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Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD

Otolaryngology
Accepts New Patients
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About
"Dr. Arffa is a fellowship-trained rhinologist and general otolaryngologist. She is from Pittsburgh, PA, and completed her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh. She then did her Otolaryngology residency at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple and completed a fellowship in Rhinology at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Arffa enjoys caring for patients with problems in the fields of otolaryngology. She is a specialty-trained sinus specialist capable of caring for patients with complicated sinus problems, such as allergic fungal sinusitis, sinus tumors, inverted papilloma, CSF leak and more. She is an avid traveler and frequently visits Asia, especially Japan. She also enjoys cooking, artwork and spending time with her family."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • 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
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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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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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 - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - 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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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - 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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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: Rhinology, Sinus & Nasal Institute of Florida (2016)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2015)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2011)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Pittsburgh (2010)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology (General Cert) - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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, Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(122)
Overall: 4.7*
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Apr 21, 2020
There was a mix up about a video or actual face to face visit with the doctor but it all worked out and had an actual check up in the office.
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Mar 21, 2020
simply superb
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Mar 19, 2020
answered all my questions
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Mar 19, 2020
She was very knowledgeable and wasted no time diagnosing my problem.
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Mar 18, 2020
Everyone was professional. They protected themselves as well as me during. They asked necessary questions concerning why I was there, which was to clean out my ears and check them. The Dr. went to work and did an excellent job. my hearing is much better, and my concerns over infections are gone.
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Mar 14, 2020
very good
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Mar 13, 2020
She was not very personable, rough around the edges.
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Mar 12, 2020
very impressed with All Dr.'s and Staff of BSW.concerning care and services. And the cleanliness..
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Mar 7, 2020
she was very professional in her explanation speaking to me in terms I could understand. put me at ease so I could make a decision concerning future procedures
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Mar 7, 2020
I really enjoy going to her. She is knowledgeable, friendly and has a great sense of humor.
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Mar 4, 2020
Most sincere "glad to meet you" I have ever received from any doctor I have ever met. Seemed very very genuine.
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Mar 2, 2020
great dr!
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Mar 2, 2020
She was great!
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Mar 1, 2020
Dr Arffa gives me the best care possible. She is attentive to my needs.She listens to me and advises me as to how best she can treat me. I think she is an amazing doctor and person.
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Feb 24, 2020
Sorry to say this but she was kind of arrogant and used medical terms I was not familiar with, and when I ask about it she smirked and made me feel like I had no education
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Feb 22, 2020
love my Dr. Arfa
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Feb 20, 2020
I felt she was truly sincere in the care I was getting. I felt like a person. Not many doctors possess that trait. I was very happy with my care.
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Feb 16, 2020
Very professional and caring.
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Feb 16, 2020
Very attentive to my followup and how to proceed.
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Feb 14, 2020
extremely helpful. Excellent knowledge and follow up recommendations
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Feb 12, 2020
Felt rushed and Dr interrupted me several times
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Feb 12, 2020
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Feb 11, 2020
doctor Arfa is very sincere and professional during her conversation when discussing my case.
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Jan 30, 2020
we only were with her for maybe a total of 5 minutes. not enough time - this was our first and only visit. she was good but, I would have to see her more to determine a higher rating.
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Jan 28, 2020
Dr. Arffa is top notch.
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Jan 28, 2020
She treats me with respect and understanding! She explains what she is going to do and asks if I have any questions.
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Jan 25, 2020
very caring
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Jan 21, 2020
Dr. Arffa continues to meet or exceed my expectations.
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Jan 14, 2020
She is very caring and considerate. Explains everything so I understand my condition. Also, she speaks clearly and loud enough so I can hear clearly what is being said. So many forget we seniors are usually hard of hearing and don't "raise their volume".
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Jan 9, 2020
Dr Arffa was professional and very informative. great experience.
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Jan 7, 2020
Very caring, supportive and shares her concern on issues found and in further self-care issues. She is exactly what a Treating physician should be.
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Dec 31, 2019
I request this provider because she is good at what she does.
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Dec 28, 2019
bedside manor of the car provider was not very friendly or comfortable.
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Dec 28, 2019
My overall experience with Dr. Arffa has been very good. After seeing other doctors without a positive outcome, I have finally found a doctor that has achieved positive results and has shown real concern for me an my situation.
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Dec 27, 2019
She always takes the time to address any concerns.
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Dec 12, 2019
Super sharp doctor.
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Dec 9, 2019
I did not feel heard. She would ask a question, but cut me off mid-answer. I felt she already had preconceived notions about my problems and was not interested really in hearing me explain what was going on. She relied mostly on the notes from the nurse practitioner and the Ct scan. I just felt dismissed and not treated respectfully.
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