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Katerina Wells, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

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About Katerina Wells, MD

Katerina Wells, MD, MPH specializes in the management of colon and rectal cancer. She also specializes in the management of benign colon and rectal diseases. She treats patients suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction, offering a comprehensive approach to problems like constipation, incontinence and pelvic prolapse. Dr. Wells also specializes in the care of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease. She works closely with gastroenterologists in a multidisciplinary approach to create treatment plans that are customized to the patient. Dr. Wells also manages anorectal disorders including fistulas, fissures and hemorrhoidal disease. One of her academic interests is inherited colon and rectal cancer syndromes. The goal of her research is to increase understanding about these rare syndromes and find better ways of diagnosing and treating people at higher risk for cancer. She and her husband enjoy being outdoors. They love to see and do new things including traveling, experiencing different cultures, and meeting people from all walks of life. In her spare time, Dr. Wells enjoys cooking and horse riding.

Dr. Wells was nominated for D Magazine's 2022 Best Docs.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
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
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 Network-Group
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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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
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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 - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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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
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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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
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - Medicare/Medicaid Dual Needs Plan: Advantage HMO SNP
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Superior - Medicare/Medicaid Plan
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Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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
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+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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: Tulane University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital (2011)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital (2015)
  • Fellowship: Colon & Rectal Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital (2016)
Certifications
  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery/General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
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, Katerina Wells, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (74) for Katerina Wells, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
Dr Wells is so approachable and sits and really listens to your concerns then answers your questions, you can tell she's trying to help you understand and at the same time concerned. She is amazing
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Sep 9, 2022
She was knowledgeable and explains my options
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Sep 4, 2022
Wonderful and fantastic and only the highest regards. Dr. Wells thoroughly explained the procedure I need in a way I could understand and drew a picture graphic for a visual as she explained. Absolutely loved her and extremely confident and comfortable with her being my surgeon.
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Sep 4, 2022
She was very professional and took real good care of me.
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Aug 13, 2022
Excellence, Dr. Wells and her staff.
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Aug 11, 2022
Excellent in every way.
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Aug 9, 2022
Patience and thorough in explaining my medical condition
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr Katarina Wells is my physician and health advocate for more than a year, and is attentive to my health needs! Always professional and does her best to reassure us and educate my wife and I about what my course of care will be. I am very pleased with the standard of care I have received.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very professional, respectful . She was very detailed in explaining her opinion of my health and what the next steps should be
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Jul 19, 2022
I absolutely love Dr. Wells! She is an amazing, caring and friendly doctor.
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Jul 14, 2022
Dr. Wells is an amazing doctor. Very kind and caring, extremely competent and thorough, very patient. She explains everything very well, and I cannot say enough good things about her and her staff. I am so blessed to have found her.
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Jul 10, 2022
Dr. Wells is always caring and explains everything thoroughly.
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Jun 29, 2022
Very nice and quick very little wait
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Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Wells was very caring and attentive. She listened to my concerns, provided evaluation and gave me steps to take to ease/alleviate my issues. The staff at the office was wonderful and friendly as well.
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Jun 22, 2022
Very informative
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Jun 14, 2022
Dr. Wells answered all of my concerns and questions regarding the procedure. It was nice to be able to discuss this procedure before having it done. I appreciated her taking the time to meet with me.
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Jun 13, 2022
Dr. Wells made me feel she will do everything in her power to find the cause of my pain.
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Jun 8, 2022
Dr Wells is excellent, courteous and very efficient.
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Jun 4, 2022
Very thorough and explained everything without sugar-coating the situation. I appreciated that. She gave me options.
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Jun 2, 2022
Dr wells is an amazing doctor. She is skilled, patient, thorough and has excellent bedside manner. Truly a patient advocate
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May 29, 2022
Explains details you can understand
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May 27, 2022
Knowledgeable, caring, excellent bedside manner.
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May 20, 2022
She made me feel at ease after having bed past experiences. I really appreciate that.
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May 17, 2022
Dr. Wells is very attentive, truly listens and is an excellent communicator. Even with my apprehension, Dr. Wells and her colleague were patient and understanding
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May 13, 2022
I depend on this provider more than any other provider I see.
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May 8, 2022
Care and follow up was very good
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Apr 26, 2022
Great doc who seemed to really care and take what time she had with me!
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Apr 26, 2022
Professional, thorough, answers all questions carefully and addresses concerns patiently. Detail oriented, well spoken, cleanly dressed.
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Apr 21, 2022
They saw me right away, were friendly and professional, listened to my details and gave great advice - moderate, not suggesting unnecessarily follow ups but a more conservative approach which felt like the best idea given my case. The doc is great and I was so happy to find a female doc for this area.
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Apr 21, 2022
I was very happy with everything
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Apr 19, 2022
Dr. Wells listened to my problems and concerns, then outlined and explained my future tests to determine my treatment.
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Apr 13, 2022
So compassionate..She truly cares about you. I feel like I'm with family when I see her. It's that real
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