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James Waldron, MD

Neurosurgery

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About James Waldron, MD

Dr. Waldron grew up in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Rice University in 1995 before pursuing his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine where he graduated first in his class. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

He then moved to northern California where he completed his training in Neurological Surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. After his residency, he completed advanced fellowship training in Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Waldron specializes in the treatment of brain aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease utilizing both endovascular and open surgical techniques. He also has deep interests in neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, radiosurgery, and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Waldron remains committed to the advancement of neuroscience research. He has previously pursued National Institutes of Health funded research work on brain tumors and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the laboratory of Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Waldron currently see patients at our NeuroTexas locations in Downtown Austin, Cedar Park and Round Rock.

Dr. Waldron has been recognized as a Top Doc 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.


LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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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-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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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 - CHIP
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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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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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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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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
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Medicaid - AmeriGroup
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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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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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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 (1999)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Brigham & Womens Hospital (2000)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University Of California (2004)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University Of California (2009)
  • Fellowship: Radiology/Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University Of California (2011)
Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (101) for James Waldron, MD

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Dec 28, 2022
Very thorough and thoughtful. He answered all of our questions after reviewing the X-ray with us.
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Dec 27, 2022
Very patient and made sure all questions I had were answered
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Dec 22, 2022
Friendly and efficient
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Dec 21, 2022
Dr Waldron was most professional and courteous
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Dec 20, 2022
Dr is positive that he's found the cause of my issue.
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Dec 16, 2022
Informative, sensitive and high quality health professional. Most pleased.
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Dec 15, 2022
Good explains issue properly
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Dec 14, 2022
He is thorough and competent. He addressed all of my questions and concerns.
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Dec 9, 2022
Explained everything in detail. Asked what else I wanted to know, even after I had asked several questions. Didn't rush me. Gave me options for my treatment and explained the differences.
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Dec 8, 2022
Extremely attentive & explanatory
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Dec 7, 2022
They were very efficient and on top of everything.
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Nov 15, 2022
Explained my brain scan and I understood
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Nov 11, 2022
Very kind and took time to answer my questions
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Nov 10, 2022
I liked that I met with both PA and Nuerosurgeon. Did not feel rushed to make a decision. Were patient and answered all my questions. Great experience.
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Nov 4, 2022
Dr. Waldrons PA did the majority of the consultation. Dr. Waldron then discussed those findings with me and offered his recommendations.
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Nov 3, 2022
Very knowledgeable and listen well I felt he was truly concerned with my health and well being
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Nov 1, 2022
He gladly answered all my questions in a friendly manner.
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Oct 27, 2022
Caring polite and ga e info I understood
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr provided detailed instructions for upcoming surgery procedures.
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Oct 20, 2022
He's the BEST!!!!! Dr Waldron, what an intelligent and professional Dr
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Oct 18, 2022
He was very kind and respectful
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Oct 18, 2022
Outstanding service! Dr. Waldron explained everything in detail and l feel very comfortable having surgery under his guidance.
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Oct 15, 2022
I'm having a problem with an implant and was able to get tests quickly and a next day appointment to address the problem. Both the staff and Dr. Waldron are extremely responsive and proactive.
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Oct 12, 2022
He was very professional and compassionate.
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Oct 11, 2022
Dr. Waldron is a very good doctor, he cares about his patients and willing to answer any questions that you may have.
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Oct 6, 2022
Very GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER, speaks in a manner of us to understand and shows u images
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Oct 5, 2022
Very professional
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr. Waldron was very through and explained what the procedure would be like as well as recovery and probably physical therapy after 6 weeks of healing. He answered all my questions.
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Sep 28, 2022
He takes the time to discuss and answer concerns.
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Sep 24, 2022
He was very Precise on giving me the information needed to understand the problem that I was going and a possible solution instead of surgery!
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Sep 22, 2022
Excellent communication thorough review. Inspired a great deal of confidence.
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Sep 14, 2022
He really explained thing to me.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very good bedside manner, answered all our questions.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very professional and very helpful. Both the PA and the Doctor were very comforting
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Sep 8, 2022
Very thorough
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Aug 30, 2022
Dr. Waldron is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He's very knowledgeable caring and Takes time to answer all questions. I am so going to have him as my doctor.
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Aug 28, 2022
Good experience. He could have been more direct with his communication but overall a good experience.
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Aug 24, 2022
Thorough, communicates great.
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Aug 23, 2022
Genuinely caring, extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate complex medical issues and easy to understand Laymans terms, conveys a sense of confidence without any arrogance at all. A wonderful doctor and person
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Aug 18, 2022
Excellent care and attention!
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Aug 18, 2022
Spent lots of time addressing my issues
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Aug 17, 2022
Excellent listener!
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Aug 10, 2022
He took the time to explain things to me that were obvious to him, but completely new to me. He told me my next steps and walked me though the explanation.
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Aug 10, 2022
Very thorough and explained in depth and detail what will be done step by step.
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