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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 - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham
  • 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
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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 Acces
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
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
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
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 Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - 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 (199) for Eric Nathan Alford, MD

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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
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 24, 2022
Love my doctor, sometimes have issues with the larger system
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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
He is a fantastic doctor!
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Aug 20, 2022
Very caring and thorough. Doesn't rush his patients.
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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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Aug 10, 2022
Dr Alford never fails to show his concern for my needs and continues to manage my health needs at their best possible level.
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Aug 10, 2022
Friendly, polite and professional
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr Alford is very easy to talk to. He is very prompt for my appointment. If he's running behind, he always apologizes. Most doctors don't.
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Aug 3, 2022
Always great
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Jul 27, 2022
Good
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Jul 27, 2022
Always the best doctor, takes time with me, makes sure I understand everything about the visit
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Jul 27, 2022
Dr alford is the best. Him and his staff take time with you and really care for you.
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Jul 27, 2022
Super
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Jul 27, 2022
Test results were EXACTLY as he suspected!
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Jul 25, 2022
Dr. Eric Alford was very kind and attentive to my medical needs. He took his time to answer a couple of my questions very thoroughly. He is very knowledgeable in so many medical problems. He is an excellent doctor.
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Jul 19, 2022
Dr. Alford was very easy on the eyes.
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Jul 19, 2022
Excellent
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Jul 16, 2022
Always listens and takes time to explain treatment
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Jul 13, 2022
Everything went well during my visit with dr Alford. He was very attentive to me even when I relayed to him a bad experience I had during an ER visit in June of 2022. He is always good to explain all Dx, Rx and procedures. I've always had a good experience when in Dr Alford's office.
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Jul 10, 2022
Dr. Alford is outstanding. He relates everything that is going on with me. Very personable. I never feel like I'm just a patient, but a friend.
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Jul 9, 2022
Dr Alford has great interpersonal approach and took ample time to explain things. He asked pertinent questions about my issue and made me feel well cared for.
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Jul 9, 2022
Dr. Alford is caring and conscientious. He is a good listener and obviously cares for his bc patients.
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Jul 6, 2022
Extremely experience with Doctor and nurse!
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Jul 2, 2022
Dr. Alford is very good.
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Jul 2, 2022
Dr. Alford is a great doctor. He's very concerned about his patients and makes you feel comfortable
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Jul 1, 2022
Dr Alford best primary Doctor we have had. Demonstrates interest and care.
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Jun 30, 2022
He's the best
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Jun 29, 2022
Dr Alford is excellent doctor
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Jun 27, 2022
He was very kind and took his time discussing my health concerns.
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Jun 26, 2022
Dr. Alford is very knowledgeable and shows concern.
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Jun 26, 2022
In my 53 years and seeing many physicians, I've never had one as good as Dr Alford. His knowledge, bedside manners, and everything else is exemplary.
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Jun 25, 2022
Dr Alford has always shown great interest in my well being.
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Jun 25, 2022
The BEST provider at the clinic. Dr Alfred listened to each concern and addressed with ease and professional knowledge. Overall-the visit was wonderful -from the beginning with the nurse and followed up with Dr. Alfred. EXCELLENT!
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Jun 25, 2022
Dr Alford is always very engaged with listening to understand and wants to be proactive in preventative care to help keep me healthy. That means a lot to me.
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Jun 22, 2022
Very good listening skill very attentive and cared about level of care .
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Jun 22, 2022
Always feel I received my best care. Feel good when I leave!
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Jun 22, 2022
Whenever I see Dr. Alford it's like seeing an old friend. I'm very happy with the service provided. Dr. Alford is the greatest doctor of all time. Unfortunately there will never be a better doctor.
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Jun 19, 2022
Professional care and friendliness and tentative to my needs
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Jun 17, 2022
Excellent
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Jun 15, 2022
Easy to talk with. Very understanding. Smart
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Jun 14, 2022
It was all great no complaints
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Jun 13, 2022
Best Dr. Ever, the end.
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Jun 11, 2022
Most compassionate and understanding. Listens and hears what you say. Best treatment ever.
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Jun 11, 2022
Great staff and Dr.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr Alford is the best! He's always friendly and genuinely cares about his patients.
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Jun 2, 2022
It was evident that he had reviewed my prior office visits/file. He thoroughly explained his thoughts about my current problems and thoroughly explained treatment options and treatment plan.
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May 30, 2022
I was visiting my daughter when I fell. Went to the clinic Sat. The doctor I saw was great. Had to have a boot put on my ankle because he found when I fell I fractured my ankle. The whole staff treated me terrific. If I lived here I would make Eric my doctor. He took his time with me. Explained everything he was doing. Excellent doctor,would give him 110%
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May 26, 2022
Dr. Alford always listens and spends as much time as needed. I truly feel that he is concerned and always has answers.
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May 18, 2022
We love Dr.Alford and the whole staff at BSW!
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May 17, 2022
Dr. Alford is always the best!
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May 15, 2022
Very pleasant and very easy to talk to.
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May 13, 2022
Dr. Alford is a caring and concerned doctor
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May 11, 2022
Dr. Alford is a wonderful physician. I feel I get the best treatment every time I am in the clinic. The day of my visit someone unfortunately over booked Dr. Alford which made me have to wait a long time in the clinic.
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May 10, 2022
Dr Alford was so considerate. He diagnosed my UTI immediately there was no time wasted and he gave me a prescription
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May 9, 2022
Love Dr. Alford
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May 6, 2022
Always considerate and easy to talk to. Great doctor. I always sing his praises to the people I know.
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May 3, 2022
I have been seeing Dr Alford for 8 or so years and he is the best doctor I have ever had.
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Apr 29, 2022
Finally, a normal doctor.
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Apr 28, 2022
Very professional
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Apr 27, 2022
Encouraging, helpful, caring and knowledgeable.
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Apr 20, 2022
We love Dr. Alford. He is always attentive and we feel like we are in great hands and trust his judgment
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Apr 17, 2022
Very helpful and informative
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Apr 17, 2022
Dr.Alford spoke to my son and not just to me which was reassuring, because I could see my son physically wasn't feeling well. He took the time to explain and address every concern and we had.
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Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Alford is thorough and an overall great care provider. He tracks your blood work and monitors changes. He prescribes only what is necessary which I love. He genuinely cares for your well being which I am grateful for.
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Apr 14, 2022
High level professionals/focused on listening
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Apr 12, 2022
Very,very good
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Apr 12, 2022
I love Dr. Alford.. He will always be my health care provider
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Apr 8, 2022
I love Dr. Alford. He could tell I wasn't doing well (mentally) and took the extra time to address the problem. I have full confidence in him and his ability to treat me. I wouldn't want any other doctor.
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Apr 5, 2022
Dr Alford is always concerned about the patient and provides the best care.
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