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Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Psychiatry

Accepts New Patients
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About Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Dr. Valdez has been recognized as a Top Doc 2021, 2022 and 2023 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 - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
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
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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
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
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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
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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 (157) for Karen Anne Valdez, DO

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Jan 11, 2023
Listens then help with possible solutions
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Jan 6, 2023
Listens, cares, appropriate feedback
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Dec 31, 2022
She is the greatest
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Dec 27, 2022
Always punctual, friendly and professional.
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Dec 27, 2022
Dr Valdez listens to your concerns and explains pros and cons of care. She cares about you; takes time with you and provides the best possible care.
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Dec 26, 2022
Shared decision making.
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Dec 24, 2022
Dr. Valdez is very knowledgeable, caring, and kind. I always look forward to our appointments.
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Dec 21, 2022
Listens to med issues and makes recommendations
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Dec 19, 2022
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Dec 14, 2022
Dr. Karen Valdez sees me on a yearly basis with regards to my anxiety due to my asthma and other reasons, Insomnia from chronic steroid use to treat my asthma exacerbation. Very well managed with her care. Highly recommend her , a very nice doctor Indeed!
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Dec 10, 2022
Caring, intelligent with clinical excellence and proactive in treatment.
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Dec 3, 2022
She was kind. She listened to me and was genuinely concerned about my mental health! I desperately need a counselor! We are going to try some new medicine I am praying It works!!!
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Dec 3, 2022
Professional. Caring. Attentive
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Dec 1, 2022
She is kind and interested in my health
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Nov 30, 2022
She is very good and listens to my concerns
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Nov 30, 2022
Karen Valdez is an excellent practitioner She is to be commended on the care and attention to her patients
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Nov 27, 2022
She listens and has helped me
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Nov 27, 2022
Dr. Valdez is always completely on top of my meds and history. Visits are very focused and effective. She is a joy!
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Nov 25, 2022
I am treated in a very professional manner by my care provider.
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Nov 23, 2022
She is personable, reviews my chart prior to my coming into the appointment so I don't feel like a number and that she has my best interest in hand
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Nov 19, 2022
Very decisive and knowledgeable!
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Nov 19, 2022
I think Dr Valdez is FABULOUS. I would see her anywhere.
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Nov 16, 2022
Very caring individual!!!!!!! Listens Intently to every concern and gives comforting feedback and discussion on every concern!! Beautiful person. Would have no problem sending anyone to this Physician!
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Nov 10, 2022
She has always been good at what she does.
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Nov 10, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Valdez for years now and she continues to be very supportive and listens to my concerns and any questions I may have. She has helped me with getting on the right meds and changing them when needed.
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Nov 5, 2022
She listens to our concerns.
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Nov 3, 2022
She always want to chit chat instead of addressing problems with meds.
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Nov 3, 2022
To start with, I was 15 minutes late due to traffic conditions and had waited from May to Oct to meet Dr. Valdez. Everyone was very polite that I spoke with and I was able to be seen. I am very grateful. I was relieved to hear Dr. Valdez's thoughts and plans as we talked. It's a different experience than I've had before and I look forward to working with Dr. Valdez. She was very thorough, patient and kind. Thank you.
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Nov 1, 2022
Dr. Valdez is a real gem..She listens! I am extremely pleased and look forward to my visits each year.
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Oct 24, 2022
The doctor listens to the patient.
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Oct 21, 2022
Dr. Valdez is the best and is so helpful and compassionate.
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Oct 16, 2022
Very professional and caring
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Oct 15, 2022
She cares and listens
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Oct 13, 2022
Dr Valdez actually listens to her patients!
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Oct 12, 2022
Dr. Valdez is kind, knowledgeable, and supportive. We have a very good relationship.
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Oct 12, 2022
Good, except her instructions on my meds were confusing and my meds weren't ready when I went to pick them up.twice!
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Oct 12, 2022
She is a good listener, always makes me feel at ease, asks questions that help me get my thoughts out and explains in detail what she is recommending. She has helped me come a long way.
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Oct 11, 2022
Outstanding in all patient areas
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Oct 7, 2022
As always, Dr. Valdez took the time to actively listen to me in order to better understand what I was feeling and my progress with my condition, and responded thoughtfully with an adjustment to my medication. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had!
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Oct 7, 2022
The first doctor that I can remember that was ahead of schedule.
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Oct 4, 2022
Helped me a lot.
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Oct 4, 2022
Ms. Valdez is a very good listener and is sensible in her suggestions.
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Sep 30, 2022
Very good. Listened to me. She asked the right questions. I believe she can help me.Dr. Valdez is very dedicated to her job and patients.
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Sep 29, 2022
Listened well, considerate
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Sep 21, 2022
The best, most concerned doctor!
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Sep 20, 2022
I think she really wants to help me and will continue to stick with me until we figure things out.
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Sep 17, 2022
Dr. Valdez explained to me the process of this initial consult. She listened closely to my medical complaint and documented her findings. She gave me a written plan of treatment with possible options.
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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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