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Paul Douglas Gerdes, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. Gerdes attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX. He then completed a residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospitals in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Gerdes is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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 Medical Center - Temple
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 Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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 - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston) (1983)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (1986)
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 May 11, 2020, Paul Douglas Gerdes, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(390)
Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 13, 2020
Excellent doctor and staff.
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Sep 13, 2020
Truly concerned about my overall health.
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Sep 13, 2020
like always my visit is excellent
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Sep 11, 2020
best of the best, always a pleasant experience with some one that really cares about my health and safety
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Sep 11, 2020
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Sep 9, 2020
Listens to me.
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Sep 9, 2020
Dr Gerdes is very friendly and competent. He always knows my name and my wife's name. My entire family sees him and that is rare in this day and age.
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Sep 9, 2020
Dr.G is very kind and caring. He is one the best Drs. left. It was my first time seeing him and ihe is helpful, wanting to find out why and what is causing the problem. This Dr. represents the quality of SW. I heard great things about him and glad I met him.
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Sep 8, 2020
Best Doc I have ever had. He asks questions about my care and how I feel about his recomendations.
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Sep 8, 2020
Awesome experience.
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Sep 7, 2020
Have used Dr. Gerdes for years and has knowledge of health issues
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Sep 7, 2020
personal care
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Sep 6, 2020
very quick..polite and attentive
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Sep 5, 2020
I highly rmmend Dr. Gerdes, this care provider.
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Sep 5, 2020
I couldn't be more pleased with my visit to include the person who checked me in, the CMS & Dr. Gerdes. Dr. Gerdes was on time and took time to visit with me on a personal level as well as the medical problem I was having. I know he was able to check my mental cognition which is important when I am 81?years old. He is an asset to the clinic of which I am sure you are already aware.
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Sep 2, 2020
I adore Dr. Gerdes. he care and he listens. I trust him.
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Sep 2, 2020
He's been my dr for a long time now & I never want to lose him!
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Sep 2, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is the best. When he reviews and discusses my health care, he makes me feel like I am his only patient.
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Aug 28, 2020
I owe my life to Dr Gerdes. he has taken great care of me mover the years. he one of the finest Dr Scott and White has.
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Aug 27, 2020
Always the best!
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Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is absolutely the best!!!
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Aug 26, 2020
It's been good
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Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Gerdes has been my doctor for a very long time. He is thoughtful and a very good liistener and gives very good advise. I am very thankful that he is my primary doctor.
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Aug 25, 2020
Dr Gerdes truly helps my family say healthy. Always answers questions and supports us to a healthy life.
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Aug 22, 2020
Dr. Gerdes listen to my concerns, but I'm not sure he heard my concerns about all my health concerns. I would like X-ray for my knees and ankles
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Aug 22, 2020
I was treated very well and have no complaints.
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Aug 22, 2020
As always, Dr. Gerdes was very caring and professional. He has earned my trust and respect through years of excellence in taking care of my health concerns. I look forward to many more years under his care.
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Aug 22, 2020
He is wonderful doctor that I really like. He explains everything to me at the level I can understand. ty
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Aug 19, 2020
Always very nice and pleasant to talk to. He always makes me feel at ease and that I can talk to him.
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Aug 18, 2020
Dr. Gerdes has been my wife and I s primary doctor for many years. He has alway care of us in a very professional way. You not only think of him as your doctor but also as a good friend.
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Aug 18, 2020
Dr Gerdes is a kind, helpful, knowledgeable doctor and does not intimidate or rush through appointments.
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Aug 16, 2020
only problem I have how long it takes to get an appointment with my provider. He must be in high demand because how great a doctor he is.
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Aug 16, 2020
Friendly and thorough!!
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Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is the best there is. He provides amazing medical care for our entire family.
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Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Gerdes has been my PCP since his arrival at the Clinic. Over all of those years, we have developed a warm, friendship as well as maintained an effective professional relationship. We haven't always agreed on some issues, but that is to be expected in a long term relationship.
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Aug 11, 2020
always treated with respect and always listens to your medical needs
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Aug 10, 2020
The staff was very friendly and catering from the moment I walked through the doors at the temperature check station until I walked out personally by my physician. Everyone listened to my concerns and answered everything with great knowledge. I was in the waiting room at most 10 mins and maybe 5 mins in the exam room before the doctor came in. Dr. Gerdes was very friendly and easy to talk to.
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Aug 9, 2020
Absolutely wonderful care, great bedside manner, professional, involved us in the treatment process, was engaging and sincerely caring.
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Aug 8, 2020
This was my first time to visit with Dr,Gerdes And he's very thorough Frendly and Professional I would be Proud to have Him as My personal Doctor !!!
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Aug 7, 2020
Everyone was wonderful and the COVID precautions were excellent. Dr. Gerdes has great empathy and a friendly, knowledgeable bed-side manner.
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Aug 6, 2020
Dr. Getdes is the best!! Scott & White is very lucky to have such a caring and attentive practitioner.
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Aug 5, 2020
Long time excellent care
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Aug 5, 2020
knowledgeable, professional, personable
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Aug 4, 2020
always receive excellent care
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Aug 3, 2020
Nice, polite and helps guide me to keep me healthy.
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Aug 1, 2020
Great physician - caring and thorough
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Jul 31, 2020
He is interested in your concerns as well as your overall health. He listen intensely an offer advice if needed
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Jul 30, 2020
patient with excellent bedside manner.
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Jul 28, 2020
Dr Gerdes and his support staff are awesome
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Jul 27, 2020
It was great
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Jul 24, 2020
dr gerdes is one of the finest men I know
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Jul 22, 2020
Excellent experience with my provider.
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Jul 22, 2020
great care.
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Jul 22, 2020
I always leave my appointment satisfied and knowing my medical condition from my past condition and what I have to correct or maintain. I view my visit with Dr. Gerdes as my roadmap to good health
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Jul 21, 2020
Dr Gerdis has been my PCP for at least 20 plus years. Had I not been satisfied with this care provider I would have asked for another.
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Jul 21, 2020
Not enough time, felt rushed!
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Jul 18, 2020
The best provider that really cares about my health.
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Jul 18, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is an Excellent Dr., Great Mannerism.
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Jul 18, 2020
BEST physician I ever dealt with.
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Jul 17, 2020
We have known this Dr. for several years and he has been the same, excellent man. Thanks Dr. Gerdes.
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Jul 15, 2020
great
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Jul 14, 2020
very good. Thoughtful and genuine.
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Jul 14, 2020
wonderful- been with Dr Gerdes for years
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Jul 14, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is professional and empathetic. he values my opinion and includes me in on decisions about my care.
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Jul 10, 2020
Dr Gerdes is caring, listens, and understanding,
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Jul 7, 2020
I am fortunate to have Dr Gerdis as my primary care doctor he is truly a asset to the clinic
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Jul 2, 2020
I have seen him for years and he always seems to have time for me
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Jul 2, 2020
Excellent provider.
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Jul 2, 2020
Reviewed my chart, discussed my health concerns. He asked questions regarding my overall health concerns! This was my annual checkup!
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Jul 1, 2020
Dr. Gerdes made me feel like more than just a random number of the patients he sees daily. He actually remembered what I am earning my Masters Degree in. Blessings to such an awesome provider.
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Jun 29, 2020
The doctor and staff very much care about my care and well being while I was there.
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Jun 28, 2020
By my best estimate, Dr. Gerdes and I have been professionally associated for some thirty years. We fit well together, and I cannot envision any reason to comment other than very positively about the service he provides and about out relationship in general.
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Jun 27, 2020
Dr Gerdes has been my pcp for many years. He cares about me, my health and he is easy to talk to about my concerns. He is a wonderful dr.
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Jun 27, 2020
Dr Gerdes is the best.
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Jun 26, 2020
Always excellent in every way.
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Gerdes always listens and shows concern for my heath. He always makes me feel better about my health and my concerns.
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr always listens to everything I have to say and all of my concerns
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Jun 23, 2020
We always enjoy seeing him
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Jun 13, 2020
Good rapport established. Goode plantation of health status.
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Jun 13, 2020
Dr. gerdes is awesome. thank you for having such wonderful Staff!!! thank you!!!
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr Gerdes is very attentive to my concerns. explains everything,
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr Gerdes and his nurse always make me feel like they truly are concerned with my well being and comfort. Their sense of humor adds to my comfort level. I don't ever feel uncomfortable asking questions.
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr. Gerdes has been caring for this family for decades. He is the greatest!
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Jun 12, 2020
Professional, familiar with my medical history, includes my wishes in determining treatment options.
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Jun 10, 2020
great service as always
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Jun 9, 2020
Dr Gerdes is very kind and awesome.
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Jun 7, 2020
very helpful and always concerned to help me
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Jun 6, 2020
dr gerdes is the best! saved my life!!
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Jun 6, 2020
excellent care
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Jun 5, 2020
love Dr. Gerdes!!!!! he's the best!!!!
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Jun 4, 2020
Dr Gerdes always listen to what I have to say and gives me the best advice about my conditions he's a very good friend and I trust him
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Jun 3, 2020
dr Gerdes is always very professional kind caring and not in a rush Our family has had him as our primary since he first started working at S&W
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Jun 2, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is kind, concerned, and like a good friend. He answered all my questions and addressed concerns that made me feel comfortable and relieved. The nurse was very friendly and professional.
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Jun 2, 2020
My visit was outstanding. Dr. Gerdes answered my questions, took care of the forms that needed to be completed and my reason for the appointment was completed with no issue.
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May 31, 2020
Dr. Gerdes always takes time to ask about my family and make me feel at ease. He's very kind and takes time to listen to me.
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May 30, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is one of my favorite people! He is very understanding and never makes you feel rushed!
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May 29, 2020
Dr. Gerdes listens & cares about his patients health
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May 29, 2020
For more than 25 years, Dr Gerdes has been our PCP . He is more like a brother than just our doctor. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the care his patients receive. The Guidry family is blessed to have Paul as our friend and doctor!
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May 26, 2020
Excellent service and care.
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May 23, 2020
was treated greatly from the entrance to exit of the facility.
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May 20, 2020
excellent care
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May 19, 2020
I really enjoy having a PCP that knows who I am and cares for me and my health
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May 19, 2020
Dr Gerdes has been my doctor for 30+ years and I would hate to have to find a new doctor. He is one of the best doctors Scott & white employs.
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May 16, 2020
Very attentive. Very professional. Involved me in considering future health care options. Explained test results well. Very good visit.
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May 15, 2020
He is very caring and practical.
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May 14, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is always friendly and positive. He also takes a very practical approach to dealing with health issues.
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May 13, 2020
wonderful professional doctor.
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May 13, 2020
He is the best!
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May 12, 2020
Great doctor. He has always been approachable and listens to his patients.
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May 12, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is great. He is genuinely concerned.
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May 9, 2020
good everything great day in and out at good time
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May 9, 2020
He's a wonderful doctor. I really liked him as the doctor that explain everything to me. I will miss him. I thank him as a very good doctor.
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May 8, 2020
He takes care of me with care and gets the job done. So efficient.
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May 7, 2020
My visit was absolutely wonderful! From the moment I was greeted at the front entrance until I left, I felt very well cared for. I expected people to be rather impersonal because of the current health scare. I couldn't have been more wrong! Every single person I came in contact with was friendly, caring, and cheerful! Exactly what I needed! Dr. Gerdes listened attentively to my symptoms and genuinely understood my fears. Many thanks to the outstanding staff - everyone was fabulous! I am home. I am safe. I am cared for!
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May 5, 2020
It was a good visit . He was thorough, thoughtful and provided me with good information.
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May 1, 2020
Dr Gerdes has been my doctor since 1989 so i would expect nothing but his best
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May 1, 2020
Dr. Gerdes has provided great care for me for many years. I trust his judgment And I have great respect for him. He's very knowledgeable, respectful And caring. He is the only doctor that I trust with my health.
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May 1, 2020
answered all my concerns
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Apr 29, 2020
I have never had any complaints with anyone at the clinic. Dr. Gerdes is very polite and answers all my questions. If I need refills, I can count on him getting them for me in a timely manner. Thank you.
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Apr 23, 2020
Dr. Gerdes is great. He is also my wife's PCP and make a point to ask about her.
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