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Robert A Kimelheim, DO

Rheumatology
Accepts New Patients
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LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • 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 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 - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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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 Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1983)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center/VA (1984)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center/VA (1987)
  • Fellowship: Rheumatology, Temple University Hospital (1991)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Med
  • Rheumatology (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Med/Rheumatology
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, Robert A Kimelheim, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(166)
Overall: 4.7*
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Sep 6, 2020
The Dr worked hard with me for almost three years. I am a complicated case of lupus. I got frustrated on several occasions. But the Dr took care of me and was looking for options until he managed to find the best treatment for me. I've been looking for a good Dr for over 20 years. I am very sad because he is leaving.
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Sep 1, 2020
he cares about the best possible care he can give you and includes the. person in with what he think should be done
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Aug 27, 2020
I wish Dr Kimelheim was not leaving. He is the best medical provider I have ever met. Every care provider should strive to LISTEN to their patients the way he does and TAKE THEIR PATIENTS CONCERNS SERIOUSLY the way that he does. I have met some good providers before, but Dr Kimelheim is GREAT!
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr. K. is always very prompt and really listens to me. I feel that he is genuinely concerned about my health. I heard that he will be leaving soon and that saddens me somewhat.
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Aug 22, 2020
very nice and good and kind
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Aug 18, 2020
Exceptional listener. Offered options for treatment. Kind and friendly.
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Aug 16, 2020
Saddened to see him leave!!!
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Aug 15, 2020
best caregiver I have ever had--knowledgeable, caring, friendly, allowing as much time as needed
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Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Kemelheim is very knowledgeable and kind. He gave me a lot information and optimism.
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Aug 12, 2020
Dr Kimmelheim has always shown such concern for his patient's well being and always treats them with care and respect
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Aug 9, 2020
great
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Aug 3, 2020
was a little upset that Dr. Kimelheim didn't tell me he was leaving. The lady who schedules next appt told me.
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Jul 31, 2020
Dr. Kimelheim is excellent, explains everything so you understand and and funny. Always a pleasure to see him.?
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. Kimelheim was the nicest and most informative doctor that I've had. He had a way that made you feel quite comfortable and was extremely competent in what we were doing with my care.
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. K. treated me with dignity and respect. He is a listener and welcomed my input and feedback on my medical condition. I regret that he is leaving.
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Jul 23, 2020
very personable. took care to explain information and plan for treatment
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Jul 23, 2020
ALWAYS friendly and polite listens to what I have to say. treats me with respect and caring
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Jul 21, 2020
The doctor listened very well, gave a detailed explanation of the medical issue, and started a treatment regiment with follow up visit scheduled.
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr. K and staff are caring, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them.
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Jul 8, 2020
Staff and Doctor was fantastic. Had everything clearly explained to me.
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Jul 7, 2020
He's very understanding, listens and addresses any concerns you have.
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Jul 4, 2020
doctor took the time to listen and converse
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Jul 2, 2020
very good
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Jun 29, 2020
He did a great job and explained everything what was needed
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Jun 29, 2020
the best!
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Jun 27, 2020
Dr. Kimelhein is the best! love him and his staff
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Jun 26, 2020
My care provider spent plenty of time with me to go over my issue, and was concerned to work with my family physician to get my answers. I was pleased with his care.
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr Kimelheim needs to slow down and communicate better with his patients. He also doesnt respond to messages in a timely matter. i feel like alot slips through the cracks
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr Kimelheim is very caring and listens to you. he discusses the next step to make sure both of us are ok with it.
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Jun 22, 2020
Dr.Kimelheim was very concerned w/ my issue and was very professional and very helpful.
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Jun 18, 2020
Competent, professional, concerned,empathetic, a great listener, explains in understandable terms. A wonderful person.
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Jun 18, 2020
love dr. k
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Jun 17, 2020
He has been very good at listening and explaining my lab results. Mine is a monitoring situation, but he lets me know it what changes to look for and let him know if something flares up
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Jun 12, 2020
very knowledgeable and caring
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr Kimelheim is a SUPERB physician. I trust him with my life.
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Jun 12, 2020
he was definitely an expert in rheumatoid arthritis. He had already studied my case and was able to talk intelligently with me. Together, we decided the course of treatment. I really liked his care and understanding of my pain and problems.
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Jun 10, 2020
provider was professional and showed care and concern towards my medical issues. Also privider took home time to explain the cause of some issues and how to treat or avoid some issues. I He is a great provider
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Jun 10, 2020
he was interested ,knowledgeable, and showed real concern for my wife's overall health and especially her arthritis.
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Jun 10, 2020
very special human being
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Jun 9, 2020
Love Dr K, he really takes his time and cares about you.
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Jun 7, 2020
He truly cates, listens and includes me in the treatment.
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Jun 7, 2020
I'm a retired RN of 30 years and this Doctor was an absolute God Send for a provider; very personable, thorough, caring and fun to be around! Awesome doctor!
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Jun 4, 2020
He took the time to make sure he answered all my questions. Very kind.
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Jun 4, 2020
Always solicitous and friendly.
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Jun 3, 2020
Very through.
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Jun 2, 2020
Dr K shows concern for my health and I appreciate that very much. He always explains things to me and includes me on treatment plans.
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Jun 2, 2020
I love his concern and how he explains things clearly.
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May 30, 2020
someone that actually listened to me!
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May 30, 2020
This care provider told me I am young so nothing can be wrong with me. I will be looking for a different doctor to take care of my health.
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May 27, 2020
very good
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May 27, 2020
Dr.Kimelheim was very thorough with asking me about my health history and showed concern for my multiple problems. He read and scanned my records to get overall picture of what can be causing my pain and disabilities.
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May 26, 2020
Dr. Kimelheim is great. He has worked with me for over a year and his guidance is immeasurable.
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May 21, 2020
I know Rheumatology can be a very complex area of medicine. Dr. Kimelheim took the time to listen to my concerns and communicated his thoughts with me, so that I wasn't left in the dark about anything. He explained things very well and was very thorough.
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May 20, 2020
very knowledgeable and personable
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May 13, 2020
Dr Kimelheim and his staff went above and beyond their duties to care for me. I am so happy to be his patient. I will highly recommend him to anyone who needs care in his field. I feel so blessed the way he has helped me with my RA issues in just 3 visits. Glad to be in his care along with his staff
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May 13, 2020
very pleased!!
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May 8, 2020
Very well.
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May 6, 2020
Great
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Apr 18, 2020
The doctor has been nothing but, great to me. Is trying to get the pain management doctors to please give me something better for my back pain. I really think that the doctor is great.
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