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Lydia R. Best, MD

Family Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Lydia R. Best, MD

Lydia R. Best, MD, is board certified in family medicine and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center. She is committed to providing personalized quality care to the community of Dallas and has experience in several practice settings including hospital-based care, community primary care and private practice. Before relocating to Dallas, Dr. Best served for nine years as Medical Director at Covenant Community Care in Detroit. Dr. Best is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. She is married with four children and enjoys dancing and writing literature when she can.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenGeriatrics, Adults, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Baptist St Anthony Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier HMO-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Solutions PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West PPO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
DFW ConnectedCare - American Airlines Employee Benefit Plan
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Accepts New Patients
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Accepts New Patients
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Accepts New Patients
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Accepts New Patients
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
Superior Health Plan - CHIP
Superior Health Plan - CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Foster Care
Superior Health Plan - STAR
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest HealthCare - VA-PCCC
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School (1996)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center (1999)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Lydia R. Best, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (55) for Lydia R. Best, MD

Overall: 4.8*
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Aug 22, 2023
Excellence
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Aug 18, 2023
Excellent attention
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Jul 30, 2023
Very good doc
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Jul 26, 2023
She's a good Doctor hard to get in touch with sometimes
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Jul 25, 2023
Dr.Best is very knowledgeable and care about her patients.She will do everything to solve whatever problems you may have
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Jul 24, 2023
I feel Dr. Best is a very caring Doctor.
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Jul 23, 2023
I recently recommended Dr best to a friend of mine and she was able to sign up this past Monday. That's the best it's been my doctor for 4 years. I wouldn't change doctors for the world I love me Baylor Scott & White.
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Jul 11, 2023
She is caring, and an excellent doctor.
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Jul 8, 2023
She listens and try to find best health solutions Comfortable with her as my provider
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Jul 1, 2023
Muy Exelente
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Jun 28, 2023
Dr. Best was very detailed
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Jun 27, 2023
She always ask the right questions and take the time to make sure she gives the best answers.
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Jun 23, 2023
I love Dr.Best wouldn't trade her for nothing.My experience with her is amazing
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Jun 13, 2023
Great caregiver enjoyed my visit she was concerned about my health and I'm for that.
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Jun 9, 2023
The doctor was real nice,and she is real sweet
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Jun 9, 2023
Dr. Best is wildly concerned about her patients. She actively supports change in your lifestyle and health by providing resources to support better living conditions. The objective is to believe in yourself enough to actually use the resources. That sincerely, is who she is. After a while, if she doesn't see consistent change, she gets frustrated because we have to believe in ourselves so change can become effective.
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Jun 1, 2023
Excellent service
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May 31, 2023
I been under Dr. Best's care for a while. She's very knowledgeable of the things I'm dealing with.
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May 10, 2023
She shows interest on your well being.
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May 8, 2023
Dr Best is a very caring doctor and I am grateful for her to be my doctor.
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Apr 21, 2023
She listens very well and provides you with the best care possible.
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Apr 11, 2023
Mrs. Lydia is very upfront and honest about overseeing my blood work, making sure I have everything I need for my meds and she always does a great job when checking on my arm.
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Apr 11, 2023
She has the right name "Best".
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Apr 11, 2023
Ms Lydia Best is a very caring doctor that listens and prays with you,she is the Best.
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Apr 4, 2023
Good attention and very well spicable things
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Mar 31, 2023
Excellent treatment and very professional.
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