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J. Paul Dieckert, MD
Ophthalmology
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

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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
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
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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 HMO
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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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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 HMO
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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 - 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
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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 - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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 - 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
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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 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (1981)
  • Internship: Ophthalmology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (1978)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) (1977)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology (General Cert) - 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 Mar 4, 2019, J. Paul Dieckert, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(138)
Overall: 4.7*
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Apr 26, 2019
Professional, friendly, overall a very good experience. Thanks.
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Apr 25, 2019
First time getting him He was polite & friendly Got down to business right away He was in & out quickly
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Apr 24, 2019
professional but friendly
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Apr 24, 2019
fantastic
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Apr 24, 2019
very good and on time
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Apr 19, 2019
I really like my Dr, he is the best, he explain everything really good. I can ask him any question about my eye and he has an answer for me.
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Diekert is a fantastic doctor.
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Apr 19, 2019
I have the upmost faith in this dr., I have some eye problems that he checks every six months, if I need to see him sooner he always tells me to make an appt. and come in to not wait, i appreciate every thing he does for the preservation of my eye sight, wonderful doctor
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Apr 11, 2019
I felt Dr. Dieckert was in a hurry when examining me. The time spent with me felt "rushed". I wish he had taken more time to explain his findings in both eyes, and what the expected outcome will probably be. He was very kind and courteous otherwise, and will see me again in October for a follow up appointment. I hope he will give me time to ask some questions.
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Apr 10, 2019
took care of everything in a fine way
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Apr 8, 2019
the tech that performed my screening scated me a bit about my vision because I could not see the majority of screens I was asked to read. i have macular degeneration with vision loss and am not expected to have 20/20 vision so probably the testing should have been geared for my actual vision capacity. thank goodness Dr. Dieckert assured me that my vision is stable and I am doing ok. he is a wonderful caring doctor
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Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Diekert is very good at explaining the procedures to you and what to expect.
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Apr 5, 2019
very thorough and professional. Always gives me options and guides my decisions with facts.
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Apr 4, 2019
excited to be getting a laser treatment to stop a bleeding blood vessel on April 18
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Apr 3, 2019
I couldn\'t ask for a better provider. he has always been very attentive, professional and thorough.
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Apr 3, 2019
He was so very nice and professional! He seemed to take a special interest in my case and made sure that I got the best care possible. I am so impressed with him and all the staff involved in my care.
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Apr 2, 2019
dr Dieckert is excellent and I was very happy with his care.
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Apr 2, 2019
great doctor!
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Apr 2, 2019
great visit
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Mar 26, 2019
the doctor is very popular/busy. Cancelations are somewhat frequent.
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Mar 26, 2019
No bedside manner. too mechanical and not very personable.
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Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Diekert is always professional but friendly. I trust him greatly with my eye Care.
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Mar 12, 2019
Excellent clinician !!
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Mar 6, 2019
Excellent doctor.
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Mar 1, 2019
wonderful
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Feb 24, 2019
outstanding service :)))
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Feb 24, 2019
Very professional and to the point.
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Feb 22, 2019
I have been impressed with every provider at Scott and White, but Dr. Deickert has been my least favorite. While all the other doctors take time to explain and educate, Dr. Deickert seems to be in a hurry and is just checking the box of I\'ve seen this patient. Eyesight is important to me and is also my biggest complaint about my health. I felt like the visit to this doctor was a waste of both my time and his. Maybe I should be reassured that there is no major problem with my eyes; but, I couldn\'t see when I went in the office and I still can\'t see after visiting the doctor.
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Feb 21, 2019
very well
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Feb 21, 2019
I\'ve seen this Dr. for years and I\'m very happy.
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Feb 20, 2019
very good professional experience and concern for your illness
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Feb 20, 2019
i have been under the care of dr deikert for at least 30 years. in my humble opinion, he is the best
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Feb 19, 2019
very thorough
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Feb 19, 2019
awesome!
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Feb 13, 2019
He has been taking care of me for a long time. I have macular degeneration. He also removed cataracts from both eyes.
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Jan 24, 2019
Excellent physician, very professional, trust his care and expertise. I have recommended him to my friends who have the same medical problem.
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Jan 24, 2019
He always explains everything very well. He shows concern and takes time to answer questions.
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Jan 23, 2019
Wouldnt trust my eyes to anyone else
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Jan 22, 2019
good
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Jan 22, 2019
Excellent
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Jan 22, 2019
He\'s good doctor, because he\'s easy to understand and explains things well.
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Jan 11, 2019
I would recommend DR. Dieckert to all my friends.
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Jan 9, 2019
problem: received RX for new glasses when Laser treatment which may change vision is scheduled. would like to have had concerns regarding laser treatment more fully addressed i.e, recovery time, post treatment medications, new RX time frame
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Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Dieckert is always caring, friendly and professional. He answers any questions I have, and he always shares the plans he\'s thinking about for the Improvement of my vision. I believe he\'s the best doctor to care for my eyes. I wouldn\'t consider going to anyone else.
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Jan 8, 2019
I had a problem with my eye. Dr Derrick was booked. I needed to see him within two weeks and couldn\'t get an Appt for two months I emailed him through my Chart and he worked me in within a couple of days.
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Jan 8, 2019
This DR. came highly recommended. He has lived up to all expectations.
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Jan 8, 2019
He was great, and made sure I understood what is going on with my eyes.
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Dec 26, 2018
The wait time was a little long but I wouldn\'t want to go anywhere else.
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Dec 26, 2018
Waiting time was too Long
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Dec 15, 2018
Everyone i dealt with there were very polite and friendly.
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Dec 12, 2018
Dr. Diekert is the best retin specialist in the world
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Dec 11, 2018
very professional. nice attitude I have no complaints with Dr . Dikert.
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Dec 11, 2018
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Dec 6, 2018
Dr. is very informative about your care and what should be done to help keep your sight.
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Dec 5, 2018
the wait time is too long to see the doctor we are playing you and we should not have to wait to be served
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Dec 4, 2018
I thought it was too long from the time they checked my vision to the time I saw the Doctor. total time spent in the eye clinic was 3 hours. most of that was arising for the Doctor.
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Nov 28, 2018
he is always courteous and prompt
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