Jan 4, 2023
Dr.Alford is always the best! Hard to get an appointment but, the best.
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Dec 31, 2022
He did a great job getting me in when I needed it
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Dec 30, 2022
He was personable, listened & gave professional, medically-appropriate feedback, and spent time with me. I appreciated it!
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Dec 28, 2022
Listens for complete understanding
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Dec 23, 2022
Very nice, patient, answered all of my questions. Took the time to really hear me out.
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Dec 22, 2022
Great
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Dec 21, 2022
Very pleased
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Dec 21, 2022
Really talks to you about everything. And explains what is going on and what needs to be done
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Dec 18, 2022
Dr. Alford was welcoming, caring, informative, and friendly.
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Dec 14, 2022
De Alford is thorough and attentive. He listens to any concerns and makes sure all questions are answered.
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Dec 13, 2022
Very personable and did a great job of discussing my health
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Dec 9, 2022
Caring, knowledgeable and listens to concerns
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Dec 7, 2022
Dr. Alford is awesome. He always takes the time to listen and provide appropriate care and concern for his patients.
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Dec 5, 2022
Professional, attentive, and thorough.
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Dec 3, 2022
Most caring and knowledgeable.
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Dec 1, 2022
Listens and is thorough
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Nov 26, 2022
Takes his time. Easy to work with
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Nov 25, 2022
Listens to you and develops a plan for healing .
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Nov 25, 2022
Great doctor love him
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Nov 23, 2022
Dr.Alford and his staff had always taken care of my needs and listen to me.
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Nov 21, 2022
Excellent
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Nov 21, 2022
Dr. Alford is wonderful. He truly cares about his patients and does not hurry to get you in and out. I have never been to Dr. Alford when he does not sit and listen to my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Alford to all my friends and family!
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Nov 19, 2022
Listened for my needs and gave proper advice
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Nov 19, 2022
He is so busy I hate to give his name because sometimes it's hard to see him. He's a very good doctor
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Nov 19, 2022
Always thorough and informative. Very caring.
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Nov 17, 2022
Very caring. Listens to patients. Makes you feel special.
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Nov 16, 2022
Very thorough and caring
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Nov 16, 2022
Very knowledgeable, professional, & friendly.
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Nov 14, 2022
Very good
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Nov 12, 2022
Very personable and caring
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Nov 9, 2022
Great service and great doctor
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Nov 5, 2022
I have recommended to Dr A
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Nov 5, 2022
As usual Dr. Alford was thorough, knowledgeable, and caring with great bedside manner.
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Nov 5, 2022
Careing
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Nov 5, 2022
Very good provider
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Nov 4, 2022
Think he's the best
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Nov 2, 2022
Dr. Alford knows me and I feel he is looking out for my best interests. I trust him.
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Oct 30, 2022
He has a great broad knowledge of family medicine. He is not aggressive but also not too reserved. He is always thorough.
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Oct 30, 2022
I am normally nervous around doctors, but Dr. Alford, his nurses, and everyone else at the clinic made my visit an easy, positive experience from start to finish.
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Oct 28, 2022
Dr. Alford is professional & kind! I actually think he LISTENS, which is rare in todays' medical field according to me.
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Oct 22, 2022
Always gives me hope!
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Oct 21, 2022
Outstanding
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Oct 12, 2022
He listens, explains, and understands.
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Oct 11, 2022
Very knowledgeable & the follow through is unbelievable
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Oct 10, 2022
Awesome
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Oct 9, 2022
He help me a lot and he answers all my questions
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Oct 9, 2022
Doctor offered as always provided wonderful care for me and has given me great service and is very personable and very kind physician. Also savings to know what he's doing he's ordered some more tests for me to have done at a later time I'm coming back for.
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Oct 8, 2022
Great Doctor and Listener
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Oct 5, 2022
Awesome doctor and staff. Excellent bedside manners. Answers all your questions and doesn't rush you out.
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Oct 5, 2022
Friendly, caring, helpful, takes the time to listen and follow up
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Oct 1, 2022
Very competent Dr.
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Sep 28, 2022
Thorough, helpful
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Sep 28, 2022
He always explains the best ways to treat the problem.
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Sep 24, 2022
Dr. Alford is an excellent Doctor!I want to have the best quality of life and am happy to have him as my primary care Physician!
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Sep 24, 2022
Excellent
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Sep 23, 2022
A comfortable knowledgeable doctor who explains well
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Sep 17, 2022
Very good he wasn't a good listen to my problem very gentleman
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Sep 17, 2022
Very Friendly and attentive.
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Sep 15, 2022
He is very good!
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Sep 12, 2022
Very informative and professional
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Sep 10, 2022
Very caring,friendly and down to earth kind of person.
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Sep 9, 2022
Dr.Alford is professional and so good at communicating with me so I can understand exactly what's best for my health concerns.He's irreplaceable as far I'm concerned .I'm pushing 70 and have many health issues and see several specialists and he's right at the top of my list .
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Sep 9, 2022
We love Dr. Alford!
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Sep 4, 2022
Very caring and observant. While visiting with my nervous teen he (unknowingly to her) was scanning her from top to bottom. I was amazed after "visiting" he mentioned no shine in shins, no edema in ankles, or eye lids. It was like he was reading my mind. I was thinking kidneys. I was so relieved to know though he seem very causal, he was taking her complaints serious all while being upbeat and friendly.
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Sep 1, 2022
Always professional and extremely thorough!
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Sep 1, 2022
It was my first visit to Dr. Alford and he made me feel very comfortable and had good bedside manners
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Aug 31, 2022
Dr. Alford and his team are outstanding!
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Aug 27, 2022
Caring and listened.
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Aug 24, 2022
Love my doctor, sometimes have issues with the larger system
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Aug 24, 2022
Excellent Dr.
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Alford is very reachable and interested in his patient's health.
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Aug 23, 2022
Super personality.seems very knowledgeable & cares about my wellness.
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Aug 23, 2022
Excellent care for my father. Communicating with our family about health issues now and issues that might arise. So appreciated!
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Aug 22, 2022
The best!!
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Aug 20, 2022
Very caring and thorough. Doesn't rush his patients.
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Aug 20, 2022
He is a fantastic doctor!
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Aug 18, 2022
Clear responses to my concerns and instructions on moving forward
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Aug 13, 2022
He makes you comfortable & explains whatever you want to know.
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