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Robert A Kimelheim, DO

Rheumatology
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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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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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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
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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 - 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 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: Rheumatology, Temple University Hospital (1991)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center/va (1987)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center/va (1984)
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine (1983)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Portsmouth Naval Hospital (1987)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Naval Regional Medical Center (1984)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumat
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 13, 2019, Robert A Kimelheim, DO disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
AbbVie, Inc.Speaking
AmgenSpeaking
Mallinckrodt LLCSpeaking
Crescendo BioscienceSpeaking
CelgeneSpeaking

Speaking: Service as a paid speaker/lecturer to present to an audience at speaking, training or education engagements on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state

Reviews(169)
Overall: 4.8*
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Dec 7, 2019
He always takes the the time to listen and answers all my questions.
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Dec 5, 2019
Very good
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Nov 29, 2019
I felt has the Dr. had a time schedule. Never felt that way before.
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Nov 21, 2019
very through. responded to later question through My Chart. very impressed with Dr. Kimelheim.
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Nov 20, 2019
wonderful understanding helpful
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Nov 16, 2019
he was very thorough, very professional and I thought he truly was attentive to my issues
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Nov 16, 2019
thank you
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Nov 14, 2019
Dr Kimelheim ALWAYS takes my concerns seriously. he is great! I'll
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Nov 14, 2019
Doctor was very rushed had no time to discuss medical issues but did refer me to orthopedics
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Nov 13, 2019
Friendly and efficient
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Nov 13, 2019
no problems went well
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Nov 12, 2019
Doctor was very knowledgeable and professional.
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Nov 12, 2019
I appreciate the staff for their friendly and kind service my doctor is very informative and his patient and answers all my questions
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Nov 7, 2019
He is always friendly, courteous and attentive to my concerns.
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Nov 1, 2019
very thorough and listened to everything I had to say
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Oct 31, 2019
there has been excellent
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Oct 29, 2019
I find him an exceptional caring person. I respect his knowledge and look forward to being his patient for a long time
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Oct 26, 2019
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Oct 22, 2019
Dr. Kimmelheim is an amazing doctor. He is my favorite provider. His care and concern goes beyond other providers. My friend was with me and said she wants him as a provider. He explains everything to you and offers options of treatment for you with good explanations. You don't feel like a number when you are with him. The rest of the staff is great as well. I hope BSW doesn't lose this dr. because it would definitely be a loss. Dr. Kimmelheim is truly a doctor for the people.
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Oct 22, 2019
he remembers me and is always able to explain the course of action for my diagnosis in a matter that is easy to understand
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Oct 19, 2019
He is excellent. I am very pleased the way he explains everything that he is thinking about what to do in my case. He also has a wonderful bed side manner. He also gives you plenty of time and explains everything that you ask of him. I am very happy that I have him for my Dr.
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Oct 18, 2019
Nice to talk to a Dr. that made us feel like he really cared about how my 92 yr old Mom felt. let us ask questions and explained things in language we could understand. Definitely would recommend.
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Oct 15, 2019
Very good.
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Oct 12, 2019
Dr Kimmelheim is always caring and takes time to make sure you have full knowledge of your condition and treatment.
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Oct 8, 2019
Very knowledgeable. Care and patience evident in interactions and explanations
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Oct 6, 2019
I enjoy working with the doctor. the staff is also very friendly, but disorganized.
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Oct 5, 2019
nice and pleasant but didnt spend enough time with me to even tell me anything and this was my first time seeing this doctor. He didnt discuss my diagnosis with me or anything.
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Oct 4, 2019
doc Kimelheim is very knowledgeable and personable. I am very happy that he decided to stay.
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Sep 28, 2019
I was very impressed with the time he took to explain the anticipated disease progression.
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Sep 26, 2019
very good
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Sep 24, 2019
coming from odessa my provider was top notch he set and listened and discussed with me everything I wanted to know and quickly got me to other doctors the next day to look at this from other angles been battling something for almost three month and in the last week I got more answer and a better game plan then I have had in the last two and half months.
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Sep 21, 2019
he help me and answer all my concerns
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Sep 20, 2019
Very caring and knowledgeable care provider
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Sep 20, 2019
Dr. K truly listened to my symptoms. He wanted to understand what happened to cause me to feel unwell. He reviewed past lab results to get a more comprehensive picture of my health. I was amazed that he spent so much time with me in order to discover what was affecting my health.
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Sep 18, 2019
The visit with Dr. Kimelheim was the best experience that I've ever had with an initial visit to a doctor in my 72 years.
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Sep 14, 2019
he remembered what we talked about a few months ago
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Sep 12, 2019
I always feel a real concern for my well being from this provider of which I am very glad.
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Sep 10, 2019
he is my new dr now, he didn't have me sit on table check me out like the retired dr would always do. came in sat there read my chart, looked at my leg I've had issues with or 4 months now. just kept repeating, I don't know what to do, I don't know where to go from here, I guess I'll research it. well that's what he said last time in March when I seen him for the first time. Great personality, seems like a nice person, but I've had a bad cough and I just knew he was going to listen to me like a dr should!!!
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Sep 10, 2019
always listens and explains everything. Great care.
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Sep 7, 2019
Dr.Kilenheim made sure to listen to my concern and help find a solution he was honest and open with my care options and allowed me to be apart of my health care
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Sep 5, 2019
The Doctor was great!
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Aug 27, 2019
LOVE this DR! He makes me feel at ease, and he has great bedside manners! He's BY FAR my favorite in this clinic! He wants to help me the best way possible!
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Aug 22, 2019
Dr Kimelheim is VERY personable and I am comforted that he will be my care provider through this long term illness.
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Aug 22, 2019
I wish all Doctors were as knowledgeable, caring and kind as Doctor Kimelheim is. He makes me feel as I matter and that I'm not just a number.
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Aug 20, 2019
I really appreciated the time that Dr. Kimelheim spent with me - over an hour. I feel that he genuinely cares about my well being.
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Aug 20, 2019
Excellent!!
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Aug 17, 2019
the assistant and clerks when calling so not call back. they dont fill out all forms timely to get meds.doctor is great but calling in to get things handled in a timely manner is difficult.
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Aug 13, 2019
i was given the best possible advice and care.
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Aug 11, 2019
I have been very impressed with Dr. Kimelheim as well as all the staff I have come in contact with in the Rheumatology Department It took a long time for me to get a proper diagnosis and to be referred to Dr. Kimelheim. I appreciate his care and the time he takes each time I come for an appointment. I also appreciate his prompt response to my questions on mychart.
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Aug 10, 2019
very friendly
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Aug 9, 2019
he left the room in the middle of my appointment to consult with another doctor about his patient and left me to wait on him for nearly 20 minutes
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Aug 7, 2019
this questionnaire was hard to answer fairly. The dr was nice, unfortunately I came out of visit with him telling me I don't know what is wrong with you, that there was nothing he could do for me, that he could not think of anything else he could offer to steer me toward another professional. I asked what he would want me to tell my primary dr who I see this Thursday. he said just tell her hi. I got to explain my symptoms and he listened and just said I don't know, I just don't know.
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Aug 2, 2019
patient, very attentive, easy to talk to and just lay everything on the line. He explained his plan of care for me and allowed me to ask questions. Compassionate. He pushed me in my wheel chair to check out desk. He could have asked someone else to do that.
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