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Kathleen Grace Halka, MD

Hematologic Oncology
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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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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
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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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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)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Umdnj - New Jersey Medical School (1983)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School (1983)
  • Fellowship: Hematology, Jefferson Medical College (1986)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Umdnj Rw Johnson Medical School (1983)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Umdnj Rw Johnson Medical School (1983)
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 May 13, 2019, Kathleen Grace Halka, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(113)
Overall: 4.8*
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Dec 27, 2019
They made me feel like I was the only patient and gave me all the attention and respect. Very cheerful and positive in every aspect. The care provider listened to my concerns, reviewed in detail the lab results and discussed with me the next steps in my treatment.
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Dec 2, 2019
Dr. Halka has always shown me the very best care and has been able to keep my health better then any other physician i seen for the same issue.
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Dec 1, 2019
I always have a good visit. I know she care's about her patants.
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Nov 29, 2019
Dr. Halka is a wonderful, caring doctor and anybody would be lucky to have her as their physician.
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr. Halka is a great and caring Doctor.
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Nov 16, 2019
I don't usually rate anything or anyone the 10, but Dr. Helka is special.
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Nov 15, 2019
Dr Halka is a very polite and good person. She takes her time explaining your test results and any concerns about your health. She answers your questions
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Nov 15, 2019
She is an excellent provider, very nice and supportive while giving you the best treatment you need , I love her manner and kindness in dealing with this type of patient that she sees .
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Nov 14, 2019
Dr Halka spent ample time with me on this visit. Not only did she provide my test results and had good discussions about them, but she also talked to me about other things affecting my life outside of my tests. She shows she really cares about her patients well-being both medically and personally. I appreciate that!
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Nov 12, 2019
Dr Hakka found the problem when others didn't.
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Nov 10, 2019
knowledgeable. Feel confident in the treatment proposed. Appreciate the teamwork of the staff.
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Nov 6, 2019
I've never experienced a more caring provider than Dr. Halka. She is more caring than I have ever seen in any physician.
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Nov 4, 2019
very compassionate, understanding and kind.
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Nov 1, 2019
Dr Halka is the Best!
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Oct 31, 2019
extremely knowledgeable, courteous and I felt very confident with her recommendations.
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Oct 25, 2019
Dr.Halka is very understanding and shows compassion and care about my concerns she's a a awesome provider
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Oct 22, 2019
great doc with great personality and very professional
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Oct 19, 2019
Professional, personal, attentive, caring, deliberate, clear communication of medical issue and direction of care.
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Oct 16, 2019
for the last 7-8 years I have been a patient of Dr. Halka and she has always treated me with respect and explained everything to me.
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Oct 4, 2019
dr hulka has a wonderful professional manner. she cares!!!
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Sep 26, 2019
Dr. Halka was caring and listened. she's also a great hugger upon leaving!
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Sep 17, 2019
Dr Halka has been an awesome provider. She always answered my questions satisfactory. If I should ever need this type of care again I would definitely want to be treated by Dr Halka because I trust that she is doing the very best job for me.
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Sep 17, 2019
very caring and kind. thorough and informative.
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Sep 12, 2019
I have seen provider more than 10 times yet don't recall her ever examining me . This should be done on occasion. She has very good interpersonal skillls .
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Sep 7, 2019
The Doctor asked me a lot of questions about my health history and my family health history. I feel confident in my treatment.
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Sep 4, 2019
Dr Halka is very professional and through with her review of my lab results. She took the additional time to explain the test results so that I could easily understand them. Test variation from the 'norm' were explained completely. Various courses of treatment were discussed to address and try to resolve/treat those variations.
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Aug 30, 2019
She quickly establishes a relationship of trust and is obviously prepared for each appointment. she CARES!
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Aug 27, 2019
well educated people working here
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Aug 20, 2019
Very friendly, knowledgeable doctor who genuinely listened and wanted to help. Would definitely recommend her to everyone.
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Aug 15, 2019
I think DR Halka is one of the best in the business, she always treats me with respect, and listens to all my complaints, then she tells me how to fix them, and sends me on my way, Thanks DR Halka for being my Provider.
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Aug 8, 2019
The absolutely best care I have ever been received care from. I have been to many doctors in Houston, San Antonio, Killeen and Temple. Some of which were Scott & White doctor's, none actively listened to me or took time to investigate any of my complaints. The office staff is very friendly and helpful as well as professional.
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Aug 8, 2019
very good
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Aug 6, 2019
Everything was absolutely great and very professional!
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Aug 6, 2019
She is a very caring Doctor and makes me feel comfortable that she has my healthcare concerns taken care of.
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Aug 4, 2019
I don't usually give the highest mark in a survey, but Dr. Helka really takes her time in explaining all the charts, medicines and procedures. I am so thankful I was given her as my doctor. A lovely caring, devoted person.
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Jul 30, 2019
I feel like she's a friend and a provider. always a smile on her face.
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Jul 28, 2019
Dr Halka always takes time to explain everything so that I can understand it and makes my visit very enjoyable. I know that I am getting the best medical treatment that is available. Thanks.
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Jul 27, 2019
she has always been kind and caring.
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Jul 26, 2019
my experience with my care provider is very awesome she is very caring and answers all my concerns
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Jul 25, 2019
she has always been professional, kind and very knowledge.
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Jul 23, 2019
She is wonderful. I wish she could be my PCP
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Jul 23, 2019
excellent
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Jul 23, 2019
Very Concerned about her patients health
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