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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
  • 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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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(120)
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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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Jul 23, 2019
VERY CAREING AND EASY TO TALK TOO.ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS AND IS VERY NICE PERSON REALLY CARE ABOUT HER PATIENT.
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Jul 19, 2019
Very good, would not want any changes.
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Jul 18, 2019
always very friendly and shows concern for my health....
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Jul 18, 2019
my visit to my provider was excellent
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Jul 14, 2019
fantastic personality and competent doctor. really cares about her patients. would recommend her to anyone.
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Jul 10, 2019
Dr. Halka is the nicest doctor I've ever had. She's special
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Jul 9, 2019
Dr. Halka is such a caring provider.
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Jul 9, 2019
very courteous and helpful
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Jul 6, 2019
Dr Halka is always willing to answer any questions or concerns I have about my blood work.
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Jul 2, 2019
Doctor K. Halka has been my hemotologist since the onset of my treatments at Baylor Scott and White. she is spot on.
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Jun 30, 2019
Dr.Halka and her staff are the best!!
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Jun 27, 2019
Dr. Halka is the very best! she shows great concern and is very informative. I couldn't ask for a better provider or patient experience!
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May 23, 2019
She's always so thorough, yet caring for her patients.
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May 22, 2019
extremely high
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May 21, 2019
very caring
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May 20, 2019
this was a great experience dr Halka is friendly & attentive
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May 11, 2019
Dr Halka is an excellent doctor. I credit her with saving my life.I would not be watching my grandson grow up .
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May 7, 2019
very kind, listens, shows concern, thorough
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May 7, 2019
she is an awesome Dr. very knowledgeable very smart and has a great bedside manor
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May 7, 2019
very caring and professional this DR is just outstanding
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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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