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James Anthony Sterling, DO

Family Medicine
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

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 - College Station
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
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 Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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
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
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
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 - NexusACO R
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
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
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (1992)
  • Internship: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (1990)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth (Texas) (1989)
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 May 13, 2019, James Anthony Sterling, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(267)
Overall: 4.8*
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Dec 29, 2019
Dr. Sterling is an amazing doctor with great sensitivity to the needs & concerns of his patients and their families. We feel fortunate to have him as my Primary Care Physician. He is gifted in really looking at the big picture of a patient's condition and getting a comprehension plan for whatever the issue is being addressed.
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr Sterling is thorough, uses examples and makes sure I understand everything. and he frequently injects appropriate humor
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Dec 24, 2019
Dr Sterling listens and explains.
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Dec 20, 2019
everyone very personable
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Dec 19, 2019
He is excellent ! But I have lots of trouble trying to use website
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Dec 18, 2019
he listened and was very caring
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Dec 17, 2019
he takes time to address your concerns and explains issues well
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Dec 13, 2019
excellent care.
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Dec 10, 2019
Very pleased.
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Dec 10, 2019
Took the time to listen to me and what was going on. provided me with useful information for moving forward
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Dec 9, 2019
Dr. Sterling always appears to be concerned about my overall health and those things I can do to maintain.
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Dec 3, 2019
always listens, explains, and answers questions
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Nov 27, 2019
Good Experience!
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr Sterling and the office is very professional and caring!
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Nov 26, 2019
as always Very Pleased. thank you
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Nov 26, 2019
you have to wait to see Dr Sterling and that is because he is the best. well worth waiting for.
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Nov 21, 2019
Dr Sterling is a great care provider, he always listens to what I have to say.
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Nov 21, 2019
Dr. Sterling has always informed my healthcare decisions and then worked with me once I've made a decision. He listens very well.
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Nov 17, 2019
Dr. Sterling always provides the best of care. He is most professional & caring toward his patients & their needs. I highly recommend him!
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Nov 15, 2019
dealing with the S & W system is atrocious. if it weren't for Dr Sterling I would leave in a heartbeat.
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Nov 14, 2019
Fantastic!
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Nov 14, 2019
I believe Dr. Sterling genuinely cares about me. Dealing with a serious health problem is much easier when your doctor is not only knowledgeable and willing to do whatever he can for you but also cares.
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Nov 14, 2019
Dr. Sterling has been my primary physician for decades and I can not thank him enough for his dedication to my health care.
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Nov 13, 2019
Dr. Sterling is the best that Baylor Scott&White has to offer!
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Nov 13, 2019
highly satisfied
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Nov 11, 2019
Dr. Sterling is an OUTSTANDING AND CARING DOCTOR!
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Nov 9, 2019
I do not fault Dr. Sterling for the wait time. It is impossible for a doctor to stay on schedule with his appointments. I appreciate the fact that he tries his best to give the attention needed with each patient.
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Nov 9, 2019
very good doctor that cares
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Nov 7, 2019
Dr. Sterling is an outstanding doctor!
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Nov 7, 2019
Dr. Sterling has been my Doctor for nearly 20 years and I sincerely hope he will be for the rest of my life on this earth. He is intelligent, compassionate, conservative, encouraging and wise. I've never left that office without the answers I needed and feeling much better than when I arrived!
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Nov 4, 2019
Dr sterling is always running late. But, that's OK because I know that he is taking time with all of his patients, including me!
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Nov 2, 2019
so caring. took his time and made sure I understood
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Nov 2, 2019
Dr Sterling is the best Doctor in your system! We appreciate him very much.
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Oct 31, 2019
good
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Oct 31, 2019
Dr. Sterling takes time to listen to me. He is the best caregiver I have ever known in my life.
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Oct 23, 2019
Dr. Sterling is very helpful and wants to take care of my family as best as possible. He keeps up with current studies about various treatments to better care for us.
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Oct 22, 2019
Dr. Sterling is the most caring, engaging, responsive, cooperative, professional doctor I have ever had in my 75 years on this planet. He is always willing to consider suggestions, takes all symptoms reported into consideration, does not dismiss concerns, addresses any issues you may feel pertinent, and never rushes you when you are with him. If all medical professionals were like Dr. Sterling, there would be fewer patients feeling they were not being heard or cared for adequately, especially senior citizens. I thank the Lord for offering me Dr. Sterling in 2009 when I first got on Medicare. He has truly been a blessing for me. I totally trust him and his expertise.
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Oct 22, 2019
I really like this location - no wait at al.
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Oct 20, 2019
Dr. Sterling was very concerned about my issues and went out of his way to answer my questions.
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Oct 19, 2019
very conscientious about my wellness .
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Oct 19, 2019
very good experience
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Oct 11, 2019
takes time to listen and explains what needs to be done. gives impression of genuine concern.
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Oct 9, 2019
Always extremely compassionate and concerned!
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Oct 8, 2019
Very caring and helpful seeking relief from pain beyond simply prescribing pills.
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Oct 8, 2019
very helpful
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Oct 8, 2019
I arrived early and was seen early. That was a first. I have been seeing Dr Sterling for nearly 30 years and he is truly a great doctor. I trust everything he tells me to do. S&W should thank their lucky stars Dr Sterling stays with them.
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Oct 8, 2019
great Dr., would and have recommended him.
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Oct 8, 2019
Have been his patient for years. Recommend him frequently. Considerate, takes time to explain, concerned for my progress and celebrates it with me. he doesn't give up!
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Oct 5, 2019
Dr. Sterling is absolutely the best! I moved here 5 years ago and was very concerned about leaving my doctor of many years. He was like family, but I can say that Dr. Sterling is just as caring, professional and thorough as him. Thank you for providing such talented, gracious and wise physicians. It is so assuring to patients.
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Oct 3, 2019
I'm 68 and this was the best care and attention I have ever received in my entire life! Everyone from the receptionists, nurses, and doctor were very caring, courteous, and supportive! And, this was a wellness visit - I wasn't even sick but I received excellent attention.
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Oct 3, 2019
very caring, listens and responds with proactive advice.
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Oct 2, 2019
a great staff and an amazing doctor
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Oct 2, 2019
always concerned with any problems I may have. have been my primary doctor since 1995 or before! can't remember date.
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Oct 2, 2019
Very attentive and personable. Explained concepts of health in understandable laymean's terms.
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Sep 27, 2019
was very thorough in his care and explaining.
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Sep 24, 2019
long wait time I spending hours waiting in room
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Sep 22, 2019
Even though there was a fair bit of wait time because he was running behind, he still provided me with the amount of time I needed without making me feel rushed so that he could catch up. Knowing that the reason he was running behind was in order to provide the patients before me with this same level of care makes the wait worth it to see such a caring, informative, experienced doctor. He always takes the time to go above and beyond to educate me on the health issues I need more information about, recommending books, articles, and even goes so far as to show me exactly where to get the most affordable quality supplements and OTC medications.
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Sep 22, 2019
Dr. Sterling has been a great provider for numerous years
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Sep 18, 2019
dr sterling is always very concerned about his patient
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Sep 17, 2019
Been seeing him almost 30 years. He is wonderful.
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Sep 16, 2019
good visit very helpful to me
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Sep 16, 2019
Always goes way above and beyond expectations.
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Sep 14, 2019
Dr. Sterling has always provided with the best of care. He is patient and genuine while listening to any concerns I may have.
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Sep 14, 2019
great knowledge people!
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Sep 13, 2019
Everyone was friendly, professional and prompt.
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Sep 12, 2019
he is very thorough and answered all our questions
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Sep 10, 2019
amazing hands down!!
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Sep 10, 2019
dr sterling is genuinely caring about the entire spectrum of his patients care. He is always educating his patients and encourages self care/preventive care.
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Sep 10, 2019
Dr Sterling is Great
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Sep 10, 2019
I have been Dr. Sterling's patient for many years. He has always provided great service. I hope he stays with S&W for many more years.
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Sep 10, 2019
Most of the time you have to wait a long time in the room for him to come in.
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Sep 9, 2019
he is awesome
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Sep 9, 2019
Dr. sterling is the best. He takes time with his patients and makes them feel like he really cares instead of herding cattle through his office.
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Sep 8, 2019
Dr. Sterling was very courteous and caring. he could not fix my problem, so he got right on the phone to call general surgery and had me seen the same day at the main clinic. he was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!
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Sep 6, 2019
had Dr Sterling for 15 years and wouldn't trade him!
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Sep 5, 2019
Provider did not allow me to explain what's been going on with my health. He talked majority of the time, after I have been sitting in office an hour past my appointment time. I am leaning towards changing providers who can allow me to explain my problems.
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Sep 4, 2019
takes great time and discusses all that you have concerns about. Also gives excellent reading material examples.
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Sep 4, 2019
My husband and I both agreed that we had never had a doctor take so much care in explaining what was necessary and why! We were extremely impressed by the treatment we were given!!
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Sep 3, 2019
the entire process was quick and efficient. Dr Sterling was absolutely amazing.
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Sep 2, 2019
excellent as always
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Sep 1, 2019
Dr. Sterling always listens carefully, answers questions thoroughly, thinks outside the box. Uses alot of good common sense.
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Aug 27, 2019
always courteous. concerned,professional and personal in his practice
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Aug 27, 2019
always pleasant experience,everyone pleasant and professional.Would recommend Dr. Sterling to family and friends.Have be patient of his for over 30 years I guess.
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Aug 21, 2019
Dr. Sterling is always caring and compassionate. He takes the time to listen to my concerns, perrforms a thorough assessment, explains his plan to treat my issue and makes sure I'm comfortable with the plan.
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Aug 19, 2019
We go to Dr Sterling for travel medicine and advice on avoiding any medical issues while traveling. We have had fantastic results and highly recommend him for this type of service. He spends the time to go over the need for meds and prescribes what he feels may be needed for the trip we're taking. Dr Sterling is very knowledgeable in the issues that might arise in the portion of the world we're traveling to and makes us feel totally prepared for our journeys!
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Aug 18, 2019
Makes decesions without actually looking at the test results.
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Aug 17, 2019
Dr. Sterling helped the pain in my back with one prescription. Thank you so much. I slept through the night without waking for the first time in years.
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Aug 15, 2019
Dr. Sterling is always patient and caring. he explains everything, and answers all questions. my husband and I have been his patients for several years...and even though we have to drive an hour and 15 minutesnto get to the clinic...it is well worth the drive.
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Aug 15, 2019
I'm so lucky to be a patient of Dr. Sterling's. His ability to rationalize and think outside of the box for patients that aren't textbook is amazing.
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Aug 14, 2019
I would like to say this was the best service I have received from a primary care physician. Dr. Sterling not only was interested in my concerns I had for the visit but he cared about my overall health. He has an amazing personality and I would highly recommend him to anyone. I had an awesome experience. Thank you so much!!!
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Aug 13, 2019
very thorough and interested in my questions and health needs
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Aug 13, 2019
Excellent.
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Aug 8, 2019
just a very caring and personal group all the way around..Doc spent time to explain
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Aug 8, 2019
the only doctor I totally trust
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Aug 7, 2019
All good
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Aug 7, 2019
He listens to you and uses simple easy to understand terms
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Aug 3, 2019
My PCP for approx. 27 years. Has always been the best!
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Aug 2, 2019
Have gone to Dr Sterling for many years and he has my full confidence in what he advises me to do, what medicine or treatments or procedures
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Aug 2, 2019
Dr. Sterling was great. He was very clear with explaining how my problem can be corrected and the steps I need to take to make improvement happen. I appreciate his professionalism and empathy, and I give this provider my highest recommendation.
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Aug 1, 2019
Nurse is so sweet and friendly. Dr. Sterling is just so kind and explains things to my son and I in details before doing anything and always makes sure we understood what was said. This office is always clean and even the front staff is always friendly and smiling.
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Aug 1, 2019
I always leave my appointments with Dr. Sterling with good recommendations and confidence in his assessment of my health and test results.
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Jul 30, 2019
unexpected issue for the provider with other patient caused a significant delay in being seen.
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Jul 27, 2019
thorough patience listens attentive compatient- great family doctor
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Jul 27, 2019
Dr Sterling listened, problem solved and educated me.
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Jul 26, 2019
Dr. Sterling cares for our whole family. We trust him completely.
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Jul 25, 2019
Facility and staff are great!
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Jul 24, 2019
I have every confidence he had my best heath care as his first priority. I have been his patient for many years now and have always felt he understood my heath needs completely.
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Jul 24, 2019
Dr, Sterling is great, always kind and attentive. He makes sure you understand what is important to continued good health.
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