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John Featherston Eckford, MD

General Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. Eckford was born and raised in Starkville, MS, and moved to Oklahoma after high school. There, he worked as a paramedic for seven years while attending college and medical school. Dr. Eckford has been practicing with Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas since 2002. He has an interest in abdominal surgery with a focus in colon surgery and hernia repairs. Dr. Eckford has been married since 1994 and has two children. His hobbies include off-roading in his jeep, hiking, camping, general aviation and saltwater aquaria.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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
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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 - 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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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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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 - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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 Oklahoma College of Medicine (Oklahoma City) (2002)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2007)
Certifications
  • Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Surgery/General Surgery
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, John Featherston Eckford, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(64)
Overall: 4.8*
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Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Eckford explained the problem exactly. Gave me the options.
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Jul 31, 2020
Friendly, knowledgeable interested in my problem, involved me in the conversation and decision
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Jul 25, 2020
listening to my concerns are at the top of my list. he listened very well.
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Jun 27, 2020
Dr. Eckford and his team's performance were excellent from the first phone session I held with the Dr. Eckford, during the surgical procedure performed at the BSW general surgery center, and for my post-op visit. My experience was excellent throughout the process.
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Jun 22, 2020
After meeting the Dr. I felt very confident about his ability as a surgeon and his professionalism.
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Jun 20, 2020
Very caring, explained everything thoroughly to me, so I could understand what he was seeing on the scan as well as the MRI that I had in the past.
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Jun 18, 2020
Patient, informative, reassuring
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Jun 13, 2020
perfect
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Jun 11, 2020
I felt well cared for and that the doctor and his assistants had my well-being in mind. I would absolutely go back to him if needed, and recommend him to anyone. Thank you.
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Jun 8, 2020
Good
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Jun 6, 2020
Knowledgeable and gave a good detailed explanation of my upcoming surgery
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May 30, 2020
Very happy
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May 29, 2020
even at my age I was scared and when dr came in he took charge with everything and I felt so much better. great dr
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May 18, 2020
Friendly, caring, competent
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May 17, 2020
Very knowledgeable of my medical chart. Made recommendations I can live with.
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May 15, 2020
Dr. Eckford was a combination of quintessential professional and great human being. He listened patiently to my experiences and concerns, was prepared by having reviewed my medical history prior to the appointment, answered my many questions, and explained my situation, my medical options, and prognosis. I am impressed by Dr. Eckford!
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May 1, 2020
excellent Doctor. I totally trust him to care for me.
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Apr 30, 2020
john eckford has allways been the greatest doctor i have ever had i have had at least 10 herniah surgerys at baylor scott and white and john has done all of them i trust him with my health 100% john is the best i'm very thankful he is apart of my life . blessings to all and thank you very much for this servey and given the honor to reconize john , he is the best .
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