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Sean A. Townsend, MD

Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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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 - QPOS
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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 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 - Federal Select PPO
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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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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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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 - 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/OPTUM - 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 - 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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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 - 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 POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Ctr (2013)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal 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 Mar 4, 2019, Sean A. Townsend, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(336)
Overall: 4.7*
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Apr 30, 2019
He was very professional, helpful and made me feel good.
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Apr 29, 2019
great service
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Apr 27, 2019
listened and heard me was respectful
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Apr 26, 2019
I have been using DDA for 40 years
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Apr 26, 2019
overall great experience, even though lab was "short staffed" due to holiday I was seen and had labs drawn fairly expediently
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Apr 26, 2019
He is a good listener. able to pull info out that I may have forgotten. very respectful, kind, skilled, empathetic, prompt, thorough, up to date.
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Apr 25, 2019
Very thorough and explains things very clearly. very caring doctor!
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr Townsend is fantastic.
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Apr 19, 2019
In three years we have brought all of my lab values with-in parameters through targeted prescribing of medication and recommendations on life style changes. All appointments are deliberative and productive.
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Apr 17, 2019
Dr seems interested in older patients.
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Apr 17, 2019
extremely professional, knowledgeable and comforting
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Apr 15, 2019
always prompt and friendly. Dr Townsend is an excellent health care provider.
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Apr 15, 2019
This was my annual physical. The Doc didn''t check my prostate. I'm 57 years old, and after the visit when I remembered this, I was surprised and disappointed... Maybe he had a good reason, but I had expected to get my prostate checked during an annual physical for a 57 year old man...
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Townsend is quite skilled at zeroing in on symptoms and possible contributing factors, then identifying an appropriate therapeutic response. This visit was no different, and now barely 48 hours later I'm feeling much improved.
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Apr 10, 2019
dr T is awesome makes me feel I am in control and capable of managing my health - he's great
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Apr 10, 2019
He takes time with patients.
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Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Townsend has a modern informal style that makes me a lot more relaxed and glad to come in compared to older physicians.
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Apr 5, 2019
very friendly, knowledgeable and professional
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Apr 5, 2019
Dr. Townsend made me feel so much better regarding my care. He listened and had eye contact when we spoke. I left the thinking "finally!! a doctor that will help me!" I'm so relieved and I can see the light ahead to better health.
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Apr 4, 2019
He is very nice, welcoming, and caring about his patients.
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Apr 4, 2019
professional, knowledgeable, friendly, listened to concerns, used time well during exam
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Apr 2, 2019
Dr. Townsend is a great doctor
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Mar 29, 2019
very caring and efficient, would highly recommend Dr Townsend.
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Mar 26, 2019
Its still difficult to get through and change an appointment time, but better than it was last year.
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Mar 26, 2019
He is kind, calm and interested in your health.
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Townsend was very personable and did not seem rushed. This was my initial visit and I look forward to having him as my Dr for years to come.
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr Townsend addresses all of my concerns without rushing me. He is very thorough.
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Mar 21, 2019
love this doc. friendly caring and really smart. i have perfect confidence in his ability to care for my health.
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Mar 21, 2019
very personable
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Mar 20, 2019
Sean is a great doctor, I really like him. Very patient and understanding
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Mar 19, 2019
Very good.
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Mar 18, 2019
Dr. Townsend has always been very approachable during appointments and after with any questions or concerns. I always feel comfortable discussing my health with him and setting goals that we both feel are best. I like that I am included in the plan of care and not just ordered to do something. He is very honest and straightforward with his responses when it comes to new trends I see in healthcare. I never feel rushed and he is very understanding and responsive. I can not say enough great things about his bedside manner and copious amounts of facts and knowledge. I hope that he is around for many years to come.
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Mar 17, 2019
I thought I was going in for a physical and to establish a doctor. As it turned out my appt was considered "problem focused". I think communication was a little off.
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Mar 15, 2019
Great visit, friendly staff, doctor is top notch. I felt extremely comfortable.
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Mar 15, 2019
This was the first appointment and everything went as expected. Dr. Townsend was friendly and seemed easy to talk with.
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Mar 14, 2019
I appreciate the fact that Dr Townsend doesn't rush me in and out and answers my list of questions I bring! I also appreciate his conservative approach to medicine.
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Mar 13, 2019
Dr. Townsend was caring and listened to my questions/concerns. My first visit to his office, and I was quite satisfied.
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Mar 12, 2019
I liked him a lot. He explained things in words I could understand.
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Mar 11, 2019
Very well organized and efficient
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Mar 8, 2019
good experience
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Mar 8, 2019
great experience
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Mar 8, 2019
Dr. Townsend always listens to my concerns and provides the necessary information to correct any issues or refers to someone who specializes in the issue
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Mar 6, 2019
Listens to comments. Answers questions, knows your condition and what you have been through, answers your questions in the office and on My Chart, very reassuring, orders testing if required does not go overboard on test unless needed . Very smart young man
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Mar 6, 2019
Dr. Townsend is easy to talk with. I have never felt rushed when seeing him. He seems willing to spend as much time with me as necessary. He speaks in a way that's easy to understand, quickly reviews test results and reports them out on My Chart. A true professional and someone who inspires trust.
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Mar 5, 2019
totally into helping with the problem at hand.
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Mar 2, 2019
knowledge and explains my health care in understandable terminology.
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Feb 28, 2019
very good
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Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Townsend is very professional and thorough. He figured out what I needed and ordered the prescriptions promptly. My pharmacy had them ready before I could get to them.
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Feb 27, 2019
Very knowledgable doctor; provides us the necessary clarification and directions.
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