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Palak Kishorkumar Parekh, MD

Dermatology
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 SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Children (ages 3-11)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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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
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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: Dermatopathology, University Of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston (2010)
  • Internship: Transitional, Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2006)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania) (2005)
  • Residency: Dermatology, Texas A&m Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (2009)
  • Fellowship: Dermatopathology, University Of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (2010)
  • Residency: Dermatology, Texas A & M Health Science Center (2009)
Certifications
  • Dermatopathology - American Board of Dermatology/Dermatopathol
  • Dermatology (General Cert) - American Board of Dermatology
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, Palak Kishorkumar Parekh, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(179)
Overall: 4.9*
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Dec 31, 2019
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Dec 23, 2019
very pleasant, and forthcoming to explain and answer questions and a pleasure to see
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Dec 21, 2019
Dr Parekh is an excellent physician and her bed-side manner is outstanding.
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Dec 20, 2019
this care provider is ALWAYS so joyful and kind.
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Dec 18, 2019
Dr. Parekh is wonderful. She instills confidence and has delightful interaction.
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Dec 5, 2019
Dr Parekis a very kind and concerned provider that listens to your concerns each time I have seen her. I feel Scott and White is blessed to have her. Also, those being trained by her are learning how patients appreciate the care she provides to them by following her example.
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Nov 28, 2019
THE BEST POSSIBLE
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr. Parekh is consistently happy, thorough and always professional. Her ability to make a child's worry go away is magical. I have always been impressed with her sincere compassion for her patients. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Nov 14, 2019
Always well pleased with this provider
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Nov 13, 2019
Great doctor!
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Nov 12, 2019
She was excellent
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Nov 8, 2019
I was late getting to my appointment due to an auto accident on the road to Temple. Clinic staff understood my problems and make arrangements for me to be treated without having to reschedule me for another day. I do appreciate the consideration for my and my problems.
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Nov 7, 2019
very good
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Nov 7, 2019
ALWAYS ATTENTIVE AND CONCERNED WITH MY WELL BEING.
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Nov 1, 2019
Very friendly, very knowledgeable, she listened to my concerns and looked at my pictures on my phone, she allowed me to ask questions and explained diagnosis, and gave clear instructions for my treatment plan
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Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Parekh is absolutely the best!! She gave me a hug and asked if we had been back to India. she is full of joy and makes you feel like you are her favorite patient!!
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Oct 29, 2019
very personal and experienced
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Oct 28, 2019
She always makes you feel important and includes you in the decision making process.
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Oct 28, 2019
Dr. P is wonderful. I am so glad I was able to get in to see her and happy to have her to help with my skin problems.
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Oct 23, 2019
she was very attentive to my problem area and educated me !!
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Oct 22, 2019
information was provided to my case
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Oct 22, 2019
Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Asks questions and listens to what you have to say.
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Oct 16, 2019
Dr Parek is amazing
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Oct 15, 2019
Very good experience
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Oct 15, 2019
dr. Parek is the best. always happy and friendly. I feels he really care she almost always has residents. I hope they learn her interpersonal sills as well as her excellentclinical skills
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Oct 14, 2019
pleasant, knowledgeable
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Oct 10, 2019
Very helpful every detail was discussed and treatment options fully explained
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Oct 8, 2019
dr Parik is so caring, and sensitive to your concerns
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Oct 6, 2019
she's friendly, shows real concern about the situation. I would recommend this Dr. to all.
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Oct 3, 2019
Love Dr. Parekh, she is always engaged and interested. Relentlessly cheerful and a delight to be around.
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Sep 30, 2019
very caring very efficient an excellent Doctor.
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Sep 20, 2019
excellent
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Sep 19, 2019
The best !
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Sep 19, 2019
I have been a patient of the clinic for over 10 years and the quality of care is at a level that almost makes me look forward to my semi-annual visits.
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Sep 17, 2019
They took me in on time! The intern was thorough and efficient. The doctor continues to be so very pleasant so very caring and so very efficient. What more could I ask
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Sep 12, 2019
Nice and caring lady and her helpers.
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Sep 12, 2019
very friendly
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Sep 11, 2019
best doctor!
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Sep 11, 2019
Love my provider, she is always so nice, caring, and informative.
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Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Parek is a wonderful professional and has treated me for many years. She's a delight and seeing her is always a wonderful experience. She's one of the best!
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Sep 11, 2019
Doctor is very kind and courteous. I would recommend her to everyone that needs a dermatologist.
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Sep 10, 2019
she is attentive concerned. thorough, professional and very warm and friendly
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Sep 9, 2019
Love her!
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Sep 9, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Parekh for almost 10 years now, on an annual basis. whenever I go in to see her, I almost feel like I am visiting a good friend.
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Sep 7, 2019
She is always upbeat and friendly and shows extreme care of my skin! Love her and her associates!
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Sep 7, 2019
I wish you had a higher number.
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Sep 6, 2019
Dr P is amazing! I drive from Waco to visit her annually. she is always so cheerful, yet very professional. I adore her as a person and physician.
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Sep 4, 2019
I was so nervous but when she came in, she just made you feel relaxed.
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Aug 30, 2019
Parekh is one of the ABSOLUTE nicest people! she is friendly, patient and professional. Her interactions are authentic and sincere!!
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Aug 30, 2019
She listened very well, examined the area I indicated, gave thorough explanations to my questions, and scheduled a follow-up in one month to recheck the area. She is very friendly and upbeat as well.
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Aug 22, 2019
Dr. Parekh is awesome and well rounded in her knowledge and skills to treat and relate to the diversity of her patients. I always leave learning something new. The doctor that she's training (I forgot her name) is very professional and knowledgeable as well. I really like her because she is able to understand and provide solutions that address my conditions. She is very personable and thorough as well.
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Aug 20, 2019
very good
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Aug 20, 2019
always top notch.
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Aug 20, 2019
I've been a patient of Dr. Parekh's for a few years now and I would definitely recommend her. She is very personable, friendly, and takes the time to explain what she is doing.
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Aug 20, 2019
Dr P and her staff are great
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Aug 17, 2019
As always, superb!
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Aug 15, 2019
The Doctor and her assistant are wonderful. I appreciate the complete attention I get when I come for my appointment.
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Aug 15, 2019
The doctor is always very friendly and welcoming. She always addresses my issues.
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Aug 15, 2019
Love this Dr. and her personality!
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Aug 14, 2019
Everyone was very professional .
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Aug 13, 2019
Listens well with a great sense of humor.
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Aug 13, 2019
she was absolutely wonderful fearful in every way! my himusbad & I both go to get. I wouldn't use anyone else!!
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Aug 8, 2019
it's always a pleasure to see Dr. Parekh she's always polite and concern.
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Aug 8, 2019
Dr. Parekh is probably the most positive, upbeat and well informed doctor I have ever dealt with. also, she is gentle and explains everything.
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Aug 6, 2019
This provider is consistently joyful in her greeting and work. I look forward to each visit and fully trust her knowledge for myself and as a teacher of others.
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Jul 31, 2019
Great dermatologist!!
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Jul 28, 2019
The care I re ieved was excellent as always. The only down side was "mychart" and the call center I could not get a next day same day appointment scheduled. Thankfully Dr. Parehk took care of it.
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Jul 27, 2019
Very pleasant
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