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John K. Waters, MD

Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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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
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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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 - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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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 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 - Federal Select PPO
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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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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 - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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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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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System 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
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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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 - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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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 - 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 - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group 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 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 - 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
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx (2018)
  • Residency: General Surgery, University Of Texas Southwestern/ Parkland Mem Hosp. Dallas, Tx (2015)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Hospital Of The Univ Of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia (2011)
  • Medical School: University Of Penn School Of Medicine: Philadephia (2010)
Certifications
  • General Surgery - American Board of 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(53)
Overall: 4.9*
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Oct 5, 2019
front desk staff are cordial but not really nice and friendly.
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Oct 3, 2019
I felt like I was treated with respect and was not rushed in the least. I was surprised this much time was spent with me. I never felt like I was talked down to and understood what Dr. Waters explained to me.
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr. Waters spends the time and interest with his patients. He wants to make sure they fully uderstand what is going on.
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Sep 12, 2019
eDr Waters explained everything slowly & throughly, repeating if necessary.
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Sep 9, 2019
Very pleased with service.
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Aug 22, 2019
This was my first appointment with Dr. Waters. He is very efficient and he explained everything to my satisfaction.
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Aug 22, 2019
Dr Waters is the best physician I have ever encountered. His communication skills and knowledge are exceptional!
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Aug 21, 2019
Dr Waters was very thorough in explanation of my condition.
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Aug 15, 2019
I wouldn't go anywhere else for my issues. Dr Waters is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent interpersonal skills. I drive 4 hours to come to him as he reconstructed my lung and rib after a rib broke loose from heart surgery.
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Aug 7, 2019
Dr. Waters is very thorough and has treated my case with exceptional care and knowledge. His nurse is very friendly while at the same time professional. I feel that I am in very good hands.
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Aug 1, 2019
friendly - compassionate - caring - great surgeon
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Aug 1, 2019
we have been very impressed and very confident in Dr Waters
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Jul 26, 2019
I love Dr. Waters and nurse
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Jul 17, 2019
Dr. Waters and his staff are the best I have seen yet in my many visits to doctors.
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Jun 27, 2019
Dr Waters is a one in a million. So thankfull for him
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Jun 25, 2019
very respectful and attentive
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Jun 21, 2019
Dr. Waters has been of the best doctors myself or my family have worked with. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and includes you in decisions about your care. He has been excellent at coming up with solutions to my rare condition and the complications that have come up during that care. I feel confident I'm well taken care of.
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Jun 20, 2019
very satisfied
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Jun 19, 2019
I had superior Medical ( Doctors) and Nursing Care... other members of the medical team performed well, I also compliment your Valet Service and Food Service divisions.
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Jun 19, 2019
Dr. Waters is an excellent surgeon/doctor. He really cares about his work and his patients. He always gives me the time I need when I visit with him. Dr. Waters is great!!!
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