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Richard Calvin Beckendorf, MD
Pulmonary Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - 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 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 Flex Plus
Healthscope-DART ACO Flex
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-Traditional Medicare
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Railroad Medicare-Railroad Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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-Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan-PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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-RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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: Pulmonary Medicine, University Of New Mexico Hospital (2002)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University Of Kansas Medical Center (1999)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston)@ (1995)
Certifications
  • Critical Care Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page.However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews(24)
Overall: 4.9*
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Feb 27, 2019
This is my favorite Doctor
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Feb 27, 2019
this is a very great awesome Dr.he took really good care of me.
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Feb 20, 2019
We love Dr. Beckendorf because he really cares about his patients and their health.
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Feb 19, 2019
he was awesome
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Feb 19, 2019
Excellent. Took time to throughly explain the nature of the condition and all available treatment options. This physician is one of best specialists I have ever had.
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Feb 19, 2019
my doctor sense 2006. very caring and easy to understand. I would not want to change.
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Feb 18, 2019
Dr. Bekendorf has always gone above and beyond in patient care and explaining treatment options and illness.
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Feb 12, 2019
The Doctor and support staff are concerning towards my welfare with regards to physical health and my personal feelings and concern. The Doctor has always responded supportively providing me with needed medications and emotional support. Each and every time I have an appointment with this Pulmonary Doctor I am treated like a VIP.
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Feb 9, 2019
very knowledgable and forthwright
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Feb 7, 2019
He is an excellent Dr. and we would highly recommend to anyone who asks us.
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Feb 7, 2019
Dr Beckendorph answered every question asked. He then took immediate action by testing my (one) working lung to double check his ideas. The testing he had done proved he knew exactly what needed to be done.
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Jan 11, 2019
He was very caring to make sure that our appointment would be scheduled on our days off from work.
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Jan 11, 2019
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Jan 10, 2019
I find him to be very friendly, attentive, and caring. I would definitely recommended him to anyone, and go back to him myself.
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Dec 28, 2018
Has been very helpful
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Dec 16, 2018
Excellent care listen to your health issues and work with you to get better!!!
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Dec 6, 2018
Dr. Beckendorf is an outstanding physician!He is very patient, caring and through
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Dec 4, 2018
the provider is very good and very helpful with what I need for my care
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr Beckendorf is the best.
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Dec 4, 2018
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Nov 15, 2018
He\'s the best!!!
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Nov 15, 2018
I came in because of a bad cough and the doctor found the cause and through medication elemanated 75 percent of it.
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Nov 13, 2018
great
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Nov 11, 2018
great doctor enjoy my appt with him. he is a good listener and gives honest opinions to my concernsHe is the best. Feel likefortunate to have him as my doctor.
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