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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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
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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 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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - Texas Statewide 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: 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 May 13, 2019, Philip Houck, MD, MSc  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

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Sep 27, 2019
took extra time to answer health concerns not related to his specialty.
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Sep 27, 2019
Explains things and listens to me. Very nice doctor.
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Sep 22, 2019
very good visit
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Sep 18, 2019
Dr Houck is wonderful. The people who book his appointments are difficult to deal with. It can also be impossible to get a message to him through normal channels. Enough that I have considered looking for a doctor with a more caring and responsive staff.
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Sep 17, 2019
Dr Hauck has always been there for me and my family. I truly thank God for sending him to me
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Sep 13, 2019
I have only good things to say about this provider and his staff. I highly recommend him and BS&W to all my friends and family.
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Sep 13, 2019
dr houck is one of the best. Always concerned for my health.
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Sep 9, 2019
All good.
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Sep 6, 2019
excellent doctor and staff. Very friendly and caring.
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Sep 6, 2019
great !!!
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Sep 1, 2019
I love my Doctor he is always good to meanswers all my questions I ask him. Goesover my lab work with me. I would not chance.
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Aug 31, 2019
I was treated excellent, from the receptionist all the way to the Dr.Houck. Very impressed with everyone involved. Thank y'all
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Aug 17, 2019
I like him, I hope he stays with S&W. He has been my doctor for a while. Thank God.
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Aug 14, 2019
I arrived a few minutes early and I was taken in right away which was very nice. Dr. Houck and the staff were superb!
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Aug 1, 2019
Dr. Houck is a great cardiologist. He has a unique sense of humor that he uses to help people realize the seriousness of their heart conditions. I am eating and exercising much more wisely because of his recommendations. I appreciate his encouragement and his expertise in his field. He also keeps up on the very latest developments in cardiology which makes me feel confident under his care.
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Aug 1, 2019
Dr Hauck is extradinarily knowledgeable and partners with his patients for the best possible outcomes.
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Jul 26, 2019
outstanding!
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Jul 26, 2019
very good!!
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Jul 21, 2019
excellent. caring
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Jul 18, 2019
One of the best physician's at S & W. Also my husband physician.
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Jul 5, 2019
Dr. Houck is on outstanding physician. I have deep respect for his knowledge and skill. He treats me as a partner in my care and has been right on with his treatment plans over the years.
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Jun 28, 2019
Great Dr.!
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Jun 26, 2019
I liked him very much.
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Jun 15, 2019
a his patient for over 20 years.
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Jun 13, 2019
very caring and very thorough in explaining things .
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Jun 7, 2019
Very professional, efficient visit!
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May 24, 2019
Dr Houck is always interested and listens to what I have to say. Very nice and easy to visit with.
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May 24, 2019
very thorough
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May 21, 2019
Very caring,takes time to explain things and suggestions for me to work on for improvements!
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May 18, 2019
very thorough
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May 16, 2019
Dr Houck acknowledged the concern about my family's heart history which is very appreciated
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May 15, 2019
Professional, thorough and correctly diagnosed my symptoms and prescribed treatment to resolve the problem.
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May 14, 2019
this was an appointment with a cardiologist to tell me the results of several heart tests. I was apprehensive about maybe learning bad news; but Dr. Houck set my mind at ease, and gave me some specific dietary things to help improve my cardiac profile. I appreciate him a lot.
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May 12, 2019
Best cardiologist you have
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May 12, 2019
Excellent
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May 11, 2019
Dr. Houck shows genuine interest and concern. He listens and answers questions. Also has a pleasant manner.
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May 9, 2019
Dr. Houck listened and involved me in reviews of recent lab results helping me understand his reasoning for ASAP stress echo , lab assays , and other consults etc.
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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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