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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 Medical Center - Temple
  • 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
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
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 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
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
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 (178) for J. Paul Dieckert, MD

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Jan 6, 2023
Dr. Dieckert is so professional who did a thorough exam, explained everything, and ask for my questions or any clarity needed.
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Jan 5, 2023
Dr Dieckert always shares the info that has been compiled with me regarding the condition of my eyes. He always asks if I have any questions. Then he advises me what he thinks should be done re: my right eye (DME) and asks if I agree. I'm always a part of what's happening with my eyes.
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Jan 5, 2023
He took the time to listen to my issues and did a thorough exam.
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Jan 5, 2023
Dr. Dieckert is very intelligent and gets directly to point what is needed to improve my sight and health. He does testing before making his decision. I trust him.
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Dec 31, 2022
I had a very good experience with the team at BSW they are so caring and respectful.
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Dec 30, 2022
Cordial, frank, reassuring.
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Dec 29, 2022
Very professional and informative and spent adequate time with me
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Dec 29, 2022
I trust Doctor Dickert's treatments very much! He is a caring doctor and has my best interest in mind!
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Dec 28, 2022
Very thorough exam for potentially urgent condition
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Dec 24, 2022
Dr. Dieckert is always very attentive and he always ask me how I am doing. He never rushes through our time together.
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Dec 22, 2022
Great, Doc!
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Dec 15, 2022
Doctor is awesome! Very thorough. Very caring. The Best!
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Dec 9, 2022
Gently & explain good
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Nov 30, 2022
Excellent care. Dr. Dieckert showed care and concern for my diagnosis and took time to answer my questions.
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Nov 28, 2022
Dr. Dieckert is the very best!
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Nov 28, 2022
EVERY time he explains my condition to me completely. Even though my memory is poor and I don't remember what's wrong (my daughter brings me) he carefully reviews the condition of my eyes.
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Nov 26, 2022
Very courteous,polite and professional
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Nov 19, 2022
Professional- no nonsense- efficient
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Nov 19, 2022
Very nice and prompt
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Nov 18, 2022
He explained everything clearly to me and made me feel comfortable.
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Nov 17, 2022
After years of long waits, now this clinic is finally on time. Their professionalism is always tops.
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Nov 10, 2022
Very good service all around great techs
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Nov 10, 2022
Dr. D always informs me the status of my eye condition. I really appreciate having care provided by the same physician over the years. He is professional & makes me a part of my treatment plan. As a diabetic he encourages to keep my A1C 6. He reviews my medication telling me none effect my eye condition, Both prescription & OTC.
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Nov 9, 2022
Very confidence inspiring
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Nov 9, 2022
Was informative and listened
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Nov 4, 2022
Very friendly and knowledgeable
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Nov 3, 2022
Always pleasant.
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Nov 3, 2022
Excellent experience. Doctor and staff were efficient and effective.
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Oct 27, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Dieckert for more than 20 years and highly recommend him to others.
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Oct 26, 2022
Very good service and polite
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Oct 25, 2022
Excellent care, as usual from this provider.
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Oct 20, 2022
Very professional very caring tells you exactly what you need to know very direct very hands on great Dr great Dr,s qualities great personality great man loved the way he treat you as a person and patient.
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Oct 20, 2022
Very professional, competent, confident, caring, allows ample doctor/patient dialogue time, his diagnosis/prognosis investigation is excellent and he asks very respectfull questions about patient's life (where you from ? Working ? Enjoying retirement ? Etc.) which is a "put the patient at ease" gift. Very nicely done. Thanks Dr. Dieckert for a very productive visit.
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Oct 19, 2022
He's SOOOO personable. He makes you feel like a friend, not a patient.
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Oct 19, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 14, 2022
Great experience from a great Doctor!
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Oct 13, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 12, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 10, 2022
His bedside manner to me wasn't as positive as the previous doctor was that I saw.
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Oct 8, 2022
Excellent service
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Oct 8, 2022
Doc Diekert is really great doctor and I am very pleased with his expertise I can tell he genuinely cares about how your doing.
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Oct 6, 2022
Dr Diekert is very professional and cares for his patients. He answers all your questions where you can understand your care.
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Oct 5, 2022
Great
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Oct 5, 2022
Doctor Dieckert and his entire medical staff are the very best health care providers. He identified a significant eye condition and offered his most reasonable and appropriate treatment plan. I feel incredibly fortunate to have him as my physician. Thank you
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Sep 30, 2022
He was very good. He checked my eye's throughly.
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Sep 29, 2022
I can't say enough good about Dr. Dieckert and his staff. The quality care, the detail to your issues. Writing down your every concern taking notes. I have 2 words. God Sent
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Sep 5, 2022
Great Doc!
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Aug 25, 2022
Very caring, answers all concerns & very thorough
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Aug 25, 2022
Excellent professional care
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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
He is wonderful and takes the time needed to answer questions and make you feel at ease.
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Aug 20, 2022
Very personable and professional.
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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
He is a good doctor explained everything to me
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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 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
Best eye Dr. Ever
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Aug 10, 2022
Professional thorough communicates with patient
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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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