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Rakesh Kumar Kathpalia, MD

Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
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 - 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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
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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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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 +
Accepts New Patients
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
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center (1998)
  • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (2000)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Institute of Medical Science - India (1992)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Med
  • Geriatric Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Med/Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice and 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 May 11, 2020, Rakesh Kumar Kathpalia, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(84)
Overall: 4.8*
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May 9, 2020
I thought is concern for my health and wellbeing outstanding. I was impressed with his medical knowledge because we could talk without medical terminology getting in the way. Where needed, terms where defined clearly.
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Apr 13, 2020
The reason for my visit was due to having sinus congestion, post nasal drip, cough, and chest congestion that had begun over two weeks prior. The care provider appeared afraid to enter the exam room (even though we were both wearing masks). The care provider did not wash their hands upon entering the room. After explaining to the care provider what my symptoms were and how I had been having the symptoms for over 2 weeks (and explained what medications and methods I have tried) I was advised "well it seems like you are doing everything that should be done and their is nothing further I can do." It took great effort on my part to get the care provider to acknowledge that I needed medication assistance to relieve a cough and chest congestion (that I had for over 2 weeks and not been getting a full night sleep for the past week). The care provider ordered tessalon pearls and nasal spray (nothing to help with my chest congestion). The care provider did not even perform a thorough exam (as they seemed afraid to get too close to me). Two days after this appointment (still not sleeping due to cough and chest congestion) I saw another care provided (outside of BS&W) who gave me a prescription for an antibiotic stating "If you have sinus congestion, a cough, and chest congestion for 2 weeks then you need an antibiotic to clear it us as it is becoming an infection. I firmly believe that had I been able to see my primary care provider, I would have left the appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic and not had to seek out another care provider to obtain, what I feel, was the proper treatment for my situation at the time of the visit. Within 3 days of being on the antibiotic I was sleeping through the night as the cough was significantly diminished and by day 5 I felt like my normal self again. I will not accept an appointment with this care provider ever again.
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Apr 11, 2020
Excellent
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Mar 31, 2020
Everyone at the office was absolutely kind and respectful.
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Mar 25, 2020
Efficient, courteous, friendly and attentive.
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Mar 20, 2020
He seems to be very concerned with my health.
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Mar 19, 2020
I was fortunate to get a quick appointment with Dr. Kathpalia when I completed my rehab at Texas Star. (A doctor's appointment was required before I could be discharged.) Dr. K takes good care of my husband and me (he is the PCP for both of us). We are very happy with his calming and supportive demeanor. His kind and non-judgmental attitude has been a big part of my maintaining sobriety for 18 months.
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Mar 12, 2020
Dr Kathpalia was very helpful. He took time to explain everything. He is very caring Doctor
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Mar 6, 2020
very good overall experience.
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Mar 6, 2020
This was my first contact with Dr. K. and I was definitely impressed by his professionalism, thoroughness and concern for my well0being.
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Mar 6, 2020
Very satisfied
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Mar 4, 2020
They make you feel very comfortable.
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Mar 4, 2020
Very empathetic and follows through between visits if he thinks it necessary.
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Feb 12, 2020
excellent
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Feb 9, 2020
Very thorough, true concern for my overall health and wellness! Could not have a better PC Physician
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Dec 26, 2019
Excellent
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