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Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Psychiatry
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
Accepts New Patients
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
  • Fellowship: Psychiatry, Geriatric, Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital (2010)
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
Certifications
  • Psychiatry (General Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Ge
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 Anne Valdez, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(132)
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Aug 26, 2019
A good listener who asked ijntelligent questions.
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Aug 24, 2019
Dr. Karen Valdez is knowledgeable, sat down with me for an hour, comfortable with her venting my concerns and problems. A very nice dr. indeed. Would highly recommend her .
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Aug 23, 2019
she is a good listener. she cares.
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Aug 22, 2019
we have a good relationship
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Aug 22, 2019
Best possible!
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Aug 22, 2019
So far my experience has been great.
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Aug 14, 2019
best care ever
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Aug 14, 2019
Honest, efficent, respectful and caring.Have referred at least a half dozen friends and clients. will continue
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Aug 10, 2019
She asks pertinent questions, then actually listens to replies and respects them. Example: Suggested increased dose of a medication. A few months ago, I said I was not feeling like I was in a good place for trying a higher dose. No worries. A few months later, she revisited the idea. I was okay with it. Next visit, I want fully sure of maintaining the higher dose; I'm having other health problems and want to wait and see if there is any correlation between them and the medication change, or that I'm more concerned about other issues that I feel I can't properly evaluate any benefits or issues with the medication change. From Dr Valdez: no problem; let her know of any changes I experience or observe in the interim between visits.
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Aug 8, 2019
Excellent service, understanding of my condition, and openness to treatment options. Very thorough assessment of my problems. In depth analysis through pertinent questions that relate to my condition.
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Aug 5, 2019
It takes too long to schedule an appointment with the Dr.
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Aug 1, 2019
Dr. Valdez is caring and really listens to what I need to say. She is professional and I really feel comfortable seeing her.
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Jul 31, 2019
Very comfortable waiting room. Thanks for having the cooking channel on the television- great distraction. Dr Valdez was so warm and welcoming.
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Jul 28, 2019
dr. Valdez is very personable. I like that in doctors.
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Jul 22, 2019
Dr. Valdez greeted me with kindness and respect. She listened well to my questions and concerns about medications. She had good eye contact. The questions she asked me were relevant to my experience with life events, medication, family history, etc. I felt at ease with her and was pleased with her attentiveness.
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Jul 19, 2019
was not open to other physicians reports
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr Valdez was terrific!!
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Jul 15, 2019
very professional, good listener, explained process clearly, asked for questions and client input, followed through with sending prescription to pharmacy in timely manner, excellent communication skills.
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Jul 10, 2019
Absolutely loved Karen,definitely look forward to seeing her again.
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Jul 5, 2019
I had faith in her to recommend her to a friend. She knows a a lot about my psychological history. She's a good listener and can fill in whe n
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Jul 3, 2019
I feel like she really knows me as a person and has true concern for my condition provides me with tools whenever possible to make life easier for me!
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Jun 16, 2019
In reference to others I have seen.
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Jun 15, 2019
Dr. Karen Valdez exceeds all of my expectations as a psychiatrist. I just knew that Dr. Valdez could help me with my many mental problems I had. I am now able to function very well since Dr. Valdez has seen me as her patient. She is always very professional and caring. I am working now since Dr. Valdez finally got the perfect medication cocktail for me. I am happy and feel good about myself and enjoy things for the first time in my life. Thank God I was placed with Dr. Valdez. it has been a very long journey for me. Dr. Valdez is just wonderful and so kind. I highly recommend Dr. Valdez to anybody needing help with medication management. I am very pleased with everything that Dr. Valdez has done for me. I am in the best of care with Dr. Valdez and loving life for the first time in my life. it's been a very long journey for me.
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Jun 12, 2019
exceptional appointment. provider listened, asked appropriate questions, and then created a care plan that was shared IN WRITING. The entire process was helpful because my mom has Dementia.
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Jun 7, 2019
Dr Valdez was very thorough in her gathering data about my background. She made me feel very comfortable in gathering information about me and was careful to cover all bases. I was also provided with several options and was not pushed to rush into any of them.
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Jun 3, 2019
not enough time felt rushed. not direct email contact
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May 26, 2019
Professional, courteous, and caring. Every aspect of the interview was explained in detail. I left with s thorough understanding of how to manage my care and when I might return. Sime of your questions do not apply as I did see a Nurse Assistant and there was no need for gloves due to the type of exam being verbal.
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May 25, 2019
caring
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May 21, 2019
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May 18, 2019
Caring, helpful, and attentive to my issues with positive feedback and assistance.
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May 16, 2019
Dr. Valdez always listens thoughtfully and answers any questions asked. And she includes my input on making any changes.
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May 15, 2019
was able to get appointment right away!
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May 14, 2019
I've never had a better provider, especially in the psychiatric field.
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May 14, 2019
Easy to talk to and friendly
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May 11, 2019
Dr Valdez is the BEST!
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May 10, 2019
very professional but warm
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May 7, 2019
Dr Valdez really listens, and understands that my depression is a lifelong, atypical presentation, so she is open to trying different things!
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May 7, 2019
appointment was only allowed to be 1/2 an hour, which I asked for longer to discuss my issues. i was told Scott White only allowed for 1/2 an hour. Dr. Valdez is so great at her treatments I only wish I could have more time with her.
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May 6, 2019
Dr Valdez is kind, to the point yet make you believe you are most important person in room. She is excellent as a provider. Thank you for having her on staff.
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May 5, 2019
She is very professional. Excellent in her field
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Apr 27, 2019
Her compassion and knowledge got me through some very bad times
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Apr 24, 2019
GOOD
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Apr 23, 2019
She was awesome
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Apr 23, 2019
the best we have ever had. I am amazed at her thoroughness and the effectiveness of her care.
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Apr 20, 2019
Excellent
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Apr 19, 2019
I understand that given the needs for such providers, that her time is limited for each patient, and given those constraints, she did an excellent job.
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Apr 13, 2019
Dr. Valdez is wonderful and caring.
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Apr 13, 2019
not friendly. provider does not listen to concerns of the patient.
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Apr 5, 2019
Very thorough in explaining treatment. Professional, yet very friendly and supportive.
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Mar 26, 2019
very caring,willing to listen , shows concern about my welfare and the best treatment for my problem.
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Mar 24, 2019
very compassionate and caring
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