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J. Paul Dieckert, MD

Ophthalmology

Accepts New Patients
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About J. Paul Dieckert, MD

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 Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • 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
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
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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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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 - 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
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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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Imagine Health - EPN
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
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
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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 - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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 - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

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.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1977)
  • Internship: Ophthalmology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (1978)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (1981)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology
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, J. Paul Dieckert, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (191) for J. Paul Dieckert, MD

Overall: 4.6*
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Sep 5, 2022
Great Doc!
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Aug 25, 2022
Excellent professional care
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Aug 25, 2022
Very caring, answers all concerns & very thorough
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Aug 24, 2022
He's friendly & knowledgeable, and he LISTENS to the patient. Not a lot of drs do. But Dr Dieckert is one of the very best. That's why it saddens me so to think I may soon have to sever ties with BSWH.
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Aug 24, 2022
Excelente
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Aug 20, 2022
Very personable and professional.
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Aug 20, 2022
He is wonderful and takes the time needed to answer questions and make you feel at ease.
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Aug 19, 2022
Dr Dieckert should be the bar doctors are compared to. He is so caring - kind NEVER do you feel like you're just a "Next" which is the way most are.
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Aug 19, 2022
Dr. Dieckert is exceptionally knowledgeable and stays up to date with the latest treatment options for retina issues. His skill and expertise in the surgery suite has allowed me to maintain my vision which I am thankful for.
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Diekert is a great friend and Doctor. He is so positive. I am so glad he's my Dr.
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Aug 18, 2022
He is a good doctor explained everything to me
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Aug 15, 2022
I feel like I am receiving the best possible care and my eye problem is being monitored.
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr. Dieckert was very cordial and friendly. He explained my condition and showed the OCT images to me and my wife. He thoroughly explained treatment options and was reassuring that the condition my improve with time, which was comforting.
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Aug 11, 2022
Excellent
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Aug 10, 2022
Professional thorough communicates with patient
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Aug 10, 2022
Best eye Dr. Ever
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr. Diekart is exceptional, kind, patient and thorough. I am always looking for a skilled physician, but it means so much more when coming from a good human, as well. Never rushed, I feel I am truly in the best hands under his care.
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Aug 6, 2022
He gives exceptional care.
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Aug 4, 2022
He is very through with his exams! He is a very caring doctor.
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Aug 4, 2022
Very professional and full of great ideas to relieve the pressure and dryness in my left eye...
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Jul 29, 2022
Answers questions, explains procedures
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Jul 27, 2022
Dr Diekert is not only a fantastic doctor but also seems to be a genuinely good guy. I would love to just go have a beer with him!
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Jul 27, 2022
Informative. Helped provide data for me to decide on procedure.
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Jul 15, 2022
Excellent bedside manner, expert knowledge, trustworthy
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Jul 14, 2022
Super
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Jul 13, 2022
Dr Dieckert is wonderful! Highly recommended by me.
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Jul 11, 2022
Great doctor
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Jul 8, 2022
Very pleased.
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Jul 6, 2022
Answered all my questions
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Jul 2, 2022
Dr.Dieckert and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I especially loved how Dr Dieckert really took his time to explain what was going on and my treatment options. He also has a great sense of humor. I had a GREAT visit.
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Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Dieckert was an expert in evaluating my situation.
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Jun 30, 2022
This doctor is the greatest! I believe that God must be using my doctor to perform miracles!
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Jun 29, 2022
Took time and explained issues. Listened to my concerns and addressed each one thoroughly.
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Jun 24, 2022
I really enjoy my visits with my care provider. He is one of the best in my opinion.
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Jun 22, 2022
The Doctor and his staff are the best!
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Jun 17, 2022
Dr. Dieckert is an exceptional doctor with a vast experience of knowledge! I was previously diagnosed by another doctor who said my problem could be fixed with surgery, and I thought my career was over. Dr. Dieckert diagnosed my problem quickly and explained what was causing my blurred vision & how to make it better. I did not need surgery, but if I would have, I know Dr. Dieckert is the very best regardless of the outcome. This man is exceptional and his entire staff agrees. Thank You
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Jun 16, 2022
Outstanding listened and was very informative about any questions I had
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Jun 14, 2022
I have had Dr Dieckert for many yrs and couldn't be more satisfied with his service and knowledge!
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Jun 8, 2022
This Dr is very professional and kind.
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Jun 3, 2022
Dr Diekert was very nice and professional. He was very thorough when he checked my eyes and he was very knowledgeable. I was very fortunate to be able to see him.
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Jun 2, 2022
He's a wonderful doctor! It was very slow getting seen.
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Jun 2, 2022
I have no words to adequately express my appreciation and thankfuless for this visit. I was well educated and instructed and listened to.
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May 26, 2022
Great explanation of test results and future expectations
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May 20, 2022
Dr. Dieckert was very professional and direct about my issue. He explained the entire procedure and made me aware of the issues and concerns of the operation. He was very professional and concern about my condition. Very personable.
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May 19, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Dieckert's for a number of years. He has always been very attentive and listened to any concerns that I may have. He is very attentive and he addresses my concerns.
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May 19, 2022
He is very nice and willing to explain any questions I have.
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May 15, 2022
I am very impressed by the thoroughness of Dr Diekert and his response to my questions.
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May 11, 2022
He is wonderful!
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May 11, 2022
Great doctor, let's me know about my eyes
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May 7, 2022
All questions answered
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May 7, 2022
Doctor very professional and friendly.
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May 6, 2022
For my reason to seek your service I believe l believes that I have found I the best
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May 5, 2022
Very satisfied
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May 5, 2022
Exceptionally good
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May 5, 2022
Excellent care
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May 4, 2022
Dr.Dieckert and his staff are very professional and concerned about my Mom's vision care. Thank you all for your help and time.
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Apr 28, 2022
He took time to answer all our questions. He was concerned.
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Apr 22, 2022
He was thorough and informative.
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Apr 20, 2022
Good
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Apr 10, 2022
My provider has always been outstanding for my care and explained my situation , I thank god for giving my doctor the skills of healing and caring
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Apr 9, 2022
Very good.
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Apr 8, 2022
Dr. Diekert is a very professional doctor. He has been my doctor for years now and have not had one single problem with him or anyone on his staff. They all are very caring and professional people. They are one of the few teams that I will trust with my health.
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Apr 8, 2022
Doctor doctor is very professional
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Apr 7, 2022
Excellent
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