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Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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About Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Naren Venkatesan, MD is a board certified otolaryngologist with fellowship training in
larygology and broncho-esophagology that focuses on the management of:

• Laryngeal Pathology
- Benign Lesions, including papillomas, polyps, nodules, etc.
- Malignancy
- Unilateral and BIlateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

• Causes of Dysphagia
- Post-radiation strictures including complete stenosis
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
- Cricopharyngeal bar and Cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction
- Zenker diverticulum and Killian-Jamieson diverticulum

• Airway Pathology
- Bilateral vocal fold paralysis and other glottic stenosis
- Subglottic and Tracheal Stenosis
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder / Vocal Cord Dysfunction
- Chronic Cough

Dr. Venkatesan completed his residendy in head and neck surgery and went on to complete his fellowship in laryngology and bronchoesophagology from the Univeristy of California.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
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
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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
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
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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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
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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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
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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
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 - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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
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. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University (2009)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine (GA) (2010)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch (2014)
  • Fellowship: Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology, University of California Davis Medical Center (2015)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck 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 Aug 25, 2020, Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (113) for Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

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May 11, 2022
Took time to explain options and answered all our questions. Would highly recommend him
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May 6, 2022
Goes above and beyond to research options for possible treatments. Thoroughly explains all treatment options. Very nice and listens to patient.
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Apr 29, 2022
Compassionate, Very Competent.
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Apr 22, 2022
Dr and Office are wonderful
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Apr 20, 2022
He listened to my concerns and made me feel like he is invested in healing.
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Apr 15, 2022
Dr "V" is the best
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Apr 12, 2022
Dr Venkatesan is thorough and attentive to my health needs. He is always upbeat and explains everything very plainly with a good discussion of options, pros and cons. Dr V's positive personality and rapport always nake ne feel more aware of my health and positive about the future.
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Apr 12, 2022
G reat doctor!
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Apr 11, 2022
Very good bedside manner and to the point.
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Apr 8, 2022
Dr V is the best! Have the utmost respect and trust him completely. Great bedside manner!
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Apr 6, 2022
By being a new patient I felt relax.
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Apr 1, 2022
Informative good communication
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Mar 31, 2022
Dr. V is so friendly and outgoing in addition to being extremely competent and thorough. He treated both my daughter and me, for different issues. We both love him and can't recommend him more highly. He's the best!
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Mar 30, 2022
Long time patient and am extremely glad to be a patient of Dr. V.
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Mar 29, 2022
Thorough, very knowledgeable, Trustworthy
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Mar 23, 2022
Great
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Mar 12, 2022
Dr. Venkatesan was extremely cordial and very knowledgeable. He was very thorough in his examination, addressed our concerns fully. We were very happy with our visit.
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Mar 3, 2022
Dr. VENKATESAN IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OF MY NEEDS.I APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE
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Mar 2, 2022
Excellent doctor.
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Mar 1, 2022
He listened to my issues and provided thoughtful feedback.
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Feb 24, 2022
OMG this doctor made me feel that I had nothing to worry about gave me so many options that it's made me feel comfortable that I was finally going to get some treatment that I need for my sleep apnea and I will recommend anyone to him because of his gentleness and his caring he called me like he said he would most providers would have to call them but he was right on point
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Feb 22, 2022
I have no problem with the doctor nor staff
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Feb 22, 2022
Always pleased and impressed with Dr. Venkatesan's care and his rofessional staff
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Feb 22, 2022
From the appointment scheduler to the nurse to Dr. Vanketesan, everyone was so kind and helpful. Dr. Vankatesan was quick to listen to my concerns and answer my questions patiently. He was gentle and calming during the nasal photographs and was thorough in explaining the problem and solutions. I never felt like he was in a hurry to get to the next patient. I am thankful I could get in to see him so soon.
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Feb 21, 2022
Very helpful either by phone or in person. Great care and follow up.
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Feb 17, 2022
Normally I experience a cold professional formality/condescension between me and whatever doctor I'm dealing with. I did not experience that with Dr. Venkatesan. My conversation with him was clear, straightforward, professional yet friendly. At one point I asked a question which changed the subject of conversation, and we were off on an entirely new subject.
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Feb 16, 2022
Dr Venkatesan himself calls you. He is great!
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Feb 15, 2022
Professional and caring
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Feb 11, 2022
Excellent bedside manner. Put me at ease and thoroughly answered all of my concerns in a clear and concise way.
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Feb 10, 2022
Very knowledgeable, professional customer friendly
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Feb 8, 2022
Dr. Venkatesan provides me excellent information to help me make good decisions about my voice problems.
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Feb 4, 2022
Very nice Dr. Very comfortable with him and his care plan
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Feb 4, 2022
Very well bedside manner.
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Feb 4, 2022
Very knowledgeable ,caring and helpful
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Feb 2, 2022
Great visit
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Feb 1, 2022
The doctor explained all the quotes details!!!!!
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Jan 28, 2022
I can't say enough good things about Dr. V. It took time to explain things and is going to take care of the problem. (waiting for someone to call to schedule surgery now is all. If they don't call I would change my rating)
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Jan 18, 2022
Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, reassuring, gave me hope, peace
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Jan 16, 2022
The provider was extremely skilled and professional with an exceptional bedside manner. I was highly impressed with his level of knowledge and assessment of my condition. I am so grateful to have found this provider.
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Dec 28, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan is the best! I wish he was my general physician and everything. He's concerned for his patients and loves what he does. I've been with Dr. Venkatesan for several years now and I feel so blessed to have him as my physician. I would change my insurance just to keep Dr. Venkatesan as my physician. Yes, I feel he's that awesome and he knows me. Baylor, Scott and White has gained a wonderful asset to this practice and the hospital in general.
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Dec 28, 2021
Always good with Dr. V.
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Dec 17, 2021
It was great, Dr. Venkatesan is very nice and takes the anxiety out of seeing a Dr.
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Dec 15, 2021
Dr Patel is very thourough, good listener, works very hard to accommodate me as I'm from south Texas. He is THE BEST!!!
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Dec 14, 2021
He was very nice and comforting. He answered all of my questions.
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Dec 10, 2021
Very nice dr and staff
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Dec 2, 2021
Simply the most confidence building experience I have ever had.
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