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Rakesh Kathpalia, MD

Internal Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Rakesh Kathpalia, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenGeriatrics, Adults
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Accepts New Patients
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - EPO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Accepts New Patients
Humana - National POS
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Foster Care
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
Accepts New Patients
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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, Institute of Medical Science - India (1992)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center (1998)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center (1998)
  • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (2000)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Med/Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Med/Hospice and Palliative 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 Aug 25, 2020, Rakesh Kathpalia, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (165) for Rakesh Kathpalia, MD

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Sep 12, 2022
Dr K is very through and attentive to what I have to say.
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Sep 9, 2022
He is very attentive and he will review labs with you and answers and conserns. We engage in dialogue about current medical conditions. He is very assuring and that gives me pice of mind.
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Sep 4, 2022
He listened well and take time to my questions and health issues
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Sep 4, 2022
Attentive
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Sep 4, 2022
He listens very well . And take time to care.
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Sep 1, 2022
He has saved our life!!! By listening and make the right decisions
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Sep 1, 2022
He is knowledgable and straight to the point!
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Aug 27, 2022
He listens and cares about what you have to say.
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Aug 20, 2022
Kind, respects patients opinion and knowledge.
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Aug 18, 2022
Great
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr Kathpalia is very thorough.
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Rakesh was clear in his diagnosis and comforting to speak to, which eased my anxiety. Will certainly return to him and will recommend him to friends and family.
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Aug 12, 2022
He is very thorough
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Aug 9, 2022
He was friendly, thorough and involved me in the discussion re my case.
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Aug 9, 2022
Very happy with my experience with Dr. K
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Aug 3, 2022
Continues to show compassion and true attention to my care.
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Jul 27, 2022
I've always had a great experience w/Dr. Kathpalia and his staff. I have recommended him to several of my friends and employees.
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Jul 26, 2022
Efficient, courteous results were sent to me within 24 hours.
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Jul 23, 2022
My doctor works very hard to manage my health. He checks up on ER visit when he learns of the visit.
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Jul 22, 2022
Dr Kathpalia is by far one of the most knowledgeable and professional Doctors that I have had as a primary Physician.
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Jul 21, 2022
Very thorough
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Jul 21, 2022
He always listens and provides very good explanations on the subject matters.
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Jul 19, 2022
Happy to receive great service on short notice
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Jul 3, 2022
He addressed my concerns.
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Jun 30, 2022
Very good
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Jun 30, 2022
Very good
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Jun 27, 2022
Dr. Kathpalia was attentive and took time to look at previous records to make the best decision for my care.
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Jun 26, 2022
Always on time and cares about my ideas and opinions.
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Jun 25, 2022
This was a routine 6 month followup visit. The overall visit was very good.
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Jun 25, 2022
I feel very confident that I will receive the best possible care with this doctor. My husband and I now have the same PCP.
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Jun 23, 2022
Very good and listens to all concerns and work to get the problems solved.
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Jun 16, 2022
Great experience
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Jun 7, 2022
I am very happy with Dr. K & his practice.
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Jun 1, 2022
Dr.K showed and displayed genuine concern for me. I truly thankful for his knowledge and professionalism
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May 25, 2022
Excellent
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May 25, 2022
Very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and has true concerns for the patient's ailments and care!
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May 21, 2022
The staff and the Dr. Showed concern about my care. He heard my concerns and took care of of my questions, and the best treatment for me. BS&White has a great medical staff.
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May 19, 2022
Very thorough visit. Nurse was very polite and professional. Dr K. Was patience and answered all of my questions
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May 18, 2022
This care provider has recently given me more time and attention to what my concerns are and feelings are about my health as a veteran, I realize he is the doctor and I'm the patient but I have been trying to pay attention to my body health and functions all my life and almost know when something is wrong.
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May 17, 2022
I appreciated the time he spent answering questions and listening.
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May 16, 2022
Great
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May 9, 2022
Explained everything we needed to know and answered our questions
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May 7, 2022
Was very professional and very open to any and all questions!
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May 6, 2022
Excellent doctor.
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May 5, 2022
He listens and we have dialogue on my issues. He provides me with alternative ideas and ideas on different meds.
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Apr 26, 2022
Great experience always
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Apr 22, 2022
Dr Kathpalia is very knowledgeable and professional with all my medical needs.
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Apr 20, 2022
Dr. Kathpalia is aware of my needs and I appreciate his expertise. I am grateful Dr. Kathpalia is my doctor.
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr Kathpalia is simply outstanding! I'm so very glad he's on your staff!
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Apr 14, 2022
He communicates very well, quite knowledgeable , empathy at all times.
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Apr 12, 2022
This physician is very good with my condition. He is also helpful.
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Apr 10, 2022
This was my first experience with this provider. Based on this visit and the recommendations from my previous provider, I am confident it will be a good experience. However, I reserve my full evaluation until I have seen him for a second or third time.
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Apr 6, 2022
Extremely nice listened to me. Allowed me to plan in my care. Very knowledgeable about my problems.
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Apr 1, 2022
Very pleased
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Mar 29, 2022
I've always had good care from him.
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