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Kathleen Grace Halka, MD
Hematologic Oncology
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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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
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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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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
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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
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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+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Hematology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1986)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, New Jersey Medical School (1983)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, New Jersey Medical School (1983)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Creighton University School Of Medicine (Nebraska) (1980)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert) Lifetime - American Board of Internal Medicine/Hematology
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 Mar 4, 2019, Kathleen Grace Halka, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(101)
Overall: 4.9*
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May 1, 2019
Long time relationship and care
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Apr 28, 2019
Doctor Kathleen Halka, is very knowledgeable at what she does and she cares for any concerns that I may have.
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Apr 26, 2019
Dr Hakka is wonderful, a very competent physician as well as a very kind and caring person.
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Apr 23, 2019
outstanding!
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Apr 23, 2019
answered all our questions and concerns
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Apr 23, 2019
This provider is the best. I have been a patient now for yrs. She takes the time to make sure we understand what is going on with our body. she is an asset to the whole Hospital and staff.
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Halka is the best doctor that I have and is always cheerful, friendly and caring.
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Apr 16, 2019
outstanding and a real joy!!
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Apr 15, 2019
Very thorough and kind. Never in a rush, always takes time to explain my lab reports to me and allows me adequate time to ask questions.
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Apr 11, 2019
Dr. Halka is one of a kind(In my words)! she\'s extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions relating to my current medical condition and provided life saving steps for me to enhance my on my last visit which came to fruition by this visit and I was able to thank her at this appointment on the 10th of April 2019.
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Apr 11, 2019
love Dr Halka!
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Apr 5, 2019
Dr. Halka is one of my favorite drs. She keeps up with my blood to make sure I\'m not getting anemic. once she raised the level I check in ever 4-6 months to see how blood, iron, etc. are doing. she greets me with a smile, always hugs me when I leave, but let\'s me know if any lab work shows high or low. we have discussed personal issues, marriage, how we found spouse at such late age in our life. she is an absolute delight, and I completely trust her with my hematology needs. make lab and appt times for next time while there. never had problem.before, Always enjoy talking to nurses who take weight, BP, etc. If I\'m having an RA flair and my arms are hurting, they will not take my body so as not to make my arms hurt worse with the BP cuff. I always appreciate that. Halka has been my dr since she first moved to Temple. I hope to always have her as part of my dr. regimen. I trust her completely.
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Apr 4, 2019
Dr. Halka is an excellent doctor!
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Apr 3, 2019
The Best.
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Mar 26, 2019
Dr. Halka is an excellent provider!
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Hulka is personable, caring, and attentive.
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Mar 22, 2019
It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Halka. She is a wonderful person and always makes you feel better no matter ow sick you are. She always has a smile and a hug for you.
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Mar 12, 2019
She is one of the best Drs I have ever used
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Mar 11, 2019
Thank you@
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr. Halka has been my provider since 2014 after 3 month hospitalization at Scott & White Hospital due to coma, pancreatitis, blood clot in my lung and spleen, and coded dead 3 times experience. With her care and monitoring she has provided excellent customer service and recommendations for my illnesses. I appreciate her service for my medical care and I\'m blessed to have her as one of my doctors.
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Mar 5, 2019
she is very smart lady very kind
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Mar 1, 2019
always ready to listen to concerns and provide answers
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Feb 26, 2019
Excepctionale
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Feb 26, 2019
She is a "Great Doctor" Thank You Very Much for your help
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Feb 24, 2019
Excellent care
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Feb 23, 2019
Dr. Halka is by far, the best doctor I have ever been seen by! God bless her always!
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Feb 22, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr. Helka to anyone. I have never thought of going anywhere else, as long as I could see her.
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Feb 22, 2019
because of the rarity of my condition it is hard to find a provider who will work with me so that the best possible solutions can be achieved. I also like the fact that if something isn\'t working out with my treatment we adjust it, not just "oh well we\'ll keep doing it this way." (for which I have been told by other providers) I\'m not afraid to ask questions, make suggestions, or work with Dr Halka. She and her staff and everyone in the treatment room, are incredible. They respect your privacy, opinion, and make you an active part of your treatment. (not just a number in the chart) Everyone really listens to you, and tries to help makes it the best possible treatment. I am grateful I have such a great team of people. Not a single person I have come in contact with at S&W Temple hasn\'t been totally incredible! you should be delighted you have such wonderful people working for you. (and I mean from the custodians up)
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Feb 19, 2019
DR Halka is one of the best, she listens to my concerns and provides me with good answers.
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Feb 19, 2019
she is very caring and interested in my health
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Feb 12, 2019
She is very very kind and extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
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Feb 8, 2019
amazing provider
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Feb 7, 2019
very friendly and gave me information about medication that would be better than one I\'m on now. gave me a coupon for 30 day sample and suggested I might be able to get assistance with co pay.
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Feb 5, 2019
The male nurse with the long hair that took my vitals is always personable and efficient. He makes sure I am comfortable and would be a great asset training other nurses how to make the experience pleasant and quick. Dr. Halka is one of the best physicians I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. She has always cared about my health and my goals since I first met her in the hospital. She is a genuinely wonderful lady, an extremely competent professional, and possesses all the characteristics a person would desire their doctor to have.
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Feb 5, 2019
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Jan 17, 2019
She is wonderful. Wish she was my PCP
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Jan 6, 2019
Dr Halka is the absolutely best doctor on earth!!! I can talk to her about anything!!! she helps my heart, soul, and mind as well as my body
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Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Halcka and her staff are great!!
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Jan 4, 2019
My care provider did a great job in answering my questions.
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Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Halka is very knowledgeable and caring of my situation
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Jan 2, 2019
She is always smiling whice makes me feel comfortable. She always is so nice to me and is also nice to my kids when I have to bring them.
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Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Halka is a great doctor. Outstanding bed side manners. Able to understand and alleviate patient\'s anxieties.
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Dec 31, 2018
I feel my appointments are only to check my blood work and not to provide additional tests since I have several low and several highs in certain areas of concern. Was told the levels (low or high) were probably my "normal levels" as an individual and did not need to come back to see her until 1 year instead of every 6 months. My concern is if the levels are my norm, how can I feel safe, knowing they are high or low for some reason. Norm does not explain the reason why I am monitored and flagged on several results.
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Dec 28, 2018
very caring. love her
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Dec 27, 2018
Very Professional , Concerned, Considerate
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Dec 26, 2018
My Dr. Kathleen Halka is just wonderful, and a Good send to me. Whatever you do...do all you can do to keep her. She\'s the best!!!! I love her and look forward to my visits. We have come a long way together.
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Dec 26, 2018
my provided was excellent there is no problem or what so ever very much satisfied with the excellent service
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Dec 6, 2018
The most compassionate and knowledgeable provider I have ever met.
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Nov 27, 2018
ms Kathleen is so wonderful and personable. she pays attention takes time with the visits and addresses all of my concerns. Doctors these days rush and are not personable but not Ds.Kathleen H she is a great doctor.
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