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Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Psychiatry

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About Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Dr. Valdez has been recognized as a Top Doc 2021 and 2022 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
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Magellan - Navigator Networks
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Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
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Magellan - STAR
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Magellan - STAR Kids
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Magellan - Summit Networks
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Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital (2010)
  • Fellowship: Psychiatry, Geriatric, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2011)
Certifications
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Geriatric Psychiatry
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, Karen Anne Valdez, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (132) for Karen Anne Valdez, DO

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Sep 9, 2022
Dr. Valdez is very knowledgeable and compassionate with her patients... She never quits trying to Improve her patient's mental health and wellbeing. What more could a person possibly want from their therapist? Thank You very much!
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Sep 1, 2022
Very professional yet understanding. Very responsible in seeing prescriptions current. Listens well. Includes me in treatment plan. Very knowledgeable.
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Aug 28, 2022
Liked this provider very much
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Aug 27, 2022
She listens and gives direct answers and recommendations.
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Aug 24, 2022
Professional
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Aug 21, 2022
Really knowledgeable and informative experience
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Aug 20, 2022
She did an incredible job of learning about my past and present mental issues and my care taker challenges. However, it took me 30 minutes to realize she wasn't a counselor, but just handled prescribing medications. This is an important role, but I need to see someone who can learn about my issues and suggest ways to better deal with them. I understand such a person will be contacting me, and trust they will have reviewed the copious notes Dr. Valdez took.
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Aug 12, 2022
Very professional
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Aug 6, 2022
Verry attentive and helpful.
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Jul 28, 2022
She discussed everything in terms I could understand!!!!!! Very professional!! Puts you at ease every time we meet!!
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Jul 23, 2022
I am very pleased with Dr. Valdez. I look forward to my visits with her. She is always asking about my day. During my visits with her she's concern about my welfare, and my state of mind. I feel very comfortable when I'm talking to her about any issues that I am having. She is a very compassionate and caring doctor. I am very fortunate to have her as my doctor. I am confident that if I tell her something, it will stay between patient and doctor. She's a blessing to me. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have her. She was there when I needed comfort, understanding, a mere kind word from her. She always greets me with a smile before I have my session with her. I definitely recommend to my family, friends, and coworkers. If the administration at Baylor Scott & White had not hired her, we as patients would have never had the opportunity to meet her, and experience what an amazing doctor she is!! She has helped me through some very hard times. Thank you for having her on your staff.
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Jul 21, 2022
Could not have had anyone else better.
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Jul 15, 2022
In early, out early sign o the times
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Jul 14, 2022
Good discussion
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Jul 8, 2022
I was very impressed with the time taken, as well as the care and concern given for my issues. I was provided options that were well explained and given an opportunity to be heard and made a part of the treatment plan. It was one of the best appointments I've had with a care provider.
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Jul 8, 2022
Professional and friendly
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Jul 4, 2022
Dr. Valdez is a concerned, caring provider.
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Jul 1, 2022
Always a pleasure to come and see Dr Valdez. She is always ready to listen to me and very knowledgeable
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Jun 28, 2022
She was a breathe of fresh air especially after several discouraging experiences with other bsw providers. She listened well, made room for collaborative care. Was respectful and knowledgeable. I'm so grateful to be working with her especially in this challenging time of my health.
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Jun 20, 2022
I really like Dr Valdez, I feel comfortable telling her my concerns, etc. I just wish I had more time due my appointment. At times o feel very rushed
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Jun 17, 2022
Dr. Valdez is extremely professional. She's very caring, takes time to listen to your concerns and explains her options thoroughly. I very much appreciate her.
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Jun 16, 2022
Dr Valdez is the best!
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Jun 16, 2022
Showed sincere concern and provided options to my health care.
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Jun 15, 2022
Dr. Valdez is the best and I can't say enough good her treatment plan for me. Thank you, Dr, Valdez.
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Jun 13, 2022
I was very stressed and anxious during my visit and Dr. Valdez. She eased my anxiety and I was able to share difficult experiences. I left feeling very hopeful with what Dr Valdez recommended.
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Jun 11, 2022
Very personable! I did not know what to expect.
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Jun 9, 2022
Dr. Valdez has an enormous amount of compassion for her patients and a knowledge base that Is deep enough to help her satisfy the unique needs of the patient as an individual... What more could I possibly as for in a doctor? ThankYou...
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Jun 8, 2022
I Like her
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Jun 7, 2022
Best care given.
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Jun 4, 2022
As always Dr Valdez was professional and asked pertinent questions and evaluated my responses. Couldn't ask for any better
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Jun 3, 2022
I have been with Dr. Valdez for several years now and I am still extremely happy with her services.
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May 30, 2022
Thank you for employing Dr. Valdez
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May 2, 2022
Excellent!
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Apr 25, 2022
Dr. Is immediately on point having reviewed my file prior to the visit. Like we didn't miss a beat since the last contact - which was online.She is thorough in her explanation of my bipolar discoveries as I have grown older. I feel like I've known Karen for years, based on her familiarity with my medical history. I feel so much better since I've been working with Karen. I am now free from 2 medications and doing very very well.
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Apr 16, 2022
She's attentive and caring. She's awesome.
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Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Valdez makes me feel better after I see her.
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Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Valdez is great-professional yet friendlyand caring!
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Apr 13, 2022
Dr. Valdez understands the complications of my family life and has been able to help me navigate through at least two traumatic life events.
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Apr 13, 2022
Excellent service
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Apr 9, 2022
She listened and asked questions related to my issues. Gave me very good feedback concerning meds and future care.
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