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Howard Ren, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

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About Howard Ren, MD

Dr. Ren is board-certified and specializes in non-invasive cardiology. His clinical expertise offers a wide range of cardiovascular services, including preventive cardiology, the treatment of coronary artery disease, arrhythmias and valvular disease. He also has extensive
training in echocardiography and nuclear imaging. His practice provides a full array of these imaging services to help effectively diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ren is proficient in English and Mandarin. He enjoys running, basketball and traveling. He grew up in Plano, TX, and is honored to return to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth community.


LanguagesEnglish, Chinese (Mandarin)
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
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 Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 Network-Group
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2014)
  • Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015)
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017)
  • Fellowship: University of California Irvine Medical Center (2020)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
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, Howard Ren, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (270) for Howard Ren, MD

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Sep 10, 2022
1st visit was good
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Sep 10, 2022
Very friendly
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Sep 9, 2022
Very friendly and informative.
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Sep 9, 2022
Cordial, considerate and professional. Compassionate and included me in all aspects of visit.
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Sep 7, 2022
Good questions. Good relationship
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Sep 7, 2022
Our visits are brief, too the point and informative
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Sep 6, 2022
First visit. Everything was on time. Doctor took time, didn't feel rushed, and explained things
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Sep 6, 2022
Dr. Ren was very thorough.
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Sep 1, 2022
Very attentive, messages clear, encouraging. He is knowledgeable, sincere, I feel comfortable to discuss with Dr Ren. Hope he Is In my care team.
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Sep 1, 2022
This was my first meeting with Dr. Ren. He is very personable, obviously interested in his patients well being, and seems to be very thorough.
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Aug 31, 2022
Took time , listened, offered clear instructions for continued heart health
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Aug 30, 2022
This was my first appointment with him. He was thorough and knew my background and was up to speed with my past history & prescriptions. He also made me aware that he works In the office near my home.
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Aug 27, 2022
Dr appears to be very trustworthy.
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Aug 25, 2022
He was very nice. Listen to what I had to say.
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Aug 25, 2022
Dr. Ren takes the time to review your chart before he sees you, therefore is very knowledgeable with your medical history.
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Aug 24, 2022
Quick efficient and to the point the way it should be
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Aug 21, 2022
Very nice & friendly answered our questions.
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Aug 20, 2022
Never in the past have I had a doctor who has taken so much interest (and time) to establish a relationship with me.
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Aug 20, 2022
He listened and reviewed prior records to determine next steps.
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Aug 20, 2022
Good
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr Ren really listens and seems very interested in me as a patient!
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Aug 18, 2022
Great
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Aug 18, 2022
Professional.,courteous,punctual
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Aug 16, 2022
Dr. Ren is the consummate physician. He is very knowledgeable, professional, caring, and kind doctor. He explores all the issues regarding your cardiovascular health and will point out anything that seems amiss. I felt I had his complete attention and he honestly listened to my questions and statements about my lifestyle. I have complete faith and trust in him.
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Aug 15, 2022
I saw Dr Ren. It was a great experience. He was patient with me as I asked questions and answered them so that I clearly understood.
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Aug 13, 2022
Very easy to talk to. Didn't make me feel rushed. I didn't feel like just a number on his patient list for the day.I like him!
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Aug 13, 2022
Dr Ren was very personable and interested in answering any of my questions.He didn't seem rushed or in a hurry. I was very satisfied with my visit.
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Aug 10, 2022
Very efficient and caring
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Aug 9, 2022
I met Dr Ren in the hospital I was very impressed with him and liked his bedside manner.
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Aug 1, 2022
Easy to talk to and good listener.
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Jul 31, 2022
He was very considerate and caring. Took time to answer all my questions.And didn't feel rushed! Great experience.
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Jul 29, 2022
Very good!
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Jul 27, 2022
It was very detailed and informative made me feel very comfortable.
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Jul 26, 2022
Caring and knowledgeable
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Jul 25, 2022
Informative, friendly and pleasant
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Jul 23, 2022
Always friendly, efficient, and welcoming ...... Interested in my well being
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Jul 23, 2022
Dr. Ren spent time with me answering all of my questions. He was very personable.
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Jul 23, 2022
This was my first appointment with Dr. Ren. I would highly recommend Dr. Ren to family and friends. He is very personable and very informative.
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Jul 21, 2022
Dr Ren listens carefully to what I had to say and provided detailed explanation. He Is friendly, courteous and professional and showed a true caring about me.
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Jul 21, 2022
Dr. Ren has always done his homework so is well-prepared for the visit. The staff Is friendly, efficient, and accommodating.
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Jul 21, 2022
I found him to be very welcoming and friendly. He listened to all of my concerns and didn't want to leave me with any unanswered questions. I felt very cared for and believe he is doing his best to find a solution for my medical concerns.
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Jul 21, 2022
Dr showed he cared and concern and wants further test to rule out any issues.
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Jul 20, 2022
Great experience. Very friendly and made me feel at ease.
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Jul 19, 2022
Listened to me!
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Jul 19, 2022
It was positive
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Jul 16, 2022
Very professional yet approachable and friendly as he listens to my inputs. Easy to understand and talk to him about my concerns.
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Jul 16, 2022
Dr Ren listened to my questions and concerns. He gave me information I needed to know about my condition, so I could make informed decisions about my health.
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Jul 14, 2022
Overall was very good!
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Jul 8, 2022
Very detailed, found info in my chart from 14 years back, very impressive.
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Jul 5, 2022
Dr Ren took time to introduce himself and to get to know me.
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Jul 3, 2022
Very good attention to my concerns, and he is very grounded.
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Jul 1, 2022
Excellent
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Jul 1, 2022
Appreciate the personal care
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Jun 25, 2022
Efficient and professional
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Jun 25, 2022
He is nice and friendly
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Jun 24, 2022
He explained my condition and what could be done. I understood.
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Jun 24, 2022
He was aware of the history.
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Jun 23, 2022
Doctor saw us earlier than our appt! For us, this is unheard of. Doctor and nurse were both engaged and answered all questions with analogies. Fantastic communication!
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Jun 16, 2022
I felt at ease and listened to
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Jun 9, 2022
Dr Ren was both friendly and professional. He was interested in my whole health picture and spent time getting to know me
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Jun 9, 2022
He listened to concerns and addressed them completely
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Jun 8, 2022
Was kind, courteous, and personable.
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May 30, 2022
Care I was given was excellent.
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May 30, 2022
Dr. Ren was prepared for my first visit with him. He was very familiar with my chart. I found him very professional and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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May 27, 2022
Excellent
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May 26, 2022
It was obvious that Dr. Ren had thoroughly read my chart prior to my exam, which I appreciated. He began with a verbal review of my previous appointment (different doctor) several years ago. He was efficient in the appointment without making me feel rushed and responded sufficiently to my questions and concerns. Great appointment.
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May 26, 2022
Explained everything to me. Let me ask questions. Friendly.
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May 25, 2022
Dr. Ren was extremely professional and quite receptive to my concerns and questions.
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May 25, 2022
I am very satisfied.
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May 24, 2022
The discussion surrounding my condition and testing/treatment options was easy to understand and I felt engaged.
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May 23, 2022
I was impressed with Dr. Ren. He was professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. I would gladly recommend him to my friends and family.
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May 21, 2022
Good listener. Friendly. Did not rush you.
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May 21, 2022
I was given appointment the same morning. Very grateful to receptionist, call desk. The doctor was very knowledgeable and prescribed the needed medication.
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May 20, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Ren so cannot really form too much of an opinion on one visit. I believe him to be fully qualified and expect him to give me the best of care and no doubt will earn top numbers going forward.
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May 20, 2022
Excellent service; showed genuine concern for my health.
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May 19, 2022
This was my first appointment with Dr. Ren. He introduced himself and greeted me in a friendly yet professional manner. He performed an exam and explained everything in detail. He also educated me on options to improve my overall health. I was satisfied with my visit.
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May 18, 2022
Care provider was new, professional, friendly, listened, answered all my questions. Appeared to involve me in my health care decisions. He explained my treatment in terms I could understand. I will definitely recommend this care provider to everyone!
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May 9, 2022
Excellent experience, Dr. Ren listened to my concerns, and made me feel very comfortable. I l feel that Dr. Ren is a very fine Doctor.
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May 8, 2022
Excellent professional. Great manners.
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May 7, 2022
Outstanding job very happy with everything.
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May 5, 2022
Loved the Doctor and nurse
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May 5, 2022
Dr Ren was very helpful in the way he did explained things and showed care.
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Apr 29, 2022
Great provider
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr. Ren is very friendly, professional, and is never in a hurry. I am so happy to have found him!
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Apr 26, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Ren, and I loved him! He listened to me and really heard what I said! Scheduled my tests immediately and away I go! I recommend him highly!
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Apr 24, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Ren. He had clearly reviewed my history and was fluent in my extensive history. He spent a considerable amount of time with me and I feel we have started an outstanding physician patient relationship l.
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Apr 22, 2022
Very nice and listened
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Apr 12, 2022
It was a minor checkup and everything went well.
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Apr 5, 2022
Dr. Ren and all of the staff I interacted with made me feel comfortable about the tests that would be ordered, worked with my schedule, and were very professional. Once the tests are completed, I feel confident that Dr. Ren will be able to explain what Is going on and what options I have.
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