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Matthew Scott Recko, MD

Ophthalmology
Accepts New Patients
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About
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, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • 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 - 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 - Group
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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: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Mercy Hospital (2015)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2014)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2011)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A&m Health Science Center College Of Medicine - Scott & White Residency In (2010)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Childrens Mercy Hospital (2015)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A & M Health Science Center (2014)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Texas A&m Health Science Center (2011)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology (General Cert) - American Board of Ophthalmology
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, Matthew Scott Recko, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(121)
Overall: 4.5*
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Jan 15, 2020
Dr. Recko was wonderful! He answered all of our questions and explained in detail Greyson's condition. He was willing to take all the time WE needed to address our questions and concerns. We left Dr. Recko's office with an explanation and more information than we had received from Greyson's previous provider in the last 14 years! He was truly kind and considerate. Thank you!
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Jan 11, 2020
We are very grateful for Dr. Recko's wisdom!
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Jan 4, 2020
very friendly, respectful provider that showed care and concern for my child's needs & my concerns about my child's vision
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Jan 4, 2020
Dr. Recko is professional, personable, and relatable. He clearly communicates with parents while helping the child feel comfortable and relaxed. He exceeds expectations, and we greatly appreciate him.
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Dec 26, 2019
Professional and my child loved his Camo boots!
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Dec 26, 2019
Very kind and explained everything in detail. Prompt and timely.
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Dec 25, 2019
very nice and friendly and extremely good at what they do
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Dec 14, 2019
staff was friendly and the appointment was quick and easy
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Dec 11, 2019
I felt at ease with the visit and the staff was very understanding of my child needs
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Dec 5, 2019
We saw the Dr and a Student. The Med Student spent more time with my child, however he was not as knowledgeable about what was going on and he did the eye exam, the Dr never rechecked her vision, he just used what the med student gathered. The med student said one thing and the MD said something else. The med student was very short, non personable and didn't really know how to work with children, the MD was very personable and interactive with my child. However I am rating the entire interaction beginning to end and that includes the med student. I really liked the kids waiting room!
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Dec 1, 2019
Awesome
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Nov 30, 2019
very professional and straight to the point. I like that he always talks to my my son after he is done talking to me.
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Nov 21, 2019
very good and he explained in my terms and to reach out if there are any other concerns.
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Nov 20, 2019
He was so kind and courteous! Did so well with our baby while keeping us informed the entire time. Awesome experience!
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Nov 13, 2019
He was able to get compliance from a very frightened child, without dramatizing her. Awesome
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Nov 6, 2019
provider was nice a little short with conversation even about details in visit and seemed in a rush to complete the visit. he was friendly the bit of conversation that took place.
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Oct 31, 2019
I appreciated the thoroughness of the ophthalmologist, both in his examination and his explaination to me.
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Oct 29, 2019
answer any and every question I had about my son
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Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Recko is very understanding. He made himself available to get us in on short notice. He is always kind and involves us in the decision making. Wonderful provider.
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Oct 28, 2019
we had a great experience and he seemed very knowledgeable about Marfan Syndrome
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Oct 26, 2019
experience was good, wait time was not so good.
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Oct 20, 2019
We pulled into the parking lot at 9:01. We were checked in, checked by nurse and the doctor and back out at our car by 9:29. The exam was thorough and everyone was friendly and respectful to both my child and myself.
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Oct 19, 2019
Dr. Recko did explain our daughters problem, and our options, but his bedside manner, friendliness, personality are very much lacking. This may be ok in some specialties, but specifically pediatrics, you would expect a friendlier, happier physician who actually at least slightly interacts with the pediatric patient on their level. I'm sure he's a great physician, but coming from a nurse/parent, I'm shocked with his lack of personality, that he's in pediatrics.
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Oct 17, 2019
Dr Recko is wonderful with our daughter and answers all our questions in each visit. He is an excellent ophthalmologist and has cared for our daughter for years. I feel totally sure that he is thorough and her eyes are well taken care of.
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Oct 16, 2019
The times we have seen this provider, he has made us feel like we were wasting his time. I will be letting our insurance company know as well and look for a new pediatric optho in our area. Hopefully we can find one who cares more about our son and not make us feel like a nuisance.
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Oct 7, 2019
Dr. Recko is dry and short to the point. he gives little explanations to understand the complexity of the current condition and treatments. thankfully I do trust him.
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Sep 28, 2019
very knowledgeable but could do a better job explaining concerns in layman's terms so that patients understand. he's very good with kids some visits he's very polite and others he seems to be a little colder.
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Sep 27, 2019
Fantastic experience! Very competent and kind.
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Sep 24, 2019
Friendly and thorough. Explained things well and worked well with my toddler
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Sep 16, 2019
He's always great with my son!
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Sep 14, 2019
Dr Recko is great! We love that he is so friendly and explains everything to us!
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Sep 11, 2019
would have liked the doctor to explain in more detail what exactly was going on with my sons eyes
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Sep 10, 2019
Our experience with Dr.Recko has been amazing. He has cared for our preemie since our time in the NICU. Dr. Recko has always taken time to explain things, provide details on treatment options and set our expectations. We can't say enough wonderful things about our experience & the care our little one has received.
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Sep 6, 2019
Dr. Recko was fantastic!!!! explained everything I. detail and answered all of my questions/concerns.
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Sep 4, 2019
the provider was dismissive regarding a complaint/concern my child had.
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