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Kirby Dee Hitt, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (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
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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 Flex Plus
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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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Railroad Medicare-Railroad Medicare
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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/ARGUS - 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 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: Cleveland Clinic Education Foundation (1992)
  • Residency: Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (1991)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1986)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Orthopaedic 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 Mar 4, 2019, Kirby Dee Hitt, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Stryker CorporationLicense or Royalty
Stryker CorporationConsulting
Stryker CorporationLicense or Royalty
Stryker CorporationConsulting

License or Royalty: Right to receive payment for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the company

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews(82)
Overall: 4.7*
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Hitt explained that their were two procedures that could be used. He was very clear that my attitude and cooperation were necessary for a successful outcome. I was told about physical therapy.
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Feb 19, 2019
very positive. he was extremely knowledgeable but took great care to explain things to me
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Feb 19, 2019
Did not see Dr. Hitt. Saw a resident. They did x-rays. Might need a scan to see if the damage needs repair (twisted knee).
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Feb 19, 2019
Friendly & Professional
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Feb 19, 2019
He was very explaintoir with me about my upcoming surgery. He answered all my questions and gave me excellent care.
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Feb 18, 2019
Dr. Hitt performed 2 total hip replacements for me in 2018. He is the best surgeon I have every met, he treats every patient as the most important one. BSW is lucky to have him on staff. Referred 2 friends this week for knee & hip replacement.s
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Feb 17, 2019
Good surgeon. Visit felt rushed.
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Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Hitt cares
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Feb 12, 2019
Kirby is the best!
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Feb 12, 2019
came highly recommended and was not disappointed
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Feb 12, 2019
explains things clearly.
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Feb 12, 2019
Was very satisfied with provider. But, the wait time was over an hour. Very upsetting to myself and others waiting in lobby. When you are not feeling well, that is the last thing you want to deal with. It was over an hour and 15 minites
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Feb 8, 2019
overall experience was very positive.
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Feb 5, 2019
Dr Hitt showed a great interest in me as a patient. He seems genuinely committed to a great outcome for my knee replacement.
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Feb 5, 2019
very knowledgeable and explained what the Xrays showed and what is needed. very caring and I trust him with my surgery.
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Feb 5, 2019
Dr. Hitt\'s experience and expertise in his field of work is beyond compare. He is amazing.
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Feb 5, 2019
great dr.
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Feb 5, 2019
Great experience,
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Feb 3, 2019
extremely well designed pre-surgical education. very organized and scheduled efficiently. Post surgical support was not as well planned. After hours nursing staff not well informed on knee replacement complications. contact via My Chart always required one or more phone contacts delaying problem resolution.
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Feb 2, 2019
He looked at my x-rays, told me I was clinically ready for a hip replacement. Then talked with me about pain level, which is minimal, and asked how my ADL\'s were. Since I am managing with assistive devices to what I feel is an acceptable level he recommended we postpone surgery until I feel more of a need. He spent time talking with me with pros and cons of surgery and I felt well informed enough to make the decision to wait.
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Feb 1, 2019
Dr. Hitt and his staff are great. this is my second knee replacement by Dr. Hitt and I recommend him to anyone needin surgery.
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Feb 1, 2019
made me feel good about my treatment
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Feb 1, 2019
I don\'t believe I\'ve ever met such a kind, compassionate doctor as Dr Kirby Dee Hitt! Just wonderful.
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Jan 22, 2019
He took the time to explain what was going on. Then explained my options for treatment. I was very happy when he did not try to influence my selection of treatment.
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Jan 18, 2019
Dr Hitt was the best surgeon I have ever came across
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Jan 16, 2019
great bed side manner
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Jan 14, 2019
His entire team, including all the staff in PT are wonderful
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Jan 13, 2019
Visit was wonderful.
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Jan 11, 2019
My hip replacement was diagnosed, scheduled (to fit my situation), performed, and spent 2 days in hospital - all eith the greatest of caring, love, and professionalism. The number 10 is still too low to describe my hospital experience! Thanks to each person who guided me thru a very worrisome time for me!
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Jan 10, 2019
was concerned with the problems I am having with my knee. went over the MRI in terms I understood. After my appointment personally walked me over to the woman who was setting up appointments and scheduling of my surgery.
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Jan 9, 2019
Excellent provider.
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Jan 8, 2019
Very straightforward with necessary and recommended treatment
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Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Hitt is an excellent doctor and I trust him to do surgery on my other knee.
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Jan 6, 2019
Dr. Hitt is a wonderful doctor who genuinely cares about his patients.
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Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Hitt performed two knee replacements for me in 2001 and 2002. I wanted him to check on how my knee replacements were holding up. He said that they should last another 16 or 17 years and encouraged me to keep my quadriceps strong so that my knees would have better support. He showed me an exercise that would help me to do this. Since my surgeries, I have recommended Dr. Hitt to anyone I have met who might require knee replacement.
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Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Hitt is so kind and compassionate. He takes care of his patients and is so good. He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
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Jan 3, 2019
the best
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Jan 2, 2019
had knee replacement. dr Hitt was recommended to me. entire experience from first office visit thru surgery was one of the best I\'ve experienced.
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Jan 2, 2019
very kind and patient
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Dec 31, 2018
Dr Kirby Hitt is an excellent care provider and surgeon.
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Dec 30, 2018
Dr. Hitt replaced my right hip two years ago. unfortunately I am in need of THR of my left hip. I trust his capabilities and he is one of the kindest and most compaaaionate doctors I have ever known. I am very thankful for his bedside manner and excellent surgical skills.
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Dec 28, 2018
I just went in for consultation of pending knee surgery. all aspects were thorally discussed .
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Dec 28, 2018
timely @ schedulled app. good
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Dec 28, 2018
Much more interaction with resident and nurse than with doctor.
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Dec 28, 2018
Dr Hitt is very concientious, concerned, and caring in addition to being an excellent physicianI have recommended him to numerous friends and neighbors in need of orthopedic carehe is top rated in my book
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Dec 28, 2018
Great employees
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Dec 26, 2018
Dr. Hitt is the best.
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Dec 26, 2018
Professional, informative, efficient all I expect from any provider.
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Dec 17, 2018
first rate... Thanks
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Dec 16, 2018
very good
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Dec 14, 2018
very friendly and caring staff.
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Dec 14, 2018
Good
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Dec 14, 2018
it was end of work day, and I ended up being the last patient. Dr wasn\'t as engaged as he was when I had my first knee replacement, acted actually like he didn\'t want to do it, but as he had said in past, tell me when you want to do it.
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Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Hitt and his staff are definitely an asset to the Scott and White family of physicians.
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Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Hitt was very kind and knew about my health and what was going to take place before I could think about having my knee replaced. He was was amicable and supportive.
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Dec 14, 2018
excellent
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Dec 14, 2018
very empathetic and sympathetic to my concerns and my health. as as a patient, was surprised that a doctor would take this much time and listen to my concern and then explain to me what I was to do next
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Dec 14, 2018
he was very courteous and explained everything
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Dec 14, 2018
Dr Hitt is an excellent surgeon, and expresses his personal concern for my care.
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Dec 12, 2018
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Dec 11, 2018
did not spend enough time with me before surgery, after surgery and did not see me again for any of my follow ups so far. I spent a lot of time getting ready for my surgery and felt like I was just a number on his list of surgeries. one of 18 that day is rumored. although he did see me for a minute after surgery to tell me he would be leaving the next day for a seminar in Amsterdam I think he said. his team would see me for my stay in the hospital. they were not personable at all. I do have two more suggestions 1- do you do upper body strength exercises a month prior to surgery. 2- check out rehabilitation facilities in case you have to go to one before hand. Not everyone goes home right after surgery.
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Dec 11, 2018
he was great
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Dec 11, 2018
excessive wait time, felt like provider didn\'t take my problem seriously and only ordered treatments that I suggested instead of him taking the proactive stance to my care. the Resident was good
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Dec 11, 2018
good doctor.
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Dec 11, 2018
Great experience with Doctor and Staff
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Dec 11, 2018
This appointment with Dr. Hitt was a 6 weeks follow-up appointment for my total knee replacement surgery.
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Dec 8, 2018
Dr. Hitt is always rushed. I\'ve had several appointments with him. When you disagree with him, he gets standoffish, and he can\'t wait to get you out of his office. He contradicts what he told me in previous appointments and pretty much makes me look like a liar when I remind him what he previously told me. He has no solution to my problem and amount of pain I\'m in. He never looks at old images, mri or xray, can\'t recommend him. Even a colleague of his told me in the hallway that I should get a second opinion. I feel Dr. Hitt is getting too big for his bridges, his ego is in his way of being a good physician.
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Dec 7, 2018
Dr. Hitt is the best. that is why I chose him-that and because he is a fellow Aggie! seriously, I recommend him all the time tonpeole who have chronic hip pain. I have had 2 hips replaced. He did them both. and if I had more hips and needed them to not hurt, he\'d be the one I\'d pick to fix me. he is personable, open and honest. I highly recommend him and will in the future.
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Dec 4, 2018
very good
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Hitt and his staff are the greatest both in concern and care. I recommend their service to everyone. Thanks for sharing Dr. Hitt and providing him the resources to help his patients.
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Nov 27, 2018
l had a very good experience with this provider
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Nov 27, 2018
I waited at least 45 minutes from the time I was asked to be at the office and when I finally saw the provider
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Nov 27, 2018
Doctor Hitt is a outstanding doctor.
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Nov 15, 2018
Doctor Hitt preformed surgery on other family members and when I needed to see a Doctor about my knees I immediately called Doctor Hitts office for an appointment. I was glad to find out that he is as good a Doctor as other family members said he is. He sure helped me
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Nov 14, 2018
good, but end result disappointing
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Nov 13, 2018
was seen post knee surgery by resident who The resident was excellent. nurse was average when contacted concerning problem. She was good with nurse follow up appt. nurse was not seen this past visit.
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Nov 13, 2018
Dr Hitt is a first class person as well as a top tier surgeon
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Nov 13, 2018
was very pleased with Dr Hitt his explanation was very clear and what expectations I could have regarding surgery. very happy overall
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Nov 12, 2018
Be made me feel better about the decision I had to make.
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Nov 11, 2018
Great staff!
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Nov 11, 2018
I really like Dr Hitt and appreciate him working in a visit for me.
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Nov 10, 2018
Outstanding doctor.
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