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Philip Houck, MD, MSc
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Philip D. Houck, M.D. MSc. is a cardiologist Associate Professor of Medicine Texas A&M University currently working at Baylor Scott & White Healthcare. He started his academic career in Engineering Science at Penn State University, received an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and MD from Northwestern University. He retired from the Air Force serving at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, School of Aerospace Medicine, and Wilford Hall Medical Center. Research interests and publications include weather and myocardial infarction, increasing circulating stem cells with EECP, electrical remodeling of the heart, peripartum immune disease, lymphatics role in decompensated heart failure, and fundamental laws of biology.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
Insurance Accepted
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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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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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 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 - 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: Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center/cmc (1987)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center/cmc (1982)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Northwestern University Medical School (1979)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) Lifetime - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Sub-Spec Cert) Lifetime - American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiov
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 Mar 4, 2019, Philip Houck, MD, MSc  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

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May 4, 2019
I love my Dr and his nurse
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May 2, 2019
I greatly appreciated Dr. Houck\'s friendliness, his concern for my health, and the time he took to discuss ways I can help my problems.
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Apr 27, 2019
the best I have ever experienced
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Apr 26, 2019
Dr Houck (cardiologist) discovered through my lab work and research that I have Multiple Myeloma and immediately referred me to Oncology. is it any wonder I will forever be grateful to him and his constant ability to \'go the extra mile."
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Apr 2, 2019
Dr. Houck was very thorough even though he was somewhat perplexed by my problem. it didn\'t take him long to admit me to the hospital where my problem was thoroughly checked out. I saw him again two weeks later for a follow-up and he was just as thorough then as he was the first time I saw him. he explained things very well and I left there with a plan for the next several months and was told to contact him if I had problems before then. I would highly recommend him.
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Mar 29, 2019
Dr. Houck is the best Dr I think I have ever had. If I had followed his recommendations over the past 10+ years faithfully, I probably wouldn\'t be having some of the problems I experience today. He provides you with notes covering what he reviewed with me in my visit. So I don\'t need to take notes and can tune into our conversation totally! How many drs do that? He could teach the class. He is a wonderful dr., a good listener and responds to questions with honesty I believe. GREAT DR!
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Mar 28, 2019
He is always friendly and very knowledgeable. He has a good personality and is always pleasant. I am very pleased to have him as my health care provider and would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Mar 28, 2019
I am very grateful for Dr. Haute. He is always glad to see me and has kept me informed of my progress in returning to good health.
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Mar 22, 2019
Great work.
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Mar 19, 2019
very professional and caring physician.
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Mar 19, 2019
excellent and caring
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Mar 16, 2019
The doctor beat the nurse back into the room and the check up was thorough and efficient
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Mar 13, 2019
good visit
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Mar 12, 2019
He was very professional and knowledgeable about my problems.
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Mar 3, 2019
The best
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Feb 28, 2019
Always listens and answers my questions and explains the test results and what they mean.
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Feb 20, 2019
professional in every aspect
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Feb 19, 2019
great provider.
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Feb 19, 2019
He explains, seems honest, spend enough time but not too much & he is encouraging & practicle.
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Feb 19, 2019
Friendly exceptional service. Drove 2-1/2 hours to see this physician.
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Feb 5, 2019
Various members of my family have seen Dr.Houck for 20 years. He is an excellent doctor.
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Feb 4, 2019
The care provider provides what I expect.
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Feb 1, 2019
the best Doctor EVER!! I love his relaxed and getting his point across attitude. Look forward to smiley-faced reports on lab results!
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Jan 29, 2019
My Dr. Houck is the best. Trust him 100%
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Jan 22, 2019
superior
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Jan 22, 2019
one of the very best doctor in the hospital
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Jan 15, 2019
I really like him, because I feel he is honest.
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Jan 8, 2019
He cares about my wellbeing
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Jan 6, 2019
excellent
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Jan 2, 2019
awesome doctor. listens carefully, answers questions thoroughly, and explains issues very well
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Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Houck is a skilled cardiologist whose treatment has been excellent over the years. He knows about the latest breakthroughs yet is able to discern what is best needed for my care.
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Dec 26, 2018
thorough and concerned
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Dec 26, 2018
I liked my new heart doctor alot, he was very professional and listen to what I had to say. I was more than happy and we got along great with him.
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Dec 26, 2018
thorough and concerned
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Dec 26, 2018
professional physician - great communication skills
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Dec 26, 2018
Great as always
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Houck is the primary reason I am enrolled in Senior Care at Scott and White. He shows real concern for my well being. His nurse/assistant are two fine and professional people.
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Dec 4, 2018
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Dec 4, 2018
excellent care
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