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Karen Smith, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
"Dr. Smith is a mother of five and former bilingual educator who became a family doctor to be able to help more people. She loves taking care of patients from the cradle to the nursing home with a holistic approach. She trained at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Smith believes in supporting patients' mental health, family situation and work stresses, as well as treating their bodies. A former hospitalist, she quickly recognizes patients with emergencies when they come to clinic. On her days off, you will find Dr. Smith on a medical mission trip, hanging out with her family or volunteering in her community."

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • 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
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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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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 - 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: Family Medicine, Fort Worth Affiliated Hopsitals Residency Program (2006)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (2006)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2003)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
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 13, 2019, Karen Smith, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(135)
Overall: 4.8*
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Jan 14, 2020
My husband and I both use Dr. Smith. She is awesome. Her attention to her patients is what we were seeking when we changed doctors. She is exactly what we wanted in a doctor
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Jan 4, 2020
Karen was very nice and caring
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Jan 1, 2020
she's the best I've had as a provider in years
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Dec 28, 2019
the best care provider I ever had it was fast to get appointment easy and clean showed care for my health problem will recommend to family and friends
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Dec 24, 2019
answered all of my questions about my health
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Dec 22, 2019
dr smith is great
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Dec 21, 2019
she is the best
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Dec 21, 2019
I specially like the attention and conversation with Dr smith
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Dec 18, 2019
dr Smith is a great listener!
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Dec 14, 2019
everyone was wonderful thank you..!!!
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Dec 2, 2019
Very caring and listens to your concerns.
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Nov 30, 2019
Knowledgeable, friendly and good listener
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Nov 29, 2019
I find her to be the best, most caring doctor I have had
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Nov 22, 2019
Dr Smith is the type of doctor i wanted, she will set down with you and go over the results with you and answer any questions you may have.
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Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Smith was one of the nicest providers I've had. She was very kind and patient and took her time to talk to me, not only as a patient but as a person.
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Nov 19, 2019
As a 70 year old I have had plenty of experience with doctors and clinics and I can say this clinic is wonderful. Every person I come in contact with from the receptionist to the lab to the nurses and my doctor are all cheerful, welcoming, careful and courteous. Dr Smith always listens to me carefully and is respectful and cooperative. I always know she will take my input into my health issues seriously and I feel that we work as a team. This is important to me because I am a well educated patient and I value a doctor who will treat me with respect. She is also cheerful and has a positive attitude.
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Nov 19, 2019
Love, love, loved Dr. Karen Smith
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Nov 18, 2019
my Dr.is a very smart n caring personi admire her but i feel i need more time at my visit with her not the waiting . so .
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Nov 14, 2019
Dr. White & the staff were very friendly & attentive to my needs.
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Nov 14, 2019
Great experience.
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Nov 12, 2019
Excellent doctor & staff..
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Nov 10, 2019
Dr. Smith is the best! Always so professional & addresses all of my concerns during the office visit
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Nov 5, 2019
This has been the best doctors visit I've had in a very long time. I was very hesitant when selecting this office due to bad experiences in the past with Baylor Scott and White, but this experience far exceeded my expectation and the doctor, nurse practitioner, and staff treated me like I was a longtime friend or family member, not just another patient.
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Oct 31, 2019
I just love my visits with Dr. Karen, she takes the time to listen to me, explains my lab results, offers suggestions, and works with me in taking care of my health.
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Oct 31, 2019
very nice. explained everything thoroughly & talked about a game plan.
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Oct 31, 2019
From the second I walked in, I felt genuinely welcomed and as though my well being was truly a concern from all staff. they felt like family but the good kind!
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Oct 31, 2019
Dr. Smith takes time to clearly explain in laymans terms what is happening to my body, gives me alternatives to solutions, shows concern for my health. My husband always goes with me and has 1,000 questions and she answers each one with such patience!
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Oct 25, 2019
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Oct 21, 2019
Very polite and professional . I have recommended this provider to my family members .
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Oct 18, 2019
Dr Karen Smith is the best doctor I have in a long time, she listens to me and my needs
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Oct 17, 2019
she was very helpful and recommended me things I could do to help and also took time out to hear what was bothering me and looked into ways she could help me.
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Oct 14, 2019
dr smith was great, she listened, asked pertinent questions and developed a next steps
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Oct 13, 2019
Very warm and friendly. Very knowledgeable and treats me with respect.
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Oct 11, 2019
The doctor did a good job. It's the nurse and receptionist that I think did a fair to poor job.
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Oct 11, 2019
gentle and patient, good listener
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Oct 10, 2019
most caring and informative doctor I have ever had.
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Oct 8, 2019
I really loved Dr Smith. I felt very comfortable with her and her staff.
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Oct 7, 2019
Knowledgeable, but a bit too chatty about personal things. Takes too long to get to medical issues. A little distracted maybe. Seems to talk instead of concentrating on what she's supposed to be doing. "Twice" I have had issues with getting my medications sent to the right pharmacy.
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Sep 24, 2019
Dr. Smith is a great doctor.
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Sep 22, 2019
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Sep 16, 2019
Dr. Smith is my new doctor. I think I made a great choice.
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Sep 14, 2019
I feel like Dr Smith really cares how I feel and if I'm getting better. This is a great feeling. I will continue to have her as my primary caregiver.
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Sep 8, 2019
I am a new patient and when I visit her she is just as concerned as I am (if not more) and makes sure I leave with a clear understanding and direction!
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Aug 28, 2019
Dr. Karen made my decision of switching providers very easy and I am sure I will have a great provider!
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Aug 25, 2019
Best doctor I've had in 30 years
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