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Philip Houck, MD

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About Philip Houck, MD

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 - Temple
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
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
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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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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 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 - 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
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Northwestern University (1979)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center/CM (1982)
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center/CM (1987)
Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Philip Houck, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (138) for Philip Houck, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
Excellent DR I recommend him frequently to people needing a cardiologist.
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Sep 10, 2022
He is consistently caring and kind.
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Sep 9, 2022
He is always very thorough, listens me my concerns and addresses them, and gives me a hand written summary of everything from blood work up to AFib incidents, etc.For old folks whose memory might not be as good as it used to be, the summary sheet is a welcome and unique touch.
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Sep 7, 2022
He cares about me as a patient and I feel we are friends too. He keeps me very informed about my care.He gives a hand written report on my progress and care at each visit.
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Aug 31, 2022
Very caring doctor
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Aug 27, 2022
I love the fact that he wrote out on a piece of paper a chart of the process of the heart and the plan and everything I love that
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Aug 24, 2022
Very caring and talks with patients about what's happening with their health
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Aug 22, 2022
Dr. Houck is always prompt and prepared. He communicates well, and answers all questions.
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Aug 22, 2022
I was there for a routine check up. This was the first time I have seen Dr. Houck.
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Aug 20, 2022
No problems...ever.
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Aug 14, 2022
Good
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Aug 14, 2022
Answered all my questions completely!
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Aug 14, 2022
Speaks his truth but first doctor I've had in several decades that actually listens without having a pill to "fix" me. I told him up front I don't want meds and he has honored my requests. I feel he is my partner in my health care.
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Jul 15, 2022
Excellent
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Jul 10, 2022
He is the best!
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Jul 9, 2022
I have been going to Dr. Houck for years and believe that he is the best doctor ever. I actually enjoy going to see him. I will always recommend him. He is such a fountain of information.
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Jun 25, 2022
Very good
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Jun 20, 2022
Very good
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Jun 14, 2022
Dr Houck is always very caring and upfront about my ongoing treatment. He makes sure I understand everything.
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Jun 11, 2022
He saved my life 20years ago
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Jun 9, 2022
Good communicator
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Jun 7, 2022
Great Dr with a good sense of humor.
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Jun 6, 2022
Dr. Houck provided information and clarification about my diagnosis that my previous doctor neglected to provide, therefore allaying my concerns. My only concern is that my first doctor did not provide thorough information about my condition and misled me to believe that I had a much more serious condition. Dr. Houck put those fears at ease and I am very thankful for his help.
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May 29, 2022
The best!!
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May 28, 2022
Good visit
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May 26, 2022
Very profeshonal
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May 25, 2022
Dr. Houck is very thorough and well prepared for my visit. He reviewed my record, explained my test results and how I can work on improving my health. I feel very comfortable with and confident about Dr. Houck.
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May 20, 2022
Always listens, & takes interest in me.
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May 17, 2022
Always very nice, listens to concerns and tell me options if any
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May 16, 2022
It was very good.
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May 16, 2022
Feel like my heart health is in good hands
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May 14, 2022
Friendly, efficient, caring of my well being..informative. Thank you Dr Houck.
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May 11, 2022
The best
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May 7, 2022
Excellent!!!
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May 7, 2022
Passion of helping people
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May 5, 2022
Very concerned about my health .
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May 4, 2022
I am clinically deaf with both hearing aides and chochlear implant. I appreciate the time to explain things for me and my daughter, who drives me.
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May 1, 2022
Professional, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Apr 27, 2022
After having him for a dr for many years, he is still very caring and through.
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr Houck is always concerned about his patients and does a wonderful job taking care of them
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Apr 25, 2022
Dr.Houck is an amazing doctor! He spends quality time letting me know the good as well as the bads. He really cares about his patients.
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Apr 25, 2022
Very efficient and down to earth. Takes time to answer my concerns in detail
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Apr 23, 2022
Dr Houck is quite personable and easy to communicate with.
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Apr 21, 2022
Dr. Houck is excellent. I have been his patient for almost 22 years.
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Apr 19, 2022
Dr. Houck is attentive to my needs, questions, health. I like that he writes down the things that he is going to discuss with me providing a written record to take home for future reference.
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Apr 14, 2022
Excellent
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Apr 13, 2022
Very thorough and efficient
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Apr 8, 2022
Dr Houck is competent, caring and interested in my health. I do recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very caring and responsive Doctor.
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Apr 7, 2022
Highly recommend Dr Houck! He is kind, knowledgeable and informative. He's a good listener and has always been on time for appointments. Best dr we've seen at BS&W!
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