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James Trotter, MD

Transplant Hepatology, Hepatology

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About James Trotter, MD

James Trotter is Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. He is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. His clinical interests include end-stage liver disease and management of liver transplant candidates and recipients. He has vast experience in immunosuppression and other complications after liver transplant. Dr. Trotter also specializes in viral hepatitis, ascites, complications of portal hypertension, including esophageal varices and hepatic encephalopathy. 

Dr. Trotter received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to complete fellowships in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He later became Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of Colorado before joining Liver Consultants of Texas at the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in 2009.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Trotter also serves as principal investigator for ongoing clinical trials for liver disease patients. He has published extensively on living donor liver transplantation, organ allocation and outcomes in liver transplant candidates and recipients. He co-authored the textbooks, Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient and Liver Transplantation, Challenging Controversies and Topics.

Read more about Dr. Trotter's publications on PubMed.gov and the Baylor Health Sciences Library.

Dr. Trotter was nominated for the twelfth consecutive year for D Magazine's 2021 Best Docs.



LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
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INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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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 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
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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
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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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
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 - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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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
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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 - Medicare/Medicaid Dual Needs Plan: Advantage HMO SNP
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Superior - Medicare/Medicaid Plan
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Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - Dual Complete 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
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Emory University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1990)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1992)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Duke University Medical Center (1996)
Certifications
  • Transplant Hepatology - American Board of Internal Med/Transplant Hepatology
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, James Trotter, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (124) for James Trotter, MD

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Sep 11, 2022
Dr. Trotter always takes the time to answer any questions. Never in a rush to get to next patient.
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Sep 10, 2022
He's kind, caring, smart and encouraging
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Sep 9, 2022
HE IS GREAT ! ! !
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Sep 1, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 30, 2022
He took the time to call me with my results, himself.
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Aug 28, 2022
Very prepared and knowledgeable. Thorough. Kind.
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Aug 27, 2022
In my opinion, Dr. Trotter is the best liver doctoring Texas.
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Aug 25, 2022
Very thorough, very very polite. Great bedside manner, Great Doctor!!!!
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Aug 23, 2022
Thorough, concerned and highly competent.
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Aug 21, 2022
Dr. Trotter is a very informative doctor who explains things well.
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Aug 19, 2022
Dr. Trotter is an excellent doctor being seen by him for several years. Very profesionall.
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Trotter was incredibly thorough in his explanation of my condition and the steps we would be taking moving forward.
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Aug 16, 2022
He listen's to my problems and does everything to address and fix any issues.
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Aug 14, 2022
Caring kind and thorough
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Aug 14, 2022
As thorough as always. Very good at answering my questions and addressing my concerns.
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Aug 11, 2022
Because he is Awesome, excellent and explanation all I needed
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Jul 31, 2022
Most compassionate, caring knowledgeable MD I have ever encountered
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Jul 31, 2022
Dr. Trotters is excellent and goes above and beyond when discussing my health issues.
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Jul 31, 2022
Greatly appreciate the care received from Dr. Trotter over the past 9 years.
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Jul 28, 2022
Caring
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Jul 23, 2022
Very thorough, answered all my questions, reviewed the plan of care. Gave me time at the end of the visit to ask any more questions. I feel confident I am in good hands with Dr. Trotter.
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Jul 22, 2022
He is knowledgeable, straight forward and provides understandable information
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Jul 22, 2022
Explained everything I needed information on and took the time to ensure I had a clear understanding.
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Jul 15, 2022
Very polite and very detailed in explaining my questions.
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Jul 15, 2022
Communication was not rushed. He gave me ample time to ask my questions.
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Jul 14, 2022
Excellent care
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Jul 12, 2022
Full care given, concerned about my condition. Polite, prompt, efficient.
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Jul 9, 2022
Most caring Dr I have ever had. Very knowledgeable and informative. Goes out of his way to accommodate your needs at all times.
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Jun 30, 2022
Top notch,listened to all I had to say and lightened my mental worries.Thank you very much.
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Jun 29, 2022
I trust Dr Trotter and feel very good about him taking care of me.
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Jun 28, 2022
He has always promptly been available to me for over 10 years.
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Jun 27, 2022
As always Dr. Trotter provides the best care. He was kind and took the time to explain lab results.
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Jun 26, 2022
Dr. Trotter and his staff go above and beyond every visit. They are professional and friendly. Dr. Trotter is very knowledgeable and helpful. He also is patient and takes as much time as is needed to answer questions.
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Jun 13, 2022
Excellent first visit-appreciate the follow up and phone call. Very prompt results and comforting manner.
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Jun 11, 2022
One of the Greatest ..'!!!!
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr Trotter and his staff were very congenial and caring of my needs. I couldn't ask for any better care anywhere and I'm grateful for the care they have provided me.
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Jun 9, 2022
Dr Trotter is a very good Dr he listens and he is very concerned about your well-being. I am very happy with the care he provides and would recommend him to family and friends if needed.
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Jun 3, 2022
Dr. Trotter is a sound physician who listens, weighs outcomes and provides helpful and practical advice for my quality of life now and in the future.
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Jun 2, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Trotter for many years and trust him and his nursing staff with my needs.
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May 27, 2022
Dr Trotter is simply the best! So appreciative of his continuing care and concern. Couldn't be more pleased to have him as a doctor.
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May 24, 2022
Great
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May 20, 2022
Dr. Trotter always goes the extra mile to address any questions I have when in-between appointments through email.I find him to be extremely knowledgeable of his specialty and makes me feel cared about and confident I'm being well monitored, health wise.
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May 16, 2022
Couldn't be more satisfied
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May 13, 2022
We absolutely love Dr. Trotter. He has made the greatest effort in helping us when major problems have come up with my health. Would recommend him to anyone!
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May 8, 2022
I appreciate how Dr. Trotter is still involved in my treatment in regards to my kidney & liver transplants after 10 years.
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May 6, 2022
I love Dr Trotter
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May 5, 2022
I am very pleased with the treatment of Dr. Trotter and his staff.
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Apr 17, 2022
Very considerate and friendly!
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Apr 13, 2022
I completely have trust in Dr. Trotter.
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Apr 12, 2022
Very patient oriented
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Apr 9, 2022
Great! Thank you.
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