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Sean A. Townsend, MD
Internal Medicine
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About
Sean Townsend, MD enjoys treating adults age 18 and older. Dr. Townsend is an advocate for robust physician-patient partnerships and focuses on preventative screening and education to promote sustainable health in addition to acute illness and chronic disease management. He holds special interests in nutrition, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, and sports medicine. Dr. Townsend obtained his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas before completing an internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is an active member of medical societies such as the American Medical Association and Texas Medical Association. Dr. Townsend is married with three young daughters. He considers himself a cycling enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors by hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, and skiing. When he is away from work, Dr. Townsend enjoys unique food, good coffee, and spending time with his family.

Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
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.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
Oscar Health Ins Co of Texas EPO
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
United HealthCare
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 10, 2018, Sean A. Townsend, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Ctr
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Reviews(92)
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Oct 2, 2018
everything went well Shawn was very professional it was a good visit
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Sep 28, 2018
For annual physical, physician should provide results of each of the tests and examinations - he did not really do so
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Sep 27, 2018
Very happy with Dr. Townsend.
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Sep 25, 2018
he was very thorough and asked a lot of questions as he had not seen me before, he listened well.
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Sep 24, 2018
I only see Dr. Townsend once a year for my physical, but he is very good. He spends time answering my questions and provides great advice on diet, exercise and taking care of myself. I highly recommend him.
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Sep 24, 2018
I absolutely love Dr Townsend. He takes the time and is never rushed.
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Sep 20, 2018
Excellent.
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Sep 19, 2018
Very down to earth - overall a great experience.
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Sep 19, 2018
I am really impressed by Dr. T. Glad he\'s taking care of me.
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Sep 17, 2018
I was very comfortable with the care giver....he spoke at a good level.....easy to understand..
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Sep 14, 2018
it was a good experience
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Sep 14, 2018
great guy, knowledgable and efficient.
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Sep 12, 2018
Dr Townsend has always been very informative and pleasant. He seems interested in what you have to say and answer questions you ask.
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Sep 11, 2018
Dr Townsend was great, very attentive and he showed concern about my Blood pressure and other issues I was having.
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Sep 11, 2018
Dr Townshend is always thorough and provides the explanation and care needed.
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Sep 7, 2018
Dr. Townsend is fantastic. Very professional and so was the staff. I would recommend him to anyone of my friends or family.
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Sep 5, 2018
The time spent with me and depth of conversation was phenomenal.... Dr. Townsend is great and caring
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Sep 4, 2018
I was taken care of by everyone and I have no complaints.
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Aug 31, 2018
Very blessed to have Dr. Townsend as my doctor.
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Aug 30, 2018
Very easy to talk to. He listens to me and answers my questions.
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Aug 27, 2018
Excellent.
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Aug 24, 2018
dr townsend listens
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Aug 23, 2018
Dr. Townsend is always professional and takes the time to explain medical issues that I may have. Kudos to staff also.
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Aug 17, 2018
excellent
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Aug 6, 2018
I feel comfortable with Dr. Townsend
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Jul 26, 2018
this is only the second time I\'ve seen Dr. Townsend. so far I like him a lot.
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Jul 24, 2018
Dr. Townsend is very knowledgeable and has a great way of making you feel at ease about your issues. He shows genuine concern for his patients and makes you feel like you are talking to a friend. He told me I can stop taking a medication when I am ready, That I do not need it anymore, but wants to monitor me to make sure I am on the right track. In all the years I have had to go to doctors, he is the first to help me see the best result I have wanted for a long time. If you need to go to a doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Sean Townsend.
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Jul 24, 2018
very good
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Jul 23, 2018
Dr. Townsend was very courteous and friendly and listened to my concerns and questions very patiently. I appreciated his suggestions and he answered all my questions.
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Jul 19, 2018
Very good bedside manner, and addressed all the issues at hand in an expedient, friendly, manner.
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Jul 17, 2018
Great
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Jul 16, 2018
Dr.Townsend was outstanding. Great bedside manner. I was very confident in him and he called me personally to review my lab results from my physical and offer recommendations. the only opportunity I experienced was my wait time before being seen. ever other aspect of my experience was excellent.
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Jul 13, 2018
This was my first visit with Dr. Townsend - Was very impressed - I too am an internist - He had a calm and collected manner - and I felt very comfortable.
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Jul 13, 2018
This visit was to establish medical care. This was my first visit to the provider and it was a Friday afternoon. I was satisfied with this initial appointment, and liked the Doctor and his staff.
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Jul 12, 2018
Sean Townsend is the consummate professional. He genuinely cares about me and my health. I truly appreciate that he is my PCP.
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Jul 11, 2018
Of the three times I\'ve seen him, he\'s twice suggested a medication that I felt was unnecessary.
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Jul 10, 2018
This was our first time to see Dr. Townsend. We live up by the OK border and were considering finding a doctor closer to home, but after meeting Dr. Townsend, we\'ll continue the 40 mile drive to see him. He was very professional, knowledgeable and has a wonderful bedside manner. He seemed genuinely interested in getting to know my wife and I.
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Jul 9, 2018
Exceptional, thorough, friendly, professional and detailed.
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Jul 9, 2018
Excellent MD
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Jul 6, 2018
Your entire team is functioning at a high level, from the appointment process all the way to results of tests posted on the portal. Everything is so much better than it used to be. Dr Townsend is outstanding in all aspects, I truly value my relationship with him.
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Jul 2, 2018
Dr. Townsend is courteous, caring and knowlegable. I could not be more pleased. he needs a promotion if that is possible.
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Jun 25, 2018
This was the best visit we\'ve had in our experience with Dr. Townsend. He took the time to walk me through the details of my health issues. I left with a much better understanding of WM. Much appreciated. We have developed a high degree of confidence in him as our primary care physician.
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Jun 25, 2018
very good doctor
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Jun 21, 2018
I have been very pleased with Dr. Townsend since he became my physician last year.
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Jun 20, 2018
Knowledgeable and caring
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Jun 20, 2018
Very good.
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Jun 20, 2018
My first visit with Dr. Sean Townsend. He was very engaged and responsive during my visit, listening carefully, asking good questions, giving clear answers and guidance. I had a great patient experience! Grateful for the outstanding care. BSW and DDA is fortunate to have Dr. Townsend on their care team!
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Jun 19, 2018
pleased
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Jun 19, 2018
Our goal is to to keep lab values within tolerance and deal with health and nutrition issues. At age 75 with diet, exercise and medication all of my lab values are with-in normal range and weight only slightly elevated. Doctor is professional, personal and a good listener.
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Jun 18, 2018
great visit with doctor, look forward to being his patient for years to come.
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Jun 15, 2018
Dr. Townsend seems to be a good representative of the current trend toward taking more time and asking for patient\'s input. This is a less patriarchal approach and much appreciated. Thank you.
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Jun 13, 2018
This was a new patient appointment for my mother. Dr Townsend took the time to read all information we had provided, and to listen to all of our concerns. He explained his recommendations and reasoning behind them.
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Jun 12, 2018
all was very good
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Jun 12, 2018
Identified the issue quickly, provided next steps for further determination.
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Jun 12, 2018
Very personable and collaborative. He takes time to explain his findings and the implications going forward.
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Jun 11, 2018
have had better
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Jun 8, 2018
Dr Townsend addressed all issues that I had. he was extremely courteous and friendly. he asked me questions before he made recommendations for medication changes. I definitely respect his professional opinions.
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Jun 8, 2018
Knowledgeable and friendly
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Jun 6, 2018
Through his calm demeanor and obviously great direction to me, we have gotten my weight back to normal and my diabetes to the point it is controlled by diet and no medication. I definitely consider him to be a trusted advisor and sing his praises to my friends and family.
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Jun 5, 2018
nice and thorough
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Jun 5, 2018
Everyone was very friendly and helpful with our transition to the new facilities after our Doctor passed away recently. Doctor Townsend was recommended to us by my husband\'s sister. He was an excellent listener and made our experience a lot less stressful. He was easy to talk with and we both look forward to the transition
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May 25, 2018
Dr. Townsend is not my usual physician there, but I really appreciated the time and consideration he gave me.
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May 24, 2018
gig em!
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May 24, 2018
He took time to answer questions about my concerns.
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May 24, 2018
on occasion seems he is on a time crunch.
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May 22, 2018
Dr. Townsend is so professional and caring. He spent plenty of time with me and explained everything well. Great doctor!
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May 18, 2018
My first doctor left the practice last year, Dr Townsend took me in, I\'m a Medicare patient, when I needed him. For that I\'m very grateful.
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May 15, 2018
Dr. Townsend is great..,shows care and provides great feedback and recommendations
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May 14, 2018
Dr. Townsend was very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in what I said and needed to talk about as a new patient. He didn\'t rush. I was also surprised by how much he asked about me as a person, not just about my health. It\'s refreshing and gives me hope that I could stay with the same doctor longer than a year and be comfortable there.
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May 14, 2018
Good
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May 11, 2018
Pleasant visit, addressed my questions.
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May 11, 2018
For a physical it seemed short and not nearly as comprehensive as I have had in the past
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May 10, 2018
detailed exam, followed by wellness exam followed by appropriate lab..... fast, timely and accurate
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May 8, 2018
everything went like clockwork Dr Townsend and his nurse were excellent
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May 7, 2018
Good checkup. Dr & staff were very good. I wish I felt the same about all my doctors.
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May 4, 2018
Thorough, attentive, not stuck in a box. Encouraging and positive. Hoping he sticks around a long while.
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May 3, 2018
Dr. Townsend is very attentive and caring.
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May 2, 2018
very professional, listens well....
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Apr 30, 2018
very professional
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Apr 26, 2018
Short and to the point with facts. I like that approach.
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Apr 26, 2018
very nice and even took some time to get to know me!
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Apr 25, 2018
All went well, everyone was professional and courteous.
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Apr 24, 2018
Dr. Townsend is very nice and a good listener.
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Apr 24, 2018
Best provider I\'ve ever had. Dr. Townsend really took his time to get to know me, listen to what I had to say, and respond accordingly. I never felt rushed or like he was just giving me textbook answers or talking at me rather than to me. He gave advice without judgement. It was very different (and refreshing) from previous providers I\'ve seen.
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Apr 24, 2018
great service and care
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Apr 24, 2018
Very good
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Apr 23, 2018
Excellent provider. Friendly and confident, good listener. Explained issues well. Did not feel rushed.
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Apr 20, 2018
The experience was very pleasant.
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Apr 18, 2018
very pleased
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Apr 17, 2018
He listens to your concerns and addresses them.
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Apr 16, 2018
It is impossible to improve on perfection really. I worked for a Center of Excellence (in healthcare for many years) and I look for excellent care givers. I found them in Dallas Diagnostic Assoc.!
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Apr 16, 2018
Helpful and informative in all areas.
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