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Karen Anne Valdez, DO

Psychiatry
Accepts New Patients
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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
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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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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 - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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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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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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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
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, 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 (General Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (Sub-Spec Cert) - 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 May 11, 2020, Karen Anne Valdez, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(186)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 10, 2020
Dr. Valdez is the best psychiatrist I have ever gone to. I have seen psychiatrist for past 40 years. She is so smart and easy to be around. She has gotten my life back literally and has had the ability to get my life back to normal where I can work part-time. I will always be forever grateful to Dr. Valdez. Excellent psychiatrist!
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Sep 9, 2020
Dr Valdez is throughand always willing to listen to try and improve my health.
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Sep 8, 2020
I felt the doctor listened well and was very attentive. I felt comfortable with her.
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Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Valdez knows how to listen to my concerns. Answered all my questions.
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Aug 24, 2020
My recommendation would my considerations if this provider would be right for the circumstance as described by friend
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Aug 24, 2020
Dr. Valdez is a very caring person. I feel I can talk with her about anything.
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Aug 24, 2020
Karen is easy to talk to and is very friendly and courteous.
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Aug 22, 2020
Dr Valdez is empathetic but not enabling, kind and caring but still direct and convincing with her suggestions for progress, and thorough in her review of medicines. All in all, she's great?
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Aug 21, 2020
I am very happy with Dr Valdez she is very caring and kind
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Aug 20, 2020
She was very understanding!
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Aug 19, 2020
I was so impressed with her kindness, expertise, diagnosis and plan of action for me. She included me in the care and treatment plan and I felt her overall diagnosis and plan was spot on'! Thank you Baylor Scott & White. You are blessed to have Dr Valdez on staff. She is fabulous!!!
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Aug 18, 2020
Karen Valdez is the best,she listens to you she ask questions she always tells me if I need her to call. she cares for her patients and their feelings. I would recommend her to friends and family.
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Aug 18, 2020
Dr Valdez is the very best mental health professional I have ever dealt with! She listens well, lets me be part of the process as far as treatments go, and is extremely knowledgeable as well as understanding and kind.
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Aug 17, 2020
Dr. Valdez is a wonderful caring and compassionate person and Doctor. I think the world of her. She is the BEST !!!
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Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Valdez was very thorough and professional. She allowed me sufficient time for my comments and questions. I look forward to working with her to improve my mental health. My thanks toDr. Valdez.
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Aug 7, 2020
Dr Valdez shows incredible caring for the needs I had along with being very honest and upfront in her recommendations . I felt very comfortable to discuss my issues and was confident in her replies and extreme courtesy and respect for me.
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Aug 3, 2020
Dr. Valdez is an outstanding doctor who "saved my life" during a very difficult time. I am healthy and doing well now in spite of the chaos in the world. I continue to count on her professional medical support to keep me in the best possible mental shape. without her help, I don't know where I would be right now.
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Aug 2, 2020
Dr. Valdez is perceptive, knowledgeable, and she listens!
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr Valdez is amazing! She takes the time to listen to every word I had to say. Absolutely spot on with helping to determine what I'm feeling!
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr Valdez is a very competent, personable, intelligent and caring Dr. who is interested and concerned with the problems I am experiencing at this time. She is prompt, attentive and very focused on how my medication is working as well as other ways in whice she can help me. I am very grateful to have her as my Dr.
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Jul 19, 2020
Explained the purpose of the appointment, knew my history, asked appropriate questions, made good suggestions, solicited my input, was warm and friendly and professional
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Jul 18, 2020
she listens and has a plan for my treatment. this was my first visit with her. so far so good.
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Jul 4, 2020
Punctual. Professional. Always concerned for my welfare
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Jul 2, 2020
I thought she was great, definitely tried her best to solve my problem and came up with a good solution.
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Jun 29, 2020
Dr. Valdez has a way of making me feel like family and helps me so much. Her prescriptions have helped a lot and she gives me good advice when I'm there. Thirty minutes with her is fantastic and I always leave feeling better.
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Jun 29, 2020
It was easy to get a first time appt at which Dr. Valdez gave me twice the appt time I had had with my other Therapists. She asked me questions and listened when I explained what happened. She determined the problem and made some adjustments to my meds and I improved my sleep since then.
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Jun 27, 2020
good listener experienced
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Jun 26, 2020
first visitvery considerate and knowledgabke
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Jun 24, 2020
Dr Valdez is committed to address my needs!
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Jun 17, 2020
She truly listens to me, even when I go into so much detail and take forever to tell the information about me. she gears the conversation and asks good questions. the book she suggested helped so much. She is seeing the full picture and says what we need to work on. I'm so thankful to have found her!
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Jun 15, 2020
Dr. Valdez is a very competetent and caring doctor. I hope BS&W will always do whatever is has to to keep her.
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Jun 14, 2020
Dr was very professional and very carefully caring.
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Jun 13, 2020
I felt rushed in providing answers and was told she needed to go prepare for a meeting.
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Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Valdez is the best psychiatrist I have ever been to. I have Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Depression. When I first started seeing Dr. Valdez, I was a total mess and she finally got me on just the right psych med cocktail and I'm thriving. I am walking every day. I am working part-time and I am doing better than I ever have in my life. I contribute this to Dr. Valdez determination to get me to a normal existence in life. I probably wouldn't be here today had I not have Dr. Valdez as my psychiatrist. She is the driving force that changed me and my life. Thank you Dr. Valdez!!!
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Jun 4, 2020
I had a very good visit with Dr Karen Valdez, she helped me feel better!
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Jun 4, 2020
She was very friendly and nice.
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Jun 4, 2020
Dr. Valdez is extremely relatable and sincerely cares about her patients.
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May 30, 2020
Dr. Valdez has helped us immensely. we appreciate her very much.
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May 29, 2020
Dr Valdez was great as usual
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May 22, 2020
Provider very sympathetic and caring.
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May 16, 2020
First time meeting Dr. Valdez and I was immediately impressed with her openness, professionalism and communication skills. I liked her right off the bat and I have great confidence that we can work together to make progress on my health condition.
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May 14, 2020
LOVE Dr Valdez! She's caring and compassionate and really listens to me about t my concerns. I feel very fortunate to be one of her patients.
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May 14, 2020
I love Dr Valdez and the staff at the clinic. They are always pleasant and professional
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May 13, 2020
She is very warm and caring
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May 13, 2020
Dr Valdez is the best! When my wife needed to see a psychiatrist again, I recommended she try Dr Valdez, and she loves her too.
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May 11, 2020
Dr Valdez is a great listener. I feel like we can work together.
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May 1, 2020
Dr. Valdez is always AWESOME
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