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James Anthony Sterling, DO

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
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 - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
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 - Group
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 - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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 - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (Texas) (1989)
  • Internship: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (1990)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (1992)
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 11, 2020, James Anthony Sterling, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(272)
Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 12, 2020
He is always willing to take his time too listen to your concerns.
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Sep 8, 2020
Dr. Sterling is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
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Sep 6, 2020
spoke to me on my level
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Sep 5, 2020
Dr. Sterling is always kind, compassionate and thorough with all of my concerns.
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Sep 5, 2020
Wonderful care and showed active listening.Great care!
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Sep 3, 2020
Dr. Sterling is really concerned with his patents whole health and really takes the time to discuss your options. I have seen him for years and we continue to work towards bettering my health; mentally, emotionally, and physically.
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Aug 31, 2020
Dr. Sterling is consistently THE most compassionate and caring physician I've ever had. He takes the time to know ME so he can understand how to treat ME. I deeply appreciate the time and attention he gives to my care.
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Aug 29, 2020
Dr Sterling is the best doctor.
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Sterling is a perfect fit for my husband and me.
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Aug 26, 2020
Dr Sterling is the best doctor I have ever had. he is knowledgeable and kind and always takes time with you, never in a hurry as most MD's are.
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Aug 26, 2020
very commendable
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Aug 25, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr. Sterling for decades now and wouldn't change a single thing about him. He is marvelous physician.
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Aug 25, 2020
I loved how he wanted to get to know about me and my back ground. He took time with me and I didn't feel rushed.
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Aug 20, 2020
Excellent bedside manners!!
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Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Sterling took time to listen and ask questions. Truly felt cared for. Kind, explained things we didn't know. Staff was kind and respectful.
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Aug 16, 2020
I had to wait longer than I liked to see the doctor but, once Dr. Sterling met with me, I had his full attention, he cared about my problem, and provided the prescription and information I needed.
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Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Sterling's sense of empathy and care towards my healthcare is much appreciated. I appreciate the time he took with me for my annual wellness exam.
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Aug 14, 2020
awesome
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Aug 13, 2020
He is one of the best family doctors that I have ever had.
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Aug 11, 2020
very good
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Aug 11, 2020
been seeing him for years, love him!
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Aug 8, 2020
so nice to have a doctor talk with you and explain what you need to do
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Aug 8, 2020
love this doctor so much I got my husband to switch
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Aug 6, 2020
Dr. Sterling is one of the best!
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Aug 5, 2020
Doctor Sterling has always been very courteous and very detailed in explaining the process needed to be taken. I recommend him to everyone.
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Aug 3, 2020
He has been my primary care physician for almost 30 years. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and cares for his patients. I hope he doesn't decide to retire while I am still living!
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Aug 1, 2020
Dr. Sterling has been our family doctor for 25 years and we think he's amazing!
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Jul 31, 2020
Dr. Sterling and staff are all very kind & effecient
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Jul 31, 2020
Relevant, personable, knowledgeable
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. Sterling takes his time and provides great explanation for care given.
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. Sterling is the best.
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Jul 29, 2020
I always receive excellent care from Dr. Sterling and staff.
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Jul 28, 2020
We have always held Dr Sterling in the highest esteem as a physician and a person, and have been most thankful for his approach in sorting out these year's long problems with chronic back pain. There seem to have been some recent changes to how his time is scheduled and the visit was A LOT more pleasant as a result. Keep up the great work.
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Jul 28, 2020
excellent
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Jul 25, 2020
professional, undivided attention. concern for my health, very caring, I have been going to Dr Sterling since he joined the BSW team twenty something years plus he had always been an exceptional doctor!! Thank you for hiring hiring him. Thank you.
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Jul 24, 2020
excellent
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Jul 24, 2020
Our entire family uses Dr. Sterling and I can't imagine having a better qualified or more caring physician! We love Dr. Sterling and his staff!
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Jul 23, 2020
he is the Best
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Jul 21, 2020
I wish all doctors were like Dr. Sterling!
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Jul 21, 2020
I have been going to Dr Sterling for many years and he is the BEST doctor ever.
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Jul 21, 2020
liked that provider asked a lot of questions to understand and solve my issue.
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Jul 20, 2020
The doctor and nurse I met with were excellent!
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr. Sterling listened carefully, was very easy to talk to, and fully answered all my questions. He appeared very knowledgeable about my conditions and I like his approach to my treatment options.
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Jul 16, 2020
Dr. Sterling and his staff are friendly and always willing to listen when you have a question or concern. This is my first visit with him, however my husband also uses Dr. Sterling and we have always been happy with the service we receive.
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Jul 16, 2020
Takes the time to make sure all concerns and issues are addressed.
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Jul 16, 2020
great
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Jul 10, 2020
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Jul 10, 2020
Dr.Sterling has always as good as they as they come as far as I am concerned .Would refer any family or friends with no reserve.
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Jul 10, 2020
Dr Sterling seems genuinely interested in my health and well being. I feel like I'm talking to a trusted friend who is a doctor. thank you for treating with respect.
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Jul 8, 2020
He is caring, attentive and knowledgeable.
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Jul 8, 2020
great thanks blessings
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Jul 7, 2020
Dr. Sterling was extremely thorough, as was the nursing staff, in my wellness check. They look time to explain the examination and they're questions regarding my health point to genuine concern.
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Jul 4, 2020
Very helpful and personable provider.
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Jul 2, 2020
utmost confidence in Dr. Sterling
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Jun 28, 2020
always good..
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Jun 27, 2020
Excellent provider and staff!
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Jun 26, 2020
Very concerned about my problem and very helpful for my future health conditions.
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Jun 23, 2020
Great!
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Jun 22, 2020
Dr. Sterling was running a little bit behind, but he spent a lot of time with me and addressed my questions well.
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Jun 21, 2020
he's great. took time to funny under my issue.
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Jun 21, 2020
We have been with Dr. Sterling for a number of years. and dread the day when he decides to rertire because we know we will never be able to replace him...for all the confidence we have in him.
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Jun 20, 2020
I always have a good experience when I go to see Dr. Sterling. He has always taken plenty of time with me and he never rushes me out. The staff has always been very professional and friendly. Thank you all for your many years of good service.
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Jun 18, 2020
Excellent visit. He always provides a thorough explanation of labs and echoes genuine concern for me. He is an excellent doctor in my opinion. Lucky to have him for so many years.
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Sterling can always be counted upon to give me his full attention. As we were finishing my ADHD annual checkup, he asked "Is there anything else I can go for you?" Dr. Sterling is avery kind, compassionate Doctor, and I really appreciate that he understands and encourages my preference for using natural and dietary remedies and lifestyle changes as well as natural remedies versus pharrmaceutical interventions.(when possible). He is a wonderful physician and I am thankful to have him as my PCP.
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Jun 9, 2020
I do not provide recommendations. If asked, however, I would state that I have been with Dr. Sterling for many (over 20?) years and have always been completely satisfied with his care. I would further state that I plan to remain in his care as long as possible.
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Jun 6, 2020
He is very thorough usually but never checked my throat, ears, nose - maybe because of Covid-19. I did feel safe though and he gave me suggestions and follow up appointment.
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Jun 5, 2020
Dr Sterling is a very good listener. He will treat the problem with care. He is good about offering books or outside resources that may be related to a condition I may be having at the time.
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Jun 4, 2020
wonderful communication skills. very attentive and honest. the entire staff was amazing.
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Jun 2, 2020
one of the best physician visits I have ever had.
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May 28, 2020
I just love the care and concern that Dr. Sterling shows for my concerns. I never feel rushed.
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May 28, 2020
Dr. Sterling always provides the best care. I truly trust him.
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May 22, 2020
Dr. Sterling made me feel like a top priority!
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May 19, 2020
I have 200+% confidence in Dr. James Sterling. His medical knowledge combined with his truly caring about each of his patients (who are lucky enough to to come to him for their medical issues)make him a rare professional indeed. My husband & I feel extremely fortunate to be under his care.
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May 19, 2020
Very professional, everything was explained well, i felt comfortable and confident during my appointment. Good job all.
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May 12, 2020
Dr Sterling is a professional, knowledgeable, caring physician. I appreciate him immensely. He is a pleasure to have as my primary doctor. He's a "rock star"!
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May 10, 2020
Exceptional as usual.
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Sterling is very pleasant as always
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May 8, 2020
great visit
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May 5, 2020
Dr. Sterling is the best. I have complete trust and faith in him. His staff is flawless. They treat me like family.
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May 4, 2020
dr Sterling is the best
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May 4, 2020
Been a patient of Dr. Sterling for years--always outstanding!
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May 2, 2020
Dr James Sterling has ALWAYS been an exceptional provider. We really trust him for all of our care.
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May 1, 2020
We think Dr Sterling is wonderful. Very informative...very concerned about the patient.
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Apr 21, 2020
Dr. Sterling has always provided me with the absolute best of care.
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Apr 18, 2020
he's very good and care about my problem
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Apr 16, 2020
Dr. Sterling is exemplary!
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Apr 15, 2020
Wonderful!
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Apr 7, 2020
He was extremely attentive and treated me as if I was his own family.
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Apr 7, 2020
He listens intently and educates his patients.
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Apr 4, 2020
I'd give him a 100 if possible. He answered all questions in terms that I understand.
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Apr 4, 2020
very caring
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